My wife and I spent 3 nights at Huachen International Hotel in the beginning of September.
The hotel is very close to a metro station, a small grocery store (just across the street), a very nice bakery and a “baozi” (a steamed bun) shop. It is also close to where the airport shuttle drops off and picks up. The shuttle is 20 RMB per person which is very cheap.
When we booked the room we made a note that we were coming for our honeymoon. When the hotel sent us the confirmation they asked if there was anything special we wanted for our honey moon. When we told them we didn't know what to say they offered a “Chinese wedding room to experience the Chinese tradition” and that was exactly what we found when we got to the room. We were very excited when we saw it!
The hotel personnel had minimal English but it was enough to get along. Obviously, some were better than others.
Our double room was big and had a safe. The bathroom was also big, the shower was great though its flood looked a bit “mouldy”. The hotel supplied 2 free small bottles of mineral water per day (and even have a separate tap for drinking water in that bathroom), soap, shampoo, towels, tooth brushes, shower cap, etc.
The toilet even had a reading light :-)
The view from our room was a nice urban view and we could see a bit of West Lake too.
The hotel offers laundry service, for a price, but when we asked at the desk about cheaper alternatives we were showed to a laundry room on the 3rd floor where we could do our own laundry for free. The room has a single machine that’s both a washer and a dryer and a large sink for hand wash. Soap for both hand washing and using the machine was available there. The machine’s labels were all in Chinese but there’s a sign on the wall with explanations in English as to what do. Also, Nancy, the person from the front desk who showed us to that room helped us out.
Our only problem with this hotel was that our room was made even though we left the “do not disturb” sign on the door (we left it there when we went out so we could leave our staff lying around and not worry about any one touching it). When we complained about it at the front desk we got an apology and a promise that it wouldn't happen again... It happened again the next day.
When we complained again we got another apology but we told them it wasn't enough and that it was a serious issue and ended up getting a free breakfast the next morning, which was nice.
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