While I've had an apartment in Beijing for the bulk of the past 10 years, this is not the case now, so I've become a frequent guest at the Yo Yo. I know it is difficult to book, so I was not surprised that it was full when I needed to avail of it this week. Instead, I tried out the Super 8 and Starway (both in Shuangjing), some horrible place with pink carpets near Gongti (if I can dig up the name, I'll write a review), and the Home Hostel in Dianmen (which, was surprisingly cool).
Simply put, the Yo Yo is a level above the aforementioned properties. For starters, its location is pretty solid (~100 meters away from Sanlitun Lu). Second, the rooms are consistently clean (not the case at the other places), and the beds are comfortable. Third, it has an elevator.
While it is not a 4-star hotel -- by any means -- based on quality alone (i.e. you still have to endure a shower that floods the bathroom floor), I give it 4 stars based on the "value for the money" metric. Now that I have a sense of what else y300 fetches in this town (either subpar or far away), I stand by this rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sanlitun is one of Beijing’s most popular nightspots. With a wide range of cafés, bars and colorful shops lining the streets, Sanlitun is the epitome of a vibrant lifestyle, where East meets West. So, it is not surprising that amidst this is YOYO HOTEL, a fashionable hotel where you can escape momentarily from the noise and buzz. As you walk through our doors, you will be greeted not only with smiles, but also with our special blend of aroma therapy oils and soft music that will be sure to ease away the tension in your body. In each of YOYO HOTEL’s room, you will find top quality cotton bedclothes. Needless to say, you will be able to sleep soundly and comfortably. Every room is equipped with a specially designed light control system, so you can decide just how bright or dark you wish it to be. Just a couple of steps away is a popular Yun Nan restaurant, the Middle-8th Restaurant, where you will be able to enjoy a traditional Yun Nan meal. With YOYO HOTEL, be it for business or leisure, you can be sure that our unique service and blend of romance and sophistication will leave you smiling. So, step into YOYO HOTEL, where you will be greeted with warm smiles. ... more less
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