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Redwall Hotel Beijing
Ranked #1,742 of 6,531 Hotels in Beijing
Reviewed 1 August 2012 via mobile

We were in Beijing for 3 nights. The hotel was minutes away from the forbidden city- the north east corner.

The hotel was clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. People have complained about lack of English but we were fine- English wasn't great but our mandarin was pretty much non existent beyond hello and thanks.

The rooms are as described- a bitty tatty but they were cleaned. Yes there were stained carpets but again- they were vacuumed and overslly we were really pleased with the hotel. We would stay here again (we paid £30 a double through expedia).

Some tips:
1) to get here- train from airport to donzhimem, change to tube here and head for dongsi station (you change twice). Subway very easy and only 2yuan for any amount of connecting journeys. When you get to dongsi-exit side b, have a look at your map and head straight down to the corner of the forbidden city, you will pass the art museum before the hotel on the right.
2) if you get a taxi INSIST on the meter- and have the mandarin address (available on the hotels website). Taxi min is 10 yuan then 2/km after. We got a taxi to houhai (lake north of forbidden city- lots of bars and food places for 20 yuan, some taxis tried to charge 100 yuan for the journey back- walk away)
3) DO NOT, DO NOT, get a rickshaw/pedicab near the hotel. We took one from the corner to the right of the hotel with the idea of getting to the forbidden city faster (we had slept in and were jetlagged). They offered to drive us on one each and agreed 3 yuan each. They dropped us off and asked for 300 each (£60) and like idiots we thought- that's a bit steep- but assumed we were in the wrong (tired, hot and a little stupid). After they drove off (not before asking for a tip) I realised and did what you always tell others not to do in a foreign country and went after them. They had gone. We spoke to a local guy who waif report it to the police so we decided to head back to the corner and tell them we were tuning the police 110. The corner is very public and it was broad daylight. Other rickshaw drivers were there with no sign of the others. I explained my friend had gone to the hotel to phone the police and that we had photos. Within 15 minutes someone on a rickshaw arrives out of nowhere with the 600 and said- money back, no police. Which was good because the police couldn't do anything because we had handed money over and the were nowhere to be found. Obviously, trust your instincts, this was in broad salient in the city centre- I think I'd have let it go if it was a night.
4) Dont book tours on street for great wall. Get the bus- it cost next to nothing for the mutianyu section if the great wall from the bus station near dongzhimen (leaving at 830 ish, coming back at 2 or 4).
5) taxi to airport through the hotel was 280 yuan leaving at 4am, inclusive if everything.

Enjoy- have your wits about you but Beijing was fantastic. Climb the hill in the park across from the exit of the forbidden city for a great view.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Stayed at the Red Wall for 4 nights. Rooms were run down and bathroom leaked. Location was ok within walking distance to Forbiden city and an easy taxi ride anywhere else. Better out there.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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1  Thank drewontour
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

This is an okay budget hotel. The staff is quite rude and unfriendly and speaks very little English. The room was okay but dark and cramped and the bed was very hard. The location wasn't as good as I expected; it's close to the forbidden city but there are no good restaurants or shops nearby (not that we could find, that is).

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

I booked his hotel as a budget hotel near to the Forbidden City. It is very clost to the exit...but a mile from the entrance! Still it was convienient at the end of the trip. I have a chinese style room - which is nice, and clean with a large shower and air conditioning.

Breakfast is 38 RMB payable at the restaurant - and it is a very good spread, with hot and cold food and real coffee!

On the downside, it is a 15min walk from the subway (easy to find though), but the trolley bus goes there as well! Also, the local restaurants are non existant (other than the hotel whcih has 2), but a trip to Wangfujing on Metro line 1 will give you as manay food outlets as you want...in the shopping mall 'food court' - but really nice, cheap and authentic!

The staff are friendly, and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank colin f
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

Be aware of the shark porters who tried to get us to book highly priced attractions through them for 2-3 times the price you can buy direct. Also, they appear to get a cut from the Cab drivers outside, we were quoted 800RMB for a return trip to the great wall. Cost us a grand total of 90RMB by bus. Finally, ensure you do not accept any tea/drinks in the restaurant. We were charged 48RMB each for one glass of tea.

Room Tip: Ensure you turn the fridge off. It makes the room unbearably hot.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank nunasdream
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

My travel agent had pre-booked this Hotel for me before I left NZ. Upon arrival, I was told that they would have to upgrade me to another room as the room I had booked was unavailable. I was happy with that (no extra cost), however, the room I was given was what I had expected initially. Yes, the rooms are dated but I had the basics, bed, TV, bathroom & the room was serviced daily, happy with that.
Breakfast was a good selection of Chinese or european food. I found the staff extremely helpful & efficient. Most spoke english & could tell you the bus numbers to get to where you wanted to go. If they couldn't answer a question they would always get back to you later with an answer. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Thank vsmale
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

First impressions of this place was. 'They over book foreigners and put in chinese people ahead. so we got moved to a hotel around the corner for the first night, which was just as bad because they kicked us out of both of the resturants. When we finally got back to the redwall. the hall ways spelt of smoke. We never got a chance to try the Chinese resturant because when we tried they had an over priced buffet on. we ate mostly in the western resturant and that food wasnt that great either. The location is only good for when you finish at the forbidden city its right there, to catch a train its a half an hour walk away. Staff didnt speek much english either. past the glass frontage, this is a very dated looking hotel. Miss

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alanna B
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Additional Information about Redwall Hotel Beijing

Address: No.31 Shatan North Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1,742 of 6,531 Hotels in Beijing
Price Range: £48 - £72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Redwall Hotel Beijing 3*
Number of rooms: 195
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The buildings of the hotel are arranged like a court which is similar to European hotel and is different from the normal hotel of high buildings. The construction area of the hotel is 14000 square meters. The hotel has about 200 rooms of modern decoration or Chinese court style. The soft tone of the hotel, the elegant and bright lobby, the classic and exquisite decoration and natural & romantic de ... more   less 
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