My husband and I stayed at Michael's House for three days in the third week of July. We enjoyed it alot. We had been touring with family for two weeks, and were looking to poke around by ourselves on a somewhat more relaxing pace.
This small hotel is almost like a B & B, with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel looks exactly as it does on the website. We stayed in the deluxe Queen Suite, which had the most comfortable bed we had encountered in our first two weeks in China. The sitting area of the suite had a comfortable couch and a flat screen tv. The whole place was immaculately clean, and the bathroom had the amenities of a larger hotel...hairdryer, shampoo, etc. There are rooms there of all price ranges, including a dorm room with bunk beds.
The location was in the North West of Beijing within walking distance of the Jishuitan (SP?) subway station, as well as within walking of the upper lake area. The location of the hotel is totally different from that of downtown Beijing, and it will give you more of a feel of the less touristy part of the city, although if touristy is what you want, it is easily accessible. (We did that earlier in our trip)
Michael Wang, the owner, is on the premises, and is an enjoyable person, a good host, and speaks English, as he has lived in the US for several years. He is happy to give you suggestions and directions, and he and his staff will happily write out directions in Chinese to hand to a cab driver.
Also, when we made our reservations, they emailed us directions written in Chinese to give to our cab driver, as their place is a little difficult to find down a small alley. THat was a big help!
Our last two nights in Beijing, we moved downtown to a fancy hotel to see the other side of Beijing, near the shopping, the ritzy shops, etc. We loved that too! We were glad we had seen both, and without a doubt, Michael's House was the most personal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoying A Convenient Location,the Hotel Offers You Traditional Ambiance And Modern Facilities With Guestrooms To Suit All Budgets.decorated With A Variety Of Main Colours, All Rooms Have Individual Styles.enjoy The Afternoon Tea With Your Friends Under The Glass Roof And Feel As If You Are Going Back In Time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Michael`s House Hotel Beijing
- Michaels Hotel Beijing
- Beijing Michaels Hotel