I come to Dalian for a couple of times a year to stay with my girlfriend.
We both live in UK but go to either Dalian or Korea for our normal holidays.
I virtually stay in this hotel for nearly a month every year and I am always happy with it.
Location's perfect for me, the design of hotel (and the rooms), the quality is fantastic.
Although some of the staff have difficulties in speaking english, I get this impression that they try their best to understand and satisfy what I need. I never experienced an awkward moment cus even if they don't quite understand, they tend to improvise with smile and kind service and that's good enough for me.
Another plus factor is the price. You do get a lot for the money, including a huge fresh apple everyday..:) Room service is good. Price is not bad and the food is nice. (somehow the western food tends to be better than the Chinese??) But bare in mind, amount of food tend to be quite large so ordering many dish might end up wasting.
Room is quite well sound-proofed so very quiet. You get a huge balcony window which you can tilt open to refresh some air. Curtain is in 3 layers, providing complete isolation from the Sun if you need. Unlike some other hotels, the interior lights are quite bright. I sometimes get annoyed in other hotels where all the lights are too dimmed so everything is so dark during the night. You get pretty much all the tools you need in the toilet including a pair of each 5 different kinds of towels.(Bath, hair, face, hand, floor) They also provide separate pillow sheet for dyed hair, non-slip bathtub floor mat, you name it they'll bring it.
You also get two 250ml bottles of complimentary water.
At the minibar, you get so, so so so many different kinds of snakcs. I wish they had more kinds of alcohol though. They do lack of some whisky, vodka, spirits. The minibar also has free range of tea, coffee with kettle. 2 coffee mugs and 2 designed glass cups.
The laundry service is available and for those who are very busy, express service is also available. Done in a few hours.
(Some of the things I have listed might depend on which room you get)
Gym is very good. Restaurant inside the hotel are very very good. You get pretty much everything inside the hotel and even if some of them require some $, most of the products/services are cheap.(well, compare to UK or other european countries).
I may have written too much but long story short, this hotel is very good.
I would recommend to anyone who is planning a visit to Dalian.
I am staying here at the moment for a couple of weeks and I will be staying here next time too.
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