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The Castle Hotel

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a very lovely hotel that used to be part of the Governor's mansion during Qingdao's German occupation. It retains a lot of the flavor from that era, and has one of the best views in the city. The location is so nice that while we were staying, they were shooting some sort of Korean-style drama show on-location, which...

Thank Grant L
Qingdao, China
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Found inside the grounds of the German Governor's Mansion this hotel has an enviable location. Our room had been recently redecorated and was of a good standard. Other parts of the hotel were still to catch up. The staff were excellent, very helpful and efficient. We booked this hotel for its location and connection to historical Qingdao. We were not...

Thank mikeshang
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 January 2016

I did quite enjoy my stay over there. The location is good and close to the old town (The new district is a little further). The rooms are ok designed and you sleep on some good bedding too. Food is not too bad either. I definitely recommend to check out the nearby restaurant for dinner - Its really good?

Thank Sebastian B
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This was a lovely heritage hotel on top of the signal hill, right next to the Guest House Museum. We were lucky to be upgraded to a villa with two floors and two bed rooms, two bathroom. The villa room was big and facilities was up to my requirement. This was not a luxury and fancy castle hotel, as the...

Thank HKA_888
Shanghai, China
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Castle for three nights. It is a great place inside the former German Governor's Mansion compound. Breakfast is simple but more than adequate. The Rathdkellar offers good Western food at very reasonable prices. The staff has a great attitude although English level needs some work. The Hotel is a little moldy, but otherwise a very unique...

Thank Howard S
Chengdu, China
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

I really enjoy you to read before booking here! We thought it would be fun and unique to stay in an old castle, so we tried. Very very disappointed! If you have high or average expectations, don't stay here! We first arrived and was warmly greeted by the staff. We were out in a room in the first floor, right...

1Thank Curtis B
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

The Castle Hotel is in a great location with beautiful views. However, the furnishings are worn, and the facilities are dated (e.g. no USB slot in the TV). The services are also lacklustre. We called for in-room dining, but they refused to give us the menu and said that the bulk of the options were unavailable. The beds are also...

2Thank Benjamins_Franklin
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Locarion is suoerb. A 80 years old castle (the hotel is newest than the Governor residence) top of a green hill 15 minutes away by walk to beaches and 10 minutes away from a temple with view all over the Qingdao bay. Rooms are large and each designed with their own style. I did a visit taken by the nice...

2Thank Massimo B
Hong Kong
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Booked the Castle Hotel after reading the reviews here... comments which I read were mixed... Now I understand why there were mixed comments about this hotel. Castle Hotel is located in the top of a small hill within the Old Town of Qing Qao, the former German Quarters. It's within the compound of the Former German Governor's Residence. The old...

3Thank HKG_Traveller2010
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Charming boutique Hotel set on a hill in the grounds of the former Governor's residence. Staff were very friendly and helpful - for example the staff went to the German restaurant next-door to obtain a Gin-and-Tonic for me because they did not have any Gin. The room was large and first class. It was a short 10 minute walk to...

1Thank kmcpdavis

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about The Castle Hotel

Address: No.26 Longshan Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266003, China
Region: China > Shandong > Qingdao
Price Range: $76 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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#10 Business Hotel in Qingdao
#21 Best Value Hotel in Qingdao
#25 Luxury Hotel in Qingdao
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“take the villa room, as that was not too expensive from international standard.”
HKA_888, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Get a room facing the garden other rooms are facing the backyard of the adjoining neighbourhood”
  • View from my balcony
HKG_Traveller2010, 24 Apr 2015 | Read review
“If you hate stairs (we don't) chose a lower floor room”
dbm305, 1 Feb 2015 | Read review
“No idea as I have only seen one room. The better rooms might very well have a better view over the city.”
  • From the top of the hill next door. Great views from there over the city. on top is a rotating p
Bazi47, 6 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Worth the extra for a garden view room.”
Riojakid, 22 Oct 2013 | Read review
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