The wife and I stayed here as part of a 10 day Wendy Wu China Experience tour of Shanghai, Xi'an and Beijing.
Sorry to say, but this was the worst of the 3 hotels that we stayed at in China. This statement on its own means nothing, since if you stay at 3 hotels, of course one of them has to be the worse.
This being said, I would not stay here again, or recommend it to a friend.
My main issue with this hotel is the location.
The surrounding area was like a ghetto, for want of a better word. Really run down, dirty, and not the kind of place that you want to venture into on your own.
On a lighter note, I have a bad habit of spotting spelling errors (except in stuff that I type myself of course :p ), and I saw one of the best examples of a common phenomena we saw in China: poorly and literally translated phrases into english, or wrong spellings. This one was from the small liquor mart near the hotel that proclaimed on a large sign: WORLD TAMOUS WINE. Maybe 'tamous' is a superlative of famous? Anyway, it gave our group a good laugh each time we passed it. We visited a restaurant that served "water of the juice chicken leg" and "fry the kidney bean clearly" as well as "sweet and sour pork of pineapple". A small chinese grocery claimed that it was a MINI WART (not a mini mart), and I saw a classic one on the Great Wall, but I can't recall it offhand!!
Anyway, back to the hotel review.
The hotel lobby is great. It looks news, and has a nice fountain with fish, and is very clean.
The breakfast on mornings is good. Western and Chinese dishes are served and the chef makes good omlettes. Be sure to specify "well done" or else the eggs will be quite runny.
The room was spacious enough, and the carpet was a little bit grubby, so I wore the bedroom slippers at all times.
The bathroom was clean, and you got a very nice water pressure shower in the bath tub. There was a healthy serving of toiletries as well as a room safe. A fair number of english channels were on TV, including a couple english movie channels, national geographic, CNN and cctv9.
So overall, the hotel was not bad, but due to its poor location in a shabby neighbourhood that I would not want to have to walk through to get public transport (if I were not on tour), I must give it a low ranking. In addition, there are so many hotels to choose from in Beijing, that you can surely find a comparable hotel in a much better part of town for a similar price.
My recommendation, therefore is as follows: if this hotel is on your itinerary as part of a tour, then the hotel itself will be acceptable, but you will not want to leave it unaccompanied or at night. If you are doing your own trip, and want to take taxis and public transport, then find another hotel!!
- Also Known As:
- Jiangxi Grand Beijing
- Jiangxi Grand Hotel Beijing
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jiangxi Grand Hotel Beijing is a 5-star business hotel located along South 3rd Ring Street- East-Tiejiangying Bridge in Fengtai District, about 35 km from the Beijing Capital Airport. It has 322 elegantly appointed guestrooms with upscale amenities like air-conditioning, high-speed Internet access, and cable TV. Facilities include meeting rooms and three (3) distinct restaurants. ... more less
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