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Michael's House
Ranked #43 of 6,531 Hotels in Beijing
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Reviewed 14 April 2010

I hesitate telling anyone just how wonderful Michael"s House is as we fear that we will never be able to get a reservation there in the future. Michael and his caring staff of Sean, Lydia, Hebe and Selina are like having your favorite relatives/friends awaiting your arrival. They will arrange for a car/driver to meet you at the airport and tend to your every need. They don't just care for you, they LOVE caring for you. We felt that they could very well have had "WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP YOU" tattooed on their foreheads. We met a couple from New York at the Summer Palace. They said they almost stayed at Michael's, but it sounded to good to be true. We told them, "It is true." They missed out.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2010

Lovely little place. Difficult to find if you can't speak the language or don't have an interpreter. Lucky my wife is Chinese. Nice comfortable room. Nice flat screen tv with HBO. Wireless internet which is great for free. Friendly staff who are available through the night I think. I was up late and there was somebody manning the reception. Lovely traditional Chinese courtyard. Huge selection of English books for tourists. Nice breakfast in the a.m. although I'd prefer a Chinese one instead of Western. Eat as much as you like though. Good shopping centre up the road and plenty of food stalls nearbuy and very affordable restaurants. Good shower with IKEA shampoo/shower gel. Hair drier in bathroom. AC in room.y pleased with the experience. We left a shoe there and they got in touch with us to let us know so good follow up.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 April 2010

I chose to stay at Michael's House in Beijing as an alternative to one of the big hotel chains and I am glad I did. The facility is cozy and comfortable, with high speed internet. The staff is approachable, warn, friendly and helpful without being overbearing. Plus, it's an easy walk to the subway. Near the subway there is also a lake where one can take a lovely stroll, enjoy a meal, or take in the music and night life. Once on the subway, one can get to most of the favorite tourist sites quite easily, no need for a guide.

Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 April 2010

Service was above and beyond and really made us feel welcome and at ease. Hotel staff all spoke english and we did not have any communication issues. Most travelers were from north america or europe as far as we could tell. Location is a bit weak as it was hard to find, but once you get there it is convenient as it is three blocks from the subway which links you to the rest of the city and the area was very safe. We'd recommend the hotel for others and return on future trips.

THANKS!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 April 2010

Lots of atmosphere and an interesting and easy 7 minute walk to the subway. Very comfortable beds with western mattresses. Staff were very helpful,especially Lydia who is a jem. We stayed for 6 nights...5 of which we spent in the Imperial room which was worth the extra money as it has a lot of space.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2010

We can fully recommend Michael's House. Amazing rooms, designed with love for little details, down to the two lovely birds in reception.
Very quiet, even if you want to sleep longer.
Subway not too far away.
The personal helped us to book our Great Wall trip and hired a friendly driver.
Hot water could flow a little bit longer.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2010

When we arrived at Michael's House the end of March we were two strangers in a foreign land - when we left a week later we felt like we were leaving family and a second home.

MH is a small hotel - about 12 rooms build around a traditional courtyard, You will find that the courtyard becomes a social gathering point to have a hearty breakfast, discuss adventures and relax with a tea (or something stronger) after a satisfying day.

The staff is exceptionally helpful and accommodating - Michael and Joanna are the owners and they are present much of the time. Lydia, Heibe, Salina and Sean do the rest of the work and are eager to help with anything from arranging taxis and seats for the acrobat show to pointing out local sightseeing gems - such as the street called Nan Luo Gu Xiang (try the Bell and Gong restaurant). The more you engage the staff and the other guests the more rewarding your experience will be. My wife fell in love with Lydia.

The rooms are spotless - the neighborhood local & safe - the taxis cheap - the subway 10-15 minute walk (avoid it if you hate climbing stairs) - free WiFi (can be spotty but there is a common wired computer) - not much English on TV (BBC, Bloomberg)

Highly recommended if you are a little adventurous want a unique stay in a local neighborhood, surrounded by wonderful people.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: South Yard No.1 Zhiqiang North Garden, Haidian District, Beijing 100088, China
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Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Beijing
#17 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
#28 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#35 Business Hotel in Beijing
Price Range: £60 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Michael's House 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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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Michael`s House Hotel Beijing
Michaels Hotel Beijing
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