This is a resort-format hotel a couple furlongs back from the beach, in the older, western section of town. I paid about $85 a night on business.
The room itself was clean and functional, the fixtures comparable to an American hotel in that price range, though the interior not as new as what you find in the newer hotels. If you want non-smoking you have to ask for the non-smoking floor.
The location is pretty nice. You can see, and when the sea-breeze blows, hear, the beach from the higher floors (about 7 & up). The windows open so you can let the sea-breeze in. The Badaguan area is close by, as are Zhongshan Lu and the new rail station (when they finish it).
I met only one other Westerner when I was here. Most of the patrons are vacationers, who were sometimes noisy into the night.
The internet connectivity to the US wasn't very good, an increasingly common problem with Chinese hotels. Speed was only marginally better than dial-up. A room with internet is 100 RMB extra. In hindsight I probably shouldn't have bothered and just gone to the business center.
The breakfast spread was better than average for a Chinese hotel. Not that much Western style food though.
The available common facilities seem to be aimed at delivering a complete vacation package all in the hotel. Among them are a couple different styles of restaurants, a fairly complete business center, and some retail shopping. And a KTV & girly massage parlor if you are into that sort of thing. The weight room equipment covered most of the basics. There is a billiards table and hair salon. An airline ticket office is in a nearby outbuilding
In sum, this is a good hotel for a vactioner on a budget. It is OK as a business hotel but not the best choice for that purpose unless you have a reason to be in that area.
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