Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The room is okay. A bit small. Clean and tidy. However the furnishing and sofa seemed old. The buffet breakfast it good. It also had some options for vegetarians. The service is good. The check in and check out was also fast. I checked out early morning and they booked a metered cab for me which came in a couple of minutes. The worst thing is the location. It is probably in a residential area. In the evening and night the nearby area becomes very dull and gloomy. The nearest subway stations are also very far. It seems okay on a map but actually it is far. Overall, it is a good hotel at a bad location.
If it wasn't for the staff and the price this hotel would have definitely been in trouble, gave it 3/5.. Credit goes to the helpful and friendly staff, price and room cleanliness, while the breakfast is in a serious need for improvement, not a single option of cheese or dairy products, no pastries.. Though they have multiple chinese options to cater for the Chinese guests, also the location is not the best, it's good only if ur after the temple of heaven, its around 45 mins walk to tiananmen square and an hour walk to Wangfujing street
The price is great, the breakfast is amazing. However, the bed was too hard and the front desk English was hit/miss. With so many other options in slightly better locations, you can find something that will offer a more positive experience.
We had a night to spend in Beijing before our return flight and, based in previous very good experiences in other Holiday Inn Express hotels, I decided to stay at the Beijing Temple of Heaven. What a mistake!! It was reasonably priced (not a bargain either), and well placed for a nice morning walk into the surrounding parks before heading to the airport. This was the only good thing about the hotel. The reception looks cheap, poorly illuminated and one has the impression to walk into an unfinished building. Things got worse when we got into our floor: the smell in the corridors was awful, a mix of cigar and dirt. Poor old carpets not very well maintained. When we entered the room, our dissapointment was complete. Not only there was no king-size bed (or queen-size), but a full sized bed with an old cushion to share with my wife. The smell was even worse in the room. My wife quickly detected small bugs going around the bathroom floor. They were around the room the morning after: kind of small flies. We did not run away immediately because if was very late at night (thanks to be given to China Eat Arwais, which brought us from Shanghai with 8 hours delay). Breakfast--included--was as good as nothing for us: the only "western-like" food was hard pre-fried eggs (somebody has to teach this guys how to do a fried egg over-easy), so I ended up eating a hard boiled egg, toasts, mandarins and pears. There was a decent array of Chines breakfast food but, sorry, we are not yet into it. I was expecting, as in my previous Holiday Inn Express stays, an unpretentious hotel, nothing fancy, but clean and with a regular standard breakfast. Much disappointed. Without doubt the worst hotel (out of 5) in our recent trip to China. One final positive note: staff in reception were very kind and, moreover, they spoke decent English--a much rare quality in Chinese hotels, even of higher standing.
We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and the hotel itself was ok but the location is not great. On the map provided by the hotel, it looks as though there are 3 tube stations nearby. The closest one is a 20 min walk with the furthest one being 40 mins. This means that even if you get tube back to hotel after a long day sightseeing, you face a long walk or difficulty trying to get a taxi. We had the name of the hotel written in Chinese but still taxi drivers wouldn't take us because they didn't know where hotel was. The hotel has a shuttle bus to the train station which I got on with ease one morning with nobody else on the bus. However the next morning, it was completely full and wouldn't do a re-run which meant we had to get taxi to train station. Top tip - Try to get a private driver if you can. We got a driver to take us to Great Wall and then drop us at Olympic park which made the journey easy.
Chain hotel with standard rooms and amenities. Located a little bit acide from the noisy steer, but quite close to the Temple of Heaven, which for sure is Must See in Beijing. An authentic district with real life is around. Staff on reception is very friendly and can give you good advice to your tourist program. Breakfast is very good with wide variety of dishes.
From the moment we checked in the front desk clerks were very helpful and accommodating. They've been very patient in helping us communicate with our tours and taxi service during our stay. Would like to commend and thank Mandy for going out of her way to assist us.
The hotel was nice, clean and organized. I did not like the glass block bathroom as when a roommate/spouse, etc. uses the bathroom and turns the light on at night the entire room lights up. This is not a good idea, especially since getting a good night's sleep is the main purpose of the room. Otherwise, the room is clean, shower, bath, and everything are nice. The breakfast was good and the location is convenient.
Rarely I write a negative review but if you are going for business as an International Traveller this property is best to avoid because of below mentioned reasons: > Lobbies were stinking > Rooms are dingy > Continental Food was not good as well > Nothing for Entertainment in Hotel
we've just spent 5 nights/6 days in the best holiday inn express! I'll do the off putting stuff first, get it out of the way. The hotel is a long way from the nearest tube station at Tao Ran Ting, just over a mile but this is a standard 13 Yuan taxi ride away so cheapest way from the airport is Express shuttle to the end, pick up the underground and swap around onto line 4, about 30 yuan per person. Lots of steps, the underground is fond of steps. The area around the hotel is nowhere near as grotty as some will suggest, it IS in the suburbs and not in the middle of things but we found 4 or 5 great restaurants, a bar, a Wu Mart and within 2 blocks one way a Subway (eatery) and 3 blocks the other way a McDonalds. The area is graffiti and litter free and CHEAP OMG is it cheap, a full meal for the 3 of us cost us about £20 gbp with beer, lunch in a noodle bar for £2. Easy to get taxis everywhere, easy to walk to the Temple of Heaven Park and temples, you can walk to the pearl Market if you don't want to pay the measly 15 yuan taxi fayre, and there is another park with lakes, kites etc just 2 blocks away. The hotel staff are brilliant, always an english speaker on duty, always helpful any give you a little map with the attractions on in Mandarin and English to ease communications with Taxi drivers. The room was clean, in fact, the whole place is spotless inside and out, fresh towels, bottles of water and maid service daily, usually whilst we were at breakfast. CNN on the TV for those who need it. Breakfast was different every day but always fruit always toast and usually rice. Buffet is available at lunch and dinner for a paltry 580 yuan and well worth it, bar is open for beer and wine, tea and coffee, soft drinks, or just take your own in. At the end of the stay, they called me a taxi for the airport and it was 135 yuan for the (almost) 1 hour transfer. In Beijing generally. PRINT out the chinese address of the hotel before you go, be prepared that some drivers won't want to go out of the city area, so if you get stuck, walk into any hotel and ask them to call you a taxi. Use your chinese printout to get you there. Some drivers will want to haggle for an off meter price in rush hour, accept it, or find another one. There is often a taxi right outside the hotel There is usually a police car and van in the hotel car park, thay park them there, it is not an indication of the area.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Downtown Beijing within 2 miles (3 km) of Temple of Heaven, Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Tiananmen Square. This 316-room, 3.5-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Beijing and also close to Forbidden City and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall.
Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.
Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven's 316 rooms are air-conditioned and provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Phones and desks are also standard.
Guests of Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a 24-hour business center. There's free parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and laundry facilities.
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85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 996 reviews