"Good Hotel For The Price" The Garden Hotel Guangzhou Tip by Lionizer
The Garden Hotel Guangzhou, Guangzhou: 829 reviews and 7 photos
The Garden Hotel is a good choice depending on the price you get. Rates for standard rooms during the non-Canton fair season should be about 500-800 RMB per night with breakfast. The lobby is nice, and there are many amenities, including a squash court, hair salon, gym, etc. The security is very good, but this could be because of visiting dignitaries. Security was pretty heavy when the Prime Minister of Thailand visited a few weeks ago. The area around the Garden Hotel isn't very good, but it puts you at the old heart of Guangzhou. If you have trouble with taxis or using the Guangzhou subway, this isn't really a good hotel for you. A hotel in Tianhe probably is much better. As one of the first 5 star hotels in Guangzhou, the Garden Hotel is similar to the White Swan Hotel, and Marriott China Hotel in age. Many new hotels outclass the Garden Hotel however, such as the Ritz Carlton Guangzhou or Shangri-La Guangzhou. The Shangri-La Guangzhou's location is inconvenient except during the Canton Fair however. The restaurants are pretty expensive, and so is the business centre too. There are about 4 restaurant/cafés in the Garden Hotel, which includes the buffet at the top, the small Italian restaurant, the Chinese restaurant, and the café in the lobby with a bakery. The buffet at the revolving top is great, but pretty pricy (~300 RMB at least), but includes grilled lobster, and other expensive food. The Italian restaurant has a small buffet going on for about 120 RMB now, which is quite expensive with the 10% service charge and small selection. The Chinese restaurant is the largest ripoff in the whole hotel, a can of Coca Cola alone costs 25 RMB, and something like roast duck rice costs 50 RMB. The café near the lobby and elevators is very good, and includes a bakery. The bakery items aren't expensive, and it has a decent view.
Unique Qualities: Many amenities. Good rotating buffet restaurant.
Address: 368 Huanshi Dong Lu Guangzhou
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Near the Best Western and Friendship Store Guangzhou.
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