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Bestel Hotel
Ranked #41 of 1,296 Hotels in Xiamen
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Once we found it things just got better. We were upgraded to executive floor . The room was enormous 2 tv, wifi great. Breakfast very good chinese and a western options. On,y thing is they start clearing 10 mins to 10 so you need to get in a bit early. As said by others in between Zhongshan shopping street and the Taiwan food street both of which lead down to the ferry terminal.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

My Chinese friend found this hotel for us (and I fortunately agreed). There is nothing special with hotel itself, room is big enough, towels clean (even with holes), price is also higher than similar hotels in common Chinese cities (468.- per twin bed during mid-autumn festival).
But what is VERY good:
- breakfast buffet - surprisingly tasty, mostly Chinese style but also foreigner can find what we need; simply almost perfect;
- great location - in city center, close to ZhongShan Lu, close to ferry.

Room Tip: Choose one not faced SiMing Lu. We stayed in #8366, it was good one.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Fran-Svk
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

great location- the small streets around are full of great clothing boutiques (lots for kids), and it's close to the main shopping street, the promenade, and the dock where you take the ferry to the beautiful Gulang yu island. and now, to the rooms. as a person who stayed at a lot of hotel rooms in China, from all kinds, I had a huge surprise! the rooms are huge very clean, the beds are super comfortable (like in the luxury hotels), the shower and toilet area is big and spacious. for what we paid (440 RMB) it's above and beyond. breakfast is ok.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank ilil g
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

The location is great, but the lobby of the hotel is not as pleasing. it is located inside a
Mall. The ceiling of the mall near the hotel elevators is leaking with water, it might be cause by rain, even in the lobby some portion is leaking when it rains heavily. For the rooms are clean and beds and pillows are soft and big enough. Wifi is free and good.
The hotel staff are very professional but hardly speak english. TV channels are mostly
Chinese, only CCTV News is in english. For breakfast, the foods have so many choices
but not that great. The hotel is cater for locals not for business or international travelers. The value for a night is very fair.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank wil523
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

Central location near pedestrian streets and Gulangyu ferry. Layout was weird as reception is in the lobby of a mall but it was well sign posted and easy to find. Staff were professional but not very forthcoming with information. They seemed to like to pass the buck. Reception would refer us to the concierge and vice versa. Why even have all these people around if their sole purpose is to be useless and unhelpful?

Housekeeping was wonderful though. Rooms were a good size, with good light, clean and had all the expected amenities. Wired internet worked well. The bathroom was glass encased but had a full curtain so was really a separate room.

Breakfast was extensive and had maybe too many choices, but staff here were brusque and surly. Overall though, not a bad hotel if you know what you're doing and don't need to interact with staff.

Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
1  Thank worldtraveller008
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

The hotel was converted from a 5-storey shopping mall with spacious rooms at very convenient location. Shopping street and bus stops are just 5-min walk away.

APPRECIATION
1) Shopping is very convenient as there are plenty small shops in the exterior of the hotel complex
2) Good wifi transmission but only available in public area only
3) Wide selection of real-time and on-demand tv programme
4) Spacious & quiet room with spacious toilet as well

DISAPPOINTMENT
1) Rooms without any view. My room was located on 5/F and could see the sky and high-rises only.
2) No one arrange seat for breakfast so it was not a pleasant experience to fight for a table
3) Foods at breakfast were really so-so and not value for money. No refill of soya milk during breakfast when it was only 8:15am
4) Reception area is unexpectedly located in the middle of the shopping mall that do not look very professional. (Confirmed that the staff are not very professional neither)
5) Staff at recepition desk were not very professional. On my day of checkout, I was asked if I wanted my room charges be deducted from deposit or direct debit. The staff did it wrong and was unrecoverable that my deposit ought to be freezed for another month!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank ricochau-hk
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

Located within a shopping square. Most of the shops here are selling mostly clothes and shoes and closes around 11 pm some even later.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Additional Information about Bestel Hotel

Address: Nanzhong Plaza, Siming West Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361000, China
Region: China > Fujian > Xiamen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 1,296 Hotels in Xiamen
Price Range: £42 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bestel Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 235
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