The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
I woke up early, the room was a bit old fashioned in fact the hotel was a bit old fashioned, no wifi….NO WIFI!!. The systems was so slow I overtyped my password too many times and the email system crashed, well it fell more like a slow motion train wreck. First the computer went, then an hour later the phone stopped working and finally the …
Today is a travel day, we leave Taipei and head for Beijing, this is a simple enough flight three hours twenty minutes, then a transfer to a customer of 90 minutes a factory tour, dinner and bed.
I woke on the alarm again and headed for the gym taking my seat on the ergo for another thirty minutes of effort, crikey I hope this is doing me …
... jewellery, art, etc., etc. Our hotel – called Courtyard 7 Hotel - is in one of the alleys and I am sitting in one of the seven courtyards now surrounded by pear and pomegranate trees. We feel cocooned from the hustle and bustle around us!
And so we spent a few days exploring Beijing.
The city has a population of twenty one million persons but is only the third largest in China! It is a beautiful city – so huge, ...
We crossed the small footbridge under the serenely smiling portrait of chairman Mao. Jason provided an extremely balanced and pragmatic description of Mao and was quite candid about the great mans failings while also acknowledging the enormous changes he brought to Chinese society.
We entered the Forbidden city and Jason explained the purpose of each courtyard and gateway as we ventured deeper into this once secret ...
... purple, black), the powder that is produced from rubbing the pearls together should always be white. Lindsey bought a couple of pairs of earrings because they were buy one get one free for $18.
We hopped back on the bus for another 4 or 5 minutes and arrived at the Summer Palace. The Summer Palace is where the emperor and the royal family lived during the, you guessed it, summer time. The grounds of the palace are about as big as the Temple of Heaven, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center