- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Decent and Clean
Staff don't speak English, but I speak a few words of Mandarin and the staff were handy with smartphone translation apps. Staff is neutral, not friendly but polite and professional. The room is a bit tired, mostly the carpet needs a very deep clean or replacement but the room was otherwise bright and clean and the housekeeping was 100%. No strange smells in the room but cigarette smoke will waft in from the hallways (smoking indoors is standard in China...). The bed, pillows and sheets were clean and comfortable. Wi-Fi is strong but typical great firewalled. Location is pretty convenient, a short taxi ride to the nice parts of Xiamen Island, and close to bridges to get to mainland locations. Within a few steps walking distance are cafés, convenience stores and restaurants, including a Starbucks and McDonalds.