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 travelers.
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
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
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
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 and backpackers.