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Despite an imposing lobby, out room as rather scruffy with many stains and dirty marks on the lounge and carpet and even on the slippers. Basic amenities & just a couple of teabags were there, but the mini bar was empty and botlles of water were 10 yuan each - no usual complimentary bottles here. The internet didn't work, but as we were only here for one night (this time) we didn't bother to see if it could be fixed. The basin drain leaked soapy water, and the thin towels were more grey than white.
Although there was an extensive Chinese breakfast & enough for us, many of the dishes were only luke warm. The worst part was the dirty table cloths & place mats that still had splashes of food on them -- obviously not replaced since the last eaters. We checked out all tables searching for a clean one - no success!
Even though the hotel caters for mainly Chinese customers, (as we'd expected) we have stayed in many hotels in remoter parts of China without a Western emphasis and found them to be fine - and clean! Althought the room did have a new hairdryer and electric jug, this hotel was not up to our expected standard.
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