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Reviewed February 22, 2012

We stayed here for 9 days and had a lovely stay. The staff were helpful and welcoming. It is situated on a busy but relatively quiet side street, off the main Zhan Qian Road which has a lot of malls and shops on it.

Breakfast was ok, but a bit same-y after 9 days, as if you don't fancy Chinese food for breakfast, there is just toast, butter and orange jam, boiled eggs, sweet corn on the cob and fried eggs or omlettes made fresh in front of you.

Rooms are made up daily, with fresh towels and toiletries, and also free bottled water each day.

There's a kettle and tea cups, and green tea and coffee and sugar sachets provided free of charge.

The flat screen TVs are great, but be prepared that there are precious few English language programmes or movies, and virtually none in any language other than Mandarin or Cantonese. You have to flick through the Channels to find anything worth watching, but CCTV10 (channel 9 I think on their TVs) is a news station in English, providing a very interesting Chinese take on world news which was fascinating.

Only not so great part was the 2 nights when they decided to scrub the hall carpet outside our bedroom at 2am, thus waking us up. They did not seem to understand why this had been a problem when we called down to them and the next morning when we spoke to them at the reception desk, but after the 2nd time it didn't happen again, so I guess they got it!!

Overall, a very pleasant, great value hotel in a great location (very close to major malls for individuals and buyers too such as the Jianhe Accessories City, which is right next to McDonald's, see directions below). Many good restaurants around (try The Mark Chinese Cuisine, about a 2 minute walk if you turn left out of the hotel and stay on the hotel side of the street) and a McDonald's just 5 minutes away (turn right out of hotel and left into Zhan Qian Road and you will see it in a building that goes over the street) if you can't face any more noodles and photos of entire roasted chickens, head and all, which adorn the walls of most Chinese food restaurants! There is also a lovely restaurant (pricey though) at the far end of the hotel street (Zhan Qian Heng Lu). Turn left out of the hotel and follow the road to the end, cross the main road at the end, and enter the park on the opposite side and right there is a lovely restaurant overlooking a lake with views of a very posh restaurant and tea house called the White House the other side of the lake.

Don't forget to grab some of the hotel's business cards from reception, because unless you speak Chinese, you will have great trouble getting back to the hotel as you are unlikely to find a taxi driver that speaks enough English. The cards have a map, the address in English and Chinese and a message in both asking you to be taken to the Hotel Elan in Zhan Qian Heng Lu (Lu = Road). A very useful thing to offer I think!

Room tip: It is better to not have one of the very front rooms as the street can get a bit noisy, one of the rooms further back in the hotel would be quieter, and none of the rooms have what can be termed "a view", unless you like street scenes.
Date of stay: February 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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5  Thank ProudMumOf3
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Reviewed November 9, 2011

Great value for money. Cozy and clean hotel for a pleasant shopping trip in Guangzhou. Friendly, helpful English-speaking staff. Conveniently located. The Guangzhou shopping tunnel is just outside the hotel and so are the various shopping places.

Room tip: 3rd floor was stinky along the aisle and the room also stank of cigarette. The 4th floor rooms are better.
Date of stay: November 2011
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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2  Thank aerodrone
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

The hotel has a modern and funky look. Costs around $100 during canton fair. For a 3 star it may seems high but other times other than canton fair the rates are half so it is ok. Rooms are very small and glass bathrooms are ok. Breakfast is so so.

The area is nice with lot of shopping and dinning experience nearby. The underground clothing market next to the hotel is very good.

Date of stay: October 2011
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1  Thank SUBIRGHOSH
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

Hotel Elan room not so big but clean convenient for shopping for also good restaurant only you have to be on time for breakfast and dinner time the restaurant close 9pm they closed on time.
Thanks to the manager very nice woman and to Jane very helpful

Room tip: Friendly Staff
Date of stay: August 2011
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1  Thank James464
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

If you are muslim, there is a
Chinese muslim restaurant next to the 24 hrs shop below the hotel. There is pharmacy, optician, atm, banks near by. Easy to get taxi there as well. Room a little small but it is ok since i pay around us55 online for the room. Overall i like the hotel i always stay elan hotel for my business trip in guangzhou

Date of stay: December 2010
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2  Thank Sesimbut
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