Great hotel situated bit far off from the city centre, but in convenient location close to the exhibition and business part of the city, some 40 mins from the Baiyun International airport.
Check-in was efficient, Horizon floor room was great, spacious bathroom. Small glitch at arrival as room smelt like someone was smoking before, although I requested non-smoking room. After complain I was moved to another one. Bathroom had a TV build in wall, so you can watch it while enjoying the bath, but it was impossible to tun as batteries seemed to be old. I called service few times , but it was never fixed. Lounge access included in Horizon Club room is convenient, but serving hours are not tailored for the business guests. I tried spa , which was amazing experience, both in terms of service and surroundings. Recommend it to every tired traveller.
Breakfast had a great choice of Asian food and little limited European cuisine, but none leaves hungry for sure.
The only major problem I had during my 5 days stay is that absolutely none one smiles in this place. All staff is like terracotta warriors, no exemptions. No expressions, nothing. I know this is common in Chinese culture, but if you want to attract foreign customers, really some smile on the face will not hurt.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou is located adjacent to the Canton Fair with less than 1 minute walking distance to Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center. Surrounded by lush gardens on an island in the Pearl River, the hotel's 704 guestrooms offer amazing views through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the nearby Pearl River and the greenery on the other side. The hotel offers its guest complimentary Wi-Fi and broadband internet access in all guestrooms and public areas. During the Canton Fair period, the hotel offers complimentary shuttle bus services to the fair as well as major hot spots across the city, with Wi-Fi available in the shuttle bus; guests can choose to take a walk or the shuttle between the hotel and the Canton Fair Complex. The Shangri-La offers a variety of dining options from East to West put together by award-winning chefs. Traditional Thai and fusion dishes are cooked up with imported herbs and spices at coolThai. Nadaman offers up the renowned menu of its worldwide Japanese fine dining chain. Guests looking for something more local can check out the regional Chinese offerings at Summer Palace. A selection of Asian favorites and contemporary international cuisine is available from the food-theater-style WOK TOO Cafe which provides both a la carte and buffet. Diners at the WOK TOO Cafe can eat inside the main dining hall, out in the garden or in one of the private dining rooms. Guests looking to eat Western cuisine can also head to il Forno, the hotel's Italian restaurant. Guests relaxing in the lush gardens around the outdoor swimming pool can indulge in a tropical cocktail or a light snack at the Poolside Bar & Grill. Live jazz performances accompany snacks and cocktails, coffee or afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge. When night falls, guests can roll up to the Lift Bar on the second floor and enjoy drinks and snacks while looking out over the gardens and river. The flowing shape of this Guangzhou hotel's outdoor pool is lined by a tropical garden, giving guests a relaxing getaway from the hustle of bustling "Canton," and an indoor pool is also available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shangri La Hotel Guangzhou
- Shangri La Guangzhou