Hotel ICON in Hong Kong: a Great Value

It may be difficult to find a high-end hotel with better quality/price ratio in Hong Kong. Ok, the location isn’t the best possible (though it’s not bad either). But you get cosy accommodation in a luxury hotel without the price tag that usually comes along.

Club 36 Harbour view room
Club 36 Harbour view room

Choosing an accommodation located on Hong Kong island is probably wiser than choosing one located in Kowloon, as hotel ICON is. Hong Kong island has indeed more to offer for tourists than Kowloon, but from Kowloon you have a much better view because you are facing the skyscrapers of Central (which is particularly nice at night). So if you are staying at hotel ICON, be sure to book a room with harbour view. The “city view” is misleading as from those rooms you will be facing the other side (=the dull one) and not Central…

Hong Kong by night
Hong Kong by night

The easiest way to reach the hotel from Chek Lap Kok airport is to request a Tesla transfer in advance from the concierge service. It’s not cheap, but it’s very convenient. Especially if you are in Hong Kong for a limited amount of time. The Tesla model S is a sweet car, but keep in mind it’s not designed for big parties or large luggages. If you are travelling alone or with a partner, don’t hesitate and go for it!

Booking a club/suite fare will give you included breakfast at the hotel’s very pleasant top floor restaurant Above&Beyond. The breakfast (buffet+menu) consists of high quality products. Staff (including students in the tourism industry, nice initiative!) is friendly and helpful. All in all nothing to complain about, except a slow reactivity to e-mails…

Dumplings (dim sum) for breakfast
Dumplings (dim sum) for breakfast

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