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“Standard Rooms Face The Great Wall Of Intercontinental” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of InterContinental Grand Stanford

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InterContinental Grand Stanford
Ranked #27 of 712 Hotels in Hong Kong
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Bandung, Indonesia
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115 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Standard Rooms Face The Great Wall Of Intercontinental”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

Got wrongly driven to the ICT on the harbor and that was anyday a much nicer hotel then GS. Grand Stanford standard rooms are only a reflection of 4 star hotel with blocked view from the Great Wall Of Intercontinental. Though the room is sold as Garden view but it is a small garden below the Great Wall.
Over Priced ,, because the rooms are just about standard size. Though, one has to accept that the service is good and the rooms do show luxury.
Lobby is very small and Restaurants are good.
Overall a nice 4 star hotel if you dont mind paying high price for wall facing rooms.
In my experience, I have paid much lower price with double size rooms and stunning luxury and a view of the harbor in the nearby hotels. So, for me it is poor value of money, though hotel is still nice.

Room Tip: Try the Harbor view, if reasonably priced.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

I travel extensively. When visiting hong kong on part biz and part pleasure, on a defined budget, I searched everywhere for a good deal at a 4-5 star hotel in Kowloon. Found the two Intercontinentals, but couldn't decide between them. The grand Stanford was a better price, but not as closets the star ferry. Because of. My budget, I selected the grand stanford.

Next time, no matter what my budget is, I'll be booked here again and again...everyone raves about the staff and service. I agree. Carmen in the Club lounge (more about that in a minute), the head concierge, Tommy, the manager, front desk manager, service manager, doormen, lol...even the waiters in the. Incredible Chinese restaurant with 1 Michelin star! All incredibly helpful, kind, courteous and efficient.

The room was harbor view. There are two harbor view options - side harbor view and direct harbor view. The hotel has unblocked harbor views, sitting back 75 feet from the hong kong harbor. The side view rooms have decent views, but the direct harbor rooms may be worth the extra cost. Hong Kng harbor is its own entertainment. We slept with the curtains open watching the light shows, harbor shipping activity and the excitement of hong kong (we live in NY metro area, so not easily impressed by excitement :-)).

The club lounge is well worth the extra charges for a club level room! Full breakfasts, custom omelette , waffles, even dim sum and congee, plus an elegant buffet with smoked salmon, a variety of special breads, cheeses, nuts, fruit, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, bacon, two kinds of sausages, cappuccino, espresso, tea and regular coffee...

At tea time they offer a formal tea with scones and clotted cream, fruit, cookies, pastries and finger sandwiches, plus cold drinks, tea and the rest...

Predinner, appetizers (broad selection). Club level Internet access, typical biz perks of printing, photocopying and local faxes....but luxurious and beckoning at the same time. The staff remembers your name and how you drink your tea....

They have a small travel library set up, DVDs to borrow and play in your DVD-equipped room.

Perhaps best, they have a spa open until 1am, for those of us arriving late at night and needing reflexology or a jet-lag massage remedy.

Hotel. Airport pickup service was terrific. Fast, courteous, knowledgeable and perfect English from everyone involved.

You had a sense that everyone cared...
If in doubt of where to stay...don't over think it.

Great rates, great service, great location, great food, great water pressure and harbor views...will share pictures....

Parry Aftab

Room Tip: Club level if you can afford it. Worth joining Ambassador for the upgrade and late check out perks...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Maybe you can't get a good value room in Kowloon for New Year's Eve - or maybe the Intercon Grand Stanford is overpriced. There is certainly nothing wrong with the hotel. Clean, well appointed, great staff etc. But there is nothing outstanding that merits the huge price tag. The position is great - close to transport, shopping, restaurants etc. but not too busy. The views of the harbour are OK, but not panoramic. I doubt I would stay there again, unless I got a great deal.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

With regards to value for money the Grand Stanford was a beautiful hotel to stay at for a long weekend. The staff provided great service, felt secure with leaving valuables in the room, the rooms were clean and the location in Kowloon is very good, directly across from a DFS Galleria for designer brand stores. As for food there are plenty of restaurants around this area (i enjoy getting into the local restaurants which there is some amazing food) and the main shopping strip of Kowloon is approximately a 5-10 minute walk.

Room Tip: We stayed in the King Premier Victoria Harbour full view room so the view was great and the room was...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canada
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Nice hotel - we actually thought that we were booked at the other Intercon in Kowloon, and this property is likely a bit of a step down. A little dated, but the service was excellent. Room was nice, location is convenient, restaurant and bar are good and spa is excellent.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

The GS is very much in the shadow of its glitzier Intercontintal neighbour - the straighfowardly named Intercontinental Hong Kong. But it puts on a class act, even if it isn't quite on the`water front. It's a good deal cheaper han the fancy neighbour and is rarely much more expensive than the nearby Holiday Inn. There's not much point staying here if you don't opt for the (more pricey) harbour view, or for the club upgrade, which gives you a view over the water (and a flyover with buses!) from the lounge. The lounge really is a a comfort: though the food offer seems to have been downgraded over the years, the champagne still flows.

It's handy for the underground (MTR), for the airport bus, walking distance to the Star ferry. The principal Kowloon shopping areas are quite close, and ther's a busy commercial area with bars and restaurants across the road.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

3 day trip in hong kong before going over to thailand, and having just come from Dubai.
The general decor of the hotel and the rooms was not to my liking, not dirty or unclean, as you would expect from IC, but just dull and dark, and very simple/basic. Used to more airy light modern rooms, particularyl having just come from Dubai.
So generally nothing wrong, great views ofver the harbour from our room, and location wise very easy and accesibel to all the main sites and tourity requirements.
Hotel arranged some excursions for us which were very good, and with well spoken freindly english speakers. So in all had a good time, and would recommend but personally i would try somewhere else next time for personal preference reason as described above.
maybe even the hotel next door, cant remember the name.
Must visit the Felix resteaurant, and of course all the usual things.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: InterContinental Grand Stanford
Address: 70 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Region: China > Hong Kong > Tsim Sha Tsui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Hong Kong
#23 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
#26 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
#29 Business Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Grand Stanford 5*
Number of rooms: 570
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of the bustling shopping, business and entertainment district of Tsimshatsui East, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, being a member of Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), is an acclaimed five-star hotel that offers sophistication and heritage. Set against the stunning backdrop of Victoria Harbour, half of the hotel's 570 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites boost sweeping views of picturesque Hong Kong skyline and breathtaking Victoria Harbour.Located in the proximity of the world-famous Star Ferry and within easy reach of all major transportation systems such as the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) and Guangzhou-Kowloon Through Train Station, the hotel offers easy accessibility within the city and entry into China. With complimentary shuttle bus service provided by the hotel, Hong Kong's largest shopping mall Harbour City is just within doorstep. InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong provides the finest selection of world-class dining outlets from famed Cantonese cuisine at Hoi King Heen crafted by award-winning native Chef Leung, passionately Italian cuisine at Mistral with finest Italian produce, to contemporary international buffet at Café on M and Tiffany's New York Bar, knowing as Capital of Whisky with the largest whisky capacity in town. The sheer flexibility of the hotel, with its ample choice of venues complement the state-of-the-art meeting facilities in a comfortable and stylish setting, caters for functions of diverse size. For three consecutive years between 2014 and 2016, the hotel was recognized as "Hong Kong's Leading Business Hotel" by the prestigious World Travel Awards and the hotel collects the ultimate accolade for its renowned service as 'World's Leading Luxury Business Hotel' and 'Asia's Leading Business Hotel' in 2016. Its refined services and facilities makes the hotel the ideal choice for the savvy business and leisure travelers alike. ... more   less 
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