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Qilu Hotel
Ranked #1,770 of 6,563 Hotels in Beijing
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Where do I start? I don't expect people in China to speak English but a little would be helpful for front desk hotel staff. The beds were like small stone slabs. A friend called (on an internal hotel number) for a foot massage and instead had two prostitutes come to his room within 10 minutes of arriving. Jackhammers and load dropping of rocks into metal bins in the middle of the night were the norm. The breakfast offering was pretty ordinary, although the noodles and eggs as well as some of the asian greens were OK. The only 'juice' they had was orange powdered 'Tang' style. The tea was terrible. However the location near Hu Tong was amazing and it made the whole visit worthwhile. If they could improve the beds, tidy upa bit and improve the breakfast offerings, it could well be worth a stay.

Room Tip: Choose another hotel? Maybe the nearby Youth Hostel?
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

We stayed in this hotel from 24 to 30 June 2012. Hotel Qilu we liked.
We booked into this hotel for 2 double rooms. Cost for 6 nights the two rooms was a - 4 416 yuan. When we got the numbers, we paid 5 000 yuan (with the account of the Deposit). When we left the hotel, the Deposit is fully refunded.
We arrived in the hotel an hour and a half before the official time check out. Despite this, room is been given immediately.
Went in the room and found the lack of: personal safes, and a lack of ashtrays (rooms ordered for smokers). On the door of one of the rooms were sign «no smoking». Went down to the reception and complained to the employees of the hotel. All the shortcomings were immediately eliminated. To the rooms were brought ashtrays. Then came the hotel staff, they brought safes, conducted a detailed briefing on their use. Staff in English said almost nothing; we communicate with them using pictures and hand gestures. I want to say good words about the staff of the hotel Qilu. All the hotel staff was very friendly, attentive and helped us decided any question. They are very badly speak in English, but very trying.

About the room: One our room was overlooking the inner yard, second on the street. The Rooms are small, without balcony, but very cosy.
Bathroom: bath and WC - small. In the bath every day put, for the replacement of used or opened new: soap, disposable toothbrushes with tube of toothpaste, combs.
In rooms two beds (mattresses are hard, but we slept very well on them) a standard complete set of hotel furniture.
Dressing table beside the mirror is used as a computer. On the table is the computer (this is the computer, the monitor, keyboard, mouse), free Internet. Interface in Chinese, so we had to use the keys. When not able to access the Internet again addressed at the reception. Question quickly decided and access to the Internet gave us. Internet speed is not high, but quite sufficient for checking email, browsing the weather, news, etc.
There is a complete set of stationery in each room. This is a very convenient. In many systems of booking, this hotel is positioned as a business hotel.
There are accessories for tea in the rooms (electric kettle, cups with saucers, green and herbal tea). Drinking water was put every day for two half liter bottles in the room.
On the floor in the room is laid carpeting. I don't like the carpet in hotels, because I think it is not hygienic. But there are a one-off slippers in each room, and carpet - not a problem.
Cleaned every day is good. Coming in the room in the evening, we have always found the room very clean and tidy.

Every day the hotel staff brought a fresh newspaper and an invitation to breakfast. We took the invitations when we went for breakfast and gave them to the employee of the restaurant.
On the first day, when we returned to the hotel after a long walk, we had a pleasant surprise; in each room was a plate of fruit.
The restaurant where we had breakfast is large. It is located on the first floor, behind the reception. The breakfasts were normal. It is buffet. We were never hungry. In the buffet there are: always fried eggs (make a cook), fruit, fresh chopped vegetables, fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, potato fries, boiled corn, bacon, poultry, pasta and and an absolutely beautiful buns (similar to donuts). Buffet was rather large, but a lot of products which were not familiar or with a strange taste.
When we came the first time to have breakfast, it was found out, that the usual mess utensils (spoons, forks) are not available. We had to ask for help from the administrator of the restaurant (they have their own separate stand) and to ask us the necessary cutlery. In the English staff did not understand, so we have drawn the necessary things on paper. After that the necessary cutlery, quickly found, and during our stay at the hotel, forks, spoons and knives have always been ready for us. The location of the hotel. We were looking for a hotel, which corresponds to the simple requirements: proximity to the center of Beijing (historical part), proximity to the metro and the availability of Breakfast. About breakfasts have already written.
Location Qilu fully meet our requirements.
1. The hotel is located near the Northern gate of Beihai Park in a residential area. The fence of the Park is visible at once, how to get out of the hotel, and go into the street DiAnMen.. The hotel is not directly on the street, and in the inner yard (before him stood an office building), so the noise of the street the in the hotel is not heard.
2. The nearest metro stop Ping'anli is located to the West from the hotel, we got to her for 15 minutes.
3. Near the hotel there is a Bank, where you can change the currency. If you go out of the hotel on the street DiAnMen and turn left, go 2 minutes, there is a Bank - China Construction Bank. Bank employees speak a little English, and exchange procedure takes 5-10 minutes.
When we lived in this hotel, the contingent of visitors consisted of only the Chinese.
To tell the truth, we liked the hotel Qilu. In the subsequent trip to Beijing with pleasure will stop exactly in this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

For my first time in Beijing my Chinese colleagues suggested the Qilu. I checked it out on line and found a number of the comments to be very accurate. The hotel staff has limited English, but for most travelers with a little charades and lack of major problems it should be fine. The closest subway is Ping Anli and it is walkable if you don't have a huge amount of luggage, As with many of the sidewalks in Beijing, they are always changing and there are lots of obstructions, changes in elevation, and entertainment along the way. Breakfast is average Chinese.. I always gauge a hotel in China by the quality of the breakfast sausage, the Qilu ranks pretty average. The hotel is across the street from Behai Park, which is a good short cut, and more interesting to take to get to the Forbidden City, and Tienanmen Square area. I walked over on two occasions, both taking me about an hour... It is 15RMB to get into the park and while in November it was a sunny cool day, I can see the park being more interesting in the summer. The other area is just to the east, a lake with a number of coffee houses, Starbucks on the corner, bars... lots of night life here and to the north east. The Hutongs in the area are also very interesting. No WIfi just wired internet access.

Room Tip: I was on the 5th floor facing north. Still a fair bit of street noise, but OK...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

nice, friendly staff :)

the nearest train station is Ping'anli
At Ping'anli station take exit C
then cross the street... then ride bus 118
then get off to Dongguanfang station
then cross the street.

Hope it helps :)

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Nishikato
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

This is a hotel for tourist groups, staying little time in the hotel, sleeping in small rooms with big an comfortable beds and enjoying the Chinese cuisine in the restaurant (only Chinese).
Personnel try their best to speak English but pen and paper is a must.
Inconvenients:
1 - Hotel is not having email address.
2 - Hotel payment blocks CNY1,000 per room night on your credit card. Three weeks after checking out, money is still blocked, apparently they only unblock after one month from checking out.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 15, 2015
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  • Stayed: July 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2014
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: No.103 West Street, Di'anmen, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Location: China > Beijing > Houhai
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1,770 of 6,563 Hotels in Beijing
Price Range: $54 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Qilu Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 126
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