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Guansheng Huangshibao Hotel
Ranked #1,643 of 3,462 Hotels in Guangzhou
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Hong Kong
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2009

I've been staying on business at the Nan Yang Royal every Monday to Thursday for the past three months and, as a long-term stayer, feel qualified to comment on the hotel.

1. Don't count on a bell boy (of which there are currently three - Oct. 2009) meeting your taxi when you pull up to the front door. they spend most of their time at their 'duty station' and wouldn't know how to react to a taxi if it ran over them... coming or going. Forget it if it's raining, they 'wave' from inside the hotel, conveniently located 15 yards back from the road.

2. The front desk girls are the sweetest in the world but, sadly, also the most incompetent. It is my opinion they have received little, if any, hotel training. After four months, they still ask me every Monday if "I have a reservation" and still attach a RMB 800 room deposit charge to my Amex every week even though I have never once used the mini bar (although we do go through a comic ritual of tearing up the receipt every Thursday.

Sometimes, I get the same room (11th floor), sometimes I get the luxury of being on the same floor as a bunch of grandma's on a shopping trip to Guangzhou. Thanks for that! Just what a businessman wants.

3. The rooms are large (and uber-clean) - by Western standards - but tacky beyond belief. Louis XIV meets Paris Hilton (condoms and female spermacide in the bathrooms). The beds are extremely large (as is everything in China) and extremely hard - in some rooms, you can injure yourself on the springs.

The Internet connection (now the key 'must have' for the business person) is fast and free. The view from the high floors (9+) of the Tianhe Park side is wonderful and the bathrooms are large (and functional). The room walls, unfortunately, are thin, therefore, be prepared to listen to the conversations and 'activities' of your neighbours.

4. There are no amenities to speak of - no pool, no gym, 2-3 local (Hong Kong) English TV channels and, contrary to what their web site says, the Louis Western restaurant 'hurts' for selection and the 'business centre' is a desk with two computer terminals (located conveniently amongst the elevator bank).

5. Other than the park, the environs outside the hotel is a wasteland and there's nothing of consequence worth exploring - unless the Government Offices, located next door are of interest.

The major problem with the hotel - as Basil Fawlty would attest - is the clientele.

In short, it's a mainland hotel, run by mainland staff, catering to a mainland guests. For the first-time Western guest, this may be either a problem or a novelty. Imagine going back to Chicago, Toronto, or Geneva and telling of your experience of smokers in the lobby, floor halls, the restaurant and the elevators.

Or, your experience on checking in on how 'another guest just butt right in with some trivial question' and how the front desk girl actually 'dropped you' and tended to it.

Bottom line: No overall training, no real command of English, no understanding of how a hotel should be run.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled on business
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2008

Booked this place cause of its close proximity to Pazhou exhibition hall. About 10 min drive. It is convenient to reach the exhibition in the morning to avoid the traffic jams in the morning.

However, it is located on a small road. Thus, there aren't many taxi to hail. On the average, I need to wait 15 min for taxi every day from the lobby.

It is located at the very end of Tianhe district. Quite far from city central. Even to Tianhe city shopping area takes 15 min ride.

The room is spacious, carpeted with large lcd tv. The bed is large and quite comfy. No bathtub as I choose no window room. However, it comes with rain shower with few jets.

The breakfast spread is limited. However the chinese restaurant serves good chinese dim sim and the western restaurant serves good western food.

The deco is quite nice.

  • Liked — Location to Pazhou Exhibition Hall
  • Disliked — Location to central city
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2007

We booked two rooms for this hotel, as we were attending the Canton Fair ,and its close to the Pazhou complex.
After reading the other two reviews that are posted , I feel its important to give another opinion.
This is avery Chinese high- class hotel and as such it follows Chinese traditions.

When we checked in ,they did add a deposit charge to my credit card,however it was a "hold" and upon checkout , we were only charged for the quoted room rate plus our incidentals.

The hotel , as mentioned is very chinese, so if you wish an American style hotel dont stay here.

The service was excellent in every way. All the staff was very attentive , they even refused our tips in some instances.
Most of the staff dont speak english,but if you try ,you wil find a few that speak it very well .

All in all, This is a good hotel.Within walking distance there is a large and vibrant typical Chinese neighbourhood, with many restaurants , shops and even a large Carrefour.( exit the hotel and walk to the right for about 6 minutes)
Its a 10 minute cab ride to the Metro station ,and it will cost you about 10 RMB for the ride there. A cab to the centre of the city runs about 50 RMB ,or less depending on traffic and a cab to the airport runs about 120-150 RMB depending on traffic.

All in all a positive hotel experience and very comfortable and secure.

  • Liked — Great service , clean rooms
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled on business
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Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed October 17, 2007

Arrving after my flight from Xiamen had a 4 hr delay due to mechanical problems I found the hotel was "overbooked", although
I called whilst still in Xiamen waiting for the plain to be repaired, and the hotel reconfirmed my booking giving me a bookingnumber etc.
They then booked me into another hotel about 20 min.by taxi, not really what I expected for the price of RMB 1680 nett, but at least I had a reasonable bed and a internet connection.
The same what happened in the other guy's comment, happened to me too, had to sign a guarantee for RMB 5000. Wonder whether that one will be strapped in the morning when I check out, or hell will break loose here! From what you read you can imagine that neither the Grand Royal nor the Nan Yang Royal will be on my priority list for the next visit to Guangzhou; imagine the Ramada is only 20$ more......
Unfortunately I booked the Nan Yang Royal too for the second leg of the Canton fair, really "looking forward" to that....we will see what happens, probably another comment will follow, I suppose
rafnfh

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled on business
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Property: Guansheng Huangshibao Hotel
Address: No.11 Tianfu Road, Huangpu Avenue Middle, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510630, China
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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#215 Luxury Hotel in Guangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Guansheng Huangshibao Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 268
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