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For less than $90 CAD we had a great room and breakfast for 2 in a very good buffet restaurant included. Easy walk to Panjiayuan market and subway station. NOT in the "middle of Beijing" as another reviewer wrote, but in the southeast sector on the 2nd ring road. Bathroom had a most unpleasant odor wafting in, but that was extremely common across all of the city. NO AC, only heat. Windows have no screens, but neither do hotels in Europe.
We stayed here on a China Spree layover. Our king room was nicely appointed with attractive, somewhat vintage-style "Chinese Modern" details. The bedding and pillows were comfortable. There are some scratches and dings here and there, but the only real negative comment is about a bit of a black mold issue in the bathroom. The hotel's restaurant is quite good.
"A Decent Hotel in the Middle of Beijingl"
First of all, make sure you don't tell the taxi to take you to The Lake View Hotel, but to Lake View Hotel. My mistake, and it took me to the other side of Beijing, near University of Beijing and Tsinghua University (and it looked pretty nice, actually better than Lake View). But for convenience, Lake View was better. Very roomy room, bathroom with both a shower and a tub (didn't use the latter, but it was a nice touch). Nice walking distance to the lake, well stocked minibar, plenty of necessities stocked in the bathroom (though the free water provided was bit modest). Comfortable bed, good reading light. Excellent restaurants, serving food specifically prepared to be healthy (well worth it in Beijing).
We decided on Beijing for our honeymoon back in June 2013. ( review has taken a while as we since had a baby - made in China too) This was a lovely hotel very comfortable bed and very good location as taxi was cheap to go anywhere. The limited English didn't stop us as we used our phones to help translate. What an adventure. I would love to return perhaps when the baby can handle a long haul flight. Improvements on breakfast would be good and to make it cheaper to eat at the hotel. Outside of the hotel it's very cheap to eat but rip off to eat at the hotel. Excellent Tv channels as I remember enjoying evening in watching movies.
"Great option for a luxurious stay!"
Radegast Lakeview has well designed rooms and a good location. Its located right opposite the Longtan park where we went for serene evening walks. They have a restaurant that customized and delivered some delicious vegetarian dishes.. something that came as a huge relief for us! Its not near a metro station. But we had booked our sightseeing tours already... it was not too much of a disadvantage for us. The views from the higher floors are impressive and this is a really well known hotel easy to locate.
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Check-in: 12:00 PM , Check-out: 1:00 AM