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Het hotel ligt aan een onaanzienlijk straatje
The charming "Bamboo Garden" was actually once the residence of Kang Sheng, a sinister character responsible for "public security" during the Cultural Revolution, who nevertheless had fine taste in Chinese art and antiques (some which are still on display). Still, as the hotel's English name suggests, the beautiful and peaceful grounds are the real highlight here. The neighborhood is perfect if you want to experience the lifestyles of ordinary Beijingers. Sure, this spot
can't compete with the high-rise crowd when it comes to amenities, but its bamboo-filled gardens make it a treasure for those looking for a true Chinese experience. It's within walking distance of the colorful Houhai lakes area.
Aug 26, 2006
The beds are hard. Enjoyed the location being right in the middle of a real neighborhood and near the bell tower. Watch out for the money scam. We exchanged money at the hotel, then found that one of the 100 Yuan bills was counterfeit. They insisted it was good but then wouldn't take it as payment for the dinner we had there.
Jul 7, 2006
A bit out of the center (Close to subway) but charming and quiet. Highly recommended.
Sep 16, 2005
Liked it so much I stayed twice! Staff knowledgable and friendly and helpful to a fault. No problems found in anything. Tea always on hand. Decor superb. Rooms very confortable. Driver always available. History fascinating.