I must begin my review with a caveat: my wife and I are not seasoned China travelers, having never before visited. We came to Jungdezhen because of its magnificent history of porcelain production dating back many, many centuries. We were expecting a Western friendly hotel as we were booked into "the best hotel" in Jingdezhen.
Simply put this is not a Westerner friendly hotel. On the simplest level, workable English was nearly non-existent among the staff (and we of course speak not a word of Chinese; thank goodness for Google Translator App) which is a problem in general but becomes an unpleasant problem when things are not quite right with accommodations. And, our accommodations were a problem. Starting with the room, it, like most of the hotel appeared to have sustained damage from water leakage over time. While our room was by and large okay to be in, the outer edges of the carpeting and where the wall met the carpeting clearly sustained damage that had moldered. The room itself was clean enough but not very clean, the bathroom was serviceable but not good. But, and I mean but, the most unpleasant thing about this room was the bed. It was essentially without a mattress; from what we could surmise we were to sleep on a bed frame only. From what I have come to learn, this is the "Asian style" of bed furniture and it is not, I repeat not comfortable. We managed to ameliorate the situation by insisting on additional quilts to create some kind of workable bed surface. It was not good.
The hotel itself is a rambling, overbuilt concrete and glass building that is in significant disrepair. Hallway carpets are stained with water damage and while we were there we observed workers mopping up water seeping in from the rainy day outside. It is not pleasant.
The food service is significantly Chinese, again with staff not speaking English and the offerings very different from the Western palette. No real complaints there as this is not a Western world but it was nonetheless difficult for us. And its distance from town made it inconvenient to do anything else about food.
There is more that I could say but you get the gist. If you would like to go to Jingdezehn, a city itself that is rougher than the sophistication of Shanghai by a long stretch, think twice about staying here if you are not used to China.
This is one of the best hotel in the area. It's far from town and not convenient. But it's quite and the scenery is really great.
The hotel is very clean and the staffs are very helpful. The food at the Chinese Restaurant is not too bad and the price is reasonable.
The only downside is that many of the facilities are unable now such as the billiard room and beauty salon.
Anyhow, it is a great hotel to relax after a whole day tour.
This was a hotel meant to be a top class establishment...the location, design decor ..but seems to miss a step or two in the translation.
Overall it was a nice hotel. The rooms were clean, the bed was comfortable and the towels nice and fluffy.
The bathroom had a weird set up with two shower heads placed next to each other. One was over the bathtub and mounted slightly crooked...the other was over the shower room floor so I thought maybe this is the one to use. NOT a good idea since the glass shower door had NO seal and I had water all over the bathroom floor by the time I realized this.
So next I tried the tilted shower head in the bathtub but on this one the angle couldn't be adjusted...so I had to inch my way over to the right to get in line with the spray. It was a lot of effort to take a shower.
The breakfast buffet was also a bit quirky. Among other things, the "fruit juices" were served hot.
This might be the best hotel in Jingdezhen but it's definitely a step or two below top establishments in other nearby cities like Nanchang or Jiujiang.
It is a large hotel having nine buildings spread in a very green, beautiful forested area comprising hills and lakes. Rooms and bathrooms are very spacious and well appointed. Tea/coffee, iron and board, and all necessary toiletries are provided. Rooms are cleaned almost every time guests leave their room. Layout of the hotel could be a bit confusing initially, but several polite ushers are ever present to guide and assist. Dining and conference facilities are excellent. I am not sure but it seems that the hotel might happen once been a state guest house. The only drawback is that it is a few miles out of city and taxis are not readily available. Although the hotel lists massage as one of its services, in reality, this service was not available. Front desk staff could be a little more efficient.
I married my girlfriend in her hometown of Jingdezhen, and we chose this hotel because it was the best in the city. It was new and the most luxurious. (but be aware, theres not much competition in JdZ from the big western hotel chains.....so, this is not saying much_)
Overall, this would rate like a 3 star if it was in Shanghai or other major city. But in JdZ...Zijing is king!
The hotel is in a very nice and new area of JdZ. it is situated next to a river, not sure if it is manmade or real...but it looks more like a big pond. There is a ceramic museum being built outside of the hotel grounds. The road up the hotel looks like a luxury resort and the main lobby will try to look luxurious as it could be.
As hard as they try, the hotel lacks the finishes of a real 4 or 5 star hotel. There are water stains in the carpet, the marble is very dated, and the gold trims feel very tired.
The room we got was also the best room in the hotel. It is very basic. They at least have a separate shower stall and bathtub which i love. The amenities is decent. they had a safe in the cabinet. A small mini bar. The AC is not that strong...it could be better. We also had a nice big balcony that had a view of the city.
Probably the worst part for me is the disappointing breakfast. It is a lot of food, but the quality and selection is not that great. It tries to be a 5 star hotel but it is really not there.....so dont expect a shangrila hotel buffet or a westin. Although, it is not as bad as american motel breakfast.....it is adequate.
the pool was big...but when i visited it....all the lights were off, and the guy had to turn on everything...which made me assume it is not being used often and probably not heated.
they also have a massage service...but i think it is the happy ending type. My wife called and they said, they didnt service women or do "regular" massages.
the bed is the HARD style bed....it feels like sleeping on a wooden floor....i have a temprupedic memory foam bed....so, its like sleeping in the clouds....the first time i sat here, i almost broke my tail bone. It was pretty uncomfortable, but i think asians love this style.
Our wedding went on without incident...it was actually really fun and the hotel delivered the goods.
I've stayed here 2x already....actually even in the same room. Both experience was the same. The first time ,they accidentally charged me twice but we sorted it out after a while. So watch out for that. This time, i think they charged me less by missing a decimal point.
So, overall....its a luxury business hotel in JdZ.....not bad considering where you are at.