Nothing to recommend it.
Posted Jul 3, 2012
We wanted a good price aparthotel in Beijing to keep costs down, and according to the advert on Expedia, this fitted our requirements. The taxi driver had trouble finding the aparthotel, as it is in the Seasons complex, but is actually called "The Cosmopolite". The hotel advertised a swimming pool, but it was in another clock and closed. There was also advertised a takeaway meal service in the hotel brochure in the room, but when we tried to order from it, we were told that was unavailable too. There were no restaurants nearby, only a MacDonalds two blocks away. The hotel staff were not helpful when we rang to ask about anything. The aparthotel was situated in a gated residential complex, and most of the apartments on our floor seemed owner-occupied. There was a shop on the complex, which stocked the essentials.
The apartment had good quality fittings, but it was tired, and the bathroom looked particularly, with missing shelves and a poorly repaired counter top.
The location was away from the better hotels, and the metro was two blocks away. The only saving grace to the location was that the metro to the airport was at the metro station, which meant we could get to the airport quickly without changing metro.