a traveler from Travelocity.com
on November 30, 2007
This hotel is basically in a small mall kind of complex where there are some shops, coffee shops (including Starbucks), a pub, a bowling alley and restaurants. They call the complex "Lido". Pronounce that as "Lidooo" for cab drivers. Just say "Lidooo" and all of them know it.\n\nBeds are clean and comfortable, but hard by american standards. Room and bathroom were clean and ok in general. Room, esp bathroom, does appear aged. Location is not that great if you want to be close to downtown Wangfujing or san li tun. It's about 20min taxi ride. Note that taxis are very cheap. That 20min ride costs only $4-5. But, this location does appear to be prominent among westreners. So, better english here. Restuarants are expensive inside the Lido complex. But, I do think Thai restuarant inside the complex was reasonably priced. Texan Bar & grill was the outrageous of all. Free breakfast was good. Outside on the street, there are few restuarants with reasonable pricing. Also, there are no annoying massage calls during the nights. No noices from adjucent rooms either. I didn't like my room location though. There was no window view. Something was blocking it and there was some stupid bright big light all night. May be they have a billboard or something hanging there.\n\nOverall was ok hotel if you are ok with the location.
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