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“OMG It Smells Like the Sewer” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Profit Hotel
Ranked #3,517 of 6,437 Hotels in Beijing
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“OMG It Smells Like the Sewer”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2010

We booked a week's stay at the Beijing "Perfect" Inn because it had awesome rates, and decent tripadvisor reviews. We didn't need a big fancy schmancy place with kiss a** service. Our main concern was clean and no bedbugs at a decent rate, and Beijing "Perfect" Inn seemed to be just that.

Check-in and check-out was painful since English wasn't their forte and Mandarin isn't mine. Then, there was the 3 flights up stairs (NO ELEVATOR) with our luggage. After a sweaty climb with all our bags, we ended up in a small (expected, so not a big deal) room filled with the smell of recently sprayed air freshner.

As we started unpacking and the air freshner wore off, we smelled some unpleasant odor. After some quick unpacking, we headed out for a quick late night snack. As we were walking down the street, we passed a manhole and got a whiff of the same unpleasant odor from our room. We noticed this everytime we passed a manhole . . .

When we returned to our room, we confirmed that the same unpleasant odor in our room matched the smell around manholes. Sewer smell! We immediately booked elsewhere . . .

Maybe I have a sensitive nose, but smell at your own risk is my warning!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2009

This hotel is a ok hotel but not comparable to other three stars hotels. It felt like staying at a hostel. The breakfast is very minimal and felt very cheap. We didn't like bathroom door, you could actually see shadow of the person inside using the washroom. The shower doesn't have a door and things could easily get wet. You actually have to hang a sign on your door indicating that you want room clean every day or you have to request at front desk. We found this out later on. You have to pay for toiletry (shaver, shampoo, soap, etc.) if you want to use theirs. I did like LCD TV and laminate floor but the wallpaper look old and needs to be replaced. This hotel was really hard to find. Make sure you have directions in Chinese and indicate to taxi driver that it's close to Drum Tower.

We did like the location of the hotel. It's within walking distance to Drum Tower and Hutong district and bar district (Huohai). The hotel was fairly cheap and close to bus station.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Profit Hotel
Address: No.281 Gulou East Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China (Formerly Nostalgia Hotel Beijing Nanluogu Alley)
Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3,517 of 6,437 Hotels in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Profit Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A new design three star boutique hotel (opening 2nd April 2008) located at Beijing Gulou Dong Dajie and just three minutes from the Drum Tower. ... more   less 
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