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“Made me wanna stay longer...but don't eat the apples”

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Orange Hotel Nanjing Xuanwumen
Ranked #31 of 1,969 Hotels in Nanjing
Reviewed May 6, 2010

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.

  • Stayed: May 2010
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Reviewed February 3, 2010

This hotel was so much more than I could have imagined for only about $30 (usd) a night! First, my friends and I had arrived from Beijing on an overnight train (another recommended experience). We arrived at the hotel at about 8:00am to see if they would hold our luggage until we could check in. They let us check in right then! As we were a bit sleepy and unshowered, we were delighted. The room was huge, and very modernly-designed. It was comfortable and clean. The top two or three floors, and we were given a room on the top floor. The view was interesting, of apartments and some fun high-rises. All the standard hotel aspects were great. The shower was particularly fun. And since Nanjing doesn't have quite as much English as, say, Beijing, and none of my friends nor I had much of any Mandarin down, sadly, they staff was great at writing notes for us to give to taxi drivers. And on the day we checked out, they held our bags for us until the night. I couldn't have asked for anything more. And, again, for such an amazing deal!

The one thing I would agree with other reviews is the location. On a map, I thought it looked like it would be fun to be near the lake, etc. After having been to Nanjing, I would also pick the other location of this same hotel (but definitely the same hotel). We really didn't do much around the hotel, though it was an easy enough location from which to do other things. Also, we had a little difficulty looking finding the hotel the first time around. From an address we had, we thought it was on the main street. It is, however, on one street parallel, just a bit back. At a pedestrian walk way, if you look down the continuing street, you can see a large logo on a four-story building that looks like a character with an orange for a head - that's the hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 8, 2010

When looking online for places to stay, this looked like a great location to be as it's right next to Xuanwu Lake - only problem is, the lake isn't really all that hot, and as it's on the other side of the city wall you can't even see it from the hotel. Oh well. It's also hidden on a side street off of Center Road, and even with the address the taxi driver had a little trouble finding it from the station.

On the up side, it's only about a block or 2 away from a whole bunch of restaurants if you head north towards the rail station on Center Road, although the area is dead after about 9-9:30pm. The hotel itself was fun with friendly staff, a modern design and oranges-o-plenty (they bring oranges up to your room every night). As an interesting touch, every room comes with a rubik's cube and a goldfish (ours was named Francis). They had free wifi and a so-so breakfast.

Now that I've actually been to Nanjing and see how the town is laid out, I would recommend staying at the Xinjiekou branch as it's a much more central location, closer to the Confucius Temple and 1912 areas, which is where most of the restaurants/bars/shops are.

Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with friends
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled on business
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Stayed: July 2016, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2016, traveled with family
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Address: No.224 Centre Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
Location: China > Jiangsu > Nanjing
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Ranked #31 of 1,969 Hotels in Nanjing
Price Range: $33 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Orange Hotel Nanjing Xuanwumen 2*
Number of rooms: 126
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