Country Garden Holiday Islands Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
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My family stayed overnight at this hotel on our way to the Danxia Mountains. We were brought here by the tour group we were with. The hotel claims its a 5-star but a Chinese 5-star is really the equivalent of an international 4-star. The rooms were large and comfortable but definitely falls short of 5 star due to its relatively simplistic decor and furnishings.The best thing was the separate cubicle for the shower and bathtub, which could be seen through the glass window from the bedroom. However a there is a blind for blocking the view. The central heating worked perfectly and it was definitely needed in the cold winter nights. Breakfast was fantastic as the hotel provided a variety of Western and Chinese dishes. I did not use any of the other amenities as we were there overnight. I think the biggest drawback of the hotel must be its location in the middle of nowhere and about 45 minutes from Qingyuan through some back country roads. There are absolutely no shops or restaurants nearby and you are essentially trapped at the hotel. Certainly not recommended as a holiday destination.
This hotel is a total FRAUD misleading travelers as a hotel "convenientely situated NEXT TO Guangzhou-Qingyuan Expressway and the New Baiyun International Airport." In the English language ... "NEXT TO" is really close, it is adjacent, nearby and people assume it is 5 to 10 minutes away. In terms of miles NEXT TO is maximum 5 miles. Never anywhere in the world would any hotel promote itself as "NEXT TO" being 30, 40, 50 minutes away or 20 to 30 miles away. That is really far away. This hotel is at best - at 2AM in the morning with no traffic - 30 minutes away and with typical Guangzhou traffic approximately 50 to 1 hour away. What a SCAM. This is a total FRAUD for anyone who thinks that this hotel is an Airport hotel as they are promoting themselves. Juan Luna
We Booked this hotel for the Canton Fair - it was the only one our Travel Agent could find - It was supposed to be 4 Stars - I would rate it more like -4 Stars. The room was dirty - the toilet was clogged when we checked in. They said they had no other rooms and that they would clean the room the next day and that we could use the bathroom in the lobby - after 45 minutes of arguing they did give us another room. In the new room there were condom wrappers in the drawer. The beds were like concrete blocks and there was no hot water at all during our stay - it was only luke warm late at night. This hotel is similar to prison accomodations. Housekeeping walked in on me and my wife 2 times and 2 prostitutes approachd me in the lobby. When we tried to check out and leave to go to a nice hotel - we were told that we would be charged for our full stay even if we left, and that they were not responsible about the prostitutes and that we could have an extra pillow for the bed. The Manager and staff were rude and agumentative. We were forced to stay, when we did check out the rate was almost twice what we were quoted and we were told if we didn't pay we would be arrested. We will dispute the charges on our credit card - I would rather sleep in a box by the road then stay in this hotel again. I would advise anyone to stay clear of this hotel.
The hotel itself is wonderful, magnificent rooms - huge, well appointed, twin queen sized beds, great staff, views over the golf course, lake and terrace from our balcony. The staff were very helpful and wanted to please but their standard of english was only just up to it. Our impression is that they really are aiming at the Chinese conference, trade fair, holiday resort market and that they don't get very many westerners. We were looking for an over night hotel between arriving in Guangzhou from Hong Kong and flying out to Xi'an the following day - and we chose this hotel based on the web site (sinohotelguide). They claimed the hotel is closer to GZ and the airport than it really is. It took us almost an hour by taxi from the GZ East rail station and 45 minutes back to the airport. The upside is that you are far enough outside GZ to get some clean air!! This is an area that is being heavily developed into a resort area so there are many new villas being built - it's starting to look like the upmarket parts of Spain. So if you are looking for a resort hotel and have more local language (and time) than we did go for it - you won't be disappointed.
Stayed here in August 06. Very nice hotel, the NEW China. Golf course, beautiful pool, nice room, modern, internet, balcony over looking grounds. Right next door to a Chinese musuem with history and lots of antiques. Also an open air shopping facility next door. There is a convenience store among other stores where you can buy snacks, etc. The only negative thing is that they don't speak English, and it is about 25 miles from the airport. I don't know the distance from the US Consulate. If we went to China again, I would stay here again if I had a few "down" days. The breakfast buffet is lavish, with pastries, eggs, meats, fruits, potatoes, juices, teas and coffeess....yum.
I stayed in this hotel in 2005. It was still being built and the surrounding parkland resembled a giant building site (quite a lot of building related noise early in the morning). The staff of the hotel were friendly though obviously not yet used to having english speaking guests. The rooms were clean and comfotable. The facilities were good (internet connection in the rooms, etc.), although there wasn't a spa when I stayed there. The hotel is quite far from Guangzhou center and kind of in the middle of nowhere. The major negative point was the food, there was only one restaurant serving chinese food. The breakfast was also chinese style.
- Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Onsite dining
- Golf course
Country Garden Holiday Islands Hotel places you next to Guxiangli Theme Park. This 4-star hotel has 201 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 3 restaurants, a golf course, and a fitness center. It's on a lake and also within a 30-minute drive of Yinzhan Hot Spring and Huadu Pan'gu Temple.
Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. There are multiple options for onsite dining with 3 restaurants, including Islands, which specializes in international cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.
Country Garden Holiday Islands Hotel's 201 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. 37-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and desks are also available.
Country Garden Holiday Islands Hotel features a golf course, a nightclub, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free extended parking, along with limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this golf hotel include a sauna, outdoor tennis courts, and free WiFi in public areas.
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90% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 82 reviews