Ratings based on 386 Verified Reviews
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
Great place to stay in the city!Posted Nov 1, 2017 on Hotels
Great spot to stay in Beijing. The staff are amazing, the hotel itself is beautiful and the location is perfect for exploring the city. Highly recommended.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from New Zealand
Very unique hotel in the hutong area of ShichahaiPosted Oct 21, 2017
Pros: We especially like that we were in a hutong and as we walked out the front door, there was the life of the people of Beijing all around us.
Cons: The wifi was a bit weak.
Location: In the Shichahai district, walking distance to gorgeous lakes, temples, interesting streets and 750 meters from the Beihai North subway.
The aspect of the hotel was adorable. With its Shadow Puppet theater in the lounge. Very tastefully decorated around this theme. We started our day with a terrific breakfast, that included bacon, eggs, fried mushrooms and tomatoes, plus toast and New Zealand butter ( we are from New Zealand ) . But also the was a full range of Chinese breakfast of steamed buns, congee, boiled eggs and pickles. Plus tea,coffee and orange juice to set you off for the days exploring. We witnessed two shadow puppet performances, painted a dragon puppet. Our room was well sized with large beds two singles pushed together, which we loved. A modern bathroom with all the facilities. We meet many other travelers from China, USA, Britain, Poland and Australia. It seemed that families also enjoyed their time there as it was relaxed. We often came back to witness dumping making lessons or other activities.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Australia
Delightful HotelPosted Oct 11, 2017 on Wotif
Pros: The traditional appeal and added extras of the cooking and shadow puppets.
Location: This is near the Bell and drum towers as well as Beihai Lake.
We had a wonderful stay at Shichahai Shadow Puppet hotel where we not only watched the Shadow puppet show but joined in a workshop to make one. The location was excellent and we enjoyed walking through the Hutong alleys and observing the community life of its residence.
for Otherby A verified traveler
Additional servicesPosted Oct 5, 2017
Cons: Concierge services for external activities
Location: Location great but not much assistance in accessing them.
It was very difficulty to arrange a taxi, rickshaw, a private guide or go on a tour although this is advertised. It seemed that only the more expensive options that were made by arrangement with the hotel were made available.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Good location, shadow art performances were very cPosted Sep 28, 2017
This was a nice hotel! It is in a really interesting historic neighbourhood, and I recommend checking out one of their shadow puppet performances while you are there.
Posted Sep 5, 2017 on Hotels
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from halifax
fantastic stayPosted Aug 21, 2017
Pros: community feel to it where they put shows on for local people aswell as guests
Cons: possibly a fridge in each room
Location: fantastic park near by where the locals do evening exercise classes not far from the metro which is fantastic
nice hotel in a old part of town staff very helpful nothing too much trouble only one thing missing is a fridge in the room but overall fantastic stay
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Nice hotel with traditional Chinese settingPosted Aug 1, 2017
We are from the US and had a pleasant stay. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is reasonably well prepared. The Shadow Art shows are wonderful and the crafts activities are fun for kids to enjoy. Walking distance to Hou Hai which is a very touristy area esp. at night. The hotel is accessible by Taxi but the Hutong is narrow and some drivers would drop off nearby. The hotel will help arrange tours to scenic spots such as the Great Wall when you get there.
by A verified traveler
Posted Jul 25, 2017 on Hotels
In the middle of a narrow local streetPosted Jul 8, 2017 on Hotels
Excellent professional service from receptionists. They gave prompt service and was accommodating.