This is the hotel that I most liked in my whole trip in China. The building is pretty and has the charm of old chinese houses, though it's a very recently built hotel. My room was very clean and the service was excellent. They helped me find a doctor who can speak English when I was sick. They helped me buy a SIM card for my mobile (they literally went out with me to the shop and dealt with the clerk). You wouldn't expect that from a hotel that charges under $30 a night.
I found the location very good. It's right next to a metro station and the surrounding area is quiet and very pleasant to walk in if you like to explore narrow streets and old neighborhoods. It's not very far from Tian'anmen and the forbidden city, though you'll need to take the metro or a taxi unless you wanna take a pretty long walk.
The room was a little bit small, but the bed was big and comfortable. The main drawback is that you can hear the noise from the hallway, so expect to hear noise in the morning around 8 as people get up.More
- Free Wifi