Monday, October 23, 2017

Guangzhou China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel, Executive Room and Executive Lounge Experience

We stayed for 3 night at the China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel, in Guangzhou, China.  We stayed in an Executive Room (17F), which is the same floor as the Executive Lounge.  This stay was for a short holiday getaway.  We flew to Guangzhou on Singapore Airlines.

[Edit - as at June 2019, I couldn't find this hotel on the Marriott Bonvoy app.  The hotel has its own website now -; I suspect the hotel has been sold.]

We chanced upon the hotel after looking through various options.   The reviews said that while the hotel was on the older side, everything else was fine and location was good (right next to Yue Xiu Garden Metro station). Hence, we booked it since the rates were very competitive. We paid around $210 SGD (including taxes) per night for our Executive Room.

This hotel was built in 1984, and reportedly the first 5-star Hotel in Guangzhou. I'm not sure when Marriott took over this hotel (could be from Day 1).  As a result, the design makes it look a bit cramped, and the ceilings are definitely low.  Check out this fun video I made of my head almost hitting the ceiling when I jump.

Executive Room
Now, back to more serious stuff.  We had a standard Executive room, non-smoking, King-Sized bed.  It was a very comfortable room, not the biggest standard room you'd find, but that was because this hotel was built back in 1984, and probably the standard wasn't to built too large a room then.  Here is the video.

Executive Club Lounge Evening Appetizers & Cocktails
The Club Lounge served appetizers from 1730hrs to 1930hrs.  We ended up taking our dinner there every evening, after we had gone out for the day.  Though it got a bit crowded at time, we could always find a seat.  The food spread was decent, bearing in mind that they did not promise to serve dinner, but we always found enough to eat.  Here is a video compilation of the 3 dinners we had in the Executive Lounge.  There was always one manned station.  The fresh fish soup was excellent.

Executive Club Lounge Morning Breakfast
While the food spread at the Cafe Veranda downstairs was better, we always had our breakfast at the Executive Lounge.  We preferred the peace and quiet, and there was more than enough to eat anyway.  So here is a video compilation of our breakfast.

Mooncakes and afternoon tea
This video compilation shows you the afternoon tea (which was just a sandwich and mooncakes), plus a brief glimpse of the gym, and also the swimming pool.  No time for swimming for us, but the pool looked long enough to do decent laps.

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