I chose this hotel because of its positive reviews here on tripadvisor. And indeed I wasnt disappointed at all. This hotel is considered as a 5-star hotel (Xiamen standards -- I suppose) as this doesnt look very 5-star for me. (as compared to the 5-star hotels that I have been to).
A boutique hotel as it may seem and generally a very good hotel to consider around Xiamen.
Its location is very nice as this is very close to Gulangyu island, the ferry terminal and shopping districts of Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Avenue. Shops and restaurants lined the district and It was a gastronomic experience for me. I tried popular street foods like grilled squid, shawarma type of sandwich but in a chinese taste twist. Chicken feet on skewers, chicken gizzard and liver and not to mention chicken heart (yes heart!!) on skewers too!! Oh what an experience!! But for a tourist like me who doesnt speak any chinese at all --- is a great ordeal!! I try to order food or even buy things I want in english but mostly shook their heads in amazement signing that they dont speak english.
Now back to the hotel -- The room:
The room is big and nicely decorated (over the top design? hmmmm a bit tacky -- but understood that this is a boutique hotel). Bathroom is nice -- with granite walls and floors. Nice hot and cold showers and complete basic toilet amenities. Cable channeled television 98% in Chinese and 2% english (CNN and Star Movies)
One restaurant operates inside the hotel and I tried eating their for lunch and tried their executive lunch meal for RMB48.00. The next day, I tried to have breakfast inside the hotel and checked on what kind of buffet they had -- they served assorted cereals, fruits, breads, and a combination of western and chinese foods. Priced at RMB138.
The staffs are very nice and they tried their best to communicate with you in English. Staffs are polite and very accommodating. I give my 100% rating to the hotel staffs. Thank you to all Tegoo Staffs!
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