Comfy single mini-room. Lousy airport bus service.
Posted Oct 9, 2013 on Hotels
I was in Tianjin for 4 days, booked my last night of stay at Champagne Town Hotel for the convenience of taking 5:50am airport bus the next morning. Prior to my trip I had been enquiring how to buy my return trip airport bus ticket & answers I received were quite the same: “Buy it after alighting the bus (下车买票)”, which I thought I would just need to pay my ticket upon reaching & alighting at Tianjin Binhai International Airport Bus Booth outside Gate 3 (same booth where I bought & boarded the departure bus to Tianjin Railway Station). Instead, when the bus arrived at the next stop near railway station, the driver told us to alight the bus to buy our tickets. Unfortunately, bus tickets were sold out! Passengers who boarded the bus earlier at Champagne Town Hotel were not given the priority at all! We were told to leave the bus..… by then it was about 6:15am & we had to reach the airport by 7:00am, we had reluctantly, with disappointment, left the bus to catch a taxi to the airport…..
On the positive side, my stay at the single mini-room in Champagne Town Hotel was clean & comfortable.