During your China tours and China travel it
would be the best choice to make reservation of rooms early
enough, if you are travelling on a China tour with Selena Travel we will make sure you get the best China accommdation service from us during your China travel.
If you are travelling independently, foreign travelers are advised to contact hotels through
their receivers, travel agencies or friends or by faxes to
make reservation of rooms and to confirm their special requirements
on accommodation before they come to China.
So far, major hotels in China have been brought in line with
international standards in terms of facilities and services.
In particular, most of the superior hotels are Sino-foreign
joint ventures. Foreigners are engaged in directly managing
some hotels. Meanwhile, the hotels have been graded comprehensively
in accordance with the degree of luxuriousness of their auxiliary
facilities and standards of services, with the five-star being
the highest grade.
Hotels in China are classified into the first class (higher
class), the second class (medium class) and the third class
(lower class) in line with the number of stars for their grades.
The five-star hotels and most of the four-star ones are in
the first class. The guestrooms in the first class hotels
are all equipped with bathrooms, refrigerators, gradevins,
IDD telephone and TV, which is accessible to programs sent
out by all TV stations in China and by CNN and BBC received
through satellite antenna discs as well as offer closed-circuit
TV programs. The temperature in the guestrooms is automatically
adjustable by central air-conditioning facilities. Other auxiliary
facilities include business centers, conference centers, beauty
parlors, sauna bathrooms, foreign exchange counters, bowling
centers, disco ballrooms, swimming pools, gymnasiums, restaurants,
cafes, shopping centers and bars which open 24 hours a day.
The second class hotels are generally three-star hotels and
part of the two-star ones, whose guestroom service facilities
are slightly inferior to those of the first class hotels.
Tourist groups normally wish to stay in second class hotels.
The third class hotels look much like Motels in Western countries
in terms of guestroom service facilities. The hardware facilities
in such hotels are of course inferior to those of the second
class ones. But they offer prices lower than those of the
second class hotels by half or even more. So, many tourists
wish to stay in such hotels.
Customers do not have to pay tips for staying in hotels in
China. In China, taxi drivers, hotel attendants, guestroom
cleaners, hotel porters and restaurant waiters are not allowed
to accept tips. Where anyone seeks tips from customers, they
may refuse or lodge complaints to competent authorities.