Ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby wayward travell from san fran
Great locationPosted Feb 18, 2014
The reception was the only one who spoke English be wawayward travellerry take only metered cabs even the tour arranged by Expedia was difficult to contact in China,room basic and dusty the bed was like sleeping on a rock pile literally
for Getaway With Friendsby Ed F. from London
Great mix of location and traditional BeijingPosted Nov 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
Beautiful old building representing old Beijing was a nice contrast to a Western hotel that could be anywhere. Rooms are comfortable and a decent size for a double. Stayed in November during unseasonably mild temperatures, but I can understand other reviews' comments about rooms potentially being cold. Each room had a space heater though. My traveling companions all commented on the carpets being a bit stained and questioned exactly how clean they were, but the hotel did provide slippers for all guests. Aside from being traditional, biggest plus of the hotel would be the location: extremely central and walking distance to many sites (admittedly not a quick stroll). For example, we made it back from the north exit of the Forbidden City in 30 minutes. The streets around the hotel have some great shopping too.
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler
Great locationPosted Nov 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel was very good value for money--charming, atmospheric and a taste of "old Beijing". Location especially was superb. Single rooms are very, very tight and the room carpets aren't the cleanest, but again, the hotel is really good value for the price. Shopping in the nearby streets is also very good.
for Everyoneby Grandies from Melbourne Australia
Wonderful experience.Posted Sep 15, 2013
Pros: Everything was wonderful and just the experience we hoped it would be.
Cons: Refrigerator in room and at least one English speaking TV channel. (I know, not necessarily essentials)
Location: Location and hotel chosen so that we could have a true China experience, we walked in the vicinity of the hotel quite a lot soaking up the atmosphere.
Our stay at this hotel was one of our best China experiences, it was everything good other travellers have said about it. Lu Song Yuan Hotel is as shown on website, clean and comfortable (except beds are hard) very quiet atmosphere, overall better than we expected considering the age of the building. Zhang (Joong) was the lady on the desk (most often) with great command of English and wonderfully helpful with anything. We found it easier to meet tour operators at Bo Tai Hotel, turn right as you leave Lu Song Yuan, head down Banchang Lane then just across the street and up a bit from where you come out of Banchang lane is Bo Tai Hotel. Next door on right when leaving hotel is 18 Teahouse, Japanese/Italian food there is exceptional. Turn left out of hotel and head to Nanluogu Xiang street, great shopping and great food outlets wonderful evening atmosphere. Cannot recommend Drum & Gong Fusion restaurant 1st dish of vegetables great, 2nd dish of Sichuan Duck was a very burnt offering that could not be identified. We will return as we know others have to this lovely hotel.
for Business Travelersby Academic from East Coast USA
Traditional, simple, and great locationPosted Jul 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel is charming in the Beijing courtyard style. It's also quite close to a subway stop (and the airport express) as well as numerous tourist shops and good cafes, Nanluoguxiang is a picturesque tourist alley and very close by. I recommend this place (only downside is that you need to ask for high quality room cleaning.
for Everyoneby Chris
hotel with atmosphere in great locationPosted May 20, 2013
Pros: Staying in at Lu Song Yuan in the hutong was a uniquely "Beijing experience" that you can't get elsewhere
Cons: I was ok with the room - perhaps new carpets.
Location: Nanlougu Xiang street has lot of interesting shops (without a lot of 'tourist' stuff) and always lively..
The hotel is in an old part of Beijing that has not yet been leveled for skyscrapers. The houses in the hutong are mostly one story buildings with narrow roads. I mention this because, as others have noted, signage is poor in the hutong and taxi drivers will have difficulty finding the hotel. Probably best to get dropped off as I did on the main road to the east and walk in about 100 yards. There is a subway station (Nanluoguxiang) that is a few minutes walk away but probably best to get to hotel by taxi the first time. Either way, memorize the map as you will be walking to the hotel. Also, have a map with Chinese lettering on it and hotel phone number. Leaving is a different story - the hotel will arrange taxi to pick you up and take you to airport for 100 yuan including tip - a great deal!. The hotel is as shown on the web site - it is an authentic building with great courtyards for reading. My room was basic but clean - a small single but very quiet and I slept well (and didn't spend much time in room anyway). The smiling lady at the front desk speaks English and, amazingly, is ALWAYS there. I walked to Forbidden city and the Lake district (less than 30 minutes for either). If turn right when leaving hotel, 18 Tea House is good Japanese/Italian restaurant. 100 feet further is bar with friendly expats. If turn left and go 150 yards, you hit Nanluogu Xiang street - a mile of fun shops, bars and restaurants. Drum & Gong Fusion was very good
for Everyoneby Godard from Greenville, NC
Very authentic and great locationPosted Apr 20, 2013
Pros: Courtyards, location, great price, and authentic feel
Cons: Temperature, water temperature problems
Location: A bit of a walk to the two subway stations in the vicinity.
This hotel was quite as I had hoped for: very authentic and quaint (as in not a big, American-style hotel), great courtyards, all the comforts (albeit small), and located not too far from two subway stations. You may have to roll your luggage to the hotel as my taxi driver stated that taxis were not allowed in the lane. The biggest drawback to the hotel was the temperature. It was quite cold in March and the inside spaces of the hotel did not appear to be heated, perhaps due to all the doors that open onto courtyards. The space heater in the room only turned on when the room key was inserted into a slot. Despite that, I would stay there again, especially knowing what I know now.
Real BeijingPosted Sep 6, 2012 on Hotels.com
This is an excellent base for exploring central Beijing without the ghastly traffic snarls. Walking to the major sites is possible or the 2 bus 5 minutes away for 1 yuan takes you to the gate of the Forbidden City or within 3 mins walk of Wanfujing (???) St, the major fancy shopping street and "Snack St" alley. Ghost St is about a 20-30 min walk. Great free wifi in the lobby also - my fancy tour hotel did not have that. Service was helpful when I wanted advice on bus routes. Even the bed was not as hard as I had been led to believe. Also, this hutong area is authentic without being too challenging for tourists. The Austrian Embassy was holding a farewell reception in the courtyard on my last night so it is obviously a well regarded establishment.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Jun 10, 2012 on Hotels.com
I was pleasantly surprized.
for Everyoneby Mike from New Orleans
great locationPosted May 29, 2012
Pros: Location, cleanliness. quiet
Cons: There weren't any
Nice and quiet location. Within easy reach of metro.