My wife and I stayed here from 5 to 9 April 2013 on our first trip to Qingdao. It was a great experience overall. Coming from the airport by airport bus was no problem; we could see the hotel behind Carrefour after alighting at the Fu Shan Suo stop in town (and it was just a 5 min slow walk with luggage in tow). The complimentary early check-in at 10 plus in the morning was appreciated, as was our high floor Club room. The reception staff could speak good English and communicated effectively about various matters e.g. breakfast choices at lounge versus ground floor restaurant; happy hour at lounge. The Club room is fantastic; glad we paid more for it -- value for money. Spacious, clean, well-equipped (WiFi etc), good view of mountain to the west, nice shower -- and a pillow menu: we chose the buckwheat pillow which gave us good sleep every night with no neck aches. Lounge offered a good view of the city and some sea. The lounge staff spoke very good English and were professional. There was a mini "crisis" on the Saturday evening of 6 April 2013 when the entire lounge was occupied by hungry guests and food ran out too fast; but the lounge staff were very apologetic and took remedial measures to arrange for more food from the kitchen, which took some time. Given that the turnout was unexpected, I think the staff handled it well. On other evenings we visited, there was no crowd and everything was fine. Breakfast spread at the ground floor restaurant was wide ranging -- continental, Chinese, Japanese. It's a happy start to the day to enjoy a tasty breakfast in the sunlight by the window. There was also a complimentary drink voucher at the ground floor cafe, but strangely, it was a voucher for one drink but our room was for two guests. The concierge also spoke good English and arranged for our taxis to the Zhan bridge and to the airport. There is an independent travel agency at the hotel (brochure in hotel room) which we used to join a group day tour to Lao Shan -- a good, convenient option; turns out the pick up point is just across the main road at Copthorne Hotel. As mentioned in other reviews, location is ideal. Will certainly consider staying here again on a return trip.
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- Holiday Inn Qingdao City Centre, conveniently located in the real heart of China Sailing City, which is near Carrefour, Jusco, Marina City and adjacent to Qingdao City Government, multinational offices such as Maersk, GE and Standard Chartered. Qingdao Cuisine Street is just round the corner and we are a 10-minute walk from the seaside and Olympic Sailing Center. We are also a 30-minute drive to Qingdao Liuting Airport and a 20-minute drive to Qingdao Railway Station. Holiday Inn Qingdao City Centre guestrooms all feature flat-screen televisions, satellite channels and ergonomic work spaces with high-speed Internet access. Host your events in our 11 meeting rooms including our Seasons Ballroom which seats 600 guests comfortably. Holiday Inn Qingdao City Centre banquets team can also customize our facilities to suit your events needs, whether it is a boardroom meeting, intimate champagne reception or grand wedding dinner. Renew your body with a gym workout or a swim in our modern Fitness Center. Indulge your appetite in our master chef’s finest creations at our Ocean Cafe with splendid city views and open kitchen concept. Yi Qing Yuan Chinese restaurant offers you plenty of Chinese fine-dining dishes. For meetings or just to relax, have afternoon tea or evening cocktails at The Lounge. You are at your best when you can truly be yourself. At Holiday Inn Qingdao City Centre, You Can Always Be Yourself. ... more less
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