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Michael's House
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   South Yard No.1 Zhiqiang North Garden, Haidian District, Beijing 100088, China (Houhai)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 5,311 hotels in Beijing
Los Angeles, California
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13 hotel reviews
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“Great low cost hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We stayed @ Michael's for 5 nights and had a pleasant experience. The hotel is not extremely close to any attractions but the subway is a 5-10 minute walk, so expect about 30 min - 1 hr travel time for most places. Beijing subway is not super efficient so you usually have to change lines 1 or 2 times. Michael's hotel grounds were very nice and rooms were clean and modern. The staff was very kind and helped us when needed. The breakfast isn't anything special but a nice perk if you are in a rush to go sight seeing. The hotel is located down an alleyway and isn't easily identifiable to a newcomer, so make sure you know what it looks like on the outside before you arrive. Only negative was that there was construction going on, so a few times we were awakened abruptly by the sound of drilling or hammering on the roof.

On an unrelated note, make sure you read up on typical service scams in Beijing, as we got scammed by a taxi driver and another lady attempted to as well over by the night food market.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

It seems boring to be in complete agreement with all the reviews. But there is not much to say that has not yet been said Amy, Anna , jennyand little are a team every hotel might wish for. The size of the hotel permits them to give full attention to the guests. Even to the point where Little helped us in her free time. The most pleasant experience on our China trip. Congratulations

Room Tip: There is a wonderful room with a very nice bed in an alcove
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Michaels House in Beijing. They organised airport transfers at our request. The hotel is clean the rooms bigger than any we have stayed at in Europe. The staff speak English and organised tours for us. They recommended a fanstastic restaurant the best chinese food we had in all of China. They can orgaanise an eaarly breakfast if you aare touring early. Michaels house felat like a home away from home with its central courtyard and fridge full of beer. Paul and Julie from Perth WA

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We had a terrific holiday at Michael's. Michael, his wife and the staff, Amy,Anna,Jenny and Little were all very helpful and kind. Their English was great and they kept helping us with any thing at all. Booked a tour for us, translated for us to go to local restaurants. Wake up calls, taxi and even checked our flight at the airport. We loved the atmosphere- so bright and happy. great beds, clean well maintained. They called a local shop to assist us, and we always felt safe with their card in our pocket. Will certainly stay again and highly recommend. Hi girls, Jenny and Jack

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

From the moment we entered the door we felt like family.
We were very impressed by how well the staff spoke English and how helpful they were in helping us plan our visit to Beijing. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, breakfast served every morning in the courtyard was very good. Breakfast was prepared for us early on the day we had an early tour booked.
Special thanks to Amy who helped us from the beginning and was always interested in how our day went.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Our great wall tour group's schedule required us to get up at 6am. Michael's breakfast is usually around 730 so we were looking at a long trip without any breakfast in our bellies. The day before our trip, I informed the hotel staff of this situation and one staff brought us some bread and yogurts. Very "above and beyond" service.

Her name is Little. Thanks again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My wife and I stayed three nights at Michaels. The personnel was very friendly and competent and their English was great. They helped with all issues and even assisted in planning a trip to the Great Wall. The location is nice if you want to experience Beijing away from the touristy sections. The local street vendors and restaurants at night are a great plus. The actual hotel is ok but not luxurious. It is clean and neat. The lobby is the best part as it is open and bright with parakeets flying about. We can do nothing more than recommend this hotel and we would definitely stay again.

William and Anna

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: South Yard No.1 Zhiqiang North Garden, Haidian District, Beijing 100088, China
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Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Houhai
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Beijing
#20 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#25 Business Hotel in Beijing
#221 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Michael's House 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
enjoying a convenient location,the hotel offers you traditional ambiance and modern facilities with guestrooms to suit all budgets.decorated with a variety of main colours, all rooms have individual styles.enjoy the afternoon tea with your friends under the glass roof and feel as if you are going back in time. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Michael`s House Hotel Beijing
Michaels Hotel Beijing
Beijing Michaels Hotel

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