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“Tourist trap - just ok for a 1-2 days. Not for business!” 2 of 5 stars
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Beach Castle Hotel
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   No.15A Taiping Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266001, China (Railway Station)   |  
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Ranked #168 of 1,362 Hotels in Qingdao
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“Tourist trap - just ok for a 1-2 days. Not for business!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

This is a tourist trap. Yes, old style with history - and with quite location, but not worth it when it comes to standard and service.
We stayed for 9 days. Every day problem with Internet. Language problem also at the reception. Terrible Chinese breakfast! Charged extra when making a local call from reception. International calls? Forget it! Overcharged! This is not a place for business! This is a tourist trap! "Listen to the waves from the seaview room"? No, more likely to listen to the traffic noise. Far away from the beach! At last we found our heaven: Oceanwide Elite hotel. We payed more, but then we could feel like a king, not like a "prisoner" at the castle.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Address: No.15A Taiping Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266001, China
Location: China > Shandong > Qingdao > Railway Station , Badaguan , Shinan District
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #168 of 1,362 Hotels in Qingdao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Beach Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Remodeled from a century-old German-style castle (an AAA-grade national scenic resort which was originally built as the German Concession in 1900), Qingdao Beach Castle Hotel is a garden villa hotel with wonderful ocean views. The European design combined with home-like environment makes it an ideal place to travel and experience the history and culture of the city. ... more   less 
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