This is a large and locally managed 5 star hotel in Xiaoshan, and it was a real surprise. Refined, warm hospitality throughout (except the pool, more on that later), nice rooms, and excellent facilities made for a very pleasant 10 day stay for our group.
The room was clean and featured a very comfortable bed and soft linens, nice see-through bathroom, and good work desk. The internet was sometimes slow and unreliable, but at least it was free. English TV channels were limited to CNN, HBO, Showtime, National Geographic, Discovery, and ESPN.
We tried the Japanese restaurant in the hotel, which had very good sushi although it was overpriced. The steakhouse was VERY overpriced and had virtually no customers every time we walked by it. There is a Pizza Hut around the corner, but other eating establishments outside the hotel required a 5-10 minute walk. The subway is currently being constructed outside the hotel which made getting around somewhat inconvenient. The breakfast buffet was good although not the best I've ever had. There is a decent selection of Western and Chinese choices, and the Chinese choices were generally much better. The breads and muffins were stale, indicating that they are not very popular and are recycled from the last few days.
Health facilities: the glass-walled gym could use a renovation but it has a decent selection of weightlifting equipment and cardio machines. The indoor pool is the only black spot in an otherwise excellent hotel. It is a 25 m Olympic-style pool in a spacious skylit room, which sounds good on paper but it is frequently crowded with lap swimmers and the changing facilities are dirty and moldy, with a harsh attendant barking orders at you about how to open and close the lockers and where to put your slippers.
If you're not a swimmer, the New Century Grand Hotel is a great choice for business stays in the Xiaoshan area. It is a large and bustling hotel but the well-trained staff took great care of you, smiling and greeting you and in the lobby, hallways, and restaurants. Note that there are two New Century hotels in this city; this one is called the New Century Grand hotel, the other one is merely the New Century hotel (4 star).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Short DescriptionThe five-star Hotel in a height of 218 meters is the tallest tower in Hangzhou. The hotel is located in Xiaoshan Central Business District The hotel has 700 rooms.Detail DescriptionNew Century Grand Hotel Hangzhou is located in Xiaoshan Central Business District only 23 Kilometers drive to Xiaoshan International Airport and a stone’s throw at the express way. The hotel is within 30-minute drive to the West Lake, 44 kilometers to the historic city Shaoxing, and 150-minute drive to the metropolitan Shanghai and the port city Ningbo.The hotel has 700 luxury guestrooms of various types. The toilets in all the guestrooms adopt French glass window. You can watch TV directly in the toilets. With Rain Forest sprinkler and Hansgrohe bathroom facilities, the updated guestroom articles will provide you a comfortable stay. Besides, an office area is specially set up in the guestroom with office desk, fax machine, broadband access and various office supplies for the convenience of your business activities.There are all kinds of restaurants and bars such as four seasons, Café Mediterranean, montarcino grills, I ma ri qi janpanese suchi, rose garden bar, lounge bar, cook fun restaurant and clubhouse in the hotel.The famous kitchen chefs always offer our guest variable gastronomies such as hang cuisine, canton cuisine, royal palace bird’s nest, shark fin and abalone and different country style western foods as well.Fitness Center which offers a superior array of outdoor and indoor sports and leisure activities with our exceptional service.It is equipped with the world top-grade LIFEFITNESS fitness facilities and provided with various fitness items like aerobics, strength exercise, free weight lifting, etc. Location: 3Fonderful Times Club boasts items deluxe KTV boxes, show bar, and reflexology room, perfect for your relaxation, therapy, and indulgence. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- New Century Grand Hangzhou