Sometimes you just need a place to rest your head and don't want to pay $100 a night. This 168 is functional and clean and on weekdays the price goes as low as RMB 155 if you have a member's card (which is cheap itself). Most of the time you don't need to pre-book, but if you want a weekend room or the cheapest room, you probably should.
I often complain about Chinese breakfasts in fancy hotels, but here for RMB 15 for a Chinese breakfast, it's a bargain.
One thing worth doing is getting acquainted with the TV. You will have to battle Chinese characters, but if you persevere you will be rewarded with a few Hollywood movies and best of all, a huge selection of taped Premier League Football games. For some reason, the most recent one seems to have English commentary, whereas most of the others are in Chinese. Worth mucking through if you like football and fancy a lazy evening.
Oh, English is not spoken at all, so learn the Chinese words for the things you need- iron, extra water, etc.
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