This hotel was a great find. We were pleased with the decor and simplicity upon entering. It was a very relaxing place to come back to after a full day of touring all of the many attractions of Beijing. The air condition was cold and the bathtub was deep which was a plus if you're visiting during summer months. The hotel staff, Bobby and the girls (Gracie & Shelley) were great and waited on you hand and foot. They will set up tours and shows for every day of your visit. Our boys enjoyed playing ping pong in the courtyard, while everyone else shared stories of their days adventures over a cup of tea or a bottle of Chinese beer. The location was also good. It was only a 15 minute walk to the subway station, (which is the recommended means of travel in Beijing), due to the quickness, cleanliness, and cost. Taxis are very cheap as well, if you don't mind a little crazy driving and don't get car sick. As for food, if you're adventurous you could easily grab food (such as Chinese dumplings) from the many food vendors on the sidewalk, or choose one of many restaurants where you will get your fill for a very reasonable price. My family of four could eat for less than $20 dollars. If you like coffee and pastries, there were a couple of nice spots about 10-15 minute walk on your way to the subway to get your day started, and they stayed open late until midnight. And if shopping is your thing, there were some small shops nearby with very reasonable prices on shoes, clothes and souvenirs. If department stores are more your style, they have those as well. And if you are really adventurous, at night the nearby allies come alive with the locals eating, drinking, and shopping the way they know how. It was all a great experience for our entire family. If I ever go back to Beijing, I would stay here again. The Templeside Deluxe Hutong House Hotel is a MUST!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A brand new deluxe hutong traditional house, run by the trustable team from Beijing Templeside House, which is the No.1 winner in 2007 in all China, voted by all hostelworld customers! Beijing Templeside Deluxe is a 'Si He Yuan'(a compound with houses around a square courtyard)hotel in a comfortable pure Chinese style with Qing dynasty characteristics.There are seven guest rooms and a beautiful covered courtyard as a multi-function hall.All rooms have air conditioning, Internet service, phone, TV, and even a ice fridge. The house is decorated with handmade colored paintings, antiques, traditional style wooden furniture, and various kinds of handicrafts.Our honored guests can enjoy the beauty of Chinese culture and arts here.We will have free dumpling making show for guests every Monday. Every Thursday afternoon, we have a free tour to explore our local hutong neighborhood. Living here can help you get a better understanding of Beijing's local life. You could never get the same feeling and traveling experience from any other places. Wandering in the long and puzzling hutong, smiling to lovely local neighbors, seeing the blue sky in the no-roof courtyard, hearing the whistle from swiftly flying-by doves, watering the garden, walking the dog, the Templeside house gives you 'a glimpse of what life in the city is really like'. The hotel located in the center of Beijing. It is about 30 mins walking to the Forbidden city, Bei Hai park, Tian An Men and most important sightseeing places. Over 20 buses and subway around the hotel make all traveling very easy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Templeside Deluxe Hutong Hotel