Ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Joo Siew from Australia

Beautiful, Unique & Artistic Hotel

Posted Apr 29, 2014
Pros: Beautiful, clean, good restaurant, helpful staff and unbelievable good rates.
Location: Many restaurants and shops selling beautiful artefacts close by. Close to post office and pharmacies. Near public transport.
The Laozhuancun China Community Art and Culture Hotel is like a Contemporary Arts Gallery and the restaurant is like a Circular Music Hall. Avant-garde architecture, every direction you look is a work of art, rich in local culture, interesting artifacts and the lobby vibrant in the Shandong provincial colours. Buffet breakfast or buffet dinner for in-house guest is the price of a cup of coffee in Sydney, extensive a-la-carte menu available as well. You'll have to be crazy not to eat at the restaurant. I had three breakfasts there and I love the variety of food. I booked two nights in a King room. Before I left, I asked for a tour of the rooms which were all so different and so tasteful. I deliberately asked for an attic room for when I returned to Qingdao for one extra night. The whole ceiling in the bedroom was slanted glass which took a bit to get used to at first but I enjoyed that attic experience. The sheets and pillows were beautiful, the room new, comfortable and very artistic. All the staff were very helpful and sensitive to my needs - especially Yang Luying from reception. It was my first trip to Qingdao and I travelled alone and I was late rushing to the airport for a long international flight back to Sydney via Singapore. The service of Laozhuancun Hotel was first class. I was so glad I found such a beautiful and unique hotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Bill from Seattle, WA

Within walking distance of shopping, dining.

Posted Mar 3, 2014
Pros: Culture, friendly, location.
Cons: The room was a bit too warm for my liking.
Location: Local shopping and dining. Located on a street that is styled in traditional Chinese style, which adds a bit of authentic China feeling.
Great experience for first timer to China. The hotel staff was very friendly and most spoke a bit of English. The assistant director is from the States and was more than kind and helpful. Made a big difference in my enjoyment of the trip. The breakfast in the attached restaurant was a wonderful buffet style with a wide variety of choices. Would definitely stay here on next trip!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Phat from Thailand

Good staff.

Posted Jan 30, 2014
Good staff, warm welcome,unique decor, for someone who like to take photo.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

stylish hotel and good service

Posted Oct 24, 2013
Pros: The service is really good.
I stayed for 5 nights. The hotel is full of characteristics, which I enjoy every much. Good location. Not far from May 4th Plaza. The price is reasonable with good staff and nice service. I will definitely go back when I visit Qingdao again!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Cathy from China

Very nice i love the restaurant beside the hotel o

Posted Sep 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
Good
3 out of 5
Recommended
by Shin from Singapore

Enjoyed the restaurant in the hotel

Posted Aug 23, 2013 on Hotels.com
Overall, a nice change from the typical business type hotel. This hotel is infused with a lot of china culture elements throughout the hotel decor. Room was small but acceptable for a short 2 night stay. Enjoyed the buffet breakfast as the spread was rather good for a local hotel. Also ate a dinner at the same restaurant and enjoyed it too. Prices were reasonable , food was nice and there was also nightly performences of Chinese opera.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
Location is ok, though it will be much better once the metro system currently being constructed is complete. We arrived the first day of the Qingdao Beer Festival from the train station at 5pm on a Friday, and it took us 2 hours via taxi to get to the hotel! Traffic was terrible. Hotel staff helped us figure out what public buses to take, and though they could only provide a chinese language map, the map included bus routes on it which we found essential. Housekeeping service was hit and miss. One day they didn't empty our garbage, clean our used tea mugs, or give us new large bath towels, even though they took the ones I had hung to dry to reuse. When we left on a Tuesday at 10am, hotel staff told us they couldn't call us a taxi to the train station due to the beer festival. We found that hard to believe, but weren't able to hail one down on the street ourselves. Luckily we had enough time to take the bus and traffic wasn't as bad as when we arrived. The hotel provided us with tickets for the breakfast buffet, which was pretty good, but every morning we got hassled, getting asked for two tickets even though we were only given one per day. Language barrier was a big problem. We ended up not having to pay extra for both of us to eat breakfast, but it was really annoying that it was an issue every morning and caused so much confusion. The hotel includes a tea house and artist shops, which was nice. Lots of good restaurants in the area.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Julia from Singapore

Nice hotel that need a little more maintenance

Posted Jul 23, 2013
Pros: Deco, service of staff and strong wifi.
Cons: Have to take note of the maintenance of some hardware
Location: There's a row of shops, cafe and restaurant outside the hotel which is convenient. It's situated in a quiet place within the busy city. Good location.
Booked a "Harmony residence" room from 12 - 16 July. As I was traveling alone, room size was alright. However, the King bed was actually 2 single bed joined together and the spring of one of the bed was making noise, hence I can only sleep on one side. One of the hanging light was buzzing away and I have to turn it off. Television channels "run" when I was turning down the volume and the shower head drip water once a while after shower makes it difficult to sleep sometimes. Shower and toilet was separated which is good but shower area only comes in curtain which might not be convenient if you are traveling with friends (my local friend have to wait for me in the lobby while I took a quick bath). The room that I was given was a facing internal building room. There is a distance from the window to the wall and I was able to open the window, plus I was on the 3rd floor, hence there was enough daylight and I have no problem with this. Wi-fi in the room was strong and the general one in the lobby is good as well. Service of staff was good and I have no problems with them. They even serve my local friends with tea when he was waiting for me in the lobby. Although my room comes with breakfast but I do not have the chance to taste it as I woke up late.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler from Singapore

Great Hotel with a lot of local flavours infused

Posted Jul 5, 2013 on Hotels.com
The Hotel's restaurant serve good Shandong cuisines. The only issue - they only issue breakfast coupons for 1 room (not by how many people in the room).
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Amazing hotel!

Posted Jun 7, 2013
Pros: The art everywhere is spectacular!
A fabulous place to stay! My favorite hotel in all of China that I stayed at, for sure.