Beijing Dong Jiao Min Xiang Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I arrived to reception not having my booking. They offered me a better room at the same price. All this was transacted through a translation app as they don't speak English and I don't speak Mandarin. Excellent location, the rooms are nice and very clean for a Chinese hotel. It is a smoke free hotel but nobody pays any attention to that and the room and hallways stink of cigarette smoke. If you are prepared to put up with all this then stay here as the rate is very good.
My friends and I were booked to stay a night here and when we arrived they had no records of our booking even though we had the.booking confirmation and had already pre-paid for it months beforehand. Instead of investigating it they left us sitting in their lobby stranded, and offered us no help at all. They didn't even give us an option of re booking a room with them, we had to source other accomodation and spend money on a night in a hotel which was already spend and booked months ago. Not impressed with the staff at all,it was also very hard to find.
I stayed in 2 different rooms here. 18th May on 3rd floor & the room was large, clean & comfortable. 21st & 22nd May I was on 4th floor where the room was slightly better with a massive double bed & it was really comfortable. I ate in the restaurant for dinner twice & found it really nice food. I had breakfast twice & on my last day they made a pack up breakfast for me as I had an early flight to leave. All good food. I'd recommend this one for sure.
A complete run down hotel... Nasty old carpets which smell rotten.. Furnishing & decor which hasn't been changed for decades. No one at concierge can speak English. The only saving grace for us was a floor manager called Ivy who could empathize with our complaints & did her best to address the issue. Location is good, but not worth staying with your family.
We were hosted at this hotel with a group of young fashion designers by Hempel, for China Fashion Week. It's not a hotel that would have been on our radar and from the reviews we weren't expecting too much. It's predominantly a Chinese Business Hotel and although a couple of the staff try to speak English, communication can be a problem. The foyer, restaurant and function areas were all presentable and adequate for the hotel. The hotel rooms were not expensive, however the beds were hard and this seems to be the major complaint from westerners in their reviews. The pillows were a bit ordinary too, but the rack rate wasn't 5 star either.....so you get what you pay for. We had four nights at the hotel and found the location to be excellent. It's situated in the embassy area and is historically important, as it's where the Cultural Revolution marched through in 1949, when the embassies were being overthrown. It is a 5 minute walk to Wangfujang Street, the subway, Tianimen Square and The Forbidden City. The against .......Yes the rooms are dated. The bathrooms aren't perfect. The beds are hard and the pillows thin. The for ......... if you are on a budget and want a great location, breakfast included, basic English at reception, obliging staff ......the hotel will suffice.
3 words to describe this old carpet, nasty bathroom, and falling apart furniture... old, nasty, old. Like many Chinese hotels they provide condoms next to the toothpaste... but with a little twist the condoms were expired 2 years ago... so you better watch out... because is coming to town...
We booked city view room with Orbitz, however we got room without windows. The manager asked us to pay 100USD/night for room with windows. Even though we already booked city view, they did not accept Orbitz reservation. I contacted Orb rep, but when he called the hotel, the manager did not speak english, which he really does not. Orb rep said there is nothing he can do. No one speaks english there, they know some words. They gave us room on 6th floor, where rooms do not have windows and people have their doors wide open, so you will have a chance to see a lot of Chinese men in their underwear, walking in hallways and their rooms that are wide open. It was like brothel. The hotel stuff was rude, unprofessional and unwelcoming. At the end, we had to book another hotel. We were so happy there, Legendale. Please be aware and do not come even close to this hotel. We were robbed by hotel and harassed (physically they were pulling me by my arms). This is not a hotel, but brother/jail.
The hotel is little bit old and locates in a dark area. Even some online booking rates this hotel at 4* but it should be 3* only. Access to city center from hotel is quite close and easy. Breakfast is normal.
Location This is the best part of this hotel, its close to most of the major attractions in Beijing. We didnt have to use public transport at all and walked to all the attractions (Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Qianmen Street, Wangfujing). Price I paid an average of £72 per night, which I thought was quite expensive for China. But actually I think thats a good price for Beijing and the location of the hotel. I should also point out that my room was an Executive room so was slightly more than a Standard room rate. Cleanliness The hotel and rooms are clean. The only thing is that the carpets in the rooms are just filthy. I'm not sure if hoovers are used or not but I found a huge clump of long black hair matted into the carpet. As I like to walk around barefoot I decided to pick it all out and put it in the bin. Yuck! The bathroom and the rest of the room was fine though and the bed linen was clean, so it wasnt a huge deal really. Remember that this was an Executive room. Staff You'll find that English isnt as widely spoken as you'd expect, but saying that all of the staff still spoke English - although sometimes with a strong accent. Its our fault for not learning Chinese, but it was really good that we could speak to people easily. The staff were all very friendly and I want to point out Susan who was our waitress in the hotel restaurant. Susan was friendly and helped us out with explaining all of the dishes on the menu. Facilities I think the hotel has conference rooms upstairs, but we didnt use any. It also has a restaurant and a small car park out the front. Atmosphere The atmosphere that I picked up via the staff, facilities and decoration, was that this hotel is mainly used by Chinese people and that is who it is really targeted at. Although it was fine to stay in and we enjoyed it, the hotel isnt really targeted at westerners. But this was just my opinion and didnt affect my trip at all. Rooms I stayed in an Executive room and it was very nicely decorated. You could say that it was a little outdated, but you can see that it is presented as a luxury room. My parents stayed in a Standard room and the difference was quite big. They had wallpaper peeling off the wall and a smell coming from the sewage in the bathroom. The room just looked so much more basic and smelled of smoke more than my room. They also had a dirty carpet the same as I did. I want to point out though, that the bed linen was always clean and the bathroom was cleaned each day too. It seems that everyone smokes in Beijing, so I'm not sure you can totally get away from the smell of smoke in the hotel rooms. The Executive room didnt smell too much and didnt affect my experience. Overall Experience My lasting memories are good ones and I would stay at the hotel again. I actually wouldnt, but thats only because I'd like to see other hotels and stay in a different location next time. But I would recommend this hotel to my friends.
What really is nice of this hotel, is the fact that is near to Tiananmen Square and the forbidden city. Serviced by 2 subway station that are both 10 minutes fare by walk. The room are ok, not dirty. Only the carpet is dirty and holey. The bathroom is small and the walls behind the tub are moody. There's no wardrobe, but a little fridge, a boiler and tee (for free). Two bottles of water are always given. No wifi in room, only in lobby, that doesn't work well
Beijing Dong Jiao Min Xiang Hotel places you in Tiananmen East, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Tiananmen Square and Tiananmen. This 220-room, 3.5-star hotel has 4 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Forbidden City and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall are also nearby.
This hotel is home to 4 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.
Beijing Dong Jiao Min Xiang Hotel's 220 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and free bottled water. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.
Beijing Dong Jiao Min Xiang Hotel features a sauna, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is CNY 80 per night, and there's also an airport shuttle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 3 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.
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57% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 130 reviews