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Shichahai Sandalwood Boutique Hotel

No.42 Xinghua Hutong Xicheng District, Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Beijing, China (Show on map)

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"Quaint place, nice bathroom and nearish to attractions..."

  • Jennifer, Australia
  • July 24, 2014
  • Area: Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
  • Rooms : 10
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Features of Shichahai Sandalwood Boutique Hotel

24-hour front desk

24-hour room service

airport transfer


bicycle rental

business center

car hire

car park

coffee shop



express check-in/check-out

family room

laundry service



luggage storage

meeting facilities



room service

safety deposit boxes


shared lounge/TV area


shuttle service

smoking area



free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park


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Conveniently located in Beijing, Shichahai Sandalwood Boutique Hotel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 2.0 km away, and it normally takes about 40 minutes to reach the airport. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Prince Gong’s Residence, Former Furen University, Beihai Park give to this hotel a special charm.

At Shichahai Sandalwood Boutique Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage.

The ambiance of Shichahai Sandalwood Boutique Hotel is reflected in every guestroom. internet access – wireless (complimentary), internet access – wireless, wake-up service, non smoking rooms, air conditioning are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Shichahai Sandalwood Boutique Hotel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Beijing.
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Smoking is only allowed in designated areas. Guests smoking elsewhere are responsible for all costs, damages, and liabilities caused by smoking.

Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-10 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 10 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

Airport Transfer Fee
400 CNY

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)
80 CNY

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-Out Until
12:00 PM

Distance from City Center
2.0 km

Distance to Airport
30 km

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Jennifer D. Families with young children Australia, July 24, 2014
Pretty hotel, pity about the smoke

Quaint place, nice bathroom and nearish to attractions
We liked the place at first but soon found that they allowed people to smoke in the tiny courtyard that leads to all the rooms. We spent the rest of our stay choking on thick cigarette smoke. Such a pity as it was otherwise lovely with nice staff.
Janet D. Solo travelers United Kingdom, May 4, 2014

Beautifully restored building in the hutong. More like a museum than a hotel.
Fabulous. The hotel was a serene place of calm with attentive and charming staff. The room was lovely - quiet and peaceful. Location gray - easy to walk to the lake or equally to Ghost St.
John H. Couples United States of America, April 21, 2014
A very beautiful traditional Chinese hotel.

the architecture, the serenity, the amenities
For anyone who is looking to experience the essence of old China this is the place to stay. This hotel was recommended to me by a woman who works for CCTV and lives in Beijing. As soon as Lihua and I stepped from the cab I knew immediately it was going to be a wonderful place to stay. Walking through the large entrance door and into the lobby I was wowed by the hotels beauty. This hotel is a traditional wealthy family's home that has been totally renovated while preserving it's unique interior ornamentation. All the rooms have amenities you you expect in 2014. The hotel I first class in everyway and decorated in its public area with museum quality artwork and artifacts. It is a beautiful peaceful oasis amid the clamor of Beijing. Located in a very nice and clean hutong it is good for exploring your surroundings. There is no lack of restaurants in close proximity. If you choose this hotel make sure you have good directions in Chinese to get there since it is not a place familiar to most taxi drivers. When I and Lihua return to Beijing we will stay there again.
Yichi C. Solo travelers Taiwan, April 4, 2014
Traditional experience in a modern way

Stylish, spacious, nice architecture
It's good but I don't really like the idea setting a suite below the street level. The air quality was not very good. (Actually the whole city is polluted) Breakfast somewhat made me down. It was simple and humble. I love the idea of boutique hotel in Hutong, yet the hotel hasn't reached the "Boutique" level, as far as I concern.
Edward B. Couples United States of America, March 16, 2014
Nice hotel. Might not get the room type booked.

Quiet Location, Traditional Architecture, well laid out rooms.
This hotel is within walking distance of the famous Black Lakes district pubs. Most attractions in Beijing required walking to the nearest main road to hail a taxi. The staff speaks English, but not fluently. When we arrived we had a different room that was reserved. We had booked the room with the whirlpool tub, but when we arrived we were placed in another room. While the new room was an 'upgrade' to one that was more expensive, it didn't have the whirlpool tub and had less space. We were told the room we booked was not available as another guest was still in it. The only compensation was a verbal 'sorry'. Other than not getting the room we had booked, we enjoyed our stay at the hotel.
Robert B. Couples Spain, March 16, 2014
Just OK for 5 stars hotel

location, decoration, quiet surroundings
If you claim to be a 5 stars hotel, then you should pay more attention to details. What 5 starts hotel does not have at least complimentary water? Fresh orange juice will be nice as well. Besides some small things, the overall experience was really nice but a little bite overpriced for what you get.
Pei F. Couples Singapore, November 10, 2013
Good location and nice hotong

Good location, good old Beijing Experience
I was given the basement suite which is pretty westernized. I prefer the chinese traditional one. I requested for a change and hotel can only give me 2 days in the traditional one. I kind of feel that the chinese traditional one is good for 1-2 trial but not if you are staying 5 days. The bed is not as comfortable as the western one. Breakfast is quite the usual one. You might want to head out for breakfast near by.
Steven E. Couples Canada, October 5, 2013
Definitely an art hotel

Art, breakfast, puppet show
Had a wonderful experience
Lin C. Couples Australia, June 7, 2013
Amazing decore, friendly staff, clean.

Hutong style, spacious, clean.
Siaw C. Families with older children Malaysia, May 13, 2013
traditional beijing hutong hotel

quiet surroundings, near to back lake, wifi
Lovely boutique hotel with cozy, quiet environment. The hotel is located in hutong and there is no signage outside the hotel (look just like normal residences). Not many staff in the hotel but helpful. Have to ask the staff to open the door for us everytime we go in and out the hotel. The room is clean and well maintained but shower has no water pressure. Hotel is close to a lot of eateries and beihaibei(line 6) subway station. near to the back lake, nanluoguxiang street, prince gong mansion.
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Nearest transport:
  • Ping'anli Subway Station (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • restaurants
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Beijing Capital International Airport (23.1 Km)
  • Beijing Nanyuan Airport (23.7 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Friendly staff" , "Luxury hotel" , "Quiet surroundings"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Prince Gong’s Residence (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
  • Beihai Park (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Universal Bicycle Rental Outlet (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Jingshan Park (1.4 Km / 17 min walk)
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