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Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is not a nice place to stay! The location is surrounded by KTV places with all the attendant night life and people. The beds are hard as rocks. Hardest beds in the world - sleeping on the carpet will be softer! The pillow is weird - seems to be made of bricks. The sheets are torn, yet clean. The towels are completely worn out, even though clean. Lots of hot water in the morning. Bring your own slippers - unless you have half size feet. Free condoms beside the bed (well, I couldn't find a price list anywhere). Nightvlub on the 4th floor, sauna/massage on the 5th - looks very dubious, but quite in character with the surrounding district. Ironically the wifi is fast and you can connect to VPN with no problem!

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled on business
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2  Thank TempleofPeace
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

I booked this hotel as it was very near to the Canton fair and the hotel provided the free shuttle bus from hotel to the fair and back to hotel in the afternoon. There is a McDonald's restaurant at the back of the hotel. Also its easy to get the taxi to go to airport. Only thing i not liked at all was the mattress as it is so hard, can't sleep well after days of work. staff are friendly as they also help me to arrange the taxi back to airport.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Wende X
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Hua Wei Da (Huaweida) Hotel, 499 Huangpu Da Dao X1, Guangzhou
Of the thousands of hotels I have stayed in, the Huweida Hotel takes a clear first prize for the 'Hardest Bed in the World'. Judging from the other patron's comments, they are all the same. The top criteria for a good hotel is a good bed - that's the reason you stay there - to get a good night's sleep. So, unless you like sleeping on a blanket covered, granite slab you will need to look elsewhere. I stayed for five nights for the Canton Fair so all the other hotels were booked and changing wasn't an option. The hotel is in an excellent location, only 10 mins by the free hotel shuttle bus to the fair and near a busy restaurant/shopping area. There is a convenience store located in the building as well as a McDonalds (if you like that). Metro stops are locate an easy 20 min walk north (Gangding) and south (Tacun). Despite having a prominent currency exchange chart, the hotel doesn't change money - they can't understand the need to take it down (it does look good by the way). There are several banks nearby to change money but be prepared for along wait and only during normal business hours. There are also ATMs nearby. If you are going to the Fair, use the bank facilities there near 9.1 as they are much faster.
The hotel is undergoing refurbishment so you need to ask for a new floor as the older rooms are very tired and many things (such as the room safe and some lights) are not working. Their focus is clearly aimed at the Chinese domestic market and there were only a few other westerners in the hotel during the stay. The price of the rooms doubles during the Fairs, which could be a surprise if you are not informed. Breakfast was included in my tariff and you will find a wide enough range of good quality, fresh Asian food. It is a challenge to find the breakfast room as there are no signs and it is up a separate flight of stairs from the foyer. The 'Bleak Tea' demonstrates the lack of English by breakfast room staff. There is normally only one person on duty at the main lobby counter who has good English. The rest panic when asked a question and run off to find the one person who can speak English. Good WiFi in the lobby - ask the staff for the password, but you will have to fight for one of the 6 seats available. WiFi in the room is a joke; the router is in the corridor and so in the room it only works within 1m of the door - not a comfortable place to sit for a half-hour Skype call. It is very limited in bandwidth and drops out regularly as users come onto the network.
I changed rooms 4 times with the first two days until I ended up on a new floor and everything in the room worked. The 'new' rooms are nicely fitted out (with the exception of the concrete bed!). Airconditioning works very well although the fan speed doesn't change when it is adjusted. If you want to dry clothes, you will need to leave the window open as nothing dries in the bathroom or in the closed room. There are no English channels (surprise, surprise) on the TV and none of the mini-bar fridges worked in any of the four rooms I tried.
The rooms are quite large by Asian standards and includes three chairs. Modern, well equipped bathroom, good hanging space and a room safe (check that it works before you unpack). Go for a higher floor to block out the street noise at night. Some interesting extras in the room such as the packet of condoms (makes you wonder a bit about the type of clientele) and having to pay for the packets of tea and coffee. I found the floor staff very friendly and helpful, but the language barrier is a real issue for complex problems, such the electronic room key suddenly deciding not to work.
Overall, the hotel has nearly all the ingredients for success; however it fails the primary test of allowing a good night's sleep. If you like a super hard bed, go for it, but otherwise go somewhere else where they cater more for western standards. I will never stay there again and would never recommend.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
1  Thank Steven H
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

Huaweida is a lovely hotel. Its bedroom is big and comfortable. It is also located in Tianhe commercial/shopping district so it is rather convenient if you're looking for malls and restaurants. Some of the receptionists also understand little English (quite a good standard for a local Chinese hotel)

Go to the rear entrance of the hotel and you can find small restaurants, small shops and also a Tomato convenience store across the street. The hotel does not provide you with mineral water, so it's rather convenient to know that there is a minimarket just across the street.

Cons: The bathroom is rather small. The hotel is not located near any MTR station ... so you have to find a taxi to go anywhere unless you are familiar with Guangzhou bus system. It's not hard to find a taxi in front of the hotel because you will find one in a few seconds. But it is HARD to find an empty taxi during rush hour (8-10am and 16-18pm). I had to wait for one hour to find a taxi before I finally decided to take an illegal transportation to travel in rush hour. It is almost impossible to find any available taxi during those hour. So you better prepare yourself.

Overall I'm quite satisfied with Huaweida ... but just remember to not travel during rush hour because you will stuck for hours just to find a taxi to go back to or from the hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank jadeblade49
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

My friend recommended me this hotel and spoke highly of it. Trustingly I booked the hotel and took the Hong Kong Airport bus, crossed the Huang Gang Checkpoint and arrived at the entrance of Jinan University. Thinking that it was still far away we hailed a taxi which took us not more than five minutes to the entrance of the hotel.

At first look, it was impressive and impressive still was the lobby which were staff with nicely dressed female staff. The efficiency of the staff was below my expectation. I booked and paid for the hotel through a booking agent but the receptionists said there was no booking at all. She asked for my credit card which she entered CNY2000, saying that she was giving me a room at the market rate. I was made to sign on the debit note.....Later she relented and said she would charge me CNY 300 per night, at tourist agency rate.. That sounds better and I quickly used the internet service which she arranged for complimentary use to send a message to the booking agent. On the following day, I met the receptionist again and she said all have been settled, wow, that was good.

The room was as big a room as can be. It was airy and warmly lighted but there is the new control switch which is hard for me to figure out. When the master switch is turned on the whole room is lighted. But to switch on the TV, I have to ensure that three areas are lighted. For those who intent to stay there, the easiest way is to get the housekeeping department to demonstrate.

It was quite late in the night and hunger pangs struck. I walked out of the rear entrance of the hotel and was glad to see two 24-hour restaurant, selling porridge and the usual chinese noodle - wanton mee! The porridge was too watery, but the wanton mee was good. Then they have chee cheong fun - good and cheap!

At the frontage of the hotel, taking a taxi is no problem. Going to Shangxia Ju Lu, Beijing Lu, Yuexia Park etc, no problem at all.

So the location of the hotel beats all other good points. Across the street are many restaurants, one of which sells only lunch and dinner!

If one walks and asks the passers by the location of the MRT line, one could travel to Pang Yu to see the Chang Long Circus and other theme parks.

One side of the hotel is undergoing renovations and hopefully when it is ready the management will renovate and give a facelift to the main building....

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Edyharto
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