I traded in my Gold Crown rated timeshare for this Hotel, described as, in the heart of Beijing. That is not entirely true. The room was adequate. The bed was a king and was comfortable. The living room furniture was pretty uncomfortable, and very cheap. The AC worked "most" of the time, had to ask for help at least 3x"s during the week. A few staff speak English, Steven in the Black Olive restaurant speaks it well, and occasionally there would be a reception staff who spoke English. The staff behind the desk were minimally helpful, and could improve at customer service.
The subways were within walking distance and pretty easy to navigate, once we understood their system. Taxi's reasonable. We were also walkers and walked to the Marriott area and found a good little café not too far from there, and a large Super Market and mall. If you need a guide and/or driver while there we found a private one that was a better price than the hotel tour groups. She can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: (0086)13691598802, she has been a guide for 15 years and speaks great English. We found out later the that the North area of Beijing is generally considered a good area to stay in. Oh yes, and this hotel was very family oriented. The lobby was full of families with small children most of the day.More
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