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“Forget about your breakfast”
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Jin'guan Hotel
Ranked #113 of 199 Hotels in Shantou
Reviewed 23 November 2013

I finally made up my mind to right a review about this hotel. I made a booking as usually through booking.com. The price for the standard room was approximately 80$ ( breakfast was included but its another story)
When I approached reception, it took me a bit of a time to understand Chinese staff, because nobody speaks english. When I went to the elevator, there was one chinese lad who was smiling and talking to me about smth..he was proposing me prostitutes.hmm body language useful thing. I refused and hurried up to my room.
Room!!! the room was clean and small, there was no refrigerator in the room,but some snacks and drinks were on the shelf.
When I woke up in the morning and wanted to have my breakfast I went to the breakfast room..It was still very early but buffet was already empty, I guess chinese people wake up too early than we do. And what breakfast they eat is terrible for our people.They did not even have coffee..I tried to ask for a coffee and got instant one.So the breakfast was disappointing.

Generally if you are not greedy and can afford to stay in a better hotel, then do it!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

On arrival at the hotel was attended to quite quickly. There was 1 staff member with a little english speaking experience. Had to find the room myself as no porters offered. Smoking was allowed in the hotel including in the lift. Had a high floor with good views and included a window that could be opened.

On arrival in the room, noticed the bottom shelf (of 3) with the usual chips, drinks, etc. On the middle shelf however, was a cardboard display unit containing condoms and another sign with the prices....inital thought was that I was in the wrong hotel..lol
Bed was very hard, almost bounced off when I sat on it. Bathroom was ok. No coffee and kettle broken and they didn't want to replace.

Breakfast, as previous comments, it is not set up for westerners in any way. Staff were treating the place like their own lounge room - sleeping, having coffee or food or just walking around. The tables were not being cleared. You had to do it yourself into a little bin next to the table. Only tea available - no coffee. Could only eat the fried rice as the smells of the other food made me feel ill. (I had eaten local chinese previously).There was no other meals offered.

Requested a taxi and was told to go to the street and find one myself.
Old hotel but a couple of floors were being maintained??????????????
Never again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank AuzzieinParadise
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

After a short taxi ride from the airport express bus-stop (10 yuan) we arrived at the hotel. Check-in was efficiently quick and friendly - all the front office staff are very helpful and friendly with directions, recomendations and any help you may need to make the most of your stay in Shantou. Our rooms, business suites, were fully furnished/equipped for business meetings, leisure/pleasure. Bed very comfortable - nice firm support. Bathroom - complete toiletries. Shower - good water pressure and temperature control = enjoyable bathtime! There are many restaruants, bakeries, mom n pop eateries, convenience stores, wet market, boutiques and also a police station within walking distance from the hotel. If the weather turns nasty, the helpful ladies at the front desk can help you to order-in from nearby restaruants.
The only letdown is the hotel's restaruant. The food served for our breakfast was very mediocre, something to fill your tummies and you've to be very unenthusiastic about food or eating to enjoy it, but..., the service staff....they're eating or watching tv or sleeping , all done in your presence!!!
I would certainly stay in this hotel again, especially the business suite (value for money), but eat my breakfast elsewhere to get a positive start to the day.
From the new airport, take the airport express to Shantou (20 yuan per pax). Alight at the 2nd dropoff and take a taxi to the hotel (10yuan per taxi not per pax). Most taxi ride in town cost between 10 - 15 yuan per taxi.
Street food is cheap and safe to consume unless you've a very sensitive tummy.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank BarrySingapore
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

Shantou is a big city with simple lifestyle unlike other big city like Guangzhou, Shanghai or Beijing so it was quite a surprise to see Jinguan Hotel (aka Golden Crown Hotel) with such elegant outlook. However, once acquainted with the staffs and the facilities provided, one couldn't help feeling a sense of homey and simplicity touch of the friendliness and hospitality.

The standard twin room (with 2 king side beds) we stayed was more luxurious than deluxe category in other hotels we experienced, clean and neat, the accessories are of high quality, the service is excellent, the Chinese breakfast is sufficiently good, the location is perfect easily travel to here and there by bus, taxi or tuk tuk (3 wheelers vehicle) and if coming from Guangzhou or Shenzhen to Jin Yuan Bus Terminal (金园客运站) then, the hotel is just right opposite.

Very good value hotel and highly recommended.

As this is to be the first English Review I added more photos for international travelers' consideration.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Wutkate
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Reviewed 22 August 2015
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Stayed: July 2015
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 March 2013 via mobile
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  • Stayed: March 2013
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Address: No.6 Rongjiang Road, Shantou, China
Region: China > Guangdong > Shantou
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Ranked #113 of 199 Hotels in Shantou
Price Range: £22 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 150
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