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Grand Bay View Hotel
Ranked #18 of 537 Hotels in Zhuhai
London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Hotel right by the beach...”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Loving this hotel. Great pool, the biggest bed i've ever seen in my life and right on the edge of bar street Zhuhai. Can't say fairer than that. Bar street has some great bar/clubs. You can try out Bar 88 on the far corner where live singers get everyone in the mood. Watch out for the toilets however as there are two guys who follow you into the toilet and give you a full on chiropractor massage and neck crack whilst your at the urinal. This severely put me off my stream but i suppose an experience not to be missed, enjoy... They also have an American BBQ night during the week outside of the hotel. All you can eat BBQ and beer. My only criticism would be the tv channels. You get HBO which is fine and National Geographic but no BBC News or film channels like you get in Hong Kong. Oh yes and the mini bar has a freeze dried pack of savoury chickens feet for that midnight snack... By the way careful with the automatic cleaning mechanism on the toilet. I tried all the buttons and got really quite wet...

Hotel has a great gym also with great views out to the sea whilst you cycle off lunch. All staff are very friendly and helpful. The concierge guys will help you find where you want to go, hail a cab and even lend you a bike so you can cycle around town. The reception lounge area has a great view out to a large waterfall scene and they have recently added a cake counter. There are a series of shops within the hotel forming a short mall. No clothes really to my taste but if your five feet tall max and size 26" waste you will be in your element. I sadly m not, probably due to the new cake counter mentioned earlier.

I am here on business for a few weeks and come out regularly. Apparently the beach area of Zhuhai is known as the Chinese Riviera. Bit of a stretch but it is very nice early on in the year before it gets too humid. If you like Italian food I can recommend the Huafa New Harbour where there is a great Italian just by the water fountain show that kicks off every half hour in the evening with Gangnam Style beats. There is also an excellent Thai restaurant called Red Mango that serves exceptional soft shell crab and mango deserts. The fountain show is great and draws a big crowd but it's no Bellagio.

By summer this year Zhuhai will be the place to be with Chime Long theme park opening up. This place is due to be one of the worlds most exciting aquarium parks with live shows and coaster rides to boot.

Well, that's my review of the Grand Bay View Hotel and the Zhuhai area. I hope you find it interesting and useful when booking your next trip.

Room Tip: Mountain view rooms are cheaper but great. Sea View rooms are double the size, a little more expensi...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

I usually stay at the Holiday Inn, but my colleagues in Zhuhai booked me here this time. It is a VERY Chinese hotel in look and feel - those of you who stay in China a bit will know what I mean. I had a speaker outside my room blaring Chinese music in the hall, very distracting. One English channel on the TV - CNN, of course. The gym, like many in China, doesn't open until 7 AM, which makes for a tight schedule by U.S. standards. The restaurant is VERY overpriced - and that is the cafe! Just OK. I'm still here and can't wait to go on to the next hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Queensland Australia
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Recently stayed for 3 nights, close to bar street which is a strip of clubs and bars for entertainment and we sure received that. The hotel is clean and tidy, the staff we dealt with were great and helpfull in all areas. Prices were good, plenty of food choices with inhouse restaurants etc. As we found in most hotel stays in China the mattresses are hard as a rock so not very enjoyable sleep wise. Found it difficult to understand why this hotel would not exchange Australian Dollars at their currency exchange desk which was a pain to be honest. Location for shopping etc is good.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

The Grand Bay View Hotel is a 100m walk from the Zhuhai Bar strip - restaurants and bars, in a lovely setting with huge fig trees overhanging the road forming a pretty canopy. The hotel front desk and bell staff were friendly and extremely helpful with very good English spoken. Nothing seems too much trouble. The view from the hotel of the river is lovely. The rooms are spacious and well laid out with comfortable beds. The beds are nowhere near as hard as many to be had in China! It isn't a western 5 star hotel, but then again you are in China - embrace it!!

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are hardly any more - treat yourself!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Best in Zhuhai but still average compared to hotels in other cities. Food in hotel is not impressive at all. Good thing about this hotel is that it is located 3 min walk from Zhuhai Bar Street which is a center of night life in Zhuhai.

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

I have been staying at the Grand Bay View since my first trips to Zhuhai in 2004. Over the years I have witnessed varying stages of development from the lobby-level shopping to better English spoken among the staff. The new section has lovely rooms with flat screen TVs, study area and modern bathrooms. BUT, the older section has direct waterfront rooms with fabulous views of the western Pearl River - always ask for one will full-length glass walls. The Chinese restaurant is superb while the western one always has "comfort" food. Location for both the business traveller and tourist is superb - it is a two-block walk to "Bar Street," a South-Beach (Florida USA) knock off, with pubs, bars and sidewalk cafes. The downtown shopping streets are a few blocks farther, as is the border to Macau. Rooms are spacious. Service is excellent. I'm looking forward to my next stay.

Room Tip: Waterfront with "full-glass" wall. If you don't like smoke, demand a smoke-free room.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

View from the room was spectacular; even on a cloudy day. The hotel is ever so slightly worn, but the room was immaculately clean and the staff was very pleasant. I wish there was a bar that stayed open a bit later. But otherwise a comfortable and pleasant stay.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Grand Bay View Hotel
Address: No.245 Shuiwan Road, Gongbei, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai 519020, China
Location: China > Guangdong > Zhuhai
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Zhuhai
#18 Best Value Hotel in Zhuhai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Bay View Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 273
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