Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 2 nights accompanying his mother and sister (first time travelers to China) before we got sick of the tourist-trap atmosphere and left to find a hostel.
Positives: rooms are nicely decorated and very clean. The courtyard is pretty and peaceful. Staff member Sandy is really kind and helpful. All staff speak good English and will make you feel comfortable and will conveniently arrange tours and transportation, for a nominal fee. There is a comfy rooftop sitting area and the showers are strong though they go cold after about 10 minutes.
Negatives: we thought the price tag (440RMB for a double) was too much for the quality of the rooms and service. There is a real feeling of stinginess, such as no hand soap in the bathroom, no toothbrushes, no tea bags next to the kettle (you have to buy them for 15RMB) and an appalling breakfast. A few pieces of cheap fruit, some crappy cookies, yogurt, fakey fruit juice, and Chinese bread. Also, laundry is charged BY THE PIECE... starting at 10RMB for a T-shirt. If we had done all our laundry it would have been nearly 1000RMB.... insane! We wouldn't have minded staying here if the price was more reasonable, about 250-300RMB per night. Also, avoid their tours. English-speaking staff member Anna has years of experience as a tourguide and will bully you into taking her extortinately priced Great Wall tours and will get angry and defensive if you question their value. This place is best for first timers to China who don't mind paying a lot for the convenience of English speaking staff.
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- Also Known As:
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- Courtyard Hotel Beijing