Shichahai Shadow Art Boutique Hotel
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Shichahai Shadow Art Boutique Hotel

No.24, Songshu Jie, Xicheng District, Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Beijing, China, 100009
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    7.7
    Very good
    /10
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "This place is incredible."

    Andrew

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    August 1, 2018

    8.4
    Excellent cleanliness
    Recommended by 91% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Shichahai Shadow Art Boutique Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • 690 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    Very good
    Location
    7.1
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    Very good location - Inside city center
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Beihai Park970 m
  • Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)2.11 km
  • Forbidden City2.64 km
  • Lama Temple3.12 km
  • Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace)3.57 km
  • Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)3.71 km
  • Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park)6.63 km
  • Summer Palace11.39 km
  • Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)38.57 km
  • Great Wall at Mutianyu57.12 km
  • Value for money7.8
    Distance to city center2 km
    Location rating7.1
    Nearest airportBeijing Nanyuan Airport (NAY)
    Distance to airport16.5 km

    Rooms available at Shichahai Shadow Art Boutique Hotel

    7.8
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
     Single Room No Window
    Single Room No Window
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 1 semi double bed
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    Deluxe Room Twin or Queen Bed
    Deluxe Room Twin or Queen Bed
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 semi double bed or 2 sin...
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    Premium King or Twin Room
    Premium King or Twin Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds or 1 semi do...
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    Standard Queen Bedroom
    Standard Queen Bedroom
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Room with 3 breakfast
    Family Room with 3 breakfast
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 single bed and 1 double ...
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            What people love about Shichahai Shadow Art Boutique Hotel

            • 9.6
              Exceptional

              "Beds were comfy and rooms well stocked with necessities."

              Natasha

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              April 25, 2017

            • 9.6
              Exceptional

              "The hotel is nicely located and the rooms are extremely nice."

              Eric

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              August 8, 2016

            • 9.6
              Exceptional

              "Staff were very helpful."

              Eric

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              August 8, 2016

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            9.6
            Exceptional

            "The breakfast was the highlight of each day!"

            Natasha

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            April 25, 2017

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            What they offer

            8.0
            Very good

            "Overall, would recommend."

            Azra S.

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            August 8, 2018

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            What to eat nearby

            Chinese cuisine
            Chinese cuisine
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            Heshunfu Restaurant
            210 m Chinese
            Li Jia Cai
            270 m Chinese
            American cuisine
            American cuisine
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            1.2 km American, Asian, Bar
            Daqian Hongfu
            1.4 km American, Chinese
            XingQiWu Restaurant (JinRong Jie)
            3.0 km American, Fast food
            Asian cuisine
            Asian cuisine
            Li Jia Cai (DeShengMen)
            270 m Asian, Chinese
            Quanjude Beijing Shichahai Roast Duck Restaurant
            330 m Asian, Chinese
            HuaTian Xin Chuan MianGuan (Xinjiekou)
            860 m Asian

            What's nearby

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            Reviews of Shichahai Shadow Art Boutique Hotel from real guests

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            Agoda Reviews (229)Booking.com Reviews (772)
            7.7
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            10
            Cleanliness8.4
            Facilities8.3
            Location7.1
            Room comfort and quality7.8
            Service8.4
            Value for money7.8
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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Nigel from Canada
            Solo traveler
            Standard Queen Bedroom
            Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

            Hutong Hotel”

            A great place to stay if you want to feel the experience of living within a Hutong area. It's in a very safe area and the people living in these Hutongs are extremely friendly. Only a 5-minute walk to the lake and another 10 minutes to many restaurants and bars. And within walking distance to a metro stop which gets you to Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City within 30 minutes. And the staff were excellent.....all speaking English and very helpful. Special thanks go out to Wendy, Michael, and Ella.

            Reviewed April 26, 2019
            8.0
            Excellent
            Azra from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Room Twin or Queen Bed
            Stayed 4 nights in July 2018

            Cozy boutique hotel in quaint hutong”

            Stayed here for 4 nights and quite enjoyed the fact that it's located walking distance to the lake, as well as lots of shops and an assortment of attractions. It's a bit of a walk to the closest train station, but nothing too strenuous. The room was spacious and clean, the bed comfortable. Breakfast provided a variety of dishes from western to local Chinese. Overall, would recommend.

            Reviewed August 08, 2018
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Taylor from Canada
            Couple
            Deluxe Room Twin or Queen Bed
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

            Best Hutong hotel in BJ for comfort/value/experience”

            Beijing has a lot of Hutong hotels nowadays, but very few do much more beyond dressing up old courtyards with copious ammounts of replica Qing dynasty relics. The Shadow Art Hotel is the best of all worlds - Great inner-city hidden location close to all the best attractions Beijing has on offer, and an actual real cultural / artistic experience with real people perserving the art of folk story telling in the old hutong streets. Stay in the Kang / rural Chinese bed style rooms for added experience. Beautiful interior decoration, art, rooms, etc.

            Reviewed December 08, 2016
            8.3
            Excellent
            TAN from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Room Twin or Queen Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in October 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.

            Reviewed November 12, 2015
            8.7
            Excellent
            Kwok from Hong Kong
            Solo traveler
            Standard Queen Bedroom
            Stayed 1 night in July 2014

            Staff with excellent service and tasty breakfast”

            Staff with excellent service and tasty Western breakfast

            Staff with excellent service. All of them can speak English well. Although the wifi and data cannot access in the room, it might be a good time to enjoy the view and communicate with the staff. The art show are really excellent. The breakfasts are really good. No oily fried rice and noodle, all are western meals with different sandwiches and hamburgers and cakes. But the room without any safety lock. It might be a bit worry, especially the hotel is located in a small streets with lots of local old residents.

            Reviewed July 18, 2014
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Taylor from Canada
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Room Twin or Queen Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

            Worthy of 9+, few Hutongs hotels have it better”

            Number one, The room was great. Location was key. Number 2, Design was wonderful. Number 3, What other three positive things do you want me to add agoda Jesus.

            Great stay, beautifully designed with great service, BUT please change your airport service! Not a reflection on the hotel, but the company used for the airport transfer for horrendous. Better to take a cab.

            Reviewed June 01, 2014
            8.0
            Excellent
            noraset from Thailand
            Solo traveler
            Standard Queen Bedroom
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

            A little overpriced ”

            Location, and nice interior design

            I think this hotel has a very nice interior design but the breakfast is too simple and not so tasty. Location-wised, it locates nearby Hou Hai lake which is a must-go place around that area. So I compensate my disappointment about the room size and the quality of breakfast with the location. Overall I think this hotel is nice but a little overpriced.

            Reviewed May 19, 2013
            8.3
            Excellent
            Tan from Singapore
            Couple
            Deluxe Room Twin or Queen Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

            Welcoming hotel with a personal touch”

            Guest activities

            While the hotel was a little hard to find, the first impression was outstanding. The staff was so helpful in getting us checked in, updating us on the sights to eat/see/drink and the shadow puppet show in the evening was quite an interesting and unique experience. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves there but getting a taxi who knows how to get there is indeed a challenge.

            Reviewed December 29, 2012
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Andrew from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe Room Twin or Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in July 2018

            A TRUE GEM OF BEIJING”

            This place is incredible. If you have traveled much in China, you have undoubtedly run across a few "attempts" (or copied) at doing something really well , that just doesn't quite hit the mark, this place is a model of authenticity and great execution. You can clearly see that they have payed attention to all the right details and created something special. It's location makes it feel like a special secret that you are somehow privy to know. If you are traveling in Beijing, you have to check this place out. As most of these things go, this is purely my opinion. With that said, I am sure there are greater hotels out there, but I haven't experienced it yet.

            Reviewed August 01, 2018
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Natasha from United States
            Couple
            Single Room No Window
            Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

            Great, comfy and friendly hotel!”

            The breakfast was the highlight of each day! Western and Chinese dishes sure to please anyone!! The shadow art show was an interesting bonus. Beds were comfy and rooms well stocked with necessities. Would definitely stay again!!

            Reviewed April 25, 2017
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Jason from Malaysia
            Family with teens
            Standard Queen Bedroom
            Stayed 9 nights in July 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.

            Reviewed August 04, 2016
            7.0
            Very good
            Jeff from Malaysia
            Business traveler
            Premium King or Twin Room
            Stayed 3 nights in May 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.

            Reviewed June 07, 2015
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Wan from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            Standard Queen Bedroom
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

            Love the hotel!”

            the interior, friendly staffs, activities conducted by the hotel

            Wasn't easy to find at first, but after knowing the location, it's pretty convenient. The best part is still the interior. it's cosy and staffs r friendly. I love how this place has activities like painting workshop and shadow performance for their guest.

            Reviewed January 08, 2015
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Peter from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Premium King or Twin Room
            Stayed 5 nights in November 2014

            Best hotel ever”

            Service beyond the call; beautiful architectural atrium design; immaculate room

            I rate this the best tourist hotel I've ever stayed at. It's off the tourist trail, away from the huge eight lane highways, down a hutong among the locals. There are a few drawbacks - hard to find good food and a fair bit of walking required, but everything else was great. The room lacks chairs and a desk, just a low window seat, so I had to use the wash stand in the bathroom as my work surface. Best thing - I accidentally rolled on my glasses on the bed and broke the frame. Emergency. I had no spares. The desk guy said to leave it with him, he would cycle to a place, and true to his word at 6.30pm they were back as good as new. Cost? "No charge, sir." Wow. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone. I haven't even mentioned the shadow art performance bit. No dining/restaurant - breakfast but that's all. Only two floors, but stairs can be a problem for some. Overall, 100% review.

            Reviewed November 16, 2014
            8.3
            Excellent
            Tamara from Australia
            Couple
            Standard Queen Bedroom
            Stayed 1 night in November 2014

            Good stay”

            Comfortable beds, attentitive staff, location

            Stay was very pleasant. Location was fairly easy to find, although a decent map is required. Staff were pleasant and helpful, and can speak a bit of English if required. Breakfast buffet was actually pretty decent, with enough variety. Only complaint was the room we were given was two single beds instead of a double, and the room itself was very dark. Also the wifi was sometimes troublesome to connect to. The hotel fitout is quite nice and it's comfortable to sit in their lobby area.

            Reviewed November 14, 2014
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Toni from United States
            Couple
            Standard Queen Bedroom
            Stayed 4 nights in October 2014

            Fantastic location, staff and hotel”

            Location, decor, staff

            This place if fabulous all around. LOCATION: The hutong is beautiful and full of character. And it wasn't dirty. The hotel is located about 7 mins walking to the quiet part of the lake, around which you'll find restaurants and shops. If you're a beer drinker, check out The Zone, which has a great selection of beers from around the world. ROOM: We opted for a more traditional room. It was VERY small -- width was the size of the bed, which was perfectly fitted into the wall. There wasn't a real window, but a round one that overlooked the sitting area of the hotel. It didn't bother us because it's quite bright out there. The room was cozy and for the most part clean. My only suggestion would be for a cleaning around the mattress. There were tons of dust bunnies. Bathroom updated. STAFF: The staff was fantastic -- especially Jocelyn who went out of her way to help us out with everything. Most of the staff speaks English. FOOD: Breakfast was great. Small selection, but covered all the bases -- eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, cereal, ect. There's no other food options besides breakfast, but you can order in from a local restaurant, which we did two nights. Everything was really good and dishes were about 15RMB apiece. ARRIVING: We arrived via bullet train from Xi'An and grabbed a taxi from the train station. Using the hotel directions, the driver was able to find the hotel no problem. And even managed to navigate the narrow alleyways to drop us off right in front. It cost 43RMB from the train station. Make sure your driver uses the meter! It costs about 150RMB to get to the airport. The hotel will charge you 400RMB. PUPPET SHOW: The shows are on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. We saw two different shows, and both were fantastic. Nice way to see a part of Chinese history without having to leave the comfort of your hotel. Would recommend this place to anyone and would stay here again in a heartbeat.

            Reviewed October 27, 2014
            8.3
            Excellent
            Shang from United States
            Solo traveler
            Standard Queen Bedroom
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

            Good location”

            Location, cleanliness, staff

            The room was a little small, but clean, and the location was excellent. It's be a little difficult to find since it's in an alley, but it's neat walk through the old alleyway. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Our schedule was too tight to see the shadow art show. The variety of breakfast could be improved.

            Reviewed October 11, 2014
            8.7
            Excellent
            Richard from Ireland
            Group
            Deluxe Room Twin or Queen Bed
            Stayed 3 nights in May 2014

            Great location. Lovely staff. ”

            A really great location set in amongst the old Beijing neighbourhoods a short stroll to the Back Lakes area and close to a metro station. The friendly staff for the most part have excellent English.

            We stayed for three nights and found the place to be an ideal spot to explore Beijing from. The hotel staff were very friendly and most accommodating. A real gem. If in Beijing again I would certainly stay here.

            Reviewed June 08, 2014
            8.0
            Excellent
            cecilia from Singapore
            Family with teens
            Premium King or Twin Room
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

            A different experience”

            Quiet, homely and great staff

            The friendly and helpful staff made the stay memorable. We had some problem connecting to Wi-Fi and informed the staff about it. One of the staff brought into the room a router and installed it. We were really surprised that the staff went out of his way just to ensure that our needs were met. Breakfast was served at the lobby. After breakfast, it was good to engage in small talk with the staff. One of them also gave us a comprehensive explanation about Shadow Art. I have stayed in boutique hotels but Shichahai Shadow Art Hotel brought our stay to another level- the warmth and sincerity of the staff made us feel really 'at home'. To the staff of Shichahai Shadow Art, KUDOs to you...

            Reviewed December 30, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Louis from Canada
            Couple
            Standard Queen Bedroom
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

            Great little hotel in the hearth of the Hutongs”

            Location staff cleanliness

            We loved our stay at the Shadow Art Hotel. We chose it for it's location in the Shichahai district and we will return here for any future trips to Beijing. Lots to see and do in the area,subway station is within easy walking distance for access to other tourist sites. Staff was always very helpful. Bikes are available for rental, this is a great way to visit the area.

            Reviewed June 07, 2013
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            • Beihai North Subway Station is within 0.7 km