We were a family of 6, including 2 elderly people, visiting Beijing early October.
We chose this hotel for our 5 nights stay because it was located so close to Forbidden City and Wangfujing and also because most of the reviews were very favourable.
We were not disappointed. Our deluxe rooms were on the 2nd floor and accessible by elevator or stairs. The rooms were clean, tidy and provided a few travellers needs (tea/coffee making, comb, toothbrush etc). The beds were firm but comfortable; good TV reception and more than one english channel; the AC and internet both worked well. The bathroom tiles could do with re-grouting, but otherwise it was clean and more than adequate. The water pressure for the shower was pretty good and we never ran out of hot water.
None of us heard any construction noises when we were staying at this hotel - in fact we all thought it was a very quiet place.
Most of the reception staff spoke english, and some spoke excellent english. Laura was particularly helpful - offering suggestions, phoning for taxis, writing place names and instructions in chinese characters. They even booked our train tickets to Tianjin port on the high speed train. The hotel charged a nominal booking fee (RMB20 per ticket) and the tickets were delivered about 4 hours later!
The breakfast was excellent when you consider that this was not a 4star hotel. There was a choice of asian food as well as cereals, fruit, cold meats and salads, bread/toast, bacon, eggs (any style), baked beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, breakfast sausages, and the list goes on!
It is a pleasant walk from the hotel to either Tianamen Square or Forbidden City and Wangfujing (pedestrian) shopping Street and a Quan Je Du restaurant (Peking Duck) are only minutes away. There is also the night market just 5 mins walk away where you can discover all manner of fresh and cooked foods - look out for the centipedes!
There is a small restaurant just opposite the hotel lobby and we had 2 evening meals here. The food was not expensive and tasted pretty good.
We were very happy with our stay at the Days Inn Forbidden City and would recommend it to anyone wanting an inexpensive hotel close to many of the main attractions in Beijing.
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- Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing Hotel Beijing
- Days Inn Beijing
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