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“An oasis of a hotel”
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Michael's House
Ranked #41 of 6,568 Hotels in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 30, 2014

I stayed at Michael's House for a month while teaching in Beijing. There's a reason why others have rated it so well. It's just an oasis in Beijing. In a city full of big, bland, and faceless hotels with hard beds, Michael's House is small, beautiful, and comfortable. The best part, though, are the extremely friendly and helpful staff. The neighborhood, itself, is a bit short on quality restaurants, but is full of great local life.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

I love this hotel. It is beautiful and peaceful, and the staff are wonderful.
It is in a lively area with plenty of restaurants, but the hotel itself is very peaceful and calm. The location is convenient for the main sights of Beijing, it takes less than an hour to get to Tienanmen Square for example. Also, getting to the airport via public transport is easy and only takes an hour or so.
The staff are friendly and very helpful. May would always ask me about my day when I came back to the hotel in the evening which was very sweet.
The hotel also arranged for me to join a tour to the Great Wall which was very nice and convenient.

I have stayed at a lot of hotels, including some very expensive ones, and this is my favourite by miles.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed at Michael's House for 5 nights. The best part is the shared courtyard where the friendly and helpful staff chat to you, offer suggestions and generally make you feel very welcome. It is also lovely to have breakfast in the courtyard and meet other guests. The staff cooked me an egg every morning to accomodate my food requirements. Our bed was the very comfortable and there was enough room for the rollwaway for our son. The rooms were very clean. It was nice to stay in a smaller hotel. The neighbourhood was fascinating - not a traditional tourist area - and with a short walk to the nearest subway you could reach anywhere in Beijing very easily. More than anything, it is the conversations with the staff and their help that really make the stay special.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Michael's House. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Location is good: it's only a 5-10 minute walk to the nearest subway station (jishuitan) which gets you fast and very cheap to other places in town. Although the hotel has a good location, the hotel itself is calm and peaceful. Another plus is that breakfast is pretty good and included in the room price. The only negative for us was the bed: we also chose this hotel because we had read beds here were comfortable. However, ours (room number 1) certainly wasn't. Maybe this differs per room.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

i went to beijing to reply to the master's dissertation and i chose michael's house.The decorate is full of chinese style.I love it.The receptionist named Little, a pretty girl,always smiles.I could drink coffee and other juice at the hall and breakfast is free.And the WIFI signal is good.The room's clean,the bath towel smells good!The servise makes high quality!everything is PERFECT!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

Our family spent a week in China last month and half of the time was in Beijing where we stayed at Michael's House. It was an excellent decision. It is located in a neighborhood away from the main street traffic and is nice and quiet. We liked the "homey" atmosphere as it is located in a converted Chinese-style home with a central courtyard surrounded by about 10 rooms. The rooms are decorated in a traditional manner and quite nice. The central area is open air but covered where everyone seemed to congregate and share travel stories in the morning. Breakfast was included with the room costs and my only suggestion is that it include more fruit.

The staff were amazingly helpful, thank you Amy, and made great suggestions for nearby restaurants and also helped arrange tours when requested. Our guide said that she was very well acquainted with the hotel as it has become quite popular (mainly via this website). It has won TripAdvisor awards for several years running.

We did have a couple of driver's struggle to find the hotel, so that is a minor drawback but did not cause any major issues. One big advantage is that the hotel is located in a very central part of Beijing, so trips to the main tourist venues are relatively short.

We highly recommend Michael's House and will return to Beijing. There is so much to see.
....one of the cleanest cities I've ever seen!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

This hotel has a friendly atmosphere and charm, with pleasant and helpful staff. The bedrooms are small, but clean with comfortable beds and all necessary amenities. The staff are always ready to assist with planning trips and tours, and their English is excellent. The room rates, for a city centre hotel, are very good value, and we appreciated the lack of noise at night. You have to be prepared to make journeys for international cuisine, shopping or sight-seeing, but there is a nearby subway station which is cheap and easy to use. This hotel was recommended to us by friends and family, and we would gladly recommend it to others.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: South Yard No.1 Zhiqiang North Garden, Haidian District, Beijing 100088, China
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Location: China > Beijing > Houhai
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
#13 Family Hotel in Beijing
#28 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#35 Business Hotel in Beijing
Price Range: $62 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Michael's House 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoying A Convenient Location,the Hotel Offers You Traditional Ambiance And Modern Facilities With Guestrooms To Suit All Budgets.decorated With A Variety Of Main Colours, All Rooms Have Individual Styles.enjoy The Afternoon Tea With Your Friends Under The Glass Roof And Feel As If You Are Going Back In Time. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Michael`s House Hotel Beijing
Michaels Hotel Beijing
Beijing Michaels Hotel

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