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Howard Johnson Kaina Plaza Changzhou

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

For those peoples working around China ... Nice and quite place the rooms are really comfortable like at home,clean and accurate. Western Restourant not so good, but still acceptable,breakfast on standard.

Very convenience location that close to High Speed Train station and our business place. Variety choice for breakfast. Room is nice and clean. Free in room wifi, but you are unable to use gmail in China. One hour high speed train to Shanghai. Good value for money.

This hotel situated in good location.rooms are good enough space and decorated very nice.Staffs are kind and polite .internet speed is good signal is ok.there is bar-good restaurant-spa.it has a good view to city.breakfast is good with varitey(vegeterian-meet-,...).

A 4 stars hotel that seems a 5 stars. It was just one night, the hotel is precious inside with very spacious and wonderful rooms. The breakfast was fantastic with a good variety between local and international food.

My previous visits to this hotel were somewhat surprising (good) as it seems like a much nicer hotel in comparison to the Howard Johnson chain in the US (which I would not even get close to.) The rooms were comfortable and clean and well equipped although the AC only seems to function in half of the hotel. However the management were kind enough to relocate me when I experienced this issue. The restaurant on the first floor does not cater so well to international visitors and the staff are not very well trained. Individually made cups of coffee were the best I have had in any of the hotels I stay at in China but if you want a glass of wine forget it. I went in for lunch one Sunday and asked for a table for one to order a la carte instead of brunch. I was immediately asked what I wanted while standing in the entrance and not having read the menu!! I politely asked to sit and review the menu and eventually got to order. My mistake was asking for a glass of white wine. They couldn't serve me a glass ( got the same response in the bar on a previous trip) and this took 10 minutes to communicate. I wasn't going to order a bottle by myself so I tried to order a glass of red! Same story. Then the waitress offered to see if they would open a bottle of white and asked me to choose. She came back empty handed and said it wasn't possible but perhaps they could give me a glass of red!!! I should have known better than to say yes as I think it was the local Chinese wine which tastes like cooking wine which has gone bad. Not my idea of a nice Sunday afternoon lunch!! Sadly disappointing. I just made my reservation for my upcoming trip along with 3 other coworkers. When our travel plans changed I called up to cancel and was informed this was a non-cancelable reservation(the key work being "reservation") I spoke to a supervisor and they would not give in or explain why, other than it was a " non-cancelable reservation" and I could not make changes either. Apparently there is no such thing as a cancelable or changeable reservation given the "Reservation Policy" on all bookings ( I went back to the website to create another reservation) which does indicate to cancel by a certain date........but you still pay a penalty equal to the room rate plus tax which amounts to the full bill anyway!! This is the worst example of appaling Customer Service I have come across with any hotel chain, and I travel a lot. So now my employer is out by $700. They take advantage of you either way and pocket the cash for thousands of travelers who don't stay in their hotel. Well I can tell you that I will not be staying here again and neither will anyone else from my company. Too bad Wyndham Hotels! My advice pick another hotel- I will return to the Traders Hotel.

Great rooms and amenities. Good breakfast buffet. cheap rate. We had a dinner in one restaurant of the hotel at the second floor and it offers very cheap. Dimsum. Value for money. The hotel is 1hr by train to shanghai. And 30min by taxi —hotel to train station.

I spend one night in this hotel for business trip. The city is very quiet and clean, i love it. The hotel itself is the same. It's well managed, not too expensive, and the service is good. It's a good choice to stay. I recommend.

Guest rooms - Spacious, neat and clean and well-maintained. Separate wardrobe room. Dining - very limited Menu for In-room dining. Restaurant at 1st (Ground) floor serve an exhaustive Menu of breakfast - Continental as well as Oriental. Staff - very courteous and helpful. People at reception speak good English, however they struggle a bit with English conversation on the phone when using Room service or Housekeeping. Taxi easily available on road. Also a short walk takes you to the BRT Bus stop, with an economical Yi Yuan (One Renminbi) transport for a distance long enough for this cost.

I went to the "Riviera" restaurant of the Howard Johnson Hotel at the Kaina Plaza for buffet dinner this evening (16/10/2014). At first I thought that, just my luck, my "Changzhou Curse" had followed me here as well. I better explain. It seems that, whenever I go to a hotel restaurant in Changzhou, I am surrounded by staff who have an invincible English language impediment! Consequently, my enjoyment of the meal tends to suffer accordingly. Sure enough, the initial same problems. Waiter had no idea what that difficult expression, "Wine Menu" meant ... nor to what the arcane phrase "Mineral Water" referred! But then something really nice happened. Rather than scurrying away in "loss of face" confusion leaving me in total frustration, the staff actually tried to communicate with me. Smiles and genuine friendliness go a long way with me and there was plenty of all that! Soon enough, all problems were resolved and I had a lovely Aussie reisling and an Evian in front of me. I was set for the actual dinner buffet. This turned out to be really delicious. Plenty of it with greay variety and excellently cooked. The evening's "la piece de resistance", however, had yet to arrive. It came in the form of Eileen, a lovely young lady, and her partner. They are an excellent duet who proceeded to sing up a storm. Fantastic! It's the first time that I have experienced cabaret style entertainment for dinner in a Changzhou hotel. Really remarkable! So, great food coupled with really friendly and, fundamentally, helpful staff. But even if the food had been mediocre and the waiting staff sullen, I would still go back to that hotel restaurant ... if only to listen to the wonderful Eileen's rendition of a medley of songs from the 60's to the 90's. Really enjoyable evening all round!

Nice facilities, convenient location, with a good balance between cost and benefit. Good breakfast buffet, the only problem is that as in the must provinces of China, communication in english is complicated, even in the hotel. About a block of distance there is a nice river side to walk and run in the mornings, public transportation BRT just in front, short distance to the Wanda mall, with shopping and restaurant alternatives. Noise is high in the street so is helpful to ask for a high floor room.

8 Tong Jiang South Road Changzhou Jiangsu

Hotel highlights

  • Free in-room wired Internet
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool and indoor pool

Located in Tianning, Howard Johnson Kaina Plaza Changzhou is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Tianning Temple. This 4.5-star hotel has 343 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. In central Changzhou, the hotel is also within a 30-minute drive of Yancheng Wildlife Park and Wujin Museum.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Western Restaurant, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, breakfast is served for a fee each morning.


Rooms

Howard Johnson Kaina Plaza Changzhou's 343 rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and minibars. TVs come with satellite channels, and free wired Internet keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Other amenities include coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes.


Property features

Howard Johnson Kaina Plaza Changzhou features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Free parking is available if you drive. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 9 meeting rooms.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 50 reviews