"Beijing's thrifty Hotel" Xuan Wu Men Hotel Tip by lobsterman

Xuan Wu Men Hotel, Beijing: 24 reviews and 2 photos

  Yue Xiu
by lobsterman
 
 

The price was excellent, $120 Canadian for four nights during February. Service was pretty bad, as noone really wanted to help us. When we would ask a question, we would be passed from one person to the next, and rarely got a straight answer. Minibar was desolate. One can of juice and one bottle of water which were both extremly overpriced. Massage parlour was nice and a very reasonable price suprisingly. If looking for a cheap place to stay, relatively close to Tiannamen this is the one, but don't expect good service.

Unique Qualities: The lobby was very nice, and beautifully decorated with lanterns for Chinese New Year. The view from the room was into a construction site, but you get what you pay for!!! In-house restauraunt was not very delicious, but we had expectations of what Chinese food is like in North America. In China it's not Chinese food, it's just food. So don't expect egg rolls or chicken balls!!!!

Address: Adjacent Xuamanem Subway station
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Centrally located, acroos from a large Cathedral and about 10-20 minutes walk to Tiannamen Square(although it advertises to be 2 mins walk)
Phone: +86 10 6301 4499
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.xwmhotel.com

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 18, 2005
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