Zense Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I had stayed at this hotel last two years as very close to office of business associate in Luohu. The positives: * free shuttle back and forth hotel to Luohu border crossing * location- Luohu busy area with lots of shopping, eating * price - under 300RMB ( about US$50) a night * Free buffet breakfast ( eggs, sausage, leftover from kitchen night before) * Free wired & wireless internet * Clean bed The BAD: * Tired- carpet stained, windows do not shut properly ( make it noisy inside), furniture is dinged and faded *Dirty- check behind the desk, behind the TV- mountains of dust, looks like it had not been vacuumed in weeks *No Coffee- even the most budget of lodgings includes some instant coffee, branded or not branded. Rooms lack instant coffee. To make matters worse, the three days I stayed NO COFFEE at breakfast buffet. Their excuse was " machine broken." Maybe they want you to buy US$5/cup coffee at the Illy Cafe downstairs next to lobby? *Rip Off Credit Card Charge- BEWARE! It might be legal with Visa, but I did not pay close attention to the yellow slip reads " I HAVE BEEN OFFERED CHOICE OF CURRENCIES" Not true. I expected to get billed in RMB at daily rate for my no-fee credit card. Instead they billed me at a RIP OFF rate in US$. My bill was 399RMB, which should work out at 6.05RMB/$ of $65.95, instead they charge the US$ rate on the right of $67.80 or 5.88RMB/$- means you LOSE almost 20cents RMB per $, or 3 cents per very dollar you spend. 3% extra charge for nothing. * Bad Service- seems front desk is understaffed, no dedicated bell or concierge service. Told the person who was in charge of concierge I was taking hour train from Luohu station. They neglected to remind me I must have passport to buy ticket at the station. I locked up my passport in room safe when I left in morning. When I got to train station called front desk asked them to help. They did not get my mobile phone number, advise me my passport number ( they had it for check-in) or tell me other way to reach my destination. No attitude to help their guests. I ended up taking bus ( do not need any ID) with no help of hotel staff. I did speak with executive housekeeper regarding the items above.She made sure I had coffee the next morning and vacuumed the dusty areas in the room. However, when I requested before my check out at 9:30AM in the morning I was told " the hotel manager is not available."
Stayed in this hotel for 2 nights last week. There were some sort of conference going on, the hotels I normally stayed in Shenzhen were all fully booked. Pros: - Location is quite good - Breakfast ok for the price - Big bathroom with separate shower - Seems to have a nice spa but I did not use Cons: - Internet very slow - Booked a room for 2 person but the hotel can only give me 1 keycard when I checked in. Was told the hotel do not have enough keycards, totally unacceptable - Minibar use the same plug as kettle, have to unplug the minibar when I need to make a cup of tea - Did not replenish toiletries - Did not put in a new roll of toilet paper despite less than half left
We arrived at Zense on the 2nd day of their New Year. Among the staff - 1 barely speaking English girl. Air conditioning didnt work for heating, 2 sockets out of 4 were broken in the room. Thanks god,they brought us 2 heaters to warm up the room. We had free sauna and breakfast included in our package. As it turned out we had to fight for our right for free sauna (also because of the language barrier) for half an hour and breakfast was cancelled coz of New Year holidays. We stayed there till 15th Feb. I expected some complimentary presents from the staff for Valentines day (as we stayed there together with my boyfriend)...nothing. Not a single thing reminding that it was the All Beloveds' Day. Sooo disappointed.
There's a smell in the room. I think it comes from the bed linen. maybe they use cheap detrotant to wash sheets. It's a disguisting smell. It would be a lot worse if you stay on a smoking floor. Make sure they give u a non smoking room...however, a good thing abt it is the spa club on second floor. It's pretty fun to stay there.
Signed up the membership to get slightly more discount. Kudos for the front desk staff. Room was pretty ok for price. The shower was good size for 2 person to shower together! Haha. Room service is acceptable. Beds were good except the pillow needs to be more firm type... Too soft...two pillows stacked were not comfortable at all. One pillow too soft and thin. Spa was pretty good too. Spent sometime there as well. There are several good eating places just located around the hotel. Worth exploring. Will return if I am around that area.
My friends and I booked 3 rooms for the weekend, a week prior to our arrival. They gave us rooms all on different floors and refused to do anything to fix it. The manager was the only staff member who spoke English and she was neither friendly or helpful. The staff ignored us at check in and the manager made faces at 3 different customers who spoke to her. All rooms smelled very smokey. My friend called down to reception to request a non-smoking room and the response was to send up housekeeping to remove the ashtray and spray a nauseous air spray all over the room. The showers were moldy and the carpets were dirty and stained. No wifi. On the upside the beds were very comfortable and room service was decent. According to their "motto" the "customer is god" - far from it.
Our stay at the hotel included a full body massage, spa, sauna and foot massage. The rooms were cleaned to good standards, the beds and pillows were very soft and nice to sleep on and we had access to high speed internet.
it is most braganing hotel,ofcource it is in center of city but not so cofartable.break fast fod are not good for western.
We stayed for 3 nights and 4 days and here's our review: For the rates they charge, they need to hire a good housekeeper.Filthy carpets, dirty washrooms, and the towels are greyish white instead of white, overall, they pay very little concern over the maintainance of the hotel.The spa next door is the same.
Our supplier recommended this hotel due to the proximity of it to their office. Stayed in Zense Hotel for two nights and enjoyed every minute of it. Rooms were spacious, very clean and very cozy. Bathroom was huge but would be better if there was a tub. The room also had free Wi-Fi and complementary bottled water which was religiously replenished on a daily basis. The restaurant was located a few steps outside the hotel. Buffet breakfast was great but service in the restaurant was not that good probably because the staff understood and spoke little or no english. Would definitely stay here again!
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80% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 84 reviews