The best thing for this hotel is the wonderful location: 5min walk to the north gate of the Forbidden city and Jingshan Park, close to the local market... but a bit far away from the metro (15-20min by feet). This is a newly established ''4-star'' hotel, without swimming pool or gym, and the staff of the reception are not so skillful in service aside from check-in or out. You can book an organized tour to the Great wall or somewhere else from the hotel, but be careful before you pay, do ask what is included in the trip, otherwise you could be end up in shopping instead of travelling. Room cleaning service was fair, but sometimes they throw your things away cuz they think it was garbage... Anyway, for people who want to stay in a real 4-star hotel, this is definitely not a good choice, otherwise it's okay for bagpackers.
Need n tidy Those items under the stair case should be kept at other appropriate place...an eye sore.
I stayed for 3 days but i had bit by fleet and a dirty room, its very uncomfortable- The staff refused changed room when i told them i got bit by fleet, i was not able to check out next day-
The hotel is in a very bad location. When you step out of the building, you are immediately surrounded by lots of local people trying to sell you something, ask for money, etc. There is also a local market right near the hotel, which doesn't add beauty to the place. The building is currently being repaired, and you can be woken up around 7-8 a.m. by the noise.
Location was excellent and the area was safe. Air condition in the room was also excellent. The bedss are really hards, you can not sleep in them...
Good location near Forbidden city, but It's very difficult to find hotel in hutong not only for us but for our Chinese taxi-driver too. Every of our three days in Beijing we had some problems to find the hotel. There were too many surprises when we arrived (room on the 1st floor but we asked 2nd or 3rd floor, no free breakfast was included but there had to be in our booking list, too expensive prolongation of the room from 12:00 till 20:00). That's why we have to change hotel.
The hotel was located near the forbidden city and Tianamen square. it was cheap. The food was bad. The bathroom was flooded after you toke a shower. The hotelstaf doesn't speak english, they use google translate! For some reason we had to pay a 2nd deposite in the middle of the night.There is no metro nearby. Despite the name Parkview, there is no park nearby, just a smelly alley.
Good location. it's on a street that i can find a supermarket and all type of restaurant with fair price. Every evening there are a lot of goods/fruits selling along the street. good to explore the local hu tong life. It's not far from GuGong. the room is clean & quiet. The internet never work. housekeeping staff will wake me up every morning to ask if I need room service. It is really annoying. The front desk is quite unorganized. the day I reached they told me they did not received my booking @ booking.com, and I heard other tourist complaining about the wrong phone number provided by hotel caused them difficulties to find the hotel. Overall it's OK but don't expect it as a 4 star hotel. maybe 3 star.
best location, near to most famous park. pleseant staff the bed is rather hard
Location Language skills of personel
It is an interesting hotel close to the Beihai Park. The street however is difficult to be found by taxi drivers and the close environment is not very clean with to many low quality boutiques. The fact that the current and the warm water were cut for 10 hours in day time though I paid fully comfort.
very able & helpful staff
The hotel rooms were quite comfortable, clean and had a nice window view. The bathroom was also spacious and well designed. The front desk staff spoke relatively good English although there were times we could not really understand some of them. But overall, quite good. Just because the hotel was located near the Palace Museum, we thought we got a real good location. However, it was quite far from the subway. Although there were bus stops nearby, we didnt really know what routes they used. Overall, this is the biggest disadvantage of the Shatan.
Staff was very healpful, and the location was great.
I was delighted to stay at this hotel. The location is excellent, in the Beijing downtown, close to the Forbidden City and Jigshan Park. The staff is very friendly, they also speak an acceptable english. Breakfast was also excellent at low price (compared to european hotels), I missed only some diary products. I recommend this hotel to everyone who want to visit Beijing at a budget price.
Staff are very helpfull and the hotel is next door to the Forbidden City The room is less than fair size and what bother me the most is the persistence of the musty smell
Location Noisy street, workers start at 5 A.M. even on Sundays.
Perfect location, right in local neighbourhood but also very close to the Forbidden City (Palace Museum). The receptionist was not helpful.
Lacation.. Far from train station and shopping areas
Utrolig venlig "chef" og rigtig god til engelsk, meget i møde kommende, god beliggenhed. rigtige mange småting, såsom stoppet toilet, ingen bruser kabine, altid vand på hele gulvet i toilettet, nogen gange ind i værelset, dårlig belysning, meget lydt, vi fik ikke skiftet håndklæde i de 4 dage vi var der, larmende aircondition, til svaret nedenunder: Vil gerne anbefale det i 3-4 dage.