I agree with the previous reviewer for the most part. The Intercontinental is a threadbare, gloomy accommodation. The passageways are dark, the rugs are worn out, the bedrooms are Spartan. (The photo on the hotel's web site of a typical standard bedroom is sheer fantasy.) And I do not recommend the nightly dinners outside, adjacent to the pool. You can't see a thing (e.g. your food), and many of my colleagues complain of sickness after eating anything at the Intercontinental. My rule was to eat at the small cafe near the front desk - I think it's called "Talk of the Town," a name that is almost touchingly whimsical. (I'd re-write the description, though: "Suggested attire - body armor.") The cafe is pleasant place, and the food is pretty good. I'd ask anyone reading this to tip the waiter, a genuinely nice guy who no doubt needs the money. When I gave him a dollar one evening after having a tuna fish sandwich, his face was rapturous.
In contrast was the guy at the gift shop, who sold me two "sapphires" that turned out to be worthless - something I learned when I got back home. (And I had done this fellow a big favor, which makes the experience even more unpleasant.)
So what are the good points? Well, it's far more difficult to attack successfully than the Serena, for example, which is--as a colleague put it--"700 percent nicer than the Intercontinental." But the Serena is also more vulnerable. Bad guys have a loooonnng walk uphill though thickets to get within firing range of the Intercontinental. And the hotel has stationed many security guards both outside and inside, armed with AK-47s. And the road up to the entrance has a number of security checkpoints and barriers along the way. So all in all, it's a pretty safe place to be. It's just a pity that the hotel, on the whole, is so dodgy.