Nobody who works here speaks English so bear that in mind! The room was small and quite dirty plus the bed was rock solid. It was in a safe and nice location however. That is the only positive. This hotel is okay for 1 to 2 night stay but after that might get a bit tedious.
Stayed here for 4 days and the room was great. Its small and the bed is hard but this seems to be pretty standard for Asia. Its a little hard to find as it is located on an alley street but it isn't a far walk to 2 subway stations. Lots of restaurants nearby. Neighborhood seemed really nice and safe to walk around. Bathrooms were small but adequate. Make sure you have a translation app.
We stayed there for 4 nights in the family room.
the information that describes the hotel before we booked was VERY MISLEADING. DO NOT BELIEVE ANY OF IT
the way they tried to fixed deteriorating plaster on the walls was to put cellophane paper on it.
I was scared to tell my wife but I think the room had fleas. Everything in the laundry upon arrival home.
I saw cigarette burns on the bed sheets.. we are not smokers.
I noticed that they rent rooms by the hour and for half night... this is a seedy place.
The towels they supplied were shredded. Worse than rags I would use to clean my car and we would throw them out well before the condition they were in.
The ventilation for the room was bad with the a/c vent directly over my bed. I came down with a cold over the last 2 days.
I booked through Booking.com/ cheapostay.com and was shocked that they would have this Hotel as a choice.
We had to check out for the airport at 4am. The night clerk did not want to refund our key deposit because he went to the room and said that 1 towel was missing. I went with him and we counted 4 towels. His next line was that the towels were dirty so he will deduct 20 rmbini from the deposit. Because as he put it that is their policy.
All communication is by their using a voice translation English to mandarin.
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR DO NOT STAY THERE.
Close to the subway, it is a good place to stay long time in Beijing.
The room with window are good, clean every day, plenty of hot water, the aircon. was clean and functional. There is a lot of good restaurant around.
The reception staff is a bit confuse with foreigner they do not understand well english.
So the meaning of N.E. Hotel is None English Hotel but they are helpful when they understand.
The phrase 'looks can be deceiving' has never been more appropriate. The photos of the hotel on the website are spectacularly flattering. However, in reality, the hotel itself is dark, dated and much less appealing. The beds are large, but very hard - which, to be fair, is to be expected in many parts of China. Prepare for some sore nights of sleep if you are not fond of hard beds. The bathroom in our room was just passable, but certainly not pleasant. If you are particularly hygiene-conciouss, you should look elsewhere. A lack of windows in many rooms (at least ours) means very little light and poor ventilation. That being said, I would not go as far to say that this is the worst place I have stayed in. There are some amazing 'hole-in-the-wall' restaurants in the neighbouring street. Also, the staff were polite and willingly helpful. Yes, the woman at the desk does not speak english, but if this is the worst problem you encounter in your trip to China, consider yourself lucky. If you cannot handle language barriers, you are probably travelling in the wrong country. Additionally, if you can manage to find the place on your first attempt, you deserve a medal. We wandered aimlessly in the hutong for almost 2 hours before desperately seeking the aid of a kind store owner, who, after almost another hour of research and phone calls, deduced the location. During winter the prices are low and may warrant consideration. However, I cannot see myself returning here in a hurry.