The Nan Hai, A classic hotel. It's a bit dated these days but I Kinda like it. It is very expensive for china but it's aimed at westerners and thus is usually very busy but used to the crazy Guailo's
Top two floors are the best ie suites. Breakfast is ****. The japanese resteraunt is ok but a short walk away is an area called seaworld with dozens of really great resteraunts.
It's comfortable, easy and relaxed so I can recomend it but there is another hotel nearby called the Fuzon which I prefer. cheaper and nicer rooms.
Right outside is an area called bar street which is a bit dodgy but not dangerous. A lot of beggers which can be annoying but so far have not been a problem. Security at the hotel prevents them being a nuisance. The bars are a bit pricey and work on the "buy me a drink" principle but the women are happy to teach you some chinese. There are much nicer bars in the Seaworld area.
All in all an easy introduction to china as everyone in the hotel speaks english which as you move arround the country you will find is not a common situation.
- Free Wifi