Dong Fang Hotel is centrally located in a lovely, quie, local area where you gain a good insight into everyday life in Beijing. On your doorstep, you will find small grocery stores and restaurants where you will see the locals queuing in the morning. In the small, cosy streets around the hotel, you will find the iconic hutong streets, which ooze culture.
The Temple of Heaven Park is located about a 15-minute walk from the hotel, and Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City are relatively close.
Dong Fang Hotel has a total of 288 rooms decorated in warm colours with dark wood furnishings. All rooms have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, a TV and a bathroom with toiletries and a hair dryer.
The hotel has a lovely courtyard garden where you can relax and watch Chinese tourists practising Tai chi.
There is also a Chinese restaurant, while Western dishes are served at the “Old House 1918 Coffee Shop”.
Situated in the heart of Chengdu is the Jaho Forstar Hotel, walking distance from many of Chengdu’s sights and attractions, including Wenshu Monastery and Tianfu Square.
All 170 of the hotel’s rooms are soundproofed and have individually-controlled air conditioning. In addition, they have a flat-screen TV, a minibar, an electric kettle, a small fridge and a small seating area with a sofa and armchairs, as well as an en suite bathroom with a hair dryer, slippers and free toiletries.
The hotel has its own restaurant serving a mix of Chinese and Western dishes, as well as its own day spa, where you can purchase relaxing massages.
In the hotel’s 24-hour reception, you can purchase excursions or rent bicycles to explore the city on your own. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
The Peony Hotel is centrally located in Luoyang’s commercial area, close to restaurants, tea houses and the Jianhe River. Just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel, you will find Wangcheng Park, one of the city’s largest parks, planted with more than 10,000 peonies and one of the main celebration venues of the world-famous annual peony festival.
The hotel rooms are furnished with elegant dark wood furniture and are all equipped with Wi-Fi, a TV, air conditioning, an electric kettle and a safe. Each room also has its own bathroom, featuring a hair dryer and toiletries.
The hotel restaurant serves both Western and traditional Chinese dishes, and you can sit and enjoy a drink in the bar at the end of an eventful day. You might also like to treat yourself to a relaxing massage, a sauna, or a visit to the beauty salon. If you wish to be active, you can also make use of the gym facilities or play a game of chess, poker, billiards or table tennis.
On the outskirts of the luxurious Sanya Yalong Bay area, you’ll find the stunning and stylish Narada Resort Sanya Yalong Bay. Boasting amazing panoramic views of the bay, the resort is located right on its own private sandy beach.
The rooms are pleasant and comfortable and have air conditioning, a safe, a minibar, a TV and an electric kettle to make tea and coffee. In the bathroom, there are bathrobes, a hair dryer and complimentary toiletries.
Narada Resort is known for its large pool area with several pools, including a children’s pool with a small water park. Play and relaxation and perhaps a drink at the pool bar are the order of the day here.
If you’re more of a beach person, you can relax on a sun lounger on the light sandy beach and go for a swim in the warm turquoise-blue sea. You can also try windsurfing, snorkelling or water skiing here.
Self-pampering is also an option at the resort’s spa and wellness centre, which offers a variety of treatments. If you want to stay in shape, you can join a water fitness or aerobics class or get your heart rate up at the resort’s well-equipped gym.
The resort has its own restaurant, which serves delicious Asian and Western cuisine, and is just a 5-minute walk from several eateries.
In the evening, you can visit the café, where there is live music, or enjoy a cocktail in the resort’s bar and lounge, from which there is a beautiful view of the sunset over Sanya Bay.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort – in the rooms, restaurants and bars as well as by all the swimming pools.
|Deluxe Sea View Room||Per person from: £63|
The Sheraton Sanya Yalong Bay Resort is large, wonderful and staggering all at once, set on its own private beach in the luxurious Yalong Bay area overlooking the turquoise waters.
Nearby are the beautiful Yalong Bay Tropic Paradise Forest Park, the lovely Yalong Bay Rose Valley rose garden and the local food and shopping area, Flora Valley. Sanya city centre itself is a good 25 km away from here.
The Sheraton has 511 spacious rooms, all stylishly appointed with modern amenities. You will find a desk, a seating area with sofa, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, a safe, an iron and ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities, a TV and a telephone. The rooms also have lovely bathrooms with rain showers and separate bathtubs, hair dryers, bathrobes and slippers. However, nothing beats being able to get up in the morning and sitting out on your private balcony in your bathrobe with a cup of steaming tea in your hand and just enjoying the tranquillity, the birds chirping and the scenic surroundings.
After a nice breakfast buffet in the Lotus Café, you can jump into your swimwear and lie by one of the five swimming pools, including a children’s pool and a water park for the little ones. You will also find a sun lounger down on the lovely light sandy beach, where various water sports are offered.
Lunch can be enjoyed at the Lotus Café or at the Baiyun Chinese Restaurant, which serves local Hainan specialities and delicious Cantonese dishes.
If you’re the type who likes to keep fit while on holiday, you have the option to spend an hour on the treadmill at the resort’s well-equipped gym. For those who are more into pampering and relaxation, the resort offers both a hair salon and a day spa, providing various massage and beauty treatments.
In the evening, you can dine at the Lotus Café, the Baiyun Chinese Restaurant or the Spice Garden. The latter serves Asian dishes, and table reservations are required. Round off the evening with a walk through the resort’s large, lush garden or take a taxi into Sanya city centre and soak in the atmosphere.
|Superior Garden View Room||Per person from: £120|
|Deluxe Sea View Room||Per person from: £142|
The beautiful Jinjiang Metropolo Classiq hotel is housed in a historic building in the Huangpu District, which is buzzing with art, design, European architecture and culinary experiences. On its doorstep is the busy Nanjing East Road shopping street, and just a 2-minute walk from the hotel is The Bund, the popular waterfront.
The rooms are beautifully decorated in calm colours and feature Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a safe, tea and coffee making facilities, an iron and ironing board, a TV, a telephone and free bottled mineral water. The bathroom offers a shower, a hair dryer and toiletries.
The hotel also has a bar and restaurant, and a fabulous breakfast buffet is served every morning.chi
Xi’an is a melting pot of cultures! The city buzzes with life, and you will be staying right in the heart of it all at the beautiful, recently opened (2018) Hotel ManXin, which is the old Xi’an Bell Tower Hotel.
The hotel is within walking distance of the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the Old City Wall and the vibrant Muslim quarter.
The hotel’s 130 rooms are bright and modern. All offer air conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable TV, a minibar, a kettle and an en suite bathroom with free toiletries.
In the hotel’s breakfast restaurant, a large and delicious selection of both Western and Chinese-inspired food awaits you every day in the large breakfast buffet.
Outside the hotel, you will find restaurants and great shops.
The Ramada Xi’an Bell Tower Hotel is located in the heart of Xi’an, within walking distance of the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the Old City Wall and the Muslim Quarter, where it buzzes with life. Outside the hotel, you will find restaurants and great shops.
The Ramada Xi’an Bell Tower Hotel has a total of 170 nice rooms, all with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, an ironing board and iron, as well as a bathroom with a hair dryer and toiletries.
The hotel has a small restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.
Other facilities include a gym.
The Skytel Hotel enjoys an excellent location inside Xi’an’s ancient city wall and almost couldn’t be more central. Within walking distance of the hotel, you will find the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower and the Muslim Quarter with its bazaar, the Great Mosque and the many street kitchens on the street, Huimin Jie. The hotel is also surrounded by world-class restaurants and shops.
It has a total of 175 lovely rooms spread over seven floors, all with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a TV, a fridge, a telephone, a safe, tea/coffee making facilities and a bathroom with a hair dryer and toiletries.
The hotel has a a tea lounge and a restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.
Other amenities at the hotel include a gym, sauna and massage room.
The New West Street Hotel is a mere 10-minute walk from Yangshuo town centre and just steps away from the famous West Street, where Western and Eastern culture flow into one. Across from the hotel, you will find the scenic Yangshuo Park, where you can see the locals doing Tai-chi in the morning, or climb the steps up to the pagoda on the limestone mountain and enjoy the view of the town and the green mountains surrounding it.
The hotel has a total of 142 elegant rooms furnished with elegant dark wood furniture and decorative carpets and paintings. All rooms have Wi-Fi, TV, air conditioning, a telephone, a fridge and a safe, not to mention an en suite bathroom with a hair dryer and toiletries.
A continental breakfast is served in the hotel restaurant, where you can also enjoy your lunch and dinner and enjoy traditional Chinese dishes. After an exciting day of sightseeing, you can enjoy a drink in the hotel bar, which is open around the clock.
Located in breathtaking surroundings with leafy trees and green limestone mountains on the banks of the Yulong River just outside Yangshuo is the serene Yangshuo Mountain Retreat. Find your inner peace, immersed in the stunning nature.
The stylish rooms are furnished with traditional Chinese beds and calming colours on the walls. In each room, there is air conditioning, a minibar, a safe, Wi-Fi and an en suite bathroom, but there is no TV or telephone, allowing you to enjoy the wonderful, relaxing surroundings to the full.
The hotel’s restaurant serves both local specialities and Western favourites, all made from fresh, local produce. You can choose to eat the delicious food inside the restaurant, or you can sit out at the riverside dining tables and enjoy the nature.
In the hotel’s Bamboo Bar, you can sit in the comfy bamboo sofas in the lounge area, where you can play board games, read a book or listen to relaxing music while sipping one of the bar’s long list of cocktails. In the summer, you can be cooled down by the cool air of the bar’s air conditioning, and in winter you can let the warmth of the fire’s flames cocoon you.
|Rearview room, 3 nights||Per person from: £63|