About This Listing
Seasons Park Apartment is a self-help service apartment located in the core area of the Dongcheng District, Beijing. The Apartment offers spacious, well-furnished apartments with kitchens and free Wi-Fi in Dongcheng District, Beijing. It features tennis courts, a fitness center and 2 swimming pools.
The Apartment is on Dongzhimenwai Street, right across from the Australian Embassy. Beijing Capital Airport is within 12 miles of the apartment. It's location is wonderful and it's very convenient to go most of the main tourist destinations in Beijing, such as Sanlitun (just 20 minutes in walking distance) as well as Guijie-a famous food street which bring together different local dishes of China.
Apart from the location, the design of the apartment is also gorgeous, and there is a little kitchen so you can cook as you like. You can not only experience the Chinese culture here, but also feel like your own home.
All rooms come with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a laptop safe. They have a full kitchen, with a fridge, coffee/tea maker, a microwave and kitchenware. The bathrooms are modern and have rainshower facilities and a hairdryer.
The Apartment offers dry cleaning and laundry services. Other services include baggage storage and ticket facilities. There is also a children’s playground.
Seasons Park is a great location, Dongzhimen station is nearby, many restaurants and both Jenny Lou's and April Gourmet are very close. Walking distance to Yashow market. Very convinient!
The apartments (there are many) are in the nothern district of Seasons Park. Fiona didn't come herself, a management office (about five minutes away) takes care of the apartments. They were not prepared at all! They first showed us an apartment for only two persons, but we had booked an apartment for four people. The apartment was quite shabby. Although the building is only about 7 yeas old, this apartment already needs a renovation!
The "suite" they showed us later, had a double bed and a sofa. That means, one of us had to sleep on the floor (using the sofa cushions). Prior to the booking Fiona told us, the apartment would be ok for 4, but it definitely is not!
Also, the apartmet was not clean! The plates and forks were dirty! That was not acceptable at all.
We had many discussions with the management office about the cleaning, about the number of cups, plates etc. (2 cups for 4 persons...). At the end we got everything we wanted, but it was a long way!
Location: 4 stars
Design and interior: 3 stars
State of maintenance: 1 star
Cleaning: 1 star
Service: 1 star
Airbnb is a way to have a genuine experience abroad. The reason I stay with Airbnb is to get tips from a local resident and get away from faceless hotels. While the apartment was okay, that is all it was. It is not lived in by the host and is managed by the apartment company once you get there (if you book with Fiona, be prepared to give the apartment company a 500 yuan deposit when you get there). There was no tea or coffee and very little water left in the bottle that you drink from in most residences in China. We had to buy our own water while staying there.
The apartment is poorly finished with a tub that is detached and leaking. The overall experience was okay, but I felt that it was not Airbnb, it's just an apartment company trying to flog out empty spaces through Airbnb. Fiona called the people who showed us to our apartment her colleagues - so it was obvious that this is what they're doing. Smart for their business, I can't fault them for that, but not what you're expecting if you want an Airbnb experience. I would recommend a hotel in lieu of this place.
Thanks for your review dear, yes we run a company which helps those landlord who live overseas or in other cities of China to manage their vacant apartments, and thanks for your advises, sorry for those little troubles, we will do a better job to maintain those apartments, thanks
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