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“It's a Different World”
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JinJiang Hotel
Ranked #42 of 2,686 Hotels in Chengdu
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“It's a Different World”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

When you travel overseas, you must know and understand the culture. When we checked into the JinJiang hotel on October 11, the room was stifling hot. Outside was hot and humid and the room was miserable. We asked someone to come and turn on our air conditioning. They sent someone who spoke no English so it took awhile for us to find out that air conditioning is turned off the first of October. When the hotel amenities say 'air-conditioned public areas' that is a tip that the room might be hot. Luckily the windows opened and it cooled down at night but if you are going to be in the room during the day, it was pretty miserable. The location was excellent if you want to shop at Madison Avenue shops. Also, it is close to the river so there is an opportunity for a river stroll. Breakfast was wonderful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

It is one of historical hotels in Chengdu, China. The room is neat even tough a bit small. Breakfast has lot of choices & delicious.
The location is great in the mid of shopping areas with walking distance (neat, clean and safe environment), taxi is easy to reach. The service of the hotel is definitely good.
Price is the most important thing: average price! means still affordable.

Not bad for staying for couple of days either for business trip, couple trip, family or just for lone-wolf vacationers.

Cons: For pub lovers, need to take taxi or cab to the locations.

Room Tip: Not sure about it, mine was 7th floor by the road.....
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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shanghai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2012

If you want to know what it was like to travel in China before international chains started throwing up ultra modern skyscrapers and cookie cutter business only hives, stop off at the JinJiang Hotel in Chengdu. Not that a lot of money didn't go into the refurb of this old matron, but it was spent on the wrong things like lobby marble. Lots of marble at the JJ. I can't comment on the main building except to say it's hideous though the breakfast is passable if you don't mind eggs fried in lots of oil served with white bread. I stayed in the building around the back, past a sad bamboo garden that looked like it hadn't any much attention since the passing of Sichuan titan Deng Xiaoping. The rooms were equally tired and dingy and the surly staff had a distinctly state-owned enterprise mien to them. I half expected a thermos of boiled water to be left outside my door each morning. (And if you understand that reference you're a real zhongguotong.) The JJ is only recommended for gluttons for punishment.

Room Tip: only stay in the main building, the back annex is horrid
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

This is a very average hotel in China - one of those 3 stars by US quality, 4 star if pushed - by Chinese quality. The breakfast buffet was below average, the room was smaller than average, the location is very nice. But for the price, pay a little bit more for the Sofitel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

I am quite aghast at how highly rated this hotel is. It's a local 3-4 star that has seen better days, 15 years ago. The lobby is quite large, but shows its age and poor design. The check-in service was typically local, so it is rude and unfeeling, depending on who you get. The lifts are showing their age too, and everything is peeling off. The room is just as bad of course. Drabby and old, with poorly designed spaces and a small bathroom with no standing shower. At least they bothered to throw in a flat screen Philips tv, otherwise they will get a worse rating from me. Room service is expectedly below average. The fried rice I ordered was served in what looked like a kids plate and the quality is blah. Breakfast is in a large area, with some variety, but the quality is equally blah. I'm lucky i only needed to stay 1 night here for a conference

Room Tip: i don't think there's such a thing as a good room here
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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New York, NY
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

I stayed here for a conference in Oct 2011. The hotel is in the center of town and 10 minutes to the university across the river so quite conveniently located. It's a huge hotel, but I had a very nice room - good size and comfortable. It was on a non-smoking floor and unlike my last hotel room in Beijing (which was also non-smoking) there was no lingering smoke odors from other units. There was a large desk and the Wi-Fi worked well and was fast.

I didn't use room service, but I ate breakfast every morning downstairs at the restaurant buffet and the selection (Chinese and Western) and quality were great. I also ate lunch there most days and it was great also.

I didn't take advantage of the other services they offer, but they all seemed top notch. There is no ATM on the grounds by there is a CBC bank literally across the street and there is a Citibank about 10-15 minutes by foot down the avenue (same side of the street and walk in the opposite direction of the river).

I noticed people mentioning the dated decor. True, but it's still a very nice hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 27, 2010

Our room was a standard room in the front of the hotel. The room and bathroom, while small, were both comfortable and in good working order. It is very obvious that this was an early "deluxe" hotel in Chengdu and now needs to be refreshed to maintain that standard. The hotel hallway had a very strong mildew smell and the staff was unfriendly. The breakfast buffet was large but unappealing - hot food was cold, the selection was poor and the staff never came to our table to offer any service. It did seem to be in a good location and we enjoyed dinner at a small restaurant nearby.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: JinJiang Hotel
Address: No.80 Second Section of Renmin South Road, Chengdu 610002, China
Location: China > Sichuan > Chengdu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Luxury Hotel in Chengdu
#52 Best Value Hotel in Chengdu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — JinJiang Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 478
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the downtown area of Chengdu, Jinjiang Hotel has become the symbolic building of Chengdu with its long history, peculiar architectural style and irreplaceable importance. The patronage by world celebrities and business tycoons added much more to its dignity and honor.Decades-Old history 1958 witnessed the ground-breaking ceremony of Jinjiang Hotel. Marshal Zhu De and Marshal Chen Yi assigned personally the name“Jinjiang” to the hotel when it was completed in 1960.The name “Jinjiang” has three meanings: first, the hotel is near Jinjiang River; Second, Chengdu has been known as Jin City or Jin Guan city since ancient times; third, the character Jin in Chinese has a meaning of Prosperity, it implies people’s expectation that the hotel will have a prosperous future like new china. “The name of Jinjiang Hotel is the right word, very Suggestive.” said late Premier Zhou Enlai when he visited the Hotel in 1964. Height of Honor Honored as the first five-star business and tourist hotel in southwest China in 1995,Jinjiang hotel become the first hotel of Les Clefs d’ Or (Golden Keys)—a jack –of –all-trades with hotel services in Southwest China in 1998 by joining the International Les Clefs d’Or Organization. Jinjiang Hotel was conferred the most prestigious Five Star Diamond Award by AAHS in 1999. Superb Location Occupying an area of over 50,000m2,Jinjiang Hotel enjoys unique geographical advantages and is only 1 km from Tianfu Square, 17 km from Shuangliu International Airport and 5 km from Chengdu Railway Station. ... more   less 
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