Holiday Inn Guangzhou Shifu (or Sunny Holiday Inn if you search on Google) is situated in the heart of Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street (上下九步行街).
If you are going for a short trip, I will highly recommend staying in this hotel.
When it comes to choosing a hotel overseas, location is absolute key. We like to stay near to a subway station so that we don’t have to spend too much time searching for the public transport.
Holiday Inn Guangzhou Shifu is located strategically 15-minutes walk away from the nearest subway station.
The hotel’s close proximity to the famous shopping district also means that you will have quick access to most of the local delights. I really enjoy the fact that we can get out our room at 8 am to fill up our stomach and go back to the hotel for a quick nap before starting our day officially.
I booked the room for approximately S$230/night directly from IHG because the non-smoking room we initially wanted was sold out on Agoda.
You might be able to book the same room as ours from Agoda at a cheaper price with free breakfast for 2.
I truly enjoyed our stay in the spacious 1 King-bed Business room. Standing at 45sqm in size, the room is really spacious to accommodate all our shopping bags.
Most of the lights in the bedroom are dimmed but you can get very good amount of natural lights from the windows.
The bed itself was quite comfortable. If you are coming from Singapore, you will need to bring a universal travel adapter to use the electrical plugs.
By default, you will be given firmer pillows on the bed. If you prefer to go for something softer, you can always request from the hotel.
Call us paranoid… but we brought our own electric cooker to boil our hot water. We have seen too many videos that we have some trust issues with the kettle in the hotel rooms.
Just like any other hotel rooms, you can find a small fridge in the room. The size is comfortable enough to keep a few cans of drinks cold.
The bathroom in the hotel comes with a small bathtub that doubled as your shower area. The towels look pretty clean but we will still recommend using your own.
I feel that we have made a right choice to stay in this hotel. The service from the reception was great and we did not experience any hip-cups in the hotel.
The price may not be the cheapest but I believe we have gotten ourselves a valuable deal in terms of location and room quality.
Yes, we will most likely book the same hotel again when we go back Guangzhou for a short getaway.