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Filokypros Eveleos Country House (Tochni, Cyprus)

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Location Eveleos Country House is located in the countryside. In a picturesque old village with some nice views over the countryside. Limassol city itself is about 25 min drive. Closest beach called Governor is about 10minutes drive. It’s an ok beach, grey sand and power station close by but clear sea. However Ayia Napa area is better (white sand, nicer beaches and landscape) and that is about 1 hour drive. The local airport of Larnaca is about 30 minutes drive away. It’s really a location where a car is essential. The village does have a taverna but didn’t visit. Small old kind of Greek village, looks picturesque but little of anything after about half an hour walk around it. Room The room has some very good points but also major weaknesses. The family villa is a self catering with a kitchen & living room set up with a separate bedroom & bathroom. The living room has a real authentic Cyprus character about it, wooden furnishings and ceiling with stone kitchen unit etc and it is quite cosy. Clean & decent electric stove, oven with pans & plenty of plates, kitchen & tableware. There is a kettle & coffee brewer but no filters offered or unsure how to use it since there is no explanation how to use anything in this hotel. However they kindly provide a loaf of bread, some small butters in the fridge, eggs & bottle of water. This is what your breakfast is. A nice wooden table for two to eat from, small simple sofa (can be folded out into a bed) & coffee table. The decor is nice with an old rural feel. They even provide candles, mosquito plugs, some books & playing cards in the drawers. The TV however is old & has a separate satellite unit - after an hour of trying to understand how to use it, I gave up. Since no details of how to use the remotes is offered. Shame as I like to check out local TV but actually I think from talking to other guests, its just decoration and has no use. They all had same issue. The bedroom is quite nice with a four poster firm bed but the bedding is disappointing with scratchy un-soft sheets. Lamps and plug sockets close by. Plus a desk & old nice wardrobe with a small safe. AC unit is offered in both rooms. The bathroom is a combined bath & shower but water was not that hot. Bring Your Own amenities since they offer nothing to shower with, only soap dispenser for hands which was not nice to shower with and at the price I didn’t expect to bring any body soap. I mean even cheap old rubbish ibis hotels in Europe offers shower gel dispenser in addition to hand soap but not here. Whilst the room essentially looks great, cleanliness is an issue. Whilst I never have noticed cob webs in any of the 200+ places I have stayed at, this room was very noticeable. Cob webs in every corner and ceiling noticeable when your showering or at the desk. I have arachnophobia so didn't sleep well. Plus plenty of insects in room & generally didn't give a great impression. For the price paid, given that it’s not at the beach and eighty pounds a night, I think they could be a little more effort to cleanliness & include at least a soap for showering! Facilities WiFi was good & worked well. There is a nice infinity pool which was busy during day & on my visit was two older men in thongs - not a pleasant sight! Obviously car parking is offered & the bread and eggs is in your room is basically the breakfast offering. Staff Following so many reviews from 1-5 star accommodations, this is the first place where there is no staff. When I arrived a neighbour pointed out the letters on the door with guest names. This explains WiFi password but lacking in detail as to where the room is. Ended up walking around the building asking other hotel guests since directions confused me. I would suggest a map! They do offer a number to call though. However during whole stay arriving and leaving at lunchtime there was no staff presence at all. Overall the room has an authentic character & choose it based on reviews but disappointed because basically no tv works, room is full of cobwebs, Scratchy bedding & no decent soap to shower with, plus no staff to talk to. Perhaps I am being too picky but still at the rate they charge, one can get a hotel by the beach etc .. whereby you wouldn’t need to hire a car!
[geo_mashup_map enable_scroll_wheel_zoom="false"] 14, Plakas str, Tochni 7740, Cyprus
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Capsule Hotel Rex Inn (Kawasaki, Japan)

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Location This capsule hotel is located very central to the city of Kawasaki entertainment area - many pachinko places (the Japanese version of fruit machines), bars and restaurants plus across the road is a huge mall. From HND airport it takes about 15 minutes on the Keikyu Main Line, if direct. The station is Keikyū Kawasaki Station in which is about 10 minutes or so walk from the capsule hotel. As you exit into Kawasaki, you come out by a taxi stand, cross the main road and walk right for about 500 metres you will find it. The hotel is opposite a hospital if you need to ask for directions. Capsule This was my first experience in staying in a plastic capsule, mine did not have a TV but a fan. This I thought is a good idea as i can't sleep if i am too hot, but when the shutter is down it simply circulates the warm air because of lack of ventilation, though a very small and weak AC vent. In terms of space there is a small side table on one side of the wall, ideal only for a phone or small book. There is also a plug socket right next to your head! Plus a unit for dimming light and alarm clock radio. Since capsules are not allowed to be locked there is a small wooden shutter to pull down for privacy but even with fan on I felt very hot. The bedding is quite hard and the pillow was unusually hard, as it was a traditional Japanese rice pillow. My capsule was on the top row, with small steps to get down between capsules. Going to the toilet in the middle of the night is quite a challenge since it is hard to see the steps and jumping down would be noisy; likely to wake other guests. The system at the hotel works that you leave your luggage in a locker two floors up, they provide towels for the spa and a t-shirt & shorts as pyjamas. Be wary the lockers are quite small so my bag, which is the largest you can use for carry on, was hard to fit in. You cannot leave items inside your capsule unattended since they are not lockable and to avoid repeating journeys you should grab what you need with you for sleeping in one shot. I brought my laptop in the aim to do some work but it simply is too uncomfortable to use with the size of the capsule - it was ok to sleep with laptop on side against wall but I wouldn't recommending bringing much. I am not claustrophobic but definitely don't go if you are. My other advice is to bring ear plugs but if not, the hotel does sell them in the lobby shop. My whole floor of 30+ capsules seemed full and some loud snoring can make it hard to sleep. Though its excellent value for money the sleep comfort factor was not great, I simply felt too hot after about 5 hours of sleep and even after opening the shutters felt hot but it was an experience that needed to be done. Facilities The hotel offers free WIFI that worked in most places of the hotel. On every floor of the 8 storey building is a small room with sofa and TV and ever other floor has a dedicated well ventilated smoking room. The locker room have Pachinko machines (fruit machines) plus massage chairs and even washing and drying machines. Each floor also has a toilet with 2-3 washlets but for showers, its all very communal on the top floor at the traditional Japanese spa. There is a hot dry sauna with a TV inside, three pools, one freezing, great after the sauna, and others are hot with one of the two outside. For new comer westerners, be aware its all very naturist. There are many sinks around the room with showers and small seats, which offer free toothbrushes and razors, shaving gel and full large bottle of shampoo, conditioner and liquid soap. On one of the floors is a cafe that serves simple Japanese food plus vending machines. On the same room are a line of reclinable chairs in front of TV's for relaxing after a hot sauna and an area with desks to work from with a mini library, mostly manga. On the ground floor pre-reception are shoe lockers since you cannot bring your own shoes in, resulting in everyone walking around bare foot or in their own slippers. There is a small snack shop as well as items like ear plugs. Staff The staff are polite enough though they don't speak much English. The Rex Inn is really for Japanese business men sleeping off a hangover or staying at a cheaper place. Its not that foreigner friendly, there is no guide or much information given when checking in. I did feel a bit alien here since I seemed to be the only non-Japanese. However considering the guests are all in close proximity, no-one talks to each other so I guess this is cultural. However, for £22 it was very reasonable and alongside the spa offered good value for money. I doubt I will stay at here again if I was in need of a decent rest.
[geo_mashup_map enable_scroll_wheel_zoom="false"] 6-8 Ogawacho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki 210-0023, Kanagawa
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Capodichino International Hotel (Naples, Italy)

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Location Located about 10 min's walk or 300 or so metres. Just follow road in front of airport straight until you get to second roundabout and turn right, walk to the end , then turn left. You will see a pizza place and roads signs show hotel. The area at 11pm definitely felt sketchy, walking past a needle bin etc. Hotel has door bell to vet undesirables an huge fence so is safe. It is close to airport. Wouldn't recommend walking with large bags, pavements are sometimes quite thin. There seems to be the odd shop, restaurant but not much else. Hotel is right next to major highway and despite the double glazing you can hear the cars through the night. Room Room 94 had obviously been recently renovated as the main hotel corridors had unsightly building materials everywhere. The room is oddly shaped, though spacious but poorly thought out. Bed is very firm double bed but no bed side tables, instead a shelf behind with two side light, but you can not reach them lying down and have to get out of bed to get turn them off. There are plugs there though each side. Plus a safe but no key to open it or clock, a telephone does exist though for wake up calls. A luggage rack faces bed as does a TV high on the wall, which has many channels but only non Italian is a French Channel that i could find after going through about a 100 channels. A desk also faces bed with a unusual ladies dressing table chairs, covered in fabric, plug sockets exist and also a table lamp with kettle and tea and coffee. A mini bar is underneath and has a prosecco, beer, 2 waters and a soda but no price list. There is a sort of mini hall way by door which has the large wardrobe though empty and a central AC unit oddly above but it does not face the bed so found it hard to cool the room quickly. You cannot open the windows either. The bathroom is quite spacious and offers a bath tub with hand held shower cord and some screens- shower is of good pressure. Amenities include a razor, toothbrush, hairdryer and some sachets of soap and shower gel. Overall the room was rather clinical and at the same time strange colours of curtain and bedding in contrast to wall colours, a nice photo of naples bay is above the bed though, but would be nice to look at it when lying in bed. Other than that I like to turn off lights without getting out of bed but no chance in this room, also a A/C facing the bed in heat of naples would be better thought out. There is also no hotel guide, tv guide or any information. Facilities WIFI is free and worked fine but the password is on back of the key-which powers room- so you have to pull out to get- why not have a sign in the room etc?, there is a small pool outside but did not use this. Breakfast is complimentary and is quite nice, warm sweet chocolate or cream croissants are offered. There are no lift's either in the adjoining building that I stayed at. Staff Staff at check-in was ok, spoke English well and quite clear with instructions- in the morning staff was pleasant and did invite me for breakfast during check-out. Overall it was over priced for so called 4 star hotel which is more like 3 star. The noise of the road is heard though you will sleep. Also the AC is slow to cool down the boiling room at 11pm which took over an hour. The bed is also very firm and woke up with back ache. Yes its close to the airport but walking is not that comfortable and as mentioned road is busy outside and noisy.
[geo_mashup_map enable_scroll_wheel_zoom="false"] Viale Comandante Umberto Maddalena, 35, 80144 Napoli, Italy
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The Concourse Hotel at Los Angeles Airport (Los Angeles, California)

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Location The hotel is located within the airport, adjoined to the airport car park Quikpark. It takes about 5-10 minutes to get from airport, depending on the time of day and terminal. They offer a free shuttle- a purple bus called Quikpark. It goes every 15 minutes 24 hours a day. There isn't anything within walking distance of hotel to go to since the main roads to airport surround hotel. It's probably one of the closest hotel's to actual airport. Room Room was disappointing for the price paid because of the condition, scrapes on one of the walls, as well as bath. The window was also covered in plastic due to some refurbishments happening so no view. Besides this a king size bed with one bed side table is offered, it is quite comfortable Hyatt bed- though nothing on Sheraton and Sofitel. Simple lamp and alarm clock. Facing the bed is a large simple desk - ok for working but not if you need more than one plug socket. The chair though is quite comfortable. A large fridge exists but nothing in it- despite mandatory $75 deposit. A small coffee machine is offered but no bottle water. There is a large LG TV which offered plenty of choices of US cable, but hotel fails to offer any kind of TV guide- in fact there was not even a directory in the room- only an in room dining menu. A decent luggage rack and mirror is next along. There is a large wardrobe but sliding the door open, grinds hard against the bottom- in need of some maintenance. There is a ironing board but don't expect a safe. The bathroom is even more simple and quite ugly because the combo bath tub/shower has paint coming off the enamel. They do offer some SPA amenities which includes tubs of Shampoo, Conditioner and Body lotion- but only a soap for showering, if your like me and don't like soap because of how it dries you up- then bring your own shower gel. They did surprisingly include a medium size tube of Colgate Total (biggest toothpaste I have seen in any hotel) but no toothbrush. There is a controllable AC on wall- just dials. It worked ok. There were some plus near the bed. My stay was short late arrival/early departure but I needed the rest between transit flights. Overall the room felt uncomfortable- especially as the windows were covered, I know this is temporary due to refurbishments but still they should warn you at reception incase you suffer claustrophobia. The price paid ($200) they at least could offer a bottle of water for coffee machine and the room was in worse state than some Day's inn I've stayed at- it needs a coat of paint on walls and in bath, plus the track on the wardrobe needs to be fixed. Also surprised a safe is not offered. Would not stay here again. Facilities There is free WIFI - no password but multiple devices, that did work well. There is a restaurant, 24 hours room service and a cafe/bar (that looks very much like a bar at the airport) with some sandwiches/soft drinks in open fridge. Food to be fair was quite nice- they do a good Chicken Quesadilla. I think they may offer star bucks coffees. There is no leisure facilities that I noticed but without a hotel directory in room, who know what the hotel offers. Staff Staff at reception did offer a quick check-in but very scripted robotic dialogue. Staff at the bar were much more upbeat and personal. For value for money this was one of the most disappointing hotels I have stayed at, and should have stayed a bit further out and saved some of money. There are much cheaper but better hotels only a mile down the road also with frequent bus services. This hotel just has the Hyatt associated name which is what makes it attractive but at the same time more disappointing.
[geo_mashup_map enable_scroll_wheel_zoom="false"] 6225 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, United States
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Ramada Moscow Domodevovo (Moscow, Russia)

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Location About 5-10km away, around 15 -30 minutes drive (due to current construction on roads). Hotel is in a small town/village with a factory next door. Not much else in area, there is a Russian restaurant and wood plus apparently some shops but did not see. The free shuttle bus runs every hour until I think 4pm then its on request etc (call them and they will bring it). I arrived lunchtime and flight left next day so ventured into Moscow, it takes hotel to red square 1 hour and 15 minutes, via airport, airport train (45 minutes) & metro- so it is do-able if you have extended transit. However I would prefer to stay in city Room was on 5th floor and was rather odd, a big square spacious and almost empty room with a double bed, quite comfortable not too soft and a small spring single bed- not sure why this was out as I was sole guest- perhaps they thought I might be planning a 3 some!! The room offered a large TV that faces the bed, over 50 channels - some English, Japanese, Chinese- good variety. A desk is offered to work from which was convenient and mini bar is below and includes mainly liquor miniatures but some soft drinks, M & M's and nuts. There is a large wardrobe with a safe inside- that is large enough for laptop but is not fixed & can lifted up. The room also offer a chair, like in a hospital, bland and upright- so comfort chair to watch TV. The room offers plenty of power plugs (all Euro) and various lights- mainly lamps- but no dimmers of reading lights. It very much a 1990's fit. While spacious, the wooden furniture, beige walls make this feel like an old room at a premium old peoples home room- not sure about Russia but definitely UK/USA. The room offers A/C dials The bathroom is also spacious and offers a bath and shower combo, with bidet and large sink. Amenities are all Ramada and extensive except no body lotion is offered. Also rather tight is only one water bottle is offered. Finally for a quick one night between flight this room is fine and functional but on international standards of airport hotels even 3-4 star in US, very average, bland and dull. Facilities I was given a WIFI password which was free but not sure if this is standard as another company paid for my stay. The WIFI was of ok speed, does drop but is adequate when working. The hotel offers a small gym with cardio and weights in the basement, as well as a large Sauna and billiards rooms. It has ridiculous times only open from 11am to 11pm. Yes its late but most people may want to work to before their flight, yet one has to check out at 12- so basically I felt it was deliberately offered late so passengers can't use this in the morning. The food outlets include one restaurant and room service, plus a lounge bar. The room service menu consists of 70% liquor and Alcohol menu and about 20% food. I called them and they couldn't speak English so hung up on me- surprising for an international hotel. Food did arrive eventually via reception, but they don't even offer a tray and salt and pepper with a burger. Breakfast was ok, nothing special but choices were better than another Russian hotel I stayed at. Staff Staff are reception are not particularly enthusiastic with slow check-in/check out but did speak English well- some female staff do smile though and make effort. When asked about Moscow direction, just handed forms so effort for any advice of transfers with trains etc. The bus driver speaks no English (and is glum yet loves his Please tip sign in his van- if pilots are onboard they are prioritised and taken to their area (separate to main airport first) regardless if you are late for your flight. As mentioned restaurant staff don't speak English which is rather bad for Ramada to hire this for an international chain at a major airport like DME, even Ramada in Ulan Bator spoke all spoke English well- despite less international passengers coming thru. Overall the hotel is weak, perhaps it is number one in DME because no competitor international big chains are there & they are clearly complacent with it. The standard of service is the main issue. I would rather stay at a cheaper hotel in the city, since the airport train is very efficient- people in the city in shops and cafes, are more international can speak English and hold conversation. However the hotel is clean and quiet.
[geo_mashup_map enable_scroll_wheel_zoom="false"] ul. Ilyushina (Aviatsionnyy), 1 Б, Domodedovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia, 142007
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City Rooms NYC (Manhattan, New York, USA)

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Location The hotel is located on 8th Avenue between 28th & 29th Street. Its about 2 blocks from Penn Station/Madison Square garden. About 15 minutes walk to time square. It is not that initially clear where the entrance is as its just a black door but it is next door to 7-Eleven. Also next door is a great deli and bars and restaurants are all over the shop. Room I had the "Madison Square Garden room" the cheapest room but still over $150 a night. The room was very small I recon 3x3 metres. It offered clothes hooks, a large fridge (like full size, bigger than most 5 star hotels) a large easy to use safe for laptop, a open metal bar clothes hanger and a very noisy mobile but very new A/C unit. There was a wooden former bottle box screwed into the wall - used as a make shift shelf, a small spot light also existed. The bed, a bunk bed was actually quite comfortable and enjoyed sleeping again on the top floor. I think this room is reasonable space for one person only but definitely very small for two, with luggage there would be no floor space. Facilities Toilets and Showers are located on each floor. Whilst the showers are spacious, the toilet rooms are very tight with barely enough room to close door, I am not even that large and had to sit side ways on the bowl as the door is just a cm from end of toilet. Shower rooms though offer a sink and worked fine with fixed wall amenities of generic shampoo and shower gel. Two towels are offered in the room. WIFI is free and worked well throughout the building. There is a basic water machine and coffee machine in the reception area. Staff The two staff I encountered, male and female at reception were very nice and very helpful. They seem to have a relaxed hostel atmosphere about them and were most helpful with directions. The staff were definitely the strength of this place. Overall the place is clean and is as basic as one gets but for some new visitors this is well situated close to mid town area on a budget. However from someone that used to live in Manhattan and stays here frequently, I wouldn't return to city rooms, despite the staff being exceptionally nice (& feel bad saying I wouldn't come back) -I felt it was way over priced for what you get ($150 a night- you can find a hotel in Manhattan even down by the east village that offers more space in the room, a TV and sink (see my other reviews). Whilst the owners have made some effort with the NY themed decor rooms and like their style- its all new and clean, I still think the rate is just too high, at least a TV should be offered and some personal soap etc..just like I have experienced for less money in other hotels in Manhattan.
[geo_mashup_map enable_scroll_wheel_zoom="false"] 368 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001, United States
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Mai Charming Hotel (Hanoi, Vietnam)

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Location Located in the old quarter on the main street. From the airport it takes about 45 minutes and a taxi will cost no more US$20. Mixture of shops, some clothes, random shops, tour companies and the odd bars/street food places in the vicinity, overall a good location for sight seeing. Room The shoe box size room cost £15 per night & includes breakfast. However at that price you get a interior inside room with no window & poor ventilation I can't say I enjoyed staying in this room. While it was clean, it was not a comfortable experience especially if you suffer from claustrophobia. The double bed was rock solid, one of the hardest mattress I have ever slept in (similar to lying on a yoga mat on the floor) and as a result found it hard to sleep. A/C is right above the bed and found it seemed to be either super cold or not on, whereby the room gets very hot. Despite this the room has some decent features. There was a wardrobe for clothes, an easy to use safe, a large flat screen TV with many channels conveniently in front of the bed. A small table with a mirror and a decent amount of power plugs. Small kettle and tea facility as well as two complementary bottles of water was generously offered. The bathrooms was of good size and shower worked well- although very hot water. Amenities include small shampoo and shower gel as well as vanity kit- which for the price was generous. Overall I found this room very uncomfortable due to ventilation and AC issues. However I have stayed at many hotels and the room had some better amenities than even 4 star hotels such as tea/coffee facilities, safe, hair dryer etc.. This was the cheapest room they have and although it has a double bed, I certainly would not recommend more than 1 person stay here due to the bad ventilation and size of room. Facilities The hotel offers free but unreliable WIFI, I had to reset the in-room router twice. Breakfast was included which had limited items of which did not appear to look that fresh.They do though have a egg station. A SPA is offered on the ground floor but I did not use this facility. Staff Staff are like most of these small hotels in Hanoi, sincere warm & friendlier than you find in some 5 star hotels. The effort and enthusiasm to any requests was memorable and I really the strongest aspect of the hotel. Overall I would not recommend going for the cheapest room especially if you suffer claustrophobia and like a soft bed with a workable AC, but in terms of value for money it was better than staying in a hostel.
[geo_mashup_map enable_scroll_wheel_zoom="false"] 29 Hàng Bông, Hàng Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
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Bao Mai Resort (Sihanoukville, Cambodia)

“2
Location The hotel is located about 30-35 minutes from the airport. In the immediate area is very close to many alfresco dining on the street opposite, a few massage places and motorbike hire place that charges only $5 a day. Ochheuteal Beach is 3 minute walk across main road. Here you will find many restaurants, bars and where the main nightlife occurs, it is quite nice for dinners sitting on comfortable chairs on the beach with the barbecue service whilst watching all the fireworks and Chinese lanterns. However during the day the beach is full of hassle and child thieves (from what i hear- so leave valuables at the hotel). I would recommend being brave & hiring a bike and drive up to the hassle free and nice clean Otres 2 beach. Ochheuteal Beach during the night is a mixture of drunk back packers rocking to cheesy tunes with the beach walk full of subtle hookers and drug dealers but it felt relatively safe. Room The hotel room was rather simple and for the price paid - rather disappointing. Whilst it was large it had characterless decor and was rather generic and soulless. It also had many missing items that one would expect to pay at a £40 a night hotel in Cambodia. All other hotels I stayed at were a lot cheaper and had higher star rating. Though the double bed were adequately comfortable but its shame the cheap pillows aren't. They bed comes with a horrible itchy wool blanket which made no sense since it never gets cold there. Bed side tables exists with overhead bed lamps, light controls and plugs for two pin sockets although one plug did - have the full international sockets. There was a cabinet where the TV was on top- mostly Asian and local channels with I think National Geo and some news channels in English available. Underneath is a fridge but they don't provide mini bar. You get 2 free bottles of water everyday. The AC was badly positioned adjacent to the bed so it never felt that nice and cool in the room despite the temp set at 16 C. Had to sleep on top off covers but this was May. They provide a simple table for working on and say make up as mirror faces it. There is a wardrobe but only 2-3 coat hangers & no robe which I would expect to include for £40 a night hotel. An easy to use safe is annoyingly unsecured to the wall. The bathroom was of adequate size and includes a good working shower. The sink has some amenities that include shampoo mini bottle only, dental set and comb as well a soap. The toilet kept blocking. Towels were flimsy. The highlight of the room was though the balcony which offered a view of the pool- quite relaxing at night. Overall for the price charged, I thought it was way overpriced for the room when one compares to hotel in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. . Facilities The hotel offers WIFI that is secure and require a user/password (room number for both) but it's limited to one device. They have square pool- good size and temperature. A gift shop exists but a bit overpriced. Breakfast was the only meal I had and thus was included in the room rate, it was very disappointing. Eggs are just dripping in oil, bacon is greasy- OJ is like powered formula and Asian dishes which I normally like tasted ropey. Bread is also quite tasteless. There is also no staff service including for teas which again are limited & no fruit either. Overall one of the worse selections and quality of food. Staff Staff are ok - all were polite & some smiled & some made effort but not consistent. Found the nicest were the housekeepers whom always said hello. They did not seem that enthusiastic in general though & don't give much advice where to go or do. Overall I felt the room was way over priced with terrible food but the staff were nice.If your considering Sihanoukville, stay in Otres 2 Beach down the road which I found much more relaxing area.
[geo_mashup_map enable_scroll_wheel_zoom="false"] Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia
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Clover City Centre (Yangon, Myanmar)

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Location Perfect location for tourists to be in city centre area of Yangon. The hotel is located on a side street behind Shangri La hotel, there is plenty of shops, food outlets and Spa's close by. The Scott Market is a 3 minute walk away. The main train station is also not far and it takes about 45 minutes by taxi to airport in traffic. Room Room was disappointing. Whilst it try's the white boutique look, it is rather small and dis functional. The bed though was very comfortable with the TV at angle from the ceiling requiring you to look up all the time- satellite channels include some English options. There is a table in the corner with a stool, it is not functional to work on a computer as the stool is more for make up etc.. But there is no mirror other than in the tiny bathroom or rather pointlessly behind the bed. There is also a safe - again not sufficient as detached & one can just pick it up and walk off with it. There is a fridge - no mini bar offered but two free bottled waters are provided. A kettle exists but only coffee sachets - no tea. The bed has no bed side tables and lighting is adequate but no nice dimmer options. The main issue I found is plugs- very poorly designed especially for large plugs. The reason is a switch is placed on the plug but big UK plugs cover this switch making it not fit in properly. Meaning it does not work because the plug covers the power switch- in about 150 hotels never seen such a bad plug design. The bathroom is very small, and the shower is just above the toilet area and falls to the same floor. The water was ok but design is poor- for instance toilet paper gets soaked easily. There is just fixed dispensers for shampoo and shower gel & toothbrushes are offered. For this price small bottles could be provided. Overall for the price & comparing to other hotel I stayed at in Yangon (hotel grand united) this was disappointing and as said dysfunctional. Facilities There is a restaurant on the ground floor in which looks more cafeteria than restaurant and only used for dinner - food comes in by delivery and the food quality was very good. Staff This is the best thing about this hotel, staff are friendly and helpful. Check-in and check-out was smooth. Door staff acknowledge you and open the door as well as housekeeping which are seen around the hotel on the staircases. Overall I found this hotel over priced & a room lacking functionality. It has the Bangkok suvhumvit rd influence in which try's to be boutique but has many faults with the design of the functionality of the room I would not stay here again.
[geo_mashup_map enable_scroll_wheel_zoom="false"] No.217, 32nd street.(upper block), Pabedan Township, Myanmar، 32nd St, Yangon 11181, Myanmar (Burma)
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Ibis Madrid Aeropuerto Barajas (Madrid, Spain)

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Location About 5-10 minutes drive from Madrid Barajas Airport in the town of Barajas. There is a free shuttle that pick you up from each terminal - every 30 minutes. Times are not well documented but I arrived at T4 at 845pm and bus arrived and left at 9pm. Within the area are a couple of bars, a mini supermarket and a petrol station- all useful for some snacks and cheap drinks. Room The typical Ibis room that is seen at all Ibis hotels in Europe. Adequate size room with a small open clothes rack and shelves, a small table with a chair to say work on a computer, also a phone and 2 plugs slot - 2 pin Euro only (in whole room)- limited if charging multiple devices. There is a small TV (21") that offers about 20-30 channels, all of which are Spanish cable but does include 1 French, 1 German and 3 English speaking channels (BBC, CNN, CNBC). The bed is quite comfortable and soft with two bed side lamps. There is also central A/C unit. The bathroom is same as seen at all IBIS hotels in Europe, standard shower with fixed bottle shower gel, hair dryer and 2 towels. Facilities WIFI is available free of charge. However signage in room says it is limited to 256KB then its 5 Euros for 24 hours. Its fine for checking emails but don't expect to be able to do much work online. There is a bar and restaurant downstairs where a burger costs around 11 Euros. I did not use so cannot comment. Staff Staff are ok, the best being the airport transfer bus driver whom was friendly. Front desk staff have a bit of a robotic attitude of get you processed as quick as possible without any dialogue & so miss details such as explaining the WIFI- had to return to get log-in despite it being free & shown on signage at reception. Overall if you are overnight between flights & want to save some cash (around 55+ euros a night) then IBIS does ok. Room was clean but a basic motel & wouldn't stay here any longer than I need to.
[geo_mashup_map enable_scroll_wheel_zoom="false"] Av. General, 49, 28042 Madrid, Spain
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Hotel Rainbow Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)

“2
Location Located basically in the heart of Kowloon. Best way to get there from HKG airport is to take airport express train to Kowloon, take free hotel transfer bus K1 get off at "Eaton smart" (last stop)- walk one block down to Saigon Street and Rainbow Hotel is located at end of street. It is fine if your bag has wheels on it as walk is less than 5 minutes. Within area- temple street market area is like 3 blocks away or 5 minute walk, Jordan station around 4 minutes down the street. The hotel is basically located on a side street that is quiet but in the centre of Kowloon - Jordan area shopping district. There is a 7 eleven on the street, plenty of Chinese shops, Pharmacies and Mc donalds a block away. Room Slightly disappointed with deluxe room, primarily because once you walk in there is marks all over the walls- the room needs a paint job and for the price paid was unacceptable- looks like a used apartment that had been occupied for a year and no-one bothered to repaint as marks all over the walls. Anyway besides this the room offered very simple bland decor, a very thin carpet but a nice desk with window view -not much to look at but nice natural light. The double bed was not that comfortable as was very firm mattress and did not sleep well. Around the bed are reading lights and a telephone but no alarm clock. There are though plenty of UK plugs around the bed. There is also a kettle with hotel branded tea (not very nice and cheap) and hairdryer. There was though no bottled water that 90% of hotels in HK, China and Taiwan offer. There was also a safe and open slotted wardrobe but limited space, could fit maybe 2 shirts. A mini fridge (no mini bar) empty yet they wanted $500 deposit which I did not understand as certainly the hair dryer and kettle were worth less than 10% of that. Lighting in the room was simple but the flexible bed mounted reading lights were the best feature. The bathroom offered a shower but no separate cubicle just a curtain separating from toilet so while bathroom floor gets very wet after a shower. Again amenities very tight at this hotel- fixed horrible (hand) soap dispenser used in the shower and only toothbrushes given out- towels though were ok. Bring your own shower gel and body lotion. Facilities WIFI is available and multiple devices can join secure network. Worked adequately fast but must have data restrictions as could not download a 100mb document for work for some reason. There is a restaurant on the 1st floor but apparently has nothing to do with hotel as sign indicated at reception- did not use this as no breakfast included in price. Staff Staff to be fair the best part of hotel as they were friendly when checking in and checking out. They allowed check out at 12 instead of 11- but I did arrive at 1230am. Overall would not stay here again- to me it feels like a apartment turned hotel but with bland furnishing, dirty walls and very restricted amenities- for the money paid in excess of hundred and twenty usd- was poor value. When I compare the hotel stayed at on Hong Kong island (Rhombus) which cost much less it had much more value for money and much better room. However it is well positioned if you want to be in Jordan Station area of Kowloon. It gets 2 stars for location and staff only.
[geo_mashup_map enable_scroll_wheel_zoom="false"] 23 Saigon St, Hong Kong
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Villaggio Turistico Internazionale La Plana (Catania, Sicily, Italy)

“2
Location About 10 minutes drive from the airport (€20 by taxi). Located right on the main beach strip- the area has some shops and within the "Village Compound" there is a restaurant and night club. You are also located right at the end of the runway so expect really loud aircraft noise- but that is minimal compared the noise coming from the "Afroclub" right in front on the beach as the base house music goes on till 5 and is very loud. Definetly the wrong location if you want to relax and sleep but good if you want to party all night. Room Possibly for the price paid - one of the worst rooms ever. Each room is a villa and looking at other hotel pictures on this site- I clearly had the worst deal. Immediatly as you open the door within 30cm is the end of the double bed (no room to breath let alone getting any luggage in) then one major fault is to get to the bathroom - there is a shelf with a TV (from the 1990's) on it that stick out- making it basically difficult to get to the bathroom. Within bathroom the shower, toilet is all on the same level - so water from the dirty looking shower goes everywhere. There was no real amenities - just a shampoo "sachet" and within the room an empty unplugged fridge. The A/C took about an hour to cool down the 3 by 3 metre room and was not that cold. It is also about a 5-10 minute walk from the entrance as all the villa's are spread out. Facilities WIFI password was given but within the 310-330 range of villas- you will not get any reception and is useless. There is a beach restaurant & snack bar which although had nice staff- it took ages to order and food was nothing special. There is a night club set up within the area and then a large night club called 'Afrobar" right in front on the beach- in front of the villa. Went for a beer- the set up is ok, a sort of run down cheaper version of Nikki Beach in Miami- but staff all looked 'high' and say nothing. The music is really loud for when trying to get to sleep. The actual beach was ok but little bit dirty- it is the main strip area though. Staff Staff were really nice during check-in and at bar restaurant staff were ok but the bar tender at the snack bar was really nice to chat to- speaks English well. Overall the purpose of my visit was to have a night close to the airport- it was completely the wrong place for this and from looking at Agoda got the impression it was a smaller quieter place. For the money paid the room was terrible and no WIFI. If you don't mind noise and are about 18 and wanna party then perfect. I wouldn't stay here again.
[geo_mashup_map enable_scroll_wheel_zoom="false"] Viale Presidente Kennedy, 47, 95121 Catania CT, Italy
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Idea Hotel Plus Milano Malpensa Airport (Milan, Italy)

“2
Location About 10 minutes drive from the airport - there is a pick up service from departures level exit 16 - it arrives at 10 past the hour- every hour- from 6pm to midnight. To get back it goes every half hour from hotel from 5am to 10am (but you must book as small van) then no service until 6pm. The van that picks up is hard to notice - a run down transit van with only a small sign saying Idea that picks up in outer lane from departure exit 16. At the actual hotel - its like a green belt with some parks and greenery-very quiet and slept well. There is nowhere to walk to or visit any shops/bar outside of hotel and you are basically on the other side of the runway. Room Unfortunately the first thing you notice when you enter the room is the black marks all over the white walls - room is in urgent need of a paint job. The room is simple and basically of a IBIS or Premier Inn quality. There was a bath shower combo with bidet next to toilet and very limited amenities - just body wash hotel branded and soap, shower cap. The room had two double beds with one pillow on each. As only person in room used both pillows but would be limited for two people with one pillow (in my opinion). There was a desk table combo - simple but close access to plugs and one can work, it had a lamp and a luggage rack which were all sufficient. Mini bar had some beers and soft drinks and one has the option of purchasing unlimited for 10 Euros. Lighting was ok with many spotlights by bed for reading and some artistic ball hanging lamps and a digital A/C that worked well. TV was full satellite but difficult to watch as menu is all in Italian. Decor wise it had a theme and with some art work (not a bland room). Facilities WIFI is shockingly chargeable at 7 Euros for 24 hours & worked well but believe it is only limited to one device as only one code is given. There is free internet in the lobby but only on their computers. There is a restaurant and cafe down stairs. Ordered a Lasagne which coming from England- was incredible and served nicely with bread. Breakfast was a little hit and miss- there was only some nice meats, cheese and breads- but rolls are quite dry (perhaps its an italian thing), some cereals and unappetising scrambled egg, hash browns and minimal 'tin' fruit- don't expect a full buffet but more the bare minimum - it was ok though when comparing to other European cheap hotels and pleased it was included- many don't. There is parking available at a charge as well. Staff Staff were ok but not terribly efficient, check in took almost 20 minutes as long line with only one staff member servicing, however was a nice guy and served quick. Helpful with information regarding visiting Milan. Check out was also very quick (booked with Agoda). Staff in the restaurant seemed serious but were nice and offered some recommendations when it came to dinner. Overall this is an airport hotel of a 2 star standard but room probably is just about 3 star- it served its part well for the price and was not too bad for a quick overnight stay with close air transfer (that I had) but would not use this as a base to stay to see Milan for a few days (take around 35 minutes by train to get to Milan). However area is quiet, room was ok and WIFI worked fine although think it should be free. Hotel just needs to consider a paint job as many marks although the rooms were presented clean.
[geo_mashup_map enable_scroll_wheel_zoom="false"] Via della Chiesa, 27, 21019 Case Nuove, Somma Lombardo VA, Italy
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Hotel Uzbekistan (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

“2
Location Located around 15-20 minute drive or 10km from Tashkent airport. It is located in the main business district on one side of the large roundabout that surrounds Amir Temur Square. Other than the square in which is worth a walk around with its grand statue and fountains there is little else in the vicinity in relation to shops and resturants, at least walking distance. However the main government conference centre is also located on the roundabout and is a very interesting looking building. Room The room is very basic 1-2 star international standards. There was a double bed which was just adequate level of comfort with pillow duvet set looking grand but not so comfortable. The room was clean but clearly old and has limited plugs for charging (had to unplug TV). There was a TV in which was a old style early 90's box TV with not that many channels- couldn't find any in English. A/C was quite noisy but worked adequately. Lighting is not great as old style nothing by bed side. Bathroom area was clean but quite old fittings with limited amenities - just basic shower gel and shampoo. Towel was poor quality and actually tore a little. However the room although dated was clean. Facilities WIFI is secure and worked fairly well- quite quick. There is a cafe and bar on the ground floor which only used to buy water (no water supplied complementary in room) food looked ok though and staff were friendly. Believe there is a gym and spa are but did not see/use. There is a also a gift shop for Uzbek traditional souvenirs. Staff Staff are very serious at reception ( no warm smile welcome) and some speak only basic English. However they are helpful but not the friendliest or felt approachable as hotel reception staff goes. However staff at the bar, who did speak English and bell boys were very friendly and welcoming. Overall stayed here because of brief work in the country and was sorted out by company doing work for. As was in and out of country was only here for a 7 hours twice within a week- just for a quick sleep. I would say i wouldn't choose this hotel for much longer than a night- its quite a bland atmosphere and rooms were not that convenient for business travellers such as limited plugs and no desk, with TV not much use to anyone other than from Uzbekistan.
[geo_mashup_map enable_scroll_wheel_zoom="false"] 45 Taraqqiyot ko'chasi, Тошкент, Uzbekistan
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Dazhong Airport Hotel (Pudong Airport, Shanghai, China)

“2
Location Located right between terminal 1 & 2 around 5-10minute walk from arrival/check-in of either. The maglev and metro entrance is right by the hotel entrance. There is also a food hallway with mainly fast food Chinese options but also KFC and a convenient store. It is the perfect location to be close to the airport for early flights. Room Room is very simple - stayed in North building formerly Motel 168 and so is the cheap motel side. There was a double bed - very firm & not that comfortable under my preference, a small chair with stains all over it. A glass table with kettle on it and some plugs and another chair. Two bottles of water are provided. Plugs in general offer all international options and include 3-4. There was a flat screen TV- basic clarity that includes all Chinese options other than BBC news and CNN. Lighting is ok with some reading light above bed & good natural light with large windows showing view of airport. There is no storage facilities- only coat hangers on clothes hooks. Certainly no fridge or safe. The bathroom was quite small and consisted of a shower in cubicle that worked ok, a large toilet and sink with large mirror- some amenities (such as toothbrush, comb, mini shampoo and shower gel) existed but don't look very appetising to use(bright pink neon coloured unbranded shower gel)- hair dryer does exist. The bathroom is quite dirty and well used with stains and scrapes on walls from age. Decor is kind of strange "modern meets tacky" simple design in which is trying to be an ibis but is far from it. There is A/C which can be manually changed and the window can be slightly but hardly opened - as others have mentioned it is fairly hot room. Also walls are thin so unfortunately you get to hear noise from 'couples' in other rooms. Facilities The room offers a LAN cable but no WIFI, internet is quite slow and LAN cable does not clip in properly so one can loose connection quite easily. The only place for WIFI is in reception area. There is also a bar on 8th floor between the two hotels but did not use. By reception there is also a convenient store that sells tacky souvenirs, drinks and pot noodles. Opposite this is a massage place but thought it is a little pricey for China with standard massage almost 400 Rmb. The hotel area's is very grubby, when walking to room the carpet is absolutely filthy (looks like they simply don't hoover or clean it). The room is better but still even at reception the counters are cracked and hotel is in desperate need of an update. Staff Staff are difficult to communicate with, they speak a basic level of English in which is surprising considering it is the airport hotel of the most international Chinese city, found better level of communication in city hotels like Hangzhou or Xian. Check-in and check-out is quite confusing as the process is from one counter to the other from check-in details to place a deposit and receive room key. When asked about late check-in of 30 minutes - told only 20 minutes otherwise you will be charged. There is no customer service at this hotel, which for the high price (55GBP) should be offered. Even when arriving in the room the toilet roll was half full & stayed 2 nights, it took a lot of effort and phone calls to get another roll- as they just simply can't understand English well. Overall this is great if you are staying here for the least amount of time, i.e arriving late and leaving early as it is most convenient to PVG, also the location offers some food outlets and maglev and metro are with a few minutes walk. However the hotel is over priced, no WIFI, staff are just not customer service orientated and the hotel is filthy and old. The cube hotel down the road is a much better option around the same price. I would to hope to never stay her again unless I have a very early AM connecting flight.
[geo_mashup_map] Dazhong Airport Hotel, 1515号 Zhongshan W Rd, Xuhui, Shanghai, China
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Hotel Ibis Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

“2
Location Hotel is located about 10-15 drive from Schipol airport, there is nothing in the immediate area other than McDonald's which is about 10 minute walk away. The shuttle bus comes every 20 minutes back and forth to the airport. Despite what other people are saying, I found the service fine but maybe I was lucky as the large coach was always there when I needed or at least 5 minutes later. It drops off and picks up right outside the right side of the exit of Schipol airport. Be warned the bus also shows Novotel on the side, they use the same bus in which to goes to afterwards. Room The room is your standard ibis room dingy with no luxuries but was ok, it was clean, quiet and had enough plugs and adequate lighting. The bathroom was quite Japanese hotel style as in a raised unit all very plasticky with a shower and toilet. Plenty of towels but no real amenities, only shower gel attached to the shower and soap by the toilet. There was a very small TV but controller didnt work, I believe you have to purchase a card and insert into the remote to use it. Wanted to check this but kept calling reception in which nobody answered in ten minutes. Facilities There are 3 restaurants I believe did not use any of them as decided to have dinner in Amsterdam after the horrendous trip advisor reviews about food, did not want to risk it. The only facility I used is WIFI in which is not secure but works fast. Staff Staff at reception were very nice upon check-in, it was smooth process as booking already made on Accor website. Nobody at reception though answers the phone in which is poor service. Overall the room was 64 Euros without breakfast and TV, which is expensive compared to most parts of the world but then again other nearby airport hotels were more. It is a simple hotel for one nighter only. Would have been 3 stars if the TV worked.
[geo_mashup_map] Hotel Ibis Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Schipholweg 181, 1171 PK Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
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Citrus Sukhumvit 13 (Bangkok, Thailand)

“2
Location Located down Soi 13, from Sukhumvit rd. Nana BTS Skytrain is around 15 minutes walk away. It is quite a walk down Soi 13, far when walking with large luggage and is best advised to get a Tuk Tuk outside of Station, the road is also not great as a walk way with high pavements bad for bags with wheels. Within the area there is supermarket and many massage places (highly recommend "The Silk Spa" for a very good quality and reasonably priced foot massage). Also 10 minute walk to Sukhumvit road where there is lots of restaurants, markets, shops and bars etc in close vicinity. Overall a good location but a longer walk from BTS sky train than anticipated. Room The room (604) was smaller than expected, a little poky with a small window by balcony. There is a large queen bed that is comfortable and clean. The TV and desk is quite small compared to other similar priced hotels in the area. The seat is more of a cushion on a bench and due to no other room to put the suitcase laid it on there. The bathroom has a strange open toilet area behind the shower..not viewable but would find uncomfortable if staying with someone. The shower is ok and again has a see-through window into the bed room.There is also a innovative control panel where one can control all the lights and dim from a touch pad screen, work well with lights, but not the TV function part of it - had to get up and turn TV off. One of the major lights, chandelier also didn't work and had to request bulb to be replaced (they should check). Overall the room decor is trying to be boutique and stylish, innovative but has many flaws and overall was not so comfortable or practical. It was disappointing from what was expected when booking this hotel from the photos. Facilities There is a restaurant on the basement. Was not well during stay so ordered room service, Pad Thai came quickly and tasted ok. There is a pool on the roof but more of a paddling pool (wouldn't be able to swim as such) the whole area on the roof is very small maybe enough room for 3-4 couples. It all tries to look very cool with modern decor but looks non functional. Staff Staff at the front door, security and concierge all seem very friendly and nice. Staff at the front desk however are the opposite and seem quite incompetent. Took ages to check-in even though room was pre-paid, kept trying to check-in other people at the same time, causing everyone to wait. No welcome drink as experienced at other close by hotels such as Skyy. Ordered a taxi night before to got to Makassan station, she put it in her book as a note and when checking out asked if taxi is ready (expecting it to be with notice of night before) she just runs out to the front asks security to get taxi, a taxi comes then drives off after finding out destination. When I complained that I booked it she said we can only confirm it if you pay 500 baht (??) never mentioned this night before. Also was quite rude, told her that I didn't use mini bar but still had to wait (10 minutes) until they got another staff member to check (even though they had CC details on file). Overall rudest reception staff especially in a country that has the highest level of hospitality. Would not stay here again, too far from station (like to be able to walk to hotels easily), room was disappointing and frosty service from reception.
[geo_mashup_map] Citrus Sukhumvit 13, 22 Sukhumvit Soi 13 Bangkok, 10260, Thailand
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Jinhai Lanwan Club Hotel (Sanya, Hainan Island, China)

“2
Location Located on a beach road, about 2 minutes walk to the actual beach. There are various Chinese fish restaurants in the vicinity and bars on the beach playing karaoke. A large supermarket is around 3 minutes walk away. Airport is around 30 minutes away by taxi. Hotel is hidden up a lane between a restuarant and shop..not the most aesthetically pleasing entrance as spotted a rat at night in the area. Luckily though stayed on 5th floor. Room Room is large, one massive rectangular room with shower and toilet inside separated only by glass screen on bed facing side. The room has a low lying double bed in which you can feel the springs and is not so comfortable. A large sette on one side and a huge 50 inch TV. There is also a basic table on one side. The room has glass windows either side (with sealed curtains), with one side a balcony facing opposite side of sea. Other side is a small outdoor area with straw coches private for room holder. Outside of this is a large terrace/balcony that faces the sea, this is shared with two other rooms on the top floor. Room was clean and plenty toilet amenities with good working shower( although designed badly with water getting on floor and toilet seat. Plugs & lighting is limited but in general room & balcony were clean. Air Conditioning and TV is difficult to use unless you understand the Chinese on the remotes. Facilities The hotel does not have any restaurant that I could see. WIFI is free which is a plug given to you at reception and works fine in room. There is a good working elevator. Staff Staff do not speak English whatsoever and needed to call booking.com to translate. However although didn't understand what was being said they were kind and enthusiastic while helpful. One staff paid for taxi and came with me to ATM machine as hotel only accepts cash. Overall only stayed here one night but room was spacious and cheap with free WIFI. However a real Chinese only place.
[geo_mashup_map] Jinhai Lanwan Club Hotel, No.33 Haipo Resort, Sanyawan Road, Sanya, China
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Days Hotel Beijing New Exhibition Centre (Beijing, China)

“2
Location The hotel is located around 10 minute drive from Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital airport in a shared office block. By Taxi don't expect to pay more than 20RMB although there is a free shuttle bus (which you have to call to come) but went for immediate taxi as November was too cold to wait outside for bus to arrive. The exhibition centre is close by and hotel next to a main highway, there isn't much to walk to in area other than the odd restaurant. However it is perfect if you need to be close to the airport and don't wish to pay high prices. Room I stayed here twice in a week as I was flying in and out. The first stay I booked cheapest option on Agoda (£45 not included breakfast). The room they gave me was small but adequate (1 double bed), however the noise from aircraft is quite full on, the room actually shakes as the planes are less than 100 metres from the window (on 4th floor). I then went to have a shower and there was no hot water. I went to reception and requested a room other side of building that had hot water as I really needed a decent sleep as i had to fly other side of the world the next day, they agreed to change room to better position but the room they gave me was even worse, facing same side (just two doors down) and smelly smoking room (specifically requested non smoking), so after my 18 hr flight I was a bit moody when i went back down the 2nd time to reception as they didn't understand what I meant and was told the room I paid for was "efficient" type in which they only had four. I didn't understand so went thru to manager. Anyway the manager upgraded to 2nd floor which was larger room and faced inside of building, so much quieter. This was the same room i got on my 2nd stay (2days later) (@£67-cheapest option on Agoda). The room has two double beds and is spacious with a small wooden desk and and a small couch, there is a reasonable size wardrobe and some large mirrors. The TV is 42 inch but very cheap as clarity is poor, there is around 30 channels but 3 are english (CNN, HBO and ESPN-all very bad clarity or picture). The bathroom is pretty good, there is a large rain shower and additional separate shower head. When hot water flows it works well. Amenities are branded as day-inn and fairly simple but don't smell to great. The room decor is quite bland but comfortable. The room appears fairly clean but dust is present on corners and carpet edges. The bed is firm but adequately comfortable. Lighting options and plugs are plentiful and work well, the AC also is fairly quiet and controls are easy. Overall you will get a decent sleep for a overnight stopover if you need the airport or exhibition centre as long as you are not on 4th floor. Facilities The hotel has 1 restaurant downstairs, again simple and plain. I didn't try breakfast (costs 58RMB) but had room service twice. Would not recommend the pizza, thinking this was a safe bet as I ve had food poisoning in China 4 times (at other 5 star hotels), however the pizza comes with a cold base and cheese is only warmed on top but they did try and resolve it when I sent it back. 2nd night had sandwich and chips and was good. There is also a gym or recreational centre as they call it and it contains 4 pieces of equipment, treadmill, cross trainer, and 2 bikes. There is also some computers in this area. Other facilities include free unsecure WIFI in the rooms but it is frustratingly slow at times. Staff Staff were relatively welcoming but not attentive, as my experiences with the room change request proved and on checking out first time got charged higher amount for room service, although staff apologised and resolved. Staff do seem helpful overall though and room service did make effort to resolve the "pizza" issue. Overall the hotel is reasonable priced for airport hotel but it is an just adequate standard of hotel in a non interesting location, however it is perfect to be near to airport. The free shuttle service is every hour when leaving hotel. If you are a light sleeper and need sleep then i recommend paying more and staying on 2nd floor facing inside of building where aircraft noise is hugely reduced.
[geo_mashup_map] Days Hotel Beijing New Exhibition Centre, Fuqian 2nd St, Shunyi, Beijing, BJ, China
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Grand Metropark Hotel (Chongqing, China)

“2
Location The hotel is located in the middle of nowhere which has the benefits of being quiet but there is nothing close by like shops and so you are confined to the hotel. However I think about maybe 15 minutes walk there is a large shopping mall up the highway as we drove past at night. But it is up a main road. There is also a overground train running past but didn't see a station close by. I think in the immediate area there is just factories. From the airport it is about 20 minutes drive by taxi and should cost no more than 30RMB. Room The room is quite large with adequate comfort amentities such as flat screen TV, a desk area and two lounge chairs. The lighting is ok and has dimmer options on the lamps. The room is big and tall but lacks any character or ambience. The bed is ok but not the softest. The TV has a good selection of channels especially for westerners (HBO, National Geographic, Star Movies etc..). The internet is confined to the desk with a long cable. The only issue with the room , it was cold at night, turning air con off but couldn't see how to turn heating on. The bathroom offered both shower and bath and worked well with a decent supply of amenities. The room was generally quite clean. Facilities The hotel has three restaurants a pool and gym. However did not see gym or pool and only saw the restaurant for breakfast. There is also no spa so no massages available after long flight. Was forced to order room service as arrived at restaurant at 9pm to be told it was now closed. Told only room service options. Ordered steak sandwich from room service with water, arrived 40 minutes later with the meat cold and staff member forgot drink or any sauce. Had to send it back as ordered medium to well, but it was bleeding and cold. Returned about 25 minutes later, this time presented better however meat was still underdone( still ate it as couldn't be bothered to send it back) and about 4 hours later woke up with bad diarrhoea (hadn't eaten anything apart from steak for about 6 hours so not sure I would recommend room service. Had breakfast in the morning but was also rather disappointed, there were many hot food options but none looked very appetising (either too greasy, watered down or food looked a little cheap) so settled for toast. Bread/pastry options were also not that fresh and great. There were some fruit options though which looked ok, they also had sushi but not covered and not in ice so didn't go anywhere near that. Staff did not speak any English and was vague and the only member of staff stood by counter, didn't offer any tea or seen clearing tables. Staff There seems to be some hype about the staff from previous review but to be honest was disappointed. Check-in was efficient and fast but staff were not so friendly during process offering very little dialogue. The restaurant/ room service staff were useless (forgot stuff) and also did not speak English. In general staff were not so warm and looked glum, didn't smile much and even front desk staff were a little unwelcoming. Overall the hotel was ok for a very quick stop but I would rather stay either closer to airport or city (at least an area with something going on). The food and staff brought down the place and i would say its more a high 3 star standard comparing to other Chinese hotels.
[geo_mashup_map] Grand Metropark Hotel, 1598 Jinkai Ave, Yubei, Chongqing, China, 401160
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