I hate (yes, hate) carpets in hotel rooms ... but ...
Even acknowledging the success of intermittent air conditioning and availability (but limited use) of high efficiency vacuums, the overuse of wall-to-wall carpeting in mostly hot and humid climates shows an absurd lack of connection to appropriate design. Heat? Humidity? Carpets?
I never liked paying to share a room with colonies of indescribables thriving out of sight and out of reach. I have enough trouble with breathing that it disturbs me that I have to deal with the smell, however minor and however well it might be masked or limited. You never really escape it. Even 5 star managers never take the time to sleep in the rooms they let, so they almost never get it.
I was surprised that this very economic hotel handles it correctly.... Make that delighted.
The Felicity is VERY conveniently located and I stayed in there before. It wasn't bad when I stayed there, but it was still carpeted. Less smell than most (even good) hotels, but still there. So I went online and only booked enough time to ground out with my business associates then look around for a place without carpets.
I didn't need to. Wow. I booked more time.
Albeit aged and slightly run down from its once popular and prestigious role in times long past, the room was clean and comfortable. Spacious -- because it was laid out nicely with a good view -- I enjoyed my stay. Carpets and all. And of course the price was right.
The single issue (for which I personally felt I had no right to challenge, as much as I'd want to) was that they asked that outside food not be brought in because it would make the room smell .... Ironic?
Oh yes, almost forgot: I found staff and the front desk to be very helpful when needed ... and easy to deal with.
Enjoy the neighborhood. The hotel is across from one of the largest malls and rail and bus stations in Guangdung province. And do yourself a favour: Take the time to go out and eat nearby with the locals .... You'll be at the busy junction where so many of the Cantonese community, and those that have joined them over the past century or so, pass through in their travels. less