Very central – to the west you’ve got the Forbidden City, to the east Wangfujing and the Night Market.
Unremarkable, but clean as a whistle and full of gadgets, like a widescreen TV with wireless keyboard and mouse. I found the moss-green colour scheme rather drab, but no complaints about the bathroom – mine came with a nice big tub, robes, a wide selection of toiletries and even a hairdryer. Don’t be surprised if you can detect a lingering aroma of cigarette smoke - even the non-smoking rooms suffer from it.
Spotless marble floors; walls adorned with giant murals of Beijing’s tourist attractions.
Eating and drinking
An open-plan restaurant beside the lobby serves a daily breakfast buffet and nightly Western buffet both at reasonable prices for the location and quality.
Fitness studio, tour-booking. No pool.
Bright, upbeat staff with middling to good English.
Who stays there
Western travellers and tour groups, some Chinese business and government travellers.
Breakfast not included. Free WiFi and soft drinks in the rooms.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Families with teenagers
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Very well-run hotel
- Choice location for tourists
- Unremarkable rooms