The beds, consitent in hotels throughout China, all had very hard materesses, and very soft pillows. it was like sleeping on a rock while your head rested on a straight feathers. Personally, i prefer meduim pillows and a more springy materess. As for covers, they all had a single down comferter. Thats exactly how i sleep, a single, fluffy down comferter, i dont like all the sheet buisness, so the cover part they had exactly right.