Buddha Zen is a beautiful boutique hotel.
As soon as we saw the hotel from the exterior on arrival we knew we’d a good choice.
LOCATION: The hotel is in the middle of the ‘old-new’ area (as our guide called it), a part of town where the buildings are all built in an older style, even though some of them are fairly new.
The location is a bit out of the way if you’re looking for restaurants etc to walk to, however Taxis are everywhere and very affordable, so its not hard to get to other places.
As we made our way back to the hotel each day we enjoyed seeing the locals at their favourite bakeries and fruit stalls.
There are street stalls dotted along the streets for tourists to purchase souvenirs.
TYPE OF ROOM: We were in room 309, which is the top floor. Our room had plenty of space, and a balcony to sit and watch the passers by.
The room was very nicely furnished with beautiful Chinese style furniture.
The air con was a little noisy at times.
We did find that when people came and went from their rooms near us we could always hear the doors close/bang.
BATHROOM/SHOWER: The bathroom was quite modern with a double sized shower, and beautiful Chinese style ceramic bowl for a hand basin.
One odd thing was there was no PowerPoint in the bathroom itself, or near it.
The water pressure was ok.
CLEANLINESS: After reading other reviews that the hotel wasn’t clean I was concerned, but our room was very clean and tidy.
CLOSET SPACE: There was plenty of closet space and general space for storing bags/cases.
TV/INTERNET: There was a TV in the room with a large selection of channels. The Wi-Fi worked well, even though we were on the 3rd floor.
SERVICE: Staff at reception were lovely, very helpful and efficient. Nothing was ever a problem and they went out of their way to assist.
Breakfast staff were quiet as they went about their work, but still pleasant.
Breakfast itself was buffet style, with a smallish selection of Western and Chinese food.
OVERALL: Buddha Zen is a unique hotel, although the location is a bit out of the way. We would certainly return to Buddha Zen if we visit Chengdu again.
The only reason I'm not rating Buddha Zen 5 is because of the lack of powerpoints in the bathroom, and the noise from doors in other rooms closing/banging, perhaps some sort of soundproofing around the door frames is required.
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- Also Known As:
- Buddhazen Hotel Chengdu