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Gold Coast, Australia
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46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were expecting a Crowne Plaza.... and 4.5 star. What we got was no more than a 3 star. Our bar fridge was not working, and after 3 attempts we got someone up. After finally pulling the fridge out she notice it was not plugged in. Result... see #2 photo. Now no where to plug water jug in! After 1... More 

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Pacific Pines, Australia
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Nice enough hotel, with decent facilities. Great to look out of the window across the Yalu River to North Korea. Downtown is quite a stroll away (or a taxi ride). Bar staff were very friendly. Air conditioning is poor, and fridges just don't get cold enough.

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Thank SaintRef
Camas, Washington, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Room was a typical room for a Crowne Plaza Hotel, which it was when I went there in 2009. The restaurant, though was strange. It was one of those Brazilian meat restaurants - all you can eat meat! - just over the river from Sinuiju, North Korea. One of the two strangest meals I ever had in China. Great food,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Apart from the premium price we had to pay for staying in this hotel during the National Day holiday, it was still great: Check-in was smooth without the need for unnecessary delays and the staff were genuinely friendly and always at-hand to help out. They would always stop to ask if we needed any help。 While some were able to... More 

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Thank 53ravi
Shenyang, China
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We spent the weekend and had a great time. The staff were very friendly - never been wished Good Morning as many times - helpful and spoke at least some English; at least I never encountered a serious language barrier, even with the waiting staff in the restaurant. We booked a river view room on the 18th floor. The views... More 

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Shanghai, China
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64 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015

This hotel is located a short distance from the Chinese-Korean Friendship Bridge and overlooks the Yalu river. Book a river-facing room above the fifth floor and you will be able to see North Korea from your window. The receptionists speak very good english, room service and most other staff do not. Beds are fairly hard, something to expect in most... More 

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Shanghai, China
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014

I have stayed at this hotel 3 times during the past 2 years. All 3 times, I had very comfortable stays. Rooms are of good quality, food is also ok. The hotel is just by the river and you can overlook the Yalu river and see North Korea.

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Thank 27Andre27
Judy W, Public Relations Manager at Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will continue to strive in delivering quality services, allowing our guests' to indulge in the best they deserve, we look forward to your next stay with us and continuous support in the near... More 

N. California
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161 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Hotel looks just like the pics from other reviewers. Location is outside of downtown, but very quiet and right on the river where there is nice sidewalk to go for a walk. Other reviewer comments about AC not working very well proved true in my room, but I didn't bother asking for another. Breakfast buffet was decent, but western choices... More 

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Thank CL5309
Judy W, Public Relations Manager at Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks for sharing your valuable comment with us. Regarding to your experience in our hotel, please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. Your feedback has been shared with our team for further improvement on AC and breakfast. Please feel free to contact our duty manager at anytime for your next stay. Ensuring all our guests stay... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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355 reviews
328 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

The Crowne Plaza is located two kilometres from the city and the friendship bridge (border crossing to North Korea. The hotel is in good well maintained. The rooms are spacious and contemporary furnished with a comfortable with a bed, desk, flat screen, safe, etc. The bathroom is modern and clean, separated from the room by a large glass window. By... More 

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Judy W, Public Relations Manager at Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Crowne Plaza Dandong! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. It was our great pleasure to be able to provide you with such a good experience in Dandong. We are also delighted to learn that you truly enjoyed our great services. Thank you for your nice... More 

New Castle, New Hampshire, United States
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We had a very nice stay here while attending a wedding in Dandong. The hotel is across the street from a pleasant riverfront promenade that goes for miles. It is several km south of the main part of Dandong. Our river view suite was very clean, spacious, and attractive. A/C was weak. We found the breakfast buffet to be fine.... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong, on the banks of the Yulu River, is the city's first International 5 star Hotel. Luxurious guest rooms, meticulous service and quality entertainment make it the choice for both business and leisure travellers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong

Address: No.158 Binjiang Middle Road, Zhenxing District, Dandong 118002, China (Formerly Crowne Plaza Hotel Dandong)
Region: China > Liaoning > Dandong
Price Range: £36 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Friend Plaza Hotel Dandong 4.5*
Number of rooms: 356
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“If you have to stay here a higher floor for the view to North Korea is good.”
  • For a 4.5* advertised hotel this is a ridiculous way to pull in the bar fridge.
 of 5 bubbles SheilaM947, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the river and on higher floors.”
 of 5 bubbles 53ravi, 13 Oct 2015 | Read review
“For views into North Korea book a River View room on the highest floor you can get”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewS948, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the river”
 of 5 bubbles 27Andre27, 18 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Get a room facing the river. With a pair of binoculars, you can see North Korea on the other side of the river...”
 of 5 bubbles Tony3429, 11 Feb 2014 | Read review
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