I chose this hotel based on reviews by other guests and the price. Although it was a wee bit "out of the way", I had no trouble finding a taxi driver who knew where it was (I caught the subway to Tienanmen East Station and then walked East to the intersection and caught the taxi from there). The reception staff had excellent English and I was allowed to check in at noon even though check-in time is 2:00 pm. The staff arranged a taxi to take me to my next destination which arrived promptly.
The room was clean and the bed very comfortable. The amenities were more than acceptable - none of the "fancy" stuff (moisturizer etc) but there was all-purpose body wash/shampoo in the shower and guest soap for the handbasin.
I asked the receptionist for a recommendation for a restaurant for dinner and she suggested the restaurant in the hotel next door. I had a lovely Szechuan meal for a very reasonable price (RMB78 for two courses, rice and two cans of 7-Up).
I wouldn't recommend the breakfast from the hotel unless you are Asian as it is strictly for the "locals". I ended up paying RMB38 for two pieces of toast and a boiled egg. There are plenty of places in the street or nearby to buy breakfast, so I would suggest that instead.
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