Far East International Hotel Beijing
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Far East International Hotel Beijing Reviews
Very friendly hostel in the hutongs of Beijing Jun 26, 2011
The hotel/hostel is a very nice and cosy place in the quiet back streets of Beijing, known as a 'hutong', where friendly locals live and go about their daily business. There are two parts to this hotel/hostel. The hotel on one side of the street, which I cannot vouch for as I haven't stayed there, and the very cosy hostel accommodation immediately opposite. The hostel accommodation has a very cosy courtyard with a few tables and serves food and drinks at a reasonable price. Please note that there is a deposit on beer bottles so if you bring them back you get 0.25 yuan. The courtyard is a lovely place to relax and catch up with other travellers. The rooms are nice and clean, but the bathrooms could have been a little bit cleaner. The staff are helpful and will happily organise trips to the Great Wall, ranging from a short visit to a few hours trek on the wall (to be recommended to get away from the bulk of the tourists and to see the parts that have not been restored).
The location of the hostel was the most appealing as it gives you insight to life in the hutongs, which unfortunately are being demolished at a staggering rate to make way for a growing modern city. You can walk down through the back streets (a couple of km) to Tiannamen Sq. and the Forbidden City.
BFEH, a great place to stay!
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Far East International Hotel Beijing Overview
Beijing Far East Hotel is a business-friendly hotel located in Beijing's Chongwen neighborhood, close to Peking Opera, Tiananmen Square, and Great Hall of the People. Additional points of interest include Forbidden City and National Centre for the Performing Arts.
Beijing Far East Hotel's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves Hot and cold buffet breakfasts each morning (surcharges apply). Spa amenities include massage/treatment rooms, facials, beauty services, and a hair salon. This hotel offers small meeting rooms and business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Beijing property has 60 square meters of event space consisting of a conference center and conference/meeting rooms. For a surcharge, the property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request). Tour/ticket assistance and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and a grocery/convenience store.
118 air-conditioned guestrooms at Beijing Far East Hotel feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer courtyard views. Bathrooms feature showers with handheld showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. 21-inch high-definition televisions have cable channels and TV Internet access (surcharge). Rooms also include windows that open and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request in-room massages, irons/ironing boards, and hair dryers. Housekeeping is available daily.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby, fees may apply.
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