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You're literally right on top of the subway, so that's the biggest pro. Close to many activities. There are something like 5 restaurants in the hotel, including a Japanese and a Russian restaurant and a bakery just outside. Some of the staff were fantastic, like Julian and billy of the concierge staff. Julian speaks amazing English and was one of very few English speakers at the hotel. Julian took a lot of time to make sure I had everything I needed. He certainly understands the meaning of excellent customer service. At the hotel, there is a decent spa and I got a good massage there at a good price. There is also a beauty salon that I did not try. The beds are hard and the walls are thin. You cannot control the temperature so I was brutally hot the entire time; I called the hotel to fix this but they said I couldn't make it cooler, because the a/c unit on the wall was only able to provide more heat in the winter, not any a/c to cool down the room. The halls were much cooler than the rooms so I left my door open a while. My stay was okay, the best part was being right by the subway and having Julian's kind assistance.
"Fantastic location, but poor quality of sleep"
As everyone else here has said, the location of the hotel is fantastic. The subway station is directly outside the front doors, and the hotel is within walking distance of major attractions such as Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The staff at the hotel are fantastic and speak a high level of English. CHECK-IN: The check-in experience was fast and efficient. Due to being a silver-level Accor Plus member, my check-in was especially fast due to not being asked for a deposit to be taken on my credit card. However, this presented issues on the first evening after I had enjoyed dinner in the restaurant, as I was not permitted to charge my dinner to my room. I rectified this by making a deposit at reception. But, I would recommend to the hotel that if you are not asking for a deposit for loyalty members, that the "No-Post" on the Opera PMS system should be removed. THE ROOM: Upon arriving in the room, there was a distinct smell of cigarettes, even though the hotel is 100% non-smoking. Turning on the ventilation in the bathroom fixed this. The living area was comfortable and the bed was very comfortable. The TV did not have an accessible USB port, which was disappointing. The cigarette smell would always return after Housekeeping had cleaned the room and turned the power off. This was especially problematic when I had washed some clothes and hung them up, only for them to reek of cigarettes while they dried. The bathroom was adequately sized and the shower had good water pressure from the springs below the hotel. The plug in the sink did not have a water-tight seal, which resulted in a difficult washing experience and using a lot of my detergent. My major complaint is that the rooms do a very poor job (almost nonexistent) of blocking out noise from the street below. Our room faced the street behind the hotel, which had a hospital opposite the hotel. Chinese car drivers like to toot their car horns a lot. This resulted in it being impossible to sleep in past 6:30/7:00am. This is the reason why this is a 4 star review, and not a 5 star one. Effective noise cancelling windows should be at the top of the list for future refurbishments. My tip is to ask for a quiet room! DINING: Breakfast buffet in the Citrus restaurant was very good. Lunch buffet in the Citrus restaurant was also very good, with a wide selection of food and drinks. Dinner in the Utopia restaurant was very good, and the roast duck was especially delicious! CHECK-OUT: Fast and efficient. No other comments to make. TL:DR (too long: didn't read) Great location. Great food. Good rooms. Poor sleep quality.
"Excellent location as everyone said."
Very good location, just out of Chongyangmen subway station. Be ready for going up and down steep steps in the subway though (it is the case all over Beijing). Rooms are clean, front office is wide, staff are friendly. Oh yes, it is yet another Novotel asusual.
"Best offer with convenience"
Location is great and able to travel anywhere in Beijing easily. The breakfast is great with all dishes that u can think of. Rooms are clean and nice with reasonable size of al facilities l. It used to best hotel location is sure to be a stay in Beijing I highly ecommended to you without reservation. It is the best of the best and of the best after I tried some many hotels in town. You should book it immediately. Walking distance from everywhere and near the CHUNGwenmum station so easy to find and you will never got lost if it. 呢個係一個非常好嘅酒店我試過好多酒店係北京都唔給你一間酒店咁方便而且個早餐非常之好味值得期待房間清潔都很好包括浴室嘅設備都好齊全而且他房間嘅大小適中配合整個環境都非常之舒適
"No need for car or taxi to visit everything in Beijing."
Very well situated, 100 yards from a main metro station. One change metro route from airport to this station. Walking distance from Forbiden City, Mao mausoleum and biggest modern commercial avenue. All tourist venues at waking distance or less a dozen metro stations.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM