I had an extremely short stay here but sufficient for a simple review. I was arriving in Beijing at 12midnight with a domestic flight to catch at 6:30am. And fearing the airport transit lounge will be full (which was in the end), I booked this to rest in as it is within the airport zone too
LOCATION - Its located within the airport zone but the journey there felt longer, maybe because I was really tired after a few hiccups which led to me getting into the hotel car only at 1:30am. The road leading to was long and very dimly lit too so can be a little un-nerving for solo ladies.
TRANSPORT - The hotel has a shuttle but they dont do unearthly hours. But I do have to say, although it is safer to get the hotel to pick you up at unearthly hours, it is extremely expensive considering the distance (10-15mins) - a normal cab will cost RMB25 and the hotel's is RMB260 - although my other colleague had a problem finding cabs which will take you because they find it too near to be worth the trip. So if you're not for all this hassle and have plenty cash to spare, get them to pick you up. If you have some time to visit Beijing then this hotel is NOT for you as there's practically nothing around it. For my trip back to the airport early morning, I was charged RMB68 although the metre reads RMB48 - I was told it was common to 'compensate' drivers for the odd hours.
ROOM - the room, like the HI Express properties are, all equipped with a queen bed and well appointed, clean, and functional. I cannot fault the room if the purpose is just to rest.
SERVICE - Not too bad - and they had my packed breakfast request ready already when I checked in at 1:30am. Nothing extraordinary and everything is okay but not sure if that stands if you are not conversant in Mandarin.
All in all, a decent place and a familiar brand to rest in if you need to be close to the airport.
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