The Top 15 Spa Hotels in Beijing & a Hot Tip for Beijing Travelers

The Top 15 Spa Hotels in Beijing & a Hot Tip for Beijing Travelers

I remember Beijing well, so many places to explore, so much walking, so many activities, and the flu. That’s Beijing, it can really wear you out simply because out because it’s one destination where there is so much to take in, and, so much to do.

So, make sure to plan for a pitstop and some time for rejuvenation.

How? Here’s my tip, book yourself in for one night, at least, at a superb hotel that offers loads of amenities then sit back and chill. Don’t let fatigue destroy your plans or distract you from getting the most out of your time in the city.

Set up a day with no plan, no buses, no crowds, no metro, no maps, just relax, Beijing style. And for that very purpose here is a list of the top spa hotels in Beijing. Get a massage, sit back in the jacuzzi, sweat it out in the sauna, fuel up in the buffet, are you with me? I’m sure you are. In most cases, it’s better value to stay at the hotel with the buffet breakfast and amenities included.

My Picks for the Top Beijing Spa Hotels

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The Ritz-Carlton Beijing

The luxurious Ritz-Carlton Beijing is located in Chaoyang Business District, adjacent to Shin Kong Place Shopping Centre. The Spa is divided into Ladies and Gentlemen resting areas. It features 10 treatment rooms that include 8 single lavish treatment rooms with an Aqua Bed and 2 Couple’s Suites. The Spa offers a comprehensive range of packages for relaxation, facial, body care, massage and their two signature offers The Jade Treatment and The Ritz Fusion.


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Rosewood Beijing

An artistic masterpiece of modern and old, Rosewood Beijing is a glorious gem positioned in the central hub of Beijing. The in-house spa, A SENSE of SPA, offers a full range of treatments including body exfoliation, skin care, massage and even a gentemans spa experience package. They also offer Deluxe and Premier Spa Suites where guests can stay and enjoy the king size bed, an outdoor balcony, and an in-room massage table or oversized bath tub, plus other benefits.


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The St. Regis Beijing

Located in the bustling central area of Beijing, The St. Regis Beijing is 500 metres from the popular Silk Street and Jianguomen Subway Station (Line 1 and 2). The Iridium Spa at the St Regis covers 1,500 square meters offering natural hot springs rising from 1,500 meters underground flow into luxurious Jacuzzis. The spa also offers six spa and body therapy rooms include one VIP suite, one Vichy shower and king bathroom, two single rooms, and two double suites. With hot spring plunges, saunas, aroma steam rooms, and the Iridium Room, it is one of the most well feature spa’s in Beijing.


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Fairmont Beijing

Chaoyang, Beijing – Metro access

Contemporary Chinese-style architecture and decor feature in the elegant Fairmont Beijing, the 5-star property was voted No.1 hotel in China on TripAdvisor in 2012. Willow Stream Spa is located on the 21st floor, spaning three levels. Services include mineral body scrubs, detox body wraps, Chinese meridian massages, manicures, pedicures and more.


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Waldorf Astoria Beijing

Waldorf Astoria Beijing artfully blends rich Chinese tradition and modern sophistication along the prestigious Jinyu Hutong in Wangfujing. The in-house spa offers a series of signature treatments along with massage, facials, body scrubs, body nourishment. They also offer eye treatments and a range of packages for men.


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NUO Hotel Beijing

Close to the chic hub of 798 Art District, NUO Hotel Beijing is a treasure trove of countless artworks and is positioned only 800 metres away from Jiangtai Subway Station (Line 14). The in-house Nuo Spa offers a range of signature treatments, massage, beauty and wellness treatments, that combine Chinese traditional practices with the very latest spa technologies and amenities. Luxurious ‘his-and-hers’ saunas and steam rooms are available.


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Four Seasons Hotel Beijing

Located just beside Yansha Youyi Shopping City, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing boasts a sauna and an indoor pool. ‘The Spa’ at For Seasons offers a wide range of treatments and packages for women, men, couples and kids. They also offer bridal packages. Treatments include Traditional Chinese Medicine, massage, French and Italian beauty treatments, spa ritual and tea ceremony, body care, facial and much more.


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Regent Beijing

Dongcheng, Beijing – Metro access

A tranquil and luxurious retreat just a 3-minute walk from Wanfujing shopping street, The Regent Beijing offers 5-star facilities like a spectacular indoor pool and spa. The onsite Serenity Spa, offers 12 spa suites, a foot massage suite, steam rooms, baths, and a hair and beauty salon. On offer are holistic treatments inspired by traditional Asian and European therapies.


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Hilton Beijing Wangfujing

Situated in the middle of the shopping hub of Wangfujing, the spectacular Hilton Beijing Wangfujing offers a prime location. I SPA at Hilton Beijing Wangfujing is inspired by the ancient traditions of Thailand. The spa offers a very large range of packages and services including body scrubs and wraps, facials, hot stone therapy, Chinese Meridian Therapy, Siam Healing Massage and much more.


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The Peninsula Beijing

Dongcheng, Beijing – Metro access

Centrally located in Wangfujing Shopping District, The Peninsula Beijing offers 5-star accommodation with city views, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. The Peninsula Spa offers spa and beauty therapy drawing on Chinese, Ayurvedic or European healing philosophies. Featuring 12 beautifully styled treatment rooms, including two private spa suites for couples. Treatments include signature cermonies, ESPA facial, Biologique Recherche facial and massage and men’s treatments.


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New World Beijing Hotel

Only a 10-minute walk from the Temple of Heaven and the buzzing Wangfujing Pedestrian Street, the 5-star New World Beijing Hotel features elegant guestrooms with well-equipped facilities. The Spa at New World Beijing Hotel offers aromatherapy, body massages, facial treatments, scrubs, wraps and more.


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Shangri-la China World Summit Wing, Beijing

Situated within Beijing’s China World Trade Centre Complex, Shangri-la’s China World Summit Wing occupies the upper floors overlooking the bustling city. CHI, The Spa, located on the 77th floor, features a selection of treatments based in Chinese traditional wellness culture, using natural botanical and herbal products.


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Park Hyatt Beijing

Chaoyang, Beijing – Metro access

As part of the prestigious Beijing Yintai Centre, Park Hyatt Beijing is centrally located in the heart of the CBD, directly opposite the China World Trade Centre and the new CCTV Tower. Tian Spa offers cutting edge beauty technologies and ancient healing therapies, with personalised experiences. On offer is massage, facials, body scrub, body wrap along with their signature services.


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JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central

Offering an indoor pool, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central is located in Beijing. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a seating area. The in-house JingChen Spa offers a range of therapeutic treatments including body scrub and wrap, massage, facials, lic treatments, steam room and mens services.


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Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel

Offering a spa and wellness centre, Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel, a Marriott Luxury & Lifestyle Hotel, is set against the backdrop of Beijing’s lively Wangfujing Street. The onsite spa offers a range of relaxing massage and beauty therapies.


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Grand Millennium Beijing

The luxurious 5-star Grand Millennium is elegantly located in Beijing Fortune Plaza, close to the new CCTV Headquarters. It boasts an indoor swimming pool, pampering spa services and 4 dining options.

See here for more about my travels around Beijing and here for a huge list of attractions and shopping in Beijing and also a guide to the new airport.

Tsim Sha Tsui hotels

The Top Value Accommodation options in Tsim Sha Tsui, HK

 

Tsim Sha Tsui is a popular location from which to base a Hong Kong trip, there are numerous attractions in the area such as the Star Ferry, Victoria Harbour, Museums, Mosque and endless shopping via the major malls, Ladies Market, Temple St Night Market and much more.

These top 15 accommodation options are based on primarily visitor reviews, but also value and location.

Philippine Hostel 1-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Located in Hong Kong, 109 yards from iSquare. It features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Each room includes a flat-screen TV.

Hk Peace Guest House 1-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

A 1-minute walk from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station and a 10-minute walk from Tsim Sha Tsui area and a 3-minute walk from Avenue of Star Ferry Terminal, featuring free WiFi throughout the property. It offers accommodations in Hong Kong. Each room at this guesthouse is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV.

Modern Hotel 2-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

1-minute walk from Exit D2 of Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, offers accommodations in Hong Kong. Each room at this guesthouse is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room.

InnSpirit 1-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Located in Tsim Sha Tsui and less than 5 minutes’ walk distance to iSquare, MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Kowloon Park or Harbour City. Free WiFi access is available.

Sleep In Hotel 1-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

A short walk from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR (Tsuen Wan Line, Exit D2), features simple guest rooms with free Wi-Fi. It provides basic guest services.

HK Sky House 1-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

A 5-minute walk from the Exit D of MTR Jordan Station. It offers affordable and comfortable accommodation in Hong Kong.

Just Inn 1-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Centrally located in Tsim Sha Tsui. It offers non-smoking individually decorated rooms just a 5 minute walk from attractions such as Victoria Harbour, Avenue of Stars and Harbour City.

Just Inn 1-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, provides modern private rooms with different themed artwork by local artists and dormitory rooms for independent travelers from around the world. Free WiFi (Fibre Optic speed) is available in all areas.

Super Inn 1-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

A 2-minute walk from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR subway station, a 10-minute walk from Star Ferry Pier and China Hong Kong City Ferry Terminal, rooms have flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

Hop Inn on Carnarvon 1-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

A 5 minutes to walk to Victoria Harbour, Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Art Museum from HOP Inn, has a rooftop terrace and free DVD rentals. It provides modern rooms with different themed artwork by local artists and free Wi-Fi.

Urban Pack 1-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

A 5-minute walk from the Star Ferry Terminal, Harbour City Mall and Avenue of Stars. It features complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout its premises.

Celltronik Hotel 1-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Located in Hong Kong, very close to many main attractions. Each room is decorated in a classic tone and provides you with air conditioning. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and slippers. Free WiFi access is available.

Rainbow Lodge HK 1-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Locatd 00 metres from MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, rooms have a TV, air conditioning and a computer. Complete with a microwave, the dining area also has a refrigerator and an electric kettle. Featuring a hairdryer, shared bathroom also comes with free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

Just Hotel 1-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Located in Hong Kong, 109 yards from iSquare. It features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV.

Hop Inn on Hankow 1-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Located in the Tsim Sha Tsui district in Hong Kong, 300 metres from Kowloon Park and 400 metres from iSquare. Each bed is equipped with a personal locker, electric socket, a bed light and a curtain partition to ensure privacy. A hairdryer is provided in the private or shared bathroom.

The Top 10 Hotels in Zhongshan

The Top 10 Hotels in Zhongshan

The Top 10 Hotels in Zhongshan (ranked by value, location, foreign friendly, review rating)

 

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Zhongshan Yihe Grand Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Zhongshan
Located in the vibrant Xingzhong Avenue within walking distance from entertainment and shopping options. It boasts 5-star facilities like an indoor pool, a spa and tennis courts.

Hilton Zhongshan Downtown
5-star hotel

Area: Zhongshan
A 5-minute drive from Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Park. It boasts luxuriously decorated guestrooms, a spa and wellness centre, a 24-hour fitness centre with sauna room and an indoor pool.

Holiday Inn Zhongshan Downtown
4-star hotel

Area: Zhongshan
Located in Zhongshan, offering an indoor pool and a fitness centre. Each room here will provide you with a satellite TV, air conditioning and a minibar.

Sheraton Zhongshan Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Zhongshan
Centrally located in the business centre of Zhongshan City, a 5-minute walk from the Central Power Plaza, the Pedestrian Street and Qijiang Park. It offers an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and 3 dining options. Free parking is provided on site.

Golden Diamond Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Zhongshan
Located 8 miles from the center of town, features free Wi-Fi and parking. It has an outdoor pool, restaurants and a fitness center.

Hilton Garden Inn Zhongshan Guzhen
5-star hotel

Area: Guzhen Town, Zhongshan
Hilton Garden Inn Zhongshan Guzhen is ideally located in the commercial district in Guzhen Town, Zhongshan.

Crowne Plaza Zhongshan Wing On City
5-star hotel

Area: Zhongshan
Located in downtown Zhongshan. It features an outdoor pool, fitness centre and sauna facilities. Free parking is provided.

Crowne Plaza Zhongshan Xiaolan
5-star hotel

Area: Zhongshan
Located in central Xiaolan Town, a one hour drive from Zhuhai. Offering modern accommodations, it has an indoor pool, free internet access and free parking.

Zhongshan Hot Spring Resort
5-star hotel

Area: Sanxiang, Zhongshan
Set in Yongmo, Zhongshan Hot Spring Resort boasts a year-round outdoor pool and sauna. The hotel has a fitness centre and hammam, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.

Zhongshan Louis Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Zhongshan
Soothing guestrooms with rich decor and heartfelt service can be found at Zhongshan Louis Hotel, which is perfectly located along Yintong Street.

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The Top 13 Hotels in Wuhan China

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Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, features several quality hotels and here we have listed the top 13 based on suitability, value, visitor reviews and central location.

Wuhan features many attractions including Hubei Provincial Museum, Yellow Crane Tower, Villa of Chairman Mao Zedong, Guiyuan Buddhist Temple, Heptachord Terrace and East Lake to name some.

The Top Wuhan Hotels:

New World Wuhan Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Qiao Kou, Wuhan
A 10-minute walk from Zhongshan Park. It offers 5-star upscale accommodation and an outdoor pool. A fitness centre and an archery club are also available.

Holiday Inn Wuhan Riverside
4-star hotel

Area: Han Yang, Wuhan
Located in the heart of Hubei Province, it boasts 3 restaurants, 2 bars and 24-hour room service. It rovides a fitness centre, sauna and massage services. Parking is free.

Marco Polo Wuhan
5-star hotel

Area: Jiang An, Wuhan
A 10-minute drive from Wuhan International Exhibition and Convention Centre. Boasting a convenient location close to numbers of bars and restaurants. It offers 5-star luxury with an indoor pool, fitness facilities and a spa. All its European-style guestrooms come with ergonomic chairs and free Wi-Fi.

Ramada Plaza Optics Valley Hotel Wuhan
5-star hotel

Area: Hong Shan, Wuhan
Located in the commercial area of Optics Valley in Wuhan. It offers luxurious accommodation with free Wi-Fi.

Wanda Realm Wuhan
5-star hotel

Area: Wu Chang, Wuhan
Located close to East Lake Scenic Area, features upscale accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Blending in by splashing around in the indoor pool, lazing in the soothing massage and pampering sauna or playing in the games room seems like a nice getaway. A business with meeting and banquet facilities are available for business travellers. Free private parking is possible.

Dorsett Wuhan
4-star hotel

Area: Jiang An, Wuhan
A 10-minute walk from the Yangtze River and Jiang Han Lu Railway Station. It offers modern rooms with free wired internet and a flat-screen TV.

Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley
5-star hotel

Area: Hong Shan, Wuhan
Located inside East Lake High-tech Zone. It offers a tranquil setting by Yanxi Lake, surrounded by landscaped gardens.

Hyatt Regency Wuhan Optics Valley
5-star hotel

Area: Hong Shan, Wuhan
Centrally located in Hongshan District, Wuhan, offering an indoor pool. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas. The Donghu Lake is 3 km away.

Renaissance Wuhan Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Hong Shan, Wuhan
Located in Wuchang’s business district, offers luxurious accommodations with satellite TV and private bathrooms. It features an indoor pool, 3 dining options and free parking.

Sheraton Wuhan Hankou Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Jiang Han, Wuhan
Located in Hannan. Offering an indoor pool and a restaurant. WiFi access is available.

The Westin Wuhan Wuchang
5-star hotel

Area: Wu Chang, Wuhan
Located 2 km from the Mao Zedong Villa, it provides 6 restaurants and bars, as well as 24-hour room service. It offers luxurious 5-star rooms, an indoor swimming pool and pampering spa treatments.

Wuhan Jin Jiang International Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Jiang Han, Wuhan
Centrally located in Wuhan’s Central Business District, offers an indoor heated swimming pool and 5 food and beverage options. Massage and gym facilities are available.

Hongshan Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Jiang Han, Wuhan
A 10-minute drive to Wu Chang Railway Station, offers a 5-star accommodation with free Wi-Fi in public areas. It’s equipped with an indoor pool, spa and fitness centre.

Modena by Fraser Zhuankou Wuhan
5-star hotel

Area: Caidian
Located 1 km from 2 shopping malls, offers modern apartments with free Wi-Fi access in Wuhan. It features a fitness centre and free parking on site.

The Top 15 Xiamen Hotels

The Top 15 Xiamen Hotels

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These hotels in Xiamen are picked based on their visitor reviews, location, suitability for a foreign guest and value.

Xiamen is a beautiful coastal city in Fujian Province, a city I really enjoyed especially the island, Gulangyu, and also heading inland to Yongding to visit the Hakka Tulou buildings.

Hotel Indigo Xiamen Harbour
5-star hotel

Area: Siming, Xiamen
A 5 minutes’ walk from Huangu Ferry Marina, offers relaxing beachside living in modern guestrooms with free wired internet. All rooms offer wide windows that allow much natural light and the fresh ocean breeze in.

Swiss International Hotel Xiamen
5-star hotel

Area: Siming, Xiamen
Located a 5-minute walk from downtown Zhongshan Road or Huangu Ferry Marina. It features an indoor pool and a fitness center. Its spacious rooms come with free wired internet.

Xiamen City Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Siming, Xiamen
Located in the Siming neighborhood in Xiamen, 1.1 miles from Naputuo Temple. It features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

Marco Polo Xiamen
5-star hotel

Area: Siming, Xiamen
Located in the centre of Xiamen’s economic and entertainment area, offers accommodations with sweeping views of the city or Yuandang Lake. It features an outdoor swimming pool, 4 dining options and free airport transportation. Free minibars are offered in all rooms.

Pan Pacific Xiamen
5-star hotel

Area: Siming, Xiamen
Located along Hubin Bei Road, provides luxury accommodations in the city’s financial district. It has an outdoor pool and 4 dining options. Free parking is provided.

Kempinski Hotel Xiamen
5-star hotel

Area: Siming, Xiamen
A 15-minute drive to Gulangyu Ferry Pier, offers stylish air-conditioned rooms with lake views, free internet and free Wi-Fi. It features an indoor pool, a fitness centre and 3 dining outlets.

Le Meridien Xiamen
5-star hotel

Area: Huli, Xiamen
Located in Xianyue Mountain and 2 km from Xian Yue Park. It features and indoor swimming pool, gym and spa. All rooms come with an iPod dock. Free parking is provided.

Westin Xiamen Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Siming, Xiamen
A 15-minute drive from Xiamen Railway Station, Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, Xiamen Conference & Exhibition Center and Huangu Ferry Marina. Offers heated indoor pool, pampering spa treatments and 6 dining options. Its spacious and modern rooms all come with a 42-inch flat-screen TV, an iPod dock and a pillow menu. Express flight check-in service and free Wi-Fi are both available in the lobby.

Crowne Plaza Paragon Xiamen
5-star hotel

Area: Siming, Xiamen
Located in Xiamen’s business district with high-end store connected. It has 8,000-square-metre beautifully landscaped garden with natural lawn and a private jogging track. 3 restaurants and 2 bars accompanied with spa, swimming pool and fitness centre.

Jingmin Central Hotel Xiamen
5-star hotel

Area: Siming, Xiamen
Located in Xiamen’s economy and entertainment centre, featuring free 24-hour airport pick-up service.

Sheraton Xiamen Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Siming, Xiamen
A 30-minute drive from Hulishan Fort and Xiamen International Convention Centre. It offers modern accommodation with an outdoor pool, a spa and a fitness centre. Free parking is provided on site.

C&D Hotel,Xiamen
5-star hotel

Area: Huli, Xiamen
Located in the centre of Xiamen Bay, a 10-minute drive from Gaoqi International Airport. It offers a fitness centre, an indoor pool and free parking.

Seaview Resort Xiamen
5-star hotel

Area: Siming, Xiamen
A 10-minute walk from beach of Pacific Ocean. It offers free internet access and 3 swimming pools and one of them is an infinity pool.

Xiamen Wanjia International Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Siming, Xiamen
A 3-minute walk from Zhonglun Park. It takes 10 minutes’ drive to Expo Centre, offering an indoor pool and a spa and wellness centre.

Hotel Nikko Xiamen
5-star hotel

Area: Siming, Xiamen
A 3-minute walk from Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre. It offers an indoor pool, fitness centre and spa.

Hk Central Hotels

The Top 15 Hotels in Central, Hong Kong

Hk Central Hotels

Central is the financial heart of Hong Kong, featuring not only the business district but also numerous attractions such as the Peak Tram, Hollywood Road, the Mid Level Escalators, world famous shopping and more.

JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong 5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

Sitting at top the prestigious Pacific Place Complex. It has direct access to the Admiralty MTR subway station and Pacific Place Shopping Mall.

Conrad Hong Kong 5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

It has direct access to Pacific Place, a prestigious shopping and entertainment complex.

Butterfly on Wellington Boutique Hotel 4-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

A 8-minute walk from Central MTR subway station. Blending traditional Oriental elegance with modern luxuries. It offers boutique accommodations.

Ovolo Central 5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

Stylish and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and free minibar items are available.

The Pottinger Hong Kong 5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

It’s the winner of Asia’s Best City Boutique Hotel Award 2014. Providing a restaurant and free Wi-Fi access is available.

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong 5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

Located on Hong Kong Island. It boasts rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of Victoria Harbour, Victoria Peak and Kowloon and free Wi-Fi. It is home to 2 Michelin award-winning restaurants.

Island Shangri-La Hong Kong 5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

Soaring 56 floors above Pacific Place Shopping Complex in Central. It offers luxurious accommodation and a Michelin-star restaurant. A pampering spa, outdoor pool and 24-hour gym are available.

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong 5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

Overlooking Victoria Harbor, elegant rooms with 37-inch flat-screen TV, 10 dining options including Michelin Star Pierre restaurant, a spa and fitness center.

The Upper House 5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

Centrally located on Hong Kong Island, right on top of Pacific Place, the city’s premier shopping mall. Offering panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the city.

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong 5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

located in the heart of Central. It sets new standards in Asia for deluxe contemporary accommodation and state-of-the-art in-room facilities. It offers beautifully-appointed rooms and suites-providing the largest average room size of any hotel in Hong Kong.

Shenzhen hotels

The Top 15 Hotels in Shenzhen, China

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Hotels are chosen based on suitability, overall value, star rating, location and visitor reviews.

Shenzhen was a city that I spent a lot of time in, living there for more than two years. It’s convenient, with it’s metro system, and offers a lot of western comforts. It is mainly visited for its significant electronics industry, proximity to Hong Kong, and job opportunities but it also offers tourist attractions and value shopping.

The Top 15 Hotels in Shenzhen

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Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai
5-star hotel

Area: Nanshan, Shenzhen
Located in Shekou District, Shenzhen, offering outdoor pool and indoor pool. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all public areas.

 

Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen
5-star hotel

Area: Futian, Shenzhen
Located directly opposite Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre, offering outdoor pool and indoor pool. It offers free Wi-Fi and wired internet in all areas and a fitness centre.

 

Shenzhen Futian Wyndham Grand
5-star hotel

Area: Futian, Shenzhen
Located in Shenzhen, offering an indoor swimming pool. Each room provide you with air conditioning and a minibar. Complete with a refrigerator, the dining area also has an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a bath or shower and a hairdryer.

 

Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Landmark Shenzhen
5-star hotel

Area: Luohu, Shenzhen
A 3 minutes’ walk from Guomao Metro Station (Line 1, Exit B). The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and a well-stocked minibar. An indoor pool, a gym and free WiFi are available.

 

The Langham, Shenzhen
5-star hotel

Area: Futian, Shenzhen
Located in the heart of Futian, Shenzhen’s commercial and retail hub. It conveys time-honoured traditions and five-star luxury in the modern city.It boasts a spa, gym, 2 swimming pools and 5 dining options. Free wired internet access is provided.

 

Marco Polo Shenzhen
5-star hotel

Area: Futian, Shenzhen
Located in the heart of Futian central business district, just over half a mile from Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center and a 5-minute walk from Shopping Park subway station. It offers 5-star accommodation, free internet and a well-appointed spa.

 

The OCT Harbour, Shenzhen – Marriott Executive Apartments

 

5-star hotel

Area: Nanshan, Shenzhen
Offers luxurious accommodation with spectacular sea views and lake views. It boasts an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and sauna facilities.

 

Shangri-La Hotel Shenzhen
5-star hotel

Area: Nanshan, Shenzhen
Located in the Luohu District, a 5-minute walk from the Hong Kong border, the Shenzhen Train Station, and the Luohu subway station. It provides a modern fitness centre, a hot tub, and steam rooms for guests’ enjoyment.

 

The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan
5-star hotel

Area: Nanshan, Shenzhen
A 2-minute walk from The Window of the World Metro Station. It features a spa and outdoor pool.

 

The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan
5-star hotel

Area: Nanshan, Shenzhen
A 2-minute walk from The Window of the World Metro Station. It features a spa and outdoor pool. Its stylish rooms are fitted with a personal safe and a high-tech entertainment centre with 42-inch LCD TV, DVD player and iPod docking station.

 

Shenzhen Nanshan L’Hermitage
5-star hotel

Area: Nanshan, Shenzhen
Located in the heart of Nanshan District of Shenzhen city, a 5-minute drive from Shenzhen University. It offers barbecue facilities, free wired and wireless internet in all areas and luxurious rooms with iPod docking station and ironing facilities.

 

Futian Shangri-La Hotel Shenzhen
5-star hotel

Area: Futian, Shenzhen
Located in the commercial district, a 6-minute drive from the Hong Kong Border Crossing. It features free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool and 3 restaurants.

 

Hilton Shenzhen Futian
5-star hotel

Area: Futian, Shenzhen
Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a year-round outdoor pool. It offers accommodations in Shenzhen and guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

 

The Ritz-Carlton Shenzhen
5-star hotel

Area: Futian, Shenzhen
Centrally located in Futian District. It offers luxurious accommodations with free internet and free parking.

 

JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen
5-star hotel

Area: Futian, Shenzhen
Located along Shennan Boulevard in Futian District, about 1 km from SDG Golf Club and a 10-minute drive from Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre. It offers a terrace pool, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs.

 

Ascott Maillen Shenzhen
5-star hotel

Area: Nanshan, Shenzhen
A 5-minute drive from Shekou Ferry Terminal, has a fitness centre and a business centre. Featuring an indoor pool and tennis courts. It offers modern and elegant apartments with free Wi-Fi.

 
The Top 15 Luxury Hotels in Hong Kong

The Top 15 Luxury Hotels in Hong Kong

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The Top 15 luxury hotels in Hong Kong based on location, value, star rating and most importantly, visitor reviews.

Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel 5-star hotel

Area: Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Featuring an award-winning restaurant overlooking Victoria Harbour. It’s a Marriott Luxury & Lifestyle Hotel in Hong Kong, on the scenic Wanchai Waterfront.

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong 5-star hotel

Area: Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Directly connected to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and a 5-minute walk from Wanchai MTR Station and Star Ferry Pier. It offers a 50-metre heated outdoor pool and a spa. Its elegant rooms overlook Victoria Harbour from floor-to-ceiling windows. Free WiFi is provided.

Mira Moon 5-star hotel

Area: Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Located in the heart of Causeway Bay. Offering a restaurant and a 24-hour gym. It’s the first boutique hotel under the Mira Hotel Collection and the well-awarded Boutique Hotel in Hong Kong.

The Upper House 5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

Centrally located on Hong Kong Island, right on top of Pacific Place, the city’s premier shopping mall. Offering panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the city.

JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong 5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

Sitting atop the prestigious Pacific Place Complex. it has direct access to the Admiralty MTR subway station and Pacific Place Shopping Mall.

Conrad Hong Kong 5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

It has direct access to Pacific Place, a prestigious shopping and entertainment complex.

Island Shangri-La Hong Kong 5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

Soaring 56 floors above Pacific Place Shopping Complex in Central. It features luxurious accommodations and a Michelin-star restaurant.

InterContinental Hong Kong 5-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

It enjoys a waterfront location, features a spa, a large infinity pool which overlooks Victoria Harbour and 2 celebrity restaurants which offer 24-hour in-room dining.

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay 5-star hotel

Area: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Located a 5-minute walk from Times Square and Causeway Bay MTR. Sweeping city views can be enjoyed from the infinity pool.

The Peninsula Hong Kong 5-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Opened in 1928, offers 5-star service and old world charm on the edge of Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers 5-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Occupying a prime spot along Kowloon’s Nathan Road and Victoria Harbour, features an outdoor pool with stunning city views.

The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

A 2-minute walk from Causeway Bay MTR, right across Victoria Park. Accor Group’s only luxury hotel in Hong Kong is newly refurbished and offers comfortable and stylish rooms and suites with stunning views, three dining outlets, business friendly facilities and services, as well as a shopping arcade on the ground and first floors.

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

Overlooking Victoria Harbor, offers elegant rooms with 37-inch flat-screen TV, 10 dining options including Michelin Star Pierre restaurant, a spa and fitness center.

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

It offers well-furnished rooms with spectacular views a mere 350 yards from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR. It features an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center.

Hullett House
5-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

It’s a winner of the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice for 2015, is in a beautiful colonial building dating back to 1881.

J Plus Hotel by YOO
5-star hotel

Area: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

The first hotel in Asia designed by award-winning Philippe Starck. It offers free drinks of 24 hours, afternoon cakes and evening wine at the lobby.

The Langham Hong Kong
5-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Located in Central Kowloon, a 5-minute walk from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR. Featuring a 3 Michelin-star restaurant, T’ang Court and a rooftop pool.

Kowloon Shangri-La
5-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

In the lively Tsim Sha Tsui District, overlooks Victoria Harbour. It features 7 dining options, indoor pool and rooms with free wired internet.

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui
5-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Located in K11, one of the tallest skyscrapers in Kowloon. It features an outdoor heated swimming pool and luxurious rooms and suites with spectacular views of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island or Kowloon.

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

Located in the heart of Central, sets new standards in Asia for deluxe contemporary accommodation and state-of-the-art in-room facilities. It offers beautifully-appointed rooms and suites-providing the largest average room size of any hotel in Hong Kong.

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

Located on Hong Kong Island, boasts rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of Victoria Harbour, Victoria Peak and Kowloon and free Wi-Fi. It is home to 2 Michelin award-winning restaurants.

The Royal Garden
5-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Located just a short walk from Victoria Harbour waterfront, The Clock Tower and the famous Avenue of Stars. Offering free Wi-Fi access.

The Pottinger Hong Kong
5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

Providing a restaurant. It’s is the winner of Asia’s Best City Boutique Hotel Award 2014. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
5-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

In a great location overlooking Victoria Harbour, features fitness facilities and an indoor pool.

The Mira Hong Kong
5-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Featuring Michelin Star dining and stylish lifestyle-designed rooms, provides exclusive personalized concierge service.

The Mira Hong Kong
5-star hotel

Area: Central District, Hong Kong

Stylish and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and free minibar items are available.

New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Located by the Victoria Harbour waterfront in the lively district of Tsimshatsui East. It offers 6 dining options and a health club with a rooftop swimming pool.

The Luxe Manor
5-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Located next to trendy Knutsford Terrace, boasts fairytale-style interiors and European architecture. It has free Wi-Fi and a modern gym.

Harbour Grand Hong Kong
5-star hotel

Area: North Point, Hong Kong

A 2-minute walk from Fortress Hill MTR subway station, featuring an outdoor pool and a free area shuttle service.

Hotel ICON
5-star hotel

Area: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Designed by famous local architects, features harbor views in Tsimshatsui East Kowloon. It has a rooftop heated pool, pampering spa services and a health club.

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
5-star hotel

Area: Kowloon West, Hong Kong

Located on floors 102 to 118 of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. Offeringky-high luxurious rooms with free Wi-Fi.

W Hong Kong
5-star hotel

Area: Kowloon West, Hong Kong

Towers over busy West Kowloon with its 76th-floor outdoor pool, pampering spa treatments and its 73rd-floor 24-hour gym.

Harbour Grand Kowloon
5-star hotel

Area: Hong Kong

Offers spacious accommodations with spectacular views of Hong Kong City or Victoria Harbour. All rooms and suites are well equipped with Wi-Fi.

Cordis Hong Kong at Langham crowne-plaza-hong-kong-causeway-bay
5-star hotel

Area: Hong Kong

Rising 42 stories over busy central Kowloon, enjoys direct access to Mongkok MTR subway station and Langham Place Mall.

Royal Plaza Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Hong Kong

Centrally located in Mongkok atop the Mong Kok East MTR Station, enjoys direct access to MOKO, a large shopping mall with over 200 shops and a big cinema. It offers a 40-metre Roman-style outdoor pool and a free shuttle to Tsim Sha Tsui and Kowloon Station.

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
5-star hotel

Area: Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

Located above Tseung Kwan O MTR subway station and PopCorn Shopping Mall. Featuring luxurious, modern rooms overlooking the city, it has 4 food and beverage options including a rooftop restaurant.

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin
5-star hotel

Area: Shatin, Hong Kong

A 5-minute drive from Hong Kong Science Park and Sha Tin Racecourse, features luxurious rooms and facilities such as a spa and outdoor swimming pool with deck.

Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Hong Kong

Located on the shores of the South China Sea, offers spacious accommodations with direct access to AsiaWorld-Expo.

Shanghai’s Most Amazing Five Star Hotels

Shanghai’s Most Amazing Five Star Hotels

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If you’re looking for the most amazing hotels in Shanghai, then look no more. Here are the most stunning, highest rated, five-star hotels in central Shanghai.

These are my picks for the best of the best. This list is shared with GoShopShanghai.com here the top five-star hotels in Shanghai.

 

The Peninsula Shanghai
5-star hotel

Area: Downtown Shanghai, Shanghai
Located near Huangpu Park and the river of the same name it offers a fantastic position central to major attractions of the Bund, Pudong, and Nanjing Road. The hotel itself consistently recieves the highest reviews and the hotel is famous for its spectacular roo-top bar. It also features everything you’d expect in a world-class five star hotel.

 
 

Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai
5-star hotel

Area: Downtown Shanghai, Shanghai
Located in the heart of Jing’an District, Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai. It boasts a spa and wellness centre, an indoor pool and gourmet cuisines across several stylish restaurants and bars. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property.

 

The Puli Hotel And Spa
5-star hotel

Area: Downtown Shanghai, Shanghai
Located in central Shanghai, It offers modern rooms with free internet and a BOSE wave music system. Its 5-star facilities include 2 dining options and a fitness center.

 

THE ONE Executive Suites Managed by Kempinski – Shanghai

 

5-star hotel

Area: Downtown Shanghai, Shanghai
Located next to West Nanjing Road and Huaihai Road. Sophisticated European Art-Deco design and free wired internet is featured throughout the building.

 

Le Royal Meridien Shanghai
5-star hotel

Area: Downtown Shanghai, Shanghai
A 3-minute walk from People抯 Square metro station. It offers spectacular views of Shanghai skyline and boasts a heated indoor pool and a hot tub.

 

Paramount Gallery Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Downtown Shanghai, Shanghai
Located on the 12th floor of Paramount Metropolis Building, a 2-minute walk from Jing抋n Temple Station (line 2 and 7). It features boutique rooms fusing Art D閏o and modern European designs with free Wi-Fi in all areas.

 

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai
5-star hotel

Area: Downtown Shanghai, Shanghai
Located in The Bund. It features boutique rooms with a fusion of Art D閏o and Oriental designs overlooking Huangpu River. Free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour gym is provided. Two restaurants are offered.

 

Hilton Shanghai
5-star hotel

Area: Downtown Shanghai, Shanghai
Towering over the former French Concession Quarters, features 8 dining options and a world-class spa. It showcases a large indoor pool, fitness center and sauna.

 

Swissotel Grand Shanghai
5-star hotel

Area: Downtown Shanghai, Shanghai
A 10 minute walk from popular Nanjing Street, offers 5-star luxury with 42-inch flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. It features a day spa, indoor pool and fitness facilities.

 

Hotel Indigo Shanghai On The Bund
5-star hotel

Area: Downtown Shanghai, Shanghai
Located along the Huangpu River, with spectacular views of Pudong. A 2-minute walk from Shiliupu Marina and Shiliupu Bus Station. It offers welcome drinks upon arrival, an indoor pool and modern air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi.

 

Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
5-star hotel

Area: Downtown Shanghai, Shanghai
Located next to The Bund and East Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street. Its modern comforts include a large indoor pool, pampering spa and rooms with free internet access.

 

Fraser Residence Shanghai
5-star hotel

Area: Downtown Shanghai, Shanghai
Located one block from Middle Huaihai Road, Shanghai抯 business and entertainment centre. Offering comfort and convenience in airy apartments fusing Art D閏o and Oriental-inspired bamboo accent. It features air filter, water filter and water softener. Recreational options include a wellness centre and indoor heated pool.

 

Lanson Place Jinlin Tiandi Residence Shanghai
5-star hotel

Area: Downtown Shanghai, Shanghai
Located next to Xin Tiandi, a dining and entertainment area. Featuring serviced apartments, it provides free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a gym.

 

The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi
5-star hotel

Area: Downtown Shanghai, Shanghai
Located adjacent to the retail utopia of Huaihai Road and a 1-minute stroll from South Huangpi Road Subway Station (Line 1). Boasting Chuan Spa, an indoor pool and gourmet cuisine across several stylish restaurants.

 

The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai
5-star hotel

Area: Downtown Shanghai, Shanghai
Located in central Shanghai, just 100 ft from People’s Square metro station (line 1, 2 and 8). Its excellent leisure facilities include a gym and a historic ballroom.

 
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The Top 15 Hotels in Nanjing

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These Nanjing Hotels are chosen based on central location, overall value, visitor reviews and suitability for foreigner guests.

Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu, it’s an ancient city yet it is also a modern metropolis. It’s main attractions include Zhonghua Gate, the Mausoleum of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, Presidential Palace, the Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and the Nanjing Massacre Memorial.

Intercontinental Nanjing
5-star hotel

Area: Gu Lou, Nanjing
Centrally located in Gulou Square, features modern rooms with flat-screen cable TVs. Free parking is offered in the hotel.

The Yihe Mansions
5-star hotel

Area: Gu Lou, Nanjing
Nestled beneath the Marble Tree Alleys and located within the historical fabric of Nanjing and part of the Heritage Protection Program Surrounded by traditional atmosphere and design, it boasts luxurious decoration.

Sofitel Nanjing Galaxy
5-star hotel

Area: Gu Lou, Nanjing
Located in Nanjing’s business and entertainment district. It features a spa, fitness center and 5 dining options. Rooms include a flat-screen web TV and free internet. Free parking is available.

Lakeview Xuanwu Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Gu Lou, Nanjing
Located next to Xuanwu Lake, less than half a mile from Xuanwumen Metro Station. It offers a revolving restaurant with city views, an indoor pool and rooms with free internet access.

Nanjing Grand Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Gu Lou, Nanjing
Located in the vibrant Xinjiekou commercial area. It features modern rooms with free internet access and flat-screen cable TVs. It has an outdoor pool, spa and 3 restaurants.

The Westin Nanjing
5-star hotel

Area: Gu Lou, Nanjing
It features 5-star luxury in Hunan Road central business district. Overlooking Xuanwu Lake and Nanjing’s bustling city, this hotel also features a full-service spa and indoor pool.

Golden Eagle Summit Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Xuan Wu, Nanjing
A 7-minute drive from Zongtongfu. Standing in the area of Xinjiekou and sitting above the entrance of Zhujianglu Subway Station (Line 1). It provides an indoor pool, gourmet cuisine across 3 dining options and a top-class setting for ideal wedding celebrations. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all areas.

Nanjing Central Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Gu Lou, Nanjing
Located in central Nanjing, just a 10-minute drive to Xuanwu Lake Park. It offers modern rooms with free WiFi access and private parking. It also features an indoor swimming pool.

Shangri-La Hotel Nanjing
5-star hotel

Area: Gu Lou, Nanjing
Located in the centre of vibrant Gulou District. It’s part of a new building on Zhongyang Road, with easy access to the best shopping and dining destinations in Nanjing.

Jinling Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Gu Lou, Nanjing
Located in the heart of Nanjing抯 Xinjie Kou Square. It features a heated indoor pool and 7 dining options, as well as well-appointed accommodation with free internet access.

Crowne Plaza Nanjing Hotels & Suites
5-star hotel

Area: Nanjing
Located steps away from the bustling Xinjiekou. It offers a spa and wellness centre, an indoor pool and several on-site meeting rooms. Free wired internet access in the guestrooms is provided.

Grand Metropark Hotel Nanjing
5-star hotel

Area: Nanjing
located next to the famous Nanjing Museum. It features an indoor pool, a fitness center and a tennis court.

Hilton Nanjing
5-star hotel

Area: Jian Ye, Nanjing
Located in Jianye District. it’s part of Wanda Plaza and has a heated indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness centre and 6 dining options. Free parking is available.

Fraser Suites Nanjing
5-star hotel

Area: Jian Ye, Nanjing
A 10-minute walk from Olympic Sports Center Subway Station (line 2). All its sumptuous guestrooms offer well-equipped modern facilities and lovely city views. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is possible on site

Jinling Riverside Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Jian Ye, Nanjing
Located in Nanjing, 500 metres from the Yangzi River. It features 4 dining options and rooms with free internet.

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The Top 15 Hotels in Guangzhou

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These Guangzhou hotels are selected based on proximity to the city center, visitor ratings, overall value and suitability for foreign visitors.

Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong, and in all respects, a mega-city with population exceeding 9 million. Popular attractions include Yuexiu Park, Canton Tower, Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Baiyun Shan, Bright Filial Piety Temple, Chimelong Tourist Resort and Baomo Garden to name just some.

It’s also a key destination for international trade featuring regular trade shows mostly held in the Panyu District, and many wholesale markets with the clothing markets being world famous, it’s also famous for shopping at Shanxiajiu Pedestrian Street and Beijing Lu shopping street, see here for a full list.

Fraser Suites Guangzhou 5-star hotel

Area: Tian He, Guangzhou

Just steps from the Shipaiqiao subway station. It provides luxurious self-catering apartments in downtown Guangzhou.

The Garden Hotel Guangzhou 5-star hotel

Area: Yue Xiu, Guangzhou

Just in front of Taojin Metro Station (Line 5). It has modern accommodations in central Guangzhou.

Langham Place Guangzhou 5-star hotel

Area: Hai Zhu, Guangzhou

A 2-minute walk from Pazhou Complex. It features 5 dining options and luxurious rooms with light d閏or and upscale amenities.

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou 5-star hotel

Area: Tian He, Guangzhou

Featuring 5-star luxury in the center of the city, has an indoor pool, 7 dining options and hot tubs.

Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre 5-star hotel

Area: Yue Xiu, Guangzhou

Has spacious rooms offering stunning skyline views. Featuring free Wi-Fi, it has a spa, fitness center and 4 dining options.

Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich 5-star hotel

Area: Tian He, Guangzhou

Towering over Tian He Business District. It features elegant rooms with 40-inch flat-screen TVs and iPod docks.

Marriott Guangzhou Tianhe 5-star hotel

Area: Tian He, Guangzhou

Located in the heart of the Tianhe Business District, a 5-minute drive from Guangzhou East Train Station.

Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
5-star hotel

Area: Hai Zhu, Guangzhou

Featuring luxurious 5-star recreational facilities. It has commanding views of the Pearl River and beautifully landscaped grounds.

W Guangzhou
5-star hotel

Area: Tian He, Guangzhou

Offering 5-star luxury in the center of the city, a 15-minute walk from Guangzhou Museum. It features contemporary d閏or and trendy rooms offering upscale interiors and city views.

Oakwood Premier Guangzhou
5-star hotel

Area: Tian He, Guangzhou

It features modern and well-designed studios and apartments with a private sauna and free wired internet.

Grand Hyatt Guangzhou
5-star hotel

Area: Tian He, Guangzhou

Located in the central business district of Pearl River New Town. It offers luxurious rooms with free Wi-Fi.

The Westin Guangzhou
5-star hotel

Area: Tian He, Guangzhou

Located next to Citic Plaza. It features 5 food and beverage options and a luxurious spa. Just a 25-minute drive from Pazhou Complex, it also features an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe
5-star hotel

Area: Tian He, Guangzhou

Standing tall in Guangzhou’s central business district. It offers 5-star luxury in rooms with flat-screen TVs, ample workspace and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Doubletree by Hilton Guangzhou
5-star hotel

Area: Yue Xiu, Guangzhou

Located in the central business district, Guangzhou. Featuring outdoor pool and a spa center Free Wi-Fi access is available in public areas.

Jianguo Hotel Guangzhou
5-star hotel

Area: Tian He, Guangzhou

Located within Guangzhou抯 Central Business District. It offers quick and easy transportation links while its facilities include an outdoor pool and rooms with free high-speed internet access

The Top 15 Macau Hotels

The Top 15 Macau Hotels

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The city is of course famous for it’s casinos but also for it’s Portuguese heritage. It’s a place I quite enjoy visiting, a fusion of cultures and much more. Macau is a must visit, and here’s the top 15 hotel options based on visitor reviews and overall value.

Casa Real Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Macau Center, Macau
Located adjacent to the Macau Ferry Terminal and offering an indoor pool. Each room has a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a minibar. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a bath and a hairdryer.

 

Rio Hotel
4-star hotel

Area: Macau Center, Macau
A 10-minute walk from Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, offering an indoor heated pool, a spa and wellness centre. Free WiFi access is available.

 

Grand Lapa Macau
5-star hotel

Area: Macau Center, Macau
Enjoying beautiful views of Macau City and the Macau Grand Prix Race Track. It provides an outdoor heated pool, spa and free parking.

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StarWorld Hotel
4-star hotel

Area: Macau Center, Macau
A 30-minute drive from Macau International Airport, featuring a casino and daily live entertainment. An outdoor infinity pool and steam bath are offered.

 

Harbourview Hotel Macau
4-star hotel

Area: Macau Center, Macau
A 10-minute walking distance away from the Macau Ferry Terminal, offering an all-season indoor swimming pool and Gymnasium.

 

Grand Emperor Hotel
4-star hotel

Area: Macau Center, Macau
Located right on Avenida Comercial De Macau, beside Yaohan Department Store. It offers modern accommodations with 3 restaurants, a casino and free Wi-Fi access in business center.

 

Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16
5-star hotel

Area: Macau Center, Macau
Located in Macau’s historic quarter, just steps from the busy center of the city. It features 5-star waterfront accommodations.

 

Ascott Macau
4-star hotel

Area: Macau Center, Macau
Located in the Macau Center neighborhood in Macau, just half a mile from Lotus Statue. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV.

 

MGM Macau
5-star hotel

Area: Macau Center, Macau
Rising 154 metres into the sky. It features a unique glass exterior which reflects the colours of the South China Sea and Nam Van Lake.

 

Mandarin Oriental Macau
5-star hotel

Area: Macau Center, Macau
Located on the Peninsula, a 5-minute drive from A-Ma Temple and Senado Square. It offers an outdoor pool, a luxurious spa and free parking.

 

Hotel Riviera Macau
4-star hotel

Area: Macau Center, Macau
Located on Penha Hill, a 10-minute walk from Macau Centre. Overlooking the Praia Grande Bay, it features 2 dining options, a 24-hour front desk and free parking.

 

Altira Macau
5-star hotel

Area: Tapia, Macau
Located in the heart of Taipa, 2 km to Taipa Houses Museum and the Orient Golf Club. It features an indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling windows, a fitness centre, casino and spacious contemporary rooms with free Wi-Fi access.

 

Hotel Okura Macau
5-star hotel

Area: Macau
Located within the Galaxy Macau Resort, a 5-minute drive from Macau International Airport. It features 2 swimming pool and free Wi-Fi access.

 

Banyan Tree Macau
5-star hotel

Area: Macau
A 15-minute drive from Macau International Airport. It’s the first high-rise urban resort in Macau, featuring a private pool in all its spacious suites and boasts full-size resort villas.

 

The Ritz-Carlton, Macau
5-star hotel

Area: Macau
A 12 minutes’ walk and 2 minutes’ drive from The Venetian Macau. Offering upscale experience for travellers. Features outdoor pool, on-site water sport facilities and business centre.

 

JW Marriott Hotel Macau
5-star hotel

Area: Macau
World-renowned for its iconic luxury, Asia’s largest JW Marriott. It brings its guests an approachable luxury experience through the richness of authenticity.

 

Galaxy Macau
5-star hotel

Area: Macau
It offers luxurious 5-star accommodation within the Galaxy Macau Resort, across Macau抯 慜ld Taipa Village? It features the world抯 largest Sky Wave Pool and offers free Wi-Fi in rooms.

 

The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Macau
It offers accommodation in Macau. There is a casino and a games room on site and guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

 

City of Dreams – Crown Towers Macau
5-star hotel

Area: Macau
A 10-minute walk from Taipa Houses Museum and Cunha Street. It’s part of the City of Dreams in Macau’s Cotai Strip, a large holiday complex with a casino and a large shopping arcade. It boasts a pampering spa, an outdoor pool and stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi.

 

Grand Hyatt Macau
5-star hotel

Area: Macau
A 5 minute drive from Macau Airport, offers large rooms, an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. It features a spa and free Wi-Fi.

 

City of Dreams – Hard Rock Hotel
4-star hotel

Area: Macau
Features exciting and luxurious getaways with an in-house casino, a large outdoor pool and a day spa.

 

Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip
5-star hotel

Area: Macau
A 5- minutes’ drive from the 18-hole Caesars Golf Macau. Lounge at the private pool-side cabanas with a flat-screen TV, or take a swim in any of the 5 outdoor pools. Signature treatments like honey body scrubs, marble full body massage and cold stone facial massages are available at the spa.

 

Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central
5-star hotel

Area: Macau
Towering over the Cotai Strip, features 3 outdoor pools, pampering spa treatments and a 24-hour fitness center.

 

Conrad Macao, Cotai Central
5-star hotel

Area: Macau
Located within the Sands Cotai Resort on the Cotai Strip, features luxurious rooms with pool or city views. It has 4 food and beverage options, a gym and a spa.

 

Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central
4-star hotel

Area: Macau
Located at the heart of Sands?Cotai Central, Macao’s integrated resort. It features an outdoor pool, health club and tranquil gardens.

 

Studio City Hotel
5-star hotel

Area: Macau
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant. It offers accommodations in Macau. There is a water park and a casino on site and guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

 

Grand Coloane Resort
5-star hotel

Area: Coloane, Macau
Just steps from Hac Sa Beach, provides 5-star accommodations overlooking the South China Sea.



For more about Macau including guides to the top sights, top casinos, resorts, and more detailed hand-selected hotels options visit MacauShopper.com

The Top 10 Hotels in Foshan, Guangdong (inc Lecong and Shunde)

These Foshan Hotels are ranked and chosen based on their suitability for foreigners, their locations and by the reviews of previous guests.

Foshan is a famous industrial city in Guangdong, located south of Guangzhou. Foshan is the ancestral home for overseas Chinese including it’s most well known, Li Xiaolong (Bruce Lee).

 

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Crowne Plaza Foshan 5-star hotel

Area: Foshan

Located in the center of the city, a 10-minute drive from the train and bus stations. The hotel features an outdoor pool and provides free internet access.

 

Marco Polo Lingnan Tiandi Foshan 5-star hotel

Area: Foshan

Features elegant rooms with free wired internet access.

 

Swissotel Foshan, Guangdong 5-star hotel

Area: Foshan

Located in Guangdong, a 10-minute walk from the famous Zu Miao Temple. It offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and luxurious spa services. 4 dining options are available.

 

Hilton Foshan 5-star hotel

Area: Foshan

Only 6.2 km from Foshan Ancestral Temple. Features sumptuous comfort with luxurious guestrooms, convenient modern facilities and a variety of recreational activities.

 

InterContinental Foshan 5-star hotel

Area: Foshan

Located in the Nanhai District, 7 miles from Foshan Airport. Offers 5 dining options, a health and fitness center and free parking on site.

 

Classical Plaza Hotel 5-star hotel

Area: Foshan

Located in Foshan, 2.7 km from Foshan Railway Station. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas.

 

Hotel Fortuna Foshan 5-star hotel

Area: Shunde

Located in Shunde, showcasing a year-round outdoor pool and spa center. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV.

 

Ramada Plaza Shunde 5-star hotel

Area: Shunde

A 15-minute drive from Bijiang Golden House. Features accommodation with free Wi-Fi and satellited TVs.

 

Park Lane Hotel (Lecong Shuiteng Branch) 4-star hotel

Area: Shunde

A 5-minute walk from Shuiteng Park, Surrounded with furniture shopping mall. Free WiFi access is available.

 

Wyndham Foshan Shunde 5-star hotel

Area: Shunde

Located beside Shunlian Square. Boasting a spa and wellness centre, fitness centre and an outdoor pool.

 

Ramada Foshan Nanhai 4-star hotel

Area: Nanhai

Located in Nanhai, only a 5-minute stroll from Nanhai Central Park. It features comfortable rooms, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi access in the entire building.

 
 

Aloft Nanhai, Foshan 4-star hotel

Area: Nanhai

Located in Foshan a 2-minute walk from Shishan Square Shopping Mall, Aloft Nanhai features a fitness centre and indoor pool.

U Service Apartment 4-star hotel

Area: Foshan

A 3-minute walk from the Ancestral Temple and Lingnan Tiandi. Features self-contained accommodations with free Wi-Fi. It also provides car rentals and meeting facilities.

 

Bodun International Serviced Apartment 4-star hotel

Area: Foshan

A 5-minute walk from Baihua Square, Bodun International Serviced Apartment features self-contained accommodations with free internet access and a private kitchen.

 
The Top 10 Hotels in Dongguan [inc. Top Ten Attractions, Transport and district guide]

The Top 10 Hotels in Dongguan [inc. Top Ten Attractions, Transport and district guide]

Heading to Dongguan for business or for sight-seeing? Here are my picks for the top ten places to stay in the area, plus the top ten things to see and do.

The city is located between Shenzhen and Guangzhou and is renowned as an industrial region being home to many factories along with several trade shows throughout the year. The area is surprisingly large, filling the space between Shenzhen and Guangzhou, and the Pearl River and Huizhou on its other sides.

This you may not believe, but the city is home to some 44 million people! You see, Dongguan is a megacity, a city of cities which includes 32 towns. The largest town is Humen which is home to over 630,000 people.

Dongguan, especially with local Chinese, has a notorious reputation for its vibrant sex & massage services, although that shouldn’t worry anyone as you are unlikely to see or even notice it unless you really went looking for it. Dongguan is much more than that. The city is China’s fourth largest export area, home to a diverse range of manufacturing bases and skills, the Chinese home of basketball, ranked 13th in Forbes China’s listing of the most innovative mainland cities, 18th in Foreign Policy’s listing of the most dynamic cities in the world. It’s also home to numerous worthy sight-seeing attractions. Add to all that, that the fact that it’s also a key part in the new Greater Bay Area.

 

Map feat. The Top Ten Hotels in the area

 

The Top Ten Attractions in Dongguan

1. Naval Battle Museum & Opium War Museum (海战博物馆) – Humen Town, Guancheng District
2. Weiyuan Fort & Humen Bridge – Humen Town, Guancheng District
3. New South China Mall (新华南MALL) – Wanjiang Rd.
4. Keyuan Garden (Dongguan Park) – No.32 Keyuan Road, Guancheng District
5. Dongguan Yinxian Resort – Licheng Avenue, Changping Town
6. Qifeng Park – Qifeng Road, Dongguan Avenue, Nancheng District
7. Songshan Lake Park – Huanhu Road, Dalingshan Town
8. Dongwan Guanyin Mountain – Shixin Main Road, Zhangmutou Town
9. Dongguan Walking Street – West Road, Dongcheng District
10. Dongguan Museum – No.36 Xinfen Road, Guancheng District

 

The Towns/districts of Dongguan

 

 

District – CN name – est population – manufacturing focus

Dongguan central consists of four districts
Dongcheng Subdistrict – 东城街道 – Pop. 492,000 – Electronic products, furniture.
Nancheng Subdistrict – 南城街道 – Pop. 289,000 – Electronic products, metal products, shoes. Local government Base.
Guancheng Subdistrict – 莞城街道 – Pop. 162,000 – Electronic products
Wanjiang Subdistrict – 万江街道 – Pop. 244,000 – Electronic products, textile & garment, paper-made products.

Medium size towns
Shilong Town – 石龙镇 – Pop. 141,000 – IT products
Changping Town – 常平镇 – Pop. 386,000 – Metal products, woolen products, electronic products, rubber products
Humen Town – 虎门镇 – Pop. 638,000 – Textiles, electronic products, toys
Shijie Town – 石碣镇 – Pop. 246,000 – Digital products
Liaobu Town – 寮步镇 – Pop. 418,000 – Electronic and electrical products, computers.
Fenggang Town – 凤岗镇 – Pop. 318,000 – IT, garments & textile
Chang’an Town – 长安镇 – Pop. 664,000 – Electronic & electrical products, toys, shoes, textile.
Houjie Town – 厚街镇 – Pop. 438,000 – Shoes, electromechanical products, furniture
Tangxia Town – 塘厦镇 – Pop. 482,000 – Electronic devices, home appliances, Precision machinery

Smaller towns
Gaobu Town – 高埗镇 – Pop. 217,000 – Electronic products, plastic products, toys, metal products.
Qishi Town – 企石镇 – Pop. 121,000 – Artificial flowers, lighting, metal products
Hengli Town – 横沥镇 – Pop. 204,000 – Mould, electronic products
Qiaotou Town – 桥头镇 – Pop. 166,000 – Electronic products, rubber products, mechanical products
Chashan Town – 茶山镇 – Pop. 156,000 – Textile, toys
Shipai Town – 石排镇 – Pop. 160,000 – Electronic products, metal products, plastic products
Xiegang Town – 谢岗镇 – Pop. 99,000 – Electronic products, metal products, toys
Dalang Town – 大朗镇 – Pop. 310,000 – Woolen products
Huangjiang Town – 黄江镇 – Pop. 231,000 – Electronic products, rubber products, metal products
Qingxi Town – 清溪镇 – Pop. 312,000 – Computer & Accessories
Dongkeng Town – 东坑镇 – Pop. 138,000 – Electronic products, rubber products, garments
Dalingshan Town – 大岭山镇 – Pop. 279,000 – Furniture, electronic products, printing
Shatian Town – 沙田镇 – Pop. 177,000 – Electronic products, plastic products, metal products
Daojiao Town – 道滘镇 – Pop. 143,000 – Electronic products, food products, metal products
Hongmei Town – 洪梅镇 – Pop. 58,000 – Paper-made products, glass products, textile, leather products
Machong Town – 麻涌镇 – Pop. 118,000 – Paper-made products, textile & garments, food products
Wangniudun Town – 望牛墩镇 – Pop. 84,000 – Textiles, electronic products, metal products
Zhangmutou Town – 樟木头镇 – Pop. 132,000 – Rubber products
Zhongtang Town- 中堂镇 – Pop. 139,000 – Paper-made products

 

Transport

Bus

There are direct buses that go between Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, or Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, to the Airport Dongguan Check-In 东莞城市候机楼(侧门).

There are bus stations throughout the city that can connect you to cities within Guangdong and to other provinces inc. Hong Kong. Several of the major hotels have buses that stop at the hotel and connect to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and the airports.

Three main bust stations for intercity travel are:

Dongguan Central Bus Station 东莞汽车总站 – Si Huan Road and Xin Wan Road, Qu Hai community, Wanjiang, Dongguan (万江曲海社区四环路与新万道路交汇处)
Dongguan Nan Cheng Bus Station 东莞南城汽车客运站 – No.99, Hongtu Road, Nancheng District (南城区宏图路99号)
DongGuan East bus station 东莞汽车东站 – Dongguan, Changpingzhen (东莞市常平镇)

There’s a list of all the stations and routes for Dongguan here.

For travel within the city, there are five convenient tourist lines

Line 1 (No.58): departs from Keyuan Garden to Humen from 06:30 to 17:40. CNY1.
Line 2 (No.59): departs from Dongguan General Bus Terminal to Jinsha Park in Shilong Town from 06:20 to 19:00. CNY11.
Line 3 (No.60): departs from the General Bus Terminal to the Hermit Villa in Changping Town from 06:15 to 19:00. CNY12.
Line 4 (No.89): departs from the General Bus terminal to the National Forest Park of Guanyin Mountain in Zhangmutou Town from 06:30 to 19:00. CNY6.
Line 5: departs from the General Bus Terminal to Green World from 06:00 to 20:00. CNY2.

Taxi

The flag-fall price is 8 CNY which includes the first 2KM plus 1 CNY (fuel surcharge). Subsequent km are charged at 2.6 CNY per KM. At night add 20%.

Metro (aka Subway)

Dongguan subway line 2 connects Humen Railway Station and Dongguan Railway Station. The stops include Humen Railway Station – Exhibition Center – Shanmei – Liaoxia – Chenwu – Hadi – Xiping – Hongfu Road – Qifeng Park – Dongcheng – Tianbao – Xiaqiao – Liuhua Park – Chashan – Dongguan Railway Station.

Train

Dongguan Railway Station – services Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangzhou East Railway Station, and Shenzhen Railway Station (Luohu) via fast intercity C type trains.

Dongguan East Railway Station Train – is only serviced via long-distance trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Xiamen, Wuhan, Chengdu. These are the older K and T type trains with sleeper options.

Humen railway station (虎门站) – this station is serviced by the fast bullet G type trains and connects to Guangzhou South and Shenzhen North Stations.

Zhangmutou railway station (樟木头) – services Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangzhou East Railway Station, and Shenzhen Railway Station (Luohu) via fast intercity C type trains.

 

Hotel List – These Dongguan hotels are chosen and rated based on their suitability for foreigners, proximity and guest reviews.

 

Leisure Hotel 4-star hotel

Area: Dongguan

Located 11 miles from Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Centre in Dongguan. It features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

 

Pullman Dongguan Forum 5-star hotel

Area: Dongguan

Centrally located in Dong Cheng District, with direct access to Qi Feng Mountain. It offers 2 pools, free Wi-Fi and an art gallery.

 

Dongguan Kande International Hotel 5-star hotel

Area: Dongguan

A 2-minute walk from Dongguan International Conference & Exhibition Center. It provides you with comfortable and luxurious accommodations with modern facilities.It offers an outdoor swimming pool, a spa centre, a tennis court and 5 on-site dining options. Additionally, free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property

 

Hillview Golf Resort Dongguan (Former: Sofitel Dongguan Golf Resort) 5-star hotel

Area: Dongguan

A 3-minute walk from Hillview Golf Club. It offers 5-star accommodation in Dongguan Huying Country Park.

 

Grand Mercure Dongguan Shijie 4-star hotel

Area: Dongguan

Located in Shijie Town, a 15-minute drive from Dongguan Train Station. It offers a swimming pool and rooms with flat-screen TVs. Internet and parking are free.

 

HJ International Hotel 5-star hotel

Area: Dongguan

Located in Houjie Town, HJ International Hotel features upscale accommodation with well-equipped modern facilities and elegant decor. It offers 4 on-site dining options, an outdoor swimming pool, sauna rooms and a business centre with meeting and banquet facilities. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all areas and free private parking is possible at the property.

 

Kande Club Hotel 4-star hotel

Area: Dongguan

Located along South Kangle Road Commercial Street. It’s a 10-minute drive from Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Centre.

 

Aloft Dongguan Songshan Lake 4-star hotel

Area: Dongguan

Located in Dongguan.Offering a restaurant and a fitness centre Free WiFi access is available.

 

Grand Mercure Dongguan Humen 4-star hotel

Area: Dongguan

Centrally located within Dongguan City, a short walk from Huanghe Shopping Centre.

 

Parklane Hotel 5-star hotel

Area: Dongguan

Located in Donggguan, Guangdong Province. Features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, pampering spa treatments and a private golf course.

 

Eurasia International Hotel 5-star hotel

Area: Dongguan

Has 5-star luxurious accommodations in Dongguan. It features numerous recreation options including an outdoor pool, a tennis court and spa center.

 

Pullman Dongguan Changan 5-star hotel

Area: Dongguan

Centrally located within Changan business district, Dongguan. It offers a seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness centre and pampering spa treatments.

The Top 10 of Changsha:  Attractions, What to Eat & Where to Stay

The Top 10 of Changsha: Attractions, What to Eat & Where to Stay

Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province, is home to 7 million people and renowned for its spicy local cuisine. For most tourists its a jumping point to head onwards to Zhangjiajie, Fenghuang, Wulingyuan, or Shaoshan and the birthplace of Mao Zedong. That’s a shame as Changsha offers quite a rich mix of history and cuisine.

 

The Top Ten things to Eat in Changsha

 

 

1. Steamed Nesting Birds (San Ceng Tao Ji  三层套鸡)
2. Spicy Chicken Cubes (Mala Zi Ji 麻辣子鸡)
3. Crisp Sesame Duck (Maren Xiangsu Ji 麻仁香酥鸭 )
4. Deyuan Steamed Bun (德园包子)
5. Non-Yolk Eggs with Mushroom (Huagu Wu Danhuang)
6. Kouwei Shrimp (Kou Wei Xia)
7. Dumpling in Soup (Liu Defang Tangyuan)
8. Changsha-style stinky tofu (Changsha Chou Doufu 长沙臭豆腐)
9. Mao’s braised pork (Mao shi hongshao rou 毛氏红烧肉)
10. Beer duck (piji u ya 啤酒鸭)

 

 

 

The Top Ten Attractions and Things to do in Changsha

 

1.Yuelu Academy (岳麓书院)
Address: 273 Lu Shan Lu, Yuelu Qu, Changsha
Admission: 50 yuan

2. Juzi Island (橘子洲)
Address: Xiangjiang River
Admission: Free

3. Mawangdui (马王堆)
Address: 89 Guhan Rd, Furong Qu, Changsha
Admission: 2 yuan

4. Jinggang Ancient Town (靖港古镇)
Address: Baojian St, Wangcheng, Changsha
Admission: Free

5. Tianxin Pavilion Park (天心阁公园)
Address: 3 Tianxin Rd, WuYi ShangQuan, Tianxin Qu, Changsha
Admission: Free

6. Changsha Window of the World(长沙世界之窗)
Address: No.485 Sanyi Avenue, Kaifu District, Changsha
Admission: 130 yuan

7. Shiyan Lake (石燕湖)
Address: Shiyan Village, Tiaoma Country, Changsha
Admission: 100 yuan

8. Kaifu Temple (开福寺)
Address: 136 Kaifusi Rd, WuJiaLing ShangQuan, Kaifu Qu, Changsha
Admission: 15 yuan

9. Changsha Ecological Zoo (长沙生态动物园)
Address: Xihu Village Muyun Town, Changsha
Admission: 80 yuan

10. Daweishan Forest Park (大围山森林公园)
Address: Liuyang City, 148 kilometers (91.96 miles) from Changsha
Admission: 50 yuan

 

Map: Top Ten attractions and places to stay in Changsha

 

 

The Top Ten Places to Stay in Changsha

These Changsha hotels are chosen based on their reviews by fellow travelers, proximity to the city center and suitability for foreign travelers.

 

Wanda Vista Changsha 5-star hotel

Area: Kai Fu, Changsha

A 5-minute walk from Wanda Plaza, Wanda Vista Changsha provides an artful oasis of pure comfort. It boasts an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and majestic meeting rooms.

 

Crowne Plaza Changsha City Centre 5-star hotel

Area: Kai Fu, Changsha

Located in Wuyi Square, Crowne Plaza Changsha City Centre offers luxurious rooms with internet access and a flat-screen TV. Providing free parking, it has 3 restaurants and 2 bars.

 

Sheraton Changsha Hotel 5-star hotel

Area: Kai Fu, Changsha

Located in the Yunda Business District, a 10-minute drive from Changsha Railway Station. It offers a spa, a fitness centre and an indoor pool.

 

Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Furongguo Changsha 5-star hotel

Area: Fu Rong, Changsha

Located in the business center of Changsha. It features a heated outdoor pool, a yoga room and 24-hour room service.

 

InterContinental Changsha 5-star hotel

Area: Kai Fu, Changsha

Located in the heart of the North Star Delta, serves as the nearest international five-star accommodation to and from Changsha Huanghua International Airport.

 

Empark Grand Hotel Changsha 5-star hotel

Area: Kai Fu, Changsha

A 10-minute drive from the middle of Changsha, Empark Grand Hotels & Resort offers 5-star rooms with flat-screen TVs. Featuring a pool and gym, it provides free internet and parking.

Howard Johnson Huachen All-Suites Apartment Hotel 5-star hotel

Area: Yu Hua, Changsha

Located in Changsha. Free WiFi access is available.

 

White Swan Hotel Changsha 5-star hotel

Area: Tian Xin, Changsha

Located in the heart of Tianxin District. It features contemporary decoration, an indoor swimming pool, and a hot tub.

 

Changsha Hopesky Hotel 5-star hotel

Area: Tian Xin, Changsha

Featuring European-style accommodation, the 5-star Hopesky Hotel was elaborately designed and offers collections at the property.

 

Longchamp Garden Hotel Changsha 5-star hotel

Area: Yu Hua, Changsha

Located 15 km from Wuhan-Guangzhou Highspeed Railway Station, Longchamp Garden Hotel Changsha features an indoor pool and fitness centre. Soundproofed rooms offer free wired internet.

 

 

Transport in Changsha

 

Flights

Changsha Huanghua International Airport serves domestic and international destinations. It is located 25 KM from the city center and transfers to the city are available via shuttle buses and maglev train (20 CNY) that connects to South Railway Station and Line 2 of the metro system.

 

Trains

There are two railway stations being the original Changsha Railway Station and the newer South Railway Station that services High Speed Rail services. You can get to South Railway Station via metro line 2 and major destinations include Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Guilin, Tianjin, Xian, and Zhangjiajie.

 

Bus

There are three dedicated tourist bus lines as follows

Tourist Bus No.1 
Operation Hours: 06:00–22:00
Stops: Main Railway Station – Changdao Lukou – Wuyi Square – No.4 Hospital – Hunan Normal University – Mount Yuelu Scenic Area – Kejiao Xincun

Tourist Bus No.2 
Operation Hours: 06:00–21:00
Stops: Lijun Community  – Beichong Reservoir – Xiangzhang Road – Central Hospital – Anzhen Hospital – Shahe Street – Wuyi Square – Jiayi Former Residence – Juzi Zhou Bridge – Ferry Terminal – Hunan Chinese Medicine Hospital – Xiangya Hospital – Kaifu Temple – Hua Xia

Tourist Bus No.3
Operation Hours: 07:00–18:00
Stops: Railway Station – Liucheng Bridge – Tianxin Pavilion – Museum of Bamboo and Wooden Slips – Bixiang Street – Lingguandu – Xihu Bridge – Martyr Park (South Gate) – Yuanjialing – Railway Station

 

Taxi

The flag fall is CNY8 and includes the first 2 km (1.2 mi). CNY2 is charged for each 1 km (0.6 mi) thereafter. Over 13 km (8 mi) and the rate increases to CNY3 per 1 km.

 

Metro

 

 

Useful Resources

Changsha Government site (English) – http://en.changsha.gov.cn

WikiTravel Changsha – https://wikitravel.org/en/Changsha

TravelChinaGuide Changsha – https://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/hunan/changsha/