I am sitting here in the room in The Orchid where my boyfriend and I have been staying for the past 6 nights and it has been such a lovely place to stay in Beijing. The most important things for us when we travel are comfy beds and quiet and clean rooms. The Orchid's beds are incredible and our garden room really quiet and immaculate. I'm not a fan of big hotels and we try and stay in small places when we can, we just think they are generally nicer. The Orchid certainly is that, it seems like the owners have thought very carefully about all the things they would like in a hotel and then created it. The whole place is very attractive, with wooden floorboards, white walls, plants, comfy sofas, nice wooden furniture and good air con. The breakfasts and coffee have been perfect for us, freshly prepared with just the right amount of food and available any time from 7am to 2pm, flexibility that was great when recovering from a long flight and a night out partying in Beijing. The staff have been friendly and helpful without being overbearing, so it felt very relaxed being here and it has really been like a home from home. The wi-fi always works and because there is a VPN we could post pictures of our trip on Facebook to friends back home. The location was fantastic and we found the place easily using their map and getting the airport express train and subway when we arrived. We have found Beijing easy to get around on foot and by subway and bus and found no need for taxis here. We did take a private car organised by The Orchid to Mutianyu and appreciated the convenience of that and the car had seatbelts and air con and the driver was fine, it seems like he is a regular driver for the hotel. I think it will be hard to beat this place and we will try not to compare the places we stay for the next couple of weeks during our travels around China with the Orchid. They, too have been selected after extensive research on trip advisor, but we have been rather spoiled here. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone travelling to Beijing and if ws ever come back this would be the place for us to stay. I have travelled a lot and stayed in all sorts of places and this is one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in, quite unique and just perfect really, but I guess it is my kind of place.
We liked the fact that our garden room was really private and nobody could walk past the window. If...
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