Absolutely no complaints about the property itself.
Fantastic soft beds, a rarity in China. Great breakfast included in the rate. Free computers to use the internet in the lobby. And a great location near a major transportation hub. All at a reasonable price. What more could you ask for?
Well... maybe good advice for tourists? Unfortunately that's my one beef with this hotel. I guess most tourists who stay in this kind of establishment go for "safe," expensive prepackaged tours, as opposed to more adventurous independent travellers. If you're the latter type, this may not be the place to get good advice.
I asked about getting to Mutianyu Great Wall by public bus, and they told me there's no public bus (not true). And then they told me that Badaling was better anyway. Boy am I glad I didn't listen! Yes there is a bus, and Mutianyu is awesome -most people wind up going to Badaling because it's a bit closer and convenient for package tours to take you there and to the Ming Tombs, but that also means it's going to be swamped with tourists. Mutianyu was fantastically restored, but without all the people. Walk a little bit, and you can even get shots of the wall with nobody in the picture. Anyway... great hotel, if you already know where you're going and don't expect any help.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You'll enjoy all the convenience of a city centre location when you choose Holiday Inn Express Beijing Dongzhimen. Beijing Capital International Airport is 30 minutes away and historic Beijing is also within easy reach. This welcoming hotel sits back from the city in its own gardens, and has complimentary high-speed Internet throughout.Visit nearby company headquarters such as IBM and Boeing, as well as a host of embassies in the area. You can also welcome up to 100 guests or associates to one of our 4 meeting rooms at Holiday Inn Express Beijing Dongzhimen. Parking is complimentary and we're a 10-minute walk from the city's subway network.Take a stress-free subway ride to many of the city's landmarks, most within a few minutes of the hotel. Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City are both around 8km away, so you're close to the best of Beijing. Our friendly Front Desk staff can suggest tours for the family, and kids under 18 stay free.Savour a complimentary breakfast before exploring the city. Holiday Inn Express Beijing Dongzhimen also offers set lunch and dinner menus, ideal if you're on the go. Venture out to Sanlitun Village to find one of Beijing's most popular entertainment spots, with dozens of bars and restaurants. ... more less
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