This hotel is very nice, new, modern, clean and has good amenities. If you're looking to spend a lot of time in your hotel room and want a clean hotel that looks and feels nice, this is a good place to be. There were only a half a dozen English TV channels in our room which kind of sucked, most of them were channels like CNN, MSNBC and BBC. The staff here was decently friendly, the only issue is that their level of English wasn't really all that great. This can cause problems. They tried to help but at times the people at reception just weren't able to help us as much as we'd like. We stayed here for six nights, and the gym was closed for five of those nights which was a little annoying. Another interesting incident was when a lady walked into our room to drop off a card while me and my wife were in bed sleeping. She said sorry but it was really weird.
The breakfast here was pretty good too, though the food didn't seem like it was fresh every morning, it was still pretty descent.
The biggest problem with this hotel is the location. Nobody in Beijing has any idea where this pl;ace is. Anytime we'd head out to shop or eat or go sight seeing, it was a real problem trying to get back. Even though we had maps, hotel cards, and Chinese notes with the location of our hotel and directions written in Chinese saying "Take me to this hotel", nobody (cabbies) would want to take us back to our hotel. If they were willing to go, they'd want to go "off meter" and want to charge us 5 times what it cost us to get there. This was pretty annoying, and getting back to our hotel became a real challenge, it became stressful and that's not what you want when you're on vacation. We had to learn how to use the subway system to get back to our hotel, and the nearest subway station is a 25 minute walk from the hotel. Even the locals who were standing around 5 minutes from this hotel had no idea where it was which I found shocking.
Overall, the hotel itself is nice, clean, new, and I had no issues with it. However, because of the location and the transportation issues associated with it, I didn't have that great a time here. The last two days of our trip were spent hanging around the area near the hotel, where there isn't much to do because getting back was such an issue.
I'd give this place 3.5 stars.
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