Arriving at the hotel, I was concerned that it would just be a repackaged Chinese chain hotel (like an Ibis in Hangzhou that I recently visited). However, that was not the case, and I felt like I was actually staying at an IHG property.
The room was spacious, with a comfortable bed. It had a decent working desk with a reasonably comfortable chair, which as a business traveler I appreciate. The large shower was also appreciated, as was the slightly funky decor, which helped imprint the room with some international flair.
Staff diligently expressed appreciation for my loyalty to the IHG brand, and extended the same courtesies (daily welcome drink; late checkout) to all persons in our party - which again I greatly appreciated.
The location was not great; the neighborhood is humdrum, with lackluster dining options. Then again, Nantong did not appear to have any areas that were much better; if desperate, take a taxi to the mall with the Starbucks and Burger King.
Finally, I should note that one of my colleagues availed himself of the laundry service, and it did not arrive at the promised time (but luckily was there before we left).More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking