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“Delightful lovely hotel - friendly staff, luxury yet value for money definitely will return to stay & strongly recommend”
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TANGLA Dongguan
Ranked #1 of 1,070 Hotels in Dongguan
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delightful lovely hotel - friendly staff, luxury yet value for money definitely will return to stay & strongly recommend”
Reviewed May 25, 2011

Just came back to London from a very pleasant stay at the Sofitel Royal Lagoon Dongguan China and found it to be one of the best places I have ever been. The place is a rare gem not only for China but also compared to other cities in the world. The hotel has a beautiful landscape, serene lakeview, plenty of greens, flowers and trees surrounding it. The rooms are spacious and clean, the food is fabulous and tasty, especially the Brazilian restaurant, and there is even a European lady pianist serenading in the evening at the lobby. The ambience of the lobby, with its fresh flowers displays, lighted candles and the ever-friendly staff is a delightful place to relax and come “home” to.
I frequently fly and travel many countries, stayed at many luxurious five star hotels but this hotel takes the cake. The management and staff here are so down-to-earth, friendly, courteous, helpful and ever smiling, especially the French Management Trainees at the front desk. Even the Chinese staff will be ever ready to greet you with a “Bonjour” or “Bonsoir” which is indeed a surprise for a hotel so faraway out of Europe. An impeccable unmistakable French touch. The Spa is great for a relaxing massage.

I often recommend business colleagues and friends to stay at Sofitel Hotels, like the fabulous Sofitel Rome and Sofitel London but this one, with its natural assets and friendly staff, is big value for money .Even when I left, they sent me a "Good bye email-card". What a way to value a guest and make one wants to return to the hotel always. Strongly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 21, 2011

I've been a regular traveller to DG and have been staying at this hotel since it first opened. I would spend a minimum 20 days here every year. I have tried on occasions new hotels in the area as they open but I return to the Royal Lagoon every time.The front desk experience is always quick and courteous (just how I like it), The food is a good standard and on the improve with new management, the staff are like family, they know and greet me by name.I never have to ask for anything twice, they are attentive but never intrusive.The added bonus of this hotel is the location,set in wonderful park location it is a great respite from the busy DongCheng downtown area (great for an early morning run or walk) .It is centrally located which means travel to either HK or Guangzhou is convenient.
I really take exception to reviews like the previous one titled "Very disappointed" .To suggest the staff is anything but honest is reprehensible. While on earth you would rely on a Bell boy to help you with your travel plans is beyond me. He is there to carry your bags.
Your disappointment had more to do with your poor planning rather than the hotel.
I run into the same international business travelers regularly.To see their continued support of this hotel considering the options speaks volumes.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 19, 2011

I am very disappointed at this hotel, particularly the staff. I had take a taxi to Changping train station via which to Hong Kong on the 26th April. When we checked out at the hotel, my husband told the Concierge at 8am that we needed a taxi for 9am. When we came down at 9am, we were told that there were no taxies and we had to wait for 15 - 20 minutes!

Feeling annoyed, we had no choice but to wait. While we were waiting at the gate, a tall bell boy told me that it would be much better to take their company car because it would only cost 200RMB and it's larger while the taxi would cost us 180RMB. I told him that that's fine as long as we could have the car asap and time was running out. Anyway, he came back and said he had called the company car for us but we needed to wait for an extra 10 minutes as the car was not at the hotel. What? If the car was not in the hotel, why would I bother to pay extra for the "company car"? By then a taxi arrived, I told him not to bother with the company car, we could just go with the taxi and we needed to catch the train.

Watch this, when I was just about to ask the taxi driver how much it would cost us to go to the Changping station, that same tall bell boy who told me it would cost 180RMB jumped in and asked the taxi driver if he would take us to the train station for 100RMB which the taxi driver happily agreed. Once I settled down in the taxi, the more I thought about it, the more I found it peculiar. And now I know why. The driver told me that it costed 100RMB to the train station, no more. So the bell boy lied to me in order to get me to use their more expensive car and as soon as I decided to use a taxi, he tried to cover himself up! How disgusting that was!

Anyway, I have found that the Concierge doesn't seem to be happy to help customers out generally speaking. I would expect somebody smiling, polite and try all their best to answer any enquiry that you might have. No, not from this hotel. For example, after a couple of phone calls, I finally managed to get a train timetable printed by the Concierge but on the paper full of other writings!

Room inside is nice and clean but as soon as you go out to the balcony, full of cobweb and dust, no chairs at the Balcony. The water sport facility shown on the pictures wasn't there. Staff who take anything to your room stand there and expect tips. I mean I would give tips when I wanted but not this way. The dressing area of the heated swimming pool was wet, messy and dirty. Nobody seemed to bother to clean it up.

No shuttle bus to the city centre.

good points - quiet, away from the bustle and hustle, heated swimming pool, reasonable price.

I will not go back to this hotel nor would I recommend it. General impression of this hotel is too commercial and only interested in cutomers' money but not the customers.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2011

It would be better if there are a couple of chairs in the balcony. The temperature of the hot water in the bath room is not hot enough.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed February 15, 2011

A nice place with delicious food, quiet and cosy environment.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about TANGLA Dongguan

Property: TANGLA Dongguan
Address: No.8 Yingbin Road, Dongcheng District, Dongguan 523129, China (Formerly Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon)
Location: China > Guangdong > Dongguan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Dongguan
#1 Luxury Hotel in Dongguan
#3 Best Value Hotel in Dongguan
#6 Business Hotel in Dongguan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — TANGLA Dongguan 4*
Number of rooms: 268
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located nearby the Huying Park, and facing a lake on one side, and a wild forest on the other side, it is the ideal place to disconnect from work and worries. The 2 swimming pools, the spa, and the sport facilities are dedicated to well being and relaxation. The complex is also a perfect setting for your events, with its 22 meeting rooms up to 1000 people. ROOMS: 268 rooms, including 10 opera suites, and 21 prestige suites, 3 villas and 1 imperial suite with private fitness centre and meeting room. The bedrooms offer splendid views of the lake, the swimming pool and the garden.F&B: • Cafe Royal: travel around the world with an international buffet and live cooking. • Garden Bistro: taste fine dining cuisine, with French and Italian touches with view on our peacock garden. • BB's: our Brazilian churrascaria for meat lovers. Terrace facing the swimming pool. • Sugi: enjoy a Japanese fine dining restaurant. Teppanyake, sushi bar and private tatami rooms available. • Fragrant Pavilion: try out the local specialties in our Cantonese restaurant. 3 bars are available: the Mardi Gras Bar, the Lobby Bar,the wine bar. ... more   less 
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Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon Hotel Dongguan
Accor Dongguan Royal Lagoon
Dongguan Sofitel

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