Worldhotel Grand Juna Wuxi4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Good points are, 1) in front of a huge park with lots of plant; 2) walking distance to an ancient town full of traditional Eastern China houses on the tunnel; 3) Service is alright. Points are not very good, 1) next to an exhibition center, so super noisy when there's any exhibition; 2) smoking is not prohibitted in the hotel (don't understand why there're so many people smoke); 3) Hotel location is far from city center, which increases the cost of transportation. Food is very delicious in Chinese restaurant, but not buffet because buffet is not very good and less variety. Could be staying in this hotel again if want to find a quiet place for the holiday.
Nothing stands out about this hotel. The food is average, the rooms are ok but a bit old. The wifi isn't great (if you don't have a local phone i'm not sure how you get the wifi). They don't heat most of the hotel in the winter so you need to wear a jacket it you are going to go eat. This is def not a 5 star hotel like they claim. Maybe 4 star.
This hotel has huge rooms with great amenities, looks very luxurious, and was always kept very clean. Rates are very reasonable for what you get. Breakfast is the best I have seen in a while, with so many tasty options, including made to order Chinese and Western offerings. I was unable to eat lunch the entire week I was there due to overeating at breakfast. For the active, there was a indoor large Olympic length swimming pool. Exercise room had lots of options as well, though there was no towel in sight which i thought was curious.Not sure if it is a BYOT kind of a deal. Only real negative is the location, not much to do or see without a taxi ride. However, there is a nice outdoor waterfront walking trail for those into such. The wifi was also consistently slow.
Obviously this hotel is positioning for the convention and exhibition events as the hotel is part of the development. The location is pretty far away from downtown and the hotel is like a ghost city since there are not many large events to hold in this third tier city. There is nothing nearby. I am surprised the hotel could use the World Hotel brand as the hotel name although they belong to the World Hotel Alliance, it seems Chinese developers is too rich to get anything impossible possible. I had a little quarrel with the car park management guy upon my arrival. I made a compliant to the duty manager and the problem get solved quickly, and they are kind enough to offer me a special fruit plate and free breakfast for the next morning. I give a thumb up for their problem solving skill. This hotel was built on a huge floor plate, and the hotel owner is so generous to offer a large hotel room plus a rather wide public corridor (double the size of standard 5-star hotel). The hotel is quite nice for an overnight stay, but I dont think I will be back for second try.
Here's the good stuff: Great staff Bidet toilets Nice rooms and grounds, with boating 60 rmb for a boat with motor for 30 mins (4ppl) or you can pedal and it's cheaper Bad: LOCATION! 30-40 mins from downtown Wuxi (40 rmb each way) HORRIBLE FOOD! The food sucked only Chinese food and it was not good! No choices for western food and nothing within walking distance to get more food! Very isolated from everything It is a Chinese hotel, so if you are not Chinese skip it!
Spent a short two days at this hotel, planning to return with kids as it has great outdoor space, expansive green lawn right in front of the hotel where you can fly kites provided by the hotel. Or hop onto a bike for a ride around the area and through the wetlands to commune with nature. In the middle of the lake, there's a sandy area for playing beach volleyball, tennis courts etc. And within walking distance you can visit an ancient Chinese town Xuntang town. The food in the hotel is good too, breakfast buffet is adequate, the Noodle Bar hits the right note. The lobby lounge is cozy and tucked away behind the lobby. There was a outdoor bbq party next to the lake, really nice ambience especially in spring or autumn. Rooms are spacious and bright, in the bathroom, there was a face towel folded into the shape of an elephant, how creative.
On the whole the hotel was clean and quite new. The food in the restaurant appeared to be the same everyday for breakfast so after three days I was starting to wish for something different. The restaurant tables were not well cleaned. The wait staff simply removed dirty plates and chopsticks and replaced them with clean utensils but left stains and crumbs on the table uncleaned. But they were most enthusiastic about removing your dish the moment you leaned back from eating. The hotel room was clean and quiet. Not much of a view but not too bad. The balcony door is locked but the cleaning lady can open it for you, That said, this is a Chinese hotel, so be prepared for smokers galore. They smoke everywhere and I mean everywhere. The non smoking rooms go quickly so book and request early. If you are a smoker you will really enjoy your stay here. The gym opens at 7am and I wished it was much earlier. The indoor pool is huge and looks pretty clean. I had a pretty pleasant stay there, except the constant smell of cigarettes.
My husband and I recently stayed at the Worldhotel Grand Juna for 6 nights with mixed reviews. The hotel itself is massive - high ceilings, big ballrooms, many meeting rooms, large gym, lots of hotel rooms - and is within walking distance of the Expo & Convention Centre. And that's it. Given that my husband was doing business there, I found myself taking a 30 minute taxi ride to get to the city (or anywhere else for that matter) as they have only one restaurant (which is nice but very pricey) and their spa was closed during our visit (though I expect that it also would be have been rather expensive). On the up-side, the room was spacious, well-appointed and comfortable. The bathroom was beautiful with a deep bathtub and all of the amenities one could want! If I had to be "stuck" for a few nights somewhere, this hotel was a comfy place to do it! One other note - google maps does not place this hotel correctly...and I had to learn the hard way (by walking 1km and finding that I was still in the middle of nowhere!).
Was there overnight for a meeting, loved the room size and airy feel, comfortable plush carpeting and spacious bathroom. Due to the long low building, there was lots of walking to be done so wear comfortable shoes. Lobby was very open and spacious, a bit too spacious in that it looks almost empty. The lobby lounge was nice and restaurant although had a smallish buffet offering was quite adequate. The overall location of the hotel is not wow, if you are there for a convetion at the new Convention center next door, then it is the best place to stay in. Other wise, there is nothing else around except a nice outdoor park area with rivers and waterways and an ancient town that is being developed, not sure into what tho. I think it will be a few more years before the area becomes interesting, but otherwise it is a nice hotel if you need to be in the vicinity.
The hotel is in its soft-opening phase and will be officially opened in August. Rooms and bathrooms are very spacious and luxurious. Lovely views of the very quiet wetland green areas. Reception personnel speaks good English. The adjoining big park at Wuxi Wetlands is great for families with kids. Waterways, boardwalks, a playground, basketball courts, great landscaping. The hotel will later have bikes for rent to explore the wetlands. So far, dining is limited to the hotel premises (good food) . Later, a small complex in a traditional water village 400 m from the hotel will provide more culinary attractions (Xuntang, opening planned for spring 2012) Pool and spa of Worldhotel Grand Juna Wuxi are still under construction as of June 1, 2012 Downtown Wuxi is about 10 km to the north of the hotel and wetlands. A restored old town district has many restaurants and bars in the style of Shanghai Xintiandi. Trains run every 30 minutes from Shanghai to Wuxi, the train ride takes 40 minutes. Hotel pickup from the train station is available. Excellent outing for couples, groups of friends, and families to catch a few days of quiet. The hotel also caters to business travelers, especially for the exhibition Center nearby. Soft-opening rates might be still available in June and July 2012, enquire directly at reservations
- Free in-room WiFi
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool
- Health club
Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Nanchan Temple Antique Market, Worldhotel Grand Juna Wuxi is within 3 miles (5 km) of Sanyang Parkson. This 370-room, 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. In central Wuxi, the hotel is also close to Wuxi Yaohan and Suning Plaza.
This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
All 370 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have free toiletries and bathrobes. Free newspapers, safes, and phones are also standard.
Guests staying at Worldhotel Grand Juna Wuxi enjoy an indoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include conference space, a business center, and express check-out.
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77% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 18 reviews