Hotel or Hostel?

On April 26, 2012, in Accomodation, China Travel Gossip, Travel Info, by Jack Li

When you travel to Beijing on a budget and you don’t need the comfort of a hotel, especially younger travelers and people who travel alone might choose a hostel instead. Compared to hotel prices the shared rooms are quite cheap. Sizes vary between four and ten bed rooms, often separated by gender. For a little […]

When you travel to Beijing on a budget and you don’t need the comfort of a hotel, especially younger travelers and people who travel alone might choose a hostel instead. Compared to hotel prices the shared rooms are quite cheap. Sizes vary between four and ten bed rooms, often separated by gender. For a little more privacy many hostels also have single, double, triple or even luxury rooms with private en suite bathrooms and in some places you can even find family rooms. The community areas and restaurants/food areas/kitchens are very often a place where travelers can get in touch easily, so in hostels there is no need to spend time alone. Maybe you’ll even find other nice people to go on some Beijing tours together.

What’s important, no matter if you choose a hotel or a hostel, is the location and there is no perfect place for everybody. It depends on your interests, what your plans are during the day and how you want to spend your evenings. If you like to stay out late to go to some bars or clubs you might want to look for an accommodation near bar areas. The subway only operates until close to midnight so after that you can either walk or take a taxi. For day time activities a close by subway station is in any case a big plus.

It’s only natural that a hostel is louder than in a small hotel, with people arriving and leaving all the time. For people who have a light sleep it’s advisable to bring some ear plugs and, well, common bathrooms and showers are just not the same as your own private bathroom at home. For some people this might need some time getting used to. Another good advice (especially for girls) is to bring enough tissues or to buy toilet paper there because in the common bathrooms it’s usually not provided.

In international hostels the majority of people working at the reception desk speak English and will be prepared to give you information and advice. It’s usually not a problem to pay by credit card but keep in mind that you have to pay a deposit (about twice the room rate). Services most hostels offer are free sheets, towels and wireless internet (although not always a good and fast connection), luggage storage and a safe for valuables. Some also offer bike rentals, airport pickup etc.

Another great point about hostels that many hotels don’t offer are events and activities, such as Chinese language or history classes, Tai Chi classes, barbecue or dumpling evenings are free to join for guests. And you can also book group tours to tourist attraction such as the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs, but even to places further away like Tibet many hostels have special tour offers.

Bigger hostels offer western food, like pizza or pasta usually at reasonable prices but still, local food is most of the time a bit cheaper and while you’re in China why would you not eat some Chinese food? Breakfast is not offered in all hostels and that’s also the case with self-service kitchens. But in the morning there are many food stands all over the city to get you a fresh and most of the time a warm breakfast.

Concerning the interior of many Beijing hostels you can see the Asian influence but most are furnished with a colorful mixture of all kinds of different styles not always with matching colors or design. In Beijing there are well over a hundred hostels but if you still prefer to stay in one of the Beijing Hotels the choice is even greater.

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Relax in Beijing’s tranquil hot springs

On July 12, 2011, in Beijing, Cultural Experience, Must-sees, by Jack Li

After rushing around Beijing seeing many tourists attractions I am sure that you would like to treat yourself to a well earnt soak in a hot spring. The spring resorts provide mineral-rich clean water where you can lie back and relax. Get Beijing Flights with Air China who charge fantastic prices. Combine the hustle and […]

After rushing around Beijing seeing many tourists attractions I am sure that you would like to treat yourself to a well earnt soak in a hot spring. The spring resorts provide mineral-rich clean water where you can lie back and relax. Get Beijing Flights with Air China who charge fantastic prices. Combine the hustle and bustle of the city with a relaxing day at a hot spring resort.

Many of the resorts are located 60 kilometres north of Beijing and are easily acccessible. The hot springs provide private or public services that both tourists and Beijingers enjoy. The private services are sometimes in private villas with a hot spring specifically for the relaxation of your gorup.

The average cost of a day at the hot spring resorts is about 100 Yuan per person per day. This is a bargain as it includes a sauna; bathing, hot spring and traditional Chinese buffet meal. Additional services are available such as accommodation and body and foot massages.

Jiuhua Spa and Resort

 

This one of the most famous hot springs in Beijing as it had the longest history, dating back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368.) During this period in time imperial families used the spas, but today it is noted for their top quality hot springs. They are set in beautifully elegant scenery with Chinese style architecture. The cost of the Jiuhua Spa and Resort is 68 Yuan per person. The best way to get there is on the number 984 bus as the last bus stop is right outside the hotel.

Tianlongyuan Hot Spring Resorts

 

This is Bejing’s newest hot spring and comes equipped with advanced facilities. It owns the biggest indoor public hot spring in the whole of China, which can accommodate 3,000 people at one given time. As well as the incredible hot spring facilities, Tianlongyuan is proud to hold water entertainment and has teahouses, bars, a massage centre, mobile casino performance stage and much more. It is located in the Changping district, which is east of the Badaling Great Wall and west of the Ming Tombs. Tianlongyuan Hot Spring Resort is more expensive at 158 Yuan. However, it is a day you will never forget, as it is a beautiful place with a wonderful atmosphere and something for everyone!

Longmai Hot Springs Resort

 

Longmai means ‘dragon’s pulse’ which highlights its traditional Chinese values.  Like most of the hot springs, this one is in the north of Beijing. Within the spring resort there are tropical rainforest style public areas. Alternatively, the private part of the resort includes 39 villas that can each hold 20-30 people. It is the first imperial villa village in China and the biggest entertainment palace, offering indoor hot springs, in Asia. This entertainment palace can host 2,000 people. Other facilities that they offer include a swimming pool complete with a diving platform, bar, steam bath, mist bath, rain bath and massage room. It is also located in the Changping District of Beijing and is a wonderful example of mysterious Chinese culture. The average temperatures of the pools at Longmai range from 28 to 32 degrees Celsius. Hot Springs resort costs 100 Yuan per person.

These are the top three spa resorts that we would recommend. Tourists travel all over Beijing to the wonderful Chinese attractions that they have to offer; however the city can be smoggy and hectic. We all need time to recuperate so Travel to Beijing and sink into a warm hot spring.

Make Your Beijing Tours Low Budget Staying at Top-Rated Hostels

On March 7, 2011, in China Travel Gossip, by Jack Li

Besides those luxury 5-star hotels, you can also make your Travel to China economic while at no cost of comfortableness. Picking up a good hostel to stay at could be such a wise choice making your Beijing Tours not only budgetary, but interesting, romantic, and even adventurous.  The Great Wall Box Hostel The Great Wall […]

Besides those luxury 5-star hotels, you can also make your Travel to China economic while at no cost of comfortableness. Picking up a good hostel to stay at could be such a wise choice making your Beijing Tours not only budgetary, but interesting, romantic, and even adventurous.

 The Great Wall Box Hostel

The Great Wall Box Hostel is located at Gubeikou Village, about 120 km away from Beijing City. Quadrangle-styled (or Siheyuan in Chinese), the main house has a history over 100 years, with one sidewall of the courtyard set against the Great Wall. This favored location, along with the mountainous scenery around, allows you always a spur to go hiking on the most classic sections of the Great Wall.

Special offers:

  1. Located by the Great Wall, not in downtown Beijing
  2. A non-tourist section, including broken parts and non-broken part
  3. Every staff here speaks good English
  4. 0 km—Gubeikou Dragon or Tiger Great Wall, 8 km—Jinshanling Great Wall, 20 km—Simatai Great Wall. And nice views (the Great Wall) even lying on your bed

 

FREE SERVICES: Internet and Wi-Fi, 24-hour hot shower, luggage storage, games to borrow, books to borrow, travel information, hostel booking in China

ACTIVITIES: Chinese & western food cooking course, BBQ (Summer), tea party (Every day), hiking on the Great Wall (Free guide every day), Zen & Yoga course

RATES:
Dorms: USD 12.8

Peking International Youth Hostel

Located by the wall of the Forbidden City, Peking International Youth Hostel is close to most of hottest attractions of the ancient Beijing. As a perfect spot for short breaks during your tour in downtown Beijing, PIYH offers a wide variety of room choices, ranging from budget dorm, affordable double rooms, to luxury room. The dorms are all furnished with separate bathrooms with 24-hour hot shower supplied.

Main Attractions in Neighborhood:
Forbidden City—5 minute walk
Tiananmen Square—12 minute walk
National Grand Theatre—12 minute walk
China National Museum—12 minute walk
China Art Museum—12 minute walk
Beihai Park—12 minute walk

RATE:  Dorms: US$14.40,  Privates: US$31.19

Sitting On The City Walls Courtyard House

Sitting on the City Walls Courtyard House is an exquisite traditional courtyard house, located within the ancient urban town area of Beijing. There is a zigzag alleyway leading to the front door, which is particularly precious when most HUTONGs in Beijing are currently being renovated or constructed.
5 minute walk to the Forbidden City, Sitting on the City Walls House is located at the middle axis of this city, definitely the heart of Ancient Peking. Only 1 minute walk away to the city’s main streets, the hostel gives you the most genuine understanding and feelings that belong to the old Beijing.
Quiet alleyway, friendly smile, warm exchange of greetings from neighbors, all these are reminding you of the old town Beijing life style.

RATE:

Dorms: USD 12.8  Privates: USD 27.99

 

Sanlitun Youth Hostel
The Sanlitun Youth Hostel, as the name indicates, sits in the heart of Sanlitun, one of the most dynamic nightlife areas in Beijing. The embassy area is also within walking distance, making it convenient for those travelers who are fond of things within easy reach.
Located in the Chaoyang District, the hostel is within minutes’ walk from Dongsishitao subway station. It serves as a prime location to get to many of Beijing’s attractions, such as the famous Ya-show Market, which specializes in designer clothing brands at fair prices.
The staff at the hostel are all bilingual in both English and Mandarin and are willing to answer any queries and help with any potential problems that you may encounter in Beijing. Their spacious and modern restaurant area serves as both a chill out area and home to cuisine that caters for international tastes. Weekly events such as the Free Dumpling and Hot Pot nights are a great opportunity to meet other guests.
FACILITIES & SERVICES: 

Laundry Facilities, bike hire service, International phone call service, book exchange, post box, 24-hour reception, both Chinese and western food, airport pick up, Chinese Hot Pot every Wednesday night.

RATE:

Dorms: USD 5.6, Privates: USD 7.2

Kelly’s Courtyard

Kelly’s Courtyard is a stylish courtyard hostel located in a traditional Hutong (alley) in the heart of Beijings Xidan District, a vibrant commercial area. Kelly’s courtyard is surrounded by many of Beijing’s historical vistas, including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, BeiHai Park and Shichahai Lake. It is within walking distance or a short ride to all of these places. Kellys Courtyard is within convenient reach of all of Beijings key travel destinations, as well the airport and railway station. Public transportation including subway, bus or taxi are all nearby and make it easy to get around the city.

RATE:

Privates: USD 27.5

The hostels described above are just a few examples among numerous interesting and distinctive ones in Beijing and around China. Hope this is article could provide an alternative way of exploring the adventures on your China Tours.

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Discounted China Hotels in Beijing

On December 24, 2010, in Accomodation, Beijing, China Travel Gossip, by Jack Li

Planning to have a Travel to Beijing and need to book a hotel to stay? As regard hotels in Beijing many visitors always think of luxury or 5-star ones like China World (Shangri La), Grand Hyatt, and Great Wall Sheraton. If you are here to experience luxury accommodation and you don’t care about the money, […]

Planning to have a Travel to Beijing and need to book a hotel to stay? As regard hotels in Beijing many visitors always think of luxury or 5-star ones like China World (Shangri La), Grand Hyatt, and Great Wall Sheraton. If you are here to experience luxury accommodation and you don’t care about the money, they would be ok.

However, if you are planning a budget tour and want to save money, getting a discounted hotel is to be listed in top priorities, as important as cheap China Flights.

Guarantees for discounted hotels are always booking in advance, avoiding weekends and high seasons, but if you have been already scheduled, be flexible in location. The location of a hotel is decisive in its rate, so look for hotels outside the city center but with convenient transportation. Here is a list of those hotels that are mostly recommended.

No.1 Shatan Hotel Beijing 

Beijing Shatan Hotel is located very close to the Forbidden City in an interesting side street which is teemed with local shops, markets and restaurants. All these combined makes you feel you live as the locals.  The room is spacious, really comfy beds, nice flat screen TV, and beautiful bathroom. The staffs are helpful and the breakfast is ok.

Add: No. 28 Shatan back Street, Dongcheng District Beijing 100009

Tel: 010-84026688

No.2 Homekey Hotel Beijing 

Homekey Hotel is a six floor building with 24 guest rooms. It is centrally located in the hutong areas, 600m from Drum Tower, 800m from Bell Tower, Forbidden City 800m, Tiananmen Square 4 km, Bird’s Nest 6 km, Wangfujiang Street 4km, Silk Market 5km, Beijing Railway Station 6km and Beijing airport 30km. Friendly English-speaking staff.  Each room is equipped with TV, air-conditioner, private bathroom, shower, 24hr hot water, wireless access, two beds, and big window with lovely view.

Tel: 0086 10 64070268; fax: 0086 10 64013846

Add: No.15, Yu`er Hutong, Nanluoguxiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing

No.3  Orange Hotels Beijing

Orange Hotel Beijing is a hotel chain with 10 hotels in Beijing – Beijing Zhongguancun, Beijing Guanyuanqiao, Beijing Tianningsi, Beijing Wukesong, Beijing Wanjing, Beijing Xinzhimen, Beijing Jingsong Dong, Beijing Jingsong Xi, Beijing Asia Games Village and Beijing Shuijin Jianguo. All the ten orange hotels are located in the major areas in Beijing, very convenient both for business and leisure travelers. All hotels are a no frills hotels. People are quite satisfied with the cleanliness of the room and the toilet. The mattress is hard like what you would find in many hotels in China. Most of the chain hotels are cozy and modern.

Add: No. 200 Beiyuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tel: 400-819-0099 (24 hours)

No.4 Jade Garden Hotel 

The location of the hotel is super for those who want to visit the Forbidden City and Tianamen Square; both are within a ten minute walk. The night market and Wangfujing are also very close by. The staffs at the front desk are always helpful, informative, and can speak English. Rooms are clean, comfortable and the surrounding is all right. It offers very good western and Chinese breakfast buffet. Free internet is very nice.

Add: 1 Nanheyan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing

Tel: 86 10 58580966

No.5 Bamboo Garden Hotel 

The location is great, a 10 minute walk from a subway station as well as walking distance of several worthwhile sites in the city. It’s in the middle of the hutongs with walking distance to Lake Houhai and surrounding market streets, restaurants and bars. Only a short taxi ride to Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Make sure you have the location of the hotel in Chinese as it is a bit difficult to for some taxi drivers to find. The standard room is very clean, pretty and comfortable. The bathroom is modern and clean. The large flat screen TV and computer with free internet are an added delight. The hotel has a courtyard surrounding full of greenery, very calm and peaceful.

Add: No.24, Xiaoshiqiao, Jiugulou Street, Xicheng District, Beijing.

Tel: 86-10-58520088

The hotels listed can guarantee you a decent and comfy stay for your Beijing Tours while cost you much less money with the average room rate above is between US$ 20 and 60 per night.

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Good Deals on China Hotels

On November 11, 2010, in Accomodation, Adventure Trip, Beijing, Cool Places, Shanghai, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Do you want to know some good deals on China Hotels in the main cities? In this blog, I will give you a short list of discounted hotels in China,including Beijing and Shanghai Hotels. All the hotels below offer budget accommodation with good discounts and thorough service. 1.Beijing Hotels No.1 GreenTree Inn(Bird nest branch)                                 From […]

Do you want to know some good deals on China Hotels in the main cities? In this blog, I will give you a short list of discounted hotels in China,including Beijing and Shanghai Hotels. All the hotels below offer budget accommodation with good discounts and thorough service.

1.Beijing Hotels

No.1 GreenTree Inn(Bird nest branch)                                 From USD25

Located near the Olympic Sports Center in Chaoyang District, this hotel has easy access to the subway and the inner ring road. It has a total of 163 elegantly furnished guest rooms. Standard rooms are about 25 square meters in size, with modern and comfortable furnishings. It offers Chinese and Western-style food, shower and bath as well as free internet access to make you feel at home.

No.2 JINJIANG INN (Changchun Street branch)                             From USD30

This hotel is located in Changchun Street, one of the busiest CBD areas in Beijing. It is just a ten minute drive away from Tiananmen Square and a 3 minute walk to the subway line 2. It has a total of 253 elegantly furnished guest rooms. Standard rooms are about 28 square meters in size. Hotel services include luggage service, morning wake-up call, car parking facilities and a credit card service.

2.Shanghai Hotels

No.1 Motel 168(Zhangqiao branch)                                    From USD23

Located in Jinqiao Town, Motel168 has a total of 480 elegantly furnished guest rooms with modern and comfortable decorations, including a portable telephone, free internet access and cable TV. It has easy access to the subway and only a 20 minute drive from The New International Expo Center. It offers a buffet breakfast service and elegant Shanghai cuisine.

No.2 7DAYS INN(Lu Jiazui branch)                                     From USD32

This hotel is located in Lu Jiazui, the busiest finance and trade zone in Pudong. It is within easy access to the subway lines 4 and 6 and within a 10 minute drive to Huaihai Road, very close to Time Square and The Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

Here is some additional information on luxury hotels for your reference:

No.1 Grand Hyatt                                                    From USD194

The Grand Hyatt Beijing is one of the preferred hotels in Beijing for its unbeatable location right in the heart of the city. It is located in the Dong Cheng district, minutes away from The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Grand Hyatt Beijing hotel is part of the Oriental Plaza commercial complex and provides direct access to the adjacent shopping mall. Wangfujing Street right next to the hotel is a preferred shopping hub for traditional silk shops, tea houses and department stores. A modern 5 star hotel, Grand Hyatt Beijing offers the best of both worlds – a subtle blend of Western and Oriental traditions encompassing contemporary hotel design and world-class standards of service. Grand Hyatt Beijing hotel is also home to award-winning restaurants Made in China and Noble Court. Leisure facilities include Club Oasis Spa and a resort-style indoor pool.

No.2  Westin Hotels&Resorts                                        From USD190

Located in the heart of Beijing’s financial district, The Westin Hotel is just minutes away from cultural icons like The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. If you are looking for a relaxing environment, you will be satisfied with this hotel. Based on the concept of “enable you to achieve the best”, its well-designed 486 guest rooms and suites provide you with a contemporary, modern accommodation.

I hope you have a nice stay in China Hotels and good luck!

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Information on hotels in China

On November 9, 2010, in Accomodation, Beijing, Tips & Ideas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Finding a hotel in China is not the easiest job in the world and you could be spending hours ploughing through all the different hotels that all of China Hotels has to offer.  Finding a hotel when planning your China travel can almost feel like a military mission. Here’s a few tips & Ideas on […]

Finding a hotel in China is not the easiest job in the world and you could be spending hours ploughing through all the different hotels that all of China Hotels has to offer.  Finding a hotel when planning your China travel can almost feel like a military mission. Here’s a few tips & Ideas on how to find hotels in China. Whether you choose your location to be in Shanghai, Xi’an, Hong Kong, Guilin just to name a few you are bound to find a hotel that most comfortably suites your budget.  All hotels are either budget hotels or are ranging from 3 star, 4 star to 5 star hotels and the main aim is to find a hotel that you feel comfortable with. After all, your hotel should be home, away from home, right?

Hotels in China tend to provide all luxuries within the hotel this includes free internet access, several chargeable outlets which allow to charge up your mobile phone. An in house convenience store. Universal adaptors so that you don’t have to bring your own. A hotel restaurant and bar, business facilities and function rooms. However this depends on the hotel you stay in. These facilities are mainly provided as a 3 star facility.

Here is an example of hotels in Beijing which might help you find ideas on prices etc.

Chang An Grand Hotel, Beijing

1, Chang An Grand Hotel Beijing, room type: discounted rooms. The hotel is a 5 star hotel situated, near Beijing’s biggest library and the central business district. There are 373 guest rooms and suites.

This hotel includes a business floor and an executive floor. All rooms here are equipped to a very high standard with satellite TV’s, minibar, IDD and internet access. There are also non – smoking floors and rooms for the disabled. The hotel has several restaurants which provide guests with Chinese food and western cuisine.

For recreation the hotel includes an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna center and entertainment center. The hotel provides fax, typing, internet, translating and conference facilities. The cost of staying here ranges from $76 per night.  See China Hotels for reservations.

Beijing Sun World

2. Beijing Sunworld Hotel (Wangfujing) Room type: Superior rooms. The hotel is a 4 star hotel. Located in the center of downtown Beijing at the corner of Wangfujing and Dengshikou. The hotel is located near many famous historical and cultural landmarks, including the Forbidden City.  The are many shopping locations near the vicinity and transport here is very convenient. The hotel reveals a beautiful blend of modern simplicity, magnificence and elegant with its arrangement of lighting, furniture and art work.

The hotel contains about 308 guests and the hotel features many amenities. There is a fully equipped recreation centre including a gymnasium, sauna and massage service. There are also banquet halls and meeting rooms ideal for business and pleasure. The hotel serves Chinese and Westernized food in the hotel. All rooms range from around $80.  See China Hotels for reservations at Beijing Sun World.

Fuhao Hotel

3. Beijing Fuhao Hotel (Wangfujing) room type: Standard room. This hotel is located in the Wangfujing commercial area. It is just 2.5km from the railway station and 60km from the airport. This is quite a small hotel with 104 guest rooms all equipped with DDD/IDD telephones, colour televisions and central air conditioning. Out of room facilities include a sauna, a shopping arcade, a hair & beauty salon and various night time facilities. (bar, Karaoke, disco and dancing hall.)

The business centre here provides photocopying, facsimile & typing services as well as secretarial work and internet access. The hotel cuisine provides a Shanghai cuisines and two traditional Chinese restaurants famous for their Beijing dishes such as the roast duck.  For more information and reservations for Fuhao hotel please visit either Beijing Hotels or China Hotels.

For the best discount prices on hotels in China and the best deals don’t forget to visit China Hotels.  You can find all locations in China of your choice and don’t forget you can get up to a 50% discount on prices today if you book now!

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Tips for Choosing Chinese Hotel

On October 20, 2010, in Cultural Experience, by Jack Li

At the moment, there are thousands of tourists, who come to China and take china travel, of course they are attracted by the beautiful scenes, the ancient culture, the local customs, and so on. However, it’s very useful for you to know something about choosing hotels in China, and it can give you a more […]

At the moment, there are thousands of tourists, who come to China and take china travel, of course they are attracted by the beautiful scenes, the ancient culture, the local customs, and so on. However, it’s very useful for you to know something about choosing hotels in China, and it can give you a more comfortable and relax journey for China Tours.

Do you want cheap hotels in China? Is it very hard for you to find discounted China Hotels? To solve all these problems, I will recommend you the most convenient way to choose a hotel, definitely it is the website. You can go to some travel agencies’ websites, usually there is information about hotels; what’s more, you can surf the official website of your target hotel and find the most specific information. And here I suggest chinatraveldepot.com, I am sure you can find whatever you want about hotels in China.

Searching Hotels

Interesting! You can choose your hotel by themes, for example, there are romantic hideaways, family friendly, luxurious resorts, and so on. If you want to travel to Shanghai for the World Exposition, you just choose some of the hotels, 4-star hotel, 5-star hotel, etc. Or you can choose your hotels according to your destinations. Here you can just click the name of the city on the China map, and find the discounts information of the hotels. For example, you want to travel to Beijing, and you can click the hotels which are located in Beijing, supposing that you choose Beijing Hotels, and then the webpage will be bound up. Beijing, as the capital of China, is the political, economic, cultural and educational center. It has been the heart and soul of politics and society throughout its long history. Because of its role and growth of China, there is an unequalled wealth available for travelers to discover as you explore Beijing’s ancient past and enjoy its exciting 21st Century world. In 2008 Beijing successfully held the Olympic Games. Beijing showed the world something so special that everyone was awestruck by Beijing’s latest accomplishments combined with its ancient history. And in Beijing, there are many hotels along the streets. Here are some famous hotels in Beijing.

 

Booking Hotels

You need to read the hotel policies to avoid the unnecessary troublesome. Check-In time and Check-Out time are different, so to be sure that you are clear about that. All children are free of charge when using existing bedding and the cost for extra bed need to be paid additionally and separately if there is a need. Extra beds and baby cots are upon request and need to be confirmed by the hotel. However, if you want to cancel your reservation, you need to inform the front desk of the hotel at least 24 hours in advance for normal bookings, and for Guaranteed bookings, no fee will be charged if cancelled up to 2 days before date of arrival; the first night will be charged If cancelled later or in case of no-show. Generally, if you want to find discounts information, you’d better surf the websites of the hotels which you are interested in, and the hotels are likely to update the discounts information in time.

Having Fun

Now that you have known about how to choose your favorite hotels, you need to prepare your trips in China, things such as: where are the attractions locate? How to get there? What can you do in the spots? So, just book a China Flights and enjoy the fantastic travel in China.

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Popular Economy Hotels in Beijing

On October 12, 2010, in Accomodation, Cultural Experience, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Most travelers will consider cost in their traveling. They want to gain the most while paying the least. Economy hotels can meet these people’s needs. Their relatively low price and professional service can surely satisfy most travelers. This article will introduce some popular economy Beijing Hotels for people who take a Travel to Beijing.  1.      […]

Most travelers will consider cost in their traveling. They want to gain the most while paying the least. Economy hotels can meet these people’s needs. Their relatively low price and professional service can surely satisfy most travelers. This article will introduce some popular economy Beijing Hotels for people who take a Travel to Beijing.

 1.      Home Inns

Founded in 2002, Home Inns has expanded its network throughout China. Its professional service, clean and comfortable rooms and reasonable price make it the most popular economy hotel in China. It is also the first hotel in China to enter the overseas market. Convenience, warmth, comfort and value are the service principle of Home Inns. Home Inns has tried its best to achieve their purpose “Wherever you go, you’re always at home”.

2.  Jinjiang Inn

Jinjiang Inn is a professional economy chain hotel. Since its foundation in 1997, it has won a number of No. 1. It has been honored as the pioneer of excellent economy hotels in China and the best and most competitive economy chain hotel in China. Safety, health, comfort and profession are the guiding principle of Jinjiang Inn. It also has an extensive network throughout China. So, it is easy for you to find one in Beijing although it headquarters in shanghai.

3.  Motel 168

Motel 168 is another economy hotel first established in Shanghai. It is the first motor hotel in China. Different from other economy hotels, Motel 168 is more fashionable and modern in inner decoration. This has attracted not only the common travelers but also the up class. With its comfortable environment and excellent service it has become the largest private hotel group.

 

4.  7 Days Inn

7 Days Inn is the second largest national economy hotel chain with 399 hotels and 39,561 rooms in operation. Since its establishment in 2004 it has strived to offer consistent and high-quality accommodations and services to business and leisure travelers. It has become one of the fastest growing national hotel market leaders and has the largest membership program with 13 million members.

5.  Hanting Inns & Hotels

The first hotel of Hanting Inns & Hotels was launched in 2005. It is the first hotel group that has more than one hotel products. The three hotel products are Hanting Seasons Hotel, Hanting Express and Hanting hi inn. They are designed to meet the needs of different kinds of customers. Hanting Seasons Hotels offer the optimal places for business people. Most of them are located in the hub of cities. Hanting Express offers business people convenient environment. And the customers of Hanting hi inn are mianly leisure travelers.  

6.  Green Tree Inn

Green Tree Inn is a business hotel chain founded in China by several American companies. Its service principles are super health, super comfort, super value and super expectation. The prices they offer are low. But the high-quality service and facilities will ensure a tranquil, healthy, friendly and comfortable rest space for business people.

 7.    Super 8 Hotel

Super 8 Hotel is the most extensive economy hotel in the world. Founded in 1974 in America there are now 2100 Super 8 hotels worldwide. Since its entering Chinese market, it has been expanding its market share at a dramatic speed.

The above economy hotels are very suitable for leisure travelers. Some of them are also a good choice for business people. They will ensure you a wonderful experience of living in Beijing. So, when you are on Beijing Tours, you can choose these hotels which can save not only money but also worry.

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OMG! It’s Moon Cake Season Again!

On September 20, 2010, in China Travel Gossip, Cool Places, Must-sees, Shanghai, by Jack Li

For most Asian countries, during the middle of September, people will celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and eat Moon Cake (月饼in Chinese). Just join the full-Chinese celebration in Beijing when you are in Beijing to travel. Even more, moon cakes services is available in most of the hotel in China as well. The festival is intricately linked […]

For most Asian countries, during the middle of September, people will celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and eat Moon Cake (月饼in Chinese). Just join the full-Chinese celebration in Beijing when you are in Beijing to travel. Even more, moon cakes services is available in most of the hotel in China as well.

The festival is intricately linked to the legends of Chang E, the mythical Moon Goddess of Immortality. According to “Li-Ji”, an ancient Chinese book recording customs and ceremonies, the Chinese Emperor should offer sacrifices to the sun in spring and the moon in autumn. The 15th day of the 8th lunar month is the day called “Mid-Autumn”. The night on the 15th of the 8th lunar month is also called “Night of the Moon”. Under the Song Dynasty (420), the day was officially declared for Mid-Autumn Festival.

Because of its central role in the Mid-Autumn festival, moon cakes remained popular even in recent years. For many, moon cakes form a central part of the Mid-Autumn festival experience such that it is now commonly known as ‘Moon cake Festival’.

Moon cakes are Chinese bakery products traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival Festival. The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching; moon cakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy on this occasion. Moon cakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals.

Typical moon cakes are round or rectangular pastries, measuring about 10 cm in diameter and 4-5 cm thick. A thick filling usually made from lotus is surrounded by a relatively thin (2-3 mm) crust and may contain yolks from salted duck eggs. Moon cakes are usually eaten in small wedges accompanied by Chinese tea. Today, it is customary for businessmen and families to present them to their clients or relatives as presents, helping to fuel a demand for high-end moon cake styles.

Fillings in contemporary style moon cakes has diversified to include just about anything which can be made into a paste. Moon cakes containing taro paste and pineapple, which were considered novelty items at their time of invention have in recent years become commonplace items. In addition, filling with ingredients such as coffee, chocolate, nuts (walnuts, mixed nuts, etc), fruits (prunes, pineapples, melons, lychees etc), vegetables (sweet potatoes, etc), and even ham have been added to give a modern twist to the traditional recipes. It is also increasingly popular to change the base of the paste to a custard-style.

When most people eating moon cakes in China, they always have Chinese tea at the same time. Since the moon cakes are a little bit sweet for long time eating. You must try some during you are in China, and join the big celebration. Can’t wait anymore, just click on chinatraveldepot.com to book a flight to anywhere in China for the big FUN!

China Hotel Deals, You Need to Learn More

On September 17, 2010, in Tips & Ideas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

2010/9/17 China Hotel Deals, You Need to Learn More For china travel, one thing you have to know is about the hotels. China Hotels are various each other, and if you want to know something about them, do not go away, and find more infotmation here. First, you can choose your hotels according to your […]

2010/9/17

China Hotel Deals, You Need to Learn More

For china travel, one thing you have to know is about the hotels. China Hotels are various each other, and if you want to know something about them, do not go away, and find more infotmation here.

First, you can choose your hotels according to your destinations. Do you want cheap hotels in China? Is it very hard for you to find discounted China Hotels? To solve all these problems, you can go to the website on China travel depot.com; you can just click the name of the city on the China map, and find the discounts information of the hotels. For example, you want to travel to Beijing, and you can click the hotels which are located in Beijing, supposing that you choose Beijing Hotels, and then the webpage will be bound up. Beijing, as the capital of China, is the political, economic, cultural and educational center. It has been the heart and soul of politics and society throughout its long history. Because of its role in the life and growth of China, there is an unequalled wealth available for travelers to discover as you explore Beijing’s ancient past and enjoy its exciting 21st Century world. In 2008 Beijing successfully held the Olympic Games. Beijing showed the world something so special that everyone was awestruck by Beijing’s latest accomplishments combined with its ancient history. And in Beijing, there are many hotels along the streets. Here are some famous hotels in Beijing. Here just take one of them for example: The Chang An Grand Hotel (Changan Dafandian).

It is located in the southeast part of the city, near Beijing’s biggest library and the central business district. There are 373 guestrooms and suites, including a business floor and an executive floor. All rooms in the Chang An Grand Hotel are equipped to a very high standard with satellite TVs, minibar, IDD and internet access. There are also non-smoking floors and rooms for the disabled. The hotel has several restaurants which provide Chinese and western cuisine. Guest can relax in the hotel’s cozy bar. For recreation, there is an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna center and entertainment center. The Chang An Grand Hotel has a business center which provides fax, typing, internet, translating and conference facilities.

And for booking the hotels, you need to read the hotel policies to avoid the unnecessary troublesome. Check-In time and Check-Out time are different; be sure that you are clear about that. All children are free of charge when using existing bedding, and the cost for extra bed need to be paid additionally and separately if there is a need. Extra beds and baby cots are upon request and need to be confirmed by the hotel. However, if you want to cancel your reservation, you need to inform the front desk of the hotel at least 24 hours in advance for normal bookings, and for Guaranteed bookings, no fee will be charged if cancelled up to 2 days before date of arrival; the first night will be charged If cancelled later or in case of no-show; please take the policies in our guaranteed form as final for bookings during major events (major holidays, big fairs and convention…etc). For prepaid bookings, there would be no cancellation fee if cancellation made more than 30 days in advance; and 50% of the full payment will be charged if between 30-10 days; 100% of the full payment will be charged if less than 10 days.

Generally, if you want to find discounts information, you’d better surf the websites of the hotels which you are interested in, and the hotels are likely to update the discounts information in time.

All in all, no matter if you are going to Travel to Shanghai for 2010 Shanghai Exposition, or Canton Fair, so long as you are searching deals of china hotels, you can go to ChinaTravelDepot and it will provide the best payment rates.

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