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Yitel Hotel Beijing Wangjing 798
Ranked #1,602 of 6,450 Hotels in Beijing
London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good but local”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

Having spent a week in this hotel for a small conference, I agree with the other reviewers that it's more of a local business hotel rather than an international business hotel. That being said it was clean and inexpensive.

The pros:
The hotel is clean and new, having been built less than 2 years ago
The neighbourhood is interesting- across the street is the 798 art district filled with funky warehouse studios, shops and coffee houses.
The meeting rooms were clean and well equipped
The staff were friendly even if they did not speak much English
It's closer to the airport than other hotels in central Beijing - about 30 minutes by taxi

The cons
It's not in central Beijing. There is not a metro stop nearby
The staff speak little English so if there's a problem it can be awkward to fix
The lunch buffet provided to our meeting was very Chinese (they served chicken feet for example) and laden with MSG. We ended up cancelling lunches halfway through the meeting as some of our staff had a bad reaction to the MSG and some people at nothing but rice.
Breakfast was quite Chinese as well. There was a guy who cooked eggs if you could find him, but he was elusive. Most of the food was noodles, rice, chicken, celery, etc with only toast, fruit and a hard boiled egg for westerners (if you could not find the egg-guy)
Smoking is allowed inside the building in the meeting room area. We did not smoke in our meeting room but the conference using the other rooms did so we had to run through a smoke gauntlet to get to the loos. The smoke permeated our room from the outside.
We had to track down the elusive IT guy every morning to turn on the LCD projector which required a remote. If we booked a meeting with the LCD they should have predicted our need rather than being surprised each morning.
We ordered coffee/tea breaks for our meeting which ended up being a pot of tea and an over cooked pot of coffee with no biscuits or food. Make sure you order coffee/tea AND biscuits.
Each night we had little business cards slipped under our door for 'special massage' services (if you know what I mean). It gave the otherwise professional hotel a taint.

All in all it was a positive experience with some slight issues as above. If you do book a meeting here make sure you are specific about what you want and don't want.

Finally, we used Janet at Sinohotel to book the conference and she was fantastic. She went over and above, responding quickly to emails beforehand, visiting the various venues ahead of time, taking photos and even travelled on our excursions with us to make sure we did not get lost. When we had any problems/changes she was a phone call away and as a bilingual English/Chinese speaker, her skills were invaluable.

I've never had such great service from a hotel /event booking service and at no/very little cost to us. If you do book the Yitel, or anywhere else in China, I can recommend Sinohotel highly.

Room Tip: Nobody had a bad room in our group.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Seremban, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

They highlighted it is a business hotel, but I feel it is only mean for local, not an international business hotel yet;
Wifi is only available on ground floor and penthouse, with password;
So called business hotel, while only one English channel (news channel) among 48’s tv channels can watch in the room.
Each room only provide one card, even though we had requested from front office, and they refuse to provide one more, such an inconvenience and stingy;
Is limited fork and spoon, tea spoon, coffee cup … provided in the restaurant, and respond slow during peak for breakfast;
The staff is not friendly including F&B, front office can communicate in English, but their face are always dark;
The location is far from subway station, although is near to 1 or 2 tourist attraction;
It is no shopping area around the hotel, one shop lot opposite where you can buy simple grocery and have supper, the restaurant is open till 2am opposite;
Beijing’s traffic is well-known in the world, and the hotel is far from city center while near to airport, everyday we spend minimum 2 hours on the road go and return from the city center;
Travel agent will say is worth to upgrade to 5star while pay some money, but is NOT worth and it is NOT a 5star hotel…yet;
This hotel is no swimming pool and spa, only 2 fitness equipments in the fitness center which you can see from the photo provided.
Only praise – housekeeping, they make the room so comfortable, I had a nice sleep everyday.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Yitel Hotel Beijing Wangjing 798
Address: 4,5 Building, Yingping Alley, No.9 Jiuxianqiao North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015, China
Region: China > Beijing > Jiuxianqiao
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1,602 of 6,450 Hotels in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yitel Hotel Beijing Wangjing 798 3.5*
Number of rooms: 235
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