They operate two more hotels, one in the city, Hengfu Sunshine Hotel and one by the airport.
This Club is on the tip of the land fill Siu Pai 小排 where Vanke is building a multiple high rises. I stay at the top floor suite #408, over looking the Zhujiang River Estuary 珠江口. The Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge is being built and there is a construction bridge to the right which will be kept after the completion of the Bridge. To the left, ferries going in and out from the Jiuzhou Port continually. On the clear days, from the bed, I watch the sun rises and set.
… and sun sets behind the Bridge.
Out of the lobby is the Lover’s Road, which is suitable for jogging, biking, yoga and many more. The room/suite is pleasant, the bed and pillows are comfortable. Mini refrigerator. Bottled water. Spacious bathroom with Jacuzzi and very good shower pressure.
On site, there is a restaurant and a tea house on either side of the lobby. I’ve many meals there: very delicious. I particularly like their pufferfish 河豚鱼, fortunately, I get to live to write this review.
It’s comfortable and very convenient: just a couple of minutes walk from the old train station. The staff is friendly and helpful. However, the area is dilapidated, and they wont’t get a cab for you. I’ll have to walk out and get one, drive a few yards back to the hotel. My originally plan to take metro/subway to the high speed train station isn’t feasible since it’s a bit of walk.
Since my plan isn’t inked in stone so I reserved this hotel just in case. I also tried to score an overnight train back to Taiyuan but was unable. Neither worked so I stayed.
It’s next to the Bell Tower, if location is important to you, this is it. Other than that, this place has nothing else to offer.
When I checked in, the staff couldn’t find my reservation. They looked into their monitor, digging, digging and digging. Finally found me on Expedia even I booked it on Booking.com for US$19.
What or whom does the Internet try to fool – themselves or the consumers?
Looking out from the 2nd floor terrace
According to my tour guide at the terracotta army, this bath house (6 miles/10 km west of terracotta army), a little off city center (华清池和骊山仅有3分钟的车程), without doubt, is the best in town, costing about ¥160. She walks me to the bus (¥9) that stops right at the resort.
** Please bring a bathing suit **
The compound is pretty big, lush and dated. The bath house is flanked by multiple buildings (hotels). At reception, a young man said the fee to the bath is “¥296.”
“Oh … I was told it’s ¥160.”
“That’s price for tour guide. Are you a tour guide?”
“I’m not but my tour guide guides me here.”
“Ok, I can’t give you that price but how about ¥188?” I end up paying ¥296/US$44.38, which includes ¥108 bathing suit (the cheapest in their store) that’s required.
After checking in my shoes, I go in. Facing with at least four openings, I’m a little lost and looking toward a young staff for direction, she scolds,
“NOT that one. THIS one …”
Her savage manner and voice is simply shocking. I read this fellow traveler’s review that they’re not set up for westerners, she’s right. Mandarin is my native tongue but I’ve trouble to understand their attitude.
The ponds or tubs are all out door, linked by the winding covered corridor. They claim the spring is from the famed HuaQing Spring. The water temperatures are displayed and vary from tubs to tubs, which mean, they heat … ? What else do they do to the spring? They provides tea, cookies and bananas, neglectable compare to Beijing and Shanghai.
Juxian Ju kezhan Hotel 聚贤居客栈 is our initial choice. Walking through their back door, I get to see their accommodation, which look pretty decent.
As we make our way to the front, we’re told that they’re closed due to the fatigue over the Golden Week that just ended yesterday.
Local specialties and other foods, bars and eateries
To counter the anti corruption campaign and gaining more control over privacy, or simply to have a pad to entertain, many entrepreneurs have set up their own clubs/mini hotels, large and small, as early as decades ago. This one in Hefei and this in Zhuhai.
Recently my friend set one up in Beijing. The CCTV anchor Bi Fujian‘s unfortunate dinner singing in April 2015 might have been the big push. The duplex is in a Haidian’s residential community. The lower level for dining and the two bedrooms on the top floor. My friend says that when there’s important guest coming, all cell phones would be collected into a basket where my friend can see, just to make sure.
As funny as it may sound, each country/region defines its freedom differently.
Part of this building is rental and upper floors are condos. The condo lobby is going to be renovated.
The gym and out door patios with grill stations
Business center and screen room/potting; party room rents for $250 for 4 hours; the catering kitchen
The gym and the out door lounge with large projection screen on the wall. Equinox is running the gym and free to owners and cost $150 for renters. The full size of basketball court is nice, is one of the seven in the city.
And the apartments …