The illustration that shows the hotel at night makes it look really cool, but the reality is a let down. It's still interesting architecture, but not as modern as you would think. The room was nice and clean and the only problem I had, was that there was no window. It wasn't really a problem, since there probably wasn't a view from my room anyway, but a little strange. The worst part about the hotel is the food, but this seems to be the case with a lot of Chinese hotels. Just don't order any Western food and expect it to be recognizable. The area around the hotel is OK, but not a lot of things to do for someone not steeped in Chinese culture. The street next to the hotel is a walking street with a lot of creative studios and such which was interesting to see. Go a little further and you're in deep, side street traditional culture. Staff was fairly helpful.
We stopped over in ShenZhen for 1 night to continue our trip to Mainland China. This hotel is perfectly located, right in front of the Airport. So we were able to walk to/from the hotel without additional transport expense & time. Although so near to the airport, our overnight sleep was not interrupted by too much noise, no sound of planes landing/taking off was heard. Behind the hotel we could also find a street of local restaurants. Not too fancy, but enough to offer us local cuisines. One thing we were concerned about: similar to other places in China, people tends to spit on the street. So while walking/exploring the place, we had to be mindful to avoid stepping on them - distracting & rather tiresome after a while. Most staff only speaks Chinese, but we were lucky Jay was on duty at that time and his English was rather fluent for a local. All staff including Jay were very friendly and professional. We left our luggage for 3 days and they did take care of it well. No hassle at all. We needed a Mini Van (there were 4 of us with lots of suitcases) to another place and there were friendly 3rd-party transport company staff on the lobby to help us. Since most transport/taxi drivers cannot read English hotel names, I got someone to translate my hotel name&addr into Chinese characters. With my broken Mandarin I was then able to haggle the transport fee to my destination. Having your address in Chinese certainly helps. I can recommend this hotel for its location & service.
My second stay at this hotel. The rooms are excellent and the beds are very comfortable. This time, i got to eat at all of their restaurants. Breakfast was good. Chinese and Japanese places were great. They are excellent. Close to the airport. Unfortunately, 150 RNB taxi ride to the Shenzhen downtown each way. Metro is not close. But if you are trying to stay away from shenzhen, this is the place. I will stay here again.