No.15 Xiaoyuan Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing, Beijing Region, 100032, China
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So i'm all set, i have everything i need for a great trip to China in May. However, when i'm on the beijing leg of my trip, i was hoping to rent a condo (for 2-3 days..), or someplace that will provide me with a kitchen and cooking utensils. (pots and pans, etc..) I will have italian withdrawals, if i dont cook up some pasta. haha. so if anyone knows of, or would like to recommend a place i could stay at in beijing (the more centrally located the better as this is a vacation) thanks for any help!
Marco Polo brought noodles back from Cathay and they became spaghetti.
Eh? There're lots of restaurants where you could get good Italian pasta.
Lee Gardens, Hua Wei Business, and Luxury Serviced Apartment Hotel(Ascott International)have apartments to rent on a daily basis. There are a ton more but those are the three that come to my mind immediately. There is at least one timeshare in Beijing as well through Inteval International.
I tried Lee Gardens, Luxury and Somerset Svc Apt. I feel that Luxury gives the best value for money in terms of space and location. Its off the main Wangfujing area but still very convenient as it is near a subway station and mins away from Tiananmen and Wangfujing by the subway. Near silk market also
I highly recommend the Qian Yuan International Hotel on Dongzhimen. The hotel is right on the "ghost" street that is known as the restaurant street. It is close to the subway and getting a taxi is easy. We booked the business room via ratestogo.com for $66/night. The package includes breakfast and internet. Our rooms are large and comfortable. Each room has a kitchenette consisted of stove, microwave, and fridge. The single room does not come with the kitchenette. You can go online to the hotel website and see the pictures of the rooms. If you book a kingsize bed in the business room, you get a nice large area with a table and 2 chairs in the kitchen to sit and eat your meal. The twin business room has the kitchenette but no area to sit to eat. The rooms are large...about 50sq meter. The 7th floor is a nonsmoking floor. Our twin business room was rm#704. The view from our room was awesome. All the rooms comes with large floor to ceiling windows. HIGHLY recommend this hotel. There is a market right downstairs on the first floor. Price is pretty cheap, too. We love our stay there more than staying down on Wangfujing. The restaurants and stores there open late and just feel very safe walking around. Not much foreigner/tourist in the area, and that what made it more fun. Across the street from the hotel is a mom & pop dumpling place (you can see them steaming their dumpling ourside). The 5 of us has breakfast there for around 24rmb. Book online to get the cheaper rate. If you go there, the rate is almost $200/night. Definitely stay at this hotel again.
Travel Tips for Beijing
Required Reading For All Visitors And Residents
There are several informative free English language magazines available in Beijing but these two are the best:
"That's Beijing" and "City Weekend" are the most comprehensive monthly and biweekly publications listing entertainment and restaurant options. They are also fun to read because they are edited by expatriates living in Beijing so you get a candid look at what's happening in the capital as well as in other parts of China.
You will also find these two magazines published in Shanghai and Guangzhou.
("that's Shanghai" and "that's Guangzhou" as well as "City Weekend" with Shanghai and Guangzhou entertainment guide inserts.) In Beijing you can find these useful magazines at 5 star hotel lobbies as well as at several business locations frequented by foreigners like Subway Sandwich Shop.
"That's Beijing" comes out the first day of the month and is usually snapped up quickly by foreign residents. "City Weekend" is bi-weekly and includes a pull-out entertainment guide supplement.
You can also see these magazines online:
Siheyuan in Beijing
Dwelling compounds or quadrangles (Siheyuan) in Beijing are one important aspect of the city's architectural heritage.
Beijing's dwelling compounds are generally rectangular, with the four sides squarely facing the cardinal points. Almost every dwelling compound is surrounded by high walls, with an open courtyard in the centre. The buildings on four sides are usually one storey high.
Nowadays, these peaceful quadrangles are hard to find in Beijing.
Starbucks, even at... Forbidden City !
I saw the Starbucks the first time I went to Forbidden City. Some of my friends told me they didn't know about it, which means it's pretty discreet.
Actually, it's a little stand inside the souvernirs shop. It has a roof that looks like all the other ones in there, so it fits into the scenery.
It's time to buy mooncake - Dao Xiang Cun
the 15th day of the 8th month of China lunar year is mid-autumn festival, Chinese eat mooncake during these days, in 2007, this festival is in 25th September. Dao Xiang Cun is most popular, famous for dimsum.
if you travel to Beijing next month, try it, I promise it's great! mooncake, dimsum
From Train Station to Hotel
Took 2 cabs from Beijing West Station (arrival from Xi'an by train) to Wangfujing Hotel. Lots of taxis in the queue.
Cost to Hotel works out to be 28RMB.
Plenty of touts at the railway station marketing hotel rooms with transportation. Just ignore them.
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Address: No.15 Xiaoyuan Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing, Beijing Region, 100032, China