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“Good hotel, don't pay full price”
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Garden Hotel
Ranked #1 of 162 Hotels in Datong
Certificate of Excellence
Oakland, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good hotel, don't pay full price”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Good hotel located in downtown Datong, 15 minutes by taxi from train station. We didn't use the restaurant for any meals, but expect to pay 48rmb for Chinese breakfast and 70 rmb for a western breakfast. We reserved our room on elong for 240 rmb (w/o breakfast) while rates posted at hotel indicate the room price as 1080 rmb! Spa downstairs is great. Enjoy the sauna for free. Fruit plate and chocolate in the evening is a nice treat. Basic English spoken at front desk.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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gardenhotel163, 前厅部经理 at Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2016
Hello,We are so glad to know you choose our hotel,and it’s our pleasure to giving the best service to you,our hotel breakfast is special in Datong.
Thank you very much again.
Hope you could come our hotel again.
Best regards
Garden hotel
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Beijing, China
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52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Did a driving trip from Beijing to Datong to visit the Yungang Grottoes and Xuankong Hanging Temple. Did a search for a suitable hotel to stay in Datong and Garden Hotel did not disappoint. It was value for money. The hotel has a carpark located behind the hotel and it is free for hotel guests.
Hotel staff is friendly and helpful and really went out of the way to assist me when I needed some assistance with my car. The staff even popped out of the hotel and asked a taxi driver, and called the company for its address and location and even offered to send a staff along to auto-shop.
The rooms are decent with nice touches as such as a humidifier which came in handy for the winter period which could be very dry. Ask for a room overlooking the carpark if noise from the main street bothers you.
Breakfast was decent too with a good spread.
As it was snowing on evening, we decided to eat in the Chinese restaurant in the hotel. We were pleasantly surprised when the food was served. This is probably the only restaurant where the serving is actually nicer looking and bigger in portion than what is depicted in the menu! Ask about the size of the serving. The Chinese food was very delicious and indeed value for money. That would explain the large number of local with families dining at the restaurant.
The hotel and Datong itself were excellent base for travel to Xuankong Hanging Temple. The hotel is also located near the shopping belt and a newly constructed "ancient cultural street". The new "old city wall" should be completed by now and provided a nice feel to the city itself.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank Oylin65
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gardenhotel163, 前厅部经理 at Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2016

Hello! Thank you for your appreciation, and we were so glad to meet you at DaTong, and as you said, our city will be more beautiful after the renovation and rebuilding. As the better environment and the process we are making, we invite you come here again .
Best wishes!
Garden Hotel
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
301 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This place is fantastic...service is the key...staff could not be happier or friendlier if they tried. This hotel has provided the best service in my 8 months in China and did it for a bargain basement price.

The location cannot be beaten...50 metres from the drum tower...400 metres to the city walls...400 metres to the pedestrian street and 500 metres to the main temple.

Everything is fantastic from the cleanliness to the extra touches like the daily fruit platters, turn down service and evening chocolates.

The locals smoke in the restaurants and lobby despite the no smoking signs...but hey...it's China...what can you do.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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gardenhotel163, 前厅部经理 at Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2016
Hello, dear, thank you for you so high praise to our hotel, and it's our pleasure to serve you, we'll make some modifications base on your advice, we hope that you'll be satisfy when you come here next time, best wishes!
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Really good hotel. We were originally given a room without a bath even though we booked it but it was no problem to change rooms. Only issue with the new room is the air con didn't work... Besides that friendly staff, good breakfast, decent rooms.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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gardenhotel163, 前厅部经理 at Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2016
Hello, dear, thank you for you so high praise to our hotel, and it's our pleasure to serve you, we'll make some modifications base on your advice, we hope that you'll be satisfy when you come here next time, best wishes!
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We booked the hotel after reading many good reviews and I would agree with other reviewers on the good standard and value for money. The staff were very pleasent and spoke English which was helpful. Sheets, towels and room were clean and room was not noisy although facing the main street.

Room Tip: We stayed in a non-smoking room (requested at the time of booking).
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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gardenhotel163, 前厅部经理 at Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2016
Hello!
First,thank you make a comment on our hotel by your time.
We are so glad that we have a good impression for you thank you for your recommendation, and it would be wonderful to see you again.
Best wishes!
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Casablanca, Morocco
Level 6 Contributor
43 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Outstanding hotel, indeed.
I am staying at this place at leats 4 times a year - and had never been disappointed. Very friendly and warm attitude, comfortable rooms with quiet ACs, good Internet connection and humidifier in the room, one of the best in-house restaurants in town - with VERY decent prices in the menu, nice locality, decent parking - and THE best breakfast in China I have ever had! That is, nice selection of ready dishes in the buffet, on the top of that you may compose your own bowl of Chinese noodles - and endless supply of outstanding espressos - which is most unusual in Chinese hotels.
Wholeheartedly recommend

Room Tip: street side rooms may be a bit noisy, for quiet nights select the ones facing inner yard
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Viktor P
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gardenhotel163, 前厅部经理 at Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2016
Hello,
Thank you very much making a comment on our hotel by your time.
We are so happy you like our hotel.
It's our pleasure to provide considerate service for you.
Thank you so much again.
Welcome you come our hotel next time.

Best regards
Garden hotel
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Botucatu, SP
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The hotel has comfortable rooms, is very well located ( inside the city walls) , has an excellent breakfast, nice staff. The hotel has two restaurants and both were good. The Latina has good options althiugh I found the price not fair. The chinese restaurant in the second floor is excellent and have very good prices . They could have Diet Coke . Most of the staff did not know the name diet coke. The fresh juices are excellent!

Room Tip: Make sure you choose a room non smoking but be aware that chinese people do not respect this rule ve...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Deborah B
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gardenhotel163, 前厅部经理 at Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2016
Hello, 
Thank you very much making a comment on our hotel by your time.
We are very glad that you gave us so high praise to our hotel, and it's our pleasure to serve you, we'll make some modifications base on your advice, we hope that you'll be satisfy when you come here next time, best wishes!
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Property: Garden Hotel
Address: No.59 Danan Street, Datong 037008, China
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Region: China > Shanxi > Datong
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
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Ranked #1 of 162 Hotels in Datong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Garden Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 108
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