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Reviewed 7 October 2011

We (two couples) stayed here for 3 nights during October National festival. This was our 3rd choice of hotel, the first two couldn't accommodate us. The location is the best thing about the hotel. It is very central and you can walk (5mins) to the entrance to the Imperial Summer Villa. We had a double and a suite on the 23rd floor, and had specifically requested NON-SMOKING rooms. This concept does not seem to have reached Chengde yet! however the rooms did not smell of smoke. The carpets were newish as was upholstery etc. Beds were typical for China ie hard matresses - having lived in China for some years we expected this - bed linen clean. Flat screen cable TV, only Chinese channels. Ask at the front desk to get cable to connect your laptop etc to the internet - no wifi. Bathroom clean but shabby and towels clean but very old and worn. Complimentary soap/shampoos etc. Stand-up shower in bathtub. Towels were changed every day and waste-bins emptied but no-body made up the beds nor was the floor ever vaccuumed during our 3 days. From experience in China we took our own 'bar' with wine etc. (Fridge in room but no mini-bar). The Chinese breakfast buffet costs 25RMB and is not worth it. We bought stuff at the large supermarket which is almost opposite the hotel. Lots of local restaurants and we ate at different ones every day and had very good food. There is a great deal to see in and around Chengde however no information available or offered by the hotel. Fortunately one of us speaks fluent Mandarin so we discovered that there is an evening show (outdoors) 3 or 4 times a week called the KongXi Story. It lasts 2 hours and is something of an extravaganza. Cheapest tickets 190RMB. Tickets into the Imperial Villa Gardens are 120RMB per person and are valid for 3 days (something that is not made clear to visitors).
Chengde is well worth visiting and SiHai Hotel is ok for a couple of nights but it is very tired,and seems badly managed. Calls itself 4star but is really just a 2.5star at most.

Oh one last thing the Beijing to Chengde train arrives at 12.45pm each day, but the hotel made a big fuss with us because they expect people to check in between 10am and 12 noon, and we arrived at 1pm - just petty bureaucracy!

Room Tip: Get room on high floor to avoid traffic noise. If there are four of you take a room plus a suite and share the sitting room, the cost is marginal. Demand a room that does not smell of smoke.
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Herschelian
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Reviewed 1 October 2010

The hotel location is only a 5 minute walk for the entrance to the Summer Palace grounds and a 10-20 minute taxi ride to the temples outside the city. The train station is a 10 minute taxi ride away.
The location is in the center of town, on a street with a great deal of traffic. It could get to be noisy in some rooms. Fortunately we were on the 24th floor so it wasn't really an issue.
The staff was very helpful. Some, not all, had some English. However there was usually one on duty that spoke enough English so that we got by.
Our room was very large, clean, comfortable and filled with complimentary supplies. They have tub showers vs standup showers.
Breakfast was very extensive, and all Chinese. But very good.
The pleasent surprise part was the evening entertainment (local dancers and music) on the sidewalk out front in the evening.

It was good value and I would highly recommend useing this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2018
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Room Tip: 安ければ良いという人には窓無し部屋がある。
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 November 2017
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Room Tip: n'y logez pas....
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2016
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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