Qinghai Accommodation: Recommended Hotels & Hostels

Compared with hot and developed areas, such as Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Qinghai doesn't have plenty of luxury hotels for accommodation. But as the development of the economy, to meet the increasing demand for better accommodation, the accommodation condition in Qinghai has been upgraded very much. Hotels ranging from economical 3-star hotelscomfortable 4-star hotels to luxury 5-star hotels can be found in Xining, the capital city of Qinghai. Some luxury hotels were established as well in Golmud in recent years.

While in other areas of Qinghai, the accommodation condition is relatively poor, such as Tongren, Yushu, etc. Following is a list of top recommended hotels in Qinghai of different standards which have earned a great reviews among travelers on tripadvisor. They are conveniently situated, well equipped with amenities, and offer great valuable service.

Qinghai Accommodation

Enraton International Hotel

Add: No.59 Dongguan Main Street, Chengzhong District, Xining

Surroundings: Dongguan Great Mosque

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Enraton International Hotel is a newly opened 4 star hotel in Xining. It is a multiple functional hotel of accommodation, dining, drinking bar, shopping mall, beauty salon, business. It is located in the prosperous Chengdong District, offering 200 rooms and suites, including presidential suites, deluxe single room, etc. Enraton International Hotel provides pleasant service. All staffs are friendly and helpful. There are many food choices, including Cantonese cuisine, Sichuan cuisine, Western buffet.

Sanwant Hotel Xining

Add: No.79 Changjiang Road, Chengzhong District, Xining

Surroundings: Nanchan Temple, Children’s Park

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Sanwant Hotel Xining, opened in 2008, is a 4-star local hotel in Xining. It is located on the prosperous Changjiang Road, close to some attractions and shopping malls. Travelers like its great location, cozy room, reasonable price, pleasant service and delicious breakfast. For business convenience, this hotel provides the multifunctional conference hall and four conference rooms. Both Chinese and Western food are offered in Sanwant Hotel.

Yinlong Hotel

Add: No.38 Huanghe Road, Chengxi District, Xining

Surroundings: Nanchan Temple

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Distance to airport: 34km; to train station: 5.1km

Yinlong Hotel is 5 star hotel of 21 floors. It is conveniently situated in the bustling area of Xining City, right close to Xining City Square. Yinlong Hotel offers 316 rooms and suites of different levels, including presidential suites, deluxe suites, deluxe single room, standard room, etc. All rooms are well decorated and equipped. There are shopping, entertaining, business center for your requirements. As for dinning, there are 4 restaurants offering both Chinese and Western food. If you stay on the upper floors, you can get great night view of Xining City from window.

Swisstouches Hotel Qinghai

Add: No.8 Chaerhan South Road, Golmud 816000 China

Surroundings: Hoh Xil Nature Reserve

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Swisstouches Hotel Qinghai is an international hotel which features 213 luxury guest rooms and suites, fine dining options with the most exclusive Chinese and Western Restaurant, as well as the most professional banquet and catering facilities for both social and business events. It is conveniently locatde at the benining of the Qingzang Highway.With its prime location ,the hotel features stunning views of both the Kunlun Mountains and the city's skyline.It is approximatelya 30 minutes drive from the Golmud Airport,as well as a 5 minute drive from the railway station and downtown.

How to Plan A Qinghai Tour

How to Get to Qinghai: Xining is the transfer hub of Qinghai, and you can get there by flight from Beijing (2.5h), Shanghai (3h), Guangzhou (3h15min), Lhasa (2-3.5h), Xian (1.5h), etc. or by train to Xining from Xian (4-5h), Lanzhou (70min-2.5hrs), Zhangye (2h), Jiayuguan (3.3.5h), Dunhuang (6h), etc.

Best Time to Visit Qinghai: May to October is available to travel most area in Qinghai, especially July and August when the weather is most comfortable.

Almost all travelers start a Qinghai tour from Xining and then explore its surroundings. Generally, it takes about 3 ~ 6 days to have a classic Qinghai tour.

For travelers with limited time and just want to take a short glimpse of the essence of Qinghai, it is recommended to spend 3 days discovering Qinghai Lake – China’s largest lake with incredible beauty and Xining highlights such as Kumbum Monastery – a Tibetan monastery holding great importance and Tibetan Medicine and Tibet Culture Museum – an informative museum fully displaying all aspects of Tibetan culture and medicine.

☛ 3 Days Qinghai Short Stay Tour

For more natural sightseeing experience, you spend 1 more day visiting Chaka Salt Lake to get amazed by the Mirror of Sky or turning to Kanbula National Forest Park to savor shimmering Danxia Landform. If you have interest in Amdo Tibetan culture or Regong art, Tongren deserves your another day. For an in-depth adventure, visiting Amne Machin – one of the four sacred mountains in Tibetan Buddhism in 1 more day.

☛ 4 Days Qinghai Lake Chaka Salt Lake Enchanting Tour
☛ 4 Days Qinghai Lake Kanbula National Forest Park Geographic Wonder Tour
☛ 5 Days Amdo Tibetan Culture Experience Tour
☛ 7 Days In-depth Discovery Tour of Qinghai Culture & Nature

It is strongly recommended to extend your Qinghai trip to its attractive neighbors, including Tibet, Gansu and Sichuan. The high-altitude scenery and the Buddhist atmosphere of Tibet is second to none. Take a 4 ~ 8 days trip and you will enjoy most Tibet highlights. If you want to unveil the mystery of the Silk Road, 5 ~ 11 days are needed to visit Gansu and Xinjiang. For traveler who prefers an in-depth discovery of Amdo, Gannan and Aba in Sichuan are recommended.

☛ 6 Days Xining and Lhasa Train Tour
☛ 6 Days Qinghai Lake Zhangye Danxia Rainbow Mountains Tour
☛ 8 Days Qinghai Gansu Jiuzhaigou Land Tour
☛ 10 Days Northwestern China Treasures - Qinghai Gansu Highlights Tour

Qinghai Lake Erlangjian Scenic Area in Qinghai Lake Potala Palace Julie and her friend from France visited Potala Palace in Lhasa Matisi Temple Mrs. Chan's group from Canada visited Matisi Temple along the Silk Road

Recommended Qinghai Tours

Top 3 Qinghai tours chosen by most customers to explore Qinghai in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Rape flowers Blooming around Qinghai Lake in July
3 Days Xining Short Stay Tour including Qinghai Lake

Xining / Qinghai Lake

Mysterious lakes in deep Badain Jaran Desert
8 Days Qinghai Lake Zhangye Danxia Badain Jaran Desert Wonders Tour

Xining - Zhangye - Badain Jaran Desert

Qinghai Tibet Railway
6 Days Xining to Tibet Lhasa Train Tour by Qinghai Tibet Railway

Xining - Qinghai Lake - Lhasa

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