Hotel on a dusty dirty side street The theme seemed to continue on the inside too, reception, sitting and bar area looking as if they'd seen better days.
Check-in was fairly quick but we had to find our own way to our room.
Once inside the room was pleasant enough and cool, but on opening the curtains we faced directly onto another room with only about 1 metre apart.
There was a mini bar and tea/coffee facilities however only 2 tea bags were free of charge coffee had to be paid for.
Bathroom was awful no bath only a shower curtain to stop water getting onto wash basin area, so after a shower the bathroom was a no go area until the maid arrived the next day.
Restaurant was outageous, no cutlery or place settings, beer served without a glass, food served on a dish lined with tin foil, one of the hotel guys went fumbling in a drawer and brought out 2 pairs of chopsticks and dropped them on our table and walked off, he'd actually handled them and expected us to eat with them.
Food was possibly the worst chinese meal I've ever had.
Hotel is convenient for Forbidden City.
Beware of rickshaw scam, every one of them will tell you 3 yuan, first day we got in one to take us to entrance of forbidden city, 100 metres down the road 2 more rickshaw riders came up behind and asked my wife to get on another rickshaw as it would be easier, I felt uneasy so I stopped them and we jumped out.
2 days later we were walking along the road and another rickshaw guy asked to take us for 3 yuan, we'd been walking all morning and wanted to go to shopping area so we agreed as he seemed to be a trustful looking type.
He took all shortcuts avoiding busy roads then halfway up a quiet street he stopped took out a card and pointed to a price of 300 yuan (£30) and began getting very agressive I offered 5 yuan but he knocked it out of my hand, we began calling for help and this is when we noticed he had an accomplice he began shouting to him to leave us.
Do not use at all.
Also be aware of taxi at airport, go to offical taxi stand you will be approached inside the airport and these guys will try and charge you double the fare, it's about 150 yuan to city centre.
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