We stayed for 2 nights in deluxe rooms.
The hotel is very convenient - pedestrian mall/restaurants/Confucious temple are right next door.
Although we asked for non-smoking rooms, I believe we were given smoking rooms which had been given non-smoking 'treatment'. However, when I booked our rooms (directly with the hotel), they had said that if we wanted 2 double beds in the rooms and rooms on a higher floor, there were no non-smoking rooms with this configuration. As it was, the room only smelled very faintly of smoke and there were no ashtrays, so I do believe they tried their best to fulfil our request.
The rooms were spacious, clean and luxurious. The bathrooms had a bathtub and separate shower with rainfall shower head and a second handheld shower head. They also have a pillow menu, although we did not need to change the pillows that came with the room. Our room looked out onto the pedestrian mall, interesting and fun if you like people watching! Note: my aunts had stayed there previously but they now think they had stayed in a basic room because the bedrooms we stayed in were much larger, and the bathroom and the furnishings were luxurious.
We had buffet breakfast in the hotel for convenience. Breakfast was varied (mainly eastern, some western - mainly pastries) and quality was quite ok. Service was a bit lax in that you had to chase waiters up if you wanted coffee, although once you asked someone, it arrived very quickly.
We had dinner one night in the Chinese restaurant in the hotel. We were one of 3 parties in the restaurant, so it looked very empty. However, service was prompt and the quality of the dishes that we ordered was very good with good-sized serves. I would recommend the restaurant. We had smoked duck, shiaolong bau, a tofu dish and local style fried rice.
We bought some local handicrafts from the hotel shop - (brocade pictures). We did see similar products for cheaper outside the hotel, but the hotel's products were of finer craftmanship and came with a certificate of authenticity.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel and would stay again if travelling to Nanjing.
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