Holiday Inn Express Chongqing Jinxiucheng3.5 out of 5.0
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I stay here frequently when in Chongqing China. It is a good basic western style hotel.The front desk does speak a little English. If you can speak a little Mandarin or are with someone who does, it makes a big difference. The hotel staff is then quite responsive.
The Pros: If you're looking for hotel that is a good value, fairly good location (depending on what you are doing in Chongqing), and modern, then this is the hotel for you. I am a regular visitor to Chongqing and it is a good central location for my needs. There are plenty of little restaurants and even a supermarket within a few blocks. Getting a bus or cab near the hotel is fairly easy, if you know how. The room itself has usually been clean. I've stayed here for extended periods and they are good about changing linens and towels etc. The house cleaning people are good about helping you out if you speak a bit of Mandarin. The Chinese breakfast that you can include when you make your reservation is well worth it, if you're okay with Chinese breakfast. I'm a westerner, but I eat Chinese breakfast and the one included with the price is more than adequate. The Cons: not everyone speaks English and for the ones that do, it is limited. Ask for a room facing away from the main traffic, since the windows allow in some road noise. The Wi-Fi for the Holiday Inn is slow, so also ask for an alternate if you're not worried about security. Lastly, and I have mentioned this before in a prior review, the carpets need to be replaced (they look dirty and stained) and the bathrooms to be thoroughly regrouted. Sometimes there is a odor from the drains in the sinks. Also no robes, which would be a nice little touch Holiday Inn should pay attention to this!. With just a bit of upgrading (new caroet, fresh paint, regrouted baths, robes) it could easily be 4 stars and I for one would be willing to pay a bit more for some nice upgrades. Nevertheless, it's still a great value for a business traveler, but not if you are a fussy foreigner with 5 star expectations. I will stay here again with hopes that they will upgrade a bit.
This hotel is good for a mid way location between airport and the various CBDs. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, markets nearby for easy access. It is a great value for the location. Sometimes you can get the breakfast included with your room rate and it is still great value. It is starting to get a little worn and the cleanliness of the carpet and bathroom needs a little work. But for a basically safe and nice hotel, this is a good value. If you need a high end 5 star for business or for a short stay then this is not the place for you. Always request a room facing away from the expressway if possible.
All in all, a nice clean hotel at a great value price. VERY, very few of the Staff could speak any English, but this is true of the whole city of Chongqing. The breakfast they provide is good, but with they could make it a little different each day. For a 4 day stay it gets a little boring. But I would stay there again any time because it is a great value for the total product delivered.
None of the staff sem to be able to speak any English, the room was clean, but very basic. Frustration at checking and checkout because not a word of English do they understand.
Clean, comfortable, and relatively new hotel with complimentary hot breakfast. The closest subway station, Jiazhoulu, is a 15-20 minute walk away, but it's a bit difficult to find. There's also a grocery store, Renrenle, in the next building over. Service was usually good, although at checkout they tried to charge me a second time for my stay (eventually resolved after a call to the manager). Overall good value.
Rooms and service are very good, hotel is very fresh indeed and overal makes a good value for money. The most important drawbacks are: 1. staff is friendly and helpful, but does not understand any english, it takes some effort really to get things clear with them. 2. hotel is quite new, so even showing the taxi driver the address spelled with hieroglyphs not always help to have him understood where you want to go. Be sure to have some additional info on location to show him, for example the nearest metro station Jiazhoulu - of course, in chinese :) BTW, it's only 10 min walk from hotel, very good. 3. hotel is facing the crossing of Song Pai and Longhua, which is very busy route towards downtown, lots of jams in the rush hours, and also lots of noise 24h - be sure to ask for a room facing the opposite side, this should be more quiet, but hey, no english again.. :( windows could provide more noise isolation, they are not very good. 4. they will debit 500Y upon your check-in as a safety deposit, and return them at your check out - but due to interenational transfers you might not get them back earlier than after a week. that was an unpleasant surprise, as there is no prior info about it anywhere. but despite all those, again, very good value for money and from this location 30-50Y taxi ride takes you literally to every possibly imaginable city end.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Zhaomushan Forest Park, Holiday Inn Express Chongqing Jinxiucheng is within a 10-minute drive of Datianwan Stadium. This 3.5-star hotel has 244 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Chongqing and also within a 15-minute drive of Great Hall of the People.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast offered each morning. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite café, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
All 244 air-conditioned rooms feature phones and desks. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers.
Holiday Inn Express Chongqing Jinxiucheng features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. There's free parking if you drive. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, laundry facilities, and a porter/bellhop.