Friendly staff, check in was quick and easy. Wi-Fi did not really work too well, no signal in my room, and not great in the lobby area, but there is a desktop pc near the reception which is free to use. I received two phone calls while using this computer and the staff came to find me and were very professional. One young man showed me to my room as it was clear I hadn't understood the receptionist's instructions of which was to go. They struggled with English but we got by with a mixture of my very basic Chinese, hand gestures and photos etc. When I asked about getting to the zoo, they advised me which bus I should take and where to catch it (lots of different buses pass by the stops just outside the hotel). Taxi driver struggled to find this hotel, but I don't know why as it was near a main road with other hotels and seemed quite popular. Room was large enough and shower had good pressure hot water and the usual slippers, toothbrush and comb were provided along with hair and body gel in the shower. Check out was a little slow in the morning, but that is a minor point.
Traveller from Manchester, UK
This hotel is located in Beijing (Xuanwu), close to Grand View Garden, Natural History Museum, and Niujie Mosque. Also nearby …More
The hotel is modest but clean and its location practical. It is 5 min away from a subway station (Datun Lu East) allowing easy access to central Beijing. Restaurants are also 5 min away with a variety of choices both from the financial and culinary point of view. A next door restaurant (1 min walk) provides a cheap and delicious meal despite modest outlook. A supermarket right outside the hotel provides with the essentials one might need. A travel agent right outside the hotel provides tours to the Great Wall and the Ming tombs with English guides. The hotel reception has minimal but functional English that enables you to solve basic issues that normally fluster Chinese hotel staff. Despite not visually pleasing surroundings,the location is very safe as a main police station HQ is right next door. Internet access is provided free-of-charge and while slow works robustly.The rooms are very quite as relatively away from main roads (3 min away). This provides the only real negative point about this hotel: taxi drivers have troubles locating it as its main entrance is in a side alleyway. Ask the driver to call the hotel (have the number at hand) for indications as they otherwise will go aimlessly up and down the main road. Overall a very practical and cheap hotel.
OP from Reading
This hotel is located in Beijing (North Chaoyang), close to North Star Shopping Mall, Beijing International Convention …More
Warning - little or no English is spoken at the hotel. I can speak enough Chinese to get by.
The best part of the hotel is the location, about a 10-15 minute walk to Beijing West Rail Station. That's great, as traffic jams can be terrible in the morning and after 2 pm in the afternoon. I took a taxi to the station, which took 5 minutes.
The room was basic, but clean and reasonably comfortable. The heat worked fine.
Not much surrounded the hotel. Its restaurant served Chinese buffets for all meals.
I didn't care too much for the dinner buffet, but the breakfast buffet was ok and cheap.
Joe from Florida
This inn is located in Beijing (Xuanwu), close to Tianning Temple Pagoda, Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution …More
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