The Traffic Hotel is located south of central Chengdu along side the Nanhe River. Right next door to the hotel is the Xinnanmen Bus Station (Tourism Passenger Transport Centre) which is the Chengdu’s main bus station with services to many long distance destinations like Emei, Leshan, Jiuzhaigou and many more places in Sichuan Province.
The Traffic Hotel/Inn (previously the Communications Hotel?) sits somewhere between being a hotel and a backpackers hostel. Some rooms feature shower and toilet and other rooms just have a toilet. Common use showers are available on each floor. The rooms are basic but clean.
What makes this hotel great is three things, the caring service from the staff at the front desk with one senior staff member speaking great english providing me with endless assistance in booking tours and flights, secondly the wonderful food from the hotels restaurant, and thirdly the ability to easily book tours whether heading to Tibet, Emei Shan, Leshan or just to local Chengdu attractions.
The hotel also has a laundry room and a secure area for leaving your extra luggage while out on tour. A major downside is the non-existant wi-fi, although on the second floor there where some cables at a central desk where you could plug in your laptop.
At the the front of the hotel is a bar and a Thai restaurant, but the bar never seemed to really get going, and the service at the Thai Restaurant was that bad I walked out…but, looking back, I wasn’t having the best day that day, perhaps I was a little rash!
The restaurants own hotel is a great place to eat, the staff were friendly and considerate towards my inability to speak mandarin. And the food was great value. Pictured below is a sizzling beef stir fry and pork dumplings:
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