We were firstly impressed by the position out of the town centre (which is a big building site), close to the Garden Expo- Not to be missed even if you don't garden.
The indoor tennis courts, swimming pool and yes- 3 lane ten pin bowling alley - were all in first class order and woefully under-used when we were there, so we enjoyed them. The restaurant was 5*, the evening buffet meals cost less than 15 US and the breakfasts were high international standard. The room was fine, if a little unusual with window shutters separating the bathroom from the main room. We used the laundry service, the Business centre( they stayed till 11pm helping me one night and still smiled!) and their guides and the car service which were all excellent. The guides spoke good English.
They were slow on check out, but after many hotels in the last 3 years in China I can recommend this one easily. The room price we paid inc. full breakfast for 2 was about 60 US- great value for money. If you visit, go to the Stone forest first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds, the Garden Expo deserves a day, downtown was in August 2009 better ignored, hopefully it will improve.
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