Accommodations in China
Here, you can find out more about the hotels that we use during our tours to China.
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Dong Fang Hotel is centrally located in a lovely, quie, local area where you gain a good insight into everyday life in Beijing. On your doorstep, you will find small grocery stores and restaurants where you will see the locals queuing in the morning. In the small, cosy streets around the hotel, you will find the iconic hutong streets, which ooze culture.
The Temple of Heaven Park is located about a 15-minute walk from the hotel, and Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City are relatively close.
Dong Fang Hotel has a total of 288 rooms decorated in warm colours with dark wood furnishings. All rooms have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, a TV and a bathroom with toiletries and a hair dryer.
The hotel has a lovely courtyard garden where you can relax and watch Chinese tourists practising Tai chi.
There is also a Chinese restaurant, while Western dishes are served at the “Old House 1918 Coffee Shop”.
Holly’s Hostel is just a 3-minute walk from the Marquies Wu (Wu Hou Ci) temple, and comprises both a dormitory and private rooms. You can stay in a private room with air conditioning, WiFi, a TV, an electric kettle and a separate bathroom. Holly’s Hostel also has a restaurant that serves local dishes.
Wanyou Conifer is a modern hotel in the heart of Chongqing. Comprising 32 storeys, the hotel has 289 spacious, stylishly furnished rooms featuring a TV, internet connection, safe and minibar, as well as a separate bathroom. The hotel operates 24-hour room service, and you can also choose between three fine restaurants. If you are struck by the sudden urge for a cocktail, make your way to Chili’s Bar, or head for the Sky Lounge – and its magnificent view – on the 29th floor. Other facilities at the hotel include a spa department, fitness centre and indoor and outdoor pools.
The Taoist Bao Guo Monastery has a 2-star hostel section laid out in one of its beautiful old wooden buildings. The rooms reflect the monastic lifestyle in that they feature no western comforts of any kind. On the covered veranda, there are a number of benches where you can sit and observe the everyday life of the monastery. You are most welcome to participate in the morning and evening services, where the monks chant their mantras for an hour. The food served at the monastery is vegetarian. However, the monastery is approx. a 10-minute walk from an urban area with plenty of shops and restaurants.
Emeish Hotspring Hotel enjoys a delightful natural setting on the reserve near the Baoguo Temple, approx. 6 km from the town of Emei. The hotel is located very close to the hot springs of Lingxiu, which are the biggest in Western China, and where natural baths have been established Other facilities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a spa heated with the warmth from the springs.
The hotel has around 370 rooms, fitted with all modern conveniences including Wi-Fi. There are restaurants and bars at the hotel, which can also organise a variety of activities for a separate fee.
The Sanroyal International Hotel is set in the beautiful Jiuzhaigou Valley, just 1.5 km from the entrance to the national park. The hotel is furnished with traditional decorative elements representing Tibetan and Qiang culture.
Located in the heart of an expanse of natural countryside, the hotel has around 200 modern rooms fitted with a full range of modern conveniences. The hotel has a Tibetan restaurant and also serves Sichuan and Yue cuisine. Other facilities include a large theatre that stages an impressive dance show featuring traditional Tibetan and Qiang dance. Tickets to the show cost USD 180.
Luoyang Peony Hotel is situated in the heart of the city’s commercial district, close to Wangcheng Park, which is the venue for the world-famous peony festival.
The hotel is housed in a contemporary building and features around 175 modern rooms. Facilities include a restaurant that serves both Chinese and western cuisine.
The Grand Metro Hotel is situated in the Nanjing commercial district, opposite Xuanwu Lake and next to the local shopping area on Hunan Street.
Xinjiekou, the famous international shopping district, is just 3 km from the hotel.
The hotel has around 110 rooms, which all have Wi-Fi as well as a full range of other modern facilities. The restaurant serves delicious Chinese cuisine, and the hotel can arrange massages for guests.
Jing An Hotel is located in Shanghai’s business district, close to Jingan Temple, shops and the Metro.
Built in 1935, the hotel building is decorated in classic Spanish style with dark, elegant wooden furniture. The hotel has 126 spacious rooms, all with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a safe, TV, telephone and a bathroom with toiletries and a hair dryer. The rooms afford a lovely view of the garden.
Jing An Hotel offers facilities such as a restaurant, gym, beauty salon and a coffee bar.
Heyi Hotel is located in Shanghai’s business district, close to Jing’an Temple, Jing’an Garden and West Nanjing Road and the great shopping it offers. Right on your doorstep, you’ll find grocery stores and restaurants.
Thanks to the nearby metro stations, there are good connections to all of Shanghai.
The rooms are pleasant, comfortable and modern. They are all have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a TV, a telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and a bathroom with a hair dryer and toiletries.
The hotel also has a lovely restaurant where you can enjoy both Chinese and Western dishes.
This excellent three-star hotel is located in the centre of Shanghai, close to Nanjing Road, Jing’an Park and the Jiuguang shopping centre, and is about 2 km from The Bund and Yu Garden.
The hotel offers a restaurant, a coffee bar, a bar, a small shop, a sauna and a fitness centre. There is Wi-Fi in the public areas, and cable Internet is available in the guest rooms for a fee.
The hotel has 527 rooms on 23 floors. The facilities available in the rooms include air conditioning, a minibar, a TV with satellite channels, a hairdryer, a bathrobe, tea- and coffee-making facilities, free mineral water, and an iron and ironing board. In the bathroom, the shower is above the bath.
The Yinhe Dynasty Hotel is located in the heart of Chengdu, just a 5-minute walk from Tianfu Square and 5 minutes by metro from Kuanzhai Xiangzi, a favourite destination for tourists.
The hotel has more than 350 rooms, equipped with Wi-Fi and a full range of modern conveniences. Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, fitness room and restaurants serving both Chinese and international cuisine.
Taiyanghe International Hotel is located in the heart of Songpan, close to the historical city wall where you can see statues of King Songtsan Gambo and Princess Wencheng – one of the most famous couples in Chinese history.
The hotel was completed in 2000 and comprises 200 rooms fitted with all modern conveniences. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant serving Chinese cuisine, a chess room, and a massage and beauty salon.
The 2-star Old House Inn is just a 3-minute walk from the city wall surrounding the historical town of Songpan. The rustic, two-storey building features a covered atrium that all the rooms look out upon, and you will be welcomed with a steaming hot cup of tea. The rooms are simply furnished, with electric blankets on the beds.
Songpan is a magnificent town, home to a thriving community. Most of the population are Tibetan, and many wear traditional Tibetan clothes – making life in the streets is an attraction in itself. The numerous old buildings are well-preserved, and motorised traffic is not permitted to enter the historical centre.
Located in the heart of Xian, close to the city wall, the Great Mosque and the Drum Tower, the hotel has 471 rooms, all with a range of modern conveniences such as WiFi, air conditioning, satellite TV and a minibar.
Facilities at the hotel include a fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool, and guests can also enjoy massage treatments. The hotel restaurant serves both local specialities and international cuisine.
The Skytel Hotel enjoys an excellent location inside Xi’an’s ancient city wall and almost couldn’t be more central. Within walking distance of the hotel, you will find the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower and the Muslim Quarter with its bazaar, the Great Mosque and the many street kitchens on the street, Huimin Jie. The hotel is also surrounded by world-class restaurants and shops.
It has a total of 175 lovely rooms spread over seven floors, all with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a TV, a fridge, a telephone, a safe, tea/coffee making facilities and a bathroom with a hair dryer and toiletries.
The hotel has a a tea lounge and a restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.
Other amenities at the hotel include a gym, sauna and massage room.
The New West Street Hotel is a mere 10-minute walk from Yangshuo town centre and just steps away from the famous West Street, where Western and Eastern culture flow into one. Across from the hotel, you will find the scenic Yangshuo Park, where you can see the locals doing Tai-chi in the morning, or climb the steps up to the pagoda on the limestone mountain and enjoy the view of the town and the green mountains surrounding it.
The hotel has a total of 142 elegant rooms furnished with elegant dark wood furniture and decorative carpets and paintings. All rooms have Wi-Fi, TV, air conditioning, a telephone, a fridge and a safe, not to mention an en suite bathroom with a hair dryer and toiletries.
A continental breakfast is served in the hotel restaurant, where you can also enjoy your lunch and dinner and enjoy traditional Chinese dishes. After an exciting day of sightseeing, you can enjoy a drink in the hotel bar, which is open around the clock.
Located in breathtaking surroundings with leafy trees and green limestone mountains on the banks of the Yulong River just outside Yangshuo is the serene Yangshuo Mountain Retreat. Find your inner peace, immersed in the stunning nature.
The stylish rooms are furnished with traditional Chinese beds and calming colours on the walls. In each room, there is air conditioning, a minibar, a safe, Wi-Fi and an en suite bathroom, but there is no TV or telephone, allowing you to enjoy the wonderful, relaxing surroundings to the full.
The hotel’s restaurant serves both local specialities and Western favourites, all made from fresh, local produce. You can choose to eat the delicious food inside the restaurant, or you can sit out at the riverside dining tables and enjoy the nature.
In the hotel’s Bamboo Bar, you can sit in the comfy bamboo sofas in the lounge area, where you can play board games, read a book or listen to relaxing music while sipping one of the bar’s long list of cocktails. In the summer, you can be cooled down by the cool air of the bar’s air conditioning, and in winter you can let the warmth of the fire’s flames cocoon you.
|Rearview room, 3 nights||Per person: £63|
Zhengzhou Tianhe Hotel is located in the heart of Zhengzhou on the busy Erqi Road and close to the beautiful People’s Park.
The hotel has around 200 rooms, all featuring a full range of modern facilities. It also has a restaurant that specialises in traditional Chinese dishes.
Located in the centre of Zhengzhou, the Xinhua Jianguo Hotel has 193 rooms, all with WiFi, satellite TV, air conditioning and a minibar.
Facilities at the hotel include a fitness room, conference rooms and several restaurants serving traditional Chinese cuisine – including delicious specialities from the Henan and Sichuan regions – as well as western dishes.