Very good 7.6
Based on 197 reviews

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About Shichahai Shadow Art Boutique Hotel


This cultural hotel is a harmonious consolidation of a theater and accommodation. Guests can enjoy a Chinese shadow play for free, interact with shadow play performers, and learn about the special art. Shichahai Shadow Art Boutique Hotel features guestrooms decorated in modern Chinese elements. All rooms are equipped with the necessary amenities to fit your need. The hotel is within walking distance from Ping An Li Station of Metro Line 4 and Bei Hai Bei Station of Metro Line 6, allowing convenient access to scenic spots in Beijing such as Tian’anmen Square, Houhai bar street, Nan luo gu xiang, The Forbidden City, Bei Hai Park, and the Tower of Bell and Drums. Shichahai Shadow Art Boutique Hotel is only a 30-minute drive to Beijing Airport and a five-minute walk to the well-known Houhai Bar Area. Your days are much more convenient with various kinds of services available including ticket booking, bicycle renting, airport transferring, and car renting for sightseeing. Whatever the reason for your stay, Shichahai Shadow Art Boutique Hotel is the prefect choice for you.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Car park
  • Airport transfer
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Bicycle rental

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Room service
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar

Access, services, and conveniences

  • front desk [24-hour]
  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Library
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/TV area

For the kids

  • Family room

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
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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.

Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-10 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 400 CNY
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 60 CNY
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 2 km
Distance to Airport: 25 km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 CNY
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 25
Parking Fee (per day): 0 CNY
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 40
Year Hotel Built: 2010
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2013
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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.3
  • Facilities 9.0
  • Location 6.9
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.8
  • Service 8.4
  • Value for Money 7.7
  • Food/Dining 6.4

Eric J.
August 08, 2016
Nice hotel & great value
The hotel is nicely located and the rooms are extremely nice. Staff were very helpful. Highly recommend.

Jason H.
August 04, 2016
Love It
This was our first trip to China and this hotel came highly recommended. Firstly, it is located in the middle of a 'hutong' or village, and very accessible within walking distance to the popular Houhai lakeside area (for Chinese cuisines and shopping), if you are looking to soak up Beijing culture. We walked a lot through the small roads and not once did we felt unsafe, even at night. Second, with regards to the hotel itself, the staff were super efficient and went out of their way to make our stay pleasant, from booking taxis to helping us be translators between ourselves and the driver to wherever we want to go. The standard room was a little small but they were clean and comfortable. They also offerred shadow art performances 3 times a week for free at the premise, and it was really entertaining. It's rare to find hotels these days that ties art as part of their themes these days. To sum it up, the place is charming and comfortable, great location in the heart of Beijing, staff was excellent, and I'll go back there again if I ever visit Beijing again for a holiday.

Amanda S.
United States
July 14, 2016
Charming place
Loved this hotel! Decent location, and excellent services, facilities, and staff. They have a shadow puppet show 3 times a week, which was very nice. I would love to stay in this hotel again.

Catalina B.
April 25, 2016
Nice hotel in Hutong area
If you want to stay in a Hutong area, this is the hotel to go. Its a renovated hutong, with a great mix of a modern and traditional Chinese look. Its full of natural light and offers great and inexpensive food. The 1st night we stayed in a small room with a traditional Chinese bed, very small window, small bathroom, the room looked nothing like the photos we saw online when making the reservation. The next night the hotel moved us to another room, which was beautiful, had 3 windows, much more specious, bigger bed, looked just like the photos. The english of the staff is not good at all. We booked an acrobatics show, which was great. But we asked for the cheapest tickets when we saw a range of pricing options. When we went to the theatre we basically sat on the front row, so I’m not sure what the most expensive tickets were for, which was confusing to us. We also booked a tour to the wall which we definitely would not recommend. We were debating which area of the wall to go and decided on Mutianyu when we saw there was an option to go down a slide, when you reached the top. We asked the hotel about this and they confirmed that it was an option. The next day we went on the tour, the english of the guide was not good at all, he talked about the history and told some stories of the wall for about 15-20 minutes, which we did not get any of it, because we were at the back of a big bus with 42 people and he did not use a microphone nor had the decency to walk around the bus or speak from the middle so we all got to listen to what he said. When we got to the wall he gave us some instructions of where we could walk, told us we would meet at 2pm in a restaurant, made us buy tickets to the cable car (I tried to ask about the slide, but it was all caos, none of the 40 poeple in the tour understood where they had to go or what to do). And we didn’t see the guide again until it was lunch time. We learned nothing about the wall and my inner child was very disappointed that it didn

Julia L.
United States
December 29, 2015
very unique hotel
I like the traditional, yet very modern decor. Staffs are very nice and helpful. Easy access to transportations. Even the taxi can drive through the Hutong, drop and pick you up in front of the hotel.

November 12, 2015
Cute boutique hotel
staff concept surrounding
Interesting little place set in the hutongs. Good to stay if you like to walk around the lake and to the other hutongs. Bad if you need to take taxis. Loved the shadow show and the friendly and helpful staff. Small enough to make you feel like part of the family there.

Zhenggang Z.
August 24, 2015
Most cultural hotel I have ever stayed in
Shadow art plays, nice ambiance and setting. courteous and helpful staff
We were lucky to be here when it was the Chinese Valentine's Day season (7th day of the 7th lunar month) and we got to enjoy 3 shadow art plays which were incredibly amazing. It was a great decision to have chose Shichahai Shadow Art Boutique Hotel as our accommodation during our stay in Beijing as the cultural aspect made it meaningful. The breakfast was not bad considering the small scale of the hotel. The staff which I have encountered were all courteous and always eager to lend a helping hand or offer more information for assistance. The only downside was the location which was a dreadful walk with our luggage from the metro station. When we checked in, it was about 11+pm and the alleys were dark. Nonetheless, it was a great stay.

lynne M.
June 14, 2015
It is located near the center of Beijing.
Clean, good breakfast and service.
The room was small for 4 star hotel. Plumbing fixtures were not working well and water pressure was too low in our bathroom. The services and free breakfast were great. Room was kept very clean.

Jeff W.
June 07, 2015
Overall is good except the location
Friendly staffs, clean and comfortable room
Room is clean but the smell from kitchen will get inside the room in the morning. Taxi not willing to drive until doorstep of the hotel because the road is too small. Good thing is hotel have few bicycles where you can borrow and ride to Houhai and other places.

Kay S.
May 30, 2015
Nice small and personal Like coming home.
Location in the hutong. Alert service and genuin chinese
Tio short. Would like going back with my family.


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