My husband and I agree with many of the other posts - The Red Wall Garden Hotel is worth a visit. We are really happy that we had booked to stay for 5 nights. Best hotel stay during our entire visit to China!
Comfy bed, beautiful room, great staff - very helpful!
To add some additional experiences to the other reviews:
We hired a driver from the hotel (Ernie) for the day so that we could go and visit The Great Wall, Ming tombs, etc. It was well worth the money. We were shown other areas and sites that we would not have thought of or known about. The day was definitely one of the highlights of our visit. Thank you Ernie!
When we left the hotel for the airport - we had unknowingly left behind a small package of art work from the Forbidden City. One of the hotel staff contacted our taxi while we were on route to the airport and they then arranged to mail the package to our new destination! That was so appreciated!!! The package arrived safe and sound a few days later. I was already impressed with the hotel and the staff before this gesture - but that action sealed the deal!!
As others have suggested: Do bring a translator gadget or booklet with you to help with the language barrier. We had the inexpensive "China" pocketbook from me no speak dot com and it proved very helpful - especially considering that my husband and I speak no Chinese other than 'hello' and 'thank you'.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Red Wall Garden Hotel is a cultural oasis of tranquillity in the very heart of the vibrant city of Beijing. It is located in Shijia Hutong, one of the city's most historic neighbourhoods and is within walking distance of the Forbidden City and the famous shopping and food streets of Wangfujing and Jinbao in DongCheng. A traditional Chinese courtyard hotel invoking the past, yet replete with modern facilities. All 40 individually appointed guest rooms feature ultra-luxury DUX beds, wooden flooring, en-suite bathrooms and amenities such as large flat screen TV, complimentary WI-FI throughout the hotel and private in-room bar. All rooms have air-conditioning & heaters. Located within the central courtyard of the award-winning Red Wall Garden Hotel, The Courtyard Bistro serves great value dishes that are inspired by the eight main culinary areas in China. The Courtyard Bistro also features open stage cultural entertainment nights as well as indoor and outdoor noodle stations and daily special chalkboards to further enhance the guests' dining experiences. The Lounge Bar invites guests to kick back in an armchair with a drink, a snack and a book. The Courtyard Bistro's full service bar serves up classic and specialty cocktails as well as traditional afternoon tea and features an excellent selection of wines, beers and other alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks. Situated just off the west lounge of the hotel, The Courtyard Bistro Tea House offers daily tea ceremonies where the in-house tea master guides patrons through Chinese tea history that looks back on over 4000 years of tea excellence. The private dining and event rooms at The Red Wall Garden Hotel can accommodate up to 200 people for meetings, weddings or events. The tailor-made menus offer an array of traditional Chinese cuisine to suit either a formal or an informal meeting, wedding or event. The "Red Wall Garden Boutique Hotel Experience" emotionally connects our guests with the intense historical, cultural and artistic life of authentic and historic Beijing. ... more less
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