Ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.6 Room cleanliness
3.3 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
2.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified traveler
N.E Hotel BeijingPosted Sep 24, 2014
Pros: The only thing i would say about this hotel is it is near all the atractions if going by the local metro. Nearest tube is Dongsi station use exit B!!
This is an honest review. Please read carefully. Just got back from Beijing and stayed at this hotel for two weeks. To be honest this is no where near a 3 star hotel. More like a hostel (even hostels have standards). From my experience the N.E hotel is well below standards, All the rooms smell, as there is no policy or rules stating no smoking in rooms. So be aware. I was in that room for two weeks and it still smelt. It made it worse because there is nowhere for the air to escape. If you do decide to get a room here, please try and get an upstairs room. As the ones downstairs do not have any windows, which can get quite dark and smelly. Please don't book here if you do not speak any Chinese as none of the staff speak any Chinese. Also they take a 100rmb deposit which is refundable when you leave but please keep hold of your receipt. It is quite hard to find initially if booking a taxi there as most of the taxi drivers havent a clue where this place is. so best get the taxi driver to ring the hotel direct. A taxi from the airport will roughly cost £15 converted. If getting a yellow taxi. You will get taxi touts offering rides but expect to pay double. So a round up if you stay here please try get an upstairs room. Dont be fooled by the photos it looks alot run down now. Dont expect alot. be warned.
by A verified travelerfrom Korea
You'll never find it and will regret it if you do.Posted Aug 3, 2014
Pros: I liked that it had hot water and a roof. That's all.
Cons: A sign could be posted on the door warning visitors of the pets/bugs inside and the hideous conditions.
Location: It's very far from anything worth seeing. You do get a sense of the culture, since there is a public toilet across the street - gross!
Do not choose this hotel. I thought it was in the main Wafuijing area; it is not. It is too far from any sites to walk to. No one, including taxi drivers, local businesses, and hotels in the area have ever heard of this hotel. Google has it wrong on the map, so even numerous printouts of Google maps didn't help us find it. When we FINALLY did, after much prayer, it was bug-infested, smelly, and not clean. The bathroom doors don't shut, the shower leaks all over the place, and the toilets don't flush properly. The staff speaks no English and even refused to forward calls to our rooms when our tour guide called to arrange pick-up times. They really were not helpful. I've stayed in three-star hotels before and I don't expect the Ritz. I do expect clean and no bugs. This was neither.
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for Familiesby hyicfrom uk
Customer care is good but hotel is a bit run downPosted Apr 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
It should be a nice hotel when it was opened but now was quite run down. The room is very spacious. It has a super king size bed and a single bed in one room and another single bed in the other room (their family room has 2 rooms). For our surprise it even has a set of mahjong and my children enjoy pressing the buttons and play as a toy. The place was not too clean especially the bathroom can see mould growing along shower seal. We didn't mind as long as the drain works and bedding is clean enough to sleep. The room doesn't have any windows but the air conditioning works really well and didn't feel damp except the first 5 min. Location is good too. Turn left outside hotel and end of road turn right will be on the main road. Then left again for 15 min u can see the metro on the left and slight further down, just pass macdonal is a big supermarket where u can buy all daily necessary Inc snack and fresh fruit.
by Rayfrom Vancouver, Canada
Surprisingly ModestPosted 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.
for Everyoneby 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.
by Ericfrom China
Low quality hotel, but the location is OKPosted Nov 27, 2012
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.
by A verified traveler
n.e. beijingPosted 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.
by A verified travelerfrom USA
No windowsPosted 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!