Guangzhou Pearl River International Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Where do I start? We chose this place as we didn’t have much choice as we attended both phase 1 and phase 2 of the Canton Fair. This place was our hotel for week 2. The hotel has nothing remotely close to it, nothing but people shuffling textiles day and night on motorbikes, trikes, small trucks etc. we wanted to find something to eat the night we got there and walked around the hotel and streets, we were way out of place. They don’t have a little store, it’s abandoned and used as storage space and clutter now. The place wreaked of smoke, the carpets are old and soiled, chandeliers are dusty and grimy. The people are unfriendly,internet (only WiFi) is very poor and slow speeds. Kept getting disconnected and there is no hardwired Ethernet capabilities. It’s attached to what appears to be an abandoned mall with just a few places still operating out of it. The beds are hard as hell, the filth is bad (just look at the pics). The safe in the room wasn’t even bolted down, meaning someone could actually pick it up and walk out with it. The pool was not open, the bathrooms had mold in the shower, toilet and sink.... They provide (for a fee sex toys and condoms, oils etc and yet on their cover page in their own book they welcome you but warn you of scams, prostitution etc right on their own welcome to our hotel page. The breakfast is horrible they can’t even give it away! We were hungry but chose to take a long drive to eat in better hotels by the Fair. Seriously, how in the world does this place have the reviews it does is beyond me. Please look at the pics and decide for yourself.
I traveled to Guangzhou for few days to attend fabric market. Location is convenient, not far from the market. Room was large but carpet needs cleaning as well as the bathroom that was showing signs of the mold. Restaurant inside of the hotel is terrible. Breakfast is important when you travel, I only tried onece and never went back. Food is old, cold, not many food options, coffee is terrible. I ended up having granola bars that I brought as a back up from USA with coffee in my room. Coffee shop next door is not open till later in a day. Restaurant connected to the same building on a 6th floor- Guangzhou was good option for dinner. Not sure if I come back again.
I was not sure about the place, but found it great 👌 We booked this hotel during The Canton Fair and our stay was comfortable. The view from the room was superb👌 You could actually look at the Canton Tower from the room👌 My review is 4 stars🙌
Hello. I stay there 3 Times during Canton Fair. Rooms standard is very good for this money. Wifi good, Breakfast very good. Free shuttle bus during fair. Reason why I gave very good not perfect is: Staff don't speak good English, location - there is nothing to do around hotel
I liked this hotel for my needs- visiting the fabric market, I will be staying here again. its around a 3.5-4 star hotel. I took a taxi 250 RMB (aprox AUD $50) from the airport. They bell boy took my bag to reception on the 6 level. The room was big, views as far as the eye could see, level 15. The room was clean, big and provided all the bits n pieces. Wifi was poor. The breakfast was more on the china side, eggs, rice soup, dumplings, vegetables, mixed cakes, rice bubbles, bran, corn flakes. I still enjoyed it- bring some jam, vegimite for great toast. I also brought my own milk and coffee from home. The front desk has limited english, but enough to get through the stay. The bell boy can organise a taxi or bike for you in the foyer. The location: the major fabric market is a 15 minute walk- through back fun lane ways or a 3 minute ride on a bike (aprox 10 rmb, AUD$2) The metro is aprox 10 min bike ride or 25 min walk away. I traveled with my 2 year old daughter and felt very safe all the time. Food, I ate off the streets- rockmelon for 20 cents, rice and 3 side dishes for $3 and brought drains of small street stalls.
The hotel is located in the main textile market area. If you like textiles or work in this field, you are in the right place. The front desk of the hotel is on the sixth floor. The front desk staff are very friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast had a wide variety of foods. They try hard to please the guests. I overheard one of the chefs talked to the manager saying “You said the guests like this dish, I made sure I made enough.” I was curious. I went over to take a look to see what kind of dish the guests like. It was stir fried green beans. If I was not so full, I would try some for sure.The down side is that there are not many restaurants around there to choose from and not close to downtown Guangzhou. Happy Travelling!
First appearances give you the impression of a nice, older style hotel - look - its comfortable - its nowhere near anything exciting except if you go by car. I stayed for the Canton Fair - and they advertised a 198RMB buffet from 15/4 - 3/5 - oh, but then decided they don't do it. I pushed the flyer under their nose, but they just don't get it. I had an electrical fault in my room - the bedside reading light actually gave me a shock twice when I accidentally touched it - oh, yeah - we'll send someone in a day to fix it. And the final straw was in checking out - I had tea and a broken cup added to my bill (15RMB each - not much - but its the principle) - I challenged them and said I most certainly had not used the tea (who charges for tea in your room anyway?) and I had definitely NOT broken a cup - but they just had stupid blank looks - and I couldn't be bothered waiting any more. So - not cheap - relatively comfortable - terrible service - and not a great locations (unless your attending Canton Fair - they did provide a shuttle bus - so plaudits for that) - buyer beware!!!
Stayed for 2 nights, then moved to another hotel and was happy. Poor service, the gym is small. The breakfast was like nothing to eat. There was mold in the shower, the carpet was dirty in the room. its absolutely obvious that you can find a much better place to stay in this area for this money. Would not recommend.
I had high expextation for this hotel. But when I arrive, I dissapointed. Bellhop didnt help our bags. And reception ladies cant speak English very well. They make problem everything. If you want to taxi from hotel you have to wait maybe 20-25 mins. Location is very bad. Local people discommode you if you walk araund of hotel after 20,00. But, nevertheless rooms were clear.
We bought a tour package from Los Angeles, Califirnia (USA) way in advance since October 2014. There were 16 family members that traveled from Sacramento & Los Angeles. We arrived at the hotel @ 11AM. The hotel is located in a textile district. What in the world the travel agency was thinking!!! This is not a hotel you would book for 16 family members on vacation! Especially no one at the hotel speaks English! Non of the rooms were available for us. First, the hotel staffs asked for a $100. deposit upfront per person when no rooms were available. We never heard of a $100 deposit of my entire life as a world traveler. Then we found out that the staff speaks very little English or non at all! It was frustrating to try to communicate to the hotel staffs. Half of our family members finally went to their rooms after 1 1/2 hour wait. While the other half of the family still tired from a long flight are waiting in the lobby; then all of a sudden we heard other tourist yelling in CHINESE at the hotel staffs that their rooms were not available and that the hotel is not convenient for tourist. The lobby was like a yelling match! This went on for more than a couple of hours. It was like watching a Chinese soup opera at the hotel lobby with so many tourist complaining while we were waiting in the lobby until the rooms were available. We thought there was going to be CHINESE civil starting in the lobby. The rooms are okay & the lobby is on the 6th floor. There are no taxis at this hotel.
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66% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 35 reviews