Rated 4 out of 5 by 1
Rated 4 out of 5 by brideshead Good location, good gym, basic hotel
This is a basic hotel so you will have to accept a few inconveniences such as limited room service, pick up laundry service, no driveway/taxi call service and so on. However it's clean and bright and at most times of the day the lobby is lively with a good atmosphere of people chatting, listening to music and playing wii. Many hotels struggle to create a homely feel in the lobby but this hotel has really done it.
The location is not bad - in the centre of the city with shops and offices a short walk away. I didn't have much trouble getting a taxi on the street. Down the street is the Friendship Store with a great supermarket in the basement stocked with plenty of imported groceries. Breakfast is basic and heavy on Chinese-style food - noodles, congee, steamed buns and so on with few surprises. The gym is very good with a smith rack, cable machines, 3 bench machine, abs rotary and so on as well as cross trainers and treadmills - bright and well-ventilated. There is also a small sauna in the change rooms though I didn't use it. Service is cheerful and courteous though the front desk always seems to be busy. In sum, a smooth stay.
July 2, 2014