If your looking for a standard no frills 3 star hotel, the Redwall is for you. Located just 5 minutes walk from the north wall to the Forbidden City, and less than 15 minutes to the shopping street Wangfujing, its hard to beat. Rooms are standard and the hotel has a large annex, which I stayed in, which made for a long walk to the room from the lifts.
The rooms are functional, although I had no shower as such, just a hand shower in the bathroom, which means the everything in the bathroom is drenched by the time you have finished! The condition of the rooms, lobby and hall ways is well maintained, and at around $50 a nite, this place is great value. Expect a distinct Chinese feel.
Downside is that there is no restaurants close to the hotel, and being a Chinese hotel, don't expect English channels on the TV, I found just 1. Beds are surprisingly not rock hard which make for a change.
Overall not a bad place to stay, although those wanting more action, bars and restaurants at your fingertips, had better stay in Chaoyang not Dongcheng.More
- Free Wifi