We stayed for two nights at this hotel as a family. We booked a twin room and a double room. We found the room sizes to be very good. All the amenities were provided - including TV, ethernet broadband, valet services, laundry service, luggage storage etc. I would have preferred wifi in the rooms but there is wifi in the lobby.
Everything was clearly labelled particularly the things not included in the room price. They provided a neat list of all the things in the minibar and their price, which is not something most chinese hotels do as they want their customers to accidentally spend money.
The staff were very professional and friendly but their english was not very good. It's much better if you can understand some basic mandarin.
The rooms were clean except the bit behind the toliet seat. Some of the towels had dust on them a looked like it had not been touched for a while. The mattress was very hard, which I gather is quite normal for chinese hotels. The carpet was slightly stained and both rooms had an faint smell at night which we really couldn't identify. It seemed to disappear if we opened the windows for more than 30 mins but then it would return once we closed them.
I recommend everyone who wants to stay here to bring silicon earplugs. The noise from the traffic in the streets below carries very far up and continues throughout the night. The actual rooms were quite sound proof.
The attached restaurant is very convenient and offers a nice variety of chinese dishes. They were obviously more expensive than you would get elsewhere in Tianjin but you can put the bill onto your hotel card and worry about it later.
The location is very central, but there is always a horrendous traffic jam during rush hour and it can be hard to get anywhere in a cab between 7-9am and 5-7pm. The metro station is about 10 minutes walk away but the stations are very limited and its much easier to see Tianjin via taxi than bus or metro.
In all I think this hotel is generally good, though its cleaniness could be improved upon.
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