I checked out hotel's WEST building around 7.30 p.m on 21st of July. The lady at reception offered me to order the taxi, because as she said is difficult to get a taxi at this hour. I trusted her also because there is a warning notice on the reception desk that red and yellow taxi are advised because of cheating with 100 Yuan bank notes scam. She asked me to sit down and wait and after she started very nervously calling her taxi. Meanwhile I observed street and there were many taxi passing by hotel, also red and yellow ones. After approx. 20 minutes her taxi arrived. It was blue Hyundai with taxi driver license number 231110. Even there was notice in the car that it is forbidden to smoke, taxi had very bad smell and taxi driver had a box of cigarette at the shelf near the gear stick. He obviously smoke in the car very short time before. Taxi driver tried to start drive with 14 Yuan on the taxi counter ( obiously would like me to pay for the previous drive too) and switched taximeter to start with regular 10 Yuan after three loud protests from my side. Also car is obviously broken , probably clutch. During all the drive to airport there were coming strange sounds from the (probably) clutch so the drive to the airport was very scary.
Taking into account all the circumstances when arrived at the airport I checked the number of the 100 Yuan banknote before I handed over to the taxi driver and also man from the airport trolley service immediately arrived to the taxi so I would have a witness if something would go wrong. My checking banknote before handing over to him obviously made taxi driver nervous and bad mode. He asked me to pay surcharge for highway which I did.
Advise all guests of the hotel to refuse reception call a taxi for them regardless if they leave hotel at night time.
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