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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What to Expect from Most Chinese Hotels

Many people travelling to China do not know what to expect from a Chinese hotel.  It is all quite good to relieve your mind.  If you are on a prepaid hotel tour, all is taken care of.  In either case you will need to sign a credit card slip to take care of any charges you make to your room.  The slip is torn up on your departure if you do not charge anything. Tipping is not needed as there is a charge already in your hotel cost except perhaps the Bell Boy taking your luggage to your room and then only a minimum.   3 star hotels and up will usually have a safe in the room where you can set the combination yourself to keep your valuables in when you are away.  Two bottles of mineral water are usually included however anything in the small refrigerator that is in the room, can be expensive and charged to you upon checking out.   There is a free tooth brush and something that tastes like tooth paste  (I recommend taking your own)  a razor and shaving cream  (likewise) shampoo, cream rinse and body lotion.  Laundry is available and usually picked up in the morning and is back by evening.  A laundry bag and price list will be in the closet or desk with instructions in English.  Laundromats are not common in China.  You can exchange money at a desk in the lobby;  however credit card advances are not common.  Banks are usually close by or there are ATM machines available sometimes even in the hotels.  Breakfast is usually included in the cost of your hotel and are large buffets with both Asian and Western food.  Eggs prepared in front of you according to your wish including omelets.   Brewed coffee is usually available only for breakfast in the large cities and perhaps freeze dried coffee in the remote areas.   For more specific questions please email us at

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1 comment:

The China Travel Company said...

Thanks for this overview and for sharing what holidaymakers can expect from Chinese hotels. I'm excited to go to China as well. Have a great day!