I'm always sceptical of staying in American hotels as you often feel like just a number, and the rooms are often soulless...I was lucky this time!
- the beds were beautifully soft (rare by chinese standards)
- big, clean, modern bathroom
- the free breakfast was more than adequate, very fresh and they have a coffee machine
- check in and porter staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful
- they have washing machines and dryers that you can pay to use, a god send after being away travelling for a while!
- in the tour booking section the people were incredibly rude if you can't speak chinese. They laughed at me when I said I wasn't going to pay 50RMB for a map of Chengdu. it's not owned by the Holiday Inn. Their tours to the pandas were at least 70% more expensive than any others.
- The WIFI is patchy in the rooms, constantly cutting out.
Overall a fantastic hotel and very good value for money and I'd recommend, just not the tour booking area!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Gulou, an international chain hotel with brand new concept. The hotel is strategically located in the heart of Chengdu, just 5 minutes stroll from Chunxi Road and Tianfu Square, allowing convenient access to CBD, banks, Sports Center, as well as local attractions such as Temple of Marquis Wu, Jinli Street. The hotel is just 15 minutes drive from Chengdu Railway Station, 20 minutes from Century Convention Center, and 30 minutes from Shuangliu International Airport. Whether you are here on a short business trip or to explore sights of Chengdu, it is perfect for both occasions.Holiday Inn Express Gulou Chengdu, this 20 storey central city hotel boasts 281 well-appointed guest rooms,1 Great Room 1 business center and 2 meeting rooms. All rates are inclusive of Express Start Breakfast,Senses Tea,High-speed Internet Access and Simply Fresh Bathroom.The hotel also provides 32' LCD TV, In-room Safe, IDD/DDD, Voice Mail and Hairdryer alike. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Gulou Hotel Chengdu
- Chengdu Holiday Inn