Traveling to Asia is always special. China will always be a fascinating mystery for the people from Europe and the United States. Even if you have been in China, every another visit to this country will be extraordinary for you. Such is the paradoxical Asia! That China presents to inquisitive travelers. This country combines two completely different architectural styles: the huge concrete and glass skyscrapers and small houses with sloping roofs, figures of lions and incense. Whatever you choose, use your China hotel reservation for comfort and repose.
The hotel industry in China is well- developed. There are about 10-11 thousand hotels throughout the country. About 700 China hotels comply with the requirements of 5-star level. Although in most cases local hotels are worse than hotels in Western countries. Therefore, in China online hotel reservation pay attention that service levels are slightly lower than the accepted of the international classification system. Only international hotel match the traditional understanding of 5 stars. The "star" classification system applies only to the branches of international hotel networks.
Local China hotels are classified according to a particular system. For example, the Chinese coaching inn is an analog of a simple hostel or guesthouse. House for guests is a variant of the 2-3 stars-hotel. Wine houses are more prestige and their service level corresponds to 3-4 * hotels.
The cost of the room depends on the hotel’ level and location. The highest China hotels prices are in Shanghai and Beijing. There are more China cheap hotels in Guangzhou and other southern cities. There is another feature, which you will have to accept at the same time. China hotels prices for foreigners are higher than for locals. If you couldn’t use China hotel booking for prestigious hotel, don’t worry. Try to fix yourself in a apartments or houses of local residents.
Regarding security, stealing in China hotels is very rare. If you have expensive stuff, keep them in the hotel safe. In China cheap hotel the door locks usually are primitive and unreliable. No smoking. Smoking in public buildings (airport, shops, metro) will be charged.
Never drink unboiled tap water! Use a thermos of water or a kettle which is in the room. Many hotels have free mineral water without gas (the Chinese people don’t use soda principally).
Hotel staff uniforms could be black, red or green. Guests at the entrance to good Chinese hotel are greeted by porters (boys or girls) with a red ribbon over his shoulder. The name of the hotel and greeting to the visitors are written on the tape. They also bring a kind of compliment to guests - a thermos of tea. Each hotel has a Chinese restaurant and a cafe. You can also find a restaurant or a coffee shop in the streets of the city. There is the smell of food everywhere in China. The food is peculiar, but very tasty.
The best and pleasant time to travel to is China late in spring (April and May). Autumn from September to October in the north and from November to December in the south is also good. Going on the Hainan Island is possible at any season. The average annual temperature on the island is +28°C, and the temperature of the sea water is around + 25°C. However, most number of tourists come to China during the Christmas and New Year holidays. More than two billion people are traveling the country in this period. We advise you to come to China outside of these hours. If you want to visit on the winter holidays, take care of China hotel reservation in advance. Rooms in inexpensive hotels ends too quickly.
Excessive saving can become disappointment. China cheap hotel with 2-3 star level is not the same as that in Turkey, Egypt or Europe. When you book a China discount hotel, you take risk to get the old room with shabby furniture, faded towels and meager breakfast. Pay attention to the date of the hotel’ constructing. The older the building, the more likely to get in uncomfortable conditions, or even to get into the midst of repairs. It is advisable to choose the 4 star hotels with an average room rates. 3-4 star hotels are usually good (sometimes too modest): there are clean rooms with everything you need and diligent staff. Five-star hotels often have really high-quality and comfortable accommodation. To avoid mistakes during the China online hotel reservation, see photos and read reviews of experienced travelers.