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“Very modern hotel”
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Hotel ICON
Ranked #5 of 721 Hotels in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 22, 2012

I am currently staying at the Icon, having researched just about every hotel in HK prior to booking a few months ago thanks to Trip Advisor. I am 100% glad I am staying at the Icon!! It smells delicious every time you enter the lobby, the staff are wonderful, the service is fantastic, the rooms are spacious for HK & very modern. I am staying in the Icon 36 Harbour View room. What an amazing view! It is Chinese New Year at the moment & I am looking forward to watching the fireworks from the comfort of my room & at the rooftop pool BBQ.

Some slightly negative points: It is not that close to the MTR, however it really is only a 5-10 minute walk & completely safe to do so late at night on your own (I am a solo female traveller & don't feel nervous in HK at all). Its also only HKD$20 in a taxi from the MTR so its not that big a problem. Also the hotel offers a free shuttle to Harbour City every 20 mins which is fab! There is not a lot of attractions (i.e shopping) directly around the hotel so take advantage of the shuttle.

The only other negative is don't order toast for room service as it will arrive cold & hard! Not a major complaint really!

All the positives:
Rooms are modern, clean, good sized. I recommend the Harbour View rooms. Free wi-fi & mini bar (although the mini bar is only free soft drink, water & small sized m & m's so don't get too excited by that). The Market is lovely for breakfast & good value for money. The Angsana spa treatments are reasonably priced for a hotel spa & I will be trying a massage this week. For e.g a 1 hr facial & 1 hr body massage is HKD$1300. not too bad for a 2 hr treatment! The rooftop pool is very nice.

Overall I highly recommend this hotel if staying on this side of HK. Compared to the other hotels nearby, this is by far the most modern, and seems more boutique than a big major hotel like the Shangri-La. If I come back to HK I will definitely stay at Hotel ICON over any other hotel & I have already recommended to friends coming to HK.

You won't be disappointed!

Room Tip: Choose a Harbour View room. Unless you hang out in your hotel a lot or are here for business, don...
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

I travel a lot for work, and this is one of the best hotels I've stayed at.

Attention to detail is fantastic, from the slick sign in process, very attentive and friendly staff, superb clean pool, fast and multi-device friendly wifi, to good food and special lounge for those with late planes.

Highly recommend!

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Reviewed January 21, 2012

Amazing service staff from beginning to end! I've never been to a hotel with such detailed attention to its guests. The hotel was so sleek and modern and the rooms so beautiful. They have paid close attention to all details and everything is perfectly tied into each other. From the beautiful bathroom faucets to the modern bed side lamps. Such a cool shower design as well! And where can you go wheres theres free wifi and a complimentary mini bar??! Wow! So very modern, yet cozy at the same time. Love! Love! Love!

Would highly recommend this place to anybody. Great bang for your buck!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

delicious Chinese Food with great view & service. To start, warm cashell nut and sweetened roasted walnut was served. A wide range of white & red wine with great value. All dishes were awfully delicious. We went there for dinner & then went again for lunch. Both time gave us good memory. We'll go back there for sure.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

Having stayed at just about every decent Kowloon Hotel over the years, I have watched rates go up and down as tourism does the same. Now with Mainland People taking up most of the mid-priced hotels, the better ones have no problem asking for room high rates.

Very nice rooms, free mini bar is really soda and M&M's, maybe different on the Club Floor. Location is convient to most things except MTR which is a long walk, or you take their shuttle. The Lobby is very nice and the Excersize Area is excellent with a very attentive staff.

Main Floor Staff were friendly and very helpful but not up to the level of the hotel's star rating but this is still a new hotel. Breakfast Staff in the Second Floor Coffee Shop are at best fair.

One important note, if you are taking a cab to the hotel, be sure to have a hotel card with the location in Chinese. Since it is new many cab drivers do not know where the hotel is.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

My family and I have never been to Hong Kong before but the staff at the Icon helped us tremendously. They told us places we shouldn't miss seeing, how to go there and how much time to plan for. We felt a bit rushed at breakfast as we were reminded two separate times that it ended soon. However everything us has been great! Make sure to check out the free Mini bar!

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Reviewed January 19, 2012

I couldnt find a single problem here, maybe I didnt spend enough time (4 nights) but everything was good, the bed, the room, the toilet was amazing, particularly the shower, room service was very decent, very good and free WiFi all around, top of the range gym, I couldnt try the swimming pool but it looked very good also, the views across the harbour and the city were also outstanding, the location is also good. Didnt try any restaurant in the hotel, but your visit is incomplete without trying Tai Hing restaurant just across the road, at first sight a simple eatery, the food is simply amazing, customers are all locals and they are patient with noisy babies like mine.

Maybe I wouldnt come back to HK in the near future, but if I have to, I wouldnt think twice to stay in the Hotel Icon.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Address: No.17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Location: China > Hong Kong > Tsim Sha Tsui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hong Kong
#4 Spa Hotel in Hong Kong
#4 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
#5 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
#8 Business Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range: $240 - $491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel ICON 4.5*
Number of rooms: 262
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A hotel unlike any other. Welcome to a different world. Hotel ICON is a unique hotel designed by celebrated architects Terence Conran, Rocco Yim and William Lim. Breathtaking open public spaces, a striking vertical garden by Patrick Blanc, a grand sweeping staircase, innovative guest rooms and three vibrant dining spaces radiate contemporary style. We offer our guests traditional Asian hospitality, with all its courteous and attentive qualities – but in a refreshingly modern, stylish and international environment. ... more   less 
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