I spent 2 nights at Howard Johnson for Business purposes. Room size was very good. Smart toilet in bathroom is a surprise althought heated seating is more than welcome in cold winter. Lobby temperature as well as Restaurant temperature in January: chilled- wear warm jackets. Breakfast buffet is ok. We had a convention from Caterpillar same time during our stay so Buffet Restaurant in the evening was too crowded, loud and dirty. Food Quality first night was ok. English speaking personnel is very limited. Check-in was taking too Long for my experience. Surrounding are is acceptable but nothing you Need to see. Room clenaing ok. Carpets are old and would Need replacement for sure. Bed ok. Heating ok.
I have stayed at this hotel during my business trip to Hefei. I think this hotel is a kind of western style hotel. Equipment in the room and the bath is almost sufficient for a short stay. I could take a good sleep. I also think that hotel staffs are very kind. When my lost baggage during airplane was delivered to this hotel, they took care of me very much. That was very helpful to me. However, my every access to this hotel is arranged by Chinese colleagues with their cars, so I can’t say in detail about transportation convenience of this hotel. But I want to stay at this hotel again, when I go to Hefei in China.
I stayed in the Howard Johnson TCP Hefei in January 2018 The hotel is not a new hotel but a re-branded older Chines hotel The hotel is located in a typical local residential area and there are no local restaurants for western style dining Taxis must be taken to shopping malls for any western eateries or bars The bedrooms are clean and have all necessary amenities The reception area is clean The staff are all very friendly, but English speaking is limited Special thanks during my stay to Supervisor, Julie, Concierge, Richard and Reception Paul, who all have good English understanding and were very helpful The hotel does not really have a bar area and any drinks after 22:00 are difficult to get There is an Executive lounge from 17:00 to 22:00 but this is just over heated food, stale cakes and sandwiches and limited beer and soft drinks, some spirits but not always replenished from day to day The restaurant for breakfast is clean, the food is 95% Chinese based, western style food for breakfast is very limited to, cereal, bread based, and toast, some bacon and fried egg, also omelette I requested scrambled and poached egg many times but when received it was still fried egg. Poached egg is common in Chinese hotels, but unfortunately I had to give up my quest to get a poached egg for breakfast at the Howard Johnson Evening meal at the hotel, was in same restaurant, buffet or a l`carte neither of which was particularly good. 2 times during my stay I was not able to eat at the hotel as the restaurant had no food !! I would recommend any western visitors to find an alternative hotel for your stay…
I stayed here for 1 night on business. I have never stayed at a Howard Johnson hotel and my colleague had booked this for me so I didn't know what to expect. But I was pleasantly surprised. It is up to standard with clean rooms and comfortable beds. The staff were friendly. Wifi works well. While we were here, there was a large conference happening so it was quite busy. This meant a busy breakfast time but it wasn't overcrowded and I think they set out more food for people. It is more of a Chinese style breakfast since I would guess the guest profile might tend to be more Chinese visitors. But it was ok overall and I definitely found food I am happy to eat. We also ate in their restaurant on the second floor in the evening. I was with my Chinese colleague who knew what was good to order and also what to avoid ordering for someone who usually only eats westernized Chinese food, so it was pretty good good in general. I can recommend this hotel. It is more in their tech part of the city so if you are visiting this part of the city, it might also be a convenient location. I had a good stay.…
Breakfast was not great at this hotel, & needs a LOT of improvement. There was a large group of us and everyone also complained about the quality of the Room Service. No Western food is available anywhere on foot but luckily the Wanda Plaza is less than 10mins away by taxi, which is a great mall with all the big chains including well-priced & high quality Chinese & Japanese food options. There's also a cinema with English movies. I would not consider this a fancy or high-end hotel at all, but it's perfect for a short business trip & the staff are super sweet.
From the last two years i am staying in this hotel.It is good , very clean. Staff is very cooperative. Service is very good. Only little high price. room are spacious with good ac. In hefei like this property is a big deal.
Service here is great. If you have any issues or concerns they help you out. I can speak some Chinese, enough to get by, but it can be a bit tough if you do not. Although front desk always has somebody who speaks English. Room: Room is great, I got put on the 18th floor so there is a decent view. The bath and shower are great, and the room is kept clean. Overall, good if you need to be in this area of Hefei. I was here on business and the company office I go to is right next to the Howard Johnson. If you are near downtown, there may be some other choices at a similar price point.
A good property all features and facility in place , to be very honest never thought a place like Hefei could have this kind of property, and was pleasantly proven wrong. nice comfortable rooms , all room amenities and everything in place. very very comfortable stay, little distant corner of the city but if u have to catch an early morning flight , its a good option as nearer to the airport (still is a long drive as airport is way out of Hefei). if want to be down town or near train station , then its a wrong choice.
I arrived at the hotel late and tired in the night, my only desire was to check in fast and fall asleep on my pillow but I got a really bad surprise since at the reception my reservation was refused. Even showing the confirmation voucher and calling the travel agency the unskilled, incompetent employees at the reception did not give me any room key. I was obliged to pay again for a room that I already booked and paid by credit card. I knew later this setback is common to other guests of this hotel therefore I believe there is not the good will to solve the problem by the direction. Do not book online this hotel, you may risk to pay twice your room!
This hotel was certainly good value. It has a very nice swimming pool. Rooms are a good size. Lobby staff's English was very limited . Very limited number of non-smoking rooms (3 floors only) so make sure you reserve one in advance