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 …
... at times because each both has an attendant and the attendants are very aggressive--they yell at you to buy their products, say they will give you a good deal etc. At one point I had a lady grab my arm from behind to try to get my attention toward her booth--it's pretty intense but I think I'm going to be able to get a good deal on a lot of things. Next, we visited the Beijing City Planning building. Here we viewed a ...
... muddle through and ordered pork and vegetable dumplings. They were delicious!
We headed back to the hotel around 4:30. We stopped at a shopping mall on the walk back from the subway and discovered that there was an ice skating competition starting at 5. We stayed for awhile to watch ... The children were adorable.
Back at at the hotel, we collapsed for the evening,
... of the city and then decided to continue walking to Nanluogu Xiang (a famous alleyway with boutiques, food, entertainment etc.) Considering we had walked 6 hours you would think we would get a taxi costing only 1 pound. But no, for those of you familiar with Neil's splurdges we continued to walk.
The visit was well worth it! The food was really tasty and reasonably priced. Tired feet and full bellies we headed back on the subway.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center