Holiday Inn Express Beijing Huacai3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Location is good enough. Room is big enough. Price is very reasonable. Breakfast is ok. Entrance’s Subway is convenient. Service is quick & polite enough. Looking into its 3 star positioning, it is good. Only thing not fit is its shower water pressure isn’t strong enough. 地點不錯，房間夠大，價錢合理，早餐還可以，入口的賽百味餐廳很方便，服務夠快，態度也還不錯，以三星定位來說，相當不錯，唯一小缺點是淋浴水壓不夠強。
We choosed this hotel because it is just 25 min from the airport away. Beijing is pretty buisy and crowed and in the matter that we just wanted to visit the forbidden town and the great wall, it was a very good decision. To get the bests out of These 2 1/2 days in Beijing we hired a agency "China Hightlights" and the drive and guide picked us up at the port of Tanjing after a cruise. The Hotel itself is located at a very buisy street Corner and if you have the window open it get`s pretty loud. In April the air condition is not working. The Chinese Hotels still heat in that period of the year. So our room was very very warm. We sleept with open window. The Breaksfast is a mix between Asia and American Style. The Asian food is good but the American food is so la la.... The complete Hotel itself is a bit dirty every where....
I was here for business trip, for 9 days. I didn't found the Swimmingpool or the fitness center. Breakfast is okay, less continental more Chinese but you're in China so it's good. The day before my departure is the day why my rating is not 4stars. I went down and wanted to get my boarding pass printed. They send me to the 4th floor (also the breakfast room and maybe restaurant). I didn't need more than a minute to find the computer with printer. But it was locked so I waited for someone to unlock, after maybe 2 minutes there was a waitress who unlocked the computer and i could start printing not so easy because everything was on Chinese but open Adobe and printing is same like everywhere. After i printed my passes(2 sites) someone like a manager appeared and told me in English worst than mine that it's not for free. Okay i want to pay for. So than he showed me a sheet of paper left to the pc on 2m height the prices for printing. 1 black&white 5rmb and 1 color 15rmb. I would have tried to print in black and white if i could read Chinese or even much easier if the pc runs in English language! So i had to pay 30rmb for two sites, maybe in a 5 star hotel in Germany i would have to pay that much. So that's all to say.
If you don't demand much, it's a good option. For business related it's a average one though. Here are the main pros and cons I've encountered and recommendations at the bottom (from a foreigner perspective and needs). Pros: - A shopping center in the same area , which some good dining options. - Good location if you need to work around WangJing business district. Also there's a metro station in front of it which facilitates touristic purposes - Breakfast options and facility is rather good Cons: - Few English speaking staff, which is expected in China for less for an international hotel chain. - Poor Wi-Fi. If you depend on it for whichever reasons (work or personal) don't expect much and rely on it - Room that I've been initially offered had a bad smoking smell. Luckily there was another one available for me. - No frigobar Recomendations: - For late night dinner/drink option the only one available is a Korean barbecue style one. Just cross the street and look for a Mcdonalds. The place is in the same building, in the 3rd of 4th floor. It's a good one. - Many restaurants in the attached shopping center have english menu.
The hotel is in a good location, close to a metro station and a shopping centre with a range of food outlets. However the property itself has most definitely seen better days. As others have observed, the reception area is shared with a Subway outlet and, if I remember correctly, a Burger King. Once upstairs, the property feels more like the upscale hotel it purports to be, but that is only a superficial impression. The room I stayed in was poorly maintained, with a bathroom door that did not shut properly, dirty carpets, stained walls, and obvious damp and mould, on the woodwork and ceilings - with the paper under the paintwork peeling off in various places. In fact, it was lucky the lighting was so poor that it was not possible to see any further. The layout of the room itself was perfectly fine, although it is hard to understand why there is a glass window between the shower and the bedroom - why would anyone want a view like that? The breakfast, in the 'Great Room' was fine, but nothing to write home about, and the Wifi was particularly poor. Luckily there was a rather good Pizza Hut in the shopping centre underneath - as well as a massive supermarket. The hotel may well have been great when it was first built, but it is now in a very poor state and does not do the 'Holiday Inn' brand any good whatsoever. I would not plan to stay here again.
The hotel was selected because of its location. Other reviews have given ample description of that benefit. The hotel lobby is merely an entry point; a Subway sandwich shop was part of the same space. The only places to sit were the Subway tables and chairs. The hotel room was small, but clean; bathroom amenities limited. The soap in the shower was dispersed from a wall mounted container. The desk was sufficient for casual use, but not set up for a business traveler; electrical outlets for devices were not convenient nor plentiful. I unplugged the lamp at the desk to get an electrical outlet for my laptop. There was a safe located in the closet; however, it was not operational and remained that way for the five-night duration of my stay. The meeting rooms were a bit of a distance requiring a walk through part of the mall area. The meeting room was not well maintained. Carpets were badly stained and tech assistance was required for basic projection. The breakfast selection was adequate; western selections were minimal. No other meals were eaten on the hotel property; a good selection of restaurants are very close. In fact, many were passed on the way to the meeting room! A hall leads from the hotel dining room area directly into the mall near the restaurants.
I was forced to pay for the room damages. The Manager with the name Ashley Jiao threaten not to let me check out if I do not pay for the damage. I requested for logic explanation and the hotel technician and onsite duty Supervisor failed to provide. They both initially agreed that this is not my fault. But was told later by their Manager, Ashley Jiao whom was not there and have not seen the condition, asked that I need to pay. I asked the onsite duty Supervisor whether I can meet Ashley Jiao and personally explain the situation, but the onsite duty Supervisor said he is not around. The Manager also refuse to speak with me on the phone. I have to check out the next day early morning at 4.30am. I have no other choice but to pay for the damage (RMB1500) for an old rundown bathroom door or else they won't let me go. Felt cheated and threatened. I would not recommend this hotel.
I have stayed at many hotels in Beijing and if you are on business and need a good priced hotel in the northeast area of Beijing, this is the place to stay if you want great value. The rooms are first rate and clean. I judge a hotel by the comfort of the bed and the Quality of its air conditioning and this place scored a 10/10 in this category. The breakfast is standard Chinese and the lobby is very basic which was acceptable for the price of the room. The hotel is attached to a mall where you can find anything you need. Unless you want to stay in Beijing center, have all the standard western hotel amenities, western style restaurants and menus and pay more, stay here.
Good location right next to metro and buss station. Me and my friends came from train station and it was straight line from metro station to our hotel, so location was really convenient for us. Easy to find, view was really nice, rooms were clean and breakfast was good. They have nearby Carrefour, food mall and movie theater, so basically it had everything what you need for perfect hotel location
Holiday inn express Huacai Chaoyang district. We spent 5 nights at this hotel bedrooms clean and service good, breakfast was included with a wide variety of food mostly Chinese which was enjoyable. There is a shopping centre adjoining the hotel with many restaurants and shops including a Carrefour supper market, Seven Eleven store,Burger King & Subway. Outside there is a metro station to the centre of Beijing. The hotel also arranges trips to the Great Wall and Ming tombs for approx 450 yuan about £56. Forbidden city, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace approx 550 yuan about £69. Well worth a visit. China is such a wonderful city for exploring I also recommend there Silk/Pearl markets if you want a bargain.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool
Located in Wangjing, Holiday Inn Express Beijing Huacai is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from China National Convention Center and 5 mi (8.1 km) from Beijing National Stadium. This 317-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Beijing International Convention Center and Ditan Park are also within a 30-minute drive.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Huacai Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant.
All of Holiday Inn Express Beijing Huacai's 317 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones.
At Holiday Inn Express Beijing Huacai, guests have access to an indoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. Self parking is offered for CNY 80 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and express check-in.
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73.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 159 reviews