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Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

房间太热了! 没有空调. The room has not AC working but website says AC. 29C in room, 8-12C outside. Not a normal stay in Beijing, management do not turn on. Front desk polite, food OK, location not so close to subway but clean and quiet.

The rooms were hot and smokey. Everywhere it was posted no smoking, but people were blatantly smoking in their rooms. No way to cool the room. Even with the window open and outside was 10C, the room was still too hot. Gym was 2 treadmills and an elliptical next to the lobby. On the positives: staff was friendly, breakfast was decent, convenience store attached to hotel, self laundry and good price. Basically if you don’t care about a gym and don’t mind hot and smokey rooms you will like this hotel.

After reading the mixed reviews we were a little worried about staying at this hotel. However we were very pleasantly surprised and ended up having a lovely stay. The entrance hall is welcoming and modern, staff were friendly, very willing to help and spoke very good English. Our room was spacious and modern- we didn’t feel it was dated or in need of refurbishment at all- the bathroom also too was very modern and clean. In some previous reviews smoke has been mentioned. From our experience it wasn’t the rooms that smell of smoke it is actually the guests smoking in their rooms. Which was a bit unpleasant for us as it did come into ours however the hotel have signs everywhere saying do not smoke but it seems people are ignoring it. My partner even asked someone in the lift to put their cigarette out and he just got laughed at. Housekeeping were excellent, most days our room had been done up whilst we were at breakfast. The laundry service too was very useful, quick and easy to use. Breakfast was incredible, we loved the variety and there was always a good rotation of food. The closest subway station is a bit of a walk away but once you know where you’re going it’s so easy and we loved the walk- you got to see Beijing from a locals perspective and see people going about their everyday lives. There’s also many restaurants nearby which do amazing food- dim sum, Peking duck. Overall we were very happy with our stay here and would definitely return if we come back to Beijing.

It is not easy to get here by public transport unless you take a bus or taxi. The hotel itself is modern and works well. No complaints and good value for money. The service is fine but English is not widely spoken by all.

On a busy week, this hotel is likely one of the cheapest ones on the IHG list. It is close to the temple of heaven, but is otherwise far from all things touristy and necessary for a visitor. The closest subway is too far away. Even the taxi driver had a hard time trying to find the hotel when i arrived at night. The hotel and its rooms are dated and smells of cigarettes throughout. It is time they change the carpets. On the plus side, in this part of the city, rooms are larger so if space is what you are after, you might prefer this over other similar establishments closer to the centre of the city. Am giving it 3 stars because while most things were average, staff was helpful and the free breakfast was sumptuous. Though I'm not likely to return, I can see how this may turn out to be of good value to some travellers.

This was excellent value for money for a budget hotel including a good breakfast. My only concern was that the room was far too hot. No wonder Beijing has a pollution problem when they are running coal fired power stations to over-heat rooms. When we complained they brought us a fan and said that we should open the window!!!

Spent two nights here on a business trip. Location was great, but hotel was showing its age. Bed was comfortable, but furnishings and bathroom were in need of work. Internet was ok, but virtually no place to work in the room. Breakfast was marginal, and attitude of staff was not good. Business office was a farce. Hope my host didn't pay too much.

The hotel staff were helpful and friendly. We visited in december and it was quite cold but rooms were nice and warm. The breakfast would have been ok, but what should have been hot was mostly cold which was off putting. The only real downfall of this place was the location as it's a bit out the way and about a 20 min walk to the nearest metro. .

Starting off this hotel is not in the most convenient location to much. Being about a 10 min walk from Temple of Heaven, thats the only thing going for location here. The subway is about 15-20 minutes walk which can take you almost anywhere. Its very residential and not much to do once the sunsets in this area. If you like to walk you can walk places yet its 45min-an hour to Forbidden city walking. Overall, if your looking to limit travel time in a city thats uncontrollable on traffic, map where you want and then pick a hotel in the middle of all of your spots. For the hotel itself it is somewhat newer, yet needs an update. The lobby is small, restaurant is decent yet lacks in any variety. Breakfast was included in my stay and i could see why. Some days it lacked much, others were decent and catered to more western travelers. I think perhaps the demographic of the house dictated what was served or perhaps day of the week. There are great places to eat in BJ, suggets seeking them out. For the rooms, they are a bit old. Need updating. The room would not cool down and windows opened slightly, yet not enough to change the temp. I would also say that if you do open the window expect the polluted air which is obvious once opened. On the last morning, this is what dropped the rating even more, the hotel had zero running water. No shower, sink, etc and was offered bottled water to shower. I was departing on a flight and couldn't shower or anything besides bottled water which was pretty sad. No other recovery was offered. Unfortunate. I suggest staying in another part of the city for a little more and you will get a lot more out of your stay.

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.

No. 36, Nan Wei Road Beijing Beijing

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Xicheng 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.


Dining

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.


Rooms

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.


Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 5 meeting rooms, and conference space. 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 a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1014 reviews