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TANGLA Dongguan
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Stayed 23 days in this hotel last week. Room was large, clean and well appointed with amazing details. Good hospitality found in everybody who served us: from door lady to front office, from coffee shop staff to duty manager, swimming pool crew to gym attendants and many more.

Breakfast was served with may choices in sumptuous portions. The swimming pool was big and well maintained. and the view from our room was gorgeous with the pool and the lake in the foreground. All the facilities, services and amenities were enjoyed with excellent value for money.

We are already planning for a comeback over Christmas and probably on a more recurring basis.

Well done Sofitel people!

Charles Fung

  • Stayed August 2013
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Sofitel_Dongguan, Manager at TANGLA Dongguan, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thanks, Mr Fung , for your comments of your recent stay at the Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon.
We are really glad , especially hearing from you that our staff is really living our motto of serving our guests from our hearts , caring and pleasantly surprising them. Truly motivated by your remarks which I will be sharing with them immediately.
Happy to note that you enjoyed our Sofitel breakfasts which is one of our selling points, with the many varied choices especially now with our new De-lite menu, promoting healthy breakfast food with many fresh detox juices available, with a French touch.
The hotel is truly indeed value for money , as not only one gets 2 very large indoor and outdoor swimming pools to one-self, also the lake in front , and the mountain at the back, with a golf course at the sides (10 minutes away), and if you need some "noise" at night, there is also the Bar street in the town centre, just 15 minutes taxi ride from the hotel.
Thank you for your long-stay of 23 days and we look forward to your and your family's return during Christmas where we have aligned some interesting programs for both the hotel guests and the community (a pre-Christmas party for the under-priviledged kids).
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

stayed in the hotel for 1 night for business trip. It was nice overall but the breakfast arrangement is disappointed. They didn't give out voucher for breakfast up on arrival so in the morning we just walked in to the restaurant to enjoy breakfast. When we finished we advised our room number and they waiter replied we will need to pay for our breakfast. But i remember I booked with breakfast included and luckily I brought my booking confirmation letter with me and present to them so they double check again. My colleagues didn't have the confirmation letter with them so they have to pay even tho they remember they booked with breakfast included. This is very bad arrangement and feels like they will ask you to pay no matter if you have booked with breakfast or not...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Sofitel_Dongguan, Manager at TANGLA Dongguan, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Thank you for your comment on your recent trip to Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon.
Thank you for describing that the overall business trip was nice except the breakfast arrangements...... which we would sincerely like to clarify and apologize if there were any misunderstanding between the communication with the staff.
We would like to clarify that we do not use the old system of issuing breakfast vouchers anymore which was practiced a decade ago, as some of our room guests regarded it as inconvenient and usually forget to bring or lost their vouchers. We have a computer system that will let us know instantly whether a guest's room includes a breakfast or not, by just verifying the room number with the guest. For your case, from our investigation, apparently when you first informed our hostess , you came from room number of #375 where the room did not include breakfast which was why a bill was presented to you after consumption. Later when you recalled it was #357, we corrected the error and cancelled the charge. While your room was booked through your company account using the signed contract corporate rate that include breakfast, your 3 colleagues booked through the travel agent which
did not include any breakfast. They were surprised initially but after we verified and explained to them that their source of booking which was different from yours, and they paid the bill upon check out.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Front Desk or Sales Dept if you still dispute this case, as we will honor our commitments given to our clients based on our contracts. We will not overcharge and will readily refund all breakfast charges should if it be proven that we have wrongly charged. We thank you for your comments once again and we look forward to your return visit soon.
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boston
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

just back from an 8 day stay at this great hotel. They have a new head chef from Milan who will be upgrading their menu soon. Used spa twice with June and Serena, had a hair cut, and swam in large pool often this trip. The frequent rain allowed me to see a blue sky while I walked the adjacent safe park at 5.45 am each day. A blue sky in DG is sadly special and rare. If you can not get a cab, just ask hotel to arrange private car to any restaurant. Besides eating at the hotel, I ate at high end Wang place in Dyna city (think mortons), Bongournos for Italian. the special oven new pizza place at pullman hotel, and always the best place to relax, the Brit pub one for the road. Favorite rest. at hotel is in the front lobby area run by the super nice and pretty Rena with great help from roman and sugar!
will be back on October with my wife for my 40th visit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Sofitel_Dongguan, Manager at TANGLA Dongguan, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thank you for your comment on your recent stay with the Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon.
Thank you for your continuous support of more than 10 years of returning visit to this wonderful hotel that faces a beautiful lake, surrounded by a beautiful hill and with a public park right at our doorsteps, and a golf course just minutes away.
Yes we have a new Head Chef, from Milan, Italy. First time in China, and he is settling down fast, and so far, he has shown his skills which we reckon is the best pasta and pizza in town, and more will come as he is looking through all our menus for an upgrade of not just Italian but also from many parts of the world which he has worked in.
Thanks for mentioning our Spa Masseurs, June and Serena, truly the best to de-stress after a hard day's work, and of course, the delightful Rena, the Manager of both our Garden Bistro (great French and Italian cuisine) and Mardi Gras Bar. We look forward to seeing you and your Mrs in October whereby our Executive Chef from Milan will be able "cook up a storm" to your delight that you need not go out to the nearby eateries anymore. See you soon.
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Guangzhou, China
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4 reviews
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

The hotel is really nice with the lake. The walk in the garden is also worthy. The price is not bad at all. BTW, the swimming pool is very big and clean. It's very convenient for family reunion. Will definitely come back again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Sofitel_Dongguan, Manager at TANGLA Dongguan, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for your recent comment about your stay at the Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon. It's true that most of our guests commented that our rooms are value for money as not only do they get a spacious and clean room , they also get a beautiful lake view which most hotels cannot provide in this region. We also have a very large ground of green space for guests to walk or exercise , a public park in front and a hill at the back for the adventurous guests and family to explore. Lately we also introduced a Family Summer package with many exciting activities and programs organized by our hotel staff to cater and stimulate the kids when they come to the hotel. Some of these activities are a guided walk to the park, a treasure hunt within our grounds, a kite painting and flying competition, a large 100m2 kid's castle air float, night cartoon movie house, etc.
We look forward to you and your family's return soon to enjoy our Family Summer Package.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Dongguan hotels have a reputation for large KTV's and the clientel / lounge culture that scene attracts. If you want away from that as I did, this is now the only place I want to stay in Dongguan and is worth any extra journey time its location demands.
The location and grounds are simply beautiful. The relentless sounding of horns outside of your window in the early evening are exchanged for the gentle chorus of frogs. The room itself was of the highest quality for facility and cleansliness - but I have come to expect and demand this of any 4* + hotel in China now. However Royal Lagoon is differentiated by the views and it's layout which makes good use of natural daylight, giving a blissful change from the darker multi-story imperial red and gold travellers in China are most acustomed with. This is complemented by a comptent staff who are extremely pleasant and communicate confidently in English. It is true for buisness visitors who need to connect with the industrial suburbs of Dongguan may need to arise a little earlier in the morning, but well worth it in my humble opinion. Actually in my case, the company I was meeting with were that impressed with the Hotel location we decided to hold our meeting in the foyer Zen Garden, which overlooked the lake, gardens and baby peacocks :).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Sofitel_Dongguan, Manager at TANGLA Dongguan, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you very much for your positive comments of your stay at the Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon. We are truly delighted to read your detailed assessment of our hotel which is so much better than what was written by ourselves.
It's true that not having a girlie bar KTV which is prevalent in all hotels in Dongguan, is not a disadvantage to us, while on the contrary, it has attracted serious Corporate guests, individual Business lady travellers as well as family leisure travellers coming here for a clean fun and healthy recreational activities.
While we are secluded on a hill , in front of a public park with a lake view, we are still just 10 minutes away from the noisy downtown Bar street, should our guests need a swing in the night and still come back to a very quiet, decent and sober hotel , surrounded by greeneries, free-walking peacocks, fresh air from the hills, where you can confidently walk around safely into the night.
Thank you once again for your comments and we all look forward to your return soon.
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

A bit far away from downtown, but quiet and all facilities in place. Good price for room and food. Given not high floor building, so over hundred rooms on one floor, and long corridor to go. But really large room, king size bed, both bath and shower at the toilet. The staffs there are helpful too, providing a lot as you are not familar with anything. Will come again.
离市区有点远,但很亲近,没有骚扰电话,没有城市噪音,完全国际化标准的酒店。房间很大,极宽的大床,卫生间也很宽敞,早餐还没吃,但值得期待

  • Stayed June 2013
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Sofitel_Dongguan, Manager at TANGLA Dongguan, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for your comment of your recent stay with the Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon. Concerning the distance that seem far, it is actually not as it is just 10 minutes away by cab to downtown Bar Street. It is so near that we offer free shuttle service at scheduled hours to the famous Bar Street for our guests to enjoy an alternative off-side location out of the hotel. Thanks for mentioning that our pricings for room and food are good. We do not overprice our services , but in fact , give more "value for money", eg the most of the rooms comes with good views of either the serene lake view or the colourful hill view ( different from the city hotels), while the food comes with freshness and consistent authentic tastes , its reliability proven for the last 10 years since we open. Most importantly , the staff have been trained to give service from their hearts which is our Sofitel motto. Thanks for your positive comments and we all look forward to your return soon.
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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 Luxury Hotel in Dongguan
#1 Spa Hotel in Dongguan
#2 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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