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Aiqun Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.113 West Yanjiang Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510120, China   |  
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Ranked #462 of 2,820 Hotels in Guangzhou
Madurai
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Regret Booking Here”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Horrible service. I was treated like a unwanted guest. The reception gave the least importance when I mentioned , I had booked through an agent . I was made to wait from 1 am to 8.30 am in the lobby saying that the agent office opens at 9 am. They also charged me more. I regret booking here.

The Room and the food was very bad.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We booked at a bad time, (Business conference) prices were 2.5 times the price to what should have been, which didn't seem fair, at normal times we would have got five star.

Traveling from Nanning to stay 3 days at Guangzhou to visit an Auntie after a funeral.
The room was a bit like a prison no view from windows, carpets had a moldy smell to them, toilets blocked if you didn't flush at least 10 times before use.

Location was fair,with lots of street vendors around, 1000 ft or 2 from the main shopping area.
Was quiet inside the hotel, and the young girls on the third floor were friendly and tried to help if possible, we had our twin girls with us, and they gave them lots of attention which was nice. The WiFi worked OK, and it was nice that they offered us a modem for a bond of 120rmb just in case we needed it. If your a Westerner you possibly will not want to soak up the
ambiance.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

It is located right opposite pearl river with a very peaceful environment. Rooms are a bit old but hygienic,so no issues. also we can get indian halal food from an indian restaurant located within 2 mins with room service to aiqun hotel.great experience overall...

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NYCha
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43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

The hotel's (2 buildings side by side) old building (west building) was built in 30's, and was once the tallest building in Guangzhou. Now the building is classified as historical site, and protected by the city government. It is located at the Pearl river bank of the old city of Guangzhou, one side of the hotel enjoys a spectacular view of the river, the River South (Haizhu district) city skylines. So please book river view room, you will not regret.

The hotel has 16 stories, with the 17 story as the revolving rooftop restaurant to view the old city of Guangzhou (it is about 1 hour per rotation), and the guest rooms occupy from 3-12 floor, while the 3rd floor is rented to a travel agency (managed by the travel agency separately), and 14-15 floors ares restaurants (there is none of 13th floor). The lobby is located at the east building (new building), with very high ceiling, and some marble floor. It is somewhat old Cantonese setting of the lobby, with lantterns, and a giftshop.

The hotel is a standard 3-star hotel in Gaungzhou, the guest rooms are big and comfortable, with very high ceiling, and some sitting area. The river side rooms have a huge view of the river (east building has bigger glass windows than the west building). The guest rooms are old, and outdated, but I heard they are renovating all the guest rooms in the hotel, and about ready in next couple months. The beds are in good size, but hard, still getting a good night sleep. Since it is old building, the windows are not double pane, so some street noise penetrating in at night time, ask for a higher floors (above 8th should be fine). In general, the room is good for that kind of money.

The restaurants are the highlights of the hotel. There are 4 floors (14th-17th) for restaurants. They are all managed by a single company. 14th-16th are same price, while 17th (revolving restaurant) is a bit more expensive (same foods), but enjoying a 360 degree view of Guangzhou old city (if you have not seen Guangzhou/Canton in its old view, you should try it). The restaurants offer from morning tea (traditional Cantonese) starting around 7 am to all the way to evening tea after 12 am, with 2 meals in between. Since the restaurants are favorite of the locals, so it is authentic and cheap enough to enjoy traditional Cantonese dishes, and chat with the locals if you like (since open door policy of Guangzhou, it is hard to fine to locals these days, I heard only about 30% of the population are locals in Guangzhou now). I stayed in the hotel amny times since 2005, and most time, I had all my meals in the hotel, and enjoyed it very much. 15th floor restaurant, even has Cantonese opera (recital type) after 2:30pm each afternoon, called concert afternoon tea, which was an old tradition of the weathy and rich locals to spend their afternoon in a classy way in the old days (before 1949). That is worth to spend sometime on.

Interestingly, the hotel is a state owned place, and run by the local government, and is designated for travel stays to other state owned companies, government bodies. The hotel is very safe to stay, the surroundings is fine too. After dinner, take a walk of the Pearl river bank, and the famous Shamian island is just about 10 min walk away along the river bank, lots to do in the local area. You can also take a cruise of the Pearl river (not far away from the hotel), for a couple hours, or dinner cruise etc.

Overall, it is a great hotel to enjoy the locals and a good way to bring back the old memory of Canton, nice and cheap stay in Guangzhou to enjoy local foods, traditions, and sightseeing.

Room Tip: Make sure to take the morning tea, see the locals, and also see the concert afternoon tea as locals...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

old hotel. old equipment. old bed. old air cond. staff also old.
stay for the locations and stay for the cheap price.
just worth the money you pay. dont complaint.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

The Aiquan hotel, is one of the oldest hotels in Guanzhou and it shows. The location is good, but the hotel as a whole is in need of a complete refurbishment. The rooms in general are dirty, with poor levels of customer service. I moved rooms 3 times before finding one that did not having peeling wallpaper and the smell of mould. The staff did try to assist but had only limited customer service skills. In all one to avoid.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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KL
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Located by the Pearl Riverside, its location is so ideal. Close to Shangxia Jiu Lu Pedestrian Street, just about 15 minutes walk. Even Beijing Lu is not far from the hotel, for both shopping areas, it is just about 12 yuan by taxi.

The room is so clean and spacious with adequate facilities. I did not encounter any negative experience while staying here. Even the receptionist can speak good English, unlike other hotel where they need to translate thro' baidu.com (local version similar to google).

For my Muslims brother there are two halal restaurants close to the hotel, one is an Indian restaurant and the other a Chinese/Arabic restaurant . Walk to the right side as U leave the hotel.

Masjid Huaisheng, China's oldest masjid is quite close too, about 14 yuan by taxi.

Please do not hesitate to PM me should U need further info.

Room Tip: Ask for top floor deluxe room, U have a good view of Pearl River.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.113 West Yanjiang Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510120, China
Location: China > Guangdong > Guangzhou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #462 of 2,820 Hotels in Guangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aiqun Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 296
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