Although the entrance is not obvious at street level (the lobby is on the 9th floor), once you find the hotel it is cool, peaceful haven after the busy streets of Chongqing. The reception staff speak some English - enough to handle basic communication. Reservation made through Booking.com - no problems at check-in or out. Be aware that they take a 1000 yuan deposit (on credit card) which is refunded or credited towards your final account on check-out.
The rooms are very modern, with clean uncluttered furnishings, a rather hard but comfortable bed (as is common in Asia). Would probably be a nice view of the river if the smog clears. Some cigarette smoke smell, despite being a non-smoking room. Kitchenette is well-stocked and the washer/dryer is a life-saver for the traveller. A sachet of washing powder is thoughtfully provided. Airconditioning in the room was a bit hot, even when supposedly set to 19C. Free and functional wifi. Small but well-appointed bathroom with good amenities.
Good location, but leave plenty of time for getting to the airport. Takes about 30 mins if no traffic problems, but can be much longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Somerset JieFangBei is located amidst most of the Fortune 500 companies in the bustling downtown financial and business district of Chongqing. The serviced residence puts you in close proximity to banks, offices, shopping malls, restaurants and it is a short walk to the beautiful Pedestrian Street and Lin Jiang Men Light Rail Transit (LRT) station.Somerset JieFangBei offers modern and stylish homes with breathtaking views of the Jialing River and the lively city. Its studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments feature a spacious living / dining room, fully-equipped kitchen, home entertainment system and high speed broadband internet access. Conducting business in Somerset JieFangBei is easy and convenient. With the China Industrial Bank right at your door step and well-equipped meeting rooms, you will have complete business connectivity in the comfort of your own home. It is ideal for utives and their families looking for a balanced and enriching lifestyle. Unwind with a refreshing dip in our indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna rooms or go for a good workout in our fully-equipped gymnasium. You can also choose to have casual dining by the barbeque area overlooking the serenity of the Jialing River. Experience Somerset’s signature Heartware service – always caring and striving to deliver. We understand your needs for a balanced and enriching lifestyle and tailor the residence to exceed your expectations. ... more less
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