Having already stayed at several nearby hotels, I wanted to try this hotel because it looms tall and is easily recognizable. Mistake.
Local friends tell me the Shudu Mansion was a good hotel many years ago, but I saw no signs of it.
Room was fairly big, but dirty. Cigarette butt on the floor. Uneven carpeting. There was no heat per se, but a fan blowing warm (actually more cool than warm) air.
Bathroom is very awkwardly designed. It's small, even without a tub, and I couldn't stand directly in front of the sink with the toilet being in the way. Similarly, using the toilet you would have to sit at an angle. Water never really got hot, only lukewarm after having run it for several minutes.
Breakfast on the 30th floor, but views dampened by dirty windows. Food itself, best I can say is edible. Selection is better than most 2-star hotels. Surprisingly, there was coffee. Not surprisingly, it was among the worst I've ever tasted.
There is a mini water cooler in the room. There were also several bottles of water but they weren't complimentary.
I can't say the service was terrible. When I checked in the clerk tried hard to communicate with me in English. I asked for a room facing Zongfu Road and they obliged. Also, I asked for the nearest pharmacy and the bellboy gave me pretty clear directions.
Location is really the only thing you would book this hotel for. If it weren't for that, this would be rated lower. It is central, a few minutes to Chunxi Road, People's Square, etc. Cost under 60 rmb by taxi from the airport. This imposing hotel is betrayed by a relatively small, low-ceilinged entrance on a street where there are tons of mobile phone retailers. There is a Sichuan Airlines ticketing counter in the lobby.
There are many hotels in the area at around the same price. Don't get sucked in, as I was, by its stature.
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