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out of 5 reviews
“Pretty and clean”
The place looks lovely and the service is reasonably good too. Everyone speaks English and there is free wifi and computers for internet access. More assistance with getting around that didn't include package type tours might have been nice, as would have a daily bottle of water but those are both minor quibbles. The place isnt that easy to find but once you get there you'll realise that it is just a few minutes walk from An Ding Men Metro Station. From there you can get across the city easily but you don't need to pay the prices of the hotels located nearer to the main sights. It is also closer to the airport. The area the hotel is located in is reasonably quiet but there are shops and cafes within a few minutes walk away. Programme the number of the hotel into your phone so that you can get the taxi driver to ring for directions. Or make sure you print off a map. The address alone might not get you far, especially if it isn't in Chinese.
“Good local Experience”
Nice local place to Stay Approach to the hotel vey disappointing. You would not expect a hotel to be there A vehicle has no direct access . You have to drop off and carry luggage by yourself Its about 50yds to get to the hotel door. Not advisable to arrive in the night.Inside the hotel was however quite pleasant and exclusive.Good experience!
“Good for tourists but not for business travelers”
The location in the hutong is charming, and it's a 5-minute walk from the subway station so it's a good location. The hotel looks nice inside with the garden design. The rooms were fine, but it sort of has a hostel feel with only 3 tables for dining so you end up sharing with other travelers for breakfast. There are no proper desks in the rooms, and the Wifi service is spotty. I would say this is a good pick if you are a tourist, but not a business traveler.
“Small place centrally located in beijing”
Advantages: staff who speak English, free WiFi, rooms and hotel clean enough, good location near subway, more authentic Chinese than the Western hotels. Disadvantages: small, only Chinese TV, breakfast only so-so.
“"Roughing it" Chinese Style - Not for Everyone!.”
Small hotel on an alley in the "Hutong" - the oldest area of Beijing #see attached photo - can you see the hotel sign at the end of the alley?#. I spent five days there in November. On the "plus" side, the hotel provides more of an "authentic" Chinese hotel experience. Rooms are arrayed around a small courtyard. Nice beams and other nice Chinese architectural touches. Third floor rooftop with chairs and tables arrayed around a skylight that you can walk on extending over the the lobby below. Five-minute walk to Andingmen subway station. Hotel staff, consisting mainly of two young Chinese women who alternately worked the desk, were very pleasant. On the "minus" side, the hotel lobby was cold; staff wore heavy coats. Communication would have been easy if I spoke Chinese, but I don't. Bed lamp failed after about 30 minutes. When I brought this to the staff's attention, their response was not to call an electrician, but to show me how to restore the circuit breaker, which wouldn't work until the system had cooled. Mattress was hard, which didn't bother me but might bother some. Uncarpeted floor was cold. Bed linens were not changed while I was there, as far as I know. The included breakfast included one egg, not two, with other choices. Coffee was terrible, but then it's hard to find a good cup of coffee in China #best bet: Starbucks!#. If you value the ambiance of living in the Hutong over Western-style conveniences, you might consider this hotel.