The flat is on the 16th floor with lots of sunshine. It is 6 minutes’ walk to SongJiaZhuang subway station which is the southern intersection of line 5/10. It could be reached by subway line 10 after changing from the airport express at SanYuanQiao station. If you have lots of luggage, it is better to take the airport shuttle bus to FangZhuang (24Yuan) and take a taxi (15Yuan). Taxi from the airport to the flat costs about 130Yuan.
The facilities in the flat are just clean, basic and sufficient.
Air-conditioner / Heater
Two queen size beds, bedding
Dinning table with 4 chairs
Simply equipped Kitchen (oven, juicer, wok, pot, small pan, gas kettle, plates, glasses etc.)
Within 5 mins walking distance are grocery store, bakery, big supermarket, restaurants, bank, China mobile office.
It is easy to reach sights by subway from the apt. It is three stops from the Temple of Heaven and the HongQiao Pearl market.
- Temple of Heaven: line 5 TianTanDongMen
- Lama Temple: line 5 YongHeGong.
- Forbidden City: line 5 DongDan change to line 1 to TanAnMen East.
- Summer Palace: line 10 heading west, get off at HaiDianHuangZhuang change to line 4 to BeiGongMen.
- HuTong in Houhai lake area: line 5 DongSi change to line 6 to Beihaibei.
Nous avons séjourné dans l'appartement d'Adwoa du 3 au 18 mars 2014.
Adwoa est une personne agréable et toujours prompte à aider.
Son logement, assez vaste et confortable, est très bien situé, à proximité de la station de métro Zhongjiazhuang, à la jonction des lignes 5 et 10, cette dernière étant circulaire.
Tous ces éléments méritent d'être pris en compte.
Nous avons trouvé, en revanche, que la cuisine, en particulier, n'était pas propre. Elle était très grasse. Le petit four à micro-ondes, par exemple, était si mal entretenu que nous n'avons même pas envisagé de nous en servir.
Il y faudrait procéder à un grand nettoyage à fond, et peut-être repeindre. L' équipement pourrait facilement en être amélioré (deux verres seulement pour trois personnes, et trois chopes en matière plastique dont une fuyait, ce n'est pas digne; il en va de même des trois ustensiles de cuisine (bouilloire, casserole et poèle), très vieillis et noircis.
Moyennant un minimum d'investissement et d'entretien, cet appartement deviendrait conforme à l'impression, très favorable, qu'en donnent les photos et la description.
Interesting figures! On the day they left, I helped with one suitcase and walked them to the street. I booked a taxi through DIDI on-line service in order to avoid waiting too long. We agreed that I pay the taxi fare estimated by the driver on-line (the set paying method) and later deduct the actual amount from the deposit. But later his email said the kitchen was not clean so the taxi fee would not be refunded.
There are two glasses, one mug and three plastic cups which should be enough for 3. The oven (no microwave) was burned by the last guest which is difficult to be cleaned and it is not the necessaries of cooking since there are gas stoves. Other kitchen utensils can easily be found in the cupboard below. The kitchen facilities are old but they are clean and sufficient. Thus I set a relatively low renting rate for that area. In any case the flat offers very good value for money.
The flat is in a great location, close to a main rail, bus and tube station (SongJiaZhuang) with supermarkets and small shops dotted all around the area. It is in the older part of Beijing and some might say poorer area, but the authenticity is what makes the experience of living in this city all the more worthwhile. The area is safe and I would walk home on my own late at night without any fear. Adwoa is very helpful and fair and will assist you as best as she can with any queries. She was always ready to respond to requests as best as she could. The apartment is in an older block of flats so if you are looking for a Sanlitun-kind-of-block this is not it, but if you are looking for something spacious, homely and warm (as the sun shines in every morning), with a kitchen where you can cook and a big enough bathroom and shower space then this is ideal. The flat is basic but you have everything you need. You can get into the centre of town very easily with the subway and there also plenty of taxis around.
Good price for a simple Chinese apartment. The place was clean and adequate for our needs. It's convenient to have a kitchen and washing machine. If you plan to use either be sure to bring dish soap, sponges, etc. as nothing is provided.
Unfortunately I didn't meet Adwoa, but she was friendly and got back promptly over email.
Great place, great location; not particularly central but in a very cool neighbourhood! Close to the subway and the place had everything we needed.
Great price and lovely host. Close to the subway line and taxis are cheap as well.
Adwoa was a perfect host. Without her we would hardly manage situation that we came across. She was most helpful, regardless her work and obligations, and met our needs even in 2 o'clock in the morning. The place it self was really cozy - clean and spacey. Maybe not so fully equipped, but regardless all those things, was a really nice stay in Beijing at her place. Adwoa, thank you for your hospitality, humanity and friendship. If you ever come to Croatia we will be more than happy to have you as our guest. Wish you best of luck! And once again - thank you for all!
The experience is 100% positive :).
The apartment is near south Railway station, it was clean and contains a many useful information (about hot spot: price/time and how to reach them)
Adwoa is a very nice and interesting person.
great location if you love to be away from throngs of tourists. Easy access to subway and bus lines. Nice apartment, helpful hostess. Good value for the money.
House was nice and very spacious.. I stayed thr with my family we all liked it. Only problem is it in little interiors so make sure to get the directions from Adwoa. Adwoa is very sweet and helpful when ever we called her and asked her to give direction to the cab driver she helped us. Subway station is also not too far.
Its a decent stay and very good for the price.
Adwoa was a wonderful host. Her apartment was exactly as described and in the photos -- clean, neat, comfortable, more than spacious for the four of us (couple with 2 teenagers), safe, quiet, and easy access to the subway. We had some problems finding it from the subway stop because there are several complexes in the short street -- Adwoa gave us detailed instructions from the subway station, but since we didn't realize how far we had walked, we arrived at the wrong building and knocked on the door (all buildings have the same unit numbers on the doors), but this neighbor helped us call her & she came to get us within 5 minutes. She had all the info we needed ready -- location of grocery store, bakery, cell or mobile phone company to purchase a SIM card for our phone, restaurants, etc. We were able to do our laundry, use the fridge & stove. We also had wifi & TV. Outside the apartment complex, there were many street food vendors & convenience stores. Based on the Beijing city map, if you think Adwoa's place is far from downtown, you need not worry -- the subway station was just on the next street, and once on the subway, we got to all the main attractions within a short time. We enjoyed our stay in Adwoa's apartment & are returning to stay there again when we return to Beijing in August!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.