Stayed at the Oriental Resort for 8 nights in order to attend a conference at the nearby Baiyun Convention Center. I was a little disappointed upon arrival: a booking was made by via the organizing conference committee (which I paid two months in advance), however staff at the front desk was unable to find this reservation, so I had to pay the entire stay once more. Luckily this was settled upon checking out, and the price was very reasonable with an average 45€ per night.
The hotel is nicely situated in a green environment, however quite distant from the nearest subway station (20 min walk) and touristic highlights in Guangzhou, making one dependent upon taxi's to get around (especially when it's 35°C outside). I was quite satisfied with the room, especially with the housekeeping, as the room was spotless when I got back every evening. I must add that housekeeping even exaggerated a bit: every day all the towels were replaced, despite the fact that I put them back on the shelves every single morning. A serious waste of water. Very good A/C, a tad noisy. I would like to point out the lack of sockets in the room: the only one available was right beneath the A/C, and a note on the table kindly requested not to use this one as the A/C sometimes leaked condensation water... so where to charge my phone et cetera? The bed/mattress needs some replacing, as they were hard as a rock. Internet is available in the room via cable only, no wifi. Breakfast was okay, however options were very limited for guests that are not that familiar with the heavy Chinese/Cantonese food in the morning.
My major problem with this hotel was the lack of employees that spoke english adequately: one morning an employee at the front desk did not understand the word 'taxi'... rather difficult to get around like that... Also, upon greeting personnel, they often did not reply at all... Is it that hard to say "Good morning?". Friendliness is mandatory in this business.
A decent place to stay when you need to be in the vicinity of the conference center, however I would not return there when on holiday.
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