I was in the hotel for a three day conference as keynote speaker, so I had the best room in the place - a suite overlooking the city.
It was all VERY nice, lots like an American international hotel all a bit "done"... and curiously decorated. The pillars are wrapped with gold lame cloth, the door staff are dressed as Gondoliers (poor sods) and there are two faux mechanical gondolas outside the main entrance surrounded by coy carp... you get the idea.
Apart from the "Venice-as-designed-by-someone-who-has-never-bee-to-Venice" theme park aspect of the place it was fine. Hugely overstaffed (five people came to replace the batteries in my TV remote!), really quick room service (although I thought the laundry was VERY expensive). Food was fine and with several options, and there's a high-end mall literally over the street which also has good restaurants on the upper floors.
If someone else is paying, or you're on business, this is fine. And if you're a traveller who doesn't like travelling then you will be pleasantly reassured by the familiar international blandness of it all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover Venetian charm and business success at the Venice Hotel ShenzhenLocated in the southwest of Shenzhen city, The Venice Hotel Shenzhen is within 5 minutes walk from the famous theme parks and shopping malls – Window of the World, Splendid China, Happy Valley, China Folk Culture Village, and Yitian Plaza. Moreover, we are just just 10 minutes drive from Futian Centre and the Hi-Tech Zone, 15 minutes drive from Shekou Harbour Passenger Terminal and Shenzhen Bay Port, and 20 minutes drive from Luohu Port and Shenzhen International Airport.Being the first international Venetian style hotel in China, The Venice Hotel Shenzhen represents a unique and distinctive Venetian theme. The hotel boasts 375 guest rooms and suites; eight function rooms and a 685 square meter pillar-less ballroom; seven restaurants and bars including the award-winning Blue Italian Seafood & Grill Restaurant and V Bar, the coolest venue in town for evening entertainment and live shows. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shenzhen Crowne Plaza