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Guangdong Victory Hotel
Ranked #32 of 3,436 Hotels in Guangzhou
NYC
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“Nice hotel in on Shamian Island”
Reviewed 16 August 2011

Stayed for two nights in August 2011, for $75 per night including taxes (Orbitz). Decent rooms, not large but also not small, with the usual amenities. Seemed clean. Hard beds, as is common in China, but I like it that way. Nice and helpful staff with decent English skills.

Nice breakfast buffet included. On Shamian Island, so great if you want to stay there; to get to the subway to go elsewhere, you have to walk about 10 minutes and across two bridges to the Huang Sha subway station.

Would consider taking this hotel again if staying in Guangzhou, depending on price and purpose of trip. Not a bad choice.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Guangzhou, China
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181 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2011

I chose this hotel thanks to Trip Advisor. The location is perfect and out of the hustle and bustle of Guangzhou while still being very central. Everything felt very colonial and I enjoyed the ambiance of the Island. There is a Starbucks just around the corner.

I had a room on the 5th floor and the furnishings were lovely. The 5th Floor is NO SMOKING. I did go onto one of the smoking floors and found that to be awful. I think that it is very important that you request NON SMOKING when you make your reservation.....

My only complaint was that I had a small issue with mosquitoes in my room which I used the free English language newspaper to deal with and I found that the hotel bar was ludicrously expensive.

There is a massage parlour/hair dressers in the hotel by the entrance of the lifts and pretty Chinese girls would try to entice me in every time I walked past with offers of massages and even a 'happy massage' which I respectfully declined... It was not exactly what I expected to be contained in an upmarket hotel in China.

If you are looking for a proper traditional massage then along the street (just before you get to bridge that you cross over to the metro) is a traditional Chinese herbalist and massage centre. I went there and had the most amazing back massage/manipulation. This Chinese doctor really sorted out my back. I was really grateful. Well worth the visit. I left feeling very happy but I think a different sort of happy than I would have experienced at the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Harare
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2011

My wife and i stayed here in May and we enjoyed our stay. The hotel is clean and very close to all of the shopping pedestrian streets by metro. The metro station is within walking distance, so we didn't need a taxi to go to the places that we wanted. The metro is much cheaper then the taxis about RMB13 upward. The staff are all freindly and speak English which is great! The two ladies in the business centre were very helpful when it came to giving directions. The porter helped us to get a cheaper taxi from the hotel to the airport as we had alot of luggage. This was the only time we needed a taxi. The taxi driver was his friend hence the good rate. Breakfast was okay, a mixture of Chinese & Western Cuisine. Overall we had a great time.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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chittagong
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

The hotel is situated in a very posh and serene area. Rooms are large and cozy, and the hotel staff speak English and are extremely helpful. Breakfast is also fair enough. Overall, I was really impressed with the beautiful green area the hotel was situated in and ofcourse the hotel itself! I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful holiday in Guangzhou.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

The hotel is located on Shamian Island, an oasis of calm in busy Guangzhou. I stayed in the West building which is a completely different hotel from the East building. Rooms are modern and pleasant.
Staff are efficient and helpful, going to a little extra trouble to help with directions etc.
Breakfast is comprehensive and served in a beautiful airy room.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Take a walk around the small island particularly through the gardens with the multitude of statues and young newly married couples being photographed. The nearby French restaurant, Orient Express, is worth a visit. The markets and alleyways about 1km away are fantastic to visit. Also the shopping for clothes and shoes in the major pedestrian mall about the same distance away means there are plenty of bargains to find.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Australia
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2011

I stayed here as the Holiday Inn Shifu was booked out. It was a lovely surprise, and i had a great stay.
1. Check in - flawless, swift and offered an upgrade as a welcome customer
2. Breakfasts - totally adequate, nice atmosphere, fresh food offereings and great coffee.
3. Hotel - was safe and staff are welcoming at the end of the day.
4. Room - very clean, not bottled water HORRAY, it was dispensed from a "plumbed in filter" hot and cold. - i was very impressed.
5. Location - Shamiam island is a short walk of 5-10minutes to the famous GZH Walking Street. So very close to the Holiday Inn Shifu. Shamiam Island is very quiet and has 105 Heritage Listed Trees. The AIR is fresh and the streets quaint.
6. Fantastic eating on this island - Incredible chinese food right next to the tennis club.
7. 7-11 right next door
8. Bell hops were fast, friendly and knowledgeable

This is great value, safe and a really good alternative to the "faux-homey" places that lots of business hotels air for. All staff spoke English very well, and were really happy to help. Great easy to use website for lost cost fast bookings - no deposit required.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Guangdong Victory Hotel
Address: No 53 Shamian North Street (East Building); No.54 Shamian Street (West Building), Guangzhou 510130, China
Region: China > Guangdong > Guangzhou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Guangzhou
#36 Business Hotel in Guangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Guangdong Victory Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 328
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