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Wenjin Hotel
Ranked #1,613 of 6,463 Hotels in Beijing
Hong Kong
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“OK for a four-star Chinese hotel, but....”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

If you need to stay near Tsinghua University, as I did for work, then your choices are limited. Wenjin is an OK four-star Chinese hotel, but that's equivalent to a two-star joint almost anywhere else. Rooms are adequate, but the bed is plank-like and the furnishings and fittings are all cheap and already fraying. Skip the breakfast - it's dire. There were a few street vendors on the main road outside the hotel in the mornings, and a Starbucks a block away.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Berlin, Germany
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113 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

This hotel is conveniently located in the Science District / Silicon City of Beijing. Distance to city centre (Forbidden City) is quite long, so not an ideal tourist hotel. Not many restaurants around - however the Campus of Tsingua Universiy is right behind the hotel and offers 2 nice parks for morning runs. Hotel staff is only partly English speaking and breakfast is OK but not great. Make sure to book upper floor as the streets becone very noisy after 7 am.

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013

I was not sure what to expect as this was my first trip to China and this hotel had been recommended by a friend due to its proximity to Tsinghua University. I was very pleased with every aspect. The lobby is impressive and the staff are friendly and helpful. Their English is not great, but there was no problem. The rooms show a little wear, but are very clean, roomy, and pleasant. The heating system worked fine. No chance to test the A/C in December!
I particularly liked the breakfast buffets that had a great variety of both Chinese and western foods which were fresh and well presented. The dining area was well decorated and very pleasant.
The hotel is in northwestern Beijing so it is not in the main sightseeing area. The subway is reasonably close, and the Beijing subway system is very cheap and easy to use, with good signage in English.
The hotel price was very good. Recommended!

Room Tip: The higher rooms have some views.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2013

I stayed at this hotel for 6 nights since it is very close to Tsinghua University where I was working for a number of days. My rate was around AUD150 per night including breakfast. This was good value compared to hotel charges in capital cities around the world. It is very convenient to the technology park and also Peking University

The hotel lobby was well presented and my room was a reasonable size with a small desk which I found useful. The bed was a bit softer than I’m used to, but I found it very comfortable. The bathroom was spotless except for some dark stains in part of the grouting in the shower.

The buffet breakfast had a wide variety for a selection of nationalities, and for Westerners who aren’t adventurous there is fresh bread for toast, a small selection of cooked items (bacon, sausages and baked beans), a selection of pastries, platters of fresh fruit and cereal; on some days the cereal was all bran (good) and other days coco pops (hmmm) and puffed rice balls (OK but not great).

If one needs to speak in English to any staff, I always found the receptionists very helpful and responsive. Other staff I interacted with had very little English but that never caused any problems.

I will be staying here again on numerous return visits.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

I stayed here for 2 months in late 2013 (Oct-Dec) and, after paying large sums for the high-end rooms, moved into a long-term arrangement in which I am paying $111 per night. The rooms are nice - large, very well lit, reasonably clean, and with attentive room service. But my contract required that breakfast be included at a charge of $10 per day. The breakfast may be fine for Chinese who like greasy vegetables, sausages, and fried eggs, but for a Westerner who likes lighter, fruit and grain-based breakfasts there is nothing to eat. The two kinds of cereal are high-sugar children's cereal (cheerios and chocolate something), and there is often only full-fat milk. There is no decent bread, and the 'pastries' are all tasteless. I have resorted to buying my own breakfast food (decent cereal, banana) and taking it to the dining room to eat. The hotel should allow long-term residents to opt out of breakfast AND it should work on drastically improving its breakfasts for Westerners. I am still here - alas.

This hotel is owned by (or has a longterm arrangement with) Tsinghua University, so people like me who are working short-term at Tsinghua pretty much all are stuck living here. It's in the Wudaokou area, which offers very little that would count as "charming Chinese living." It's packed with people in the evenings, mostly students from all the nearby universities. NOT RECOMMENDED as a place for a long-term stay.

Room Tip: Do not face Chengfu Road - the traffic is very noisy all night long, even from the 9th floor. The h...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

The Wenjin hotel has a very convenient location if you need to go to Tsinghua or Peking University. The lobby looks impressive - something the rest of the hotel cannot quite match.

Rooms are clean and comfortable with good beds. Attention to detail is somewhat lacking: Bathroom sealants are moldy, tiles are cracked, and water is sometimes only lukewarm. The internet connection is patchy, though this may not be the hotel's fault. Hotel staff is somewhat unmotivated.

If you get a room rate around 100 Euros and need to stay in northern Beijing, then this hotel offers good value. Otherwise there may be better options.

Room Tip: Facing east is probably nicer than facing the other serviced apartment wing on the west.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Spend 3 nights here at the Executive Floor. The infrastructure looks model and update, the fact is not very practical. For example, the hotel has complementary Internet on LAN but no wireless in room. Great bath tube and shower place but beware that water will leak out that make wet the whole toilet.

Breakfast no matter on executive lounge or Reno cafe was horrible. The Korean Resturant was quite good. Be prepared.

Staffs are generally helpful but not everyone. Especially the front desk staffs were not willing to help like asking them to call a taxi is very difficult even though they finally get one for me.

The room temperature is the major reason that I find it uncomfortable. It has warm air only but I find it too hot to sleep. The only thing I can do is to turn off the warm air and open the window!

Why I said 'not bad' here is inspite of every bad things, the location is perfect. Just 3 minutes walk from my office. It is kind of trade off as getting a taxi is really difficult especially during rush hour.

If location is the your major concern, this is not a bad choice.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Property: Wenjin Hotel
Address: Tsinghua Science Park, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
Region: China > Beijing > Wudaokou
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#93 Spa Hotel in Beijing
#260 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Wenjin Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 399
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