Holiday Inn Qingdao Parkview4.0 out of 5.0
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The hotel is located close to a lot of restaurants and shops. Considering you are in China, the staff is quite good in English. The clean rooms are sufficiently big and feature a modern design. The breakfast feature a good mix of asian and western food.
Nice and basic facilities hotel for short stay travelers. I have spent few day but the enough time to share pleasant moments in this hotel. Not to many persons speaks english but the are helpfull and never denied you a smile. The Chef Naresh left me a lot of information about the food, and Elaine Cui was an amaizing host. Few minutes far from the hotel you will find an amaizing park for exercise and have excelente pictures. I dont want to finish this review without thanks Andrew for all the help during my short stay there.
Been staying here consistently for 8 years. It started to go downhill after year 2 and has continued the decline to the point that although convenient I am going to look for newer options. Frayed and dirty carpet, worn out furniture, moldy showers. IHG needs to get them to invest in fixing it up asap or take the respectable Holiday Inn name off the building.
I stayed in this hotel in early March. Its close to the airport so the commute time is short. The staff struggles to communicate in English for the most part. I ordered room service dinner for the first 2 days and it was terrible. I fell sick after eating a Hawaiian pizza and it took me more than a week to recover. Finally on the third day, I found a staff member near reception who spoke decent English and he showed me the way to some restaurants such as Pizza Hut nearby and arranged for a taxi. The rooms and the amenities are average and 5 star is an overstatement for this place. The breakfast is good but I struggled to eat due to sickness. Try finding a different hotel
Very Good Experience, only thing they can improve on is more entertainment and Food Options in the Restaurants and Breakfast Buffet. Wifi and Location was Good and highly recommended for Business Travelers.
Qingdao is a very congested city. As this hotel is situated on the outskirts of Qingdao, being close to the airport makes it ideal for a short stop off. Rooms are typical Holiday Inn rooms, spacious clean, and well appointed with good Wifi connections For breakfast there's a wide selection available, with English Breakfast In the bar there's a resident band playing, with reasonably priced drinks Check in was efficient
This is a decent choice near the airport and offers some acceptable non Chinese food aside of then fact that the rooms are spacious and nice. The staff is good and the coffee shop too is pretty decent.
Honestly the worst hotel I've ever stayed in! Ever!! Here are some of the low lights - - NO Air/Con - In the winter they put the heating on Max in Nov and don't turn it off until March. Despite being really bad for the environment, It's also really bad for guests as the staff say you can just the temp by just opening the windows. On my visit the particulate count was over 200pm2.5 so breathing that all night was not great for your health. Even after opening the windows, the temp was over 35ºC in the room. When I asked for another room, the staff told me it was just as hot in all of the rooms, and there was nothing they could do about it. There were five members of my team who also experienced the same problems. - Food - The menu hasn't changed for years and the quality of the food is disgusting. I appreciate it's China, but I recently stayed in a IHG hotel in Vietnam (which is a third world country) and it was one of the best food experiences I've had in years. Come on IHG, If you can source amazing quality food in Vietnam, Qingdao shouldn't be that hard. - Service - There were six members of staff in reception on arrival and three people in front of me. However, it took 45 mins to check in! Then again when I needed my room changed there were two people in from of me and it still took 40 mins to change a room card. (which I had to do twice as the first room key didn't work!). - Room Quality - I specifically asked for a non-smoking room and was told it would be on a non-smoking floor. However, when i got to the room everything smelt of cigarets and there were cigaret burns on all of the furniture. After swapping my room due the heating, I was given one of the best rooms in the hotel (according to the hotel manager). This room was dirty with very suspicious stains on the carpets and chairs. The bathroom furniture was also badly stained and smelt of an open sewer. - Common areas - The foyer of the hotel is really old and worn. Furniture needs replacing and bathrooms in reception need replacing badly. The are old, broken and dirty, not to mention the gents and disable toilets are usually engaged because the cleaning staff always use them for smoking rooms. The food in not the only unsavoury thing in the hotel - Reception and bar areas are usually populated with various prostitutes in the evenings too. All in all, on the of the worst hotel experiences i've ever had! I will never stay at this hotel ever again and I would advise others to avoid at all costs.
This is our 'go to' hotel in Qingdao. The rooms are spacious. The beds are on the firmer side but super comfortable. The bathtubs are really nice and deep with shower option and also bath sprayer. The a/c seems to be regulated by the hotel. It really did not do enough to cool the room, especially on a sunny day. They brought a fan to our room upon request which really helped. There has been nothing done for improvement over the past 5-6 years so the rooms are seeming a little older now - especially the dingy lamps and window treatments - but the rooms are clean and well taken care of otherwise and they smell good (which is something you really need to take into consideration in China.) If you can get a club room it is recommended. Lemon seems to head the executive lounge, her English is excellent and she is really, really good at what she does. She has trained her staff well - if only their English was a little better. They were all very pleasant, though. There is an expansive and beautiful park next to the hotel and there are plenty of places to eat within walking distance starting with numerous Korean restaurants right across the street. The hotel has several restaurants which I feel are over-priced, but the breakfast buffet is great - plenty to choose from ranging from Chinese to Western selections, breads/pastries, fruits, made to order omelets and eggs, etc. We have stayed at other places in the area such as Crown Plaza and Doubletree, but find we like the surrounding area here and the service is comparable to the other places.
I don't speak Chinese but it was proven that even a Chinese speaker can struggle there. I arrived late from Shanghai (8PM) and they were not expecting me anymore. My room was gone and despite the fact they knew I was arriving late, it took some strong massaging to get another room, nonsmoker. Well, thanks to a long chat with my Chinese colleague, finally after a good 25mn of negotiation, we were through with a room on the Club floor. Very nice room (I just would redo the moldy silicone joins in the bathroom, as it looked and is dirty), and the Executive club was also very nice. Except, there was no food left at the dinner buffet and no staff to ask me if I wanted anything specific (she appeared after 10mn I was eating cold and dried stuff, asking me if I was authorized be here!). So, the room was ok (yet stunk of cigarette from a previous guest) and the stay was from any reputable international hotel. But the communication with the staff was seriously painful and made me Wonder if I should come back there next time. If you stay, you won't be disappointed by the product, but make sure you have ironed out all the logistics otherwise good luck trying to get your points through
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93% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 522 reviews