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Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Gulou

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The service in the hotel was great, the breakfast is good and you have Chinese and Western options. The location is like 30 min away from Panda base, if you want to go there definitely this hotel is a good option, also take a taxi to avoid the tours that are more expensive.

Nice and comfortable stay but the room a bit small. Up side is the breakfast which is nice. Location wise its a bit of walk to the nearest train station. Lighting of the room should be brighter. Surrounding the hotel a lot of food and there is a Family Mart just opposite, but the product are a bit less.

The room was huge and the bathroom features an awesome bathtub, which was a massive plus for me. The breakfast is 100 times better than the breakfast you get at Holiday Inn Express in Europe. The hotel is conveniently located, nearby metro station and 20 minutes walk from Wenshu temple.

This hotel was arrange by the Tour operator. Our family (4) and other members of the travel group (16) stayed in this hotel for one night and it was very pleasant. Staff is friendly and cooperative. Rooms are clean and tidy. The breakfast doesn't have much varieties, further, for non-chines varieties are very limited but you can manage. Close to shopping mall and cell phone shops area. You can visit Leshan Giant Buddha statue and Panda park while you are in Chengdu.

This was my first time to visit Chengdu. There were many eateries and convenient stores around. there was a modern shopping mall with a supermarket providing many imported goods.About one kilometer away there was a big shopping area .There were many shops with good quality items. The room was clean and comfortable.The place is calm and quite .The breakfast was OK, although it was simple, and not many varieties.Staff is friendly but English is limited

This was my third time to visit Chengdu, and it was my first time to stay in Holiday Inn Express Goulou. It took around 7 mins’ walk from Metro station. There were many eateries and convenient stores around. What’ more, there was a modern shopping mall with a supermarket providing many imported goods. The room was clean and comfortable. It seems that both the staffs at front desk and the housekeepers were well trained. The breakfast was OK, although it was simple, and not many varieties. However, fridge was not provided, and the poor water drainage in bathroom was poor, which made me a little bit disappointed. Base on the facilities and services, their room rates are reasonable. I am quite sure that I will still choose this hotel for next trip to Chengdu.

Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Gulou is an excellent hotel. Room is spacious and comfortable. Bed is super comfortable. Bathroom is functional and shower is hot. Buffet breakfast is the same for the time we stayed. All staff very friendly and though English is limited they really go all out to try to help. Taxis are easy to get and very cheap. Location of hotel is very convenient to all the attractions nearby like Chunxi Road, (15 minutes walk away), Panda Centre (half hour by taxi), Kuanzhi Alley etc. Local food are plentiful.

Stayed here for 2 nights. Nice and friendly check in desk. We were in city to visit the Panda Research Center. Nice hotel with clean rooms. Breakfast buffet had a nice selection. Would stay here again.

Excellent value for money, and a free breakfast, I’m a Scotsman and really appreciate these small extras. The only complaint I had was that they did not serve noodles and haggis for breakfast. Which does bring me to one annoyance I have about some other people’s comments “hardly anyone in the hotel spoke English” when the Chinese go to London how many hotel staff speak Chinese! Just a pet annoyance. The location of the hotel is great, the staff were great no problems with communication. Shops, The Walking Street and around 100,000 restaurants were all between 0 and 15 minutes walking distance. And after 7 days of great Chinese food and you just feel like a burger or a Starbucks they are just across the road. I did however find Pacific Coffee in the R&F Mall to be very good for me a wee bit better than Buckystars. Carrefour for those who know is 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel and a great food area too but where is not. The Line 1 Metro Luomashi is 10 minutes’ walk and cheap, some of the direct destinations from the station: Nijiaqiao – 2 Irish Bars The Shamrock and McIlroy’s – 4rmb – I just realised that I put this first on my list? Jincheng Plaza - New Century Global Centre – 6rmb - the world's largest building measured by floor space - devoted to shopping. It also houses offices, conference rooms, a university complex, two commercial centres, hotels, an IMAX cinema, a "Mediterranean village", a pirate ship and skating rink. The centrepiece of the building is a water park. It quite big! – 6rmb Tongzilin – Citi Bank and HSBC - 4rmb Wenshu Monastery – This a good one – a good 2-3 hour touristy visit to a monastery and gardens all for – 2rmb ($0.30) well worth the visit I’m Scots I know about these things…however when you go back to the hotel do not go through R&F Mall because then your partner goes into C&A and buys a nice blouse for 200rmb, so much for saving money on that trip. Wide and Narrow Alley – Old Chinese Shopping Area but many nice buildings and food shops - 2rmb There is lots more, but you can explore on your own. Pandas are only a 25 minute taxi ride, you don’t need a fancy tour, unless that’s what you want. Oh, the rooms were standard like the photos, clean, maids were helpful a little extra coffee was nice, so you could have a coffee before you went out and coffee when you came back. Breakfast was good although similar every day but mix it up try the fresh noodles some days, runny egg on toast the next day, go Asian, go Western, go Fusion, the pork steam buns were great, they even had porridge although you may have to add salt or sugar whichever is your persuasion. You could also do you your own full laundry for 15 rmb and iron yourself after. I think that's all for now.

I stayed here for 3 nights with my family. The rooms are very good, and a good size.All very clean. The location is very good, a 10 minute walk from the main shopping area and lots of eating places nearby. A hotpot restaurant just over the road. The breakfast is good, some western as well as Asian choices. The coffee is good. Some of the food isn't very hot. The staff spoke good English and were very helpful.

No.72 West Daqiang Street Chengdu Sichuan

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Qingyang, Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Gulou is a leisurely stroll from sights such as Chengdu City Sports Center and Sichuan Museum of Science and Technology. This 281-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a 24-hour business center. It's in central Chengdu and also close to Tianfu Square and Wenshu Monastery.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Great Room, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All of Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Gulou's 281 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including sofa beds, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free local calls, free bottled water, and safes are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Gulou enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center. There's free parking and limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options


King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible (Wheelchair)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 548 reviews