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Gehua New Century Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

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We stayed at Gehua New Century Hotel in Beijing as part of a tour package through Cruise 1st. Our first impression of the hotel was that it was very grand and luxurious – the reception area was quite impressive! We arrived in the early hours of the morning - check-in was very quick and the staff efficient. The reception staff spoke English, however very limited, and they were very friendly. There was no porter to assist with luggage – maybe due to the time of arrival. We arrived in our room and immediately could smell that this was a smoking room. I went downstairs and requested a non-smoking room, however, this one was definitely also a smoking room. After the 3rd attempt, we were finally given a non-smoking room. (This all happened at 3am in the morning after a long flight and a lengthy wait at the airport for our transfer - Cruise 1st style…). A big downside to this hotel is that it’s located in the middle of modern suburbia with no shops or restaurants within walking distance, nothing to see or do nearby and about 30 min by road or 1 hour by subway/bus combination from the old center of Beijing and all the tourist attractions. By the time we were back at the hotel from our scheduled day tours at the end of the day, there was no time left to travel to any of these attractions before closing time and getting there for a night out and back was just too complicated and time consuming. The room was really nice and quite spacious. It had a small study area with a mini bar and coffee making facilities, before entering into the main bedroom that had a very comfortable king sized bed with fluffy feather pillows. There was also a lounge chair and small side table. The large bathroom had a large bath tub, shower, basin, toilet and vanity area with a huge mirror. The shower had two shower heads: a height adjustable option with a removable shower head and a rain shower. The water pressure was great and the water always hot. There were nowhere to hang towels but they were changed every day. Pretty much your standard hotel room – nothing spectacular, but very comfortable. Not much of a view... Breakfast was included and there was an elaborate spread – mostly Chinese with a few Western options. I saw quite a few very interesting dishes like rabbit salad, turtle pickle and very smelly century eggs. Everything was very clean, fresh and well presented. Eggs were made to order. There is no cheese in your omelet, even if you ask and omelets are obviously not their forte (runny whites on the inside, rubber on the outside). The breakfast room was often full when we got there (not enough tables). With the exception of the egg man who could speak some limited English, none of the staff we interacted with could speak English and it was a matter of point and shoot… Everyone was very friendly and helpful though. We had some drinks in the lounge area one evening. They have their drinks menu on an iPad which worked very well as the staff could not speak English It was quite a mission to understand how payment works as we thought it would go on our room bill, but you have to pay for your drinks on the spot. Drinks were very expensive. All up we had a decent, comfortable stay. Our accommodation at the hotel was part of a tour package so I do not know how much the charge per night was, and how the price would compare to what we got, but regardless of price, I would not stay here again due to the location.

We stayed here for 4 night whilst on a group tour. It was one of the best hotel room I have stayed in anywhere in the world. The Reception area was very well presented and very spacious. When you walk into your room there is a small study room with a desk, chair, phone, a hide away wardrobe with ironing board, iron and safe, then you go through to a lovely spacious bedroom with soft linen, comfortable pillows, easy access to lights from your bed and a good size TV onthe wall and has nice modern decor. Then a small hallway leading into a lovely big bathroom with a full size spa bath, separate shower and seperate toilet and vanity. The daily toiletries are a very nice inclusion with a variety of products given. As for location from Beijing cbd I am not sure but Beijing is so big that I think no matter where you stayed you would have to have your own transport or use public transport. This hotel is within walking distance from the train station. There are 3 restaurants/cafes. We had a complimentary breakfast every morning and the selection was huge. A lot of Chinese food obviously but they also had bacon and eggs, tomato, mushrooms, flapjacks etc and also coffee and Danish pastries. The only downfall is that very few Staff speak English and as we don't speak Chinese it was very hard to communicate sometimes but it was fun trying and the staff would try to find someone who could help us. I would like to highly recommend this hotel.

We stayed here as part of a package tour and Yahtzee river cruise . Very comfortable spacious room . We had a enjoyable stay . Front desk spoke just enough English to get us by . I left a black jacket Jag brand label hanging in the Cubbard ( room 571) cheek out was may 15 2017 ,any chance of posting it back to me ? Thanks leanne

We stayed there with our tour group and really enjoyed it. Our room was spacious and very clean. There is a kettle for tea and coffee. The cupboard also had an iron and ironing board inside. There was no milk in the fridge but in the morning at breakfast you can take a small carton of milk back to your room. There was bottled water placed in the room everyday as you can't drink from the tap. The bed was huge and comfortable. There was a safe in the cupboard. The bathroom was larger than some hotels we have stayed in. There is a really deep stand alone bath, a seperate shower and a western toilet. You are not permitted to put the toilet paper in the toilet. The breakfast choices were great, I think everyone would find something to eat. It is hard to find forks and spoons so as a tip we took our own plastic spoon everyday and had no problems. It is close to the subway and there a quite a few restaurants close buy to eat dinner and it was cheap. The rooms are air conditioned and there is an alarm clock.The staff are lovely but not many can understand English.

I enjoyed staying here. It was a beautiful room!!! Free internet. 2 bottles of water every day. Bathtub and shower! Great service. Breakfast was very good. I highly recommend it. Good location. The room was much bigger than I thought it would be.

Unfortunately front office speak very little English. It is so hard to communicate. You expect at least one person speak a little English in such a big hotel at that caters to so many tourists. This is the first of the hotels organised by the Sinorama Tours. Chinese only drink black Tea Or Coffee. In the room they have no milk, but provide Coffee Mate (Nestle Product) as a creamer. We wanted more they could not understand what milk is. They kept giving us Yogurt. Finally I gave up . Take some Coffee Mate when going to China to user as a whitener . They provide 2 bottles of water throughout China in all the star hotels. The rooms have big bathrooms and clean.

in 26 days on a private 1 week tour and 16 day tour of China with Sinorama, this was our worst hotel that we stayed in. As the 1st hotel on the 16 day Sinorama tour, it was worse than terrible. We had asked for a NON-SMOKING Room. That they didn't understand. We were given 3 rooms to try all very smokey. We had to stay there for 3 nights. Had we had a choice I would have moved to the Crowne Plaza. This hotel is not English friendly. Breakfast is not organized well nor is it very good. Beds are comfortable. Washroom is not all that clean. Air Conditioning is controled by the central service in the hotel. You can not change the temp in the rooms. All rooms are set at 23C and as you go up higher so does the temp in the room to 32C. The reception service was terrible. The girl refused to listen to suggestions as to how to find our reservation since we arrived one day before the tour started. She was arrogant and her English comprehension was average. She had us waiting for more than 30 min. and ignored the local guide/interpreter that I had hired who also tried to help sort out the complication which was really a simple matter. I even gave her the number of our travel guide for Sinorama to call and she pushed it away until her superior told her to call her. After that she still took another 15 min. to find the reservation and then gave us the worst smoking room possible. This was the poorest reception service in all of China that I experienced in all 26t days! Between the heat and the smoke smelling room, and the reception service and the average breakfast, this hotel deserves a worst that poor rating. Sinorama needs to find another hotel.

Excellent for work and leisure for foreigners who can speak some English. Really practical Chinese cooking even if you don't like cooking as long as you need something taste to eat. Rooms overlooking the main entrance look great.

Amenities are missing from this hotel. The hotel information suggests bars, restaurants, a gym and a pool are available but they are not. There is no gym or pool. Apparently there was a gym and pool in the building next door, which is not run by the hotel, but that was not available due to building work. I was told it was not expected to be available for "a long time". We went searching for a bar that was signposted on the mezzanine level above the foyer. We could not find it and were told that it does not exist any more. The alternative was a "beer garden" which is just an area of the car park with some tables and a few plant pots.. This was open to the rain. The beer selection seemed to be quite large, but most of them were not available. There was a small bar tucked away off the foyer, but you had to sit in the foyer area. The buffet was adequate, with a large selection, but this became very limited after eating there a few times. There were two other restaurants in the building, but I did not try them. They were relatively expensive. The room I had was spacious and clean. The separate desk area was excellent. The bathroom was generously large, with an excellent shower and a large bath plus plenty of mirrors. My only complaint with the room was that the air conditioning did not seem to be very effective. It was permanently set on 18 degrees C, but the thermometer on my clock never went lower than 25 and was usually 26 or 27. That was comfortable enough, but it meant that it was difficult to get comfortable at night with the duvet on the bed. Off was too cold and on was too hot! I found the staff to be charming and very helpful. Many spoke little English, but their English was far better than my Mandarin. There was always a member of staff available who spoke English well enough to understand me. I visited the iSpa, off the foyer. This was expensive but the overall experience was excellent, with many little touches that define this as a spa on an international scale. The location is not good for tourism and there are few restaurants nearby. There are some local shops a five to ten minute walk away.

Rooms are very big and the bed is very comfortable but this is a hotel for local people. Nobody speaks decent English. Most of the staff does not understand you when you speak to them. Even the TV in the room has only 3 English speaking channels and the rest are Chinese. Restaurants stop serving diner at 8:30 PM and there is only a cafe where you can grab something to eat after that time.

19 Gulouwai Avenue (Gulouwai Dajie) Beijing Beijing

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool

Located in Xicheng, Gehua New Century Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Houhai Park and Beijing International Convention Center. This 4-star hotel has 353 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. It's in central Beijing and also close to Bell and Drum Towers and Ditan Park.


Dining

There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including Jiang Nan, which specializes in Chinese cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, sip a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café, and mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All 353 air-conditioned rooms feature safes and desks. Guests can expect 37-inch LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Memory foam beds sport pillow menus and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available.


Property features

Guests staying at Gehua New Century Hotel enjoy access to a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's RV, bus, and truck parking and limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include conference space, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Superior king bed room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Twin Bed Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Business Twin bed Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 228 reviews