A tired hotel
I was very underwhelmed by this Hotel. We apparently got a room upgrade (I would hate to see what our original room was like). There were watermarks and cracking on the walls, the furnishings had the veneer peeling away from them in places and the handle for the cupboard in which the minibar was kept was broken. Basically I got the impression that this, once upon a time, may have been a nice Hotel (albeit quirky in terms of some of the furnishings, room set-up, insect theme of prints on the walls etc) but has just been allowed to fall into disrepair and now presents as shabby and tired. I am not usually a complainer but I was seriously disappointed. There was a brochure in the room that set out all the Tulip brand of Hotels. There are the Tulip Inns (3 stars), the Golden Tulip Hotels (4 stars) and the Royal Tulips - which are supposed to be 5 star and top of the brand. Based on the Royal Tulip in Guangzhou I would not book another Tulip Hotel and will revert to the more well known and trusted brands.