I stayed here for 3 weeks in 2007 and returned again in 2012 after trying other hotels in the area. To refine my rating some I would give it average plus. My room on the 4th floor was a junior suite with separate bedroom with office desk and king bed. The room is aging but still reflects quality and good taste. The room is also clean and has lots of windows for light, although the views in the area are just nearby midrise apartment building. For amenities the room had two TV's and artwork displayed on a built-in cabinet. It is overall clean and neat. The bed is the hard Chinese style I sleep well on but it takes some getting used to. Breakfast has an average selection of Western and Chinese food and the service is average to good. The location is a long walk or reasonably short taxi to West Lake Area.
Overall there isn't anything to complain about for the price and the reason I like the place is the people that work here and stay here. I've repeatedly met tourist travelers and hard working chinese people on business that are enjoyable to chat with and characters in a nice way. Also, there is a nearby fresh food market about 3 minutes walk that is a great experience to visit. The building is plainly visible from the hotel rooms looking south and every imaginable local food is traded here.
The irony of this place is I didn't want to stay here the first time in 2007 since I wanted to experience China and not be in just another western hotel that could be anywhere. Turns out this is a great place to stay if you want to mingle with real chinese business people and well traveled western tourists. Just take time to say hello at breakfast!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BEST WESTERN Hangzhou Meiyuan Hotel is the first member hotel of global biggest monomer chain-like hotel group - Best Western International in Eastern China is a four-star boutique business hotel. The hotel with excellent management concept and service levels repeatedly won Best Western International Hotel Group Global Service Quality Diamond award and Top Ten hotel in Zhejiang Province award, the industry has a higher reputation and market recognition.Hotel is located in the canal business circle, adjacent to the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, the traffic is convenient. It is only ten minutes drive to the famous west lake scenic area and the first national wetland park - Xixi wetland. In the commercial circle there have many well-known commercial complex building such as Hangzhou Tower,Wulin Intime department store,International Tower,Hangzhou department store brings your travel more convenient. At the same time, the Wulin garments street, Silian 166 creative park , Zhang Koizumi scissors Museum, Museum of Wang Xingji fan, Du Jinsheng Silk Museum and the West Lake Cultural Arts Center and other well-known characteristics of places close to the hotel allows you to savor Hangzhou has a long history of culture and personality of art life. A few minutes away from the hotel Xin Yifang Food Street , Shengli River Food Street and Da Dou Road Food Street and other specialties blocks also allows you to Hangzhou features authentic delicacies taste over and over!In the 2012 the hotel has comprehensive upgraded. Through the use of venue and water features, the railings painted columns, Hangzhou silk and Suzhou Embroidery is the use of Jiangnan cultural elements, highlighting the features of the Poetry and South charm. The hotel has 234 sets of rooms, finely decorated, complete and perfect the use of the most appropriate body structure bedding, new LCD TV and free broadband. Yue Jiangnan Restaurant, Li Jingyuan cafe and Auspicious fashion cuisine restaurant decoration are simple and full of personality, and to hire chefs cooking food from around the world. At the same time to accommodate more than 300 multi-purpose hall with six vary in size conference room conference center, well-equipped, professional services, is the ideal choice for organizing large-scale events and business meetings.Away from the busy, shake off the hubbub, relaxed, comfortable business and leisure trip, all at Best Western Hangzhou hotel. ... more less
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- Best Western Hangzhou