The Bambooo Garden hotel is 100 yards up Xiaoshiqiao Alley which is off Jiugulou Street. You need to pass McDonalds on your left then turn left. My taxi driver had the devil's own job finding it and was not a happy chappie when he eventually got there after 3 phone calls to reception. The ride gave me a good chance to get my bearings in the locality and cost 85 Yuan (less than £9 Sterling) from the airport so, for me at least, it represented good value.
Upon arrival I was greeted courteously and escorted through the enclosed garden to a well appointed, clean, quiet and nicely decorated room with a garden view. The bed was extremely comfortable, the silk filled pillows sumptuous and the shower in the en-suite bathroom was plenty strong enough and always endowed with plentiful hot water. There is also a bath which is essential for soothing aching muscles after a hike up the Great Wall.
I had only flown from Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia so was fresh enough to go exploring before bed. The locality is very relaxed and I felt extremely safe walking around Jiugulou Street after dark where I tracked down beer and pizza with ease. I was advised by others I met on my evening walks that this area is one of the most relaxed in Beijing and I for one felt very much at ease in the district.
Breakfast in the Bamboo Garden is taken overlooking the pretty garden and is adequate but the cost is not included in the room price, this however still makes the all up cost of a stay here well under the better known chains and is a much more interesting and personal experience.
Guloudajie subway station is a short walk from the hotel on line 2 which will take you anywhere in the city for 2 Yuan. When I checked out I took the train from this station to terminal 3 for my return flight to UB, this cost 27 Yuan and was a lot less fuss than a taxi.
I would recommend this hotel highly and would certainly book it again on any future trips to Beijing.
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- Also Known As:
- Bamboo Garden Beijing
- Hotel Bamboo Garden
- Bamboo Garden Hotel Beijing