Tailong International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
15th / 16th Aug
We set out from Heathrow (weirdly meeting someone we knew quite unexpectedly) for our first leg to Helsinki, Finland. The BA crossing was OK and after a snack we landed after a 2 hour flight in Helsinki.
We didn't have to wait long, thankfully, for the connecting flight to Beijing- we just …
The check-in counter attendant at Hong Kong airport asked the obvious: "Who not direct fly to Beijing?" The answer was a saving of R180 to connect via Ningbo, adding another 4 hours onto the trip via the George'esque Ningbo airport. The immediate struggle on arrival in Beijing to give our taxi driver the hotel name was a foreboding sign of things …
... few court yards are not very well presented and a lot of rubbish & building materials are led around. It's not a good first impression, Ian thought a better plasterer & painter was needed!! When you get through to the main courtyard and palace it is impressive with it's great stone carvings & stairs and ornate designs, you keep walking through doorway after doorway. Ian found it a bit repetitive but I had the English speaking guide head phones, these work ...
... in having Chinese families wanting our photos taken with them. The guide told us that because it was a holiday people from outside of the big cities were there. They do not have much contact with Westerners and wanted the photos. Felt strange at first, but since it happened again and again, we got to enjoy it.
The Great Wall is really a Great Wall. Even though we all know how big it is, it is still a sight ...
... gave him directions. He didn't stop at a cash machine, he found the hotel down this little ally we thought there is no way this car is going down there but it did and stopped out side this little place.the name was not the name we had on our bit of paper. Brian got out and went inside and a young girl came out with yes it was our hotel. we still had no money to pay for the taxi thankfully the girls could speak good English so while one of the girls walked to the cash ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
Good location reasonably close to centre. Breakfast was very good- plenty of choices. Room spacious & well equipped but not that quite (even on 6th floor)
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.