I stayed here during the canton fair. Initially I tried most of the western chains but then they were either sold out or frightfully expensive. Finally, a travel agent was able to get us rooms at the Vanburgh Hotel and we went in not expecting much. However, we were pleasantly surprised by the hotel.
The hotel is a massive structure that is on a main avenue and is pretty easily accessible. If you are coming in from Hong Kong in a bus, get down at the first stop in Guangzhou and the hotel is a short ride away. The rooms are pretty standard stuff as you find in most hotels. Cleanliness was top-notch. The bathroom has both a bathtub and a shower unit. The good part was that the TV had a number of english channels including ESPN, HBO etc :) Room service and housekeeping were prompt and responsive.
Breakfast was standard stuff with a large number of chinese options. For dinner, we requested for Italian vegetarian options and the restaurant obliged us with some really nice food. There is a street full of small eateries & shops on the road opposite to the hotel (Shipai E Road) that people can try out.
A special mention of the Concierge desk. The guys there really helped us out in terms of restaurants to go to, canton fair registration as well as arranging for buses back to hong kong.
For Canton, the hotel offers a shuttle bus service. The hotel staff at the pickup point at the fair are also very helpful with bottles of water and cookies for everyone.
All in all, it was a pretty good experience and I would definitely recommend it to everyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Overall Positioning StatementLocated in the hub of Guangzhou's business centers, the Vanburgh Hotel is a five-star business hotel. With perfect integration of European flair and natural elements, the hotel creates a fantastic theme for guests to enjoy the tranquilpeace in the busy city. Covering an area of 13,000 square meters, the Vanburgh Hotel has a floorage of 100,000 square meters with 23 stories. There are 382 guestrooms, 18 stories of office space, and the 800-square-meter Grand Ballroom with panoramic views and advanced multi-media meeting amenities in the hotel, providing a perfect venue for business events. Complementary to its business facilities, the Vanburgh Hotel's various restaurants and bars offers a wide range of dining options and international cuisines with unique style. ... more less
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