Old Jun 2, 19, 12:04 am
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moondog
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1. One limiting factor in hotel renovations is that it's not easy to change the size/layout of the rooms themselves; this is big issue for hotels like the Portman (SH) that were built during the small room era

2. I advise people against staying on the Bund because the restaurants are overpriced/overrated, and subway access is terrible

3. My mom and I visited Hangzhou during, what is possibly, the busiest time all year -- the first weekend during the spring tea harvest
-but, we made the most of it because our hotel was on the lake (I can't recall the name off hand, but it was pretty swank), and we hired a small private boat to bring us around the lake (even to the uncrowded west part)
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