Spent two nights at the Guangdong hotel in late August 2012 while in Guangzhou. Overall, the hotel met or beat expectations. Clean room with lots of amenities, attentive staff (there was an attendant on the floor, which I had not seen before) and lots of good stuff in the room like a complimentary robe, bottles of water, high quality toiletrees and more. The lobby was grand and they had a lot going on within the hotel. It felt like a nice, busy hotel with a solid central location.
The biggest drawback was that, to be candid, the staff just wasn't that helpful. The language barrier was a problem and no one spoke really solid English (we found that to be common in Guangzhou). That is certainly not a complaint, but it made it hard when your key in the door wouldn't work or when you were asking for a reccomendation for dinner. They kept pointing us to the restaurant, which was only okay. One night it closed at 8:45 PM despite a sign that said open to 2:00 AM.
The hotel is also a smoking hotel, which is just something that you have to know and get used to. Wi-Fi is only available in the lobby and the Travel Desk seems to be permanently closed.
All that being said, good value for the money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guangdong Hotel is a 4-star hotel with accommodation capacity of 500 rooms. It's located in the downtown city and near the beautiful YueXiu Mountain and the world-famous Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. From the hotel, it only takes 10 minutes' walk to the main shopping street and 5 minutes' walk to the nearest metro station. The distance between the hotel and the Guangzhou Railway Station and the new International Airport is only 3km and 26km respectively. The hotel features exquisite contour, multi-layered open green balconies, garden-like podium top, spacious and magnificent lobby with trees, flowers and fountains on its middle floor, which presentss all guests a picturesque southern landscape. Supplying complete facilities for services, recreation, business and conference, the hotel also provides the guests fine western and eastern cuisines in hotel restaurants with stylish dining atmosphere. It is an ideal place for business, tourism and conferences. We are cordially waiting for your presence. ... more less
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