There's a subway station on line 2 literally right outside of the hotel door. Less than half hour (including wait and walk time) to major tourist attractions like the forbidden city, temple of heavens. Now of course, eat like a local when visiting. Hotel restaurants are expensive.
We had a wonderful stay here - it did not disappoint at all. Clean, beautiful room (very comfortable pillows and fluffy new towels), large soaking tub, fantastic spa and pool, excellent breakfast buffet with large selection of Chinese and Western food. Shopping is very close by and Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City are just a few subway stops away. We ended up never taking a taxi because the subway was easy to use, clean, and safe. We even took it to go out to the Summer Palace. Besides breakfast, the only hotel restaurant we went to was the Portuguese Restaurant, and it was fantastic. The people at the front desk and at the concierge desk all spoke English and were very helpful. In fact, the whole staff was very friendly and welcoming.
Paid for window view, got window view to enclosed patio with a skylight.
Night desk attendant was rude.
Very efficient day staff.
Excellent taxi service from hotel to PEK, arranged for by hotel staff.
Very nicely decorated room.
Would definitely recommend.
"Great hotel, excellent location for getting around"
Located in the hutongs between 2 subways this hotel is great for getting around Beijing easily. From the airport get the subway to yongechong lama temple temple and take exit c turn left out of here and walk down the road, cross over at confuscus temple and keep down the same road. Fangia hutong is on the right a short way down. The hotel is quite a walk up there and the entrance is after a library type bar on the right. The bar owners around there will help if you can't find it, it's through some large gates. The hotel staff speak a little English but the manager is very helpful. The breakfasts are good value for £2, they have toast, eggs, fruit, yoghurt and Chinese. Explore the area there are some great sights! The rooms are quite small but very clean and well stocked with water and toiletries. The towels are very soft and the bed linen excellent. I would definitely stay there again.
Conveniently located to major tourist sites such as Tian'anmen Sq, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, a silk market, and the Ancient Observatory. Only one block from a subway transfer station. Attached to a large mall containing several nice restaurants. Several other malls are within easy walking distance. Staff was pleasant. Breakfast buffet was delicious and filling with many choices, including both English and Chinese traditional fare. Had 3 elevators to room floors so the wait was relatively short. We would give it a 5 star rating except for two things: It was difficult to find the main entrance based on the address we had. The entrance was around in the back on a small side street, while the large sign for the hotel was located on the main street. The room thermostat didn't work - we couldn't lower the temperature from about 75 degrees F. The hotel staff also couldn't seem to fix it, so they just unlocked the window and said open the window.
An historical district, Dongcheng is home to a concentration of major sights and treasures including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City (Palace Museum). To the south, discover Wangfujing Street, a famous shopping boulevard that sees mostly foot traffic only. Here, more than 200 old Beijing brands still reign supreme including the Wuyutai Tea House and Shengxifu hat store.