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“The only place to stay in Guangzhou” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou

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Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou
Ranked #20 of 3,384 Hotels in Guangzhou
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
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98 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“The only place to stay in Guangzhou”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2010

Holiday Inn Shifu is a great hotel. Doesnt really look that good from the outside. But the lobby is pretty modern. The rooms are not Shangri la quality. But its a quarter of the price. The mall runs right along the hotel so its easy to go for dinner without worrying about taxis.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2010

Was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the hotel. Don't be fooled by the nondescript entrance on the ground floor. Lobby is on the 4th floor which though not opulent is modern and elegant. Room is well-appointed, immaculate and HUGE, and looks as if it has just been renovated. Breakfast range was extensive with cook-to-order stations. Quality of the food was good. Not sure if it's the design of the cafe or the time of the year but the cafe was not crowded in all the 4 days that I was there, allowing one to enjoy the breakfast at a leisurely pace without having to jostle with badly-behaved tour groups or screaming kids and babies. Location is perfect, if you are into shopping. The shopping street (closed to vehicles) is just around the corner with lots of restaurants and retail shops. Also saw a cinema but did not have time to check it out. The nearest subway station is about 10 minutes on foot. You can also walk from the hotel to Shamian Island, an oasis in crowded, noisy Guangzhou, with charming colonial buildings criss-crossed with green pathways. The only disappointment was the gym in the hotel. Equipement was old and outdated. And there's hardly any range to speak of. In all other respects the hotel is a gem.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PaulLimsg
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2010

Having just stayed at a high end hotel in Hong Kong for a wedding, I was terribly impressed when I arrived at this hotel. In comparison to the HK hotel, the room was huge!! I travelled with 2 other people and the whole room accommodated 3 beds + a study table + sofa + amenities with plenty of space to move around. The washroom was huge as well.

I often travel within Canada/US and I was just floored in awe at how this hotel room was so spacious. Equivalent approx price per night: $100 USD/CAD

A little bit odd considering that the lobby actually starts on the 4th floor of the building... probably they're doing work on building restoration/preservation on the 2nd/3rd floors. The reception staff was inviting and very friendly. And the overlooking view of Guangzhou from the hotel room was amazing.

Beds and linens were clean... it felt just like home. I did not get a chance to try out the hotel restaurant but it looked pretty good.

Too bad the business center was not free. I wish they had free internet but I believe it costs about 1 RMB/min (ok, so in the grand scheme of things that's not a lot.... but free would have been nice)

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dracore
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New Delhi, India
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2010

It was my 2nd stay at the Holiday Inn Shifu. Both trips had been during the Canton fair and though the room rates had shot up during that period the stay was very good.

The rooms are nice and spacious , the service is very good and access to the executive lounge is great. The bell boy helped with getting me a sim card to use and that was great. The shuttle services both going and coming to the Canton fair was great and very comfortable. Most of the people staying here at the time were Americans or Europeans and the staff was extremely cordial with everybody.

The shopping street just behind the hotel was a great place for some bargain shopping and had several branded stores offering good deals too. Spent some time there absorbing the local atmosphere and it was nice.

The spread at breakfast was great and kept me going through most of the day at the fair. The executive lounge is highly recommended and once you get back to the hotel after a full day of walking at the fair the beer and snacks are very welcome. Also its a good place to exchange notes with other associates and visitors from different regions of the world.

Overall a great experience and though the prices were a bit on the higher side I don't see myself going anywhere else while in Guangzhou in the near future.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank gauravbhagat
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Amsterdam
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2010

I stayed at the hotel for 4 nights. For the price I was really amazed by the size and quality of the room. Prior to my arrival I emailed the concierge to arrange some flowers for my girl friend - they arranged it beautifully. All in all, I can really recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MRKAmsterdam
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Bologna, Italy
Level Contributor
43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2010

stay in this hotel since 6 years for visits in the area and for the Canton Fair. loacted in a real chinese shopping area, this hotel is always a good place to stay: clean and with all business features.
Easy to reach by taxi or with subway (10 minutes walking distance). good value for money.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank KenBologna
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Kolkata
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105 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2010

This Holiday Inn is located at probably one of the best spots in Guangzhou. Was a little disappointed when our car turned into an almost disappointing alley and we saw the Holiday Inn hotel . You take the elevator to fourth floor and it's wonderful. The lobby is large, brightly lit with an ATM . The persons at the reception are friendly , speak excellent English and willing to go that Extra Mile. The rooms are large and spacious , breakfast buffet is exciting .Internet comnnection is free

As you exit the hotel you turn left into a delightful street , lit up with colourful shops (essentially a walking street) , reasonably priced shops lovely food and with a carnival atmosphere - an amalgamation of the old and contemporary .

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank KiranNair
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou

Property: Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou
Address: No.188 Di Shu Fu Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou 510140, China
Phone Number:
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
#20 Luxury Hotel in Guangzhou
#25 Business Hotel in Guangzhou
#26 Best Value Hotel in Guangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou Hotel Guangzhou
Holiday Inn Guangzhou
Guangzhou Holiday Inn

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