The Garden Hotel Guangzhou
Travel Blogs from Guangzhou
This trip was to visit the area where my son's grandmother Ivy Lee Yan lived as a young girl. Ivy was born at Tolga in Queensland on the 5th of February 1917. Her father was Charlie Lee Yan a farmer who was born in Canton, China in approximately 1881. Her mother was Maggie Lin Ding who was born at Charters Towers in Queensland in approximately 1895 …
... drawer all the time, he or she just takes the top one from the pile and gives it to you; that is after an endless amount of paperwork has been printed, filled in, stamped twice and signed. So why it takes three days, I really don’t know.
I went to the bank alone; fairly confident I could finally get the new bank card and withdraw my money. I knew there would be one member of staff who spoke reasonable English to help. I don’t know ...
... far as public
transport goes very efficient – Kathmandu is old, drab, tired, dirty, and as
for public transport - is a nightmare. One difference however in favour of
Kathmandu, the people smile and make you feel welcome.
Something I will always love and miss about China are their
wonderful parks, especially so in Guangzhou. Today I wandered into People’s Park
which is not ...
... in the airport. But finally our hands were full of dirty yuan and we hopped in a cab and began the ride to the hotel. Our hotel, the Guangzhou Bauhinia Hotel, was a pleasant surprise. The place was clean and modern and fairly comfortable and was a nice place to hang our hats for a few days. Our room is on the sixth floor and provides a bit of a view of the busy street below. the only thing that was surprising was the fact that the shower had a floor to ceiling window facing ...
... 3 "lanes" of traffic we arrived at our dinner destination. We gave him 50¥ for his trouble and stress, after some slight bows smiles and a thumbs up we walked toward the glowing sign on a large complex overhead. We had a row of Chinese characters of the restaurant name, to be found somewhere in all of Wanda's plaza on the third floor. This was our only other clue. So we walked up some stairs and tried to match up,the Chinese characters along a strip mall of sorts. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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.