Being in the heart of the city centre gave Crowne Plaza Qingdao an absolute advantage over others...the view from the rooms were nice indeed.
But despite these, the suite I was in looked old and
doors on cupboards were ill-fitted and sparsely decorated...pretty disappointing. After the bad experience at the executive lounge, we chose to have breakfast at the coffee shop on the 2nd orning, which was somewhat nicer although I thot the staff could at least informed us they were closing breadkfast before the exodus started removing food from the stands.
All in all, it was not as welcoming as expected and I must say the staff needs to be more engaging, smile more intead of the stone-faced look they gave.
One PLUS is the new Japanese restaurant, which somewhat was the highlight of the stay...nice restaurant owners, chef as well as efficient staff. [Less]