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“Sense of Security and Sophistication”
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Homeland Hotel
Ranked #151 of 2,676 Hotels in Chengdu
New York City, New York
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“Sense of Security and Sophistication”
Reviewed February 23, 2011

As a native New Yorker consultant psychiatrist (in her 60s!) who now spends three months each year traveling I hold appropriately high expectations of service. This was my second time in Chengdu on business and the first at the Homeland Hotel having stayed previously at the Sheraton, my international hotelier of choice. I must say I was very pleased from the moment of my arrival with the level of professionalism and courtesy shown by all levels of staff who were well trained. The hotel amenities are international 4/5 star and the cuisine is worthy of comment: a delight. I do not usually trouble to write reviews, this is my first, but I can comfortably recommend this hotel as on a par with the Sheraton for standards of service quality and security.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2010

We stayed at the Homeland Hotel for a meeting with Chinese colleagues. With its (at least partially) English speaking staff, western-style rooms and amenities it fulfilled the role perfectly. Staff were on average very friendly and helpful. The interior decoration is a sort of Chinese interpretation of European palace style.

My room was pleasantly large and well equipped. The bed's mattress was relatively hard, but for me that was just fine. The minibar with two soft-drinks and one beer was not luxurious, but good to cool down water (note: free bottled water is supplied in the bath while expensive Evian is waiting beside the tea maker).

We never got around to try the pool, partially because almost every day of our stay they seemed to need it for something else, e.g., a platform for a fancy wedding. The wedding business seems to be a major source of income, over the weekend and beyond there were at least three. Also other conventions took place.

Food at the Chinese restaurant was very nice. We also quite liked the large breakfast buffet with its varying choice of Chinese and Western options.

Should you want to see downtown or other attractions you need to travel. We tended to use taxis which worked fine (having a card provided with the hotel directions in Chinese helped).

A final quibble: the bar served all sorts of international standard drinks by the glass, but for the Chinese liquor we would have needed to buy a bottle, which seemed too much.

All in all a good recommendation if you mainly want to sleep over and maybe visit a few of Chengdu's sites outside the centre.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2010

This is a big hotel, located near the airport. It's a recent building, and the rooms are nice, even though they could be cleaner -- the glass in my room had clear grease marks from the previous occupant, and the smell of sewage coming from the sink was impossible to get rid of. Beds are hard -- good for your back, I suppose... The restaurant's food was excellent, and the hotel apparently caters to many events, marriages first and foremost. These can be quite interesting to witness for a foreigner.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed February 28, 2010

We stayed at the Homeland for three nights on our way from Beijing to enjoy the famed hospitality and beauty of Chengdu. The Homeland really offered everything we expected and a little more in the way of attention to detail, comfort and overall ambience and so we have rated it quite near top marks!! The location of the hotel was ideal. Set in a garden compound, it was serenely secure and private. Furthermore we could trip in and out to local attractions with ease, enjoy the charms of Chengdu and get "home" safely. The proximity to transport links was a great convenience as was the friendly staff! We happily recommend this hotel to visitors who have three days to enjoy Chengdu before flying on...

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2008

We stayed at the Homeland Hotel for just one night after a late arrival at Chengdu Airport. Located near the 3rd ring road, it's still within the city, near the airport but away from downtown. We made the mistake of taking the hotel up on transportation -- a very nice van was waiting (2 staff, tons of bottled cold water). They even did the research and found out our plane was reschedule 2 hours late. Still, the 10 min ride cost 400 Yuan (a taxi would have been 40 Yuan) -- you live and learn!

The hotel itself was very nice. Big, beautiful lobby and restaurant. Plenty of English speaking staff. It would prob. be a 3.5-4 star hotel in the US (like a nice Hyatt or Renaissance) but is a 5 star in China. No apparent damage to the hotel remained from the large earthquake (although several overpasses around Chengdu had collapsed and were being rapidly repaired). The rooms were good sized. Still, they had the hard mattresses prevalent in China. Nice big flat panel TV. Good sized bath with shaving mirror. There was a bowling alley on the 2nd floor. Bikes were available for hotel guests (no charge) and the hotel had a fitness center and large pool. Rooms were quiet and well cleaned. The breakfast buffet was large and impressive - much, much better than any of the other 5 star hotels at which we stayed in China but not as good as the little family place in Yangshou.

Checkout was the only problem. There was a large conference leaving on a tour all at the same time. Prior to completing the checkout transaction, they had staff check each room to be sure nothing was missing, no damage, etc. making the checkout line horrendous and slow. I think China is still getting used to the idea of keeping the credit card on file in case of damage/theft like US hotels.

Overall, a fine experience -- nothing fantastic -- we just didn't investigate small places with more charm given the plans for the 1 night stay in transition. The Homeland served its purpose for a one night stay after a late night airport arrival.

  • Liked — Close to airport, clean
  • Disliked — Check out was difficult and slow
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 29, 2007

The room is actually fairly decent. Our room seems to be recently renovated. This hotel qualifies as a 5-stars hotel but an average 5-stars. Restaurant breakfast buffet is decent. There's also a bowling alley in the hotel but I didn't visit that myself.

  • Stayed November 2007
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2006

The large, nice lobby and pool area are really the only things that make this hotel seem five-star. The rooms are downright dismal, as they are worn, small, with tiny one-sink bathrooms. The aircon worked poorly, and if one is sensitive to noise, ensure that your room doesn't face the highway which is about 100 meters from the hotel.

The location is close to the airport, so for a transfer hotel, it's ideal, however don't plan to spend too much time here. The hotel does offer a few free shuttle buses to the city center, but English is a must.

Twice during our 1 1/2 day stay (one day too many), the hotel experienced a power outage, one time it was during a formal ceremony being held in the lobby area. The lobby bar doesn't sell western "grape wine", though all other spirits seem to be available.

If you overnight in Chengdu for any amount of time, locate in the city center as there does seem to be a lot to do in the University area.

  • Liked — proximity to airport for transfer to Tibet
  • Disliked — room quality
  • Tips/Secrets — ask for a room facing the pool area
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Homeland Hotel
Address: No.181 Jichang Road, Chengdu 610225, China
Location: China > Sichuan > Chengdu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in Chengdu
#28 Spa Hotel in Chengdu
#65 Luxury Hotel in Chengdu
#81 Best Value Hotel in Chengdu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Homeland Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 268
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