+: Price/value is excellent, situation is perfect to visit the city, nice staff
-: nothing really important! Maybe more fluent english would be better! And softer bed
=: Will stay there again for sure if I go again to Datong
fact to know: I stayed only 1 night in a room without external window for 280 CNY found on Ctrip (I wanted a cheap room as I stayed only 1 night, so it was my willingness to book a room without window). Finally, there was an internal window with a view on the restaurant and bar (where pianist was playing). As I was on 5 or 6th floor, it was even better view than expected when I booked it!
The hotel is well situated in the city centre, not far from the temples, future commercial area (under construction), and rebuild of "ancient city wall" almost finished. All are in walking distance of 10-15 minutes. There is also a nice pedestrian area not far where you can find shops and restaurants or just to relax after a long visit day trip.
There is a cash machine in the lobby accepting most international cards which is helpful in Datong as most bank do not accept international cards excepting credit card (Visa, mastercard). (to let you understand, I have a debit card with no commission for cash withdrawal compared to credit card which I also have but which take high commission for cash withdrawal)
and the only negative point is the bed which is like everywhere in China: a bit too hard! But all chinese hotel I stayed in are like this (excepting international brand like Novotel, Crown Plaza, etc...). So nothing to complain about!
Definitiely,it was a good stay and staff was helpful even if they are not very fluent (difficulties on basic tourisitc request), but they can help you for most of your questions.
Tip: Datong can be visited in 1 day and a half (surround and city). It is a nice and very dynamic city of China. When I went there, the city center (around the temples) where totally under construction for improving. Some area where already finished and it was fabulous! It should be a wonderful city when most of improvements (reparation of temples, construction of commercial area in centre, etc...) will be finished. AND this area is just behind of the hotel, so it will make it more worthy to stay in Garden Hotel.
Tip: buy some litchees (fruit) if it is the season somewhere in the city at a fruit shop. They are delicious!!!!
Finally, I really liked the "feelings" of Datong. A nice chinese city not too far from Beijing.
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