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“Older but not bad”
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Junhua Haiyi Hotel
Ranked #3 of 196 Hotels in Shantou
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“Older but not bad”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

Oldwr hotels, rooms are average size but the beds are hard like sleeping on a box spring. Rooms all smell of smoke.

It is one of the only hotels in shantou that actually keeps the a/c on all night durin the summer. Most hotels shut down their ac at midnight until 6am.

Buffet restaurant is not good.

Unfortunately it is probably the beat hotel in shantou. It is a 1 hour ride to chaozhou.

Rooms are cleanish. If you do laundry there your clothes come back smelling stale and a bit smoky.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Thank DMACK15
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Foster Z, General Manager at Junhua Haiyi Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
Meritus Shantou China, General Manager , responded to this review
February 29, 2012
Dear DMACK15

Thank you for your valuable comments on our overall products of rooms and restaurant. All u mentioned areas that we will surly look into them seriously and take action accordingly to ensure u next stay would be a pleasant one.

I do hope that we will have the opportunity to have u to be with us again in nearest future.

Many thanks and best regards,

Jin Peng
Hotel General Manager
Meritus Shantou China
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

I stay here for business and have stayed at the Regency also and the Meritus is the better hotel and the best in Shantou...It has everything you need, buffet food is ok, the rooms are clean although outdated, it even has a bar but it's a bit soulless...The Exec floor is OK but nothing like what you would get from a Interconti or Shangri La......Sheraton arrives ion Dec2012 :0)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Foster Z, General Manager at Junhua Haiyi Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2012
Meritus Shantou China, General Manager , responded to this review
March 12, 2012
Dear Travellingnick

Thank you for your good comments, we are planning to improve the facilities and service on your feedback of bar and club lounge, we are looking forward to serve you, and meet your demand in future, thanks.

Kind Regards,

Jin Peng
Hotel General Manager
Meritus Shantou China
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

This was a great find when we were trawling through the city late at night on a last-minute business trip. The walk-in rates are steep--they only had Executive Club rooms available for RMB1,100/night. Breakfast was included as was access to the executive club lounge. (Happy hour is from 5p-7p with some alcoholic drinks and snacks.) We did not check out the gym.

The rooms were large and clean. The king-sized bed was very comfortable, and the room temperature was just right although the a/c is quite noisy. (I turned mine off.) There is complimentary wi-fi in the room as well as a desktop computer and a flat-screen tv. The bathroom was large--the bathtub and shower are in one space w/a door. The room comes with all the usual amenities: toiletries, bathrobe, slippers, 2 bottles of water, and a mini-bar.

The lobby bar was a bit dismal -- smoky and dark -- with a limited selection of beverages. But the breakfast buffet in the bistro is not a bad mix of Chinese and Western: lots of cooked food, a good fruit selection, and pastries.

As with many places of this calibre in China, service was warm and earnest.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Thank asoloist
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San Francisco
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

We stayed at Meritus Hotel in Shantou in mid Oct 2011 for 2 nights on a business trip. Booking was for a executive room, on the executive floor with lounge. It took 20 minutes and RMB32.50 from airport to our Meritus hotel in town, roads were empty at 115PM, very few cars and few people, they said the hotel is fully booked, yet I saw nobody anywhere. Taxi by the meter. Meritus Hotel is the best hotel in Shantou. We had lunch on the 2nd floor restaurant, food was expensive and bad. Free breakfast in the ground floor coffee shop was big and very good. Executive lounge is very large with top floor view of the distant bay and mountain, very good service, fresh fruit and food in the afternoon, very nice place. Room was on the small side but not too small, modern and clean, bathroom is top tier and clean. Soft and comfortable bed.

Shantou has very long blocks, so it may seem like a block away but actually very long walk, best to take taxi. It is less than half a block away from a major shopping center with many restaurants upstairs, close yet a long walk. 3 very long blocks from a big Jinsha night market with hundreds of shops and food stalls, fun place to visit. Shantou is a friendly city with many smiling happy people and beautiful girls.

Hotel is empty and quiet during the day but comes alive during the night, 2nd to 9th floor are entainment places, for K-TV singing and Marjohn. When I sent downstairs at night, I was solicited several times by varies prostitutes in the lobby, by and in the elevator, but I was told it is common in ALL hotels in Shantou.

We enjoyed our stay at Meritus Hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Thank MacJourney1
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Kumeu, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

The hotel is showing signs of wear and tear but still gives good value for the standard received.
Very helpful and friendly staff and in an excellent location for evenings etc.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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1 Thank mike_foodmach
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Liverpool
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

Buffet breakfast and meals was good, selection western and Chinese. Rooms clean and well kept. Hotel staff very helpful

  • Stayed July 2011
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Thank RayNoraS
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

Shantau is our base to look up my relatives in area towns. My mom and my wife shared a room with double beds. This hotel happens to be across from a very bustling morning market and nite street food neighborhood. It was a treat to experience the market and tasting local breakfast snacks as the hotel restaurant is pricey with western choices. Also beside the hotel there is row of western brand retail shops.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Junhua Haiyi Hotel
Address: No.97 Jinsha East Road, Shantou 515041, China
Location: China > Guangdong > Shantou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 196 Hotels in Shantou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Junhua Haiyi Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 318
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