Conveniently located in the center of Beijing, 20 min walk to the Tien Men Square and the Forbidden City, the apartment was is hidden in a very quiet neighborhood which was built in early 1900. Remodeled in 2012 with modern comfort.
Want a taste of real Beijing life in the very heart of the city without compromising the comfort of modern living? This newly remodeled two-bed-room apartment is situated inside a historical villa built by Rockefellers as a residential villa for the doctors of the Peking Union Hospital at the turn of last century. The apartment itself is over 60 years old with sturdy architecture, high ceilings, plentiful of windows for natural lighting and is certainly hard to find in the area these days. Only minutes walk to many attractions in Beijing: Oriental Plaza, the famous Wang Fu Jing shopping district, Tian An Men Square and to public transportation, including subway No. 1 and 5.
Although located in the heart of Beijing, the apartment gets its tranquility and peace from the shelter of matured trees, shrubs and flowers through out of the villa. It comes with living room, one bathroom, kitchen, dinning room. Hardwood floor through out the living room and bed rooms. Ceramic titles in the kitchen, dinning and bathroom. There is a electric fire place in one of the bed room. It is fully furnished with wash and dryer, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven and all the kitchen equipments such as rice cooker, coffee maker and more. WiFi and cable TV are also available. Linens and towels are provided. There is a folding bed available for extra person. Free room cleaning (every other day). It basically have everything. All you have to do is to move in. The villa has 24 hours security guard on the site.
Short term and long term lease are all welcome. An English tour guide is available with extra fees.
Interaction with Guests
I interact with my guests through email and phone. I won't be present at the listing however I always have someone greet my guest upon their arrival.
Yes. 5 min walk to subways and bus stations.
•No smoking is allowed inside the apartment.
•It is strictly forbidden to bring flammable or explosive materials, illegal substances and weapons into the apartment.
•Please wear slippers in the apartment to protect the floor from being scratched.
•As part of our commitment to a green apartment, please help us reduce the consumption of water and energy by following the suggestions in the separate documents.
•Unless your valuables, money and documents are not stored in the room safe with a personal password, we cannot guarantee their safety.
•Please lock the door at night and when leaving the apartment. You have to return the apartment keys upon check-out.
•In case of a lost key, there is a ¥50 fee for the replacement of the key.
•Check out time is 11:00 am, but if you wish to stay longer, please inform us 24 hours in advance. It can be arranged without extra charge based on availability and other bookings.
•Please do not create loud noise which could disturb neighbors especially during the period from 10.00 PM to 8.00 AM.
•Please immediately inform us of any defects or faults in the room or possible dissatisfaction with the service.
•Please keep the equipment and furniture safe. You may be charged for any damage caused by your negligence during your stay.
•For your convenience, local phone calls are free. Long distance and international calls will be charged according to the rate of the service company. To make long distance and international phone calls, you may purchase a phone card, which is usually sold in many of phone shops and newspaper stands.
•Prior to leaving the room, please check if you have turned off the tap in the bathroom.
•Pets are not allowed in the apartment.
•Room inventory (pillows, blankets, towels, books and DVDs etc.) are intended for your use during your stay at the apartment and you are kindly requested not to remove them.
•Please do not dispose of tampons or sanitary napkins in the toilets.
Betty's apartment was WONDERFUL! We loved the location. Quiet, tucked away in a gated area yet still close to food and shops. We loved the courtyard and trees! It's a local neighborhood that was so fun for my girls aged 12 and 15. The caretaker was very helpful and met our family of four and helped us haul ALL of our luggage! Betty's map in English and Chinese was a lifesaver as were her helpful tips and just general organization. Apartment was clean, spacious and very comfy. I'd go back in a heartbeat. Betty is very helpful, organized and clearly thought of so many "little things" in the apartment that were big things during the trip (extra blankets, dishsoap and extra TP, clearly labeled directions for things....so thoughtful!) Her communication was always prompt and we felt so at home while guests here. Thanks for making this trip of a lifetime so comfy for us!
We had an excellent experience at Betty Wu's apartment. The apartment was well presented and had everything we needed, and was a short walk from good restaurants and some of the main tourist attractions. Betty was an excellent host, responding promptly to emails regarding arrangements for arrival and departure. I would definitely recommend this place for people travelling to Beijing.
My friend and I are from Australia, had the opportunity to stay at this apartment for 1 month in Beijing, and we couldn't have asked for more. It trumped all other stays I've had in all my travels overseas. I definitely highly recommend it to anyone. It was such a wonderful home away from home. It was spacious, with fantastic heating- I was very worried about staying in Beijing's chilling winter, but the apartment was always so warm include. It had an excellent bathroom including shower (always very important for 2 girls). The beds were very comfortable. We also really appreciated the convenience of washing machine and dryer. The clean, fully equipped kitchen allowed us to easily make homey comfortable meals when we didn't want to eat out. There was also detailed provision of so much more than expected that made it really feel like home- the coat hanger and torch by the door, the dressing table, the inside clothes hanger, the large selection of DVDs, board games, books in both English and Chinese including travel guides, subway maps, indoor plants etc. A special mention goes to the house manager Mrs Lu, who was so wonderfully friendly, approachable,and really helped us settle in, and was always available with any problems that we had. The location of apartment is also very central, and travelling to anywhere was very convenient, as it is close to 2 subway lines. It is in a Hutong which had copious restaurants popular with the locals, vegetable stall, and small stalls that sold delicious authentic Beijing food like friend pancakes and chestnuts, which we could buy fresh every morning/night. It is also within walking distance to large shopping shopping malls. Very importantly, I felt very safe there- it is in a beautiful almost Western style looking courtyard which is very quiet and tranquil, despite being in such a bustling central location.
This apartment really exceeded my expectations. I will miss its comfort and convenience. Thank you Betty for this opportunity!
Look no further! The best place to stay in Beijing is at Betty's Apartment!! My family and I enjoyed staying at Betty's apartment during our three day trip in Beijing. Betty was able to accommodate our family of five with ease! The apartment was clean, quiet, and the perfect size for our family.
"Apartment in the heart of Beijing" is such an accurate description of her apartment. After a long day of sightseeing and traveling around the city we were always happy to know that Betty's apartment was only a short distance away either by public transportation or on feet.
Aside from her wonderful apartment, Betty was also convenient to contact. My mother and her exchanged many emails prior to our trip and Betty gave her excellent advise about the city. She recommended a fantastic tour guide, named Kevin, who spoke both Mandarin and English to pick us up from the airport and show us around Beijing.
Next time we're in Beijing we will be staying at Betty's apartment again!
Vorab sehr gute und schnelle Kommunikation mit Betty. Wir waren mit 2 Erwachsenen und 2 Kindern dort.
We had a great time at Betty's place, on a really interesting courtyard off a a hutong, letting us see a completely different side to Beijing than you would get from a hotel. The appartment was clean, spacious and comfortable and Ms Lu was incredibly helpful when we got there, showing us how everything worked and recommending restaurants. I would thoroughly recommend Betty's appartment to anyone visiting Beijing.
I was born in Beijing and went US for graduate school in the 80's. I have been living in US since then except the past 5 years I was back and forth between US and China. I am currently living in Michigan, United States.