First trip to Xiamen and after staying at this hotel I hope it will not be the last! We arrived late due to severe rain storm (Took 2 hours to get a taxi at the railway station due to rain) and then 1 1/2 hours taxi ride.
The place seems to have many different names, quite confusing. On trip advisor it is called Days Hotel etc, in the hotels own brochure it is called Jingmin Hot Spring Resort and the travel agent booked it as Sheng Imperial Garden Resort. Whatever name you know it as it is an excellent hotel. The room is large one HUGE bed more than 7ft across (Enough to sleep 4 or 5 if that way inclined) plus another large queen size bed. A large bathroom and huge shower, lots of hot water which is a nice change to most Chinese hotels.
The internet was fantastic, easily as good as I can get in my home, and free (Note to Pacific Hotels who charge $50.00 per day)
Restaurant for breakfast was buffet style as usual, huge selection of Western and Chinese foods, very satisfying. Only draw back is, as also usual in China, the "Orange Juice" is more like cordial and the coffee is just awful.
For dinner there are 2 restaurants Chinese or Western, we tried both. Both are magnificent, fresh fish, vegetables all the trimmings in the Chinese restaurant and the Western is very good too.
The spa section of the hotel is great! I have never been a fan before but after my wife raved about it the first day I decided to give it a try the next 2 days. It was worth it, there are about 30 or 40 small (4 -10person) pools with water of varying degrees from cool to lobster broiling. All have different infusions of herbs spices and flavours, like lemon, Star Anise, red wine coffee, and lots of unknown, to me, scents. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would like to go back again. The varying pools are quite relaxing, they are not spa pools as with bubbles and water jets just small ponds with water via a small tap or outlet.
Staff are marvellous, they found out it was my birthday whilst we were there and 4 staff came to our room on my birthday with a cake, fruit and a very nice letter, we shared the cake with our friends at the restaurant that night.
I cannot more highly recommend this hotel, if you are in Xiamen on business or pleasure or just in the area in transit, spend a day here you will want to stay longer.
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