Holiday Inn Express Hefei South3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Becasue of business need I visited Hefei in China in June. We chose Holiday Inn becasue of the brand effect. However the stay was not quite as expected. The big problem was the air-conditioning which even turning on for a long time and at the lowest termperature. It refused to do so. We are not concerned about the location because though far from downtown it was near to where we visited. The reception told us to be patient with the machine but still it did not responded to our patience.
For a first visit to Hefei, this hotel was clean and the beds were comfortable. Yes it is not central, but the service was friendly and willing to help with a smile. Overall it was a pleasant experience. Breakfast was average, mainly Chinese noodles or styles of soups.
It's far away from everything and it could be difficult to get a cab. Cracking wall and not-so-clean carpet, other than that,the room is fairly clean. Bed is comfy and the shower is great(good water pressure and stable temperature ).Doubled window keeps the room quiet; there's no fitness center but there's a coin laundry room which was convenient. Free internet(not wifi) in room,but no fridge.Breakfast is not very good.
I have chosen an HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS instead off a more convenient one in the city center, because of my previous experience on hangzhou of a fresh place. Despite the memoris, here's a list of things that made me decide to do not come back next time: - the restaurant is terrible in many ways. Breakfast was only acceptable, but dinner and lunch were exceptionally not inline with the standards I expect in an HI hotel. Beside the ridiculous menu, the fact that I have to deliver the food to my table (like McDonald's), the terrible food (club sandwich with uncooked eggs???) and the fact that many customer smoked on the table(nobody of the staff complained), not even the local people enjoyed so that the restaurant was basically empty. By the way the hotel is in a very inconvenient location and now in January, the only alternative is to catch a cab to the city center. - the room is ok, tough no wifi in the room and no router available The towels were dirty (old stain, to be exact) and broken. Probably because the long usage terminated them. The business center is a joke: to print and copy a document it has taken 3 receptioner and 20 minutes ... Service is nice, everyone is warmly smiling and really welcoming: I am quite sure the lack of professionalism lies in the management. It needs immediate improvements . Either you want to run an hostel (than your rate is too high) or you run a light business hotel and you work to arrange one.
bedroom and bath rooms are small but correct. Bed is soft Be careful as there is a bridge construction right in front of hotel and works carry 24/7 In the morning there was no electricity except in lift and lobby, apparently it happens frequently. breakfast is uneatable for westerners.
I stayed at this hotel 3 nights after the days we were there I think this is a good hotel for the tourists who want to come there to rest, to go sightseeing, and shopping.The staff is very helpful and quite friendly. The room is not very big but very clean. In our room is decorated modern facilities very convenient to contact informations with relatives at home. The service is quite good . The price is suitable,too. I will come back this hotel if I have a chance.
Although a bit out of the hustle and bustle of the city centre the Express by Holiday Inn South Hefei is clean, modern, well appointed and relatvely cheap. My room was wonderful with a soft matress (rare in China) and excellent bathroom facilites. Express hotels are about the basics and they do it very well, Hefei is no exception. Free internet, coin operated laundry facilites and a free shuttle bus pick up from the airport make getting there and staying there a breeze. The hotel is located in the new economic zone about 15mins from the city centre and does not have a lot of immediate attractions within walking distance. Food is about the only dissapointment as the meals are very basic (though good) and a night out in a good restaraunt is a taxi ride away. Overall, for the price, comfort and proximity to the airport it is highly recommended.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Business center
- Laundry facilities
Holiday Inn Express Hefei South places you 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from University of Science and Technology of China and 6.8 mi (11 km) from Hefei Botanical Garden. This 353-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a conference center. Anhui Museum is also within a 30-minute drive.
For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 9 AM. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.
The 353 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including sofa beds, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect 20-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free bottled water, safes, and desks are other standard amenities.
Guests of Holiday Inn Express Hefei South enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a business center. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.
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81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 117 reviews