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Hotel ICON
Ranked #5 of 723 Hotels in Hong Kong
Reviewed December 12, 2012

My husband and I stayed here november end for 4nights and WOW!! The service was fantastic - the concierge Thomas was wonderful We got an upgrade to the Club lounge rooms - more than value for money.
Breakfast of eggs benedict with truffles, salmon lox and caviar topped bagels followed by the evening happy hour - sipping on 15yr old single malts watching the harbor lights come on was more than worth the expense of the upgrade.The free minibar in the room was extremely well stocked AND replenished every day!!
The staff are young eager to learn and so enthusiastic-it was such a pleasure to stay here
will defintely come back.What really impressed me was the serenity of the living wall in the reception area and the gorgeous aroma of exotic lillies and jasmine that filled your senses as you walked into the lobby from the hustle and bustle of the street.
The only downside is the slightly out of the way location but if we use the Hung Hom MTR rather than east TST then its perfectly fine.The hotel shuttle buses are also good to get to the Star ferry and Mongkok ,central Kowloon.
This is one hotel that I would fully recommend as a must stay.

Room Tip: Get the club rooms - its worth every penny!Ask for as high a floor as possible.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank shar2210
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Richard_Hatter, General Manager at Hotel ICON, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Dear shah2210
Thanks for the wonderful review of your stay at ICON.
Thanks to you were now NUMBER # 3 in Hong Kong !
Do let me know if I can personally assist with future arrangements for your or your friends.
richard.hatter@hotel-icon.com

With all good wishes,

Richard

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

An absolutely beautiful hotel, great location on Kowloon. The rooms are perfect, with every amenity you could wish for, nespresso machine, tv above the bath, post-its and scotch tape, free mini bar with chocolates and drinks, everything is there. The staff were so helpful, friendly and courteous and they made our stay very relaxed. I would highly recommend this hotel. The other big bonus is the harbour views in some of the rooms and the bed- possibly the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in, makes it very hard to get up in the morning.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Richard_Hatter, General Manager at Hotel ICON, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Dear majicthighs

Thanks for the wonderful review of your stay at ICON.
Thanks to you were now NUMBER # 3 in Hong Kong !
Do let me know if I can personally assist with future arrangements for your or your friends.
I am able to offer special amenities if you book direct.

richard.hatter@hotel-icon.com


Best wishes

Richard Hatter
General Manager

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Excellent service, clean, spacious, modern. Was told that the nearby hotel management school's students work at the hotel. The student workers are very attentive, professional, and friendly. The checkin process was easy and fun by utilizing a computer screen to input data. The room had free complimentary drinks along with two pieces of cake. The desk chair was comfortable. The view outside was awesome . Due to the location, the skyline was beautiful. The only negative part of the location was that it was a bit distanced from the hustle bustle that you would expect from a metro area like Hong Kong. The on property dining options are limited and a bit pricey with the exception of the lobby cafe. However, nearby dining options outside of the hotel are varied and available. The hotel has an excellent atmosphere however seems less of a family hotel and more for couples.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Radhatter, General Manager at Hotel ICON, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

Dear Michael K


Thank you very much for your complimentary review. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Richard

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

World Class experience. This Hotel is smack bang in the middle of a good shopping area with most place just walking distance.

Super efficient staff. Nothing is a problem. Will definitely stay there again. Check out the dinner buffer....OMG!

Room Tip: Take the upgrade and enjoy personal check-in and free drinks every afternoon.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

On the Tripadvisor list of hotels recommended by other travelers, Hotel Icon was number four when I booked it - and it fully lived up to our expectations. The staff at Icon are just amazingly helpful. It is a beautiful, well kept hotel, and the location is excellent for reaching any destination unless walking 8 minutes to the subway or 15 minutes to the ferry is a problem. There are shopping malls, cafés and restaurants in the area, Kowloon is easily reached by foot just as you can walk to Mong Kok in 25 minutes.

Our room on 16th floor was very quiet and the beds were great. Nice touch with the free minibar - we didn't use it a lot, but it was just nice. The view from the room was great - we were on the harbor side and enjoyed the view across to Central and to Kowloon.

The pool on 9th floor is heated, which made it nice to go for a swim even when it was raining and kind of chilly outside.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Thank siljekamillefriis
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Radhatter, General Manager at Hotel ICON, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

Dear siljekamillefriis,

Thank you for choosing Hotel ICON for this stay in Hong Kong, we were delighted to be a part of your experience. It was such a pleasure to read that our location on Science Museum Road, a short walk from many the amazing exhibits on Museum Row, Big Bus Tour and Avenue of the Stars ...plus brilliant public transport links as well as so many other attractions was so perfect for you.

We truly appreciate your kind words regarding myself and my team. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We greatly appreciate your feedback.

Please let me know personally next time you plan a trip and I will be delighted to handle your reservation myself... email me at Richard.hatter@hotel-icon.com


Kind Regards,

Richard

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

My husband and I have just stayed at Hotel Icon for 7 nights and what a wonderful stay it was! Our trip was a combination of business and pleasure and the fantastic facilities at the hotel suited both needs. We stayed in a Club 38 room which was lovely and spacious as well as fantasitcally modern with all the business facilities my husband needed - printer, wifi and ability to make local calls free of charge. The view was also amazing. We loved the free mini bar, nespresso coffe machine (in room) and the daily afternoon tea and cocktails and canapes were wonderful!

The hotel has a great location, very close to the MTR which made traveling around sightseeing very easy. There were many shops, markets, restaurants and bars near by. The staff at the hotel are wonderful, very attentive and fantasitically professional and really made a difference to our stay at the hotel. When we return to Hong Kong we will definately go back to Icon as we feel there is no other hotel in Hong Kong quite like it and it was by far the best hotel we have ever stayed at.

Breakfast at the Above & Beyond longe was fab with again fantastic views over looking the bay. The pool area was al great for a realxing swim or just relaxing with a drink and book.

Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Laura M
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Very nice Hotel which is part of the University Complex. It is a teaching hotel so 30% of the staff are from the University, training in Hotel Management. Don't expect ultimate luxury and you will find most of the guests are young people. Breakfast was a bit basic and noisy. Every other table had a laptop or i Pad running ! The rooms will not disappoint ! We stayed one week room 1906.

Overall it was a pleasant stay - Downside with Hong Kong is the Air Pollution and Traffic Density

Room Tip: This Hotel is two years old, minimalist in style but very comfortable.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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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: $232 - $589 (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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