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The checkin opened at 7:30 and it was busy. After getting our boarding passes we went though security and immigration to arrive at the Premium lounge. Had a quick bite and relaxed and getting some work done in the comfortable chairs (like the ones at the door massage places). Had a quick shower to get ready for the red eye flight to ...
After one hour flight delay, we arrived in Guangzhou at 4pm but the connection on Turkish doesn't leave until 11pm. Kinda awkward timing as it's too little time to go into the city 41km away but too long until the check in counter opens at 7:30pm. The Guangzhou airport lack serious seating so good thing Air China First Class check in counter as ...
... an one, but was just as peaceful a
place to visit.
Apparently GZ was the place that Islam was introduced to
China, and the name means 'remember the sage', referring to Mohammed. The
mosque was built in 627 during the Tang dynasty, and in those days it was close
to the banks of the Zhujiang River, and sailors used to climb the minaret to
... and done with pretty quickly, and he hadn't taken too much off which was a bonus.
I then got myself some yummy jiaozi for lunch, little steamed dumplings with meat and veg in, and headed home just before the first thunderstorm of the day hit.
Its my day off today, so will likely spend the rest of it watching movies and/or reading, as I am feeling in need of a proper rest day.
Its been incredibly hot here - yesterday the temp was 37, with a real feel of 50 - ...
Here's a tip - don't take a flight to China and lose your passport before you even get off the plane. I did and it looked like the start of a major Australio-Chinese incident.
Just after we landed I realised that I did not know where I'd put my passport. "Perhaps it was stolen," I suggested quitely to Steven. He wasn't buying it and called a steward for assistance.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Garden Hotel Guangzhou
Il Garden è stato ristrutturato recentemente
Ho passato cinque notti al Garden. L'albergo è stato ristrutturato di recente ed è spettacolare! Hanno anche unito più camere per crearne di più grandi. È in competizione diretta con il nuovo Shangri-La e con il Four Seasons e il Ritz Carlton, i quali non sono ancora finiti.
Sono stato al piano executive e mi hanno dato una camera fantastica con delle eccellenti dotazioni.
Il quartiere è comodo per fare shopping e per i ristoranti.
Heard great things about this hotel before I left on this business trip but was extremely disappointed all around. From the black fungus and mismatched toilet seat in the bathroom to the worn out carpet and upholstery in the main room this stay was not a pleasant experience, the only thing missing was the cockroaches (thank god). Service was below average and food was barely adequate. Have stayed at Dong Feng hotel in Guangzhou and found it much better than this one. I would not recommend staying at this hotel.
Stayed in Elite room on the 19th floor..the view is not fantastic as you know that pollution is rather bad in Guangzhou. The room is newly furnished, unlike what were described as " in need for renovation " by other guests. Have a good selection of bar drinks & toiletries in room.
Something's not right at The Garden
This is my 4th stay at the Garden Hotel and I must say that the service it had 3 years ago has been slipping downhill consistently.
The guestrooms are badly in need of renovation. For the cost of this hotel, especially during fair time, you would expect something better. I regret to say that it still seems to be the best choice in Guangzhou.
The staff is not the same as it was before. The politeness I had become fond of has greatly been reduced especially in the hostesses of the restaurant and bar. No smiles and harsh. Oh. . . and the bar keeps on closing at about 1:00 AM.
If you're coming from Hong Kong or Shanghai, be aware that this hotel will not be up to the standards of more cosmopolitan cities!
The location of this hotel cannot be beat, right on HuanShi Lu in the middle of the action. The lobby is truly impressive, and one of the largest in Asia. Great coffee shop with a view on an external man-made waterfall (coffee refills are free).
We just came back from a 3-day stay at the Garden Hotel in Guangzhou and must say that this property is a real study in contrasts.
Excellent hotel. Great service. Nice and clean room. Nice bathroom. Excellet and quick housekeeping service. The restaurant on 2nd floor, "Lai Wah Tea House" is one of the best Dim Sum place I have ever been.
Excellent, Excellent, service. Beautiful hotel in good location.
Food was pretty good, could have been better for the price. Great restraunts close by though, a definate recommendation is the Bannana Leaf right across the street - very good and price was right.
Rooms were very well taken care of, staff very helpful.
Executive floors - yes please
We upgraded from a deluxe to an exec Double on arrival for an extra RMB200 per night per room. Great large bedroom, 27th Floorinternet LAN with a connector available. So total was about £71 or US$100 for two.
They gave us Breakfast - international choice, complimentary use of the gym, and evening tea or wine from 5-7pm.
If you get that offered and can afford - grab it.
Otherwise this is an important destination hotel, great entrance, lots of restaurants.
Have train booking facility ( pay extra 20RMB ) and travel office.
Didn't use ferry as fog had stopped movements, but I believe there is a ferry connection too.
My business meetings required that I stay on the North side of Guangzhou and this was one of the hotels they recommended. I was booked for 8 days at the Garden was very pleased with my accomodations. Due to the length of my stay, I reserved an Exec. suite. While this room wasn't much larger than a typical US hotel room, it did provide access to the Exec. Lounge, free breakfast and free admission to the health center. While I did not see an standard room, I was happy with my accomodations.