I recently stayed at the Galactic Peace Hotel during a business trip to Nanchang. The experience was overwhelmingly positive and I can’t find too many negative things to say about it – it deserves the 5 stars, but they need to improve the fitness center. The location seemed pretty good, not too far from Bayi Plaza and the city center, only about 10-15 minutes walk away. There is no shortage of shops and restaurants nearby. The riverside parks make for a great place for an early morning stroll or run.
The entry area and lobby are typically grand, as in most 5-star Chinese hotels, and the high-quality extended to the rest of the hotel. The rooms are roomy and spacious, spotlessly clean and well maintained, with carpet and wallpaper both in great shape. There were no problems with outside noise or hallway noise – I had a very restful sleep. The king size bed was softer than the average Chinese hotel which was a welcome surprise. There was a nice computer desk with free high-speed internet connection and the room was, in general, tastefully furnished. The bathroom was huge with separate shower and bath enclosures, all elegantly tiled in marble. They have several floors set aside for non-smokers – a real necessity in China!
I took the opportunity to use the fitness center and was disappointed. Although there were a half dozen good quality cardio machines (3 treadmills, 1 stat bike, 1 stair machine, and 1 elliptical), the weight lifting equipment was sadly lacking. They had an incomplete set of lightweight dumbbells, a limited variety of low quality weight machines, and I found it very difficult to get a good weight workout. If you just stick to the cardio, you’ll be OK.
I thought that the service was pretty good, definitely above average. Check-in and check-out was painless and easy. The staff were always eager to help out and pretty much everyone I spoke to was friendly and spoke reasonable English. The buffet breakfast was excellent – lots of fruit, cereal, and a great selection of hot western dishes and a full range of Asian breakfasts as well.
So, don’t look any farther than the Galactic Peace Hotel (cute name by the way) if you are planning on staying in Nanchang – very comfortable stay. The price was just over $100 which I thought was great value. I had a great stay, I will stay here again, and I highly recommend it to others.
Likes – large rooms, great service, breakfast buffet
Dislikes – poor fitness center
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- Also Known As:
- Galactic Peace International Nanchang
- Galactic Peace International Hotel Nanchang, China - Jiangxi