Smokers will love this hotel...they needn't even light up a cigarette...just breathe in the air, from the reception that reeks of tobacco, to the rooms that overpower you with the odour....beds, pillows, sheets and towels...all of them smell...a serious problem in this hotel!
I asked for a non-smoking room..what a fool I was....expecting something that's normal in a hotel. It seems this is not a tourist hotel, more a Chinese business one and lets anyone smoke in any of the rooms...charming!
After complaining. we got an upgrade, but that's mainly to do with telling them about misleading information given on their English website, also seen on the Agoda and other hotel reservation sites...i.e. That they have an indoor and outdoor swimming pool...which they don't!
I can truly say that first room given was one of the worse I have ever entered...one night was suffered until they changed us....mould everywhere...reeking of tobacco...the yellow décor was not an original internal design, but coloured by the tobacco.... filthy doors, with a dubious brown stain on the door of the bathroom!....wall paper stained from years of use and hanging off the wall....carpets dirty and stained....I guess the room hasn't had a makeover since the place open. At least the upgrade was a little better with newer furniture, but still had a nasty smell....there were interesting blobs of chewing gum looking marks on the carpet and very noisy from the 24 hour traffic. From one side of the building you get the traffic, the other side are building works...you takes your choice!
The grand entrance hall must have been impressive many years ago, but now it's just severely jaded like the rest of the building....the receptionists are dressed smartly, but like so many Chinese workers wearing suits, they're faded with age.
This hotel is not situated in a good area for seeing the tourist sites....buses or taxis would be needed....although it is in a bustling area, full of life.
As a Westerner I would recommend the restaurant chain 'Big Pizza'...one being about 20 minutes away, if you turn right out of hotel...50 Yuan for a buffet style meal (eat as much as you want) with Western food, as well as Chinese...includes soup, desserts, fruits, coffee, tea and beer! Very clean place...highly recommended!
Finally, about the hotel, I would only use it again if I was bound and gagged and dragged in, or had a severe amnesia attack....yes it's that bad! Any slightly discerning punter shouldn't even contemplate this relic!
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