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“Only bad part of Beijing”

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Redwall Hotel Beijing
Ranked #2,152 of 6,463 Hotels in Beijing
Copenhagen, Denmark
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Only bad part of Beijing”
Reviewed 9 May 2008

We just returned from a trip to Beijing, which we loved. However we were very disappointed in the Red Wall hotel, where we had rented two rooms for four nights. As we have lived in Asia for 6 years, we are used to different standards, so it is with some knowledge of what is available that this review is given. We expected hard beds, but what we didn't expect was poorly cleaned rooms, no air, and lighting so dim it was hard to see by. We attemped to turn on the air conditioners, but only the circulating fan would turn on, and that didn't change the temperature enough to sleep comfortably. When we complained, we were told that the management didn't allow air conditioning until after May 5th, no matter what the temperature. We were promised fans, but only one was provided. The most upsetting thing was the poor service. After a day of sightseeing, we returned to our hot rooms, only to find no water furnished, and instead of washing cups the maids had just put them on the shelf dirty, and it had obviously not been vaccuumed. We would have changed hotels, but here you pay in cash, in advance to the travel agency.
One other thing is that the hotel advertises coffee in the room, but what they don't say is that it is a tiny expresso maker and you are charged if used! But on the good side, if you need condoms, they are also in the rooms (for a fee!0 All in all, location is the only thing attractive about this hotel, and there are much better options for your money!

  • Liked — Close to Forbidden City and Parks
  • Disliked — Uncomfortable
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2008

I was worried about our stay at this hotel after reading other reviews but actually it was absolutely fine.

Good things:
- location can't be beaten, near forbidden city, with nice shops just round the corner and real life close by
- 'chinese style' rooms are charmingly decorated
- comfortable, clean 'chinese style' rooms
- free extras such as bottled water, toiletries, tea etc in room
- not a bad western/chinese spread at breakfast with a chef creating freshly fried eggs etc
- sofas in lobby and bar spaces to relax in

Not so good things:
- took ages to check in (and out)
- money changing was VERY slow (but thorough)
- didn't have all the things the website promised (not all rooms have safes or minibars and TV is just Chinese). None of this was a problem but don't rely on the website

  • Liked — location, charming room style
  • Disliked — waiting
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled on business
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MAINE
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2008

This was a decent hotel. The staff speaks no English to be ready for that. I tried to argue that I did not in fact break a glass but I got nowhere and had to pay. My shower also lacked consistent hot water.

The free in room internet was very fast. The location is excellent and is near a few spots. The price is also nice.

At pretty much all times this place was packed so people are staying here. I was alone and besides the lack of English had no issues.

Stayed November 2007
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2008

After reading soem reviews l was very hesitant when my husband booked us in here after disliking a hostel! BUT there was nothing wrong with it. Great location, forbidden city and Behei Park and Jingshan Park all within walking distance, we even walked to Wangfujang Street easliy.

It is so well located with a Hutong area right beside it, we did not eat at the hotel and ate at almost every restaruant in the Hutong, great food and service. Alley Cafe was our breakfast choice and free internet.

Hotel itself was clean, staff very helpful and efficient, our beds were not hard at all? Our room very spacious and we even had a bath tub! Would stay again just for the location, we did not have a problem with taxi drivers either. If they did'nt know where the hotel was we would just point to Jingshang Park on our other map and walk from there, about 5 minutes.

All in all a great place to stay.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Air conditioning was not very cold some days, but they fixed it when asked.
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
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KC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2007

The location is clearly the best part of this hotel. Although, apparently no cab driver knows about it. As one reviewer said, taxi drivers will flat out refuse to take you to the hotel. We spent a cold night walking back to the hotel because of this. I am not sure if they did not want to take us, or if they could not read the extremely small print on the direction card that the hotel gave us.

The room was okay and clean. The hotel says that the TV is multi llanguage. I can only assume they can mean many dialects of Chinese, because there is no other languages.

My back has still not recovered from the beds here. After reading one of the reviews, I looked at the bed and it actually is a bed spring covered with a sheet. The floor would of been more comfortable.

I would recommend this hotel for its location, but bring your own cot!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — the bed
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2007

Excellent location, right behind the north east corner of the Forbidden City. Also minutes walk to both Ji'an Temple and BeiHai Park. Unfortunately our room overlooked the back of house kitchen/waiters area of the restaurant. We awoke each morning to clanging dishes. Throughout the day we continually heard the clammer of the kitchen. The beds are absolutely the hardest I have ever seen in a hotel. I believe they were just box springs covered in sheets. Avoid Beijing in August unless you love HEAT!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Bed Comfort
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2007

We went for the standard delux type of room and it was fine. (the one just above the economy) It is a fairly dated hotel but well maintained -our room looked like it had been part renovated. I don't think the functioning of the shower had been touched as it seemed to have a mind of its own. Good enough though -it was clean, just a little worn round the edges.

Breakfast was ok - a strange mix of Chinese and European. Nice little cafe round the corner -compass cafe - where you get get juices etc(not much of a food selection) and you can use the internet for free. Also they arrange tours to the Great Wall, acrobats etc which seem to be a lot cheaper than the usual hotel packages -plus you don't get dragged into factories en route. The hotel didn't have our reservation from Expedia when we got there but they sorted out a room for us anyway. By the time we checked out, 2 days later, the booking confirmation had come through. You will still need 500 yuan for a deposit, even though payment has been made.

You can see the Forbidden City from the window in the bedroom and it is only a short walk away from Wangfujing street, Tianamen Square, Bai Hai Park and the Forbidden City. It's about 12 Yuan in a taxi to the restaurants by Hou Hai.

Taxi to the airport -the hotel will arrange one for you BUT it will be double the price it usually is and you need to check whether it included the road toll charge. We had little choice as we had to be at the airport at 4.30am and didn't want to take the risk of flagging one down on the street. If you are going to the airport at a normal time, taxis pass by the hotel all the time, so probably better to get one that way. A good hotel -we stayed at Novotel before which was nice, but I think Redwall suits the tourist's needs more.

Stayed August 2007
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Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2,152 of 6,463 Hotels in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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