First the cautionary note , there are two Double Tree Hilton Hotels at Wuxi. So be careful on which one you want to choose.
The one which is in the heart for the Wuxi New district-the industrial suburb of Wuxi is Doubletree by Hilton Wuxi , No.19 Gao Lang Road,Wuxi.
The other one is DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Wuxi - Lingshan which is more suitable for leisure traveller.
This review is on Doubletree by Hilton Wuxi , No.19 Gao Lang Road,Wuxi which is preferred by business travellers.
In fact in my one week of stay I did not see a kid or a pensioner in the hotel premises.
About the Hotel:
The hotel is quite new, started its operations in Oct 2010 and the entire hotel is staffed by a young crowd and one can feel the enthusiasm all around.
It is located close to the Industrial park of Wuxi New District which makes it more convenient.At present the hotel tariffs are a third of what it costs for a similar hotel in
US & Europe which should attract all classes of business travellers.
How to get there:
From the Wuxi Main Railway station it is about 20 min by Taxi ( costing about RMB 40) & from Wuxi New District Railway station it about 10 min(costing about RMB 20) by taxi.
Make sure you have the written hotel address in Chinese language and show it to the driver who will take you to the hotel.
If you are coming from Shanghai Airport you can book a taxi directly to the Hotel, just make sure you don't book the limousine(Buick Lacrosse) which is very expensive unless you really want one.
How to get around:
Taxi is the only mode of transport if you are an international traveler, unless you are are very sure about your Chinese language skills.
Just call the reception, they can arrange for a taxi in no time & also communicate with the driver about your destination.
However if you are in a group of 10-15 people , the hotel would arrange for a shuttle service to your place of visit at nominal charges.
How are the rooms:
Rooms are excellent and the service level is just awesome & prompt.The design & decor of the room is just on par with any 5 star hotels worldwide.
Food & Beverages:
On the ground floor there is The Garden Cafe which serves morning buffet breakfast & evening buffet dinner.
Generally buffet breakfast is complimentary & Buffet dinner will cost you RMB 194( inclusive of all taxes)
Vegetarians need not worry, there are some dishes which you can manage.
On the 1st floor you have the Noodle house & the Ala-Carte restaurant. Here, vegetarians might have some problem as there are not enough choices.
Located in the 5th floor is the Gym & Swimming pool which is managed by a in-house trainer. Also you have a tennin court in the 4th floor.
There is a Spa & Sauna which is very tempting , just make sure your company covers the charges other wise it will be a hole in your pocket.
Final Take: This hotel is just perfect for a business travel . You get all the amenities & facilities of a 5 star hotel for a third of the cost at your home country(other than China)
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27 July 2011
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