Stayed here for a week in August. The location is great for the Beijing International Convention Centre with only a 5 minute walk separating the two. Also great if you want a stroll (or jog - not recommended with the air quality being as it is) around the 2008 Olympic park.
Staff are limited in their English language ability - as is the case in much of Beijing - which makes ordering room service problematic. Beware of the surcharges on lots of things such as laundry and room service, these can add up. Breakfast was vast and varied, costs about £10 if you don't have included in your room price.
There is a TGI Fridays attached to the hotel on one side and a bakery on the other. Both very good if you want to get away from the hotel food. I'd recommend turning left out of the front of the hotel and walking 200 metres to the "beer garden", which operates like a hawker stall in Singapore but with a top up card; so, give the attendant 100 or 200 Yuan, they'll give you a card with the credit on, then walk up and down ordering your food or beer. This was by far the cheapest food in the area.
The hotel itself is far from a number of tourist attractions but the hotel has a handy little card that you can take with you that has all of the main attractions written down in English and mandarin, so if all else fails, pull the card out and point, the taxi driver should get you there (hopefully!).
Overall, a pleasant stay.
Oh, for non-smokers it can be unpleasant as everywhere there is the pungent smell of smoke. Ash trays on non-smoking floors is a good indicator to how little attention is paid to this rule...
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