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“clean rooms, small beds and strategic location for suppliers”
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Hotel Elan
Ranked #96 of 3,562 Hotels in Guangzhou
Reviewed 28 January 2013

The room was very clean in comparison to many of the nearby hotels. The beds were a little small. Apart from that, it was good, especially the security. The location is near to most of the prime locations for garment suppliers. You can find good seafood and noodle within a minute of walk.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

Rooms are modern, clean and pleasantly appointed, Everything works, bed is comfortable, and nice bathroom. Internet access in the room is available but only works intermittently. Front desk staff do not speak much English. Breakfast buffet looked good for chinese options, but very limited western breakfast (which reflects the clientele in all fairness).
I would not stay in this hotel again, as it is not the most interesting area for tourists. Lively street with lots of local cafe/restuarants, but not much to look. It was further from the station than I expected. A solid 10-15 walk.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

This is the second time I have stayed in this hotel. The last time was many years ago and I checked in near mid-night. This time, I got a better look around and walked around the hotel a bit after checked in before dinner time. Unless you are looking for a budget hotel at a "budgeted" place in China, you may not like the environment outside the hotel place -- the street outside is filthy, wet and smelly. You will also get a good view of the local eatery with food laying on floor and cook with pots that you for sure don’t want to eat there. Inside the hotel, however, is a clean, nice place – until you pull up the blinds, then you will see the apartments next door with their window facing at you under 10 ft. The breakfast is very basic, I ended up going out to eat somewhere else. Room décor is nice, shower place is good and towel is clean. NO HBO. I booked through website saying it is RMB279 and I did not recheck with the receptionist when I checked in. The hotel charged me for RMB320 when checked out and said it is the price of the room. So make sure you check and agree with the price when you checked in. The hotel will meet all your basic needs and stay away from the elevator if you are a light sleeper.

Room Tip: Stay away from the elevator if you are a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

We stayed here five nights. The staff is very friendly. Most at the reception speak English. Breakfast is cool if you like Chinese food (not Westernized). During convention events the breakfast is better. Bathroom amenities and bottled water included. Close to the garment markets. Many food stalls and a couple of restaurants on the same street. the most prominent restaurant on the street (big windows - green outside) is really good and with Chinese pricing. Totally a local atmosphere. Be aware of the fish/crab restaurant on the same street. It has all the tubs of fish on the sidewalk and tables alike on the sidewalk. The owner/woman was disturbed when I wanted to eat other than fish/crab. Mommy crab sat us at a table that had all the shells/discards from previous diners under the table. She then quoted me a price that was exaggerated and demanded payment before we ate. I left. This is a local only neighborhood and prices are cheap while the food is good. Great dumplings near the end of the street in the direction of the garment markets. Pork or vegetable are only 10RMB and you get a container full. Finally. No problem when the hotel hailed us a taxi at 4am to catch our flight -wonderful.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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2  Thank JoideVivre06
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

Visited this hotel a few years back and loved it.

Rooms are very clean with complimentary water. It is located within walking distance from the train station which was convenient. Lots of places to eat near this hotel.

After staying in many traditional hotels or B&B like hotels in China, it was a great change.

Hotel staff friendly and answered all queries with patience. Would chose to stay in this hotel again if i come back to guangzhou.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

We have stayed at this hotel for several years while visiting Trade fairs in Guangzhou.
The hotel is affordable in boutique style with rather small rooms, although clean interior both in design and style as well as maintenance. The suites are the double size with a sofa group and TV, some have balconies. All rooms have refrigerator. Flat Screen TV's have HDMI, large TV's in suites are older type. Wireless as well as cable connections. AC is well functioning.
What's really good here is the location, with very short walks to laundry (10 meters away on street) as well as convenience stores like 7/11. Restaurants are close by as well as the Guangzhou Metro system (approx 1 km by Liuhua complex). Hotel offers bus to/from trade fair.

Room Tip: Recommended for value and location if you don't have to stay in Pazhou area.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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2  Thank Soetnos
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Hotel-elan is on Zhan Qian Heng Road which has many eating places and budget hotels. About 30 meters from Hotel-elan, at the corner of Zhan Qian Heng Road and Zhan Qian Road, is one end of the "Top Clothes Underground Wholesale Centre of Asia" which is a 2-level shopping tunnel under Zhan Qian Road, running all the way to the Guangzhou Railway Station and subway at the other end. The famous Baima and Yima clothing wholesale malls are accessible from one of the tunnel exits. Hotel-elan, together with hotels like New Mainland Hotel and Liuhua Hotel, are within a short walk from the wholesale area of Zhan Qian Road, Zhan Nan Road and Zhan Xi Road.

Hotel-elan is quite new, with 76 rooms over 6 floors. We booked 3 nights through Agoda at USD49 per night, and were given a non-smoking room on 5th Floor, with large window looking into the neighboring alley and old houses (see photo). Room was small but quiet. The bathroom was big, with all glass walls, but floor tiles were slippery with condensation from the shower, so the hotel provided 2 pairs of slippers, one for the bedroom and one for the bathroom.

Room had free LAN internet (Wifi was too weak to be used), flat LCD TV, aircond with individual control, rain shower, mini fridge (not working), kettle, hairdryer, safe, 2 bottles water complimentary. There was a very narrow table for the TV, and this was not wide enough to put a laptop, so it was a juggling act trying to do some work in the room. On 1st Floor next to the Reception, there was a small area with sofa seats and computers for guest use (see photo), but internet here was charged at CNY20/hour.

Free breakfast at the Snow Northeast Restaurant on 1st Floor was hardly edible. There were orange cordial (undrinkable), porridge, buns, eggs, salad, bread, and noodles. After the first morning, we went out to eat at the numerous eateries around the hotel. Highly recommended is The Mark Chinese Cuisine – from Hotel-elan, turn left, walk about 100 meters, past the Sheng Jie Supermarket. Mark serves cheap and good dim sum for breakfast and lunch. There is another restaurant, Bi Hai Nan Tian, on Zhan Qian Road corner of Chen Gang Road, opposite McDonalds. A cheap place for lunch or dinner is the Chung Kee seafood place – from Hotel-elan, turn left, walk about 40 meters, you will see live seafood in foam boxes on the sidewalk. The oysters, scallops, and Turbot fish were cheap and delicious. English was not spoken at these 3 places, and menu was in Chinese, so you would need to use sign language, or the help of a translator. Or try the upmarket East Ocean Seafood Restaurant – to the left of Hotel-elan, walk about 400 meters to the end of Zhan Qian Heng Road, turn left on Liu Hua Road and walk 100 meters.

There was a laundry shop about 10 meters to the right of Hotel-elan, which did clothes alteration for CNY5 per piece … useful if you had bought clothing at the malls.

Room Tip: Rooms on high floor and at the rear are quiet
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: No.32 Zhanqianheng Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou 510010, China
Region: China > Guangdong > Guangzhou
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#94 Best Value Hotel in Guangzhou
Price Range: £21 - £50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Elan 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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