Family vacation - seeing pandas
The hotel is excellent for seeing the pandas in the research base few kilometers away, which was the main reason of our stay. The facility in the hotel is great for the money (considering this is a
five star hotel), and the free shuttle service to the panda base is very continent. My kids are usually picky at home about food, but obviously they enjoyed the meals there. They also enjoyed both the indoor and outdoor pools.
A couple of suggestions - no sure how hard it is to build but a road for pedestrians to walk down the hill to the stores would be nice; for the pool if the swimming hat could be purchased on site. [Less]
Nice hotel, great facilities, and close to pandas.
We traveled to Chengdu primarily for the purpose of seeing the pandas. There was a six year old in our travel party and the hotel facilities provided a welcome reprieve from days of hiking up in
Jiuzhaigou. The outdoor pool was great especially with the sand bar. Note that the pool requires swimming caps which can be rented for an exorbitant price of 20RMB - I ended up purchasing a cap from a nearby grocery store. You can also rent things like beach toys, floaties and etc. We used the hotel shuttle to get to the panda center in the morning after enjoying the breakfast buffet.
The room was nice and clean. The wall tiles of the bathroom looked a bit dated. With my IHG membership, I got a small fruit bowl (the fruits looked a bit droopy and sad) and 3 free drinks at the bar. I had lunch in the hotel restaurant and if you don't do the buffet option, the a la carte options are fairly limited. I had a club sandwich with french fries which took a while to make and tasted just okay.
Note that the hotel is located quite far away from city center. We did make use of the shuttle service (schedule is quiet infrequent) and rode the shuttle to a nearby subway stop. Beware that it can be hard to get a taxi to bring you back to the hotel from city center - they will charge you additional fees for going outside the central city area.
We also ordered a taxi to the airport through the hotel concierge for 150RMB - a reasonable price in my opinion especially since it's quite hard to hail a taxi nearby the hotel. [Less]
Definitely worth for the price
I have been here six year ago and I chose to stay here this time. They maintained the same excellent quality of service and room cleanness which made me satisfy during my stay.