I guess this was a good hotel in the past, but it seems dated now by modern western standards.
The staff at check in did as much as possible to please, and did speak English. The lobby gives a feeling of rich oriental from 1970's, but some how that doesn't work today.
On entering the corridor to the bedrooms, there was a certain feeling of dismay. The room doors were very old wooden standard, and the corridor had a very strange uncomfortable smell.
The room was not much better. There was no safe available so, with the condition of the room door, ( even with the electronic key) one felt uncomfortable about leaving valuables.
There had obviously been an attempt at upgrading the decor of the room and bathroom, so it almost worked. The bed - oh dear! It felt like a wooden board with a thick blanket and sheet on top. The carpet on the floor seemed softer.
They did supply a kettle for boiling water, and supplied tea bags for green tea. However there was a big notice in the bathroom which said the water was not drinkable. They did supply a large bottle of water but charged for it.
Internet is free. However the wifi reception to the rooms was almost non existent . I was able to use the LAN cable for the laptop. Wifi in the check in area seemed to be the main place for iPad users.
The towels and bedding smelled like they had been washed in dirty water.
Breakfast was not very interesting, catering mainly for Chinese tastes . However, when in Rome.......
All in all, I don't intend to go back.
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