Would stay there again
Posted Nov 28, 2013
We are a couple in our 50s who have travelled the world. We stayed in this hotel three separate times in November for a total of seven nights. It's a perfectly fine hotel in a great location. Well appointed, good breakfast, very efficient place. The area is wonderful. Relatively quiet, tree-lined. You can find good restaurants, laundry, grocery (10 minute walk), good massage, barbers, pastry shop etc. nearby. There are two concierges - Storm and Jason - who are super. I mean excellent! There is more than adequate English at the front desk (not everyone but always at least one who can help). I think the Reception needs to be a little more friendly. Guest Relations head at the Holiday Inn in Datong - Ms. Zooy can provide instruction! There is a good indoor pool and everything else you could want. We had one small problem which the management dealt with immediately and to our satisfaction. The location is just 20 minutes taxi or less to the Pearl and Silk Markets and Tiannamen Square. The subway, at 2.5 kilometres, is a little too far to walk. You'll need to take a taxi but there are plenty in that location. The service in the restaurant is very attentive. There is fast wifi in the lobby and you can get it in your room for a charge. Given the price level, this is excellent value.