Took the family to this unique old-school Chinese hotel. It is full of charm and beautiful buildings, passageways and (bamboo) gardens. There are waterfalls and interesting signage. I felt this was a place of significance and history.
Amongst the happiest visitors were older Chinese folk on family trips and reunions who looked happy and well catered for.
The BGH did not cater well for young families and I would not recommend it for wheelchair, pram users etc...
Rooms are ornate and clean but well worn and very small. All gadgets worked (fabulous computer console for light switches, which were only feet away!) Mini bar prices were staggering. The breakfast was pretty random but what you expect of a three star hutong hotel. Bathrooms clean, modern and in heat working condition. There were umbrellas...next to the toilet.
Ok, here’s the bit that really upset me.
The room we rented STANK OF SMOKE.
And recent smoke.
In the curtains, bed and gold wallpaper. This really changed my opinion of the place and maybe it’s a reflection of the older, local generation that stay there but for us, it ruined an authentic experience.More
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