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Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel

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4.0 of 5
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No.24 Songshujie, Xicheng District | Beijing, Beijing 100009, China
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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 nights in January, it was bitterly cold and the SSA Performance hotel was a wonderful, cozy and welcoming retreat at the end of the day. The staff, particularly Maria,the Russian girl , who gave us a lot of very helpful insider tips ,were extremely helpful and the overall ambience of the hotel was lovely. Non... More 

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Thank jenny r
Pei X, Guest Relations Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, Thank you very much for choosing Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel and also for recommending it here on tripadvisor! It is a great pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed the hotel overall! And also it is a big reward for us when our guests enjoy the environment of the hotel and have a good experience of... More 

Fargo, North Dakota
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50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for five nights while we toured Beijing; the hotel was recommended by our tour company. As others have noted, the location is in the midst of a hutong neighborhood, but close to a couple of busy streets and a lake area. We found excellent restaurants within a ten minute walk of the hotel. The staff is multilingual and... More 

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Thank EconProf
Pei X, Guest Relations Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear EconProf, Thank you for choosing Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel and also for spending your time on writing this detailed review for us! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! Also there is a big reward for us that you liked our evening Shadow Art Show! We always happy to invite our guests of all... More 

London
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The feeling that this hotel gives you when you first walk through the door is second to none. The staff are very friendly, and always very happy to chat and help you with your visit to China in general. The room and hotel in general was spotless, and the buffet breakfast (both western and Chinese) was very nice. We attended... More 

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Pei X, Guest Relations Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm greetings from Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel! We are happy to read that you have a good stay with us. Thank you for mentioning our staff, shadow art show and the location of the hotel! It is a great pleasure for us to know that you had a great experience of living in hutong and even had... More 

Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

At first, guests will be a bit feeling strange and worried because of its location. We arrived late in the evening and was honestly thinking about whether we made a wrong decision choosing this hotel around what most westerners will consider a "ghetto" (or in chinese a "hutong"). We just arrived from a 14 hr flight and wanted to eat... More 

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Pei X, Guest Relations Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for staying with us during your trip in Beijing and also for spending your time writing this detailed review for us! We sincerely value the fact that you have got an experience of living in a real hutong and also learnt more about China and its culture through our hotel. That means that our... More 

Sweden
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Good location in the middle of Hutong area. Was rather hard to find so make sure that you have the address printed in both English and Chinese in order to show the taxi driver/persons when asking the way. Walking distance to many sights. Nice atmosphere and mix between traditional Chinese and modern interior. Rooms are decently clean but some are... More 

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Thank HelenaWorldTraveller
Pei X, Guest Relations Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Helena, It is a great pleasure for us to read your feedback here on tripadvisor! Thank you for staying with us during your trip in Beijing! We are happy to read that you enjoyed hotel's design and its atmosphere! Thank you for mentioning our staff who is always happy to help you with any need. As you mentioned some... More 

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48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Down one of Beijing's many side streets is this very cosy hotel. The rooms were very nice and the staff were friendly. The bathrooms also need a mention as they were also of a very good design. The breakfast was average, you could have toast, sausages or dumplings, not much of a choice but they were still nice. The layout... More 

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Thank James M
Pei X, Guest Relations Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James M, Thank you for choosing Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel! We are very pleased to hear that you had a good stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you noticed the design not only of the lobby but also hotel rooms in common. It is good to hear that you found some good breakfast for yourself... More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The hotel is located in the Hutong area of Beijing. I had a relatively late check in and was up-graded to a larger room on ground floor which was very comfortable and clean. The hotel has its own puppet theatre with performances throughout the week, this was very interesting. Breakfast buffet was good with mix of local and western dishes.... More 

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Thank jetset797
feng y, Guest Relations Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jetset797, Thank you for staying with us during your trip in Beijing! We are delightful to hear that we managed to meet your expectations. It is a big reward for our team when we learn that the guests had a good stay with us. Thank you for mentioning our staff team - we always happy to serve you! We... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Excellet hotel! Friendly staff with knowledge of beijing, they can help you to book train tickets and taxi. that is very convenient, perfect impression and good team. The envirment make us ralxed. people are very easy-going, a very good city to stay.

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Thank andreasaY4787PX
feng y, Guest Relations Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AnreasaY4787PX, Warm greetings from Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel! Thank you for choosing our hotel and also we really appreciate your time spending on writing your feedback here on Trip advisor! It is always a big reward for us to learn that our guests had a good stay with us, enjoyed the hotel and also that our staff was... More 

Lohne, Germany
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This hotel comprises rooms around a covered courtyard - all in a traditional Chinese design. The rooms are well fitted and comfortable but small. There is writing desk to work at so this hotal is not aimed at business users. Otherwise a special experience in a special place. The acustics in the hotal result in quite alot of daytime noise... More 

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Thank Lee829
feng y, Guest Relations Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lee, Thank you very much for staying in Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel during your trip! Also we want to thank you for sharing your feedback with us. It is good to learn that you had a special experience of living in a hutong. As you mentioned, some standart rooms are small, but it is a real size of... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Small but cozy place. If you like to take long walks in a peaceful environment, then it's perfect. Bit of distance to the metro but walkable to nanluguxing and drum and bell tower. Many places to discover as you walk along the back lanes too... Excellent staff and the shadow show makes it all the more memorable.

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Thank JY10
feng y, Guest Relations Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JY10, Thank you very much for choosing Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel and also it is a pleasure for us to get your feedback here on Tripadvisor! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and hotel location was convenient for you! It is true that our hotel is a hidden place right in the city center... More 

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