The hotel was recommended by a friend who had stayed here a number of times before. It is located in the Huguosi Hutong which gives one a sense of the old Beijing which is rapidly disappearing. That being said, rooms on the street side can be noisy but you are in a hutong so soak up the atmosphere! (The inside rooms look onto a dingy courtyard)
The hotel is a few minutes away from the Pinganli metro stop which services line 4&6. You can get to most places in Beijing very quickly and conveniently. Did not have breakfast at the hotel. Excellent bakery a few steps from the hotel.
Booked a 'business room' which was large and came with a desk top computer. Wifi spotty. The carpet was worn in places and the towels threadbare. There is no room service. Reception just manages to do the job - depends who is on duty. Lots of patience required.
The restaurant at the hotel is a complete mystery. Although it was open while we were there, did not see a single patron there. No menu in English - not even pictures one could point to. When making enquiries to make a reservation, the lady at 'front of house' made every effort to dissuade us from dining there. Obviously not keen on 'westerners' dining there.
In most parts of the world this establishment would be regarded as a 1 or 2 star hotel. Do not expect too much and you will enjoy your stay - China is right outside the door!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hutong is one of the symbols of Beijing. Huguosi Hotel, just your home, is in a distinctive Hutong – west end of Huguosi Street, adjacent to Xidan Commercial Street and Xinjiekou Commercial Center, and within Shichahai Historic Preservation Area. To walk eastwards from the hotel along the Hutong, you will have the opportunity to enjoy cultural and tourist attractions, such as, the old theater built in the early years of New China – People's Theater, traditional Beijing food – Huguosi Traditional Snacks Restaurant, famous Beijing Opera Master Mei Lanfang's Former Residence, the Qing Dynasty's corrupt official He Shen's residence – Prince Gong's Mansion, Royal Garden – Beihai Park and Shichahai historical and cultural tourism scenic spots. The great view of ancient architectural style and cultural atmosphere will accompany you all the way, why shouldn't you feel as free to delight in them. The transportation around Huguosi Hotel is also very convenient, over 30 bus routes, 5 minutes' walk to Subway Line 4 which can directly take you to Beijing South Railway Station and Beijing North Railway Station with convenient underground transfer system. Living in Huguosi Hotel, it will definitely make you feel happier only by such a great transportation. Let's have a closer look at Huguosi Hotel. There are 127 rooms, including economic rooms, standard rooms, business rooms, triple rooms and suites. Among them, there is always one made for you. Each room has a separated bathroom, digital phone, LCD TV, 24-hour hot water, drinking purified water and free broadband Internet access. Left-luggage and safe service are at reception desk. Huguosi Hotel also offers buffet breakfast, dinner and room service.In addition, five-story hotel opened smoke-free rooms, each non-smoking rooms are placed green plants that can purify the air. In a word, we are trying to satisfy your every need By the way, Huguosi Hotel is Hutong-themed tourism hotel and promotes Hutong culture. Once entering the hotel, the old Beijing's architectural features like red gate, blue brick and grey roof tile and the old Beijing's cultural landscapes representing folk custom, market place and Beijing opera's feature jump into you sight. All the scenes recall the memories of your childhood until your thoughts slide away unconsciously like a stream. Deep and serene Hutong, together with silent quadrangles, contains endless Hutong sentiment and expresses inexhaustible romantic charm of the old Beijing! We warmly welcome you to visit Hutong and Huguosi Hotel. We are just waiting for you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Huguosi Hotel Beijing