We stayed at the Turpan Hotel for two nights. We had an issue where we lost our passports on a train and Turpan Hotel was very helpful allowing us to check in and then show our IDs later when we got our documents back. They also helped the fellow train passengers track us down. So the staff is great. Turpan Hotel has a John's Cafe out back and there are grape vines full of ripe grapes (in August) going from the hotel to the cafe -- really pretty. There is a Uighur restaurant on the grounds also and they will serve room service. For some reason the room service prices seemed much cheaper than the prices on the menu when we went down for a look. This restaurant seems to be primarily for the purpose of serving tour groups that come though, so they are not cheap.
The room was just adequate. The beds are extremely hard and there is no internet access in the rooms (you can get Wifi in the lobby and in John's Cafe). We stayed in the main building so there was no long hike to our room that other reviewers talked about, but I did notice that a few Korean guests were staying out back near the cafe. The room was clean, including the bathroom, if a bit old fashioned. In addition to not having the internet, they also did not have digital cable, so there were only a few channels available. The AC is not very powerful and the room really heated up in the daytime, although we were mostly out during the hottest times when the sun was hitting the room directly.
There was no funny business with the deposit and we made a reservation ahead of time which was honored and our room was 280rmb per night -- a bit steep, but there was not a lot available when we came into town.
If we came back to Turpan we'd probably look for a place with internet access in the rooms but Turpan Hotel will do in a pinch.
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- This is the main Government Hotel for tourists in Turpan (Tulufan) in Xinjiang Province China. It is apart from the Bus Station Hotel one of the few places that allow foreign tourists in Turpan ... more less
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