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"The first 5 stars hotel in Beijing but it is a bit dated now"
We stay in this hotel for 5 nights in late January. Location is the best as it is located at the downtown of the downtown. However, this hotel is a bit dated. Bath tub has some stains which is not removable. Bath room needs updated and renovation. Staff is nice and polite, but their effective is in doubt as I complained of the blocking drainage of the bath tub, front desk said they will fix it, but it never happens. I fix it myself finally. If I have to visit Beijing again, I will not stay here.
"Included in our tour package: Conveniently located"
Recognizing this hotel is not the newest in Beijing, it nonetheless met our needs. Our room was located on the 18th floor and afford us a spectacular view of the surrounding areas. We stay here for three nights during the last part of the Lunar New Year celebration. As expected, most of China was on holiday so we had clear skies and of course a mad crush of people where ever we went. However, our room was more than adequate. It seemed to have been updated. We did not encounter any problems, albeit, the warning posted in the room not to drink the tap water. Bottled water was provided as we noted in all the hotels were we stayed. The ample buffet offered the usual Asian cuisine coupled with a large selection of western style foods. If we were to return to Beijing, I would not hesitate stay here.
This is a very big hotel with big rooms and big buffet. It is not modern but it is imposing and puts you in the atmosphere of Beijing. We stayed in the 14th floor where we had great view. The room was big and comfortable. The only problem was the shower which has an on/off system and you can't control the flow of the water which is very strong. The staff was helpful despite the fact that they speak poor or no English at all. There is wi-fi but not working properly, probably because of the state restrictions than the quality of the signal. A big advantage is the location. It is very central with many transport facilities (metro/bus/foot). The breakfast and the dinner were very rich with many choices. There were international and Chinese options, most of them very tasty. I would stay again there despite the few insignificant problems we had.
"Old State Run Hotel Worth it for $ 85 or less (Supposedly 5 Star)"
It is an OK place if you consider $ 85 worth it for a supposedly 5-Star property. They spring a surprise on you by not including breakfast and then trying to charge $ 20 for an admittedly lavish spread but with luke-warm or cold food which is not very tasty and watery juices. The location is very good, on Jianguomennei Avenue within 2 miles of TienAnMen Square. But walk across the street to the mall and you can find lots of restaurants (including fast food) and a grocery store.
"Visibly worn out facilities in the room"
This hotel is located in an area close to public transport. But the facilities in the hotel are very old. The bathroom looked worn out; the towels were tired due to many years of re-use. The facilities are nowhere close to a 5-star hotel. We found a couple complementary tea bags in the room; I made a cup of tea using a tea bag, marked green tea; it tasted terrible (like very low quality cheap tea). I had to throw away the tea. Will not stay there again.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM