Pro : Beyond call of duty service effort, tea and towel at check in, personal butler, chic decor in lobby.
Con: English isn't widely used in this hotel. Don't hit up the lunch buffet 45 minutes before closing.
Came here for one night on a business trip for myself and my girlfriend, I speaks Mandarin and English, she speaks Spanish and English. During check in, the front desk personnel thought I was only wondering around the check in area and didn't pay attention to me waiting there until the tea service lady pointed me out.
Lesson here - you are in China, demand service or they will ignore you.
A small crew escorted us to our room, after a nervous elevator attention with black rim glasses and top hat told us "welcome home" as the elevator door closes. Once we were inside the room, two more staff came by, one to bring us more toiletries and another to bring us a snack / inform us of us butler. While I was gone for business, my gf called the front desk to ask about the many different options for pillows. Her experience was quite delightful, even it took a lot of effort thru the language barrier. The call to front desk resulted in the staff hanging up and sending a clerk to the room, once the clerk realize that she didn't understand my gf, the butler was called, with EVERY pillow for my gf to select from.
Lesson here - If you don't speak Chinese, use google translate, don't torture the overzealous staff.
Overall, great place to stay in Linhai