I was attending a conference at Peking U and organizers put me in a room here. I was in one of the back buildings probably the building where they stuck secretaries and junior staff when this was the spot for big conferences in old communist times.
Other reviewers have complained about size of place. I had no problem with that. My room was big enough - a bit 1980's in feel, but I didn't mind. When I pointed out to front of house - who speak little English- my mini-bar was empty they told me to go to a store and buy what I needed. there were plenty of stores around, so no problem - and much cheaper.
I appreciated a conversion plug in the room. Wi-fi is only available in reception area - a drawback - but someone on my floor was using an open network in his room and so I just jumped on his connection.
100 metres to Subway (line 4) gave this hotel a certain convenience. I was two stops to University, four stops to the Zoo (Pandas and street market), about 20 minutes to Tian anmen Square (1 interchange) half hour to Beijing South and fast trains to Shanghai (no interchange).
Drawback for me was no decent restaurant in the area. Hotel has several average ones on complex but I wanted to get out and about. Still Beijing Subway is 2 yuan a ride - around 23 pence - so who cares?
Price was reasonable - about 65 quid a night all in. There are more convenient places to stay, however, and next time I'm in Beijing I will try one.
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