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“Too Much Novelty in Room Styling !!”

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Royal Tulip Carat Guangzhou
Ranked #79 of 3,446 Hotels in Guangzhou
India
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“Too Much Novelty in Room Styling !!”
Reviewed May 11, 2011

We booked this hotel for the last phase of Canton Fair (May1-5). The entrance, Lobby, Spa, etc had a 'WOW' factor.
As we entered the rooms, we were in awe again, But this time - not in appreciation -- but in surprise.
The rooms were 'designed & styled in a very novel way'.
- No Doors anywhere. (not even for closets)
- No Seperation for Toilet / Wash Area.
- Single long Counter table - at the end of which was a 'Wash Basin'
- No Seperate place for 'Tea/cofee making.
Overall, the architect designed the rooms to be UNIQUE but they were not practical at all.

The entire room use to look cluttered as we could not conceal anything anywhere. Not Even Toothbrush / Shaving items.
The closet had no doors / drawers - so I had to keep all my belongings like Phone/ Watch / Wallet etc - out on table (in open) & even my clothes were hanging openly in the designated area.
We had luggage & we just could not place them effectively in the room.

When things don’t look tidy around you, it is an un-comforting feeling.. Hence, I even avoided guests in my room.

The glass partition between shower & Toilet area was ineffective & the water from shower cubicle use to run down & wet the complete Toilet cubicle.

A big problem was the AC Duct above the shower. Just imagine a Hot Shower with cold air breeze. If we switch off the AC, then the room temp was getting effected.

The House-keeping personnel use to just ‘make the beds’ ready & did not bother to clean up other areas, as the luggage / Misc Items was spread across.

The Spa inside the Hotel is OK.. I took their 'Signature Package' & that was just fine. Nothing Exceptional.

The Breakfast had a very good spread.
Hotel Staff at reception speak English – but their Ala-Carte restaurant did not have English Speaking personnel.

The Hotel had arranged Shuttle Service to Canton Fair & it was good. They gave water bottles on arrival / departure & also served free cookies + sparkling Wine on arrival in evening.

The bottom line - A Good Hotel with decent service but absolutely impractical rooms. (specially for couple / twin occupants)

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 10, 2011

I stayed in this hotel twice so far. Modern interior with a personal touch makes this hotel remarkable. Though, they have like ALL hotels in China some problems in terms of hygiene and tidiness. I have probably too high expectations.
The walls are very thin, again like in all other Chinese hotels and it might happen that you have your own entertainment program, consisting of a Chinese couple making sex frantically in the room on the left and a Chinese guy clearing his nose every 2 minutes in the room on the right. But again, this is typical for China
The location is good, though if you want to have a walk in the evening or go in a bar for a cocktail, you are definitely better in a Garden hotel or Bayiun Hotel.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Reviewed October 23, 2010

It was during the Canton Fair and through recommendation that i have booked at this newly open Hotel. I had not have much expectations of Hotels in Guangzhou as photos in website may be misleading. When i first arrived at the grand door of this Hotel, i was pretty amazed! Large and trendy lobby. Check in was a little crowded due to other guests also coming to stay for the Canton Fair (they provide shuttle bus). A plus point is, Complimentary Breakfast and Cocktail for all hotel guests. Another surprise impress me as i enter my room. Room is bright and reasonable size with a fashionable bathtub. Renovation is very modern with translucent glass door for bathrooms and a nice day bed. The bed and pillows are good and some furniture are leather wrapped. It gives me a designer look (very modern) and i love it! Hotel to City is around 15mins drive by taxi. Baiyun Mountain is right behind the Hotel, the morning breeze is fresh and healthy. After my business fair ended, i drop by the Bar for a drink as they have a live band playing. The bar looks very retro playing with colors and sofa chairs are high to have enough privacy for business talks with clients. Staff are friendly and trying their best to communicate in English as i saw quite a number of European guests. I understand from the Hotel staff that the Management Team are from the top Hotels in Singapore and they have 2 stand alone building for karaoke and a Spa. What impress me is they have engaged one of the top 10 world day spa from Sentosa Singapore to manage this Spa. Just a pity spa/ ktv and pool may only start operating in November next month. Unexpectedly, my Office required me to stay further for another week and i need to extend with the Hotel but price was not as good as when i booked in advance online due to last minute and the Canton fair peak period. The personal touch comes when the Manager (a Singaporean) spoke fluent English to me and explained the Hotel occupancy is high and due to my last minute booking to extend my stay. However, as a goodwill, the Hotel will offer me a good rate if i extend my stay for another week. of course with breakfast. French buffet there is pretty good. This Hotel makes me feel different, probably it is due to the fact that this is managed by a good team from Singapore and Sentosa. Give them some time, i believe their Chinese local staff will master their English well.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Royal Tulip Carat Guangzhou
Address: No.388 Guangyuan Middle Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou 510405, China
Location: China > Guangdong > Guangzhou
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #79 of 3,446 Hotels in Guangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Tulip Carat Guangzhou 4*
Number of rooms: 247
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Royal Tulip Carat Guangzhou, managed by Louvre Hotels & Golden Tulip, the world's 8th biggest hotel player, is ideally situated right at the foot of the city’s best natural attraction - Baiyun Mountain and adjacent to Lu Hu Lake. It is a tranquillity for both business and leisure travellers. Minutes away from Guangzhou East Railway Station, it can be easily access to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing etc. For all business guests, Pazhou Exhibiton Center and Baiyun Int’l Airport are easily reachable within 20 minutes from the hotel. Royal Tulip Carat, a low-rise building, has a huge and tall lobby with 178 trendy stylish guest rooms, equipped with WIFI internet access to cater for both business and leisure needs. 600-square-meter pillar-free Grand Ballroom plus 5 additional function rooms, offering you a wide range for events from corporate meetings, education seminars or your lifetime wedding. A team of professional and innovative specialists are at your service to help you planning any of your events. Enjoy an exquisite dining experience at our Home Kitchen or the traditional Dragon Phoenix Restaurant. Unwind after a long day with your favourite cocktail at Mirage Bar. After a hectic business day, we highly recommend you to pamper yourself at our Yu Spa where you can enjoy various relaxing massages and revitalizing treatments. You will be delighted with our exceptional range of facilities and services available. Whether you plan a week-end getaway, your next corporate event or a romantic dinner, Royal Tulip Carat Guangzhou which is surrounded by lush vegetation, will allow you to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life without really leaving the city. ... more   less 
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