This is one of the many hotels in the world which are calling themselves "upper class/5star" and while nothing is wrong with them, they aren't absolutely the best. Still, nothing to complain either, you're in good hands here.
The hotel does have quite a lot of foreign guests, so they're used to speak English and "Foreign wishes" everywhere in the hotel. Not surprising as it used to be the Hilton. Internet is 50 Yuan per day. Why is it always like expensive hotels do charge for internet while 2-3 star ones offer it for free? (At least 50 Yuan is on the cheaper side from what hotels charge..)
It's slightly dated, but not yet that much that I would say avoid it. A nice refurb in 2-3 years is all it needs, right now it might even be a bit too early (given Nanjing will host the Youth Olympic games in 2014, expect everything to be "nice and new" by early 2014, not before)
The rooms are of decent size, I liked the bathroom, had good pressure even in high floor. The bed was comfy (Not Chinese-style hard bed) and pillows of decent size. I hate hotels only offering small pillows, fortunately not the case here. We had very good sleep during the night, nothing to complain here.
Good thing: They stopped playing Christmas music on the morning of the 27th December in the hotel. They also had a fake-miniature-railroad in the lobby hall. It would have been better if they had got a real one (No, a LCE isn't a ICE..) but besides that minor lapsus, the lobby is of decent size, and not too cold even in winter.
While breakfast was alright, it was far from being actually good. Probably the "worst" thing about this hotel. Eggs (sunny side up) weren't well cooked, despite us telling them to cook them longer. Might be just bad equipment (it really looked over-used)
It had quite a few items, but only very few of them being really nice, mostly average. It gets you filled up, and we eventually found some items which we found decent, but it's definitely not 5-star breakfast. Average 4-star I would say. Not bad but not shabby.
The location is MUCH better since Nanjing got the subway, it's only a 3min walk from the station, and you're quickly in the center (the Hotel is at the city walls, which is quite a bit outside, Nanjing used to be very huge already when they built the walls)
In general, the hotel doesn't fail anywhere, and thus gets 5 "points" from me. It's quite a close one, but still earned. I might stay here again in the future and will definitely check more close on some of the points that I couldn't check through this time.
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