So much has already been said in prior reviews that I will make only a few comments. We came up the Yungu cable car on our first day and had lunch here and checked into our room before going out for the afternoon to hike the Xihai 1st and 2nd rings. The next morning, we had a great sunrise viewing spot just a short distance from the hotel at Dawn Pavilion and Lion Peak. So, for location, the Beihai is excellent.
We had room 8315, which was at the end of corridor on the top floor. It was reasonably quiet because few people were walking in our section of the hallway. When we closed our window which faced the basketball court, most of the noise was reduced. We had brought ear plugs but we didn’t need them to sleep.
We were surprised the room was as nice as it was. We liked the firm king size bed. The room had a supply of shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and jackets for warmth. You can travel a bit lighter knowing these are provided! The room was slightly damp or musty, but okay.
The hotel was completely full. Even the bunk beds for the guides were sold to tourists. All the tents that can be reserved on the basketball court were full. Even so, the buffet at dinner and breakfast was plentiful and seats were available. We would say the food is adequate; but when I consider that everything is carried up the mountain I feel that there should be some adjustment considering the extraordinary lengths that are gone to have these services in this location. But perhaps they could improve upon the cooking preparation.
At night the neon lights on the front of the hotel display sunrise time and the chance of a seeing it based on the weather. We walked to Dawn Pavilion and Lion Peak and had a spectacular show even though the board had displayed a 55% chance. With the hotel so full, going out for sunrise was a busy affair. Learn the gentle art of edging your way through a crowd so that you can see the sunrise and get your photo! Everyone is friendly and everyone gasped when the sun actually rose!
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