The 2 best things about this hotel are its location and the comforts of the room. It's located within walking distance to the Xiaoshenzi (line 1) and Linjiangmen (line 2) metro/light rail stations, as well as the Jiefangbei pedestrian area, malls with nice restaurants, and bars and more casual restaurants along the river. We also appreciated having a kitchenette in our studio room, and a separate, albeit small couch to watch TV on. It made it much more comfortable to hang out in and relax in the evenings.
Other pros: clean room, good water pressure in the shower, decent view, good service, western and Chinese breakfast buffet choices, and best of all, free and strong wi-fi in the lobby AND room. They also had HBO, National Geographic, TV5, and other great satellite TV channels.
The only 2 cons were that the hotel couldn't find our reservation made through hotels.com, which was a bit of a hassle, and that our non-smoking room smelled of smoke. It was faint, but when I woke up in the mornings I could smell smoke in my hair. And this is very minor but important for people who debate whether to bring their own shampoo/conditioner - the shampoo provided smelled nice but made my hair very dry.
Overall, we had a great stay at this hotel and would do so again if ever in Chongqing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Somerset JieFangBei is located amidst most of the Fortune 500 companies in the bustling downtown financial and business district of Chongqing. The serviced residence puts you in close proximity to banks, offices, shopping malls, restaurants and it is a short walk to the beautiful Pedestrian Street and Lin Jiang Men Light Rail Transit (LRT) station.Somerset JieFangBei offers modern and stylish homes with breathtaking views of the Jialing River and the lively city. Its studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments feature a spacious living / dining room, fully-equipped kitchen, home entertainment system and high speed broadband internet access. Conducting business in Somerset JieFangBei is easy and convenient. With the China Industrial Bank right at your door step and well-equipped meeting rooms, you will have complete business connectivity in the comfort of your own home. It is ideal for utives and their families looking for a balanced and enriching lifestyle. Unwind with a refreshing dip in our indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna rooms or go for a good workout in our fully-equipped gymnasium. You can also choose to have casual dining by the barbeque area overlooking the serenity of the Jialing River. Experience Somerset’s signature Heartware service – always caring and striving to deliver. We understand your needs for a balanced and enriching lifestyle and tailor the residence to exceed your expectations. ... more less
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