New Century Grand Hotel Kaifeng
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNew Century Grand Hotel Kaifeng
We stayed for 2 nights in what was booked as a standard room, but we thought it was a pretty high 'standard' - more like deluxe or better. the hotel is on the huge man-made Jin Ming Lake & our room & balcony overlooked this and the hotel's swimming pools. A picture window separated the bedoom & bathroom, which had a big bath, separate shower area and a separate loo. A cute pot-pourie doll was hanging on the bathrobes. Free daily paper (Mandarin version on our first night), turndown service & tomorrow's weather forecast - all delivered with a friendly smile but no English, which was limited throughout the hotel.
The restaurant overlooks the lake and swimming pools and private areas are available in the warmer seasons. There was plenty of choice at the buffet breakfast and even though the emphasis was on Chinese dishes we found plenty to please us. The lobby bar only seemed to serve cakes and coffee, and light meals/snacks and wine were scarce in the restaurant, but this may have been due to our lack of communication skills. It was certainly not because of the wonderful, friendly service of the staff who really wanted to please the only Westerners in the hotel. We were very happy with this classy hotel.
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