I stayed four nights in Building 2 (four star) when on business travel. The room was very comfortable with adequate furnishings and decent bathroom. I thought the mattress was quite firm, but then I slept great every night despite jet lag. One evening there was some water leakage from the ceiling in the bathroom directly into the tub, but I never noticed it again and considered it part of the experience. The servicing of the room was great. The in-room safe also worked great. The breakfast buffet had a decent selection of Western items as well as the full complement of Chinese breakfast food. Only complaint was that the coffee quality was hit-and miss. The wired internet connection in the room was free and fast; cable provided - just bring your ethernet adapter if you use a Mac. There is an extra charge for use of fitness facilities.
Overall this is a great selection if you want something different than a Western chain. It is a huge property, but each building has its own front desk staff. The verdant grounds are really beautiful and a welcome change from the chaos of the city streets. I truly enjoyed early morning walks through the large gardens and tree-lined streets. This was my favorite hotel (of three) that I visited on this trip.
Bear in mind that your experience may differ depending on building number (read other reviews). My experience was in four-star Building #2.
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