Stayed 10 nights from Oct 16. Buffet still excellent value (108rmb for inhouse guests), tried the new Casa Ramada buffet which is same price but food not of the same quality. Thankfully now the restaurant is completely non-smoking. Front desk staff very helpful as is housekeeping and room service. Gym still tired and bereft of equipment but had a great head and foot massage in the Spa.
The Brewery (bottled beer 35rmb, micro-brewed 48rmb/pint - can recommend the pilsener) still popular though Alice's Bar has reopened under a new owner and near the Ramada is a new bar called Rossie's - the name of the Aussie owner.- 25rmb a bottle. Coopers (many varieties) is the only Aussie beer available itself but they have Heineken etc.
Big competition next year when the Shangri-La opens - will see how they respondMore