Located on Cuihua St. off Ping'anli W. St, it has easy access to Lines 2 (Chegongzhuang station) and 4 (Ping'anli station) of the Beijing subway system - a great way to get around the city of Beijing and its many tourist sites. Buses on Ping'anli St. (107, 118 and 701) heading east will take you to Houhai (Beihai Beimen stop) where there are restaurants and bars along the lake-front, and Beihai park as well as Prince Gong Mansion (Gongwangfu) for 0.40 RMB. Getting off at Ping'an Yiyuen (Ping'an hospital) on your return trip.
Hotel is no frills but nice and comfortable. The hotel staff is very friendly. Rooms are small by American standards. Free breakfast (included in price) is made up of either fresh peaches, prepacked chocolate croissant or equivalent) and UHT pack of milk. Bring your own instant coffee. Rooms have electric kettles for boiling water. Tip: there is a local market at the end of Cuihua street where you can buy fresh fruits. Go in the morinings.
Free Internet is a big plus especially if you have to check up on how to get to your next destination and book shows. Tip: electronic ticketing is not well developed in Beijing (at the time of this writing) but some shows will deliver tickets to your hotel but payment will have to be in cash.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in cultural area and the heart of Beijing, the Hotel is surrounded by many historical attractions. Guests can easily visit the hip Hou Hai Lake (the Back Lake) and take rickshaw tour going around the traditional Hutong (Beijing alleys) area. The sophisticated bus and subway networks give easy access to many tourist destinations and there is around 50-min drive away from the airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Orange Hotel Beijing Xizhimen