29 Day Epic China (2012)


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Yangtze Cruise
China Trips - 5 Star hotel
Holy Lake-Lhasa
China Trips - 4 Star hotel
Urumqi
China Trips - 5 Star hotel
Jiayuguan Pass
   (Local Best)
Turpan
   (Local Best)
Dunhuang
   (Local Best)
 
* Please note that we closely monitor all the hotels we use, reading our customer's feedback about their experience with the hotels listed below. Based on this feedback, if any of these hotels does not live up to China Spree's standards, we will change them immediately. Sometimes this may be a last-minute decision. Customer satisfaction is always our priority.
 
M.V. President PrimeChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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China Spree 2011 Cruise Tours feature 3-night Yangtze Cruise, down the river, aboard M.V. President Prime, the newest cruiser and one of the finest on the Yangtze. The ship will be in operation on April 15th, 2011.

M.V. President Prime offers a maximum of 374 passengers the comfort and amenities you would expect from a 5-star hotel—for example, her grand lobby, elegant restaurant, library, gift shops, gym and spa facilities and onboard beauty salon. The ship boast a lounge bar, a sheltered bar on the sun deck with breathtaking 360-degree views, and an elegant restaurant on the main deck.

Its spacious stateroom features panoramic windows open to the private balconies, and is 260 sq. ft. including balcony - making it one of the largest stateroom among Yangtze cruisers.

President Prime is designed to meet the highest international cruise ship standards. It offers uncompromising comfort, quality, and service. You will cruise in comfort and with peace of mind knowing that the ships are equipped with the state-of-the art navigation and safety systems in line with our travel philosophy to offer our guests the very best value.

Sun Deck
Enjoy sunshine and fresh air while you take in 360-degree views of the scenery as you sail through the Yangtze's stunning Three Gorges region and beyond. Stand at the railings or relax in a comfortable deck chair. The observation deck is covered for those who prefer shade.

Restaurant
The restaurant is where all meals are served during your cruise. It features panoramic windows, so you will not miss any of the scenery while you are dining. The menu features Chinese cuisine with local characteristics. Royal Dining Room, on the Sun Deck, offer separate dining area for customers using Executive Suite.

Onboard Activities
Never feel bored onboard President Prime. The ship offers lectures on Chinese culture and history, Tai Chi lessons, lessons on playing mahjong and Chinese cooking, calligraphy demonstrations and unique evening entertainment.

Onboard Shopping
Located in the midsection of the middle deck, the onboard boutique offers items to help you enjoy—or remember—your journey. There is an excellent selection of gift items to bring home. Across the way there is an onboard tailor, who can create custom-made silk jackets, hats and other items usually in less than one day.

Stateroom
Marriott Beijing City WallChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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This stunning landmark hotel in the center of Beijing is the largest Marriott Hotel outside the U.S. with 1312 rooms that are elegantly decorated, featuring the Marriott's trademark "New Bedding".

All rooms are luxuriously appointed with amenities that ensure a comfortable stay and equipped with 37" LCD TV, safe, IDD, high-speed Internet access and a spacious work desk, and bathroom with separate bathtubs & standing shower. Its spacious room size is 460 square feet on average.

Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall features 7 distinctive restaurants, bars and entertainment venues full of gastronomic delights. The hotel's various facilities and services including Quan SPA, a fitness center, an indoor-heated swimming pool, 24-hour room service, laundry, high-end shops, gold key service, private chamberlain and a stay to remember.

The hotel is only 5-minute walk to the famous Chang An Avenue, 2-minute walk to the subway station, and within walking distance (about 20 minutes) to the Tiananmen Square and the Silk Alley.
Pullman Shanghai Skyway HotelChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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The 52 story (680 feet) tower of the Pullman Shanghai Skyway Hotel is one of the new landmarks of modern Shanghai, and is, by far, the second highest hotel in Shanghai, only second to the famed Jinmao Tower, which is the highest hotel in East Asia. The building cost of this amazing property is USD$235 million.

Conveniently located in the affluent Luwan District and in the popular Xu Jia Hui shopping & commercial area, the hotel is ideal for China Spree travelers to explore Shanghai's various sites.

This new hotel features 654 spacious and lavishly decorated rooms. All rooms are equipped with individually-controlled air-conditioning, cable TV, mini-bar, complimentary tea and coffee, electronic lock and IDD telephone. The en suite bathroom is well-stocked with toiletries and a hairdryer.

A hearty international buffet breakfast awaits you every morning at Zaffrann Restaurant on the hotel's 49th-floor, where you enjoy a stunning view of the Huang Pu River in the east, the famous Xu Jia Hui shopping area in the west, and the popular Xin Tian Di and Nanjing Road shopping street in the north.

Visit hotel website at Pullman Shanghai Skyway Hotel. The hotel is currently managed by the French Pullman Hotels & Resorts.
Jardin Secret Hotel LhasaChina Trips - 4 Star hotel(Local Best)
 
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Like an emerald on the bank of Lhasa River, the Jardin Secret Hotel is considered the local best in Tibet, with easy access to the city center and Lhasa's major points of interest.

The hotel opened in May 2007, and features free high speed internet access in hotel room, and free Wi-Fi in hotel lobby.

The Tibetan style architecture showcases key elements of traditional Tibetan art while still providing the comfort of modern facilities.

The hotel has 200 tastefully decorated rooms featuring individually-controlled air-conditioning, broadband internet access, cable TV with in-house movies, a refrigerator and mini bar, supplemental oxygen, and international long-distance direct dial (IDD) telephone service. The en suite bathroom is well-stocked with toiletries and includes a hairdryer.

Hotels of this standard were not available before 2007. Staying at this beautiful and clean hotel is an important part of your adventure in Tibet. It will enhance your travel experience and provides you with a refreshing oasis where you can rest your body while acclimatizing to the high elevation (11,000 feet). Travelers to Tibet no longer need to put up with primitive hotel accommodations.
Xian Grand Noble HotelChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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Remodeled in 2009, Xian Grand Noble Hotel features prime location in the heart of the historical Xian. The hotel is ideally situated on one of Xian's most prosperous commercial street, close to many of the city's historical sites including the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Great Mosque, Shaanxi History Museum & the Forest of Steles stone library. It makes a major difference compared to all other hotels in terms of unbeatable location, and is very convenient for China Spree travelers to explore this historical city in the evening.

The hotel's 428 elegantly designed air-conditioned rooms are equipped with High-speed Internet, private bath, cable and satellite TV, in-time safe, refrigerator and mini bar etc.

This hotel has a western style bakery offering burgers and yogurt.

The hotel features Free high speed internet access in hotel room, and Free Wi-Fi in lobby.
Kashgar Tianyuan HotelChina Trips - 4 Star hotel
 
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Kashgar Tianyuan Hotel is centrally located to the west of the People's Square. The hotel features 168 guest rooms, well-appointed for your comfort. All rooms are equipped with broadband internet access, TV with satellite channel, central AC, mini-bar, refrigerator, IDD telephone, hair dryer and in-room safe.
Hoi Tak HotelChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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Hoi Tak Hotel Urumqi was China's first 5-star hotel with ISO9001/2000. It is centrally located in the city center with convenient access to the city's parks, tourist attractions and shopping malls.

The hotel features 318 guest rooms and suites, tastefully decorated for your comfort. All rooms are equipped with air condition, TVs with satellite channels, broadband internet access, mini-bar, refrigerator, IDD telephone, hair dryer, and in-room safe.
Sheraton Guilin HotelChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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Sheraton Hotel Guilin is ideally located along the Li River in the heart of the enchanting city of Guilin. Guilin (literally "Osmanthus Forrest") has been an inspiration to Chinese poets and artists for centuries, thanks to its breathtaking scenery rich in limestone crags, deep caves, and lush paddy fields. Now, with the completion of a full renovation, the hotel is as beautiful as the landscape it calls home. In front of the hotel is Guilin's scenic Binjiang Road (riverside avenue) lined with sweet-scented cassia trees, from which Guilin gets its name. Sheraton Guilin offers a perfect escape for China Spree travelers. Click Hotel Link

Dedicated to complete guest satisfaction, the Sheraton Guilin offers exceptional service including 24-hour room service, same day laundry and dry cleaning. The Business Center also offers fast Internet connection, postal, and other secretarial facilities. All rooms feature individually controlled heating and air-conditioning, IDD telephone, personal computer outlets, electronic door locks, combination of bath and shower with vanity and toilet, and more. Swim laps in the outdoor swimming pool or head to the gymnasium where you'll find all the gear for your cardiovascular training, bodybuilding, or simply toning your muscles. Sauna and massage facilities are also available, as well as poolside snacks and drinks in the summer.

Retreat to one of our 430 newly renovated guest rooms, including our 17 suites. Relax and unwind while you watch your favorite shows on flat-screen satellite TV, order in dinner, or surf the web online with our High Speed Internet Access. And get a great night's sleep on our famously comfortable Sheraton Sweet Sleeper (SM) Bed.
Chengdu Tibet HotelChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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The Chengdu Tibet Hotel is an ideal rest stop, and a preview of your Tibet adventure. The hotel is owned by the government of the Tibet Autonomous Region, and was built as a starting point to provide a full range of services for Tibet - bound tourists.

This river-front hotel, on the Funan River, is centrally located with easy access to the city center, local shopping areas, and Chengdu's major points of interest.

This Tibetan style architecture, in the style of Lhasa's holy Potala Palace, has 300 elegantly decorated rooms. The décor is in the traditional Tibetan style, equipped with modern facilities. The spacious rooms feature wool carpets, private bathrooms with tub and shower, broadband internet access, satellite TV, in-house movies with CNN and HBO, etc.

Although this hotel is officially given a 5-star rating by Chinese tourism authorities, China Spree considers it somewhat over-rated.
Jiayuguan Huayuan Hotel   (Local Best)
 
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Jiayuguan Huayuan Hotel is the local best (China's 4-star rating) with central location in front of the city's plaza. The hotel features 44 guest rooms, well-appointed for your comfort. All rooms are equipped with broadband internet access, TV with satellite channel, central AC, mini-bar, refrigerator, IDD telephone, hair dryer and in-room safe.
Tuha Petroleum Hotel   (Local Best)
 
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Tuha Petroleum Hotel is Turpan's only 5-star rating hotel. It is centrally located, near the largest shopping mall in Turpan and in front of the city plaza, where hosts the Turpan's bustling night market.

The hotel features 143 guest rooms, well-appointed for your comfort. All rooms are equipped with broadband internet access, TV with satellite channel, central AC, mini-bar, refrigerator, IDD telephone, hair dryer and in-room safe.
Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel   (Local Best)
 
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Built in 1995, The Silk Road Dunhuang is the best hotel in the oasis town of Dunhuang. The hotel is centrally located at the foot of the Singing Sand Dune and is fashioned in grand Tang style with high rooftop and long corridors resembling Han and Tang courts. It features enclosed courtyard design and the mud-walls which uniquely available in residence homes of Northwestern China. The hotel rooms are equipped with Ming and Qin style furniture.

The hotel's 271 rooms are well-appointed and provide a haven of relaxation in this ancient town. All rooms are equipped with individually-controlled air-conditioning, broadband internet access, cable TV with in-house movie, mini-bar, in-room safe, and international long-distance direct dial (IDD) telephone. The en suite bathroom is well-stocked with toiletries and a hairdryer.