This is Part 2 of the InterContinental Real San Pedro Sula Hotel Review which will cover the food aspects. As part of being on the InterContinental Ambassador Club Floor, I was granted access to complimentary evening appetizers in the lobby restaurant and breakfast in the Club Lounge.
Introduction to San Pedro Sula
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InterContinental Real San Pedro Sula Hotel Review Part 1
InterContinental Real San Pedro Sula Hotel Review Part 2
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The Sights and Sounds of Avenida Circunvalacion in San Pedro Sula
The Sights and Sounds of Boulevard Morazan in San Pedro Sula
The Sights and Sounds of Downtown San Pedro Sula
The Sights and Sounds of Jardines del Valle in San Pedro Sula
The Sights and Sounds of San Pedro Sula Honduras
The Sights and Sounds of Mercado Guamilito in San Pedro Sula
Is San Pedro Sula Honduras Safe for Tourists?
Scam City: San Pedro Sula Honduras Edition
The Various Eats in San Pedro Sula Honduras
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After settling into my room, I headed down to the NAU Lounge which is the hotel’s Japanese restaurant. It was an early dinner and I ordered a sushi roll which was nothing to write home about.
I stayed at this hotel on March 30th where it was the last week of the March Madness basketball tournament. There were a lot of Americans at NAU Lounge watching the Final Four college basketball game and I was sitting at the bar area where I noticed a strange sign.
The sign read:
Due to the law #425-2014, which establishes the prohibition of sale, distribution, and consumption of alcoholic beverages from Sunday 5pm until Monday 6:00am. The hotel cannot sell any alcoholic beverages in the bar nor restaurants.”
I looked at my watch and it was well after 5pm on a Sunday and I saw the frustration on the sports fans faces. There were a group of American businessman watching the Final Four game and they were heckling the bartender for a drink, but the bartender pointed them to the posted sign which barred the hotel from selling alcohol.
I asked the bartender, “Why is this rule in place?” and he said that it was a new “Dry Law” in effect which started earlier this month (back in March). Apparently it was instituted by the government of Honduras to reduce crime in one of the most dangerous countries in the world.
Afterwards, I went to the hotel’s main lobby restaurant to partake in complimentary evening appetizers. The waiter advised me that I could only choose from the selection of salad bar items (hot items excluded).
I was also able to partake in the dessert buffet spread.
I had a little bit of everything and it was delicious.
I had breakfast the next morning in the InterContinental Ambassador Club Lounge.
The hot selection breakfast spread consisted of eggs, beans, hash browns, and bacon.
There was also various cold deli meats, cheeses, bread, muffins, pastries, and fresh fruit (including whole fruit).
I had a little bit of everything from the hot selection and it was delicious.
When I was ready to check-out, I was informed that I was charged $99 for the Junior Suite upgrade. I told the front desk agent that I was never informed verbally or shown an upsell at check-in. I knew that something was fishy all along since I received the free upgrade. She showed me a paper that I signed indicating that I would be charged $99 for the upsell which I never saw in the first place. I thought I had signed a document indicating that my information was correct and my credit card listed for incidentals. I noticed there was writing and some sort of stamp afterwards upon check-out which must have been placed after I had signed the document.
Since this was a chain hotel, I lodged my complaint with IHG afterwards to get an explanation of the bait and switch tactic. In the end, I ended up paying for the $99 charge since I negotiated that my 3rd party stay be changed into a revenue stay where I earned points for my stay.
Despite the billing mishap, I truly enjoyed my stay at the InterContinental Real San Pedro Sula hotel. I realized that $99 is a heck of a deal for a Junior Suite upgrade, evening appetizers, and free breakfast to boot. I would definitely stay here again since it’s the most luxurious hotel in the city and it’s conveniently located right next to the MultiPlaza Mall.