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Howard Johnson IFC Plaza Ningbo

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Overal experience is good. Service, hardwardware, breakfast, environment can meet expectation. Though the hotel is not very new, maintenance is good and everything is still up to expectation.

Good value-for-money as the rooms are huge, comfortable and very luxurious for the price paid. This is my second time here and a good choice if you happen to be around the financial district. The breakfast to me is nothing special - your typical chinese and continental breakfast fare, but it fills the belly.

Good location, facilities, service, and food. It has been my top choice for Ningbo visit for a year. Good for either business or family leisure. Very reasonable price as a 5-star hotel. Close to highway entrance and to shopping center. 很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好

This 5 star hotel in the economic district of Ningbo is really a good value for money. The price is fair as the hotel facilities are top quality standard. The rooms on the 15th flior are big with a good view of the district. The heating / cooling system works perfectly. The breakfast has one of the widest varieties I have seen in the country. Wok station, frech part with waffels, cereals, sushi, etc. Staff is really helpful and friendly and they have a gym on the 18th floor which is really good. They have several running machines, eliptical ones, weights and muscular machines.

Never expect a hotel so established and spacious for business traveller. When i was there, this foreign dance troupe also staying in same hotel. Everyone in the troupe seems to rave about the room size, service & hospitality. Me too! The room was simply luxurious, bed was good, bathroom is superd welcoming! Moreover, we got very good rates by booking online!

Even better experience than JW Marriot. Very impressed by its decoration and breakfast. The lighting made me feel very comfortable. Always warmly welcomed by the staff. WIFI was slow especially in the evening. 很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好很好

I received the same high standard of personal service at the Howard Johnson IFC Plaza. Hospitality is great as is the attentiveness of all staff. However, the Business Centre only consists of a single PC with Chinese language software. I remember there was a time when the Business Centre actually had multiple PC's with English software. I was unable to print or use the Business Centre and actually went to the Pan Pacific Hotel only 500yards down the street. The curious thing was that a list of services was printed in both English and Chinese with pricing. Yet, it is impossible to use the English language service. Since no such service is actually provided for English-speaking guests, the management may want to remove any reference to a Business Centre as it creates a false impression. In future, I know to use the Pan Pacific Hotel for any of my Business Centre needs.

After intensive working day, need a rest in a peaceful and customer dedicated hotel ? Here is the place for you in Ningbo. You can enjoy a peaceful and well optimized room with high level of comfort. The bed is very nice. After finishing few business, you can sleep without any noise and enjoy the fantastic breakfast buffet to restart again a good day. Congratulations.

I have stayed at the Howard Johnson IFC Plaza since 2012. This was my sixth trip to Ningbo, this year. With one exception, when the Howard Johnson IFC Plaza was overbooked, I have always stayed at the Howard Johnson. I have found the Howard Johnson to be consistent in its quality of service. The staff are attentive and quite often, they go out of there way to provide quality service.

I had heard from another American that the Howard Johnson's IFC plaza was the best hotel in Ningbo, and certainly it was very nice. The rooms were big, beds were comfortable, and the bathrooms were nice and big as well. There was even an iron and ironing board which I put to good use. The gym was small but nicely equipped and I made good use of that as well. I like Chinese noodles for breakfast, and they did not disappoint. And the price was amazing! If you want to stay in a comfortable hotel in Ningbo this is a good choice.

No. 288 Dingtai Road Ningbo Zhejiang

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center

Located in Yinzhou, Howard Johnson IFC Plaza Ningbo is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Ningbo Ocean World. This 4.5-star hotel has 222 guestrooms and offers an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Zhongshan Park and Tian Yi Square are also within a 20-minute drive.


Relish the Mediterranean cuisine at Riviera Restaurant, one of 5 onsite restaurants, or enjoy a drink at the bar. 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. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.


All of Howard Johnson IFC Plaza Ningbo's 222 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer rainfall showers. Other amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

At Howard Johnson IFC Plaza Ningbo, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include 6 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a business center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 81 reviews