I have been visited many countries and always stayed in a decent hotel. I always spend good time in this hotel, because I really like its clean and service. The personnel has been well trained. The employee in front desk get everything done faster and smooth. the room clean up pretty thorough. also it is quite convenient closed to subway and transportation.
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This hotel is located in a busy local street with plenty of local amenities, fruit stalls, coffee and bread shop, dare i say McDonalds, pharmacy and a variety of restaurants and eateries, hair salons.
It is a good base if you like walking (or just getting a taxi or the subway) for I walked most days to the Square, Forbidden City, Bei Hei park and saw all the sites along the way, north, south, east and west for the Square. Walking at night is great as there is much activity on the streets where the shops and eateries are.
The closest subway station is Taoranting about a 8-10 min walk. From here you can ride to Wangfujing Street, location of the up market shops and local shops and also St Joseph Church where many people relax in the front courtyard.
The subway network is excellent and from Taoranting station you can go anywhere, the zoo, Forbidden City, Bei Hai Park, Temple of Heaven, Tainanmen Square.
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Built in 1918 this hotel has modern rooms and amenities without losing any of the original character or charm. There is wired internet in the room but wireless is at a cost of a rented modem which is installed promptly upon a call to the front desk. A 200 Yuan cash deposit is required and returned at check out less a 10 Yuan per charge for the modem.
It was very hot during my stay and thankfully the A/C worked very well in my room. The bed was a a bit hard. It did sleep well so I guess the hard'ish' bed was better than I thought it would be. The sheets were clean, nice quality and all white, which I happen to like. The bathroom was clean and the shower was good.
There is a large banquet room on the second floor used to serve a breakfast buffet everyday. The buffet is decent but not stellar. Fresh fried eggs are made as you wait and there are baked goods including toast for American style appetites. If the breakfast is not included in your room price you can pay cash or have charged to your room for 58 Yuan.
There is a convenience store which houses a train ticket kiosk as well as an ATM machine inside the hotel. Also a nice coffee shop.
The front desk staff is very polite and helpful
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.
Xuanwu offers glimpses of the Beijing of old. Liulichang (culture) Street, restored to its Ming Dynasty splendour, is full of treasures, as is the equally intriguing 580-year-old Dashilan Street—the city’s oldest shopping strip. Other recommendations include the Wansheng Acrobatic Theatre, ancient Zhengyici Theatre, and Tianning Temple (the oldest standing structure in Beijing).
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