I stayed here for two nights to visit the Jiuzhaigou National Park. The location is not so bad, because it is located at a rather bustling spot just before the park, with local food and shops across the street.
The hotel is just decent, quite clean, with good beds and quite good bathroom. Of course, you cannot expect too much from this hotel. It is not too well-lit, rather dark to some tastes. The peculiar thing is that the amenities provided in each room do not appear to be the same: for instance, my room has a water heater, but other room in my group has not—instead they have a water purifier dispenser. Be careful also when using the amenities: there are amenities that are price-labelled, and if you open the container, they will make you pay for it. For instance, a member of my group mistakenly thought that the razor knife provided is free, and during checkout they asked him to pay for RMB 25 (about US$ 4).
The hotel also has free wi-fi connection. The connection is quite decent (compared to some I found at Chengdu), but there are problems and lags to it.
Breakfast is lavish, but do not expect much on the taste. Simply put, it does not suit many foreigners' tastebuds. If you think the Chinese food that you taste at home will be the same as this one, think again. Most of the food is oily, or simply bland. Often, the only thing that you can rely on is the fried egg—many will fight to take the mass-fried eggs made available.
The hotel also provides a cultural show, priced at around RMB 150 (around US$15), depicting various aspects of the local culture. While the show is quite lovely, unfortunately all the performers will only speak Chinese, thus make many—if not all—foreigners baffled on what is going on.
At the end, it is just okay. It appears that there are a lot of better options in this area. Just okay if you want a place to sleep at night, but nothing more.
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