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“about as good as it gets in China”
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TANGLA Dongguan
Ranked #2 of 1,085 Hotels in Dongguan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 27, 2012

I've been going to China for business now for over 25 years - and clearly remember when hotels hardly existed- so it is delightful to see hotels of this standard available to make working/visiting china much easier.
This hotel is about as good as it gets- but there will still be issues. The great thing is the management are very eager for feedback and will take action to correct those irritating matters that may arise.
So if you are working in the DongGuan area or visiting the Canton Fair and want a quite location away from the hussle and bussle of chinese life this is a hotel you should definately consider.
Things that are exceptional are:
cleanliness
spaciousness
restaurant food ( but do not go for the buffet- the set menus in the Japanese and lobby restaurant are much better).
The morning buffet is OK and the broadband is just great.
The travel time from the Hotel to Canton Fair is about 70 minutes- and the shuttle service hopefully will be improved.
For a hotel of this standard the bus is really of a very average quality standard.
Rena, the food and beverage manager, is one name that stands out for exceptional service.
I had a few issues during my stay - they do not warrant mentioning- but the issues were fixed in a flash.
If you want an easy way to get there- a shuttle service runs between HK downtown and HK Airport and the Hotel. You take a small minivan to the border/then onto a normal 45 seater coach to Dongguan downtown- and then again onto a minivan the the hotel.
The complete transfer only about 2.5hours and just 200RMB.
Photo's attached show the exceptional food on offer as a part of the set menu's in the restaurant.
I highly recommend this hotel

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Sofitel_Dongguan, Manager at TANGLA Dongguan, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2012

We appreciate very much your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. We will improve on the Cafe dinner buffet although it is quite popular with the locals. The Garden Bistro daily set and the Sugi Japanese restaurant a la carte are truly wellknown, apart from our Brazillian BBQ and Cantonese Dim Sum restaurant. We will share your comments with our colleagues , and look forward to welcoming you back again to Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

The Sofitel Royal Lagoon is a great hotel but its showing its age. The rooms are very dated. Service was good , breakfast is ok. The best part of this property is the pool, its one of the biggest hotel pools I have ever seen and behind the pool there is a nice lake. location sucks as its out of the way and its hard to get a taxi from the hotel. I would stay here again

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Sofitel_Dongguan, Manager at TANGLA Dongguan, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2012

We appreciate very much your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon. At Sofitel, we always strive for a superior quality of service, as such your feedback is very important to us. We have a renovation plan next year coming out soon for the rooms. Besides the taxi service, we also offer our hotel limousine service as well as a shuttle bus to town at certain schedules. Thank you for your valuable comments again and hope to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

This hotel is very very good, I think it is a wonderful place in Dongguan. food is very good, room is clean, good service, beautiful, I think it is a good place to relex myself, I am planning to travel again in OCT.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sofitel_Dongguan, Manager at TANGLA Dongguan, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2012

Thank you for telling us about your positive feelings of your stay at the Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon. At Sofitel, we always strive for a superior quality of service, as such your feedback is very important to us. We look forward in welcoming you back again in October.

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Reviewed July 24, 2012

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sofitel_Dongguan, Manager at TANGLA Dongguan, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2012

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Stayed here for 14-nights on business. Great place. Loved the large selection of restaurants. Staff is so helpful and courteous. Enjoyed the spa, massages are hit or miss but the facial treatment was fantastic. Good prices. Room is very clean and spacious. Loved the separate bathtub and shower. Recommended for everyone.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Sofitel_Dongguan, Manager at TANGLA Dongguan, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2012

Thank you very much for your review highlighting your positive experiences while staying at the Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon. It is a pleasure for us sharing your comments with our ambassadors as it is through these comments that encourage us to continuously improve our facilities and to strive for better customer service. Yes, we have 5 well-established restaurants within the hotel especially our Brazillian BBQ, Italian-French Garden Bistro and the Japanese Sugi, besides the Chinese and the Cafe. Our Spa masseurs goes through a 9 months training course before servicing our clients. We thank you for taking the time to write your review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon.

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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Hi, Stayed in Sofitel Royal Lagoon with my family for 4 days and it was the best time for my kids, 14 & 18 yrs. They loved the environment, freedom to cycle (hotel has cool tandem bicycles too!), swimming pools, gym, park... resort living.

The hotel staff was ever ready to help and always greeting us with a friendly smile and polite good day (bon jour) or good evening (bon soir) - makes you feel you are valued.

Rooms are great - clean, spacious, luxurious feel. we had 2 rooms - one facing the pool and the other the garden. Kids love the sound and feel of nature - yet 5-10 mins by car (taxi), we are in town - McDonalds , shopping etc. Hotel ambience is great. Beautiful peacocks - even a whitE one - see photo.attached.

Overall, the hotel is one of the best Sofitel Hotel, kudos to the management and staff for giving my family one of the best holidays ever. Will be back again soon (children's requests)
Yep - A beautiful oasis in the middle of concrete jungle - very worth staying.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Sofitel_Dongguan, Manager at TANGLA Dongguan, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2012

We appreciate very much your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. Truly indeed, we are both a Resort as well as a Business hotel as we are just 5 minutes from the main Dongcheng District and yet we are a away from the hustle and bustle, nestled on a hill and facing a calm and therapeutic lakeview in the midst of the HuYing park, amongst the quietness of the greeneries and hills. We will share your comments with all our colleagues , and look forward in welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

For a U.S. visitor, the Royal Lagoons is a very good choice and English speaking is not an issue. There are always ex-pats at the hotel, so plenty of opportunity to mix with others. The rooms are spacious, there are several good restaurant choices within the hotel, and the grounds/pool/work-out area are all first rate. As an important added bonus, it is located within a country park with miles and miles of paths ranging from a gentle wide path around a picturesque lake to a several paths (all concrete or paved) that wind through the area hills for miles. Service is very good and the hotel price is extremely reasonable. The restaurant prices are on the high side, but not unusual for this area. My only minor complaint is that the mattresses are very hard, but this beats a soft or lumpy mattress in my book.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Sofitel_Dongguan, Manager at TANGLA Dongguan, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2012

We sincerely appreciate you took the time to leave feedback about your stay at Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon. We are indeed "blessed" with the location within the park, a hill , a golf course and a lakeview and plenty of restaurants and activities to choose from while staying with us. We can also soften the mattress based on request, besides offering a pillow menu for your choice. We will share your comments with our team. Thank you once again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

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Additional Information about 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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Dongguan
#2 Spa Hotel in Dongguan
#2 Luxury Hotel in Dongguan
#6 Business Hotel in Dongguan
Price Range: $80 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon Hotel Dongguan
Accor Dongguan Royal Lagoon
Dongguan Sofitel

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