Forget about hotels that charge USD 200 or more. You can stay in well-appointed studio apartments for a fraction of the cost. Just compare and contrast the facilities you see below with what you see elsewhere. Please note the presence of washer/dryer in each unit. How do you spell C O N V E N I E N C E?
You cannot get a better location than HERE in (website hidden) is conveniently located between two metro stations.
You could walk to Dongzhimen station in 5 minutes or less. This station is served by Line 2 and Line 13. It is also the terminal of the airport train. The embassy district and trendy Sanlitun are within easy walking.
You could do simple cooking in the apartment. However, most visitors would be unlikely to do that because of the wide variety of restaurants nearby: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian and Western. Needless to say, you would also be well served by McDonalds, KFC, Pizza huts and other fast food chains.
All the modern facilities that most travelers take for granted are within easy access. You have a choice of many banks to transact your business. Shops and supermarkets that cater to foreign/domestic needs are within walking distances.
Located in the embassy district, security is this area would be better than most parts of Beijing.
Each unit has its own kitchenette, refrigerator, washing machine, dryer! (unusual in China), microwave oven, sheets and linen, private bath room with 24-hour hot water, broadband internet access, TV, 24-hr security, air-conditioning in summer and central heating in winter.
Your landlord provides a touring service. He is a Beijinger who knows the city "inside out". He owns a car (a 5-seater) and can show you around Beijing for RMB600. A trip to the Great Wall and Ming Tombs costs RMB700.
This is a personalized service without the irritating "shopping stops". With a deep knowledge of Chinese culture and fluent English, your host will give you an unforgettable impression of Beijing.
In short, you could hit the ground running in Beijing if you chose to stay here.
Other Things to Note
I have 6 apartments in one building, they are exactly the same with layout, size and facilities, slightly difference with furniture.
I don't like to regulate my guest any rules, just please be nice to the furniture and try to remember to turn the lights and A/C off whenever you leave the apartment. The check in time should be after 1pm and check out time before 12am, but it can be flexible based on the reservation and availability. Pls inform me immediately if there is any problem of the amenities and I will arrange the worker to take care at earliest time.
Fairly well-equipped apartment with reasonable facilities including efficient washing machine and dryer. However, it was scruffy and grubby, plus the directions to get there were incomplete which was difficult. This could be a great apartment if more effort was made by the owner.
We had a pleasant stay in Beijing with Robert, he offered us a custom beijing day tour and we had so much fun thank you
In reality the room didn't really look like the room shown in the picture (two beds, not working wardrobe, missing water dispenser): it was quite dirty when we arrived and kind of disgusting when we experienced that the toilet rubbish wasn't emptied. For the high price paid, one could expect at least a clean room.
But Robert Sun was insofar helpful whenever we had questions and after we informed him about the missing and broken stuff. Another plus is definitely the location: Close to Dongzhimen and Dongsishiqiao Station, the Airport Express, two big shopping malls and lots of nice and good tasting Chinese restaurants.
Good location, very close to subway! Checkin was easy. Air conditioning was great, fast wifi. To find the entrance of the building just walk around the building to the back part and you will see the lobby. Close to Seven 11 and grocery store.
Staying at Roberts was good for all our six days. The neighborhood is filled with small shops, close to a metro and a good chance for a night out.
Robert was a wonderful host, and everything was as advertised. He was quick with his communication, and although i didnt encounter any problems, i know they would be dealt with right away if i had. The room was clean and internet fast. The location was great. I will definitely book with Robert again. A++++
The apartment was nice, but extremely difficult to find. The directions and coordination with Robert before my arrival were poor at best to put it nicely. Would not recommend for that reason. Far from the best experience I've had on airbnb, and I've had quite a few.
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