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Dongfang Hotel
Ranked #43 of 3,436 Hotels in Guangzhou
Armagh
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“Very Pleasurable Stay In DongFang ....”
Reviewed 12 November 2009

DongFang is a big hotel with well appointed rooms and a very grand lobby area. There is a gorgeous pool and garden area which is well worth a walk around. The decor is slightly dated and dull but everything is clean and comfortable. The staff while struggling a little with english are very helpful and polite. The bar is quiet but has a nice atmosphere. We stayed here for the 3rd phase of the Canton Fair and found the fair registration facilities at the hotel and the free shuttle bus a real bonus in making the trip enjoyable. There is not much to see around the hotel but it is the ideal place for relaxing after a day at the show.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 October 2009

Stayed here during the Canton Fair. On first impression the hotel is large and grand and you can imagine that it was very impressive in its day. Previously the fair was held across the road, but now it is in the new exhinition centre which is approx a 25 min hair raising taxi drive across town!!

The public areas are grand and impressive but there is a decidely 1970's feel to the whole place. The corridors upstairs are very gloomy and reminiscent of the Shining!! I was pleased with the size of the room, had a loung area and double doors into the equally roomy bathroom. Although you could see that the place had been refurbished at some point the workmanship was shoddy - cracked grouting, loose taps etc.

After walking aroung the fair all day I needed a nice relaxing bath which was slightly marred by the wee coloured water that appeared from the tap at first!! The water is also very smelly and should not be used to brush your teeth with!!

We had a drink in the bar area which was quiet (the whole hotel was VERY quiet and empty - surpising considering the Canton Fair was on!) and considering there were more staff than people the service was very slow! We then ate in the buffet restaurant, which was set around the pool area. This section had a nice meditteranean feel, marred only by the many smokers!!

There was a large choice of food including a barbeque (avoid the chicken, they dont fully cook it!). But it did close early and the staff like to stare at foreigners and seem scared of serving us!! We only managed to get one drink all night!!

Overall the hotel has all you need, but it has such a strange, depressing and oppressive feel to it. It has a typically government run, communist feel to it which maybe isn't suited to the Western travellers and is not an easy location any longer for the shows.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 July 2009

I stayed in Dongfang for few nights. I think the hotel is huge, almoust too big for my taste. It took me ages to go downstairs and reach restaurant, reception or gym. The hotel has two blocks A and B and if you are in block B then you will need at least 10 minutes to reach block A and things like gym, business centre, restaurants etc.
Apart from that, the room was very confordable, quite big, bathroom very nice and spaceous, cleaned regulary.
The outdoor swimming pool is amazing, as well as outdoor cafe and the vegetation.
Staff at the hotel were extremly polite, friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Dongfang Hotel

Property: Dongfang Hotel
Address: No.120 liuhua Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510016, China
Region: China > Guangdong > Guangzhou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Business Hotel in Guangzhou
#39 Best Value Hotel in Guangzhou
#40 Luxury Hotel in Guangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Dongfang Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 679
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