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by Linda Hoernke
St. George, Utah
June 4, 2010
From journal Tracking Dinosaurs in China
April 1, 2003
Our room was not ready, so we stood around organising the check-in. And then we were told it was ready--which it turned out not to be. Although the staff were friendly, their English was not good at all. We overheard a guest getting frustrated from trying to explain the simple matter of requesting an extra blanket for the room.
It was a standard room: well-stocked bathroom, tiny wardrobe, desk, bed, and TV. There were no English channels, so we ended up watching a Swedish film.
Upon checking the view, I found that the windows didn't have a normal latch to close them. We didn't get much of a view--just some industrial blocks.
We ordered some supper, which was lukewarm on arrival. It was not possible to put the bill on the room unless credit was established upon checking in. The same was true for breakfast. We paid by credit card for supper and due to an error almost paid five times too much. The language barrier meant it required the assistance of at least three other staff members and waiting until the next morning to cancel the error. Despite that, dinner was tasty and cheap. The breakfast buffet was not very appetising and was pricey.
From journal A Day in Xi'an
November 5, 2000
From journal Shining Xian
October 2, 2000
From journal Xian sidetrip