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South China Harbour View Hotel
Ranked #1,245 of 2,755 Hotels in Shenzhen
De Soto, Kansas
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“One week of decent service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Price was reasonable and room was clean. Noise is a factor since my room was close to the fitness room and I could hear equipment clanging until midnight most nights. I just turned the air on and white noise eliminated problem. Morning breakfast buffet in the Cafe was reasonably priced and good mix of Chinese and western fair. Only big complaint: the night staff seemed to be low on English skills. Day staff was good though. Overall, I would stay here again.

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Hotel is like average European chain hotels of middle price segment. So, would compare it with Scandic, Hollyday INN or economy type Radisson. One problem is noise from outside. But I believe you cannot hide from noise in Chinese big city anyway.

Biggest issue is that almost nobody speaks English. I arrived and called to room service to ask for some drinks. They have just dropped the phone when heard I speak English. During breakfast time it was similar situation. There were 10 Chinese waiter around but nobody to ask about food. Nobody understand me and continue to speak Chinese.

So, if you are not Chinese don't go here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2010

On the face of it the hotel looked pretty good however after having stayed here a few days you start to realise just how dated the hotel has become, not really making it reach 4 star expectations. Its very much a Chinese hotel with only a few western guests staying and as a result most of the staff have little to no English.
The Gym is at best useless with most equipment dated and even dangerous. When I tried to use it the staff had to move tables, mattresses, linen and all kinds of junk out of the room first!
The reception staff are pretty good and can at least speak some English.
The breakfast room is dated and service very slow and poor, though the qaulity of the food is good.
The room I had (a large suite) was nice, but again a bit dated, not what you'd expect considering their official prices.
Housekeeping seemed to do a pretty good job at keeping the room tidy and clean.
There isn't really a business center, just a fax and printer.
There is a pretty decent Korean Restaurant on the premises which I'd recommend.
In addition the hotel has a nighclub on the top floor which I couldn't really hear from the 7th floor and a massage/sauna suite which I didn't try.
To summerise, its OK as a basic hotel, but its not definately not up to 4 star standards and I certainly wouldn't want to pay their advertised prices. They need to totally redecorate, improve the leisure facities and improve the quality of the staff.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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Property: South China Harbour View Hotel
Address: No.18 Nanxin Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518052, China
Location: China > Guangdong > Shenzhen > Nantou
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast
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Ranked #1,245 of 2,755 Hotels in Shenzhen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — South China Harbour View Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 150
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