i once swore i would never go to that hotel again and i know lots of other people who dislike it with a passion. but haven't things changed!
a new european manager has definitely improved this place in a major way. there is actually concern for the guest by the staff now and they go out of their way to help you, unlike before when a guest was a pain in the rear end for staff...
the service is good, breakfast on 6th floor fantastic with a wide choice, kevin yuan at the concierge desk is diamond (as always) and even the reception staff are great now. the rooms are good and clean. should be noted the hotel is in a great location with lots of shops and restaurants within walking distance as is the train station. just be aware that in the new-mart mall - nothing to do with the hotel- they have just setup some outside restaurants. i recommend you photograph the weight of your seafood as they have some rather creative accounting based on weight.
I tip my hat to the new GM Mr Knussi (i hope i spelled that correctly) as he has brought the hotel back to intercontinental standard from the two star rat hole it was before. i now would recommend this hotel as a place to stay in Dalian
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Dalian is located in central Dalian between Youhao and Zhongshan Squares, just steps away from the railway station and the shopping malls with easy access to international Co-ops and Government offices. All rooms provide sweeping views of the city. Dalian serves as a bridge between northeastern China and Inner Mongolia and is the gateway to Beijing and Tianjin. Known for its pleasant climate, scenic mountains and beaches, Dalian is renowned for its emerald lawns and blooming flowers. The best way to experience the essence of Dalian is to visit any of its 70 squares, which outshine any other major city in China. ... more less
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