During my Silk Road Tour, we checked in and out of hotels almost every other day. This is certainly not my idea of an ideal vacation as it means having to bring heavy luggages to the room, unpack, repack, exercising caution not to leave anything behind and bringing them up to the bus again the next day. That couldn't be help I suppose as the places we were visiting are far apart and we had to cover more than 4000km of travelling.
When I heard we were spending 2 nights in Hoi Tak Hotel, Urumqi, my heart danced with joy. I could afford to be a little lazy and litter the room a little more.
As usual I am doing a brief review on this hotel. The bedroom is reasonably sized, with comfortable beds. There is no fan and the air-cond. didn't seem to function well. Fortunately the weather was cool and we slept well.
Wifi is not available but other than that it has reasonably good facilities. See photos below.
The only drinking water available came in a hot and cool water dispenser.
Cleanliness in the washroom was satisfactory and the water heater functioned well.
This is the view taken from my room.
The hotel is not located in a shopping area but there are a few grocery shops nearby. There are a number of banks and a big park in the vicinity.
There is a gym. and a swimming pool on the 6th floor but we didn't have time to use these facilities.
The lobby lounge is quite charming.
This wall-to-wall built-in aquarium at the lobby lounge is the centre of attention for hotel patrons.
Attending staffs at the restaurant could not speak English and lacked courteousness. All other staffs couldn't speak English too.
Breakfast cuisines served was just so-so. For two consecutive days the menu stayed exactly the same.
The bar lounge with multi-colored sofas.
We didn't get to see any entertainment at the lounge area.
Having stayed an extra night made all the difference. I left the hotel feeling well-rested.
Part 1: Overview
Part 2: Daming Palace National Heritage Park
Part 3: Hancheng Lake
Part 4: I Stayed In Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza, Xian
Part 5: Xinjiang Where The People Speaks Mandarin With A Funny Accent
Part 6: Heavenly Lake
Part 7: Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar
Part 9: Glimpses Of Turpan (Xinjiang)
Part 10: Karez Well
Part 11: The Ruins Of Jiohe
Part 12: The Grape Valley Of Turpan
Part 13: Nothing Comes Free!
Part 14: Emin Minaret
Part 15: Flaming Mountain
Part 16: Tuyugou Canyon
Part 17: Mazar Village Of Tuyugou Valley
Part 18: Kumtag Desert
Part 19: Turpan Maixi Laipu Hotel Review
Part 20: Xinjiang Cuisine
Part 21: The Journey To Hami
Part 22: Hami Hotel Block 6 Photo Review
Part 23 : Glimpses Of Dunhuang (Photo Gallery)
Part 24: An Amazing Desert Experience At Echoing Sand Dunes
Part 25: A Camel Ride At Echoing Sand Dunes
Part 26: An Oasis Of Flowers At Echoing Sand Dunes
Part 27: Crescent Lake
Part 28: Mogao Grottoes
Part 29: Dunhuang Fuguo Hotel Photo Review
Part 30: Jiayuguan pass
Part 31: Jiuquan Park
Part 32: 1 Night In Jiuquan Hotel
Part 33: Glimpses Of Jiuquan
Part 34: Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park
Part 35: My Journey From Jiuquan Into Zhangye
Part 36: Giang Buddha Temple, Zhangye
Part 37: Power Mansion Hotel, Zhangye
Part 38: The Journey Into Wuwei
Part 39: Leitei Tomb Of The Han Dynasty
Part 40: Glimpses Of Langzhou
Part 41: Langzhou Waterwheel Garden
Part 42: Only 8 Hours In Langzhou Legend Hotel
Part 43: Huaqing Hotspring
Part 44: Terracotta Warriors
Part 45: Shaanxi Sunshine Grand Theatre