Todays international hotel is a pretty good hotel in Tianjin Xingang (Tanggu district). Rooms are good, so is the heating (which you certainly will need – Tianjin freezes in winter and the mercury drops much below zero).
At 350 RMB per night, including a pretty good continental spread of breakfast for buffet, it is very reasonably priced. There are also eating joints closeby for lunch and dinner (though naturally, you either need to know Chinese for that, or can just point and order!). The restaurant is good, with many dishes which would find favour with non-Chinese people too.
Rooms are comfortable, washrooms very clean (remember - they charge you extra for the soap etc), Cable tv with about 5 English channels (BBC, CNN, the ubiquitous CCTV), and a few channels in Japanese, German, French, Korean, etc. The hotel caters to international business people mostly, so there is always someone at the reception who can speak English. All rooms have broadband internet and... More