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Ping An Fu Hotel
Ranked #3,235 of 6,492 Hotels in Beijing
Belgrade, Serbia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Authentic Beijing”
Reviewed September 13, 2011

Spent an entire month at this hotel. Location is wonderful! Directly on the main road, 50m away from metro station zhangzhizhong lu. The hotel is surrounded by an authentic Beijing neighborhood so you're immersed in the culture immediately. Plenty of good and reasonably priced restaurants on Dongsi Bei Lou and Dongzhimen Inner Street (10-15mins walking distance to hotel - don't be put off by the exterior, food is generally pretty good in almost all of them). For fabulous duck (don't waste your money on fancy central duck places - here@78yuan per duck) go to the restaurant just at the corner of the road (go 50m left after exiting hotel, you'll see the hanging ducks in the window).

The hotel itself is decent although there's a strange stale smell throughout the entire hotel (mix of cigarettes and kitchen). Rooms are spacious and mostly quiet, with decent bathrooms and good room service. Staff speak a little english at reception, but a little sign language and a smile go a long way. The breakfast is pretty traditional (rice porridge, dim sum, steamed veggies...there's also some ''croissants'' and ''danish pastries'') but don't get your hopes up. Plenty of good street food breakfast available close to hotel for 5-6yuan. THERE IS INDEED AN ELEVATOR!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2011

My wife and I decided to revisit Beijing by ourselves having been with a tour group last year. We chose the Ping An Fu as we had liked it last time around. This time, it was even better!
Staff were very friendly and helpful (and very patient with our grasp of the Chinese language - the reception staff's English is very good - but as we are learning Chinese, we tried to use it wherever possible and the staff were very supportive!). We tried to use a PC in the business centre but couldn't get a connection so one of the managers took us into his office and let us use his PC - great customer service!
On our first night there, we wanted to eat at the hotel but the restaurant was full - so they gave us a private side room (at no extra cost) and the service was as good as in the restaurant. Food here is very, very good with an extensive menu of classic Chinese dishes, all very well cooked and presented.
Breakfast is now served in the 2nd floor restaurant - still very comprehensive spread - as the shop has moved to the old restaurant area and the old shop is now a tearoom/bar - very nicely done,
Our room was once again on the fourth floor with a great view over the hutong behind (one of which was being renovated which was quite fascinating to watch the daily progress). Room was clean and well provisioned - large TV (which switches on from the bedside console) and the king size bed. Room service cleaned, tidied,made the bed and restocked every day.
It was easy to hail a taxi from the hotel but by half way through our break we felt confident enough to use the subway (3 minute walk from the hotel) and for 2 yuan per trip (anywhere the subway goes!) this was a real eye opener! Better by far than London!
Overall, as I say, this place just gets better - and we hope to see it again soon! Very good value for money with staff who all seem to really know what customer service is about!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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58 reviews
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Reviewed June 9, 2011

Based on the price and the location I'd say this was is a decent choice for accommodation in Beijing. You are close to the metro and many areas of interest and the price is quite reasonable.

This was the first hotel I stayed at in China, and would say that the level of cleanliness was acceptable, the amount of storage space was good, and the kettle and mini fridge were nice to have.

Some areas of the room were quite dusty and my window overlooked to cement wall of the building next to it two feet away. As per usual the only time I spent at the hotel was for sleeping and not for spending any amount of time, and certainly not to eat at the restaurant. There were too many things to see and too many places to find good food.

Booking a room here would be a decent, pragmatic choice

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed June 4, 2010

If you want a really good traditional Chinese hotel near the city centre, then this is it. We stayed on the fourth floor (and, yes, there is no lift but it's no real hardship and staff would help if asked) in room 3244 which is very peaceful, overlooking the old hutong district (goodview but for the trees just coming into leaf!). Service was really good (room service staff had to show us how to get the shower working - but that was just us being jet-lagged and dim - and they were really friendly and cheerful about it). Reception staff spoke very good English, gave us directions and wrote instructions to give to taxi drivers. Room was a good size with an extremely big bed - very comfortable and well-stocked with free jasmine tea - a nice welcome! Room was cleaned and restocked daily. Breakfast was in the restaurant - again, very welcoming staff - and offers a good selection of western and Chinese foodstuffs. We would say this is really good value for money and will certainly stay there again!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
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Reviewed November 21, 2007

For US$60 I would expect a decent hotel to have at least a lift. Sorry....no lift in this hotel. I was staying at the fourth level. you can imagine i have to drag my luggage up 4 levels up and down!

Secondly, the TV is not working in the room. When i called the main desk to fix the problem, they told me they cant coz the hotel antenna is not functioning! No kidding at all.

Thirdly, its too stuffy in the room, i had to open the window to let some fresh air in.

Although the location is near Tian An Men sq, its really not worth the money staying in this lousy hotel.

Stayed December 2005
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Property: Ping An Fu Hotel
Address: No.100 East Sishitiao, Ping'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
Location: China > Beijing > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3,235 of 6,492 Hotels in Beijing
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ping An Fu Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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