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“First China trip - pleasantly surprised” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Honlux Apartment
Ranked #40 of 2,738 Hotels in Shenzhen
Warminster, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“First China trip - pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stayed in the Honlux for two weeks on my first business trip to China as it is the hotel that my company uses for all its employees. It's just a short walk from the ferry port (just be aware of a few of the seedier bars on the way) and while the subway is just across the road I didn't get a chance to use it.

The hotel seemed very nice and the air conditioning was a welcome relief after the hot and sticky weather outside. All the staff were really pleasant and I found the breakfast perfectly adequate, and the complimentary "happy hour" in the dining room was always nice - tea or coffee and sandwiches/cake - although never particularly busy. The room was a decent size, not much different to budget UK hotels with a well fitted bathroom which had a tray full of bits and pieces - shaving kit etc.

Surrounding the hotel in Sea World square is a wide variety of bars and restaurants where you will find everything from Starbucks and McDonald's to an Irish bar, a German bar/restaurant and a Japanese Teppanyaki where you can have all you can eat and drink for the equivalent of about £18 - and half the enjoyment is watching the chefs prepare and cook all the food right in front of you.

A short walk from the hotel you reach plenty of shops selling just about anything that you can imagine, and there's also a small "mountain" nearby that gives good views across the city.

If you're stuck for something to waste a couple of hours, I would suggest a haircut at the shop on the corner just outside the hotel - an hour and a half being washed, conditioned, massaged, trimmed, washed again and finally dried and styled for £8 was bliss !

I look forward to my next trip in February.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Vienna, Austria
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163 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

You can consider to stay at this hotel as it is recently renovated. Quick check in and out, free internet, clean rooms, affordable pricing. It is at a very convenient place. Rooms are a little bit small but enough for business trips.

Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Barcelona, Spain
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230 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Good option in Shekou, close to ferry to HongKong international airport and in a neiborhood full of restaurants frequented by tourist and expats.
Hotel is just fine. Breakfast is chinese, few options for pure western people. Staff is mixed of kind people and some not so kind.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I really like the Honlux. I've stayed here a couple of times now, in 2012 and 2011: the rooms were newly-renovated and very clean, it's been very calm and pleasant, and the location is great. It's very close to Shekou port (the best way to enter China from Hong Kong airport, using the ferry, if you ask me), opposite the tube station if you want to get to downtown Shenzhen, and next to Seaworld Square with its restaurants. The staff are very helpful, and Shekou, with its big expat population, is an easy-going introduction to mainland China.

Minor gripe that the rooms overlooking Seaworld Square can get a bit more noise, not that it was really a problem for me, and the double glazing is pretty good, but if you're a very light sleeper maybe ask for another room.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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103 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

The hotel is very nice and recently renovated, I was surprised with how light the rooms are. The lighting in most hotel rooms is dismal as best but here their are multiple lights even in the bathroom. The internet is fast and visiting overseas website does not seem to be a problem unlike other hotels in China. The rooms are a little noisy as they only have single glazed windows and being right on the main square with many bars and restaurants, just be aware. 10 minutes walk to Shekou ferry terminal and about 15 minute taxi ride to Shenzhen bay check point. Plenty of Western and Chinese places to eat within a 2 minute walk.

All in all a great hotel in a great location.

Room Tip: Ask for the renovated rooms they are much nicer and well appointed.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

Having stayed in the Ming Wah for the past 10 years on a regular basis I was very disappointed recently to be told that they could not find me a room at short notice. My agent in Shekou booked me into the Honlux Apartments. I was presently surprised with the Honlux checking in very easy compared to the Ming Wah, also all of the hotel & apartments have recently been refurbished with very tasteful decor.

They also provide free breakfast & 3 free items of laundry daily, staff are very good all speak good English very use of business PC. Breakfast is not a knock down fight and good section. I have now given the "Old Ming Wah " a miss, wish I had found the Honlux sooner....they now have my support on a regular , every month.

Room Tip: Not going to say because you might take mine !!!!!!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seremban, Malaysia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

Arrived here late evening and my room was taken. But they upgraded me to a suite. But doesn't matter much though. Was a little noisy at nite because my room was facing the Seaworld Sq. Following day, my room given was neat and pleasant. Location is very close with many restaurants nearby. Close to the Shekou Port...only about 10min in a taxi ride.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Honlux Apartment
Address: No.32 Taizi Road, Shekou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518067, China
Location: China > Guangdong > Shenzhen > Shekou
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#18 Best Value Hotel in Shenzhen
#39 Luxury Hotel in Shenzhen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Honlux Apartment 4*
Number of rooms: 101
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