We chose this hotel/serviced apartment for our visit to Beijing to visit our daughter whilst studying at BFSU - just a short taxi ride away. It was an indeal location, felt very safe, just a short walk to the subway, with its cheap, frequent, clean trains. It is also a short distance by train to the Summer Palace & Fragrant Hills; Beijing Zoo and with easy access to the rest of the City. The rooms were clean, spacious, had plenty of wardrobe space & provided us with full cooking facilities, a dining table and washing machine. There was plenty of room for a roll-away bed when required. Staff very friendly and attentive. Breakfasts were good with plenty of choice. Great pool. Convenience store close by, together with choice of good restaurants. Would certainly return to this Hotel.
Jane from Sydney
This family-friendly serviced apartment is located in Beijing (Haidian), close to Zhongguancun Electronics City, Peking …More
It is located next to Peking University and next to some very accessible streets (if this is possible in Beijing). I found the hotel well kept and the staff very helpful and friendly. I enjoyed staying there very much and made my stay in Beijing very comfortable.
This luxury hotel is located in Beijing (Haidian), close to Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Zhongguancun …More
We chose this hotel because of its proximity to BUAA (Beihang University) and once we arrived, we found that it was immediately adjacent to the school building that we were interested in. It also has easy access to the Xitucheng stop on the subway, just one block (Chinese block) up the street. Since it is by the school, there are also many restaurants nearby, including American fast-food, Korean, and various Chinese styles. The hotel staff was extremely friendly and welcoming; their English was very good. We pre-paid the rooms on Expedia and had no problems there. The room was as nice as any 4+ star in the US and nicer than any 5 star in Beijing where I have previously stayed. The bed was quite comfortable and the view from the 19th floor was beautiful (Olympic park, the mountains, the universities). The bathroom was quite spacious with a large tub and stand-alone shower with great water pressure. It is about a 100 RMB ($15 to 17USD) taxi ride from the Capital airport, which is easier than taking the subway if you have much luggage at all (and almost cheaper if you have more than two people).
Alice from Bowling Green, KY
This luxury hotel is located in Beijing (Haidian), close to Big Bell Temple, Tsinghua University, and Zhongguancun …More
This is a great hotel from which to explore Beijing. It is very close to Peking and Renmin Universities. However you will need to travel a bit to get to the Tiananmen square and the Forbidden city. Having said that, the hotel is very close to metro lines 4 and 10 which makes moving around very easy. The hotel itself was great, with very professional staff and very comfortable rooms. Don't miss the breakfast buffet, which is excellent.
Angelo from Italy
This luxury hotel is located in Beijing (Haidian), close to Zhongguancun Electronics City, Tsinghua University, and Big Bell …More
Stayed at Ariva double storey suite from 30th June-13th july ( Room 1303) and on 22nd July ( Room 1246). Both suites are superb, room 1303 is near the lift but 1246 is like a 150m walk to the lift. Ask for non smoking floor if you do not smoke and also a room near to the lift.
Love the glass panel attached bathroom on the second floor. I slept very well all the nights I stayed in the hotel. And they have a distinctive "Ariva scent" to all their toiletries, i never used those things provided by hotels, but those from Ariva - I really love them. They allow you to place your luggage after you checked out, i kept mine over there for 10 days when I head over to Inner Mongolia. Late checkout is at 2pm, you just got to request from them.
Traveller from singapore
This family-friendly serviced apartment is located in Beijing (Haidian), close to Zhongguancun Electronics City, Beijing …More
This is my third stay in this hotel. That probably tells you something. It's an "international" hotel, the staff generally speak good English, and those that don't understand they might need to grab help from those that do. If you want it, they have western style food in house (at western prices, naturally), but I prefer to eat local for 1/4 of the price.
Simon from Denver, CO
This family-friendly hotel is located in Beijing (Haidian), close to Big Bell Temple, Zhongguancun Electronics City, and …More
Generally positive. The hotel is in a nice neighborhood with many kinds of Chinese food right at door step. If you want a quick bite of taste from home McDonald's and KFC are only 5 minutes of walk away. Subway stations were a bit further at about 10-15 minutes of walk but it was ok. Quite a few universities in the area, making it relatively safer than others.
This hotel has smoking rooms and i was assigned to one of those, and i am a non-smoker personally so it was quite annoying to me. Windows were dusty on the outside but it was Beijing. Hotel was right beside a train track so if you are not an early morning person, expect some noise as the sun rises.
Jason from Toronto, ON, Canada
This hotel is located in Beijing (Haidian), close to Big Bell Temple, Beijing Aquarium, and Five Pagoda Temple. Also nearby …More
The hotel was nice, room was spacious, but the location made it very difficult to come and go. Located on the outskirts of Beijing, it was difficult to explain to the taxi drivers how to get to. Also, expect to wait 10-25 minutes when leaving for an available taxi to come by.
James from London
This hotel is located in Beijing (Haidian), close to Central Radio and T.V. Tower, Yuyuantan Park, and Museum of the Chinese …More
Our room was comfortable with a huge comfortable queen size bed that came with 4 pillows. Bathroom was nice with marble floors and walls, complete with a tub and separate shower and separate toilet! But looks were somewhat deceiving as the toilet stopped flushing twice. Having a separate shower was great, except the water doesn't drain completely after use and water sometimes seeped out into the adjacent toilet area. In the room itself, your treated to a nice sized LCD TV with loads of channels, but I wish they had more English channels....there's only so much Discovery channel you can watch at night. As for other hotel amenities, the indoor heated pool was nice as there's almost never people in it. There's also 3 restaurants inside, Thai, Chinese and an international buffet. Weirdest thing though was every floor we went to smelled like cat urine in the morning. Strange...but overall the stay was comfortable.
But the problem is location. It's in a quiet more residential district that's far from central Beijing. Although it's on the main artery, it's about 40min from the airport, so getting to Tian'anmen square takes almost 25 min by bus. The bus stop is about 3 min walk but the nearest subway was about a 10 min walk. Best suggestion if you want to take the subway, is to take the bus 1 stop to the Wukesong station. Good food is rare here as well. But I guess you get what you pay for.
Pat from NJ
This family-friendly hotel is located in Beijing (Haidian), close to Central Radio and T.V. Tower, Beijing Shijingshan …More
I have stayed in the main building (number 1) and building number 4 several times. The main building is the only one to stay in. It is fully renovated and offers a degree of comfort well above the other buildings in this large complex. The bed is far superior and the rooms are large (luxurious). The grounds are very beautiful and if you like jogging, a couple of circuits will cover around 1.5km. There is a western restaurant, but the food is so-so. It is popular with local chinese, which is somewhat surprising. During my last stay at the end of August, I have grown tired of the hotel, which has become more expensive over time.
Robert from Canada
This hotel is located in Beijing (Haidian), close to Big Bell Temple, Zhongguancun Electronics City, and Beijing Aquarium …More