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“Convenient "No-Frills" Hotel in Downtown Ya'an”

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ibis Ya an Downtown
Ranked #12 of 84 Hotels in Ya'an
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“Convenient "No-Frills" Hotel in Downtown Ya'an”
Reviewed October 26, 2010

I stayed here for three nights in September 2010. I am ranking this hotel as "very good" based on other hotels in Ya'an. There really aren't any good hotels in Ya'an, so this new Ibis is a welcome addition. Also, this is the only hotel that is in the center of downtown Ya'an. This is a very basic property. The rooms have very minimal furnishings, and the bathroom is constructed from a prefab plastic module. However, it was very clean and had western facilities. The rooms did provide free internet access, not wifi, but it was super easy to connect my netbook to the provided cable for internet access. There was also a restaurant that provided a very basic breakfast. The employees at the desk were pleasant and spoke some English.
If you are going to Bifengxia Panda Base, it is about a 20 minute drive from the hotel. The hotel is very centrally located to restaurants and stores. If you walk across the gorgeous bridge, there are several hot pot restaurants that were excellent. The city is very beautiful at night, and the bridge and rooftops are all lit in colored lights. I would recommend this hotel for anyone going to Bifengxia Panda Base.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 22, 2010

This hotel was chosen for me by the tour company for a small group who were volunteering at the BiFengXia Panda Center. There aren't that many great hotel choices in Ya'an, and at least the Ibis is centrally located right next to the gorgeous bridge over the river. The decor is much like a 70's college dorm--all built in and mostly formica surfaces. Ya'an is known as "the rainy city" and is either raining or misty most of the time. For this reason, the hotel towels always feel like they are damp. Room had few amenities other than a teakettle and a mosquito coil and the standard toiletries. Several of the rooms smelled of mold, but the management had a professional cleaner come in when we complained. Stopper in the sinks in several rooms were missing or not operable (to stop you from doing hand laundry, maybe?). Breakfast buffet was, again, pretty basic--mix of Western and Chinese options (congee, steamed buns, toast, boiled eggs, cereal, juice, yoghurt). No brewed coffee, only instant coffee with cream and sugar already in it. Staff has very little English and communication was difficult at times. There are hairdryers at the front desk; you have to pay a 50 yuan deposit to use them. When I borrowed one in the evening to be returned the next morning, I was charged 100 yuan deposit because I had it over 2 days--deposit was returned in full, but it seemed weird. No restaurant and none within walking distance that had menus with English. There is a huge, modern supermarket (more like a Wal-Mart) called Keepjoy within walking distance which has prepared food, a bakery, and just about anything else you could need. Staff will draw you a map to get there. Restaurant in same shopping comples called BLK which has hamburgers and pizza if you just can't take another chinese meal--the pizza was served with chopsticks and plastic gloves. Worth a visit. if you are visiting or volunteering at the Bi Feng Xia panda center this is an okay choice.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Reviewed July 22, 2010

Was skeptical when I saw a promo for CNY84 nett price, Unfortunately we couldn't secure a second room and had to pay the asking price of CNY168 (slightly under USD25). This hotel is relatively new the dust has yet to settle in their underground parking garage!

The location cannot be beat... it's on the riverside, adjacent to the town's bridge with teashops spanning across to both sides of town. Like all IBIS, this is no different except for the Chinese written signs and much firmer beds (either because it's a new property or the Chinese prefer hard beds). OBTW, no WiFi, but physical cable provides broadband access for free. WiFi only in lobby.

Stayed in room 628 and 632. No problem with either rooms.

NO LOYALTY PROGRAM points except for Accor's A+ (paid subscription).

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Property: ibis Ya an Downtown
Address: No.36 Yanjiang Middle Road, Yucheng District, Ya'an 625000, China
Location: China > Sichuan > Ya'an
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #12 of 84 Hotels in Ya'an
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Hotel Class:3 star — ibis Ya an Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 144
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