China wants tourists, but then they have receptionists in a tourist hotel that only speak Chinese. We had to talk to them through our tour guide - very frustrating. The rooms are nice but cold, it was 5c outside but no heat in the rooms. Receptionist didn't speak English but thought we were unhappy with the room so switched us to another room - still no heat. The tour guide explained that because of China's lack of power stations, no heating is allowed after 15th March despite the weather. The guide got us an extra duvet. The room was OK apart from the heating, clean and functional. The bathroom was also good with plenty of hot water for the shower. It also included a mist free mirror - a nice touch. The breakfast was awful and only catered for the Chinese. My partner is from the Philippines and couldn't eat the breakfast either - so it wasn't just a Western issue. Even though we paid for breakfast we eat in the KFC just a little walk away.
In synopsis, rooms OK, No heating, bathroom good, clean, bad food.
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