We were told this was the BEST hotel in Changsha. While reasonably located, it has no grand driveway or lobby. The room is reasonably sized and the beds are firm. Breakfast buffet spread was abundant but with so many tourists haggling for their share of food (especially the Korean tourists who persistently nudged the quequers out of the way) and the lack of waiting staff to cope with the morning rush, it was a difficult environment to enjoy a peaceful morning meal. Perhaps what annoyed us most was that we were told that using bathroom amenities like shampoo, bath gel, tooth brush would attract additional charges to the room bill. Shocking, isn't it? Apparently the local council deemed the rule necessary to tighten hotel guests usage and limit waste (the wierdiest green policy I have ever come across!). We had to go to the nearest Watsons to buy our bathroom supplies.
No concierge, receptionist, bell-boy, waiters, waitress ever greeted us on our first and return visit within a week. Strange place - perhaps some early success has gone into their heads and they think they are the best. Don't believe it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crowne Plaza Changsha City Centre is a international five-star hotel under IHG group. Located in the heart of downtown, Crowne Plaza City Centre Changsha is a smooth 45-minute drive from Changsha Huanghua International Airport. We're on Wuyi Square, putting you within walking distance of major businesses and city shopping,Such as to the Changsha Local culture street - Taiping Street, Changsha Traditional Food street - Pozi Street, and Changsha century-old restaurant - Huo Gong Dian, only about 5 minutes walking. What's more, the especially opened branch of Huo Gong Dian is just located in the hotel building to provide wonderful foods & convenient service to you. It's 10 minutes by taxi to Changsha rail station and 45 minutes to Changsha South rail station, where you can connect to cities such as Guangzhou and Wuhan on high-speed trains.Our dedicated Crowne Meetings Director will see that every detail is taken care of when you host an event in one of the hotel's 16 meeting rooms and 3 ballrooms. The dark wood and plush seating in our lavish VIP banquet room set the scene for successful and intimate gatherings.Unwind with a dip beneath the skylights of our indoor pool or enjoy evening cocktails at Fusion Bar. Our in-the-know Concierge at Crowne Plaza City Centre Changsha will inspire you to discover Changsha's hidden gems, such as the scenic Qingfeng Gorge, flush with Ginkgo trees. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Changsha