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Empark Grand Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.1, 2nd Branch of Jianxin North Road, Jiangbei District, Chongqing 400020, China   |  
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Ranked #22 of 1,807 Hotels in Chongqing
San Diego, Calif
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“Empark Grand (aka Golden Resources) Nice hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010

Stayed at this hotel for several days while completing the adoption of our young daughter along with some other couples and found this hotel to be of 5 star quality (except for the offsite pool). The hotel is in a city of 32 million people!. The rooms were elegant and comfortable, the downstairs restaurant was topnotch but rather pricey considering the close proximity of outside restaurants. We found the staff very friendly and most spoke enough english to serve our needs. The hotel is located directly above a large subterrean shopping mall that had several small restaurants, shops and a supermarket. I spent a considerable amount of time browsing around and drawing loks (and smiles) from the locals. Their is also a park and other shooping opportunities directly outside the hotel too.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

The Empark also seems to go by the name Golden Resources Hotel. It is located in the north central part of Chongqing. It is rated as a five-star hotel, but by U.S. standards, I would give it four stars. The rooms are a good size, clean, and attractively furnished in dark wood, but not exceptional. The bathroom contained both a deep tub and a separate shower. The business center on the top (33rd) floor has a wonderful view of the city and has an open-air patio that is worth an elevator ride. The buffet is a high point. It contains a wide variety of tasty Chinese and western food. I paid $62/night, which I think is an excellent value given the high quality of this hotel. The hotel is connected to a medium-sized underground mall, which is fun to browse. The hotel advertises a fitness center, but there is not one.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2008

Stayed here for ten nights on a business trip. Like most everywhere in Chongqing, the staff speak limited english but do try very hard.

My room was a good size, with comfortable bed and pillows. Minibar is reasonably priced, but hotel laundry service is more pricey. Decor is quite attractive.

Breakfast is plentiful, though focussed around the asian market.

Location is excellent, with plenty of shopping and nightlife in the immediate vicinity. Taxi from the airport cost about 45RMB, though the driver attempted to rip us off by not wanting to give change from a hundred.

Only complaints:
Internet is slow - painfully at times
The gym and pool are not free

Then again, at less than $65USD a night for a 5* hotel, these are minor complaints.

  • Liked — High standard of the property
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2007

I am writing this review from my room at this hotel. Decided to try this five-star hotel given that I never stayed in this part of Chongqing before.

Positives

* Location. This hotel is located in the Jiangbei area adjacent to a very nice park that has fountains replete with water shows and music at various times during the day and night -- many people come to enjoy this park. The park is attached to your typical walking/shopping street itself containing stores and restaurants. Nearby is an upscale shopping mall with all of the creature comforts. Underground is an interesting entertainment mall full of restaurants, net bars, ktv, sauna, etc.

* Hotel common areas are very nice; very comfortable lobby bar nestled in the corner of the lobby area, tea room on the lower level, an elevator bank with glass doors that enables you to enjoy the view on the way up or down.

* Service was good. I found most people to be very helpful; I was very pleased with the service I received at reception and in the hotel lobby bar.


Negatives

For your typical American (or other western country resident), these may be negatives.

* English not so widely spoken as this hotel caters more to Chinese. When speaking Mandarin (albeit my basic/intermediate level), I had no problems getting things done but I think that your average non-Mandarin speaking foreigner may struggle here.

* Rooms more geared towards Chinese-style. Beds were hard by American standards but sometimes I like a hard bed. Things like towels and slippers were sparingly dispensed to the rooms.

* If you are noise sensitive, know that music from the adjacent park starts up around 7:30am and ends about 9pm. If your room faces the park, you will hear this music in your room.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Noise
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Empark Grand Hotel

Address: No.1, 2nd Branch of Jianxin North Road, Jiangbei District, Chongqing 400020, China
Location: China > Chongqing Region > Chongqing
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 1,807 Hotels in Chongqing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Empark Grand Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 400
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chongqing Golden Resources Hotel is a new 5-star , one of few deluxe business hotel designed as super five-star standard in southwest China. There are Yi Tian Ge, roof garden, sight- seeing Cafe, guest room cortile, banquet contained one thousand people, Fuji Mt. Japanese Restaurant, JINSHA steak house, Liu Xiang Xuan Tea House, Golden Century Chinese Restaurant, western style buffet, 13 international conference halls and much more. ... more   less 
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