Hyatt Regency Jinan Review

Written and Published May 30, 2019


The Hyatt Regency is one of many high rises in Jinan - the capital of the Shandong province. I arrived rather late at night and happy to see that the front desk spoke minimal English (a rarity in Central China).Hyatt Regency Jinan Review



Hyatt Regency Jinan Review

Hyatt Regency Jinan Review

Check-in was quick and with no-nonsense - I was hoping to order food and was referred to the menu in my room. Good idea - so I headed upstairs and noticed that the menu would be available via bar code scan - however my iPhone wasn't able to connect the barcode at all. I ended up calling and ordering a vegetarian sandwich.

I liked the room though it was rather old but still in good shape. The bed was excellent and the dark curtains kept the sunlight out in the morning. I was hoping the air conditioning would work but any setting I tried the fan was on high noise but the temperature would not budge below 24 degrees Celsius - and I tried all the settings for some time. Oh well.



Hyatt Regency Jinan Review

Hyatt Regency Jinan Review



Hyatt Regency Jinan Review

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The internet was easy to connect but slow at about 2 Mbit. This would be a theme in many hotel sin Central China but I found it disappointing to see at a Hyatt Regency. I called the help desk but gave up after they connected me to the outsourced Internet support which wanted to 'test my device' - that's how spyware gets on your device guaranteed :)

My sandwich showed up soon and was not what it made out to be in the verbal description. It was not edible - however it came with fried (which were excellent) and a soft drink (I don;t drink them). You win some - you loose some...

Breakfast wasn't included in my rate but the breakfast spread looked decent.

Hyatt Regency Jinan Review

Hyatt Regency Jinan Review

The hotel is located next to a newish shopping mall and just a short taxi ride away from the new city center (i.e. the Intercontinental Jinan City Center).

In sum I found my stay to be disappointing - it wasn't a bad hotel after all but I always have higher expectations for Hyatt which often has exceeded my high expectations them by a mile. Rates are usually under $100 so I can't complain much.