Ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Brennan
You know what you paid for.Posted Jun 23, 2013
Pros: The hotel staff can't be beat. The manager is incredibly nice and helpful, and one of the maids is the prettiest girl I saw in all of China!
Cons: Hot water.
Location: Tip: Wake up at sunrise and stand out the front on a bridge over the river. The scenery can't be matched.
I arrived to Beijing, and got a cab to the hotel. The address listed here is in English, but make sure you get a map or know a general direction before you get there, because my cab driver didn't know where to go and we had to make a lot of phone calls. When I got to the hotel, nobody was working at that time. This is not a typical short-stay hotel with a 24/7 front desk. This is more like an apartment complex. So I had to wait until one of the workers got back from a lunch break and she helped me into a room which was MUCH bigger than I imagined I would have when I originally booked it. The room was comfortable, and I had my own bathroom, which was nice. The shower was very small, and did not have hot water, but with how hot Beijing is I didn't typically want hot water! The bed is very hard--the mattress is about an inch thick. But this is common for hotels in China, and I wanted to have a vacation kind of "off the path" so I was okay with it. If you want air conditioning, you can pay a little extra for it. But if you can make it past the first few days, you will get used to it. Also, there are fans sold at a nearby shop for pretty cheap so you can always go that route. The location was perfect for me. It was a beautiful setting with a rural feel. You're a little outside the main parts of the city but the character of Gaobedian can't be beat. The food sold at stores nearby is phenomenal. You will enjoy being here if you have the right mindset.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Authentic Chinese ExperiencePosted May 5, 2013
Pros: The surrounding area contains an eclectic mix of over 300 woodworking workshops and fascinating architecture.
Location: Friendly restaurant, picture menu for non-Chinese speakers, nearby. 10 minute walk to subway via diverse local homes, +alongside beautiful lake.
What a great location in an antique folk village with easy access to Beijing centre via subway. We loved the experience of visiting a bijou hotel in a unique location. The owner works hard to stamp individuality on the building even though work is still in progress. When completed it will be stunning. Very friendly, welcoming environment and the English speaking owner did everything possible to make our stay memorable. Excellent value for money.