Choosing a good hotel in Chengdu, the capital Sichuan Province, can be a difficult task due to the large number of hotels that exist, many of which are of doubtful quality. In this article, you will find a review of some of the best hotels in Chengdu, whatever your budget may be.
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Reviews of Luxury Hotels (5 Star) in Chengdu
Diaoyutai Boutique Hotel Chengdu
The Diaoyutai Boutique Hotel Chengdu in the historic Qing Dynasty quarter – Kuan Zhai Alley, is just 5 minutes’ walk from the local bus station and conveniently situated for the international airport. Every room has free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, mini bar, fridge and iPod docking station. There is a bathtub in the en suite bathroom, safe and ironing facilities. Internal entertainment includes 2 restaurants, karaoke rooms and a relaxing Garden Lounge. There is a fitness center and businessmen have suitable services for their needs. English is spoken and staff is happy to help with tours, transfers and other arrangements. The Hotel is very popular with locals and international travelers alike.
Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu
The Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu Is located in the city center with views of the Jinjiang River for those dining in the Shang Palace Restaurant known for its Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine. In additional there is a bar, coffee shop and nightclub. The recreational facilities are excellent; fitness center, hot tub. Indoor pool, sauna and spa. Public areas have Wi-Fi while there are meeting facilities for businessmen, 24 hour service and the English speaking front desk is happy to arrange tours and airport transfers. The strongest points is its high quality service and the proximity of many of the city’s attractions, though the comment food is a bit expensive and some rooms have noisy airconditioning.
Ascott Raffles City Chengdu Serviced Apartments
The Ascott Raffles City Chengdu Serviced Apartments with its 298 bedrooms are close to many of the city’s landmarks such as Chunxi Road and Yanshikou. There is free Wi-Fi in every room, 24 hour service and disabled facilities. The service is excellent though room service is not always provided. Staff on hand to arrange tours and airport transfers on request and English is spoken. The Apartments are ideal of single travelers, businessmen and families alike. Meeting facilities are available for businessmen and family rooms cater for parents with children. There is a bar, coffee shop, restaurant and nightclub. Recreation facilities include a fitness center, indoor pool and spa.
Chengdu Airport Hotel
The Chengdu Airport Hotel is 23 km away from the city center and just 5 minutes from the airport. It has 296 bedrooms and offers Wi-Fi in public areas 24 hour front desk and room service and luggage storage. It is not possible to prebook airport transfers and guests need to ring on arrival. Most costumers are satisfied by the service although English is limited once the day shift leaves. Rooms have terrace or balcony, mini bars and a desk. There is a fitness center, sauna, spa and indoor pool. There is a bar, coffee shop and restaurant including western cuisine but no other dining options close by.
Reviews of Mid-range hotels in Chengdu
Chengdu Minyoun Central Hotel
The Chengdu Minyoun Central Hotel could not be more central and provides easy access to local attractions such as Tianfu Square, Yanshikou and the Sichuan Science Museum. The facilities and the service are excellent though the food is a bit expensive. There is internet in the bedrooms and public areas. Recreational facilities to help guests wind down after a busy day include a whirlpool bathtub in bedrooms, a fitness center, bar, coffee shop and restaurant. English is spoken and the staff provides 24 room service and front desk and will arrange tours and transfers on request.
Chengdu Grand Hotel
The Chengdu Grand Hotel is in Wenshu Yuan Monastery Area, ideal for tours and such attractions as Wenshu Monastery, Chengdu Sports Center, Sichuan Science Museum. There is Wi-Fi in all 100 rooms. Businessmen will find a center and meeting facilities. For relaxation guests can enjoy a fitness center, steam room, spa and sauna. Bar, coffee shop and restaurant cater for guest needs and the front desk staff is happy to arrange excursions on request. English is spoken. The train station is close by and plenty of dining options as the hotel food isn’t the best. Overall most guests are satisfied with the services provided.
Chengdu Dreams-Travel Wenjun Mansion Hotel
Chengdu Dreams-Travel Wenjun Mansion Hotel is 7 km from the center of the city yet there are plenty of attractions in proximity such as Jinli Street, Chengdu Wuhou Memorial Temple and Baihuatan Park. There is free Wi-Fi throughout, 24 hour service with luggage storage facilities. English is spoken. Guests can opt for non-smoking rooms and will have a balcony or terrace and there is also a garden for relaxation. There is a shuttle service and staff will organize tours as requested. The hotel has a bar, coffee shop and restaurant. The hotel offers excellent services for the price and offers and excellent location.
Goldmet Inn Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
The Goldmet Inn Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is 8 km from the city and has 149 rooms with a shuttle service to and from the airport. There is free Wi-Fi in public areas, meeting facilities and a restaurant. English speaking front desk staff will organize tours and transport as requested though taxis seem reluctant to take guests to and from the airport because of its proximity. The shuttle service answers that problem in the vast majority of cases. The Inn has meeting facilities for those coming on business. The staff service is excellent and the price unbeatable, but the food served is not so nice and some rooms sometimes have cleanliness issues.
Reviews of Budget hotels in Chengdu
Chengdu Flipflop Lounge Hostel
The Chengdu Flipflop Lounge Hostel is in Chunxi Road Commercial Area, absolutely central though 40 kms from the airport. There is free Wi-Fi throughout, a 24 hour front desk where English is spoken, room service and non-smoking rooms. Staff organize tours and airport transfers on request while bar, coffee bar and restaurant facilities provide guest refreshment. A lounge and TV area and a smoking section are other features of the hostel. Most guests acknowledge the helpful staff, western food alternative and friendly staff though Wi-Fi can sometimes fail as it does in the city in general. In terms of location provide easy access to transport and good shopping.
Chengdu Lazybones Hostel
The Chengdu Lazybones Hostel is within easy walking distance of Luomashi metro station in the middle of the city. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel which has private shower and toilet in each room and room service. Guests have a bar, coffee shop and restaurant on site and can relax in the garden. A shuttle service is also available. The English speaking front desk organizes cultural walking tours of the neighborhood as well as bicycle rental. There is a shared lounge and TV area as well as a smoking area. This hostel offer excellent prices, but sometimes there are some clean issues in the common areas, especially bathrooms.
Chengdu Mix Hostel Backpackers
The Chengdu Mix Hostel Backpackers is located close to Wenshu Monastery in downtown Chengdu and is popular with Chinese visitors. There is plenty of enjoy locally and staff is happy to arrange tours, bicycle rental as well as airport transfers. Guests have can enjoy of a bar, coffee shop and restaurant and some regular activities take place each week. There are refreshment alternatives nearby as well. Free Wi-Fi and a relaxing garden are other features of note. Some people complain about the cleanliness and the food quality is arguable, but the accommodation is excellent considering the price. English is not guaranteed at all times.