Double rooms with private bath start at 100Y. When I checked in (in the early evening) the cheapest room available was 120Y so I gladly took it. To be honest I really wasn''t expecting much being that I was taking a cheap room in a budget hotel in a city that is known for having somewhat pricy hotel rooms (by Chinese standards). However, the room, though small, was very comfortable. It had very recently been renovated and the bathroom facilities, carpet and furnishings all appeared completely new and the room was equipped with a television and an air-conditioner.
The location of the Nanshan is also quite nice being that it is located in the middle of a rather quiet and gracefully landscaped University campus.
Breakfast is also included in this price, although I slept too late to eat mine (they stop serving at 8:30). I wouldn''t know but word has it I didn''t miss much. And the street in front of Nanjing Normal University is a great place to buy breakfast from street vendors. You can get a tasty breakfast or snack of steamed buns, dumplings, or various Chinese pastry products for less than 1 Y.
by Lauren T
October 29, 2001
From journal Weekend in Nanjing