Attractive hotel located downtown not far from the harbor and the train station Spacious and calm rooms with confortable beds Restaurant and bar inside, but also plenty of good restaurants around - especially of sea food
The hotel is located near Dalian train station as well as Youhao Guangchang (Friendship Square) subway station. Tianjinjie st. should give you many choices for eating and shopping. The hotel is a bit old but clean enough, shower spray is getting better than before and rather nice breakfast of many choices. Overall I recommend the hotel as far as you can accept the price.
We stayed for 7 nights with our four children over New Year, so we booked two rooms (each room had two double beds - kids had to share). Great modern bathroom with heated floors and a heated toilet seat. The children particularly liked the butt washing/drying functions!! The hotel couldn't offer interconnecting rooms, but we were only a few rooms apart on the 15th floor. We were on opposite sides of the building, so it was fun to see both views! Hotel staff were friendly and helpful and there was always someone who could speak a basic level of English. Breakfast was included in our rate and was a mixture of Chinese and Western. The adults enjoyed the egg station and the kids loved the bakery items. There was also a soft serve ice-cream machine that we let the kids use on the last morning - yes, ice cream for breakfast! We actually never saw anyone else use it! It was never busy and we were always the only westerners. Actually, in our entire week in Dalian, we only saw six other westerners in the entire city. Clearly winter is not the season for western tourists! Location was excellent. Right across the road from the Dalian Railway Station and Victory Plaza. This is a huge underground maze of markets that were a nice reprieve from the -0 temperatures of the Dalian winter. Many local restaurants, fast food outlets and convenience stores are right on the hotels door step. Took us about 10 minutes to walk to the Russian Street. There is also the Ayana Massage & Spa Salon connected to the hotel. We went as a family and all had massages (maybe learn the Chinese words for harder or softer before you go). There is a self-service laundry (and a laundry service you can pay for) which was a huge bonus when you're staying for a week with four children. The lovely guy at reception met me up at the laundry on the 21st floor to translate the machine buttons for me. About an hour to wash and an hour for drying. Machines are free to use, just BYO detergent. Everywhere felt very safe and I would certainly recommend the hotel. My only complaint would be the occasional smell of smoke, even though there were signs posted everywhere about smoking not being permitted. I think the Chinese think these signs are merely a suggestion! Also, we ended up turning off our room thermostat as it was too hot and any adjusting didn't seem to make a difference (even when switched to cold). Otherwise, a very pleasant stay!…
We stayed at grand continent international hotel in Dalian for 6 nights. We booked two rooms. Very satisfied with the hotel. Room are clean and staff are friendly. Hotel is near to the shopping belt. Usual shops that you will find in most major city. However. There is also a wholesale centre near the railway station called Da Chai Shi. You should visit this place.
The hotel is conveniently located in the center of Dalian with easy access to public transportation. Staff is very friendly with good English, which was a pleasant surprise. We had dinner at the Japanese restaurant and we were happy with the food and the service. The room I had was in the 16th floor, quite big, with a nice view. Adequate bathroom and amenities. Clean and quiet. Acceptable breakfast buffet. Overall I had a nice stay at this hotel.