InterContinental Grand Stanford Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Pros

  • Great location within walking distance of numerous sights
  • Tasteful rooms with large flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms
  • Beautiful views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline from the lobby and some guest rooms
  • Heated rooftop pool with mountain views
  • Extensive spa with numerous treatment rooms and a hair salon
  • Solid dining options include 3 restaurants and 24-hour room service
  • Free shuttle to the Star Ferry area

Cons

  • Fitness center on the small side for a hotel of this size
  • Fee for Wi-Fi

Bottom Line

Location is a big draw at the InterContinental, as it is within walking distance of museums and major sights. The rooms are also a highlight, and are tastefully decorated in a classic style, with understated wood furnishings and neutral-toned carpeting. They also feature up-to-date amenities such as large flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms. Some rooms offer beautiful views of the harbor and Hong Kong skyline, which is especially stunning at night. However, unlike competitors such as the Grand Hyatt and the Conrad (both across the harbor), standard rooms here do not have separate showers and tubs. The InterContinental has numerous amenities, including three restaurants, a bar, a heated rooftop pool, and a small fitness center. It is a solid pick, especially for sightseers, but the Langham and Peninsula are a tad more opulent.

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 Location

In the popular Tsim Sha Tsui area, near public transportation, museums, parks, and markets

The Intercontinental is located in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of the Kowloon peninsula, within walking distance of Kowloon Park.

Though Hong Kong Island is the most visited area of Hong Kong, Kowloon comes in second. A neighborhood of museums, historic temples, and shops, Kowloon attracts visitors throughout the year. Literally meaning "nine dragons," which stands for the eight hills in the area and the Chinese emperor, Kowloon is one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Hong Kong -- an already over-populated city. With the constant influx of tourists, the crowds continue to grow even larger.

Kowloon is home to some of the world's largest malls, a lively nightlife, and Kowloon Park -- Hong Kong's version of Central Park. But it's not just shopping and partying in Kowloon. Many areas of Kowloon have an authentic vibe, with all kinds of open-air markets -- flowers, jade, produce -- and historic buildings from before and during the time of the British occupation. Kowloon is also home to important museums such as the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Museum of History.

  • 40-minute drive or 55-minute ride via public transportation to Hong Kong International Airport
  • 7-minute walk to Hung Hom metro station
  • 9-minute walk to Hong Kong Museum of History
  • 13-minute walk to Hong Kong Museum of Art
  • 15-minute walk to Avenue of the Stars
  • 15-minute walk to Park Lane Shopper's Boulevard
  • 5-minute drive to Victoria Harbour
  • 5-minute drive or 12-minute ride via public transportation to Star Ferry Pier
  • 6-minute drive or 16-minute ride via public transportation to Kowloon Park
  • 9-minute drive or 20-minute ride via public transportation to Jade Market
  • 9-minute drive or 31-minute ride via public transportation to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • 10-minute drive or 33-minute ride via public transportation to Expo Promenade
  • 13-minute drive or 30-minute ride via public transportation to West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade
  • 17-minute drive or 55-minute ride via public transportation to The Peak and The Peak Tram
  • 32-minute drive or 58-minute ride via public transportation to Hong Kong Disneyland

 Bottom Line

Location is a big draw at the InterContinental, as it is within walking distance of museums and major sights. The rooms are also a highlight, and are tastefully decorated in a classic style, with understated wood furnishings and neutral-toned carpeting. They also feature up-to-date amenities such as large flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms. Some rooms offer beautiful views of the harbor and Hong Kong skyline, which is especially stunning at night. However, unlike competitors such as the Grand Hyatt and the Conrad (both across the harbor), standard rooms here do not have separate showers and tubs. The InterContinental has numerous amenities, including three restaurants, a bar, a heated rooftop pool, and a small fitness center. It is a solid pick, especially for sightseers, but the Langham and Peninsula are a tad more opulent.

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Address

  • 70 Mody Road, Hong Kong, China

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 573
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Address: 70 Mody Road, Hong Kong, China
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