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“Incredible Boutique Hotel in the middle of Hutong”

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Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel
Ranked #68 of 6,449 Hotels in Beijing
Guangzhou, China
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“Incredible Boutique Hotel in the middle of Hutong”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed four nights after New Years Eve 2013/2014 mainly for sightseeing. The Hotel is located in the middle of the traditional Hutong district with narrow streets, chinese-style homes and many bars & restaurants. We usually got around with taxis since they are pretty cheap in China and the next subway station is a bit far form the hotel (10 minutes walk). The Hotel is absolutely astonishing and very cosy. It offers a perfect mix of modernity and tradition. The rooms are very spacious, clean and air-conditioned (heating & cooling).The staff speaks perfect English and is extremely helpful with recommendations for travels and other worthwhile activities around Beijing. The breakfast is of Chinese and European style and very delicious. I would always stay in the Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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feng y, Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Dear strema-ta:
Thank you for sharing your impressions of Shadow Art Performance Hotel with the tripadvisor community. Your kind review is very much appreciated!

The best compliment a guest can give us is to return to our boutique hotel for a second time! Anytime when you should decide to honor us with yet another reservation in the future, please contact our marketing team at: shadowarthotel@shichahaitour.com. Focusing on our membership program, we are happy to offer you a complimentary Beijing Local hutong rickshaw tour next time you book via the e-mail of our sales team.

Thank you again for sharing your positive experiences at shichahai shadow art performance hotel with other tripadvisor readers - we look forward welcoming you back in the near future!

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Dalian, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this boutique hotel for a second time and were even happier than the first time we stayed there. The hotel is very clean and has a very high standard of service. As this was our second visit it was a bit easier to find the hotel this time around. The neighbourhood this hotel is in gives an exceptional glimpse into local life in Beijing. The restaurants around the area are very good, you just need to be a bit adventurous and go inside. Many have pictures for most dishes on the menu so you can just point at what you want to eat. The hotel beds are soft and the bathrooms are tiled and very clean. If you are looking to stay in a very western area and want western restaurants this may not be the hotel for you. But if you are looking for a gem of a hotel that has a great staff who are happy to help in any way they can stay here. It is a good representation of the very best of China and I would love to visit them again. I would highly recommend their breakfast too. You have a chinese or western breakfast option. I had the chinese, my husband had the western and both were good. Well above the included breakfasts I have had in most American and Canadian hotels. Eggs, toast, sausage, yogurt and fruit for the western breakfast. Dumplings and millet style oatmeal for the chinese breakfast. The coffee is great too. They even made our breakfast for us 10 minutes before the breakfast was supposed to start because we had an appointment we needed to go to. I just can't say enough good things about this hotel and I would highly recommend it to westerns and locals alike.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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feng y, Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear Brianna A:

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind feedback with the tripadvisor community.
As you know that we shadow art performance hotel butler team is your most loyalty servant since you checked in, so I am truly glad to hear that our guest service team was able to assist you to your satisfaction.

Meanwhile, our executive chef was happy to read your praise regarding breakfast and our housekeeping team was grandly stimulated by your inspiring compliment for the cleanliness of our rooms. Also, I'd love to know that you were so much enjoyed yourself involving into Beijing local culture which is the priceless theme of this hotel we are building on.

Regarding to your enthusiasm toward our service and our hotel, I sincerely hope that in the near future, we'll have you visit us again!

Yours loyal butler team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Stayed in triple with two others in summer 2013. The hotel is great and the location in a hutong is very convenient, close to Beihai Park (10 mins walk) and Houhai Lake (3 mins). If, like me, you are a runner, you will love the easy access to Beihai Park and Huohai Lake. Will definitely come here next time I am in Beijing.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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feng y, Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear w6marty:

Thank you very much for your gorgeous photos and your effort to share your experience with our visitors!

It's good to know that you are fond of jogging, that make our hotel a perfect accommodation for you, cause we do locate close to the exotic while peaceful lake view neighbourhood, where is the most suitable spot to jog.

Also, I sincerely hope that in the near future, we'll have you visit us again!

Yours loyal butler team
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

Very nice hotel at such an economical price. Small rooms but overall very lovely interiors with attentive staff. The only setback was the 6-8 minutes walk to get to the taxi or 10 minutes to the train.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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feng y, Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear Gnuahis,

Thank you for the kind words and praise of our little boutique hotel in Beijing !We indeed are happy to offer a cozy alternative to the large chain business hotels.

According to some of our former guests, the location of our hotel inside a local hutong neighbourhood is one of our specification as a culture based boutique hotel. During the several minutes walk to our hotel from the metro station, it will be a valuable chance for you to have a deep experience of the local residential life. Hope in the near future, you will find it to be a fascinating hutong tour for you and your friends!

Meanwhile, we sincerely hope that in the near future, we'll have you visit us again!

Yours loyal butler team,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

A lovely boutique hotel in the heart of the Hutong and within walking distance of the Houhai lakes with lots of restaurants and bars to chose from. For westerners, the area at first seems a bit off-putting especially if you arrive at night as we did but it is actually very safe to walk around as long as you are careful of the bikes and electric mopeds but then that applies everywhere in Beijing! Easy access to the metro as well. Our room was a bit on the small side but as we were out all day and only using the room to shower and sleep in, it was perfectly fine. We watched a shadow art performance one evening which was very interesting. All staff were very helpful and breakfast had sufficient choice to keep us happy.

Room Tip: Room 208 is on the small side.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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feng y, Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear nyalta,

Many thanks for your lovely and cheerful review and for mentioning our staff and the performance, as we do work hard to make sure our guests have a great time at the Red Wall Garden Hotel.

I'm glad that you liked the environment of our hotel, and next time when you visit us again hopefully, we'd love to get you a bigger room to leave you an even better memory of Beijing.

Yours loyal butler team
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

It is awsome to stayed here for a few days. It is well furnished, and awsome place to stay to experience the local art and Hutong culture. You never would really experience the Hutong itself if you only stay outside of it i guess. Because we not only join the arranged tour group to enjoy it in the day time, but also had a walk around the little bars around hutongs after sunset even when the clowds are disappeared, peace left in the hutong. We walk and found some live show performed by some artiest all over the world, you never know whom to encount into here. Plus the hotel itself is efficient and professional, we were worried about we may not get used to the food supplied here, while they didn't let us down. It is great to taste food and culture of China. Their hospitality make me feel home. Would love to stay here next time staying in Beijing

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bianca W
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feng y, Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Bianca W:

Even though many previous guests have shared these exact same sentiments, we never get tired of reading about how much somenone has "felt at home" at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel and forgot that he/she was staying at a hotel. This to us is the highest praise we are expecting, as everything we do here is geared towards providing our guests with the experience you described in your kind review.

Meanwhile, regarding to your enthusiasm toward our service and our hotel, I sincerely hope that in the near future, we'll have you visit us again!

Yours loyal butler team
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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

I stayed at the Shadow-Art hotel for a couple of days while I was visiting my friend in China. She set up my reservation and it was extremely easy to check in. My room was small but very comfortable and the western amenities were great! I had one small issue with the drain in my shower, but the front desk staff took care of it for me. The breakfast every morning was good and there were plenty of options of what to eat. It is difficult for cabs to find the hotel, sometimes even with the card the hotel gives you when you check in to show the cabs, but it's worth the slight hassle to stay in a really neat part of Beijing! I hope I can return to Beijing someday and I'd be more than happy to stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank marydell410
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feng y, Manager at Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear mnmhighball,

Thank you for your kindly review. Your satisfaction has brought us profound impetus to perfect our service.

Due to our check-in procedure, it's our duty to provide our guests quick check-in service, as every guest should have the check-in done within 3 minutes maximum. Thanks again for noticing our effort.
As you know that we are providing a butler service to all the guests, thus it's our honour to solve your problems during your stay. Also, you can require a professional Beijing tour recommendation or a taxi service at the reception next time you visit us.

Regarding to your enthusiasm toward our service and our hotel, I sincerely hope that in the near future, we'll have you visit us again!

Yours loyal butler team
from Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel
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Property: Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel
Address: No.24 Songshujie, Xicheng District | Beijing, Beijing 100009, China
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Location: China > Beijing > Houhai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #68 of 6,449 Hotels in Beijing
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Hotel Class:4 star — Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shichihai Shadow Art Performance Hotel hold a cultural conviction that we believe the true cultural beauty of chinese heritage should be preserved and we found a modern way for the world to appreciate the true beauty again.Bustling lives mask us from the beauty of nature. Through travels, we refresh our senses about culture and nature. We strive to inject life and cultural forces into our tourist sites.This is the first stop of your cultural expedition; the next one is to explore nature and the Beijing old city from Shichahai for new pulses.We are situated in the dragon pulse of Beijing, the most sacred site of Fengshui.Shadow Art Performace Hotel is located in the hutong district of Houhai. Here, its design brings you to a lakeside, over the waterfront, into hutongs, and this dwelling in a city district with waterscape and nature puts us back on the path to nature and reshape our heart to value respect and tranquility that go for natural environment and culture. ... more   less 
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