Marriott is the best hotel in Nanning now. I signed up for the member of Marriott Group and wanted to have my first stay experience in their hotel.
Its location is convenient. There are 2 main shopping malls in Nanning. One is the newly launched MixC and the other is Admiral City Mall. Marriott Hotel is right next to Admiral City Mall. However, there are few to shop here,much worse than MixC. The Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Centre is nearby. So its location is quite downtown.
It was raining when we arrived in Nanning and the whole city was stuck in traffic jam. I could understand the traffic was busy in the main streets, but it was hardly for me to understand why we could be stuck for 1 hour at the entrance to the hotel parking lot!!! What's more ridiculous, there were non-stopped cars driving out of the underground parking lot on the other side. I have never had such experience before even when I was in big cities such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen or Hong Kong!
The place where we were stuck was full of the smell of thinner. I almost fainted and felt sick!!! I covered my nose and mouth with a piece of wet tissue. In the end the entire tissue was filled with thinner smell.
Finally we had to turn back on a wider corner, went up to have our dinner first, and decided to park the car after 10pm, otherwise we did not know how many more hours we still had to wait. At that time it was already 8pm and we were so starving!
Its parking lot is not only for the hotel guests, but also for the guests who visit in Admiral City Mall and the residents nearby -- this is the biggest FAILURE of Marriott Nanning.
The guest needs a room card to go to the residential floors, which protects the guests' privacy. When we went up, we found the the design of the building is like a hollow olive. You can see the doors of other rooms on every floor.
The design of the room is not a luxury one, just an ordinary 5-star hotel room, no surprise. But it is clean and bright.
Another failure is the height of the basin, which is too high. I think it must be a male supervisor there when they were fixing the basins. I have been to so many hotels and seldom saw a basin whose edge is as tall as this one.
I am used to cleaning my face with cleansing foam, then washing it with flowing water. Such design would make both my arms and the floor wet, because the water will drop down through my arms.
The room is expensive. The basic cost is 778 RMB for a standard twin room. Including the tax and service fee, the total fee almost reached 1000 RMB, while I can't find any sparkling point of such a room. And I do think the underground parking lot is totally a STAIN.
But the service by the staff was excellent. No matter the staff at Front Desk or in the restaurants, they were very professional. We had our dinner in a Chinese restaurant on 6/F which provided delicious food and platinum service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Owned by Guangxi Xin Wei Hotel Management Co., Ltd. and managed by Marriott International, Inc., the Nanning Marriott Hotel officially opened its doors in December 2009. Located in the eastern area of Nanning’s CBD district, the hotel is a 35-minute drive away from Nanning Wuxu Airport. Diagonally across the hotel is the Nanning Exhibition Center, which is the permanent venue for the annual China-ASEAN Expo. The hotel is a part of Hangyang International Center and within walking distance to Admiral City shopping mall, Wuxiang Plaza and the Municipal Government office.The Nanning Marriott has 328 guest rooms comprising 141 Deluxe Rooms, 59 Superior Rooms, 63 Executive Rooms, 36 Executive Superior Rooms, 11 Junior Suites, 10 Deluxe Suites, 6 Executive Suites, 1 Ambassador Suite and 1 Presidential Suite. All rooms are located from the 8th floor and above, and all superior rooms face the Nanning Exhibition Centre. Each room caters to guests’ needs by providing high-speed internet connection and electronic safes.In order to meet the F&B requirements of guests, the Nanning Marriott has 5 restaurants, namely, the Marriott Cafe, Manho Chinese Restaurant, Lobby Lounge, Red Zen and Executive Lounge. Run by professional chefs, our restaurants serve unique Cantonese, Western and South East Asian dishes. Guests can also use the hotel’s Fitness Center and Spa facilities, which comprises 7 treatment rooms, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, juice bar and hair salon. For successful events, the Nanning Marriott Hotel has banquet facilities set on 1,230 square meters, with a banquet hall area of 704 square meters and maximum seating capacity of 500 guests. A professional banquet service team will provide 5-star quality meals and attend to your requests. ... more less
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