You are getting a really great deal for this really nice hotel.
The staff is REALLY nice and helpful, but they are not able to understand conversational English really well. When I spoke to them over the phone it took forever for them to understand, 'I want to cancel the morning call'. In person, it took about 15 minutes to answer the question, 'Can I purchase my train ticket one day ahead?'.
TIP: I found the best thing to do is write what I needed to say down. They are able to understand it better and faster.
FOR GOD SAKE, PLEASE DO NOT EAT THE APPLE. I have been avoiding eating things at street vendors in China because of the lacking standards of hygiene, but when I checked in they had apples provided, and I was starving and it was too late to go find a restaurant, so I sucked it up and ate the apple provided in the room.
...REGRETTABLE! The next morning I had diarrhea. I went out to do my sightseeing, and again had to go to the washroom about three times, until I eventually felt very naseous and had to cancel all my plans that day. I layed in bed with chills, feeling sick for the rest of the day.
The only other drawback is that even though I put the 'do not disturb' sign on the door, hotel staff, either cleaners or people who provide the free apples, still knocked at the door and tried to enter twice when they thought I was not there because I didn't answer. (I figured they'd leave me to my sleep and obey the sign). Either way, I addressed this with management and they resolved these two issues (the sickness and staff knocking and trying to enter).
Also be aware, don't try to purchase any food or snacks there. They wanted Y15(yuan) for a half sized bottle of water, whereas you can walk 1 minute to the closest restaurant and get it for Y2. Those expensive rates kinda made me mad because I've been to hotels that charge just Y3 or Y1.5
Aside from this, the receptionists were great, the free breakfast had a lot of variety and the room was really nice and swanky. I actually liked it so much I stayed another day. Its a nice hotel and seems to attract much of the younger crowd inspite of its clean, upper class vibe.
Places to visit in Nanjing: Chaotian Gong Market, Zheng He Treasure Ship Park and Zheng He Tomb and Museum.
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