I stayed here for 9 weeks, from the beginning of January 2012 (sorry the review says June)
I had a standard double room on the 18th floor, which was spacious enough, comfortable and clean. The room was always well presented on a daily basis, so no complaints there. There was a LAN Internet connection point in my room, and no wireless. This would have been an issue had I not had a laptop with suitable connection points, ie an iPad only. The connection was fast & reliable however.
The staff throughout the Hotel were excellent, from the desks to the restaurants and even the cleaners etc themselves. They were willing and able to help me find alternative places to eat in the city, arrange transport, carry out repairs to work overalls and even assist in putting a colleague to bed after he had had a few too many glasses of Kaoliang one night. I couldn't fault them one bit, and they were often the highlight after some tough working days.
The restaurants were good, though lacking in overall choices at the time. Breakfast was excellent, with a vast selection of fresh foods. The small Bakery inside was very good too, I would often get a small cake or bread to take to work with me from here. The Chinese restaurant was excellent, portions were good and the quality was great, however few of the waiting team spoke english, however it wasn't an issue really. The bar was also a good spot to relax in evenings, although small, it is on the top floor with views over the city, the staff here were very attentive and there was a good selection of drinks available, even soft drinks.
During my trip, an Earthquake occurred also. The hotel itself moved about a bit and was easily felt on the 18th floor in my room which was very unnerving for a Brit who had no experience of these sorts of incidents. The hotel played out a Tannoy of instructions to follow in both local dialects & English shortly after the tremors started. The staff were able to assist with enquiries afterwards. Turned out these are common in the area and it wasn't that much of a major tremor (over 6 on the Richter scale though!)
Overall, a great experience. I would return to this hotel without any hesistation if the opportunity arose again.
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