I booked this hotel directly with the hotel's website and I'm so glad I did so! The web price is so much cheaper then booking from the hotel at the time of arrival.
My room has 2 single beds and 1 double bed and the double bed is located in a connecting room without the door and the room is equipped with 2 flat screens televisions and 1 water dispenser - hot and cold water!
Beds are hard and typical for China's standard but the pillows are soft and fluffy!
It may be a little intimidating after exiting from the ferry terminal but just ignore all the driver's requests and continue walking straight out and turn right. The hotel is a tall grayish building and there is a KFC on the 2nd floor. It is also located just beside the bus interchange, which was brilliant as I was taking a bus to Guangzhou.
The counter staff were lovely in answering questions and they offered me a discount receipt that I could present to the bus interchange station to get a rebate for the bus towards Guangzhou! That saved me about 20% of the fare.
The surrounding environment is buzzing with people and you would experience their local living lifestyles. Don't restrict yourself to shopping just at Gongbei. Walk around the streets and you will find cheaper deals!