Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.4 out of 5
20% of guests recommend
2.2 Room cleanliness
3.0 Service & staff
2.6 Room comfort
2.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by Ray from Vancouver, Canada

Surprisingly Modest

Posted Nov 5, 2013
Pros: The price and location.
Cons: cleanliness of bed sheets without asking just like they do the towels of the bathroom. And a bit more thoroughness on cleanliness of floors in room.
Location: Close to subway, Dongsi (line5 and 6) and Zhangzizhonglu (line5). 8 minute walk to any. Also walking distance to food street and Wangfujing
It is true, the price is very low. About $200CAD for 8 nights. Not bad, right? But you pay for not getting the room you had asked for. By time you argue they "say" there are no rooms like the one you had asked for available until next day. They keep moving their excuse every day until you give up (at least I did on third day). Still not a big deal for the price. But, they don't clean the bed sheets every day. Only until you ask. I ask for the cleaning of bed sheets until the third night. The room I got had no window (not big issue for the price) but the humidity was a lot that the door had to stay open for a while when back in the room for the night. The shower had very poor water drain but at least the bathroom was cleaned every day. The towels were old, torn and grayish but seemed to be cleaned. Note: My OKs on top should be slightly lower than a normal OK but above the disappointing as I was expecting something not as fabulous for the price paid in center of Beijing.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Not perfect, but...

Posted Jul 23, 2013
Pros: The staff. Friendly and helpful.
Cons: Not the cleanest place, a little run down and shabby.
It is a bit secluded and hard to find, and the place is a bit run down. But the decorations and atmosphere is kind of cool, and the staff was actually quite helpful in accommodating us. They arranged tours, like to the great wall for us which were rewarding and reliable.
2 out of 5
by Eric from China

Low quality hotel, but the location is OK

Posted Nov 27, 2012
Pros: Location
Cons: dirty
Location: within walking distance of subways and cheap food.
Only half the front desk staff can speak even a little English, and only 1 employee works at a time. I was lucky because when I arrived I needed someone to speak to the taxi driver to tell him where to take me. It just so happened that the one person working at that time spoke enough English to understand I needed him to give the taxi driver the directions. Before you go, look at a map, and write down the address in Chinese characters (my cab driver still didn't know where it was even though I did this). The hotel is very far back in the alleyways of Beijing. But if you have the address written down in Chinese characters, you can show it to the locals and they will point you in a general direction. Just walk 100 yards and ask someone else until you figure it out. Google maps is not accurate when it comes to the alleyways of Beijing. You will also want to leave the fan on in the bathroom at all times, or an unbearable smell builds up. Avoid their group tours too, they will waste most of your day taking you to stores to try to sell you things so they can make kickbacks from the vendors. I have lived in china for 8 months in a small town, so staying in the poor, crowed, dirty alley where this hotel is located was not very shocking to me. However, for tourists new to china, this may not be the hotel for you. They also seemed reluctant to honor the payment I made through expedia for the nights I stayed. But in the end they did.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

n.e. beijing

Posted Jan 9, 2012
There were no windows in the room, thus no day light :-( and the bathroom smelled. the room is wet/clamp. my girl friend got ill there.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from USA

No windows

Posted Dec 28, 2011 on Hotels.com
The room was clean enough and the common areas were alright, despite the fact that there was a lot of construction materials in the hallway. The biggest issue was that the room didn't have any windows. I think I got the 'economy' deal, but I wasn't expecting that at all! The room didn't have a kitchenette as well, which had been advertised on the website. Also, the service left a bit to be desired. I came to Beijing to get a new passport (my old one was stolen in another city). They gave me the run-around when I tried to get a receipt showing that I was staying there, which I needed to apply for my new visa. They kept saying that I needed to check out the next day, even though I had my room reserved and paid for for another three days. The two staff people went on to loudly argue with each other for about ten minutes right in front of me with no explanation in English or Chinese. It just made a confusing process (getting a new passport and visa) all the more confusing and frustrating--not what I was expecting from a hotel. It felt like they didn't really want me staying there!