Local Cozy Apt.@Old City Center

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Guangzhou, Guangdong 510280, China
Stephen & Alice

Local style residence located in Guangzhou Haizhu District. Just in the center of the local living area and near the Pool River.

Your host, Stephen & Alice
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Local style residence located in Guangzhou Haizhu District. Just in the center of the local living area and near the Pool River.

The Space

Hello & thank you for your interest in our apartment!

This is a local style apartment in an old building, located in a community with strong atmosphere of life and local color, and transportation is very convenient with metro line nearby.

We offer not only a place to stay, but also a touch to the common life in Guangzhou.

★ THE APARTMENT ★
☆ 1st floor of a 6-floors building.
☆ Equipped with local style furniture, NICE and CLEAN.
☆ The whole apartment is air conditioned.
☆ Comfy double-bed. Additional air-bed can be added on request. Sleeping space for up to four guests can be arranged.
☆ Kitchen equipment are available for guest use.
☆ Bathroom/toilet is private for guests. Hot showers and shampoo are available.
☆ Towels, toothbrushes and toothpastes are provided on request.
☆ Hi-speed WiFi connection.
Notes: Refrigerator is shared with the host.

★ THE NEIGHBORHOOD ★
☆ Located in Shayuan, a traditional community with strong atmosphere of life and local color.
☆ In a building that protected by IC Card Security System, SAFE and PEACEFUL all day long.
☆ Restaurants, banks, hospitals and all kinds of living facilities nearby. Daily life in the apartment is very convenient.
☆ One of the biggest food market of the city nearby. All kinds of foods&fruits can be found in the market. You could use the equipment in the kitchen for self-catering.
☆ The 100 years old Pacific Wharf (renewed now) is just 15 minutes walking distance. It offers high-end shopping, wine tasting, cinema, food, and a private yacht dock.

★ TRANSPORTATION ★
☆ Located in GOOD location, 8 minutes on foot to metro station(Baogangdadao, Line 8) and bus lines.
☆ 20 minutes to Sun Yat-sen University, and 15 minutes to Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, by metro/bus.
☆ 25 minutes to shopping center(Beijing Rd, Shangxiajiu, etc.), by metro.
☆ 30 minutes to Pazhou Exhibition Center(Canton Fair), by metro.
☆ 40 minutes to Chimelong Water Park and Chimelong Happy World, by metro.
☆ 40 minutes to Guanghou East Railway Station(Hong Kong-Guangzhou direct train, or CRH China Railway High-speed from Shengzhen to Guangzhou), by metro.
☆ 45 minutes to Guanghou South Railway Station(CRH-China Railway High-speed from all over China), by metro.
☆ Most of the tour scenic spots are easy to go by public transportation within half an hour.
☆ About one hour from the Airport by metro or by airport shuttle bus. Airport pick-up on request.

★ LANDMARKS ★
☆ Jiangnanxi Business Street - 10 minutes on foot.
☆ Pacific Wharf - 15 minutes on foot.
☆ Sun Yat-sen University - 20 minutes by MTR.

★ THE HOSTS ★
We are a mid-30 educated couple with a lovely baby, residing in the next door of the guests' apartment. We love travelling and meeting people from all around the world. As locals of Guangzhou, we would happily help our guests with tourist information and advice as well. And also, we would like to invite our guests having dinner with us, enjoying our local style home cooked meal and sharing everything we have common interest.

★ FAQ ★
Q: Is this a hotel?
A: No. This is NOT a hotel but our own place. Mutual respect + adequate consideration is a must. If you love being pampered in fancy hotels or residing in dazzling night life, this is NOT the place for you.

Q: Is there any additional charges during my stay?
A: No. This is NOT a hotel. There won't be annoying additional charges.

Q: Is your place clean and tidy?
A: Yes, we keep our place clean and tidy as possible as we could. We have our apartment cleaned once a week on Thursday morning by professional housekeeper. The bedclothes and blankets are changed & washed after every guest move out.

Q: Is your place close to the airport?
A: No. Actually the airport - Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport - is located at the suburbs, where is about 35 kilometers from the downtown. Our place is definitely NOT close to the airport. But with convenient metro lines, it takes only about one hour to get there from my place.

Q: How far is it from your place to ...?
A: If you could provide the precise address or the building of the destination, We would like to find out for you the best means of transportation and an estimation of time/money cost.

Q: Can I pay by cash?
A: All the reservations need to be made on airbnb. Paying by cash is NOT encouraged.

Got any more questions? Feel free to contact the hosts!

★ TIPS ★
Please make an inquiry in which you mention your age range, profession and purpose of the trip. We will reply ASAP because we know clearly how much it helps planning.

Stephen & Alice

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Interaction with Guests

We are native-born locals in our mid-thirties with our lovely baby, Cici, residing in the next door of the guests' apartment. Alice and I have been serving in international hospitality field for more than decade, who know the demands of travelers aiming at sightseeing and/or business visit very well. We would like to provide all the information and help for organizing your trip in Guangzhou. We would help planning your sightseeing route in the city and Hong Kong/Macau as well, finding delicious Cantonese foods for you in very secret locations, arranging transport for your business trips from/to other cities, and even finding a professional interpreter for your business meetings! Just tell us exactly what you need:-) And if possible, we would like to invite you having dinner with us, enjoying our local style home cooked meal - the host can cook!

We offer not only a place to stay, but also a touch to the common life in Guangzhou.

The Neighborhood

- Located in Shayuan, Haizhu district, a traditional residence with strong atmosphere of life and local color.
- In a building protected by IC Card Security System, safe and peaceful all day long.
- All kinds of living facilities for daily life comes in handy. Both Chinese and Western style restaurants just round the corner.
- One of the biggest food market of the city nearby. All kinds of local foods&fruits could be found in the lively market.
- The 100 years old Pacific Wharf (renewed now) is just 15 minutes walking distance. It offers high-end shopping, wine tasting, cinema, food, and a private yacht dock.

Getting around

- 5 minutes on foot to metro station(Baogangdadao, Line 8) and bus lines.
- 20 minutes to commercial center in the old city(Beijing Rd, Shangxiajiu, Yuexiu Park, etc.).
- 25 minutes to Pazhou Exhibition Center(Canton Fair).
- 35 minutes to Guanghou East Railway Station(with Hong Kong-Guangzhou direct train, Shengzhen-Guangzhou CRH and trains from all major cities of China).
- 40 minutes to Chimelong Water Park and Chimelong Happy World.
- 50 minutes from the Airport by metro or by airport shuttle bus.
- Most of the tour scenic spots are easy to go by public transportation within half an hour.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • Stephen and Alice and their delightful daughter are amazing hosts. They welcomed us into to their home, offering us the larger apartment so we could each have a room. Incredible generosity. They went out of their way to welcome us, happy to share many things about Chinese culture and life. They invited us to both a delicious dinner and lunch ! It is a beautiful, clean and well kept apartment in a very authentic residential area of Guangzhou -- which we loved ! It is 2 mins to the largest, freshest market in the city. There is also a supermarket within 2 mins walk in the other direction. They are about 10 or so mins to a great foodie street. I think it would take about 5-6 mins walk to the Metro -- which feels very close and convenient. Thank you so much for your beautiful hospitality -- one day we hope to return ! Let us know if you ever head as far as NZ !

    June 2014
  • Overall quite okay

    June 2014
  • Great helpfull host. If you need a friend and guid in a country you had never been before - Stephen is a good choice.
    He and his wife Alice will give you all possible advises.
    The appartment has all basic appliances and cost its price.

    April 2014
  • Alice & Stephen offer an indenpedant appartement with convenient equipement for a very affordable price. Good deal and you'll feel welcome there. Even if the location is not directly downtown, it'snclose to the pearl river and the subway makes it easily accessible in 15minutes. Last but not least, their neighbourhood has a terrific market with some 100% Guangzhou style fOOd! We just loved it :-) be well and all the best ~ Yinying & Antoine

    April 2014
  • Alice and Stephen are very a sweet couple who takes care of there guest. Before arriving to China, Stephen made whole descriptive letter to us to visit the places and where to change the trains with maps. We arrived late night and Alice was there to pick us up and the room was so good as described in picture. They put our luggage at there place for our further trip to make us easy to visit other places which was really very much helpful. Anything we asked from the couple they were there to help us. I would like to visit them again and hope to see them too in India at our place.

    December 2013
  • Stephen and Alice are excellent host. After they had lent us their only laptop cable so that we could continue with our trip, they needed to buy another one for themselves. We are very grateful for the hospitality.
    The apartment is cosy and comfortable. It took us some time to get use to the squat toilet. There is a Mahjong centre nearby and it closes about 11pm to midnight. Earplugs are useful for light sleepers. The location is very convenient with lots of restaurants and a wet market nearby.

    December 2013
  • We stayed for two nights at Stephen and Alice's. They were very welcoming and helpful, gave us good instructions on how to get to their place from the airport, and met us at the metro station. Staying in a bustling residential area was a great introduction to Chinese life, and we very much enjoyed dining with them and their very sweet daughter on our first night. The room and bathroom were clean and comfortable, although as a previous reviewer said the shower over squat toilet arrangement that is very common in China takes a bit of getting used to for us Westerners! All in all a great place to stay in Guangzhou.

    December 2013
  • First I want to thank you for the hospitality . Now a few words about the apartment.

    The apartment consists of a large room , which the queen size bed, bedside table, sofa , Air Conditioning , Fan, Flat-screen TV , chairs , is located. The cabinet is located directly on the bed and is beautifully decorated .

    The kitchen is small but has the most necessary equipment to prepare simple meals . The bathroom consists of only a very small room with open Toillette and the shower is directly over it.

    Glasses or household items such as dishes and slippers can be used by guests free of charge.

    Positv :

    - The location is close to the subway
    - Good price performance
    - Very clean
    - Friendly owner
    - Lovingly decorated
    - Good Equipment

    negative:

    - Small bathroom

    Conclusion:

    In summary, it is a good choice . You feel comfortable and for the price of 22 euros +3 , it is favorable for Guangzhou. Converted are about 200 yuan. For this price you get a room with a bath at the well-known hotel chains such as Days Inn , etc. But the rooms are much smaller and features technically far behind. Also, the apartment was was absolutely clean , therefore still deserves a mention of . Directions from the airport monitoring and the following pick-up at Metro went smoothly.

    November 2013
  • We arrived in Guangzhou in the middle of the night, yet Alice was so nice to still walk out to get us. It was 4am when we arrived at their house.

    They are very hospitable people. When asked about the area, Alice was more than willing to share the places to visit and marked out the places on a map for us.

    Very very nice stay!

    November 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 52 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    August 2013
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We are native-born locals in our mid-thirties with our lovely baby, Cici, residing in the next door of the guests' apartment. Alice and I have been serving in international hospitality field for more than decade, who know the demands of travelers aiming at sightseeing and/or business visit very well. We would like to provide all the information and help for organizing your trip in Guangzhou. We would help planning your sightseeing route in the city and Hong Kong/Macau as well, finding delicious Cantonese foods for you in very secret locations, arranging transport for your business trips from/to other cities, and even finding a professional interpreter for your business meetings! Just tell us exactly what you need:-) And if possible, we would like to invite you having dinner with us, enjoying our local style home cooked meal - the host can cook! We offer not only a place to stay, but also a touch to the common life in Guangzhou. FAQ - Q: Is this a hotel? - A: No. This is NOT a hotel but our own place. Mutual respect and adequate consideration is a must. If you love being pampered in fancy hotels or residing in dazzling night life, this is NOT the place for you. - Q: Is there any additional charges during my stay? - A: No. This is NOT a hotel. There won't be annoying additional charges. - Q: Is your place clean and tidy? - A: Yes, we keep our place clean and tidy as possible as we could. We have our apartment cleaned once a week on Thursday morning by professional housekeeper. The bedclothes and blankets are changed & washed after every guest move out. - Q: Is your place close to the airport? - A: No. Actually the airport - Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport - is located at the suburbs, where is about 35 kilometers from the downtown. Our place is definitely NOT close to the airport. But with convenient metro lines, it takes only about one hour to get there from my place. - Q: How far is it from your place to ...? - A: Please provide the precise address or the building of the destination. We would like to find out for you the best means of transport and an estimation of time/money cost. - Q: Can I pay by cash? - A: All the reservations need to be made on airbnb. Paying by cash is NOT encouraged. Got any more questions? Feel free to contact us!
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