Found this place on tripadvisor with high praise. I'm normally very particular about hotel but decide to venture a little bit.
The room really is not what I expected (Chinese toilet? Light nor working in bathroom? No hot water? No tv?) however the host was nice enough & switched us to a room with western toilet & functioning bathroom the next night (but still no tv.)
The host was a wonderful Aussie & we had many great conversation. But I still have to go on the record to say this place needs more regular maintenance to keep it up to date. It has great potential & can be so much more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zen Guesthouse was started by a group of people from China, South Africa, Australia, and Canada who wanted to take advantage of Shenzhen's proximity to some of China's most beautiful coastline. We were tired of spending all our time fighting the traffic and noise of downtown life, and wanted to be able to drop everything on the weekends and go relax at the beach.We found a place in the quiet town of Dongchong and immediately started knocking down walls to let the sunlight in, and painting the rooms bright colours to match the better mood we all felt when we got there each weekend.Word spread fast amongst our friends and colleagues, and pretty soon we were meeting new people each weekend from across China and the world, all looking for a place to relax in the sun and forget the stress of work in the city.We welcome you to come down and spend some time with all of us, and hope our guesthouse will have the same regenerating effect on your daily life that it's had on ours!Your home away from home.Guesthouse Details:All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning. There is a common lounge and a roof top terrace for all guests to enjoy. The terrace has breathtaking views of the mountains behind and the sea in front. Guests have full use of the kitchen, BBQ & pizza oven, and an honour system is used for drinks. Basically help yourself 24 hours a day to drinks and sign your name. For the nature lovers there are beautiful mountain trails to enjoy as well as some good waves for the avid surfers. ... more less