this is my second stay here and i will be here for 3 nights this week, instead of going downtown for a hotel, this is the perfect location for the business traveler who requires immediate access to airport travel.
In my particular case i am spending time in the Xinjiang region with flights to Hetian, Akesu, and Kashi, so Urumqi airport is the hub in Xinjiang province to reach these cities by air.
The hotel is actually a stones throw away from the airport terminal # 2, and were it not for all my luggage i would have walked to the hotel instead of the shuttle.
The shuttle actually runs every 15 minutes, and its a few minutes ride.
The rooms are very comfortable, well lit, clean, and amazingly quiet in spite of its proximity to the airport runways. There is no waiting time at the elevators unlike other hotels in China especially during the peak rush hours.
The water in the shower only got lukewarm, and there is no bathtub, which i assume is expected of an airport hotel.
There is no mini bar although there is a mini fridge, which was not working. There is however on the ground floor a small shop which has the basics.
The amenity which i would like to see offered is some english newspaper like the China Daily, and also English TV stations like CNN, and HBO or the like. Perhaps in Xinjiang its not permitted at this time, maybe due to the 2008 riots.
The AC in the room was excellent although a little noisy. The room is well insulated and must have good soundproofing which is helpful and relaxing after a full days work.
The breakfast buffet for a westerner needs some improvement in the area of fresh vegetables, and cold cereal varieties like sugar frosted flakes. Also fresh squeezed orange juice would be better in place of orange flavored drink.
All in all its an excellent hotel for the price, and location for the business traveler who is focused on Urumqi airport to get around and about, and i would definitely come back again.
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