Yuanjia apt (tour available)
from £45 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £45 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4
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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4
Forget about hotels that charge USD 200 or more. You can stay in well-appointed studio apartments for a fraction of the cost. Just compare and contrast the facilities you see below with what you see elsewhere. Please note the presence of washer/dryer in each unit. How do you spell C O N V E N I E N C E?
You cannot get a better location than HERE in Beijing.It is conveniently located between two metro stations.
You could walk to Dongzhimen station in 5 minutes or less. This station is served by Line 2 and Line 13. It is also the terminal of the airport train. The embassy district and trendy Sanlitun are within easy walking.
You could do simple cooking in the apartment. However, most visitors would be unlikely to do that because of the wide variety of restaurants nearby: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian and Western. Needless to say, you would also be well served by McDonalds, KFC, Pizza huts and other fast food chains.
All the modern facilities that most travelers take for granted are within easy access. You have a choice of many banks to transact your business. Shops and supermarkets that cater to foreign/domestic needs are within walking distances.
Located in the embassy district, security is this area would be better than most parts of Beijing.
Each unit has its own kitchenette, refrigerator, washing machine, dryer! (unusual in China), microwave oven, sheets and linen, private bath room with 24-hour hot water, broadband internet access, TV, 24-hr security, air-conditioning in summer and central heating in winter.
Your landlord provides a touring service. He is a Beijinger who knows the city 'inside out'. He owns a car (a 5-seater) and can show you around Beijing for RMB600. A trip to the Great Wall and Ming Tombs costs RMB700.
This is a personalized service without the irritating 'shopping stops'. With a deep knowledge of Chinese culture and fluent English, your host will give you an unforgettable impression of Beijing.
In short, you could hit the ground running in Beijing if you chose to stay here.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Beijing airport 25 km, Nearest railway: Beijing train station 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Lift access, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Western food: McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, etc.
Chinese food: Hot pot, Cantonese cuisine, Sichuan cuisine and Chinese fast food.
China Construction Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Minsheng Bank
Oriental Kenzo department store, East Gate Plaza
Supermarket, Cinema, health club, Post office, hospital
Minimum 3 days occupancy
The Beijing Region
Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the seat of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, and the Central People's Government of China.
It is the political, economic, cultural, and communication centre of the country, as well as that for international relations.
Beijing has historically been one of China's ancient capitals. Beijing has a history of over 3,000 years, which began with the overthrow of the Shang Dynasty (around the 16th-11th century B.C.) by King Wu of the Zhou Dynasty. Called Jing in ancient times, Beijing was once the capital of the State of Yan during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 B.C.).
Later, during the Liao Dynasty, Beijing was the alternate capital, called Yanjing. During the Jin Dynasty, Beijing, then called Zhongdu, was formally made China's capital. Beijing was renamed Dadu during the Yuan Dynasty and later became Jingshi during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is now known as Beijing, meaning "north capital."
Beijing, China's capital since the Jin dynasty, has already enjoyed a history of over 800 years. Through their wisdom and hard work, the laboring people of previous and ensuing dynasties have left many marvels, cultural relics and objects, and a brilliant cultural legacy.
Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, is the centre of Beijing. In its midst towers the Monument to the People's Heroes and in the south stands the Memorial Hall of Mao Zedong. Flanking the west of the square is the Great Hall of the People and in the east are the Museum of Chinese History and the Museum of the Chinese Revolution.
Tian'anmen Square is now the essential destination for every visitor, Chinese or foreign, to Beijing. In addition, Beihai, Jingshan, and Xiangshan Parks, as well as the Badachu scenic area are all renowned tourist attractions in Beijing, praised by visitors from all over the
Chaoyang District is located in the eastern part of Central Beijing. It occupies an area of 470.8 sq.km, with a regular population of 2.82 million. This district is full of vitality and creativity; it has prosperous economy and harmonious social atmosphere.
Chaoyang is praised as the “first district in Chinese diplomacy,” and it has been an important gate for China in dealing with foreign relations. Foreign resources are abundant here. More than 60 percent of foreign business agencies and more than 90 percent of foreign political agencies in Beijing are gathered in this district. The first, second and third embassy zones are located here, including the embassies of all countries, except Russia and Luxemburg, who have established diplomatic relations with China. As an open capital district, Chaoyang has also established friendly city relations with Manhattan in New York, United States; the La Defense Area in Paris, France; the Kangnam area in Seoul, Republic of Korea; as well as 24 cities in Germany, Japan, Australia and other countries.
Chaoyang is an important node connecting the Chinese economy to the economy of the world. Its renowned Central Business District (CBD) is located in this area. In the 3.99 sq.km region of CBD, the floor space that has been constructed or is being planned has reached to 10 sq.km. More than 120 of the world’s top-500 companies have established operations in the district. Of the 24 foreign-invested banks in Beijing, 17 are located here. The new Beijing Television Centre (BTV), China Central Television Headquarters (CCTV) and the International Media Centre of Phoenix TV are nearing completion in Chaoyang. There are many profitable business opportunities here. Well- famous transnational companies and well-known brands to choose from, the CBD is becoming a smorgasbord and welcome respite for the rich.
Chaoyang District is also a centre of modern sports and culture of the capital. All kinds of sports venues have functional and advanced equipments as well as supplementary services. The Asian Games, the World Junior Championships and many other international sports’ competitions have been held here with success. There are 14 main competition venues with different architectural styles. The Olympic Forest Park,“Bird’s Nest,”“Water Cube” and Olympic Press Centres will be landmarks in Beijing’ s new-century urban construction. The Olympic flag will soon flutter in the skies of 2008’s Beijing. Chaoyang District will take the Olympic business opportunities to develop its economy, sharing this feast with the whole world.
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13 Oct 2013
"Very comfortable apartment"
Good location, quiet, comfortable, but it needs some refreshment, kitchenette and bathroom are quite old. The owner is very kind, he was always available for helping us.
24 Feb 2013
"No hassels, very satisfied, everything just as advertised"
Everything was just as I expected from the reviews that I read. The apartment is not a palace, but it is quite adequate and very clean. The two best selling points of the apartment are it location...great restaurant downstairs that is very reasonably priced and the apartment is centrally located and just a five minute walk to two subway lines...including an express train that runs to and from the airport. The other major selling point is Robert. He is awesome. He met us at 2:00am to give us the key and show us the apartment. I had lost a bag at the airport and Robert made multiple inquires and phone calls trying to recover the bag for me. I tried to book his apartment again in January but he had already booked it. He made multiple phone calls and email inquires both before our arrival and after to make sure all was well. Robert is simply awesome. I will ALWAYS call Robert first to book this apartment anytime I am in Beijing. Don't hesitate to book this place...you will be satisfied.
19 Dec 2012
The building houses businesses and residences. It was a bit of a culture shock. The shower was somewhat stressful as we kept worrying about the water all over the floor. It was fantastic to have a washer and dryer (although, the dryer does very little drying). The apartment was quiet most of the time and located in a central location, between two major subway stops. There are also taxis everywhere. We often walked to restaurants and stores around the corner. The two restaurants on the first floor were great, too!
Our host offered trips to and to drive us around, which was really helpful! The kitchen had most utensils and pots that one could need. It was great having a kitchen and refrigerator (small). And, there was Wifi!
30 Nov 2012
"Comfortable and Convenient"
This apartment was in a perfect location. It was close to a lot of vendors, restaurants, and even a McDonalds. It was very quiet in the evenings which resulted in a good solid rest for the next day's adventures.
I felt very safe in this area and in the apartment. I was travelling by myself and was not an experienced traveller. There was security at the main entrance and they were always friendly.
I would definitely stay here again, if I get another chance to go to Beijing.
13 Sep 2012
"Clean, affordable apartment convenient to subway and tourist attractions"
The location was very convenient to the airport express and the subway which gets you to almost all the tourist attractions. The apartment was clean and bright, the bed and bedding comfortable. There was a small heat wave during our visit, so we really appreciated the efficient air-conditioning and the drinking water provided by the apartment owner. The kitchen was basic but we found such incredibly inexpensive little restaurants right behind the building for breakfast that we could not justify cooking! The restaurant on the ground floor was also pretty good, so we only used the fridge to store some fruit and pretty well just ate out. It is great to have laundry facilities although the dryer was not very efficient, something we did not bother investigating. The owner is very responsive when we needed anything, so we highly recommend this rental with the caveat: this is not a luxury rental.
13 Sep 2012
"We really enjoyed it"
We stayed in Yuanjia appartment for more than two weeks. We really liked the location, close to two subway stations and many bus lines. Also - and that is important for a stay in Beijing these days - it was easy to get a taxi. There are lots of shops around to buy drinks and food. Robert, the owner, speaks very good English and it is very easy to handle things with him. He is very friendly and even gave us a lift to the airport when we went home.
The appartment itself might not be comparable to a five star hotel, but it was clean, quiet ( less noise than in a hotel) and had a kitchen, washing machine, big fridge, wifi, TV and so on. When we asked for a DVD- player Robert even bought one.
We will stay there again.
18 Jul 2012
"Great place to stay in Beijing"
I was very satisfied with my stay in this apartment.
The owner was very flexible with check in/ check out times.
The studio was clean, bright and conveniently located. I would definitely go back there if I come back to Beijing.
23 Jun 2012
"Fantastic location and a lovely landlord"
We are a couple from Sweden who during our travels prefer to live in an apartment and travel by public transpoty. For this purpose, was Robert´s apartment absolutely perfect! We rented one of the apartments, about 28 sqm, with two large beds. We felt very safe in the area and in the house. The view from the apartment is nothing special, but it does not matter because it meant that it was so increadibly quiet. The apartment was adequately equipped so that we could make our own breakfast. We also estimated the availability of washer and dryer when we stayed 12 nights. (Do not forget to ask Robert for demonstration bescause the maschine only has Chinese instruction.)
After two nights we contacted Robert because the beds were too hard for us. We asked if we could get thicker mattresses and also two reading-lamps. And as the kind and service-minded man Robert is, he arranged it immediately. Robert is a wonderful landlord, and it seemed like a great comfort. We knew that if we encounter a problem, he would do everything to help us.
We ate often at the restaurant on the ground floor. It was nice staff, good food, menus with pictures, cheap and close to home! We recommend the dessert with sesame paste, yummy!
The apartment´s central location makes it actually possibly to go to the Great Wall of China at Badaling by public transport. We took the subway from Dongzhimen to Xizhimen about 5:20 and walked to the Beijing North Train Station. We showed a note written in Chinese at the ticket booth, two people Badaling 06:12. A ticket cost 6 yuan and the train arrived 07:30 at Badaling. Arriving at the wall, we recommend that you go left when everyone else goes the easier route to the right. In this way we got Great Wall of China just to ourselves!
It is also convenient to go to the airport with the Airport Express from Dongzhimen. The journey takes 16 minutes to terminal 3, and cost 25 yuan.
We have some tips for your trip to Beijing;
Take with you a phrasebook, it is an invaluable help when almost no one speaks english,
and a guidebook in which all names and adresses are also in Chinese. Then you can always stop someone and show the Chinese text.
Bring a compass. This makes it tremendously more easier to navigate.
Leave the camera and purse at home if you will look at Mao, otherwise you will not be admitted.
Visit the Tempel of Heavens park early in the morning and look at everything that happens.
Walk in the hutongs, say Nihao! and try to make contact.
We also estimated the Summer Palace, the Forbodden City and the huge Capital Museum.
Robert was easy to communicate with and very concerned about his guests. If you know you have problems with your backs, tell Robert, and he will arranges thicker mattresses. If you do not want to travel independently, you can hire Robert as a guide. We know that Robert is a very good driver, as he picked us up at the airport. (Free if you stay longer than 10 days.) We think it was absolutely perfect for us to hire Robert´s apartment and will definitely rent it again when we return to Beijing!
15 Jun 2012
Very centrally located close to subway, grocery store, restaurants excellent location. Room not quite like the picture. The apartment needs TLC. The bed was very very hard (my husband did not let me complain) but when I told the owner he told me that if I would of said something he would ov brought over some padding. No linen just the blanket & pillows (no pillowcases or sheets). No toiletries so bring your own. Robert the owner was our tour guide & he was fantastic. He was at the airport (even though we were late) to pick us up and he also dropped us off.
I have three studio apts in the same building, they are exactly the same with layout, size and facilities, small difference of the furniture. The pictures shown is one of them. The bed is a little hard to some western people as chinese use to sleep in hard matress, so more paddings is optional if the guest require it. It's very strange I provide full set of beddings like pillow case, sheets as well as linen but this guest didn't find them at all? and she never mentioned any problem during their stay.
I prefer the guest just let me know if they fell something uncomfortable during their stay so that I can make up something, better than write it down later.
8 May 2012
"This is a great place to stay."
The room was spacious, quiet and sunny in the afternoon. The stove, fridge, air conditioner, microwave, washer and dryer worked, no problems. Price was good compared to other places in the neighborhood. I priced some other places, but didn't visit any. Restaurants, small food shops, two big malls close by and best of all, the apartment was within walking distance to an important subway station which has an express to the airport and is also known by nearly everyone. Also McDonalds is in one of the malls.