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South China International Hotel
Ranked #21 of 1,094 Hotels in Dongguan
Reviewed 23 January 2014

I have been staying in this hotel whenever I come to Dongguan for business in the last 6 years. It is recommended by my customer. The hotel rate has gone up almost 100% since I first stayed here 6 years ago; it is partly due to the rising of Chinese yuan as compared to U.S.dollar. The hotel is located in a safe city center with walking distance to many restaurants and lounges. The hotel is convenient since they have buses directly go from the hotel to Hong Kong (the Kowloon side). The breakfast is adequate with Asian and Western food. The noodle soup was very good while the dim sum was below average. They can arrange private cars to take you to different locations in Dongguan and nearby cities. It is a good centrally located business hotel.

Room Tip: They have suites with bedroom in the loft. I would skip them even though they are supposedly nicer...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I've been staying at the SCI Hotel for the past 4 years and the one thing I've noticed is that they don't ever upgrade or modernize. The breakfast buffet is the same ole, same ole everyday too. They've had the same smelly furniture in the lobby since before I started staying there, so That somewhat downgraded my review. Their prices also went up which is sort of surprising since they're in desperate need of an upgrade. Beds are like boards....but I find that in a lot of Chinese Hotels. They're are some BIG cockroaches in the area along the street, but once again you'll find that in many places in China.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

I was very pleased to see many Japanese customers there as they are a good yardstick to measure the standard of a hotel.
The hotel has many restaurants and of good standard. Even the room services food is above the average. Thumbs up to the team there.

Good japanese restaurant and high standard chinese restaurant. It also a western bar and coffee shop. If these are not good for you, there is a small cluster of european restaurants within walking distance from the hotel (5mins).

Room Tip: Make sure you get the room you booked, do not accept NO as an answer from them. Be assertive.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Nice and clean hotel (recently changed name from Dongcheng Hotel), even the sign outside is still called Dongcheng. You may be better off telling the taxi driver Dongcheng Hotel.
Anyway, the room is spacious and clean. All facilities of a 4 stars hotel. Good restaurants inside the hotel (Japanese, Chinese, and Western bar).

Walking distance to a small european restuarant and bar area. Will stay again.

BTW even the room service food is above average.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

Location - 10/10
Checked- 10/10
Cleanliness- 10/10
Breakfast Choice- 9/10 (Sufficient menu)
Beds - Bit hard but top linens are OK
Amenities in room- All available but outdated like they still have not provided LCD/LED TV.
Overall room quality- 8/10
Staff - Humble. Limited english speaking staff
Customer Service - 7.5/10
Lobby - Quite spacious with lot of sitting
WIFI - Free.
Internet Speed- 7.5 /10
Building - Under renovation but nicely maintained.
Note- Since it was under renovation, I got 50% discount on room tarrif. Almost 55 $ a day.
Recommend it for business as well as for families.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

The location of this hotel is very good and easy to reach with a taxi. The room were clean and quiet. You can find everything you need in a busines trip. The breakfast buffet offered great range of food choices. The western food was not as good as the Chinese one. If you need anything, there is big supermarket and shopping mall near the hotel. There were also a lot of restautant around the area.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

I have stayed at this hotel more than 150 days over the past 6 years. It is within walking distance to many conveniences and a cheap cab ride to most anywhere in DGC. The rooms are large and clean. The staff is cordial and hard-working. The breakfast is as good as you will find in China. The dinner buffet is always very good. Laundry has never lost or damaged a piece of my clothing.

A couple of years ago, they cut back on staff a little and the service fell off some. Not bad but not as good as it once was. For two years, the gym equipment was constantly in disrepair but that seems to have been taken care of lately.

I stay at many hotels in China and Thailand and this is one of the best.

Room Tip: Most of the rooms are the same on the non-smoking floors. Just a left or right desk/bed orientation.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about South China International Hotel

Address: No.3 Dongcheng East Road, Dongcheng District, Dongguan 523110, China (Formerly Dongcheng International Hotel)
Region: China > Guangdong > Dongguan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #21 of 1,094 Hotels in Dongguan
Price Range: £40 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — South China International Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 260
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