Chinese Culture Holiday Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
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Hidden down an alleyway opposite Wedome Bakery. Good location - only 4 stops on the No 2 bus to Tiananmen Square. You can catch the subway from there to get anywhere in Beijing. If you visit TS the Forbidden City then Jingshan Park, you will be within walking distance to get back to the hotel, through the hutongs. Beijing Breakfast cart sits outside Wedome and both breakfast options are great. No one in the area speaks English but everyone was helpful and we managed to communicate. Some nice reaturants down the alley next to Wedome. The hotel mostly caters for chinese tourists so there is very little English. You have to ask everyday for hot water to be turned on. For what it costs this is a great option but don't expect any luxury. Stay there if all you expect is a clean place to sleep.
Choosing this accommodation almost ruin our holiday. Upon checking in, the manager told us that we can choose to change to a twin beds room which is closer to the family room. We have already paid for 2 family rooms and it made no sense to downgrade without any compensation. Hence, we declined the offer and were promised 2 family rooms at 2pm. However, when we asked at 2pm, we were told that the hotel guest at the one of the family room has decided to extend and so we have to accept the twin beds room. She refused to give compensation. It was really incredible. Really felt scammed. Strongly warn others against going to this hotel.
Pros: - Plenty of shops surrounding the hotel including hair salon, convenience store, eateries, tobacco & tea shop - Convenience store at entrance of alley operates 24/7 - Located in the middle of 3 subway stations - Area was safe, did not feel threatened walking around the hotel late at night - Sink, hairdryer, toilet bowl and shower spray all worked perfectly - Wifi generally working well Cons: - Located inside an alley (Hutong) and hard to find if you do not know the Chinese name of the hotel, Tang Fu - 15 to 20 mins walk to the subway stations - No wardrobes in any of the rooms - Family room not a single hook or hanger, twin room 3 hangers with 3 crowded hooks on the wall - Housekeeping will not clear hair from shower area which will plug the drain - Rooms with windows on first floor noisy, with constant spitting sounds from staff working behind to wake you up early in the morning This is the first time that I am writing a bad review, because I feel the need to warn other travelers about their scams and prevent such a bad experience from happening again. It tremendously dampened our mood right from the start of the trip. We booked two family rooms for 7 nights. Reached early around 10+ am and the manager Liu Xin let us check in to one of the family rooms first. Upon hearing that there were only 5 of us instead of 6, the manager muttered that this was a bad arrangement and declined to elaborate when I questioned her about her comment. She then requested that we downgrade to a twin room since there were only 2 of us staying in the second room. We viewed the twin rooms but decided to stick to the family room as there were no wardrobes in the rooms and we wanted the extra space. The manager delayed the second family room till the official check-in timing of 2pm. She tried to pass off a twin room as a family room by adding an extra mattress on the floor beside the door, assuming that we would be fooled, but she forgot that she had previously told us the specific room was a twin room. We rejected the room and asked for a real family room. The manager then spun a story about how the ‘medical tourist who was occupying our family room decided to extend his/her stay’. We requested for compensation for the downgrading of our room, but the manager instead tried to compare our Agoda booking rates to their walk-in rates and said we already paid less than what we were supposed to. In the end we could not agree to a price although I had given her an amount equivalent to the percentage reduction in family to twin room price. The manager then said they do not have a policy of returning cash but she would consult the owner of the place. We reluctantly agreed to stay in the twin room since we had an itinerary to stick to. She disappeared for the next 2 days, and when we saw her again on the 4th night she tried to push the issue to the morning shift manager, but we reminded her that she was the one responsible. Do note that Liu Xin was previously the morning shift manager on the Saturday we checked in. The following day we questioned her again, and this time she said that the hotel would not refund cash, but would give us a ‘buy 3 get 2 free’ discount on their overpriced tour package to the Great Wall of China, which we had already toured the day before. We had booked our Great Wall tour externally, and arrangements were made to pick us up at 7.30am. At the reception just before 7.30, we asked the staff if any driver had made enquiries about picking us up but he said no. The receptionist then called the driver with the number we gave him and the receptionist asked the driver if he were the one who came by earlier. Just a minute ago, the receptionist claimed that there were no drivers who came by. Housekeeping was minimal, trash cleared and bed done but the bathroom was generally left untouched except to replace towels/shower caps/soaps. The sink and shower area were not cleaned, and we had to clear the hair from the drain ourselves whenever it started plugging. On our second last day, we came back to the room at night to find our room completely untouched, and we had to go to the reception ourselves to request for new towels and other shower items.
Very difficult to find without the Chinese name which is Tangfu. Nearest MTR is 20 mins walk away but there are a few buses. The staff at Tangfu are lovely and very friendly and helpful and the public areas are ok. However the room I had was awful, it obviously has not been decorated for years, the carpets had cigarette burns and wer thick with dust all around the perimeter. Shower was powerful but bathroom was as bad as bedroom, all the sealant was hanging off or gone all together. Its a budget hotel at the end of a Huotang but this shouldn't effect the cleanliness.If you do stay here make sure you have a good map.
Stayed here with a large group. Good rooms, friendly staff, they speak a bit of English. Handy location. You can walk to most things in the old city. Beds are a bit hard but the faux Chinese furnishings are kinda nice.
I stayed at the Tangfu for a night yesterday. The room cost about $ 45. The hotel is a bit hard to find but located conveniently near the subway line so ease of access to the airport and the rerest of the city. Room was clean. Staff are helpful, speak good English and you don't get charged the app along prices you normally get at hotels for snacks and drinks. An overall great little hotel. I would definitely stay there again
Stayed a couple of nights. Bedroom fairly small but clean. Initially had a problem with no hot water for shower which was quickly resolved by a helpful polite young man. Didn't try the restaurant but looked OK. Tucked away in a quiet side road but close to bus stop for two stop ride to Tian'anmen Square. Subway approximately a ten minute walk.
4/11/13 to 12/11/13 Beijing China Chinese Culture Hotel 205Cyn = $35.95Aud pn. Total $323.61 A Gem In A Busy City We stayed here for 9 days first of in an inside room for 2 nights then paid a little extra for room with a window which was slightly larger and a lot quieter. The staff made our stay – ever helpful and wanting to please. Kristal was particularly good, helping with everything from buses, maps, shops and cafes. On the edge of the tourist area, not many Westerners to be seen here. Buses No 2 will get you to the Forbidden City in 4 stops. No 104 will take you to Wangfujing Subway station and more. Bus 108 to the business centre and Olympic area. All buses are at the end of the street. Found a great restaurant over the main road (zebra crossing) and up a lane (opposite The Hot Pot restaurant) – cheap beer and fabulous food at reasonable prices. Don’t expect too much English at the hotel. Crystal is reasonable and Linda (from Mongolia) has better English. No hesitation in recommending this hotel and will revisit. Rooms are average budget, rather thin walls but clean and well maintained. If you like poking around the back alleys and laneways you will find the real Beijing here
Hotel is reasonably attractive upon entering lobby area. Some confusion over payment but eventually got sorted. The room was appalling. There was a fire escape onto a balcony that was covered by rusting air con units, neon bulbs and other rubbish. Door was not secure and could not lock the window either. Shower and bed were ok but felt on edge the whole time we were there
We stayed at this hotel for ten days in the summer of 2012 and our experience was terrible. First we were given a room that had a funny smell, and we found out that the plumbing under the sink was broken and was repaired with a soda bottle and duct tape! Not exaggerating here. They did change our room at our insistence, but we could not get a non-smoking room. Luckily the cigarette smell was not overwhelming so we stayed. The staff was not very professional. I put a "Do Not Disturb" sign out, and the cleaning woman entered the room anyway after a few knocks, and I was just getting out of the shower completely naked. I was furious and went to the front desk to complain. A male staff asked whether the person getting out of the shower was a man or a woman. After hearing that it was a man, he dismissed the incident with complete nonchalance! I tried to tell him "Do Not Disturb" meant "Do Not Enter", and he just insisted, "But you are a man, what's the problem?" In the end, no apologies were ever expressed by any of the staff.
Located in Dongcheng - Wangfujing, Chinese Culture Holiday Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Wangfujing Street and Beihai Park. This 53-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a rooftop terrace, and express check-in. Located in central Beijing, the hotel is also near Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.
All 53 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, phones, and desks. Guests can expect free wired Internet and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, free toiletries, and slippers. In-room massages are available.
Chinese Culture Holiday Hotel features a rooftop terrace, express check-in, and express check-out. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This hotel also has free newspapers.
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50% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 27 reviews