Beijing 161 Lama Temple Courtyard Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Room service
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBeijing 161 Lama Temple Courtyard Hotel
Very cute, traditional chinese style hotel. If you are looking for something basic, this is the perfect place. Close to the subways, and the city center. The staff is friendly and helpful, and speak english quite well. The area is safe, with the police station at the end of the road. The only downside could be the restaurant across the street is noisy at night (however I never found it to be a problem). If you are sensitive to noise when trying to sleep, the back courtyard blocks most of the sound. This is a wonderful hotel, for a great price! Thanks to Bob and Jenny for everything!
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