The family stayed at Holiday Inn Express Yang Zhou for two nights during April .
Being both SPG Platinum and Hilton Diamond, this was actually our first IHG hotel stay and it certainly did not disappoint.
We picked this hotel for its unique location which was pretty much within walking distance of all the attractions: Slender West Lake, Dong Guan Jie, Ge Yuan, He Yuan and a few nice cultural breakfast (Zao Cha) places.
Special thanks to Maggie, the hotel's reservation supervisor for assisting us with booking the one and only 'Hello Kitty' themed room (formerly family room). Interestingly, we could not actually book this via the official IHG website so I called Maggie directly from Australia and we really appreciated Maggie in helping us with this. This room was wonderful, everything was Hello Kitty, with a balcony and tent, and my little girl absolutely loved it!
Breakfast was better than expected as well. It was definitely not as fancy as 5-star hotels, but considering that it was complimentary and relative to other 3-4 star hotels, it was not bad. Ye Chun is just across the road as well and we went there for breakfast one morning.
The only downside to the hotel is that it's not smoke free. Even for smoke free rooms, guests still smoked in the corridors.
Overall a very nice stay in an unique and excellent room, at a super convenient location in Yang Zhou.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking