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Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel

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No.24 Songshujie, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
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Shichihai Shadow Art Performance Hotel hold a cultural conviction that we believe the true cultural beauty of chinese heritage should be preserved and we found a modern way for the world to appreciate the true beauty again.Bustling lives mask us from the beauty of nature. Through travels, we refresh our senses about culture and nature. We strive to inject life and cultural forces into our tourist sites.This is the first stop of your cultural expedition; the next one is to explore nature and the Beijing old city from Shichahai for new pulses.We are situated in the dragon pulse of Beijing, the most sacred site of Fengshui.Shadow Art Performace Hotel is located in the hutong district of Houhai. Here, its design brings you to a lakeside, over the waterfront, into hutongs, and this dwelling in a city district with waterscape and nature puts us back on the path to nature and reshape our heart to value respect and tranquility that go for natural environment and culture.
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LouiseF16 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom105 contributions66 helpful votes
The hotel is beautifully situated near the Houhai lake and park and within walking distance to the underground. Being near the park is fascinating as there is so much going on there. And a leisurely walk down to the bridge gets you into the heart of the hutong action. If you want to experience "authentic" Beijing then I could not recommend it more. The rooms are compact but comfortable and very clean. The breakfast is good with Eastern and Western options. The Shadow Show is delightful and they also show films in the evening (but frankly far too much to do in Beijing to settle down to Harry Potter!) The staff's command of English can be limited at times, but then perhaps I should have spoken more Chinese? The only thing I would recommend against is the hotel's taxi service as it is super-expensive compared to online or on the ground options.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded Feb 24, 2020
Dear guests, Thank you for choosing Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel and taking your time to write comments for us. Your praise will certainly encourage the team to continue to make every effort to ensure each of our guests takes away an unforgettable memory of their stay. Our hotel is located in the Hutong area of the old town, where the guests could feel and experience the Hutong Culture of old Beijing. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night, the hotel provides shadow puppet performance. Besides, we also have dumpling making class and shadow puppet painting class every day for guests to experience. Thank you again for choosing our hotel. Should your travels bring you back this way, I hope that you will stay with us again.
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Aaron BS wrote a review Jan 2020
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This hotel is great. Really good location close to the lake, forbidden City and subway stop. It's off the main roads, so you can experience Beijing like the locals. Hotel food is also quite good, but there are plenty of restaurants by the lakes as an alternative. The shadow art performance is a bonus. It's great to see a traditional Chinese art form.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Feb 24, 2020
Dear guests, Thank you for choosing Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel and taking your time to write comments for us. Your praise will certainly encourage the team to continue to make every effort to ensure each of our guests takes away an unforgettable memory of their stay. Our hotel is located in the Hutong area of the old town, where the guests could feel and experience the Hutong Culture of old Beijing. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night, the hotel provides shadow puppet performance. Besides, we also have dumpling making class and shadow puppet painting class every day for guests to experience. Thank you again for choosing our hotel. Should your travels bring you back this way, I hope that you will stay with us again.
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Dan Theman wrote a review Jan 2020
New York102 contributions52 helpful votes
I love this hotel. It's in a hutong area of Beijing and therefore you'll certainly get a more "authentic" feel of Beijing as you go to your hotel in this area. So if you enjoy being in a very local, very residential, old area of Beijing, you'll be in the right spot and find it hard to find another hotel in the heart of the hutong. The room I was in was very spacious and the bathroom was even more spacious! Plenty of shower space, I LOVED the shower room so much. The hotel has a dark, Chinese decor to it. Its in the lower area of the hutong and was once used as meeting spot for certain groups of people in the cultural revolution. So its probably a good thing to know that unless you get the 2nd floor, you'll probably get little to no light. And I'm not sure how much light the rooms on the 2nd floor get. But it's safe to say that it's not that much. The lobby makes up for it though. It's spacious, plenty of seating, has a run roof and plenty of lighting. And it can be used anytime there's nothing occurring. It's also the place where you're going to want to do any work you have on your laptop or phone or any mobile device. From my personal experience, the wifi connection was GARBAGE. That's one big flaw. I found myself either going to the lobby a lot. Which wasn't much of a big deal because it was better sometimes and I got to interact with other guest. Or I ended up leaving my door open for wifi connection (which I don't like doing). So wifi connection sucks from my experience. The shadow art performance is wonderful and is every Tu, Thursday, Saturday at 8pm. So beautiful to see and I highly recommend people take time to come and check it out. Support the artistry of shawdow art, its really beautiful. I'm a sucker for free breakfast but I do think the breakfast here is very good. It's a mixture of traditional chinese breakfast and western breakfast. A great blend of both and I personally enjoy. VERY MUCH. Probably my favorite part of the hotel, hahaa. And the coffee is quite good too! The distance to the train is very good. You're about 10 minutes walking from Behei North station or 15 minutes from Shichihai station. All depending on how fast you walk. So you can make it to plenty of popular destinations within minutes. 15-30 minutes. And there's actually some great places to eat within the area! If you're a runner, this is a GREAT place to run. Between the hutongs and the parks and lakes around the area, you're in a perfect place to run. And god bless the cleaning ladies. ALWAYS clean up really well. My room is never really a mess and I'm a neat freak. But they always manage to still clean up better than I did! Overall, I highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Beijing! It's affordable and covers all the bases of a great hotel. NOTE: If you're trying to bring multiple women (or maybe men) over for sexual encounters, this may not be the hotel for that. Unless you have one person that you're seeing and will continue to see, I wouldn't recommend this hotel for hook ups. Since its small and if you're there for a week, the staff will know whats up. Even if they seem oblivious, they are NOT. Trust me, I know first hand, hahaha. So take my advice. If you're with someone or hooking with only one person, fine. But other than that, not a good idea to try to bring other people home with you if you're hooking up. They will catch on. Pros: -In an authentic and very residential area of Beijing (if you like that) -Train stations very close by and close proximity to many attractions -Good breakfast -Great Shadow performance -Nice staff -Small and usually quiet -Great area to run if you're a runner -Lots of nice residential things to see and do around town -Great design inside a hutong -Great cleaning staff Cons -Wifi can be pretty hard to get at times, connection sucked from my experience -Rooms can be dark with little to no window light (on the lower levels). After a few days, it gets to me being in the dark so much. -If you're near the lobby, it can possibly be a little loud Not a good or bad thing but: -Not recommended for trying to hook up with multiple people. Its more family friendly and should be kept that way.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Maybe try to get an upper level floor if you care about lighting and for better wifi connection.
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Response from shichahaihotel, General Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Dear guests, Thank you for choosing Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel and taking your time to write comments for us. Thank you for your affirmation of our service, breakfast and location. We will continue to make efforts to serve our guests. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night, the hotel provides shadow puppet performance. Besides, we also have dumpling making class and shadow puppet painting class every day for guests to experience. There are different room types in the hotel,standard rooms, deluxe rooms and premier rooms. Deluxe rooms and Premier rooms are on the second floor. Next time you could experience the rooms on the second floor. Should your travels bring you back this way, I hope that you will stay with us again. Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel
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nadiabettio wrote a review Jan 2020
Ballarat, Australia21 contributions27 helpful votes
This is the second time I’ve stayed at this hotel. We popped across to China for a few days shopping. This hotel is nestled in the houtongs - a hive of activity! Staying at the hotel put us bang smack in the middle of the houtongs and I loved it! A little fruit and veg market was on the corner and a ‘supermarket’ on another. The rooms are clean, and there is a shadow puppet show on twice a week. Breakfast is included and a good choice of cheap meals are available for dinner (and maybe lunch - we were out so not sure). You will probably need a transfer getting to and from the airport as the hotel is WELL nestled among the houtongs and might be hard to find/get there otherwise. It cost us 500 yuan transfer (for 4) and we arranged that through the hotel. Staff are really friendly and the subway is nearby as well as the lake lots of restaurants and entertainment. Just the most lovely of hotels and perfect location!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from shichahaihotel, General Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Dear guests, Thank you for choosing Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel and taking your time to write comments for us. Your praise will certainly encourage the team to continue to make every effort to ensure each of our guests takes away an unforgettable memory of their stay. Our hotel is located in the Hutong area of the old town, where the guests could feel and experience the Hutong Culture of old Beijing. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night, the hotel provides shadow puppet performance. Besides, we also have dumpling making class and shadow puppet painting class every day for guests to experience. Thank you again for choosing our hotel. Should your travels bring you back this way, I hope that you will stay with us again.
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jasmin crowen wrote a review Jan 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a long holiday throughout China, and out of all the places I visited, Beijing ended up being my favourite city, and I loved the food, we ate so well its crazy! This hotel is really priced appropriately, the service was premium top level, the design is quite cool, our room was a bit simple and bare for our taste, but nonetheless we were very comfortable, it was all very clean, and we had a supreme time! We liked the short walk to the Houhai Lakes and the parks, plus there are loads of things to do within walking distance.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Gong Wang Fu (0.2 miles), Shichahai Scenic Resort (0.3 miles), and Hou Lake (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Li Jia Cai (DeShengMen), Hou Hai Fu Lin Jiu Ge, and Houhai Yizhan Bar.
Does Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Temple of Heaven (3.7 miles), Tian'anmen (2.3 miles), and Gong Wang Fu (0.2 miles).