Accommodation plays an important role in your tour, guaranteeing a dynamic and cheerful passion to go on your journey. Therefore, it is safe to say that choosing the good accommodation is a good start of your tour. As the number of the tourists has been growing in a fast speed, Chinese hotels have been improving the service and facilities to meet various needs of the tourists.
There are many well-known international chains represented in China, among which Hyatt, Sheraton, Holiday Inn, Four Seasons, Hilton, Leeds, Marriott, Intercontinental, ACK, Shangri-La and Kempinski are included.
For all hotels, check in is generally after 14:00 and check out is usually by noon the next day. When checking in, you need to present your passport and fill in a form. The hotels also normally require a small amount of guarantee deposit that will be returned to you when check out.
It takes a while for check out, as the hotel will check the room to make sure all things go well. We advise that you contact the hotel or your agent if you need an early check-in or a late check-out, as it may incur an extra fee. It is wise to take your hotel/room card that contains the telephone number and address printed in both Chinese and English with you when you are out of the hotel, for it would greatly facilitate your return to the hotel.
Hotel rates in China vary based on the quality and location of the lodging and the time when you book it. In general, budget hotels (below three-star) cost about USD 12-USD 25 per standard room/night. Three-star hotels cost about USD 25-USD 50 per standard room/night, while the four or five-star luxury hotels cost USD 50-USD 75 or even much higher per standard room/night. Accommodations are more luxurious in the large and thriving cities such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Xian and Shenzhen. There are plenty of economical or standard hotels far away from the larger cities with a clean, comfortable and safe circumstance.
A child below 12 years old, sharing a room with his parents and not occupying an extra bed, is charged only 50% for the breakfast, if not he/she is charged for the extra beds as well. For a child less than 2 years, the hotel will provide a baby cot and the breakfasts for free. Children older than 12 years will be charged as adults. The rules may vary in different hotels. If any surcharges occur, they must be paid directly to the hotel.
Hotel reservations for foreigners can be made easily and conveniently in China. You can book hotels through a travel agency, a booking center or by directly contacting the hotel.