Last weekend my husband and I went to Ningbo for the weekend and we stayed at this great hotel. Especially the staff is worth mentioning here, they where so friendly and did everything to make our stay as pleasant as possible.
The hotel is quit new and therefor very well decorated and equipped with all the best electronic equipment. Such as, easy connections in the room for your laptop/camera/dvd-player/i-pod etc. The curtains will open and close electronically, very good water pressure in the shower, heated mirror etc... The restaurants have a really nice atmosphere, especially the open kitchen is great.
There is a nice pool (although not so deep), fitness room, whirlpool (cold and warm), sauna and steam room. Everything is very clean and quite spacious. The only thing that western people should bare in mind (because this is China) : Sauna/Whirlpool are separate for men and women. Chinese people also spit in the swimming pool....
They have a concierge who will help you with every kind of question including some nice trips (some even complimentery!)
The hotel is convieniently located in the center of Ningbo. If you are looking for some nature, it is only a 30 minutes drive. If you stay at this hotel for leisure purposes I would advice to bring your own car or rent one so you can discover the beautiful surroundings.
As we stayed at the hotel to celebrate our anniversary, we mentioned this at the reservation form. And we were in for a big surprise! They decorated our room beautifully with rose pedals, towels in the form of swans on our bed and a very delicious chocolate cake! In addition they gave us an upgrade to the executive floor with the benefits that go with it. So this was a really great surprise and service.
The staff in the hotel is very friendly. And the service in the restaurant was great. Compliments! (all the staff speaks good English)
Breakfast, they buffet is quite extensive. I think that a Chinese guest will love it here. For our taste the bread wasn't great and the orange juice wasn't fresh. (it was at dinner??) So the breakfast wasn't the best we ever had but it will still do, so you won't leave for the day hungry.
Dinner : We enjoyed the dinner buffet. For taste there is a kind of food. From meat (freshly cooked on the BBQ) till seafood, from pasta till noodles. So this is a great value for your money.
The room :
We booked a junior suite. The room was very big and beautifully decorated. It was great! And I think it is worth the extra money compared to the standard room.
Conclusion : Although the weather was terrible, the atmosphere of the hotel, together with the very nice and friendly staff en the spacious and good appointed room made our weekend perfect to celebrate our anniversary.
PS : Only in august you will receive free internet!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located in the heart of the city and alongside the Yao Jiang River, next to the City Government Office, Zhongshan Park and Tian Yi Square, the largest shopping mall in the city. It is only 20 minutes away by car from Ningbo International Airport. With the Hangzhou Bay Bridge opening, it will take 2.5 hours by car from Ningbo to Shanghai. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Hotel Ningbo
- Ningbo Marriott