With regulations being enforced which prohibit foreign guests from staying in hotels which aren’t designated as international hotels, there were few choices for my stay in Pindingshan. Advertised as a five star hotel, built in 2006, my local hosts felt as if they’d made a good choice for my lodging. They were wrong.
The condition of the carpets show that absolutely no care or maintenance has gone into this property since it was first opened to the public. Walls are stained yellow from cigarette smoke. Grime covers the bathroom floor. The lobby is rundown. By no means can I blame them but front desk staff acted as if they’d rather be working anywhere else.
Breakfast was cheaply made and poorly prepared.
Housekeeping staff tried their best but lacked the heavy duty cleaning equipment necessary for deep cleaning. Sheets and towels were clean. WiFi was slow but connected without difficulty.
Overall, this hotel looks as if it had been built forty years earlier than its construction date. Although there are few lodging options for non-Chinese guests in Pindingshan, you aren’t likely to be any worse off elsewhere than you would be here.More