The idea to visit China, the very nice country to celebrate our wedding anniversary is perfect right! The 1st trip to China was really wonderful and a great experience to cherish. Thank China Discovery made the whole journey unforgettable and unique for our special day. We (Rinah and Nomel) are grateful for all the patience and support before and during our trip, always being there to assist our issues and concerns, and all the helpful services and infos provided during our trip. Though we concerned about the English language communication in China before, but it turned out to be not much of a problem with considerate help from China Discovery.
Hotel - Dong Fang Hotel is nice, clean and has very good bed & white bedsheets and pillowcases and very comfy pillow. Location is good. Nice wardrobe cabinet. Hotel lobby is nice and elegant. Food is ok but limited choices. I noticed that noodles in all hotels are very oily. Inside the hotel room, if they will provide coffee sachets also for non-Chinese guests would be better.
Tour Guide - Our tour guide, Mark, a nice, gentleman guy, helpful in giving us directions on how to take subway trains in Beijing. He is knowledgeable and with good command of English, very caring and accompany us all the way inside the train station up to the boarding gate. This is very helpful because officers don’t speak English, and we feel secured that whatever problem we encounter at least Mark is there to see us thru up to the boarding gate.
Driver - nice guy, he is the best of all the 3 we had. After an activity, will always pick us up nearest to the venue...friendly and always offers a smile when he sees us.
Gorgeous Heritages in Beijing, photo shared by our customer Andressa and Frances
Hotel - Universal Hotel, nice, clean, spacious room but very limited wardrobe cabinet. There is only one and very small ..too squeezy for our clothes. Please provide coffee sachets as well for non-Chinese guests. Food: Macau restaurant is not physically nice, more choices of food.. but oily as well. Bread, pastries not freshly baked.
Tour Guide - Mr Jingle, although older than other guides, he is a nice guy with so many stories to tell to entertain us...very professional and the traditional-like tour guide. The moment we gotten inside the car, he started to give already a brief introduction of Guilin, some important facts and figures which is nice and helpful for us to appreciate and it gave us the feeling that we are really a tourist and we felt very welcome!. He also orient us about the location of our hotel, what to expect in the hotels vicinity, where we can find food for dinner. He also gave us infos of other attractions nearby our hotel that are worth visiting, which is really appreciate because at least in our spare time, we can visit them as well. I also appreciate him for his gestures of telling you about Nomel's bday..he is soo thoughtful and caring. Thanks again Leo and Mr. Jingle for the bday cake!!!
Driver - nice as well but will always make us walk quite a distance. If feeling tired already from an activity like after biking in Yangshuo and its a bit drizzling after Elephant Trunk Hill, quite tiring and uncomfy to walk some more..
Li River Cruise in Guilin, photo shared by our customer Johnson, Liz and Kyang
Hotel - Sto Domingo Hotel, nice big lobby, high ceiling, elegant..the best of all 3.hotels. Room is very nice, spacious, big wardrobe, clean and comfy bed. Coffee sachets again pls.. Food- with most variety..good food, but oily as well.
Tour Guide - Melody is a nice young lady, very professional (like Mr. Jingle). She gave us facts and intro of Zhangjiajie upon settling ourselves in the car. She is soft spoken but very knowledgeable, very caring and she is the warmest! She is sincere and caring and will always check the comfort and convenience of her guest. After picking us up from the train station, upon knowing that we hadn’t taken breakfast yet, she brought us to a hotel with a very nice buffet breakfast ever!!(must be a 4star hotel).she even helped us get coffee for ourselves.. .she speaks English very well and all the restaurants she brought us to are all nice and attractive restaurants(she has a good taste!). She will always assist us before eating our food making sure that food is served nicely and well. She will even serve food to us personally after the waitress leaves. She's very thoughtful!
She is also flexible, she modified our itinerary and gave alternative things to do that she deemed more appropriate so as not to waste time and money. Because on our 1st day, it was raining and up in the Glass Bridge, it is soo foggy..so after seeing the Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon we went to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and took the electric train instead and see the natural gallery, which was a smart idea because down there we can see nice view of the peaks bec not as foggy as up there.
On our last day she even suggested that we watch the show the Charm, Xiang xi, bec she learned that it was our wedding anniversary on that day and she said that it was a perfect way to celebrate the occassion. We were not really keen but she kept on suggesting that we try bec we will not regret it. So we trusted her judgement and she arranged for our tickets and even helped to bring us to the theater by walking with us, took us to our designated seats as well...she is soo good, doing things at an extra mile. .her client service is very sincere! True enough, it was a great great show!!Worldclass! Thank you meloddyyy!!.for all your personal touch!!!
Driver - nice but same as the Guilin's driver, will make us walk a distance also..
Overall our China experience is Great! The sequence of order of our trip was soo good..Beijing, Guilin and saving the very best for last Zhangjiajie.. our last destination left us with a lot of experience and the best of memories to treasure....to China Discovery, to our travel consultant Leo, our tour guides Mark, Mr. Jingle and the sweetest..Melody,.....We thank all of you guys from the bottom of our hearts!!!More power!! May China Discovery continue to serve all your clients with personal touch! More power!!
Fantastis Avantar in Zhangjiajie, photo shared by our customer Dmitry and Sura
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