The OCT [Overseas Chinese Township] group took over the erstwhile Crowne Plaza and renamed it The Venice, with complete Italian theme. Right from the entrance, with the ushers and employees wearing the same outfit makes you feel like in some costume party. Piped Italian music keeps on playing 24 hrs. Rooms are ok, with good sleep quality but the sound proofing is not good. One can hear squeaking, groaning, walking, loud noises throughout the night. Chinese being avid smokers, there is no respite in the non-smoking floors. Smoke wafts around everywhere. The air-conditioner can go only upto 22 degrees C, no matter what settings you keep. Fantastic swimming pool [one of the largest I have seen] and very well maintained. Breakfast is average spread and in-hotel dinning is extremely expensive. The executive lounge is ok but the food is usually dried out in the heater and not very fresh.
Locality is good, with two huge theme parks, malls as well as local middle-class life can be enjoyed withing walking distance. Fantastic underground metro, with clockwork service. English speaking is a challenge, but with smarting of chinese [which is pretty easy] one can get around without any problem and negotiate to hearts content on anything [except in the malls].
- 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