Stayed here for 4 nights in April with my husband and 16 year old daughter. Our tour guide told us on the coach on the way from the airport that it was a Chinese 5 star hotel. As it turns out Chinese 5 star is NOT the equivalent to International 5 star standards.
The hotel is in a convenient location with a large shopping mall with great restaurants across the road. It is also close to the subway station - 2 stops away from the Silk Markets and 7 Bus stops away from the Pearl Markets. Also a very easy stroll to Wangfujing Road which is fun to visit at night.
The rooms are large with plenty of room for 3 people, but they are in desperate need of cleaning and renovation. The carpets were filthy, paint was peeling, lights didn't work, towel rails in the bathroom kept falling off the wall and the beds were rock hard - although I think this is a Chinese preference. The rollaway bed our daughter had to sleep on was dreadfully uncomfortable. She couldn't decide which was worse to sleep on, the filthy sofa or the rock hard bed with bars digging into her back all night. Was lucky we were so tired by the end of the day that we could sleep anywhere.
We didn't have the problem of the stink of smoke as many others in our group did but we did have a really strong smell of urine in the bathroom each morning - not ok. A couple of others in our group also had this problem.
I also noticed that in another review someone was saying they couldn't adjust their air-conditioning. Others on the trip also mentioned this to our guide and he told us that it is against the law for establishments in Beijing to run their air-conditioning at that time of year. They can't start using it until May. They are only allowed to run the fans - just passing on what we were told.
For location, I would look for a hotel in this area, but probably not this one because even though we spent very little time in the room, I do like to be confident with hygiene when I am staying somewhere
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