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"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly......!"
Overall, this is a nice hotel and well located in downtown Beijing. Numerous eateries and can easily get a bike or taxi right outside. The rooms' Very nice and no complaints save one. The air-conditioner like most China hotels only cools to 22 degrees! During the Summer, that just don't cut it!!! Only speaking to the manager got me a room that went down to 20.5 which just made it bearable for me to sleep. First night was just too hot. Seems many Chinese hotels lock the thermostat at 22, even though you tell it to go lower, it won't. My only complaint. Beds are very nice and room is well appointed. First room had a shower/tub.....man, what a mess taking a shower with the floor getting soaking wet.....and I'm careful too! Second room had a walk-in shower in addition to the tub, so that was fabulous. All in all, I was well taken care of. Hey, even though there is no price on it, don't use the shower/bath package or you'll be charged 45 RMB!!!! There is a Starbucks about a 1/4 mile down the road inside a large office building and again, numerous eateries. Hotel restaurants as usual are expensive and nice looking, but not very tasty. Breakfast Buffet is quite large though and has good assortment. Lot's of construction going on locally, so be careful. All in all, I would stay at this hotel again but would make sure I get assigned to a room that the AC can get below 22 degrees Celsius.
"Not a 5* hotel, but not bad"
This hotel is advertised in some places (and rated in its reception) as a 5* hotel. To my opinion, not according to Western European standards. But if you pay around 125€ with breakfast, then it could be considered as a fair deal for a 4*sup hotel. The hotel is placed in the business area of Beijing, with the famous skyscrapers of the city just within walking distance. The bathtubs are installed in such a way that even the most careful person would end up with the whole bathroom entirely flooded :) The hotel offers access to a privately own well-equiped gym. The English skills of the staff are a disaster, impossible to communicate with half of them.
"Perfect solution for business"
I have been staying several times at the hotel during the pas 18 months, and I find the overall quality very good. It has become my place in the city. I appreciate the Chinese cuisine restaurants, and the great buffet breakfast. Very good value for money.
"No where near a 5 star hotel"
I got to the hotel after a 14hr flight and 3hrs get out of the airport and driving in to town so I was really ready to rest. The room they gave me was small, dirty, and smelled of smoke. (apparently non smoking hotel but not really). They changed my room and got me a much nicer and spacier room, cleaner (has definitely seen some wear and tear), and didn't smell. Throughout the night though I was getting hints of smoke through the vent which woke me up. Few staff speak english and very little. I tried to go to a restaurant nearby for dinner and no one was capable of giving me directions, or even showing me on a map. I would not recommend staying here if you are not chinese as it was not the level I expected and uncomfortable to not be able to communicate or get help.
"Spacious room, a switch for everything "
My non-smoking room was assigned to me with a hint of smoke. After re-assignment it was better. Apparently it is quite normal in China so just let the front desk know and they'll change it for you. There's literally a switch for everything. I found it to be redundant but it's apparently very standardized. They have Karaoke within the building so others without a key could get into the elevator as well. You can hear the microphone echoes if you are staying near the singing floors but once you're in the room there's no noise. The hotel will not issue you additional keys/cards if you are by yourself. If you lose the key you will need to pay an additional fee.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM