We stayed at this hotel in Feb 2013 when it was the Traditional View Hotel and I guess they changed the name because of all the bad press they've been getting! The thing is, I agree with all the negative comments, I just don't see them as negative, more just what you'd expect from traditional Hutong living!
We arrived at the hotel via taxi which just managed to squeeze up Juer Hutong to drop us off. Being right in the heart of one of Beijing's old neighbourhoods means that this hotel has lots of character but isn't very accessible to modern vehicles! At the very worst, if your taxi driver isn't as adventurous as ours you'll have to walk a few minutes from the main road.
When we arrived at the hotel we found that the desk staff spoke just enough English to get by.
They put us in a temporary room for the first night which smelled but was generally clean and tidy.
The next day they put us in a better room which had a different smell as to what time... More
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beijing Traditional View hotel is located in the very centering place of Beijing, with good culture and travelling spots. To the east are the Lama Temple and the famous food street—Gui Jie. To the west are the south LuoGu Xiang and Hou Hai Bar Street. To the south are the Forbidden city/the National Palace Museum and Tiananmen Square. To the north is the Gu Lou heritage conservation area. It is also only 30 minutes away from Beijing International airport and 15 minutes from Beijing capital train station with easy access to several bus lines and close to subway station.Hotel is characteristic for the Beijing Hutong courtyard style, hotel is decorated in a unique way for the Chinese classic culture. Its architecture is stylized as Ming and Qing dynasties’ and very comfortable for living. and can let you feel both classic royalty and the modern luxury.Hotel has 100 rooms, from Bussiness room, Deluxe room, Traditional View room, Deluxe Suite etc to fit everyone’s budget and comfort. Each room is equipped with free high speed internet access, free cable TV, private bathroom, Most of room have a good view. Hotel has a sky bar, offers guests the drinks and intoxicating views, you can have all the good view of Hutong courtyard, Forbidden City, Tian’an Men Square, Jingshan Park, Drum tower, Beijing CBD,at the same time on the top of the hotel.BTV.Hotel is a tourism and entertainment attraction for both Chinese and foreign tourists, an ideal place to stay to better understand and appreciate the classical Chinese culture. ... more less
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