Amazing Chinese hotel experience - go stay here!
Posted Oct 31, 2016
This is an amazing Chinese Hotel. Built in a courtyard fashion in Shijia Hutong – Chinese tourists come and visit you. You are a few minutes walk from Dengshikou Tube station. Travel by tube – it’s the easiest and cheapest way to get around. There is a traffic police station just 1 minutes walk away from the hotel. The whole area is safe, delightful in its old Chinese structures and feels very much like a community.
The restaurant in the hotel is superb. Chinese and westerners come and visit it. It’s not expensive and has a good mixture of Chinese & western food. The service is super.
I cannot speak highly enough of the reception staff. They went out of their way to help in so many ways. Suggesting restaurants, helping with us organising a tour to the great wall (let them negotiate with the tour company), and organising our trips to and from the Airport. If, like us, it’s a long haul flight to Beijing Airport, and you’re unfamiliar with the language etc let them pick you up from the airport for 300RMB. No hassle.
The hotel itself is beautiful inside, with wooden staircase. They leave out writing for you to try, and have various cultural items and events. We were too busy and missed them, but they’re there if you want them.
One downside is that there’s no lift. We were on the top (4th floor) so it’s a bit of a walk when you’ve been out walking all day. However, very quiet at night.
I cannot recommend the hotel highly enough.