Zeta Bar

On November 15, 2010, in Beijing, Nightlife, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

The Zeta Bar is located on the 2nd floor of The Hilton Beijing, which is in the Chaoyang district. If you want some laid back drinks in a sophisticated and  a trendy environment this is the place for you. The newly opened Zeta bar is a smooth, classy lounge that screams elegance a lot like the […]

The Zeta Bar is located on the 2nd floor of The Hilton Beijing, which is in the Chaoyang district. If you want some laid back drinks in a sophisticated and  a trendy environment this is the place for you. The newly opened Zeta bar is a smooth, classy lounge that screams elegance a lot like the people who hang out there, the bar is illuminated and very modern with a wacky twist.

The Hilton

One of the most unique things you will find here believe it or not is in the bathroom with a perspex cage like theme and lush decor, I could have spent the whole night in there! There is an aviary inspired theme throughout the lounge with many bizarre birds and hanging cages and many feathers. Drinks are very expensive but well worth it at around 45RMB for a cocktail and 30 for beer and if your looking for something a little more special champagne starts at 600RMB.

Zeta

This place is fast becoming a after work hangout hot-spot with many business men and women relaxing every night. Ladies night is on a Thursday which means that all girls get free drinks form 9.00pm to 12.0,0 this is from a special ladies night cocktail list with about 10 different cocktails to choose from. I would recommend the Zeta Long island tea very tasty and will set you up for a very good evening.

Ladies night at Zeta

The music varies from day to day but they mostly play chiiled out tunes such as jazz once however once the night gets going they usually dabble in a bit of electro or house, nothing too intense though. There is a very small but stylish dance-floor in the centre which is illuminated and raised a must for all you party animals!!

If this account has inspired you to want to travel Beijing but don’t know where to start for some great low cost travel idea’s go to China Tours. Or if you need advice on hotels go to China Hotels.

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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Comfortable Economy Hotels in Lhasa

On November 1, 2010, in Accomodation, Adventure Trip, Lhasa, Tibet, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Since Tibet opened itself to the outside world, more and more people come to visit this sacred land all year around. The most famous city of Tibet is Lhasa which accumulates a lot of attractions such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Gandan, Sera and Trupeng monasteries, and Namco Lake. It usually takes several […]

Since Tibet opened itself to the outside world, more and more people come to visit this sacred land all year around. The most famous city of Tibet is Lhasa which accumulates a lot of attractions such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Gandan, Sera and Trupeng monasteries, and Namco Lake. It usually takes several days to get a little knowing about Lhasa. So, economy hotels are needed for saving money during your Tibet Tours. In the following I will provide some information of the comfortable economy hotels in Lhasa for those who Travel to Tibet.

1.     Tibet Linyuan Hotel, Lhasa

Tibet Linyuan Hotel is a 3-star business hotel which provides services including accommodation, food and entertainment. Located in the center of Lhasa, at the back of Potala Palace, this hotel can surely satisfy people who like to view the night scenery of Potala while lying in bed. Besides, this hotel is faced with Longwangtan Park which is the first park in Lhasa to combine classical and modern designs together. What’s more, as an economy hotel, the offer of the hotel is less than 200 RMB.

Address: Linkuo North Road No. 25, Lhasa, Tibet

2.    Lhasa Guangchang Hotel

Lhasa Guangchang Hotel is a comprehensive hotel integrating food, accommodation, meeting and entertainment. It is known for its safety, convenience, economy and health. It is also located at the foot of Potala, near to Jokhang Temple to the east, Norbulingka to the west, and also Barkhor Street. The perfect location will save you a lot of time and money. Besides, it has a variety of facilities such as business center, multi-functional meeting rooms, hair and beauty salon and health care center. It also offers very low prices, less than 200 RMB.

Address: Kang’an East Road No. 4, Lhasa, Tibet

3.    Lhasa Mintai Hotel

Lhasa Mintai Hotel is also in the center of Lhasa, 50 meters west of Jokhang Temple and 300 meters east of Potala Palace. It provides many kinds of rooms such as presidential suites, suites, Tibetan suites, business room, landscape room and single rooms. Other facilities are like restaurants, tea house, parking lot and meeting room. Except presidential rooms, the prices they offer are between 100 and 200 RMB.

Address: Yutuo Road No.17, Lhasa, Tibet

4.   Lhasa Shengya Hotel

Located in the center of Lhasa, Lhasa Shengya Hotel is aother comfortable economy hotel. It is only 150 meters to Potala Palace and 5 minutes’ walk to Drepung Monastery. It provides comfortable rooms for singles, lovers, and business people at a low price. Tea house, restaurant, meeting room and business center are all available.

Address: Beijing Middle Road No.45, Lhasa, Tibet

5.  Lhasa Shengdu Hotel

Lhasa Shengdu hotel is a 3-star economy hotel situating at the middle section of Zangre Road. It offers altogether 86 rooms including 1 single room, 2 suites, 6 deluxe rooms and 77 standard rooms. Each room has an air conditioner and international telephone and 24 hours water (cold and warm). The prices can be lower than 150 RMB.

Address: Middle Zangre Road, Lhasa, Tibet

The above hotels are all very economical and comfortable. Usually, they offer prices no more than 200 RMB. However, their good location makes them very popular. So, don’t forget to book in advance. For more hotels, you can click China Hotels.

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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.

Some Advices on Choosing China Hotel

On September 15, 2010, in Accomodation, China Travel Gossip, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Do you like China Travel? Do you like Beijing? If you are going to travel to China, you should know some information about China Flights and China Hotels firstly. Now, you can get some information in this article.  With the development of the tourism, more and more hotels emerge like bamboo shoots after a spring […]

Do you like China Travel? Do you like Beijing? If you are going to travel to China, you should know some information about China Flights and China Hotels firstly. Now, you can get some information in this article.

 With the development of the tourism, more and more hotels emerge like bamboo shoots after a spring rain. There are all kinds of hotels in Beijing such as seven-star hotels, five-star hotels and so on. You can choose any one hotel according to your interesting and your economic capacity.

 1. Star-hotels

There are many star-hotels in Beijing. Not only is the quality of the hotels but also the service very good for example Jinqiao International Apartment, China Hotel and Beijing Hotel. But price of the five-star hotels is very expensive. If you travel to the culture spots such as Forbidden City, you can choose Guomao Hotel and Wangfujing Hotel which are near the Forbidden City. Of course, you can get more information about hotels on the internet and you can also book the hotel on the web.

 2. Other hotels

For most of people, standard hotels are the best choice. Moreover, there are more standard hotels than star-hotels. It is more convenient for you to find a hotel no matter where you are. In Beijing, environment of standard hotels is also very good. A couple of days ago, my aunt came to Beijing for a trip. I show her around the Beijing city. And we live in a hotel near The Summer Palace. In the evening we walked on street enjoying the night scenery of Beijing. In addition, there are many snacks and all kinds of famous food in the hotel. By the way, if the scenery and culture are the most things attractive you, then, snacks of the local place are the second attractive thing to you because snacks of the local place reflect the traditional culture. If you want to experience Chinese culture easily, you had better taste the entire local snacks.

 3. Nongjiale

If you have travelled all the top attractions of Beijing, I suggest you go to Beijing suburb where there is much natural scenery. In the spots, you can live in Nongjiale which is operated by local residents. Yougushentan lie in Yanqing County which is located northwest of Beijing city. There are a lot of natural valleys and deep pools in Yougushentan Scenic Area. What is more, you can enjoy rural life there such as fishing. Now, I will tell you how to travel it. This spring, I had been there for the fist time with my friend. We arrive there at 8:00 AM. When we got there, we can see four big characters were caved on the wall. We felt a little myth from the words. Then, we began our trip with a camera. We walked on the long winding stone road. Not long after we set out, we saw a lake on the left of the road. Water in the lake is so clean that its color is green. Hills near the lake looks like a painting. What beautiful natural scenery! We went on walking along the valley; there appeared a small waterfall on the hills and water flow into the valley. After one hour or so, we saw a round deep pond in the front of the road and there was much snow around it. This was the famous Shentan. How wonderful it is!

In the evening, we chose a Nongjiale as our hotel. The decoration of the houses is the same to rural houses. I believe that it is my most wonderful trip. If you want to experience the real rural life, you can Travel to Beijing.

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Keep an Eye on It, Here Are the Essential Infos You May Get

On September 9, 2010, in Tips & Ideas, Transportation, Travel Info, by Jack Li

If you are going to have a China tour, or Beijing tour for your precious vocation, you may search the information about hotel reservation, air-tickets, Visa application, etc. All information on line will fulfill your screen. Just be aware of something really essential and helpful, it will make your pre-trip preparation very effective. Air-Tickets Being […]

If you are going to have a China tour, or Beijing tour for your precious vocation, you may search the information about hotel reservation, air-tickets, Visa application, etc. All information on line will fulfill your screen. Just be aware of something really essential and helpful, it will make your pre-trip preparation very effective.

Air-Tickets

Being one of the most popular travel destinations, China and its famous cities are running international airlines on business. You can get several airlines companies’ tickets for your China flights. Air China, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, China East Airlines are the all airlines services that you can choose. Hainan Airlines is becoming the four-star airlines by Skytrax in 2010.

Hotel Reservation

Just last your trip in China enough long for enjoy the cities sites and perfect hotel services in China. Generally, there are three kinds of hotel in China for your choice. Express Inn, such like Home Inn, 7-days Inn is most popular by the youth. They always located close to the famous places or downtown area, which for 100 RMB to 250 RMB per night. Resorts are popular among the family. They offer bigger room and good services. Usually they are easy to book. International Hotels are the most expensive and amazed in your Chinese hotel choice. Such as Marriott, Sheraton, Hilton Group are set their brand in Beijing, Shanghai and other big cities in China.

Travel Information

For foreign people who visit China and its cities after 2008 Beijing Olympiad, most of the famous places printed several foreign languages tour information guide, so that you can be relax and get one for free at the entrance. Cell phone and Chinese civil passenger train are very important to people who come to China for visit at very first time. After September 1st, 2010, you can but cell phone SIM card at any mobile stores or vending stores on the street by your ID card or passport. Three major mobile companies are holding the services for cell phones, they are China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. All these three companies have different packages for varieties of customers. 2G and 3G network are all can be used in mainland China now.

China is currently redeveloping its entire railway network to produce a modern high-speed network. By the end of 2009 China expects to have a railway network length covering 89,000 km, which includes both freight and passenger railway lines.

There are seven types of tickets that may be purchased, First Class Seat used for CRH series EMU trains. There are 4 seats per row, just similar as soft seat; Second Class Seat used for CRH series EMU trains. Similar as hard seat, there are 5 seats per row, the sitting area is relatively small; Hard seat is the basic fare, somewhat similar to the economy class on an airplane. On busier routes, passengers who cannot arrange for better seats because of overcrowding must also purchase this type of ticket. In some cases, tickets are sold with no seat assigned, which allows the railway to sell more tickets than there are seats in the car. Still, even the number of “no seat” tickets offered for sale is limited, to keep overcrowding within limits; Soft seat is one level above the Hard Seat. There are 4 seats per row, so it has comfortable seating similar to business class on airplanes; Hard sleeper is the basic accommodation for an overnight train. Despite the name, the bunks comfortably accommodate anyone below six feet. Bunks are arranged three on a side in a compartment – indicated by top, middle and bottom on the ticket. But there are no doors for the compartments; Soft sleeper contains a wider bunk bed in an enclosed cabin, two bunks to a side, and an entertainment system where movie channels are available for viewing through headphones and an LCD display for each bunk. These tickets are usually reserved more than a week prior to departure. Now some CRH series EMU trains also have soft sleepers, such as CRH1E and CRH2E. Luxury soft sleeper is the top level sleeper that is only owned by a few trains. The ticket is also much more expensive than that of soft sleeper. It only contains two beds in a cabin, and there is an independent toilet in every cabin. Some of them has a shower cubicle in the car.

Visa Application

Chinese visa is a permit issued by visa authorities of China in accordance with the laws and regulations of China to a foreign citizen for entry into, exit from or transit through the territory of China. The Chinese Visa Authorities issue Diplomatic Visa, Courtesy Visa, Service Visa or Ordinary Visa to a foreign citizen according to his or her status, purpose of visit and type of passport.

Chinese embassies and consulates general do not extend the period of validity of an issued visa. Holder of an issued visa should apply for a new visa if he or she intends to visit China after the expiry of the issued visa. Foreigners holding an expired visa shall be refused entry into China. Make sure the visa is valid before you set off for China. Duration of stay of a visa refers to the longest period the visa holder is allowed to stay in China from the date of entry into China on each visit.

After entry into China, a foreign citizen who needs to stay in China longer than the duration of stay on the visa must apply for an extension of stay at a local public security bureau before the expiry of the duration of stay on the visa. This does not necessarily mean your application for the extension of stay will for certain be approved. The applicant shall bear any consequences arising there from.

If you want more information, you can just go for China Travel Depot for further searching to prepare your travel to China.

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