By the end of 2007, China had
nearly 14,000 hotels, which altogether offered
about 160,000 guestrooms with 300,000 beds.
Among them, there are 369 five-star hotels,
1569 four star hotels, and 5,307 three-star
hotels, which can meet the demands of different
A hotel rate with three or
more stars has the following features:
1. The rooms are cozily appointed
and furnished, and the toilets are equipped
with 110/220 Voltage electric sockets and
provide hot water 24 hours a day.
2. Each guestroom is equipped
with an air-conditioner or central air-conditioning
that is good enough to keep room temperature
at a comfortable level.
3. A telephone is installed
in each room to allow the guest to make
domestic or international long-distance
calls through the operator.
4. There are effective soundproof
facilities, as well as curtains that can
block the sunlight.
5. Stationery appropriate to
the rating of the hotel is available in
every guest room.
The following facilities and
services are available in hotels rated with
three or above stars:
Chinese Restaurant, Western
Restaurant, Caf¨¦, Banquet Hall,
Ball Room, Massage Parlor, Store, Beauty
Parlor, Meeting Hall, Commercial Center,
Gym, Florist's Shop, Clinic,
Parking Lot, Bookstore, Credit- handling
and Foreign Exchange Conversioni Center,
DDD IDD telephone services, Room Service,
Child Care, Facilities for the Disabled,
Karaoke Hall, KTV Rooms, Chess and Card
Playing Room, Billiards Room, and Ping Pong
Some four star or five star
hotels are also equipped with swimming pools,
bowling alleys, tennis courts, squash courts,
golf courses, saunas, safety-deposit boxes,
as well as facilities for fishing, boating,
horse-back riding, hunting, sharp shooting
and other sports.
To choose an ideal hotel, the
tourist may make inquiries through his travel
agency. He may also contact the hotels directly
by phone or fax. Generally speaking, travel
company get better price than FIT.
To date, more than 100 international
youth hostels have been built around China,
especially in hot tourist destinations,
which are popular amidst young students