I traveled to this Beijing for a conference and needed to find a place to stay in a pinch. This hotel was recommended to me by the conference organizer, so I decided to give it a shot.
Do not assume that the front desk staff is fluent in English, although with a bit of patience, they can prove very helpful. For example, I needed to hail a cab to take me to the Philippine embassy for business, and someone from the front desk stood outside in the hot sun for 20 minutes trying to flag a cab for me. Was very humbled and grateful for that.
The rooms are pretty clean and modern, accented with Chinese furniture, to remind you that you may be in a modern hotel, but it's still a Chinese hotel. For westerners, I should say the beds are hard, but that is the standard in nearly every hotel you go to in Asia.
The restaurant in the lobby has delicious food (for a pretty yuan), and while the waiting staff may not speak English, you can just point on the menu and they will get the message loud and clear.
Overall this was worth the price and was a pleasant stay. It's not located next to any major attractions, but it's not TOO FAR from the subway.More
- Free Wifi