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California Garden Hotel
Ranked #656 of 2,703 Hotels in Chengdu
perth
2 reviews
“Not quite what i expected”
Reviewed September 10, 2008

The location for this hotel was not what i expected, chengdu is a large city, but this location was not central. The hotel was advertised as a four and five star hotel, but would not pass as a 2 star once you get past the lobby, it is too large for its own good and the quality of the building, rooms and location is not what you expect from a 4/5 star hotel. Unfortunately there is no option of a non smoking room in the 4 star side of the hotel and so you need to pay for the five star side for a fresh smelling room. The room was a good size compared to other asian travels ie HK. however getting to the hotel was slightly difficuly by taxi as the Chengdu airport offer no real help to tourists in providing infomation and maps. You will need to book thru an agent website as there is no website dedicated to the hotel.

  • Liked — hotel gym/pool
  • Disliked — location
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 6, 2007

I stayed here for a conference that my husband had. We stayed at the VIP tower. That is the 5 star part of the hotel. When I entered to the room I was amazed. The room was big, with a good view of the city, two queen beds, 42 in plasma TV, bathtub and a shower (separately). Because we were staying at the VIP tower we had free breakfast. We pay about $12X , very cheap considering that was a 5 star hotel. It was in a very convenient place, although it was like one hour from the airport. Be prepared, very few staff members know english, that is a challenge. Before you take a cab, be sure that you have write down all the places name in chinese, otherwise you will have a hard time trying to get where you want to go, either your hotel. Go to the Panda Research Center. That was a very good experience. Also, go to the Irrigation Project, but be careful, the bus is not a very good idea.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: California Garden Hotel
Address: No.258 Shawan Road, Jinniu District, Chengdu 610031, China
Location: China > Sichuan > Chengdu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #656 of 2,703 Hotels in Chengdu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — California Garden Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 418
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