Paid through Expidia and was charged additional $70 a night upon arrival. They claim for incidentals. Then paid again upon departure for meals which is what I did expect so not sure what incidentals were. The Western bar has gone down from 3 years ago. Less eatable choices and menu didn't change much for a week.
Very nice hotel. I had been looking forward to spending some time there as it is very new. Nice to try something new. The hotel was very comfortable, and the food at the restaurants very tasty. I'd recommend anyone to try out, so long as they don't mind extended waits for taxis. The staff were also helpful, and quick to work. I would definitely consider going back.
I had three experiences I did not like:
1 - The hotel, while in an area that will be ***in a few years*** a popular location, is very inconvenient. They are able to call taxis, but they take forever to arrive. The hotel is located "near" downtown, but is not in fact in downtown. Keep this is mind when booking. I booked knowing this, but did not anticipate such long waits for taxis. I imagine this problem will lessen in a few years when there is more traffic in the area.
2 - My room (1625) had quite a bit of mold right at the entrance on the wood paneling that backs the shower. I imagine there is a water leak due to poor construction quality. Not really a true health issue to short term travelers, but a health issue never the less. I noticed in the shower floor that something had been done, probably to fix the leak. If they fixed that, I do not understand why they have yet to replace the moldy panel. It is unsightly.
3 - WiFi is not free. ~$15 a day (100RMB). This may be a general thing in all Hilton hotels, I am not sure, but needs to be mentioned. Hotels should not be charging for WiFi. It is 2012.
Andrew from Dalian, Liaoning, China
The Hilton Dalian is a 370 room upper upscale hotel located right on Dalian*s new mixed use development area right on the …More
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