I'm a regular user of Intercon hotels and although the hotel is old, overall it has a good standard.
Location wise its right next to the sea on the Hamra Corniche. It's convenient if our visiting for business due to its proximity to the business and downtown areas. Within 5 mins drive are many restaurants including the American and international chains. The only watch out is that the traffic is usually busy so it takes time to get in and out of the area. My tip is to use the old airport road.
The hotel itself looks like it was updated 3-4 years ago so the rooms, lobby and restaurants are all pleasant enough. Bathrooms are also fine. Typical Intercon rooms, if unremarkable compared to some Intercon's.
There is free wireless Internet across the hotel.
As for the staff then not very happy smiley which was disappointing.
Be careful to check ur room for any vibration from a/c machines.
Beds are big and comfy.
Overall a decent hotelMore