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The location is perfect. The proce is very good. The building is very new, with modern interior and facilities. The staff is not very friendly or efficient, English knowledge of the majotiry of people is below the minimum necessary for simple communication. The restaurant is overpriced and serves bad-quality food. The breakfast, however, was OK.
nice pertsonnel, good facilities, very near to metro and place Tian men Tourist infos and propositions are not complet and the organised evening at Peking Opera did not be good
The staff were very friendly and could speak English very very well No
Friendly staff who spoke english fairly well. Deluxe room was very nice and clean. Location was exellent; withing walking distance from Forbidden city, Tiananmen square and Wangfujing shopping street
Perfect Place for sightseeing, nice room, breakfast fine.... Top rated for sightseeing near Forbiodden City.
The hotel is very well located, near the subway, the Forbidden City and the shopping street. However the budget room had a strange smell and the internet did not work in the room. The receptionist that served us on our arrival was rude.
The location. 1. Better english at the reception. 2. At the check in the recptionist were talking to 3 guests at the same time, which delayed our check in. 3. We missed a refridgerator in the room.
Food in the restaurant was poor and over priced.
Value for money. For free buffet breakfast for two, free internet access, the amount we paid, was a good price. We were also given a room on the ground floor as requested. This was based on previous guests' comments on your website to avoid getting a room on the basement. The lack of good maps scaled properly. The map we got were not scaled properly. It mislead us to think that one block on the map was actually a block but actually 3x-4x times longer. Also, it would have helped if the hotel staff had ready recommendation on reasonably priced restaurants in the area that serve peking duck. That is one thing my son and I were not able to try. On the first night, we were sent to a 0 star restaurant across the street. The food and service was bad, we were charged 50yuan for a pot of tea, and we paid for the lousy food that cost us more than what the hotel charged for buffet lunch for two. I suggested to the the hotel staff never to recommend that restaurant to their guests again.
Friendly service and clean hotel. Food was fairly good and good value. Would return to stay again.
Quiet and centrally located Room smelled like smoke although it's a no smoking room.
I dont think you can get a hotel that is closer to the Forbidden City (eight-minute walk to the main cashier) as well as the main shopping strip, Wangfujing (same distance). Located in a nevertheless quiet side street. Two 24h convenience stores within 100 yards from entrance so you can save on expensive mini-bar stuff. Also two ATMs nearby, one from a Chinese bank (directly adjacent to the hotel, worked fine with my US-issued debit card) and a Citibank ATM on the street corner west of the hotel (located inside a restaurant lobby). A hotel with a post-modernist façade and an interior design that makes for an interesting cross-breed between IKEA and Feng Shui. Built around a mini-courtyard, but I think all rooms are either facing the street or the backstreets. Interesting features like a movie theatre adjacent to the lobby and a small library (Chinese books only). Bed a little hard. There is no real working area in your room, just a console to put your computer on and a simple stool. Internet connection (wired in the rooms) is decent. Wireless in the lobby. Excellent Western and Chinese breakfast. Friendly staff. For some reason there is no normal taxi available right in front of the hotel so you have to flag one down on the corner or rent (the more expensive) hotel car. Also, it is not really close to a subway station. You have to walk either East to Dengshikou or South to Tiananmen Dong, both are 10 to 15 minute walks.
I didn't like this hotel. The place is convenient for the forbidden city, and the price is low.
Hotel Kapok Beijing was a very comfortable hotel for a first time traveler to China. It is within easy walking distance to the Fobidden City and Tienamen Square. The English-speaking front desk staff helped arrange transportation for non-native speakers - a VERY IMPORTANT detail as most of the Beijingers do not understand English.The tree shaded streets on the way to the Forbidden City gave glimpses of the hutong (inner courtyard) lives of the Beijing people. Withing a half of a block from the hotel are several restaurants with excellent local cuisine and the hotel restaurant was excellent as well. Tours to other attractions could be arranged through a tourist office in the lower level of the hotel. We used it to book a visit to the Great Wall. The guide was knowledgeable. The outdoor market nearby offered local delicacies and a large modern mall had a foodcourt with Western comfort food.
I was very satisfied. The room was quiet, it had free high speed wireless internet (which I used a lot when I was in my room), it had a television, and it was very very clean, and had everything nice about it. Also, the hotel was in a centralized location where one could easily reach places like Tiananment Square and other great Chinese sites.
This place is stylish and the staff are very helpful and smile lots. The Fashion Room is a great value and while it's only 30 sq meters, it's has hardwood floors, flat screen tvs, sound proofed walls, a refrigerator, good closets, and a stylish bathroom. We were on the 3rd floor overlooking the front street and it is more quiet than you would imagine. Sometime though in the morning you can here car horns but you will wake up early anyway to get on with seeing Beijing. The bed was a little hard but we asked for an extra featherbed and all was well. Loved the colors, design, and cleanliness. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Really close to the Forbidden City and Tianamen and Wangfuging - super centrally located. We would stay here again.
I travel for a living; so stay in a lot of hotels around the world and would rank this as one of my \nfavorites. I didn't use many of the hotel amenities, but the rooms were clean, comfortable and \nvery modern. I stayed there twice in 2 weeks--my first room was a little more expensive, but had\na computer/internet, view of some Forbidden City Buildings and a huge bathtub. Breakfast was \nthe only meal I had there, but was good and decent variety. Staff was friendly and helpful, \nbut not overly so. Location was great--easy walk to the Forbidden City, Tian an men Square,\nand subways. A boutique hotel; so smaller and a bit more personal. Would highly recommend.
My sister and I only had a long weekend to explore Beijing and touch the great wall of China. We couldn't have picked a better hotel. It was affordable, great breakfast included in the price, the staff was wonderful and we would recommend this hotel to anyone. The night market is right around the corner with lots of fun, we went every night. The Staff bent over backwards to make us comfortable.
I highly recommed Hotel Kapok. However, it didn't seem to be very kid friendly.
This is the most modern, cutting edge hotel I've stayed at. We were upgraded (at no extra charge) to a suite, which was like a nice sized, big-city studio apartment. The room had all the things you'd expect in a modern hotel (no iron, though), plus a full-sized PC with internet access, free in-room wireless, two sofas, a full-sized desk, flat screen TV, gigantic bathtub for two, and bedside lighting control for the whole ''apartment.'' The only issue was the bed, which was very firm, even with an extra mattress pad they provided. The location is great -- walking distance to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square in one direction, and modern shopping malls in the other. Only one block away is one of the famous ''night markets'' where you can get scorpion on a stick! If you're in the mood for finer fare, the hotel's restaurant is excellent and has reasonable prices. The buffet breakfast was very complete, though it's a little pricey if the room price doesn't include it already (around $12 per person). All-in-all, highly recommended, unless you can't sleep in a very firm bed.
Location very close to Forbidden City, Wangfujin Street etc. Carpet in room was disgusting, bath was moldy, general, condition not great. Clientele was questionable. Ex. A rather blah and over priced breakfast buffet was further damaged by a guest openly sneezing out white chunks which landed on the carpet right in front of the buffet (and probably other places) and were left there by the guest and staff as if this was a normal occurrence. We usually try to stay in modest local type establishments but in retrospect wish we had gone with a larger western chain, many of which were nearby.
The staff were very personable and friendly. The owner even helped carry our luggage to the taxi. The location is unbeatable--in a traditional "hutong" alley within ten minutes' walk of Tiananmen Sq., the Beijing metro and the Forbidden City, as well as a small, pleasant park and a line of Chinese restaurants and grocery stores. Staying here is a traveling experience for the only adventure or culture traveler, not for the demanding international tourist. The staff can speak good English for all but the most unusual or complex questions. The rooms are en suite, but a bit small (because of the huge Chinese marriage beds) and somewhat hard to negotiate, but this offers a unique opportunity to live in what was once a traditional Chinese. Internet service is not a strong point and there are few five-star services.
Location excellent 1 street away from forbidden city staff speak english and really friendly. Tradional courtyard hutong venue which is quaint and quiet.
The location and the people were great. The hotel is very cozy and gives us the impression of a typical place. The only major negative point is the sewer smell in the bathroom.
The place was reasonably clean, and the staff spoke English fairly well. If I had to describe the hotel by one word (after consulting the dictionary) I would choose "ramshackle". At least it is more descriptive of the establishment than the word "business hotel" which is on the sign. Staff should try to take a short walk outside the hotel, since they tend to misinform guests when it comes to the local area.
The building is very close to Tianamen Square and the Forbidden City. You just walk about 250 meters down the and turn right. Nachinzi street is pretty much going thru a revamp now and will look much better soon. Inside, courtyard is very clean and interesting. Staff is friendly. Laundry service is cheap. Area seems pretty safe. They did not change the sheets of our bed ($100 a night!) for 7 nights and once the room was not swept. This is unacceptable and you should ask them to change it and check to make sure. TV, a 32in plasma, has only chinese channels. Walls are a little bare. How about a shower curtain to separate the shower area and the toilet. Staff seemed somewhat inexperienced.
It has a lovely,relaxing and safe atmosphere in the middle of the hussle and bussle city life. Traditional bedroom interiors very nice. shower was not hot in the morning,
the best points: just a few bedrooms around a friendly patio, good to meet people, close to the Forbidden City, in old area, but not far from modern malls, friendly and helpful staff the bad: very disgusting smell in the private bathroom/toilette, poor breakfast
Welcoming and helpfull hotel people. Quaint interior, done with local flair. Location is excellent: walking distance to Forbidden City, pedestrian mall area and restaurants. Nice main street (don't miss the red wall/gate adjacent to beautiful park) - first time not easy to locate in ancient urban structure; once you do, easy to return to. Good choice of restaurants in the vicinity. Excellent Internet WIFI connection. Minor point: You might wanna ask for some extra towels, just in case the pouring rain starts and your bathroom turnes into a swimming pool.
Hotel very pure! A magnificent arrangement in city centre! All is remarkable! A tremendous hall of hotel in traditional style!
The best thing about this Courtyard Hotel is the excellent location, next to the Forbidden Castle.
It was in a great part of the city. 10 minute walk from McDonalds and KFC, also tons of local chinese food places. Always random stray hair on our beds. I thought they didn't change the sheets. Shower nozzle broke one day and they fixed it but instead of hooking the drain hose back on the drain pipe they just left it in the bathroom flooding the bathroom after every shower. (But that's a thing in China, but still western bathroom should mean my clean undies don't get soaked). Also the bed was like sleeping on a rock it was so firm and the themastat didn't work so I was freezing my balls off. Actually at one point I thought I had a collapsed lung (Beijing is smoggy) but just realized it was probably just the bed being hard as a freaking rock. Overall not family friendly as some rooms there's not even privacy for the bathrooms. Shut the bathroom door and theres a huge 3 inch gap. Would recommend for couples or friends on a budget, otherwise if you can shell out some more money and stay in a place where you aren't sleeping on someone else's hair.