Lu Song Yuan

22 Banchang Hutong, Beijing, Beijing, 100009, China
(2 star hotel)
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Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 7 reviews
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Once a princess' residing, now a culture hotel

by written on November 26, 2004

Unique Quality: It lies at the center of the ancient city, an old styled "Hutong" in the eastern part of the city.

It is a traditional compound of quadrangle composing of 5 yards. It is surrounded by historical buildings built since Kublai Khan's Yuan Dynasty, and much of the buildings built from Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties are still preserved until today.

single room: 280 Rmb
double room: 450 Rmb.

Directions: take subway at andingmen, at walk about 10 mins to the south, find banqiao hutong.

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If you like sunny courtyards and winding hutongs

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 3, 2004

This hotel provides all the usuals; a laundry service, single rooms if you prefer a more comfortable, quieter night sleep, and dorms in the basement, whilst breakfast is basic cereal and toast. Prices are very reasonable, and staff are generally friendly.

The best part of the place however, is its charming location, with the beautiful hutongs right on your doorstep. Also, the architecture is something to behold aswell, as the place was built during the Qing dynasty, and looks and feels as if you are staying in your very own chinese temple.

(Bike rental and lockers are also provided, whilst you can pay extra for evening meals).

Unique Quality: HUTONGS: I spent many a peaceful afternoon or morning just wandering the maze of old alleys and streets. And i admit, it was the first real time that it struck me where i was, and just how different this place is compared to home.

COURTYARDS: Most single rooms share a courtyard with the room adjacent, and this is a perfect way to meet up with fellow travellers, and sit out and soak up the ambience of the distant city noise.

ARCHITECTURE: unlike most modern or retro-styled buildings, this building truly has a story and a history, and every morning i was there i could not believe where i was.

Directions: A straight-forward 10-15minute taxi ride or bike ride down Wanfujing Dajie, from the Oriental Plaza.

Jiaodaokou Nandajie (2nd left off, down narrow alley)

Beijing Lusongyuan Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 20, 2004

The Beijing Lusongyuan Hotel lies in the center of the ancient city, an old-styled "Hutong" (Mongolian for water well) in the eastern part of the city.

Quiet, nice rooms, a very beautiful place not so far from Forbbiden City.

Unique Quality: Breakfast,
Internet,
restaurant (pour dépanner)
Dortoirsn if you need (10 dollars per night)

Directions: The Beijing Lusongyuan Hotel is located on Ping'an Avenue, about 5kms to the Wangfujing shopping area, 6kms to Beijing Railway Station

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Stay in a Qing Dynasty Hotel!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 12, 2004

This hotel is a far cry from the many modern international hotels which can be found in Beijing.

The hotel is located in the hutongs (great for exploring) just north of the Forbidden City, and a short walk from Andingmen station and the beautiful Yonghe Gong Lama Temple.

The staff are very friendly with good English and it is easy to make a reservation over the telephone.

The hotel has single, double and dorm (3 or 4 bed) rooms. As I was travelling alone the dorm accomodation was ideal - I could do my on thing during the day, but we went out as a group for dinner at night, which worked out really well.

Rooms do not have attatched bathrooms - but when you are staying in such atmospheric surroundings for such a low price - what can you expect?

Unique Quality: Built in the Qing dynasty, it is a beautufully designed building, with a gorgeous courtyard which is illuminated at night and has a fantastic atmosphere.

Directions: Most Easily found by taking the Circle subway line to Andingmen station and walking South about 10 minutes, just before you reach the secondmain junction you will see a sign directing you in to the hutongs on the left.

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Stay in a Mongolian General's House

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 20, 2004

This structure was built by a Mongolian general during the Qing dynasty. Does this place ever have atmosphere for a hotel. I spent more than a little time lounging in the courtyard.

I stayed in a dorm room for 3 people. The beds in this dorm were regular hotel beds so there was no problem at all.

Unique Quality: - Built by Mongolian General during Qing Dynasty.
- Breakfast included
- Rooms $30 - $60 US
- Dorms $12 US

Directions: It is located in the Hutongs. Find a bus that goes to the Bei Bingma Si bus stop. Walk a short distance south and turn right down the first alley. It is about 50m down the alley. There are some signs that indicate where it is.

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Should this one called "budget" hotel?

by written on February 23, 2004

I guess one of the reason why we have less packpacker travellers in Beijing is for hotel reason. Normally you can find either luxury hotel western style (USD80-150) or local one .The latter one I consider is not clean /reliable enough for westerners.

Unique Quality: I have no chance to visit these hotel, however, I did a telephone survey and it seems that they are fine for budget travellers as most of their guests are westerners. I presume they have the ability to receive non-Chinese spoken travellers.
This one is one of the few places where you can experience "court yard" Style, clean and quiet. Many of my European colleagues like here.
RMB360 (USD45)per room per night with Chinese Breakfast

Directions: In Jiao Dao Kou area

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Lu Song Yuan Hotel

by written on September 30, 2002

Lu Song Yuan Hotel

The following website is NOT the best booking place that you should go but its travelers' review gives you some idea about the hotel:

http://www.asiahotels.com/hotelinfo/Lu_Song_Yuan_Hotel/

Lu should be pronounced as lyew. Lu means companion, song = pine tree.

Unique Quality: Another small hotel with traditional quadrangle courtyard hotel with rooms furnished in traditional Chinese style.

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Lu Song Yuan

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Address: 22 Banchang Hutong, Beijing, Beijing, 100009, China

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