Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven3.5 out of 5.0
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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.
I stayed with my family in a suit. It was relatively nice. The service was good. I was content with the hotel, per se; however, I just want to warn you about the neighborhood. It's very ghetto and dirty. It's, I'd say, one of the worst neighborhood in Beijing. If you walk a couple of blocks, it becomes decent again. Again, the hotel itself is fine and clean with good service. The staff has limited knowledge of English, but that was my experience in most places. The breakfast was good, though not the best, and I actually had better breakfast in the other holiday inns in china, but it still was the best part of the hotel. If you don't mind the area, it's a good place to stay.
Room is rather big and clean. Bathroom is good. Breakfast is mostly chinese style. The beds were quite hard and we asked the reception to do something about that. They added some soft blankets under sheets right away. It helped a bit. The staff was very friendly and helped us with our questions. Location is close to railway station for high speed trains to Shanghai. There is no subway close, but taxis are quite cheap. With 20RMB (< 2€) you drive to tiananmen square. I found the subway not so easy in Beijing anyway. The reception helped us to book a private car to visit the Great Wall. They also quided us to another hotel for foot massage.
If you need a cab to the hotel do not overpay, please call Carol Chen at the hotel 15222429170 and the taxi will cost 200 rmb. The airport people will quote 500-300 rmb. Free breakfast and the hotel price it cannot be beat. I rate it better than Kunlun.
Really comfortable room with very good pillows. The mattress was amazing, firm but not hard which is really good for your back. The pillows were firm and fluffy. The linen seemed cleaned and felt soft. They had this card to put on your bed if you wanted to get your linen clean if not they leave it as they found it. Towels were nice and plentiful. They'll change them daily. They also provided little slippers which were disposable and they'll replace them daily. The shower pressure was amazing!! One of the best things about the room. It was so pleasant and the water temperature was very easy to adjust. They provided this shower gel which was a bottle attached to the wall in the shower rather than the little bottles you get in other hotels. In the toilet they also provided you with shower caps, a toothbrush, toothpaste and a small comb(very convenient). Overall a great experience in a very comfortable room. The only two things I didn't quite like were: 1. They didn't have a fridge in the room... 2. The carpet was very rough, uncomfortable to walk without slippers. 3. They don't have many option for breakfast if you have an allergy and cannot eat something. 4. Far from metro/tube station. The location is close to the Temple of heaven but so far from the closest station(30 minutes walk). Not very convenient if you spend all day walking as it is dreadful to walk from the station. Location is great for the Temple of Heaven but other than that everywhere else is quite far, so you'll spend a lot of time walking. So just be prepared if you're not taking taxis(which I recommend) you'll walk a lot! But at the same time you'll get to see the real side of the city. Otherwise the staff were really nice even though some of them don't quite understand English perfectly they'll do their best to help 👍
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