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“Good location, great for the budget concious traveller” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Continental Service Apartment
3.5 of 5 Apartment Hotel   |   No.147-149 Beijing Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510115, China   |  
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Ranked #599 of 2,821 Hotels in Guangzhou
3.0 of 5 stars 95 Reviews
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good location, great for the budget concious traveller”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We stayed in a standard twin room. First impression was the room was reasonably spacious (though very tired). Handy to have small kitchenette with fridge, kettle, sink, microwave etc. Bathroom was clean, spacious shower. Had to turn on hot water before using the shower.

Beds were very hard (typical chinese beds), though were slightly larger than a normal single bed which was nice.

The view of the river was nice when you could actually see anything out the window (Guangzhou is very polluted).

Service at the front desk was not very good, only one person spoke English, and were unable to give me basic directions or help us book train tickets etc.

The whole property is looking very tired, and in need of a makeover, though I believe some of the upper floors are already undergoing refurbishment. Wasn't terrible though.

Breakfast was 30Yuan per person, buffet. Very limited western options, wouldn't recommend eating there. McDonald is only a short stroll away anyway.

Beijing Lu is maybe a 7-10 minute walk away, which has some good shopping and HEAPS of dining options.

Guangzhou is a great city for shopping, and there is plenty to do just in the hotel area.

Given 4* rating, as we only paid $55US / night, got a great rate with Agoda.com. Excellent value for money.

Room Tip: Ask for High Floor - river view
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

the rooms are very bad. when you are outside home.. you would like to stay in a place that would be like a hotel not as shabby as a shack..!!!.. thats all i have to say.. it was a horrible experience and the last time i would even think of staying there...

Room Tip: " DonT CHooSE ThiS PLaCE... "
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Townsville, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

We stayed on the top floor with a great view of the river.The rooms were large,modern & the bathroom was excellantWould stay here again next trip.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manila, Philippines
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

This building is a mixed use building so it is not totally occupied by hotel guests. Apparently, the owner sold several units so the buyers either use them for offices or for their own homes. Big safety issue because there really is no way security can check ( he doesn't ). People can walk in freely without a security check. Except late at night when the guard on duty probably checks but I have never been stopped and asked. And the guards are not always the same so how can they memorize the authentic hotel guest from an unwanted guest, I wonder.

The beds are hard as a rock. Luckily, I found relief that there are other centrally located hotels with far better beds.

Funny water heaters. Relatively easy to operate but good luck : )

Cable tv reception was quite fuzzy on most occasions. The screen would freeze, too. Haha
Including CNN, bbc, etc.

Front desk personnel either cant speak english or with a terrible attitude which I experienced twice. I can forgive a non-English speaking personnel although this can be annoying at times. But to be given an attitude despite their bad service is the ultimate test. Sadly, this hotel certainly does not know 'Service'. You carry your own suitcases, too. I found the two porters inside the back room office doing something. Don't know why.

Saw heavy construction across the street from my top floor room. That explains the 24/7 thumping sound. A future stop of a subway or something, I suppose.

Front desk manager has been very helpful but the most of the staff needs reorientation. No General Manager. No real lobby. A portion has been set aside to sitfor refreshments, for a fee.

Noticed a lot of middle eastern and Indian patrons here. With sacks of stuff purchased. Nothing against them, of course.

Room Tip: GZ has hundreds of hotels. We have other choices.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

My family travelled in a large group and thus we opted for a suite (2 bedrooms) and a normal room. Alas when we arrived, the suite could only fit 3 people (one queen bed and one single bed in different rooms), which was pretty much the same as the normal room with two beds as well (which could accomodate 2-3 as well if we squeezed).

Cleanliness and location was acceptable and as for the suite, there was a microwave, additional sink, cooking area with a stove, which was a delight, but we were also unable to make use of them since there wasn't any pots, pans or even spoons. There is no view to speak of since the windows were dirty and visibility was low. And for those who are afraid of the cold, if you visit in winter it would be quite bad as they do not have heaters in the room. Just request for a portable heater from the counter and pray for one ;)

Last two pointers about the place. Their room phones do not directly connect to the reception and thus we had to make a few trips down when we had to request or clarify things. Also, be sure to leave the place a bit earlier before heading to the airport as the staff take some time to help you check out. They had to have someone run up to make sure that the room is proper (and probably that you did not steal anything).

Considering the location, it's not too bad a place, justifying the normal rooms' values, but the suites are not really worth it.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

We stayed at Grand Continental Service Apartment for almost two weeks. The only reason we stayed there because of location. Its near the famous Beijing Road and Pearl River in which you will find major shopping stores and restaurants. At nights , you can go and relax at Pearl river atmospheres .
The hotel itself is not much in term of cleanness and tidiness . but its okay.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

1. As an international hotel they need to upgrade their services level, from greetings, communication skills, etc.

2. Cleanliness is a must whether it's in the room or in the waiting room in the lobby. An absolute watch out.

3. Honestly speaking, last time was my first and gonna be my last visit. Aside from services problems and cleanliness I encountered, I also faced one HUGE problem. The male cashier who refunded my deposit money apparently used FAKE money for as much as RMB300 (the total amount).

The taxi driver who drove us to the airport suspected there's something wrong with it and didn't take one of the RMB200 I gave. The tea shop I went to also knew there's something wrong with it. Finally, the souvenir shop where I had my purchase claimed that the money was FAKE. I then showed her the other RMB100 and yes, only then I realized my RMB200 have the same series numbers.

As a cashier, like in all shops in China, they will check the legality of the money and double check using money detector. It is impossible for the cashier not to know of the money he's using to refund me.

ALL guests should be careful of the incident I encountered.

As an international hotel, let alone services and cleanliness are such issues; fake money?

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.147-149 Beijing Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510115, China
Location: China > Guangdong > Guangzhou
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
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Ranked #599 of 2,821 Hotels in Guangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Continental Service Apartment 3.5*
Number of rooms: 230
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