Spent a couple of nights in Chengdu during the golden week national holiday in China. Chengdu shopping streets had the most people concentrated in a couple of streets that we had ever seen and so did the giant budda in Leshan! So to be staying away from the crowds was not a bad thing.
The room was pretty basic but clean and overlooking a courtyard. We opened the windows - big mistake as we foprgot to close them at dusk and it let mosquitoes in and the Chengdu mozzies are very smart and did not want to get caught. Fortunately the hotel provided a plug inn mosquito repellant.
There was a slight leak under the basin which we reported and this was fixed. They had said we could move rooms if there was a problem.
Reception staff spoke barely any english so sorting out paying for our laundry by card and not cash caused a major discusson as we had not paid a deposit. However this was all sorted out quickly. They have really good sweets and candy on the reception desk! There are no money changing facilities in the hotel but there is a Bank of China across the road.
The Sunjoy Inn was going through major rennovation in the lobby and shoping arcade (not yet opened) and it was very noisy and suty and walking to the lift was a bit of a mission, climbing over bits of wood and up a ramp. The lift call button was below a lot of electric wires they were working on and on our second day the lift only left from the first floor so we had to climb up a flight of stairs as well. It also meant when we checked out, we had to carry our suitcases down the stairs and across all the rubble.
There was free broadband in the room and one english channel on the tv.
Breakfast was nothing special, eggs, cake and watermelon for the western palate.
We ate at a really good Indian restuarant called Tandoor behind the hotel and there are a few other restautrants around the hotel with english menus. we could not find the Starbucks a previous reviewer had mentioned but Chengdu has some excellent tea houses especially on the lake in Remnin Park and many other coffee chains.
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