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Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong

No.158 Binjiang Middle Road, Zhenxing District, Dandong 118002, China (Formerly Crowne Plaza Hotel Dandong)
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Ranked #2 of 133 Hotels in Dandong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This hotel is located a short distance from the Chinese-Korean Friendship Bridge and overlooks the Yalu river. Book a river-facing room above the fifth floor and you will be able to see North Korea from your window. The receptionists speak very good english, room service and most other staff do not. Beds are fairly hard, something to expect in most... More 

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Shanghai, China
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel 3 times during the past 2 years. All 3 times, I had very comfortable stays. Rooms are of good quality, food is also ok. The hotel is just by the river and you can overlook the Yalu river and see North Korea.

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Judy W, Public Relations Manager at Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will continue to strive in delivering quality services, allowing our guests' to indulge in the best they deserve, we look forward to your next stay with us and continuous support in the near... More 

N. California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
47 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Hotel looks just like the pics from other reviewers. Location is outside of downtown, but very quiet and right on the river where there is nice sidewalk to go for a walk. Other reviewer comments about AC not working very well proved true in my room, but I didn't bother asking for another. Breakfast buffet was decent, but western choices... More 

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Judy W, Public Relations Manager at Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks for sharing your valuable comment with us. Regarding to your experience in our hotel, please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. Your feedback has been shared with our team for further improvement on AC and breakfast. Please feel free to contact our duty manager at anytime for your next stay. Ensuring all our guests stay... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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197 reviews 197 reviews
190 hotel reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Crowne Plaza is located two kilometres from the city and the friendship bridge (border crossing to North Korea. The hotel is in good well maintained. The rooms are spacious and contemporary furnished with a comfortable with a bed, desk, flat screen, safe, etc. The bathroom is modern and clean, separated from the room by a large glass window. By... More 

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Judy W, Public Relations Manager at Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Crowne Plaza Dandong! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. It was our great pleasure to be able to provide you with such a good experience in Dandong. We are also delighted to learn that you truly enjoyed our great services. Thank you for your nice... More 

New Castle, New Hampshire, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We had a very nice stay here while attending a wedding in Dandong. The hotel is across the street from a pleasant riverfront promenade that goes for miles. It is several km south of the main part of Dandong. Our river view suite was very clean, spacious, and attractive. A/C was weak. We found the breakfast buffet to be fine.... More 

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Sheffield
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13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I stepped out of the shiny new airport in Dandong wondering what I'd let myself in for, my first time in China with basically non existent Chinese, however my experience here was a good one. A 30 minute taxi ride from the airport (aided by the hotel name written in Mandarin which is essential) I was greeted in English with... More 

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Judy W, Public Relations Manager at Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Crowne Plaza Dandong! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. It was our great pleasure to be able to provide you with such a good experience in Dandong. We are delighted to learn that you truly enjoyed our great location and professional service. Thank you for... More 

Shenyang, China
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Excellent experience in very lovely accommodations. All staff exceptionally helpful. The bathroom was the biggest PLUS, offering a deep tub as well as a shower with built-in seat. We plan to return soon.

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Judy W, Public Relations Manager at Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Crowne Plaza Dandong! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. It was our great pleasure to be able to provide you with such a good experience in Dandong. We are delighted to learn that you truly enjoyed our world-class facilities and professional service. Thank you for... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The recent stay was the second time I stayed in this hotel in this remote city of China - Dandong, where one could go to North Korean by crossing the Friendship bridge, with proper paper. I stayed on the 28th floor, and I could see North Korea with a high power binocular. The room was clean, but the air-conditioning system... More 

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Judy W, Public Relations Manager at Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Crowne Plaza Dandong! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are delighted to learn that you truly enjoyed our great location and professional service. Meanwhile, your precious opinions were very much appreciated, our management team will give greater emphasis on them. "Great Hotels, Guest Love"... More 

Beijing, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Really didn't come to expect anything great out of the Crown Plaza brand. If it had been InterContinental, we would have expected so much more. You get what you pay for, I guess. Service personnel clearly lacks training but overall are friendly. Ability to speak English is poor and to be expected in a remote area such as Dandong. Breakfast... More 

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Judy W, Public Relations Manager at Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to leave us a candid review. I would like to offer a sincere apology. While we understand that your stay was not 100% satisfactory, we would hope that you would give us another chance to make your stay as best as it can be. More 

Zhuhai, China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Me and my friend decided to stay here for 3 nights before heading into North Korea. I would say it is probably the crowne plaza I've ever stayed in. This doesn't mean that it is a bad hotel, just that it's the worst Crowne Plaza I've stayed at. - Positives Good clean rooms, soft beds, good showers. Great location for... More 

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Judy W, Public Relations Manager at Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Thank you for choosing Crowne Plaza Dandong for your travel arrangement. As a Crowne Plaza brand in Dandong, "Great Hotels, Guest Love" is always the seeking target by our hotel. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience you mentioned has given you. And your precious opinions was very much appreciated, our management team will give greater emphasis on... More 

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