Room: We stayed at one of the two floors are non smoking rooms. The 3 adults were given a queen sized bed and a foldable bed. There is not much space after putting these as this hotel is primarily for 2 occupants in each room. There is a free desktop computer with free internet which is slow at nights. It has a large LCD TV with international channels eg. CNN, HBO, Discovery and the like. There is an electric kettle, tea and coffee. In-room mini bar is well stocked.
Bath-toilet: bath tub is provided. The shower head is provided inside/above the bath tub. Hot water is reliable. There are hair dryers and weighing scale.
Cleanliness: room and toilet is clean. The carpet looks fresh and the room does not look tired.
Breakfast: hotel provides a wide selection of international and local food. Daily available: salads, breads, noodles, egg station, porridge/congee, hot foods, drinks, yogurt, cereals.
Facilities: hotel's sports centre is at the 4th floor. It has exercise machines, thread mill, snooker tables, table tennis and bowling. We used these at nights and enjoyed ourselves. There is also spa, hairdressing and other shops within the hotel. We did not use these as there are just too many shops around the hotel vicinity which we feel would be cheaper.
Noise: our room faced the main road and the stadium. Some traffic noise and noise/music from the sports square can be heard by light sleepers.
Location: the lane behind the hotel, and the row of shops to the left of hotel entrance (as you face the main road) have cheap eateries with nice food. There is even a western style bakery - for those who are used to bread and cakes. Opposite the hotel, tucked underground below the stadium and square is a shopping mall. It comprises boutique shops and a supermarket run by a famous western chain. This supermarket is very well stocked, and if Changsha is your departure point, you can buy most Hunan packed food/tea/local produce here to bring home.
Should you stay in this hotel and/or Changsha? From the tourist point of view, Changsha city by itself is congested, traffic jams and noisy. We stayed briefly because it was our arrival/departure points. The Hunan Provincial Museum, which houses a very preserved 2,000 female corpse, is closed for refurbishing until further notice. Places to visit in Changsha are: Mt Yuelu (read: hill), Yuelu Confucious Academy, Aiwan pavillion and parts of old fortress walls. Visit these because you happen to be in Changsha. Don't come to Changsha just to see these.
From Changsha, you could take a day trip (2 hours one way) to Shaoshan, which is Mao Tse Dung's birthplace. See his ancestral home, his bedroom, primary school, pond he swims in, memorial and museum. And his large statue. Most shops and restaurants are called 'Mao xxx'.
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