Wish I knew about this place earlier, such a great weekend trip! We got an excellent deal from China Travel Services in HK, the whole weekend was around $1200pp for overnight hotel including breakfast, round trip ferry tickets and shuttle service from pier to hotel, ticket to Chime Long Circus and ticket to 1 of the themes parks.
It was a 2 hours ferry ride from China Ferry Terminal in Kowloon to Lian Hua Mountain, Panyu with a stopover at Nansha, the ferry seats were 3/5/3 configuration and was really full both ways so get you assigned seats asap. You could also upgrade to VIP seats if they are available. We took the 9am ferry but in retrospect should have gone for the 11am one so we didn't have to wake up so early. The complimentary shuttle to the hotel takes about 30mins, try to sit in the front as there are no air con and mosquitoes at the back in some of the buses.
Hotel is quite big, fortunately they separate the check in area for tour groups and individuals so even if you hit the peak hours and the line looks long, it's actually pretty quick. If you bought a package as well you have to line up to pick up your tickets at the concierge. Wifi is free and rooms had full amenities, do request upper floor and non smoking if needed. They had mosquito plugs in the rooms but we actually didn't use it and only got bitten at the zoo. Rooms are alright and seemed clean but the walls are paper thin.We stayed at the zebra block and was the closest to the waterpark and also to the Butterfly resturant which we thought was the best. The buffet breakfast at the tiger restaurant was a blast, huge selection of food and the restaurant had a glass area of flamingos and white tigers you can eat breakfast next to. Avoid the japanese restaurant, all their food except the rice was clearly frozen, the best restaurant had to be the Butterfly restuarant which had a huge selection and very tasty food. (Yummy dimsum, bbq skwers and pyramid shaped fried rice!)
Massage was excellent and clean in individual private rooms. They had foot and body massage and was 20% off before 8pm. Book earlier as they don't have enough rooms especially at night when there's nothing else to do. The resort is about 30-40mins away from town. We went to the circus the night we arrived (10mins walk from hotel) and the zoo (free shuttle from hotel) the next day, highly recommend both. After checking out remember to book your free shuttle from the hotel to terminal, everyone takes the 6pm (last) ferry back so make sure you wait outside the lobby for the shuttle 15 mins before.
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- Also Known As:
- Chime Long Guangzhou
- Hotel Chime Long