Lovely large apartments with a nice balcony in a very central location, close to a subway and about 20 minutes walk to the Forbidden City and Tianamen. Surrounded by shopping, restaurants and bars.
As others have said it was difficult to be understood; not so much at reception, more so in the locality since it is not really a tourist area. We struggled even to buy a hot cup of coffee one morning. Pointing seemed to suffice for the rest of the time. The apartments are also quite difficult for taxi drivers to find and we got out at the subway station most times and walked the short distance back.
The traffic in the vicinity was horrendous, as they were preparing for the Olympics, it may well have settled down by now. It was about a 20 minute walk to Tianaman Square and a bit further to Wangfujing, the main tourist area.
The breakfast spread didn’t look very nice – quite greasy, but we just stuck to toast and coffee. Also the pool area was in the basement and a bit gloomy, not somewhere you would want to spend a lot of time. Neither of these really mattered to us.
It was great having the extra space of an apartment, and no doubt a very good choice for families, but I think next time I would perhaps choose to be closer to the tourist sites.More