Our booking for a double room was upgraded to a suite. That was a pleasant surprise. The room was nicely furnished w/ bathroom facilities top-notch.
Within a 5" walk (3" if u walk briskly), we got to Luoma metro station. There r 2 metro lines in Chengdu.
Walking abit further, there'll b convenience stores n eating options.
We used mandarin w/ the staff. The front desk n concierge provided excellent n warm service.
We were v happy there Oct 9 - 11, 2014. Yes, we'll stay at Dorsett again if we return to Chengdu.
Peter Wong from Singapore
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The hotel is located close to the airport and the city center. Staff are helpful but they do not speak English. Therefore do your homework and bring along with you the chinese character wording for the places you want to visit. It's easy to get a metered taxi BUT the city is plagued by horrendous traffic jams. Therefore factor in an hour for your journey. The taxi fare starts at RMB8 and its about RNB1.9 for every km traveled. If you get stuck in a jam you may pay 2 or 3 times more but the taxi drivers will try their best to take you by the nearest route. The people are friendly and they are nice to visitors. To souvenir hunters whom I know most Malaysians are, Jinli street is your best bet. The prices are reasonable and no haggling is required - so head towards there before you leave and get everything you need. The Panda Breeding Research Centre is a must see - try not to rush through as it has a huge area that you get enjoy a wonderful day out - Remember to visit the Giant Pandas in enclosure 1 and 2 which are normally bypassed by those who are there by tour. The souvenirs here are also very reasonable. Chengdu is a city which you can travel without a tour group even if you are not conversant in Mandarin. We were there for four days and we only did about 10 percent. Best months to visit is March to Sept. Peak periods are in June. The town is pleasant and safe.
Aileen from Malaysia
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I went on a business trip to Chengdu and chose this hotel because it was dirt cheap for a 4 star hotel. I was the only non Chinese resident throughout my stay and the staff could hardly speak any english which did not matter because I had my friend who translated for me.
Well situated and acceptable. This is not a 4 star hotel but might be passed as a three star.
This hotel needs a total refurbishment as it is tatty every where you look.
The whole place needs to be gutted out and revamped.Do not forget to take tea bags, biscuits and toilet paper to make your stay more comfortable. If you are not used to Chinese breakfast ,you can only get eggs and dry toasts ( butter or milk not available) and a small selection of fruits.
Having said all that, what do you expect for £20 per day inc breakfast.
AG from United Kingdom
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