Holiday Inn Express Shenyang Golden Corridor3.5 out of 5.0
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- Stayed for one night - Room is spacious and clean - Bathroom is little smelly (may be due to no ventilation when nobody in room) - Breakfast selection is very limited - Food and mall are within walking distance - Check in take more than 20 minutes
A perfectly good business hotel, great rooms (I only chose a standard and not a superior room) of good size and exactly what is needed in a hotel room for the business traveller. Breakfast was OK with a good selection of food.
The location is in Heping District and is very near to Mix City if you need shopping, It is catered to the natives. Very few forgieners stay here. The English is not that good, but, I would give then an 'E' for effort. The breakfast is again, catered to the locals, the only sign of western breakfast is bacon on a toast. Room service was ok also, Although they have a non smoking policy, the room 2016 which I stayed had 'that' smell. But turn on the ventation and problem solved... The only good thing about this hotel is that it is very near a bar called Ole Ole Bar and Restruarant. In fact, I only noticed this one and only bar in the area. There are loads of eatries in the area and Starbucks is a five miute walk away.
This hotel is well situated in the city. The hotel was fine, quite basic, but clean. The lift was extremely slow, but I liked the fact that you had to use your door key to get access to the bedroom floors.The breakfast was very Chinese, little if you want a more Western style it was quite limited.
This hotel has good location to CBD and airport, the breakfast is just so so as we know about express Holiday Inn. Overall, it just match our expectation, however I don't have high expectation for this brand. a little bit over price, I don't know why it is much more expense than Holiday Inn of City in official website, but it is not great as I thought. Let me find the reason next time when I stay at Shenyang.
Check in was good and efficient. Used the Lobby Washroom.... Oh my... You suddenly downgraded to a roadside motel. Room was ok but broken shampoo dispenser and used half-empty bottles...... Only one night. And it is close to the airport. Got welcome fruits which was a nice touch.
I was mortified when I found out that client's secretary had booked me in this hotel for 1 night. Even though the hotel is relatively new, my room wasn't thoughtfully designed, especially the bathroom. Instead of a walk-in shower, there is a tub that is quite high to climb into. Yet, somehow, water spills all over the bathroom floor and the shower curtain already smells of mildew. Breakfast offering caters to Chinese clientele and very basic. Internet speed is not great. Note to self, next trip to Shenyang, book Grand Hyatt myself.
Smokers hotel. If you don't want to be barraged with smokers, don't stay there. I booked a no-smoking room. The hotel put me in a smoking room. I asked to be moved. They moved me to the non-smoking second floor --- overlooking the heavy machinery and construction outside -- which also blocked the entrance to the hotel. I could not hear my friend standing next to me in the room over the noise. I asked to be moved again. They said they only had a few non-smoking rooms and they all overlooked the street construction. I asked for a room that might have been empty for a couple of days - not occupied by a smoker. It still smelled of stale smoke, but was better than the first one. I did not sleep well. The next morning, the walls were vibrating from a loud pounding. The adjoining building was also under construction. The hotel had provided no notice in advance and no notice on check-in that there was going to be building-shaking noise. I asked once more if there were any rooms that were quiet. They moved me to another room that they "guaranteed" was quiet. Maybe... not. That afternoon I went out. When I came back, there were three men in the lobby, smoking. This is a violation of local regulations (and there are plenty of placards stating so) -- no smoking in common areas --- effective May 1, 2011. Yet the hotel did nothing, and when one of the men started to get on the elevator with his lit cigarette, the hotel again did nothing. In fact, they laughed at me when I objected to the smoker. The next morning the walls were shaking again. I had planned to do some laundry - one of the reasons I chose this hotel is they have a self-service laundry. So I bought my laundry coins. I planned to check out as soon as I finished. But there was one more insult the hotel had for me. The machine did not register 45 minutes drying time for my second load as it had for the first load. The second one was only 15 minutes. I called the front desk. They sent the worst non-service person ever. She only wanted to argue about the situation, claiming she did not understand what the problem was. I had explained it to her (in the local language) five times and was becoming really annoyed when another hotel employee came in -- her manager maybe. She started discussing the problem with him... so yes, clearly she understood. I was outraged. I told her to stop wasting my time and either use her key-card to add 30 minutes to my time or get me another coin. Finally, after another 10 minutes, she went to get a coin. I took my clothes as soon as they were dry enough to pack and checked out of the hotel. The "free" night they promised me for all the room changes disappeared. Then, they tried to hand me a receipt showing I had paid nothing when in fact, they had just charged my credit card. I had to ask for a proper receipt showing I had paid in full. With the construction, the room changes, the smokers, and the arguments from the hotel staff, my business trip was ruined. I got almost nothing done. I will never ever stay at that hotel for any reason again.
The Holiday Inn is brand new and located on the main street leading North in Shenyang. Bus stop in front of the hotel, subway and Carrefour a 5 minute walk. Rooms are big and clean but a little cold. No fridge but a big safety box in the room. Breakfast very basic but at least served until 10am, even by then you must get lucky on items like milk and bread. The main problem is the noise due to a construction next door that goes 24/7 and has delivery of heavy construction items always after midnight (less traffic), which is very noisy. Also the workers gather at 6am behind the hotel for a breakfast and as the hotel only occupies the lower 6 floors you participate at their loudly discussions as if they were in your room. There is also a mosquito problem apparently coming through the ventilation system so keep the aircon cool and the anti mosquito poison plugged in. Staff was very friendly even English is limited. I stayed there at an excellent price (350 RMB) but when i wanted to come back it was 50% up, which is overpriced for a second tier city in China and a Holiday Inn Express.
The hotel is very nice, the rooms very comfortable, modern and clean. The complimentary breakfast is quite basic but ok. There is no bar fridge, food room service or restaurant. Pre paid for rooms, no problems checking in, very fast. Cannot order cab from hotel, but I believe this is quite usual, except for busy times it is quite easy to flag a cab from main road. ( Being in a cab in Shenyang can be a terrifying experience) Close to a Carrefour supermarket.
Holiday Inn Express Shenyang Golden Corridor places you within a 10-minute stroll of DongBei DaXue KeXueGuan and Shenyang Aerolite Hill. This 192-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also a short walk from Liaoning University Historical Heritage Room and ShenYang KeXueGong KePu ZhanShiGuan.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.
All of Holiday Inn Express Shenyang Golden Corridor's 192 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Hair dryers and desks are also standard.
At Holiday Inn Express Shenyang Golden Corridor, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and free newspapers. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and an ATM.
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65% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 39 reviews