The Shadow Art Performance Hotel is a must in Beijing. The location is in the heart of the Hutong area and might seem rough to first-timers to China. Dont let this put you off, the area is very safe and the hotel itself is very modern, clean and comfortable.
The staff gave us amazing service and went well beyond what was expected of them. The manager took the time to have a chat with us and gave us a warm welcome.
The only issue was getting taxi's to drop us off as the Hutong area has some narrow one way streets and it seems that the drivers were reluctant to go there as it was most likely easier to get the standard type customer. The taxi drivers are generally quite grumpy with foreigners but we found the best thing to do was to grab the hotel business cards and simply stop a taxi, jump in and show them the card. Demand the meter is put on!
Its such a quirky, stylish place, highly recommended! Walking around the Hutong area is an experience and I believe it is safe and the locals were very friendly.More