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“2 nights for the Lighting fair” 3 of 5 stars
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Wenhua Business Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.28 Guangming Road, Huanshi East, Guangzhou 510095, China   |  
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Ranked #59 of 2,821 Hotels in Guangzhou
4.0 of 5 stars 420 Reviews
Melbourne
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“2 nights for the Lighting fair”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This is quite a well located and secure hotel. Typical for a Holiday most things are "middle of the road"
Staff were OK, knowledgeable and attentative. Hotel foyer and rooms were a bit old but reasonably comfortable. Price paid was about 502 RMB + tax per night so OK value.
Local metro station is Taojin (about 10 min walk) and the Metro is in fact as easy to navigate as Singapore or Hong Kong, English signs every where, although the queue for ticket machines was long. To get to the Padzhou show you have to change lines a few times but no more than London.
I would stay here again but would also like to try some of the surrounding hotels?
Two negatives although. Give the buffet restaurant a miss, it did not look at all appetising and there seem to be a lot of local restaurants around to choose from. The foyer seating is inadequate, when waiting to meet others many guests just had to stand.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Stayed with Holiday Inn Guangzhou City Centre from 28/06-01/07 in the Executive Club rooms. Reception upon checking in was extremely helpful and welcoming. The inclusions with the Executive Club rooms are perfect for a business traveller with free broadband, included breakfast, and daily happy hour in the executive lounge on level 23. Concierge was very helpful, but their choice of drivers that know where they are going could be better. Overall a very pleasant stay, with only one negative. They pre authorized thousands of dollars on our credit card and did not allow us to use this to settle our account, but charged again and as at today 08/07 still have not released this pre authorization.

Room Tip: Executive Club Rooms on level 23-24 are the best choice.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

this hotel is in bad shape, the AC isn't working properly and its hot in this city, the walls are thin so you can hear from room to another no privacy, the room smells moldy, the furniture is very old the carpet filthy. i wouldn't let this hotel use the holiday inn name.
The concierge try to be helpful

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I was really quite disappointed about this hotel, particularly since other Holiday Inns in China I have stayed at has been really good. Anyway this is a property with poorly made and maintained old furnishings both in general and in partiular in the bathroom, otherwise cleaning ia a major issue with dirty carpet, sofa, curtains. The poor air in the room left me with a huge headache and a promise to not return. The bed was nice. I had free Wifi. The toliet clogged but was quickly fixed. The TV was fuzzy. The location was good. The small entrance area for cars/taxis where only one car can pass at a time was not practical at all. The staff was OK but check out was too sloppy. This place would probably be fine after a complete renovation and staff retraing, which is quite overdue.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai, india
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Perfect location. Absolutely no language problem. Choice of restaurants in house and around it just walking distance. Not too expensive. The free shuttle bus to fair grounds makes it more economical too. For Indians its quite a treat to meet fellow counterparts as the Indian restaurant Haveli is right next door.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

We were thrilled by the hospitality of the hotel. The location is excellent and near to all the shopping malls and important landmarks. We had visited Guangzhou for the Canton Fair and they had a shuttle bus every half hour to the venue which made it very convenient for us. I would strongly recommend this hotel during your visit to Guangzhou.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

The staff was pretty good and very helpful in this hotel. In China its impossible to do anything if the hotel staff is not helpful as language is a major problem.
I eat Chinese food available in China, but a colleague staying in the same hotel eats only Indian food so the two Indian restaurants near the hotel were a great boon for him. One is right opposite the hotel entrance(Haveli) and the other one (punjabi Indian) is across the main road on the 2nd floor.
The breakfast was not included in the room charges and had to paid extra but it was well laid out. Room service was quick and efficient. I didn't have any problems with air conditioning or any room related problem. It was a nice quiet room so one slept well.
Never had to wait long for a taxi. Airport shuttle - 2A - goes right upto the hotel so its very convenient both ways. Metro station(Taojin) was 5 minutes walk away and it was line 5 of metro. Hotel had spa facilities and a decent pool and health club. The massage was a bit expensive at RMB 328 ($65) .
The big advantage of the hotel was that it was a registration centre of Canton Fair and free shuttle was provided for Canton fair. This made things very convenient.
The big let down was that there was no free Wi Fi and I didnt want to pay for using wi fi for just 10 mins and keep paying for an hour at a time. All good hotels must provide this basic facility.

Room Tip: The rooms not facing the road would be better to get good sleep
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.28 Guangming Road, Huanshi East, Guangzhou 510095, China
Location: China > Guangdong > Guangzhou
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Guangzhou
#45 Luxury Hotel in Guangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Wenhua Business Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 420
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Strategically located along Huan Shi Dong in the city's commercial, shopping and entertainment district. Holiday Inn City Centre Guangzhou brings the high international standards of the world's most global hotel company to the thriving commercial center of Guangzhou. Being the city's first and truly international hotel, we offer the biggest rooms and beds and a level of personal care and attention that have made us a favourite choice for both business and leisure travellers. Just a 35 km drive from New Baiyun International Airport, 15 km from Guangzhou International Exhibition Centre, 7 km from Guangzhou East Railway Station and Trade Fair Centre, the hotel's prime location in the city centre, its health club, swimming pool and wide range of restaurants, lobby bar, banqueting facilities, and an ultra-modern cinema always ensure a convenient, comfortable and exciting stay. We are also only 5 minutes walk from the Friendship Store and major commercial buildings. An Executive Club and Business Centre offer a range of specially tailored services and amenities that allow you to do business in Guangzhou with efficiency and in comfort. In Guangzhou, we give you more reasons to choose Holiday Inn. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn City Center Guangzhou Hotel Guangzhou
Holiday Inn Guangzhou
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