Classical and rather huge hotel, well organized for business and academic people and groups. Nice service, even with a rather big group, with people coming from many occidental countries, in Beijing for a congress. I tried the hotel foot-massage, very nice. From the hotel, you can reach easily main business, academic and historical / cultural parts of Beijing.
it is not a regular hotel, it is more a few connected buildings , the staff is trying hard to be very nice, but the hotel itself is pretty weak , the internet connection is unbelievably slow , and even the technical staff couldn't help. the rooms are OK (building 1 ) , if you are sensitive to cigarettes smell , make sure to have a non smoking room , the fact that it is allowed to smoke in the hotel is very disturbing .
This was a non pretentious, down to earth, inexpensive hotel that delivered a very conscientious and genuinely helpfull service from very friendly and welcoming staff that was well over the level of what one might have reasonably expected, giving regard to price and location (west central Beijing). It made my first visit to China very memorable and I will certainly go back there on my next trip. The rooms were nothing special but clean and comfortable and there was ample supply of hot water, modern facilities and complimentary, fruit, water. An internet connection was provided foc. and the hotel conveniently offered travel and booking services.