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Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou
Ranked #23 of 3,558 Hotels in Guangzhou
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Have stayed here thrice in the past three years - it's really a good hotel at affordable prices. Nice large beds and bathroom, friendly staff with good command of English, good location in the heart of the old town right next to the main pedestrian street (lots of good food) and near the metro and more Western comforts (mall with hypermarket). Also it's part of a global chain so you get to chalk points and be assured of quality (not always the case in China, even at so-called "5 star" domestically-run establishments)

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Vincent S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Thank you for your kind word. It is our pleasure to ensure a great stay and memorable experience for our guests, and many thanks for your valued feedback and encouragement to us. We would look forward to having you stay with us in a near future.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

holiday inn as the name is very good hotel , but location is little odd if you want to move fast in guangzhou , cant get taxis very fast as location is slow and far from mtr station , but pedestrian street is very good and is near to liwan plaza if you have work their

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Vincent S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to give us your valuable opinion concerning your recent stay to our property. We are pleased to learn of that you were satisfied with overall service delivery during the whole process of staying experience. We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards.

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

We stayed for 2 nights. The hotel is clean and staff is very helpful. A minor issue is communication with staff since not all of them were capable of communicating efficiently in English. However, they were really pleasant. Breakfast was really good and the setting is soothing. The location is directly next to a street market with many things to buy. I would stay again if I returned.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Vincent S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn Guangzhou Shifu and for taking your valuable time to share your feedback with us.Your recognition would undoubtedly be a great encouragement and motivation to our team to keep aiming higher and better.Thank you once again for all your great and continuous support and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel again in the nearest future !

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Don't be surprised that it's rated at 4 stars: a lot of the Holiday Inns in China are upscale hotels, instead of the usual "nice motel" you find in the USA.

You can't beat this location. Bustling shopping area; and it feels great to be able to pick up some street food downstairs after midnight. The area is very old-fashioned authentic Guangzhou-style. If you are coming to Guangzhou for the first time, this hotel is probably a good place to start from.

My room was nice and spacious. Lobby had beautiful Christmas decorations when I visited too. The buffet breakfast provided a nice spread for both western and Chinese food at reasonable price. There was even a little canal in the restaurant. IHG member recognition and treatment were very good.

The hotel does show some age but the management tries their best to keep it up to date. The only problem I ran into was bathroom glass door didn't close tightly.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vincent S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Thank you for taking time to give us your valuable staying comments during your recent stay in our property. We are pleased to learn of that you were satisfied with overall service deliveries during the whole process of staying experience. For any further comment or enquiry, please send e-mail to serviceenquiry@holidayinnshifugz.com. Once again, thanks for your comments and hope to be seeing you on next time.

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Staying here for two nights. Hotel is on a major shopping area with one side a total pedestrian walk and a small street on the other. Might be hard to get to with most taxis. I got a taxi from the immigration terminal that I thought was a mistake at first (380 RMB) about $60 American,but they picked me up in a new car and took me directly to the front door. Hotel staff is nice. I got room 1215 on the Exec floor facing the street. VERY NOISY. Then at 11pm everything closes but all night construction across the way was so noisy it was impossible to sleep. Asked for a room change which was not granted. Don't go if you dont like a noisy crowded area. Construction is going on now while I write this. Wait a few years. Staff is wonderful. Rooms are large American style rooms. Carpet is filthy as with most Chinese hotels.I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Vincent S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Dear Guest, Much grateful for your unvarying staying and thank you for taking time to write us a review. Your feedback is very important for us to ensure ongoing satisfaction to our valued guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

I have just arrived at Holiday Inn Shifu. After staying here before, it being close to area we need to stay, we made sure the booking included breakfast. BUT now they say that breakfast for 4 nights, 2 people, we must pay an EXTRA 828 rmb, around $200aud. It doesn't show up on the receipt that I have anything about breakfast, but I know that when I booked the room, the main thing I checked when paying, was that breakfast be included. I requested non smoking room, room smells of cigarette smoke.

The hotel is nice in reception area, the room is clean and spacious, apart from stink of cigarette smoke.

Asked about late check in (4 hrs), they want half a night extra money, which I think is a bit steep.

The staff are helpful, but really I think we have been a bit ripped off.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Vincent S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Dear Guest,Thank you for staying at Holiday Inn Guangzhou Shifu. We apologize for the inconvenient and upset experience that you had during the period. Necessary training is provided to the entire team to improve the service. We appreciate your views regarding your stay, and look forward to serving you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Stayed here with a friend for two nights in late December. Ample space in the deluxe room that we booked. Service was fine, except for the slight lapse at check-in. We arrived after 3pm, with a confirmed booking that we made over a month prior to arrival. So it was a little puzzling when we were told that our room wasn't available as the room had yet to be cleaned following the late check-out of a priority member. Eh... isn't late check-out on request? If so, why should the next guest with a booking confirmed over a month ago be made to wait? To be fair, the frontdesk staff were apologetic and worked to get the room ready in about half an hour. The hotel's location -- near a buzzling pedestrain shopping area, though yet still quiet enough for a good night's sleep -- was fine. Proximity to food joints, including those that serve up local breakfast fare, and also to spots like Shamian Island and Qingping market, was a certain plus.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Vincent S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Thank you for your kind word. It is our pleasure to ensure a great stay and memorable experience for our guests, and many thanks for your valued feedback and encouragement to us. We would look forward to having you stay with us in a near future.

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou

Address: No.188 Di Shu Fu Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou 510140, China
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Region: China > Guangdong > Guangzhou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Guangzhou
#23 Luxury Hotel in Guangzhou
#25 Business Hotel in Guangzhou
#31 Best Value Hotel in Guangzhou
Price Range: £73 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou 4*
Number of rooms: 277
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou located in the historical cultural district of Liwan, where Guangzhou of yesteryear mixed with the today s vibrant modern age. In the midst of this hustle and bustle area, you will find a sanctuary in our hotel where you can unwind, recharge and be yourself in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. ... more   less 
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