I arrived in October, so the weather is getting colder and colder, The day I arrived, the night temperature was about 5 Centigrade, that is about 41 Fahrenheit.
1. The hotel didn't turn on the heating at that night. From lobby to room, all cold. You definitely will not have a warm welcome feeling.
2. Both window and door to the balcony were not sealed well (very obvious gap), so you have cold air coming to the room as well as noise from the passing traffic.
3. They did turn on the heating at second night when the temperature dropped even lower and snowed, but the heating was not enough. And, they turned it off in the day time, with outdoor temperature at around 10C/50F.
Based on above, if you plan to visit Jiuzhaigou in October, I won't recommend you stay in this hotel.
Beyond weather, some other suggestions:
1. The hotel is pretty far from the entrance of Jiuzhaigou National Park, it is around 25 to 30 kilometers according to Taxi drivers. You always need to arrange round transportation ahead.
2. They don't exchange new version of US Dollar to RMB, they only exchange US Dollar bill before 2006. This is ridiculous and basically ruined my second day trip to Huanglong because I didn't have enough RMB to pay Taxi and park ticket. So bring enough RMB to Jiuzhaigou.
Other than above, my room was at the back of the hotel and had a stunning view, you can see the pictures I attached. I am not complaining individuals but I do dislike some hotel policies.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Jiuzhai Jarpo The Gem of Jiuzhaigou, situated on the renowned Jarpo Town, the hotel is located on Jiuzhaigou's scenery and activity boulevard. Enjoy a mountainside getaway at the Holiday Inn Jiuzhai Jarpo that integrates with Tibetan culture and its customs. Boasting a beautiful climate and picturesque mountain scenery, Holiday Inn Jiuzhai Jarpo is the ideal location for a vacation or weekend getaway. Jiuzhaigou Valley is situated approximately 28 kilometers or 30 minutes drive from the hotel. Its location in the very heart of all that Jiuzhaigou has to offer and couldn't be more perfect. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jiuzhaigou County Holiday Inn