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Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.24 Songshujie, Xicheng District | Beijing, Beijing 100009, China (Houhai)
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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are interested not only in a nice hotel with a cozy atmosphere, but also in Chinese culture, this is the place you are looking for! The puppet show is perfect for kids! +nice and helpful staff. gave us a great introduction after we arrived. they also arrange sightseeing tours if you like. +location in the hutong, not too... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel which upon initial entry is very impressive. It os decorated and designed beautifully and located not to far from a metro station. I travel to beijing a lot and explore the smaller hotels in general so have a good understanding. the staff is friendly and spoke good english but not as professional as you would... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In this narrow hutong you would never imagine to find this incredible design hotel. The staffs are excellent, especially the young man that helped us late at night for check in, he gave excellent tips and wrote us helpful notes in Chinese to hand to people. During the stay, we were surprised they have complementary shadow art show, and painting... More

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feng y, General Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear candasa, Thank you so much for this great review , it is very much appreciated by all of us here at the hotel. I am so happy that you enjoyed the service of our staff and our night shift, Jack especially and I can assure you he is beaming at the moment! Aiming to build the best hotelier team,... More

Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little place in the backstreets (Hutong) of old Beijing. Located walking distance to subway and bar/restaurant and lakeside. No restaurant on site apart from BF, rooms small if you don't upgrade (which we did) The staff were extremely helpful, exceptionally Dave. I recommend the this place if you don't want a stock standard hotel experience, even though your taxi... More

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feng y, General Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ShelleyB70, Thank you very much for your positive review about our hotel and inform fellow trip advisor users. Your rating is much appreciated especially so as you are a senior contributor. We strive very hard to give the best service possible knowing that we are not always perfect so a review like your is always very motivational for all... More

seattle, wa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are hundreds if not thousands of hotels in Beijing, so this is a place you go when you want to get off the beaten path. The hotel is located in a hutong, which is basically a maze of alleys representative of old-time Beijing. In the big picture, it's a fairly central location, near BeiHai park, and within walking distance... More

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feng y, General Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tinadam, Thank you for writing an overall positive review and inform fellow trip advisor users, it is much appreciated. I feel highly approved when reading your compliments, while indeed, we are nothing in common with those 'cookie cutter brand hotels' due to our well-preserved local architectural style, dedicated and professional butler team, and fruitful cultural background. Yet still, you... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend arrived in Beijing on the 28th of july and stayed at the hotel for 6 days. Even though it was semi-difficult to get to the hotell the first time it is situated very close to the subway station Beihai North (about 5 minutes to walk). Everything from hotel-personell to hotel interior was very good. Nicely decorated... More

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feng y, General Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kninsh, Thank you so much for writing such a positive review on trip advisor , it is very much appreciated by all off us at Shadow Art Performance Hotel. I am happy that our staff took care of you which is one of the things we have been focusing on since we are aiming to build the most professional... More

Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights in July 2014. Had a first floor room. The location is good: in a hutong in the Shichahai area which borders the Houhai lake area. Easy to walk to the lakes with their restaurants and shopping. Within a short distance either north or south of the hotel are small convenience stores, in the one to the south... More

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feng y, Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gregory D, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with the tripadvisor community. Please accept my apologies for our shortcomings. We are very proud of our overall tripadvisor feedback and see it as an obligation to deliver a product and service commensurate with our rank, which we obviously failed to do in your case. As you’ve... More

Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No complains! Very helpful staff. Excellent location. We couldn't choose better! Near to the lakes area. we walked every night (7!) to a different point of the this tourist area and were delighted of the sights!

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feng y, General Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Claudiafrommendoza, Thank you very much for writing such a positive review about our hotel and especially about our staff. It is very much appreciated. Reviews as yours are the power source for us to seek for the best in us and to achieve the ultimate goal of profession and perfection. You made who we are, and thanks to the... More

Sarnia, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
14 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed for a week while visiting Beijing this July. Pros - Fun location among the hutongs and close to Houhai lake area, cheap bicycle rental, great shadow puppet performances, comprehensive breakfast (although a little repetitive), friendly staff, clean and safe. Cons - A little hard to find the first time (or two), not great for catching taxis (sometimes they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The location is hidden away in this narrow alley way of a neighborhood, but the hotel itself is fantastic. The staff acts like their main priority is you, and they are some of the kindest and most attentive people that I have ever met. It is a small hotel, but that allows them to devote more of their time to... More

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Address: No.24 Songshujie, Xicheng District | Beijing, Beijing 100009, China
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Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Houhai
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Hotel Class:4 star — Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel 4*
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Shichihai Shadow Art Performance Hotel hold a cultural conviction that we believe the true cultural beauty of chinese heritage should be preserved and we found a modern way for the world to appreciate the true beauty again.Bustling lives mask us from the beauty of nature. Through travels, we refresh our senses about culture and nature. We strive to inject life and cultural forces into our tourist sites.This is the first stop of your cultural expedition; the next one is to explore nature and the Beijing old city from Shichahai for new pulses.We are situated in the dragon pulse of Beijing, the most sacred site of Fengshui.Shadow Art Performace Hotel is located in the hutong district of Houhai. Here, its design brings you to a lakeside, over the waterfront, into hutongs, and this dwelling in a city district with waterscape and nature puts us back on the path to nature and reshape our heart to value respect and tranquility that go for natural environment and culture. ... more   less 
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