We started our four week China trip with three nights at the end of September at the Orchid. We chose the Orchid based purely on their great TA rating and comments. We stretched our budget a tiny bit to get a room there, but it was definitely worth it. We arrived late, pretty tired after our flight and luckily the taxi driver found the hotel without any problems, despite it being a bit hidden (which we had read beforehand).
We can echo the same comments of others' by saying that the beds were amazing, their Apple TV was great for relaxing in the evenings and we looked forward every morning to having a yummy breakfast on their balcony (the banana bread was so good it was addictive!). The hotel staff incl. the owner/manager were helpful, even booking a fantastic Peking duck dinner. We also got to experience a wine tasting evening with food, all complimentary.
The location was also good, although it does throw you in at the deep end if you've never been to China before (like us), as the authentic Hutong is a bit chaotic. It is also near a more touristic area around the nearby lake which is nice for evenings meals and drinks.
We would definitely recommend this hotel and would choose them again if we returned!
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