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“Good hotel for Canton”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Grand Royal Hotel

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Grand Royal Hotel
Ranked #216 of 3,396 Hotels in Guangzhou
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 hotel reviews
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“Good hotel for Canton”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Well appointed and well located with a shuttle bus service to the fair. We got a good deal on Expedia, although otherwise room rates were a bit expensive for the level of accommodation. Room a bit on small size for 2 people but ok. Nice bathroom. Gym under renovation and we were not informed as it is not on their promotional material. Good breakfast buffet, and good restaurant (Chinese). Japanese restaurant is poor, with them not even knowing what Teriyaki is!!! Didn't have wine in small bottles at the bar and after waiting 20 mins after ordering we gave up.

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bassano DG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

From usual 5stars western hotels, i tried this solution for canton fair period. Average positive choice. Good position at10 min from fair by their shuttle bus.rooms big and acceptably clean.free wireless.good service but never tried inside restaurants. Expect a chinese style hotel (if you travelled mainland you know what i mean).at ouside no very nice area.i will probably come back again.

  • Stayed October 2012
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

Modern, comfortable hotel. Staff speak very little English but are helpful and obliging. The room was large, comfortable and well-decorated. Breakfast buffet is extensive with plenty of Western and Chinese dishes & lots of fruit. Pastries and croissants often have a "Chinese" twist to them (e.g. sweet corn & cheese croissant) but taste fine once you get used to the difference in flavour. Location is convenient for trade fairs however it is a bit far from the city centre. The nearest metro station is a 25 min walk or short cab ride away. The hotel recommends going to Dongpu station as it is the closest but it is a small and sometimes isolated station - it's better to use one of the larger ones along Zhongshan Ave. The area around the hotel has a couple of small malls, restaurants and street food stalls but they aren't anything great. The Chinese restaurant at the hotel is pretty good and better than any of the restaurants close by.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

Stayed with my husband for the April 2012 Canton fair. Room was spacious, clean, and comfortable, with spacious bathroom and decent shower. A word of warning about the food though - avoid the western restaurant! We ate there on the first night, and were served uncooked chicken. The choice on the menu looks fairly comprehensive (unless you're vegetarian, in which case there's very little) but what you get is a very plastic/processed version of the western dish, and is also rather expensive. To the surprise of staff, after that we ate at the Chinese restaurant which was not only cheaper but served infinitely better food, and plenty of choice for vegetarians. We seemed to be joined by most of the other western hotel guests there, too. Breakfast buffet was acceptable, but don't expect croissants or pastries to taste like you think they should! The fruit, muesli and yoghurt was all fairly safe, as were the fried eggs and potatoes.
The check in/out process was rather lengthy, and their English is not very good, but all in all, a good hotel with only the most obvious shortcomings.

Room Tip: Our deluxe room was on the 15th floor, comfortable and spacious
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the Grand Royal for 3 nights while attending the Canton Fair, the place is quite weathered for its age but still very comfortable and the staff are very helpful.

The hotel is quite a long way from the city (80 - 100rmb by taxi), but is only 5 minutes from the exhibition centre and is quite close to a subway station.

The breakfast buffet is pretty good, watch your head on the way in if you're tall like me, there is a very low ceiling in the foyer, somewhat like the office scene in "being john malcovich".

All in all a great place, I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Stayed April 2012
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Jinan China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

Lovely hotel, very opulent, but stayed in early January and there was no heating. After complaining we got a 1200w portable fire put in our room, and also had one alongside our dinner table!!.
Staff very helpfull, and the room was very nice and very claen............just very cold.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank JinanChinaMike
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2011

Located closer to exhibition centre about 10 mts by taxi,the hotel is good enough for a short stay on business trips. quite and well connected to the centre of the city by rail and public transport, there is a military base behind which disturbs your peace in the morning because of noise of exercise carried out by them. The staff are friendly and helpful though very few of them speak english

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Grand Royal Hotel
Address: No.483 Zhongshan Avenue Middle, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510660, China
Location: China > Guangdong > Guangzhou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #216 of 3,396 Hotels in Guangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Royal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 262
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