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“4 star hotel in old town”

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Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou
Ranked #22 of 3,396 Hotels in Guangzhou
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Odense, Denmark
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“4 star hotel in old town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Shifu is loctaed just at the pedestrian area in Guangzhou and are near the old town and the local markets. There is huge shopping possibilities nearby but not many restaurants and bars. The hotel is nice with spacious rooms. The room I stayed in was a little worn. Very expensive minibar and bar at the hotel. The WiFi is not free and if you choose to use it you must be very patient - it is extremely slow. Nice big pool at the roof where the fair gym also is located. Breakfast buffet has a good variety of Chinese and western meals. Serviceminded and helpful staff.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Nice clean room - Holiday Inn standards. Friendly & helpful reception staff. Hotel at convenient location - close to restaurants & Pedestrisn Street/shops. Good selection of Chinese & western food for breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Stayed here when we arrived at china and it was the best decision ever. It's bang in the middle of the bustling pedestrian street. Great shopping all around. Rooms nice and huge. View average. No free wifi in rooms. Staff very helpful. Definitely recommend if u wanna stay in the older parts of gaungzhou .

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

We are a mid fifties couple who stayed here for 3 days after a 2 week tour of China. This hotel is fantastic, from the minute we arrived we were made to feel special. The first thing we noticed was the beautiful smell that was thru the hotel foyer. Check in was quick, as were our bags to our room. The room was beautiful, usual supplies, toiletries, water and a fruit platter was a nice touch. Staff are very polite, speak excellent English, always smiling. They cannot do enough for you. Breakfast is superb, lots of choices, nice bar area very intimate. Location wise, you walk out of the hotel and you are in the main pedestrian shopping street. Highly recommend this hotel, one of the best we have stayed in.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

For my trip to the Canton fair this October I chose this hotel due to its location. Although located in the downtown area far from the fair and a good distance from the mtr station, it is for me a perfect place. Shopping is right at the back of the hotel. Street food as well as restaurants and coffee shops are nearby. Nightlife in this area is never boring. The hotel itself is quite good with a comfortable bed and a choice of soft and hard pillows. Bathroom is amusing which has a clear glass wall facing the bed; conducive for romance but weird if you are with friends or family, although it has blinds for privacy.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

The hotel is located right on the pedestrian street which is a great place to take a stroll and soak in the sights. Loads of shops around but being a major attraction, the prices are on the higher side.
The hotel staff were extremely helpful, especially the bellhop (I think Justin) who would always write down on a card, where we wanted to go, which we would then show the taxi driver. The rest of the staff too is polite and friendly and make you feel welcome. Also, we were upgraded and the room was quite spacious. We also got our money changed at the hotel itself as they offered the same rate as the banks.
There is a rooftop pool, but I never got a chance to check it out :( Also I should add, the hotel is a bit far off from the more upscale TianHe area. Also the shuttle from the airport to the Canton fair takes about an hour, so anyone looking to stay here during the period of the fair should keep that in mind.
Overall we had a great stay and would definitely recommend it to any other travellers here :)

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

I enjoyed my stay in this hotel, was almost put off due to the location. The staff are very helpful, friendly and will go out of their way to help. The room was very big, lovely bathroom, had a separate bath and shower. Super comfy bed, I usually find it hard to sleep on a different bed from mine, on this I slept like a baby. Food is fantastic if you go downstairs, but the room service food is not the best. Would I stay in this hotel again YES. The hotel is central and you can walk to do your shopping. The Internet is not perfect but liveable.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou

Property: Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou
Address: No.188 Di Shu Fu Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou 510140, China
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Location: China > Guangdong > Guangzhou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Guangzhou
#22 Luxury Hotel in Guangzhou
#25 Business Hotel in Guangzhou
#30 Best Value Hotel in Guangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou 4*
Number of rooms: 277
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou located in the historical cultural district of Liwan, where Guangzhou of yesteryear mixed with the today s vibrant modern age. In the midst of this hustle and bustle area, you will find a sanctuary in our hotel where you can unwind, recharge and be yourself in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. ... more   less 
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