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“5am wake-up call by screaming safe deposit box”
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King Court Hotel
Ranked #1,787 of 3,430 Hotels in Guangzhou
Tokyo, Japan
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“5am wake-up call by screaming safe deposit box”
Reviewed 9 March 2010

Check-in was fine. The lobby staff spoke were courteous and spoke English OK. It was my first time in Guangzhou and mainland China. I was not yet used to the almost complete lack of English speakers, so I was relieved. Room was quite big (I had two double beds) and clean but stunk of old smoke. Don't know if there were non-smoking rooms since I was too tired to ask. No English channels on the TV. Very stiff mattress. Wired internet which appeared to be free. I guess I will find out when the credit card bill arrives.
At 5am I was woken up by a high-pitch wail, and in my half-asleep fog it took me a good 15 minutes to figure out it was the safe deposit box going haywire. Thank goodness I had not put anything in it (I couldn't get the lock to work!) since the only thing the hotel staff could do was to lug the still-screaming box out of my room.
Complimentary breakfast was buffet-style with potatoes and fried eggs, stir-fried vegetables with sausage, and stir-fried noodles, the common ingredient being grease. There was also watery gruel and toast. Tepid cola and warm, watered-down soy milk were the only drink choices I saw. No coffee or tea.
When I checked out, neither of the staff spoke English and I was not able to communicate through hand gestures that 1) I needed a printer and 2) I needed a taxi.

I stayed here because of the low price, proximity to Guangzhou East station and because an acquaintance had stayed here before. However, no taxi knew where it was, even when I showed them a map and directions in Chinese. Next time I will spend the extra money to stay at a brand-name business hotel, and better prepare myself for the utterly unique experience that is mainland China.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled on business
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Property: King Court Hotel
Address: No.379 Longkou West Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510630, China
Region: China > Guangdong > Guangzhou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1,787 of 3,430 Hotels in Guangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — King Court Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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