Upon entering the hotel lobby, which looks spartan but clean and orderly, we smelled cigarette smoke as a couple of hotel guests were smoking there. In China, smoking is still allowed in many public places today, unfortunately. Check-in was done fairly quickly, we being the only ones doing so at that time.
Our rooms were thankfully free from any lingering smell of cigarette smoke. It was brightly lit, had a night lamp and the attached bathroom, too, was well lighted. The exhaust fan hummed fairly quietly, which was great. Bath and face towels looked new and were well washed. There are amenities such as tooth brushes and toothpaste, paper cups, shampoo and soap provided. Bed linens were soft and I had four pillows on the king-sized bed, which is excellent for a budget class hotel. What was impressive was the provision of 12 power sockets! I cannot remember a 5-star hotel that I had stayed in before having 12 power sockets. And there was a 32-inch LCD TV in the room with cable TV - there were something like 70 channels, all of them Chinese ones, unfortunately. But there is CCTV News, which is in English. Strangely, there was no local Teochew channel programmed into the box. There is no carpetting but the floor was laminated, which makes cleaning easy and good for those with sensitive noses to carpet dust. Disposable room slippers were provided.
Internet access (wired) is free and stable! A major plus.
There are both hot and cold air-conditioning, a boiler for hot water and two packets of green tea. No room fridge and room safe though. But at this price, one really cannot complain. Windows are single-glazed so do expect to hear some traffic noise and the Chinese love to toot their motorcar horns.
On the 4th floor is a restaurant, which serves a simple Chinese buffet breakfast for RMB15 (S$3), which includes several types of dumplings and steamed buns, hard boiled eggs, fried noodles, porridge, fried sausages, vegetables, coffee and tea, yoghurt drink, and fruits. Good value if you are not a fussy eater.
The hotel is a five-minute walk to Zhongshan Lu, where one can ride on public buses at RMB1 to the shopping and old commercial areas. You could walk if the weather is fine.
This is my third stay in a Jinjiang hotel in China and their standard has been rather consistent. At less than US$30 a night, this hotels offer very good value.
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