Booked this hotel through elong and it was successfully reserved without the need for advanced payment which we appreciated. Stayed for three nights and the spacious room provided all the basic amenities. Beds were unfortunately very hard, but if your backs ache you can stop by next door at the Star Relaxing Centre for a massage ($68 yuan for 60min). As per previous review, the location was the main draw of this hotel for us. Hotel staff were relatively helpful when approached for advice, and the rare smiles were a bonus.
There are two shopping malls across the road, night market with cheap clothes & shoes/boots 5 min walk away at Wen Ming Lu and also 10 min walking distance to the lake. We tried the street food at the night market and it was really good (no, we didn't have a stomachache.) The bus stop to Dinghu Mountain was right at our door step and only costs $2 yuan (bus 21). We took a cab to Seven Stars Crags for $15 yuan, and returned by motor-trishaw for $10 yuan... More