First time in Guiyang - Howard Johnson Plaza Guiya
Posted Oct 19, 2015 on Hotels
My first time in Guiyang. Wanted to be relatively central, so this was a fair option. Efficient check-in, professional staff, clean and comfortable room as expected of an international chain hotel (Howard Johnson is not a fancy choice... so nothing to write home about). There were lots of local stores and restaurants around the hotel and a relatively modern (but small) shopping mall about 10 mins cab ride away. I took a taxi from the taxi stand at the airport to the hotel. Make sure you have the hotel name and address in Chinese to hand to the driver. It was only about RMB30 form the airport to the hotel (was told that hotel's airport pick-up service charges RMB300). Bell persons were extremely friendly and helpful... but I spoke Mandarin, so not sure of their English level. Breakfast was ok... thou one of the wait staff told me they would charge me extra for fresh coffee. I ordered nonetheless, but they didn't end up charging me. Overall a satisfactory first stay in Guiyang.