At breakfast, there were only five tables, so separate groups of guests had to sit together around the table. I'm not a great conversationalist at breakfast.
In our room we had trouble with a smelly bathroom. We should have moved or told the hotel about it but we wondered if every room had the same problem and there was also the language difficulty of trying to get the problem through to the staff. The smell of stinky rank drains was so bad at night that it woke me up and I had to sleep with the sheet over my head. Our room was 8809. I think the covers to all the vents and drains in the bathroom needed to be opened and thoroughly cleaned (or perhaps the bathroom gutted and redone).
Traditional gardens were very beautiful, with trees reminding one of those on ancient scrolls. Short bridges over ponds with goldfish were a delight to walk on. The room had chunky traditional Chinese furniture. The mattresses were very firm but surprisingly very comfortable. The breakfast was amazing, consisting of a buffet of English style fried eggs, bacon, sugary frankfurters and cereals, as well as more Chinese dishes such as three types of rice porridge, steamed vegetables such as cauliflower and spinach, pork buns, hot noodles, fried vegetables, pickles, and battered sugary sticks. Coffee was free at breakfast time.