Beijing Hutong Culture Inn

No.17 Beixiawazi Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100009, China | 2 star hotel
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBeijing Hutong Culture Inn

    Reviewed by cstravelling


    Reviewed Oct 27, 2012
    by (18 reviews) East Sussex , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Falsely advertised.. Room is not what is shown online. Bathrooms rotten/broken! Only 20 mins of hot water a day in the shower. Minimal loo roll supply (we bought our own and toilet cleaner). Horrible sheets, mould on the ceiling and walls, really old heater to heat the room, old tv with terrible reception. They tried to say we had taken slippers when we left so that they could keep our deposit, we had to wait in reception for ages before they gave this back! Would never go near this place again.

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    Reviewed by emds

    In the Heart of the Hutongs

    Reviewed Sep 10, 2012
    by (4 reviews) Wellington , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

    Beijing Hutong Culture Inn really is in the depth of the Hutongs and for people new to Beijing it would be near impossible to find. We had the help of a map on a smart phone but even then we got lost. I would suggest keeping their phone number handy in case you get lost or getting a rickshaw to take you. I think you may even be able to order this service if you ring the Hotel.

    The customer service is very good and there is a very sweet bar upstairs where you can sit, enjoy drinks and food and overlook the rooftops. You also get a free beer voucher when you check in.

    Our room was nice, large and clean but the door of the bathroom was clear glass. The toilet was in front of this door and you could see it from our bed. I love my partner but it's not very nice to wake up to see him doing his business. Make sure you are very comfortable with whoever you stay with.

    Anyway that was the only real problem. The tours are expensive but as you cans see in my blog, it's easy to arrange these yourself with a bit of extra effort.

    There is no laundry service. Only dry cleaning which is very expensive.

    Overall I rate this place highly. It's in a fanatic location especially if you interested in how the people in China live. It's also near some great tourist spots.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Beijing Hutong Culture Inn

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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