Hotel Breakfasts in China – What to Expect

Hotel Breakfasts in China – What to Expect

One of the best things after a late night arrival into an unknown city is to wake up and find an awesome breakfast awaiting. So, when travelling what can you expect in a Chinese hotel, and how is the breakfast, well, here’s a guide.

Most hotels I have stayed in offer breakfast, which is usually included in the room rate. If you have a really super cheap deal from ctrip, or the like, you may not get it included, in which case you may find it’s only 30RMB to add breakfast back in, unless your in a 4-5 star hotel where they may charge anything from 80 to 300RMB, in which case you could gorge yourself, or just go for wander a find something to eat for less than 20… read more

OYC Hotel & Convention Center at Seven Star Crags Zhaoqing

OYC Hotel & Convention Center at Seven Star Crags Zhaoqing

Some time ago I remember seeing an ad on the English news channel here in China for the OYC Hotel and thought I’d love to check that out one day. The attention getting feature in the ad was the huge cave and hot spring located underneath the hotel, now we are in Zhaoqing for a couple of days, how could I miss checking it out.

The OYC hotel is a five star hotel, although some people get confused by translations which say it’s a seven star hotel, but really it’s a hotel beside Seven Star Lake and Seven Star Crags. Perhaps the impressive location beside the scenic area is worthy of adding another two stars, considering you can enjoy the amazing views straight from your room or wander out the gate and walk or hire a bike and ride around the lake. read more

Accommodation in Humen: the Grand Noble Hotel

Accommodation in Humen: the Grand Noble Hotel

While in Humen we stayed at the Grand Noble Hotel. It’s a clean, comfortable hotel, the food at the restaurant was more than fine and there was even English speaking staff.

Even more interesting is that there is a Starbucks on site, so coffee and somewhere to chill is taken care of. The hotel is also very central to the main shopping area which is packed with clothes stores. It’s also easy to get to the city’s main attractions including the Weiyuan Fort, Naval Battle Museum, Humen Bridge, and Opium Museum. read more

V Inn Hotel Xiamen

V Inn Hotel Xiamen

I’m glad I left the Xiamen Huaqiao Hotel to come here, whilst the room is not quite as nice, the service at the V Inn makes all the difference.

The staff are friendly, and some speak English, while at the four-star Xiamen Huaqiao Hotel, combined with a CTS travel agency, couldn’t book a bus ticket, the staff at this hotel had it done in minutes. Really so helpful.

Id also made this reservation with cTrip over the phone who managed to find a place at a great price even on the weekend with only hours notice. read more