Breakfast - Best western style breakfast buffet I had in China. Caters to western tastes.
Free Internet - Our room came with a computer and free high speed internet.
Location - A previous review mentioned how centrally located this hotel was ... well thats absolutely incorrect. If you're there for the "underwear and clothes market" ONLY then you're centrally located, if you're there for anything else then you're in the middle of nowhere (check a map of Guanghzou) and at night you will have nowhere to go to eat (unless you can speak Chinese and grab a taxi). Terrible location as far as I'm concerned. Every night we had to grab a taxi and find some place to eat a meal. The area also does not feel very safe at night.
Rooms - The room itself was a basic motel style room, so no problems there. However our room had a very distinct disgusting smell of raw sewage. Despite complaints to management we could not change rooms as they were fully booked due to the Canton Fair.
Stepping in the room made us feel sick. After 4 days we changed hotels because we could not take the smell anymore.
We were on the top most floor and paid extra for a room with a window ... well don't bother as the next building is about 3 feet away and you look directly into other apartments so you'll have the curtains drawn all the time anyway.
We also experienced problems getting hot water one evening and it was not resolved for almost 6 hours.
Staff - Extremely rude reception staff with very incompetent hotel managers, i.e. any complaint or request for action will be met with indifference.
The restaurant and housekeeping staff on the other hand were very helpful and friendly. Strange dichotomy.
1. Free shuttle from hotel to the Canton Trade Fair. However, they never stick to their pick-up/drop-off schedule times so make sure you are always there 15 mins before the supposed time as they will leave whenever the bus is full.
Due to the sewage smell and poor location I would not return nor recommend this hotel. There are much better choices in Guanghzou.
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