Hutongren Courtyard Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
Reggie and I had crazy jetlag waking up before the sun was up and a bit hungry since we fell asleep without eating dinner last night. Luckily we had wifi and iPads to keep us occupied till breakfast was served at 8. Reggie was determined to have bacon so he opted for English breakfast while I had the omelette. Our driver Simon was picking us up at …
Saw 740 BC bronze works in the Summer Palace which is basically a huge area the size of Hyde Park and St James Park together with the longest Chinese walkway in history I think its 723 ms long and runs alone the edge of a lake with beautiful Dragon boats drifting past.
In front of the walkway is the summer Palace and as Alex said this is …
It took 25 hours on the train with swine flu testing when we got on and when we got off the train. We met a lovely movie scriptwriter called Percy who became our friend during the journey and introduced us to just some of China's magic. He certainly made the journey go quicker along with our sleeper commrades - an old man and young boy just …
When choosing accommodation for your holiday, what to do consider? Location? Price? Millions of TV channels at the touch of a button? OK, so I consider price and location too. I don't care about TV - I haven't shelled out lots of money just to sit on my bum all day - that's why I don't do beach holidays. My checklist is as follows: 1. Location - …
... suitable clothing for a trip like this. I even borrowed a coat from Emily in Shanghai and that didnt help in the slightest. So I had on: a vest, a mid sleeved tshirt, a short sleeved t shirt, a jumper, a hooded jacket and a coat, leggings under my jeans with long socks, and a scarf and a hat and I was still struggling. Im talking in the minus numbers which is quite an achievement when the sun is out!
So I walked to Tiananmen Square. In fact, no, I walked PAST Tiananmen ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service