The hotel is basically what you expect from a 5 star hotel. The heritage room we had was spacious and very comfortable. The service is great as well. The hotel is very conveniently located near a busy shopping street with many shops, malls, and restaurants. The metro station is 5 min away and the forbidden city is about 10 minutes away.
Breakfast was expensive for the selection of food available.
The location is second to none, right in the centre of Beijing.
Staff are very friendly and helpful.
The inner deco is a bit out of dated, having said that the cleaniness is spot on.
Another small thing need to improve is: there is no taxi waiting outside of hotel....so it is a little bit unconvinience if you need one urgently.
Very positive experience: Everyone in the hotel was very nice - the front desk staff, the breakfast team and the housekeeping crew. Next time I come to Beijing, I will definitely stay in Double Happiness again. I wouldn't pick another hotel.
Hohoysum from Marysville, MI
Located in the city centre, this traditional Chinese courtyard hotel is three km (two miles) from Tiananmen Square and …More
I stayed at the North Garden Hotel for five nights in February. I highly recommend this Chinese hotel. This hotel is in an excellent location, off the Wangfujing, behind the large Wangfujing Bookstore and next to the Oriental Plaza Mall. The hotel is ideally located near alot of shops and restaurants. There are alot of great food courts in the area with delicious and cheap food(one on the lower level of the Oriental Plaza Mall and there's another one below the McDonald's across the street from the hotel). There is a subway station minutes away from the hotel (in the lower level of the Mall). You can walk to Tianneman Square in about 10 to 15 minutes or it's one subway stop away. The room is clean and comfortable. The bed is firm but that's the way I like it. The bathroom was nice with lots of hot water and good water pressure. The only thing about this hotel that surprised me is that there were no toiletries. They did provide a bar of soap but if you want toiletries you have to purchase a toiletries pack (toothbrush/paste, shampoo/conditioner, comb, face towel etc) for about 30 RMB. Otherwise, I had a great stay, great location, great price.
"Perfect for me, for great location/basic comfort"
It really depends on what you are looking for. I really miss this hotel for its great location (walking distance to the top attractions such as Wang Fu Jing and TAM Square) and the basic comfortableness. It is on a quiet street despite proximity to the attractions. The room had no window - but it worked for me, as first it's at the end of the aisle and noise was really low (the rooms were not very soundproof), 2ndly to me a window only provides path for the smog which nowadays often plagues Beijing. At night it was perfectly quiet and dark. And the bedding was just what I like. Clean soft cotton and basic but comfortably supporting mattress. Surprisingly I did not get any aches/soreness I usually got sleeping in cheap hotel beds as I did elsewhere.
On the other side, the room was definitely not at high end. The water was good and hot but the shower was directly onto the bathroom floor, with only a curtain shielding the cabinet from water. The room was very small with only space for a full bed, some basic furniture and not much more open space. I did not even both to go to the roof as everyone said it was not good, and did not try the breakfast which was optional and expensive. But what you want to see is outside, isn't it?
Call if you need a taxi. The main road does not allow taxis to stop, the local street does but it is not where taxis usually pass by. Subway is very close. And many hotels do not provide heat until the official heat providing date in city.
I´s very pleased with this hotel. It´s the second time I´ve stayed there and I´m sure I´ll go back tho The Beijing Hotel every time I go to Beijing.
The location is perfect for me, the rooms are clean big and comfortable and the staff and service are very good. No complaints about this hotel I´d recommend it to anyone.
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