But then for 138 yuan a night I never expected it to be. On the plus side the rooms are spacious and cool with good individual air conditioners in conjunction with a less effective central system. Plenty of hot water for a shower or bath. I never tried the restaurant but on arrival after the bus trip I wanted a cold beer - they didn't have any in the fridge. The staff. it must be said, are very friendly but little English is spoken, if at all. Importantly, the rooms are clean.
On the minus side, the promotional photos do not accurately reflect the rooms. Fine, I had twin beds, both of which were amply sized but there was rising damp evident on the wall against which the bath was situated. having been given a room at the end of a corridor I had anticipated a relatively quiet stay but it was not to be. The maintenance man made busy with his drill frequently. My first night my side of the floor was plunged into darkness when a breaker burnt out but admittedly Mr Fixit restored power after fifteen minutes. The wifi never worked initially but did later in the evening and power cuts aside, continued to function.
One niggle was the lack of a shaving kit by way of a disposable razor. although for 30 yuan you can use and pay for the one on sale in your bathroom. Cheaper to buy three plastic throwaways from Tesco at 6 yuan though.
The hotel is well situated for getting to town and the most I paid for a taxi was 7 yuan (the base price is six). On the whole, I will happily use the hotel again when visiting Tongling although I will remember to bring a razor and some English teabags. For the money, I have no major complaints.
- Also Known As:
- Jinfeng Hotel Tongling, China - Anhui