Shichahai Shadow Art Boutique Hotel
Shichahai Shadow Art Boutique Hotel
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"Comfortable and enjoyable."

Miranda

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January 16, 2017

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What guests are saying:
Fine
Liu from Australia
Solo traveler
Very nice stay in a cute hotel. A hotel which is different then the standard hotel, because it has a theme 'Shadow Art Performance Theatre' which is original and stand out from the 'normal' look hotel
Frank from United Kingdom
Couple
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.
Richard from Ireland
Group
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.
Taylor from Canada
Solo traveler
Clean and quiet, friendly and helpfull staff, interesting decor and show, good place to relax, close to local attractions.
cheryl from Malaysia
Couple

Shichahai Shadow Art Boutique Hotel

Very good location
- Inside city center
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From 223 reviewsSee what guests said
7.7
/
10
Excellent service
8.4
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating7.0
Nearest airportBeijing Nanyuan Airport (NAY)
Distance to airport18.0 km
  • 700 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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7.8
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Room comfort & quality
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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 sing...
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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 dou...
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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 b...
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Zun Gui Jian
Zun Gui Jian
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Hao Hua Jian (Wu Chuang )
Hao Hua Jian (Wu Chuang )
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Biao Zhun Jian Da Chuang Yu Fu
Biao Zhun Jian Da Chuang Yu Fu
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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      "Decent location, and excellent services, facilities, and sta..."

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      July 14, 2016

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      What to eat nearby

      Chinese cuisine
      Chinese cuisine
      LaoBeiJing HuTong Cai
      200 m Chinese
      Heshunfu Restaurant
      210 m Chinese
      Li Jia Cai
      270 m Chinese
      American cuisine
      American cuisine
      Palms l.a. Kitchen and Bar
      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 they offer

      "Staff were very helpful."

      Eric

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      August 8, 2016

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      Real reviews from real guests

      Agoda Reviews (223)Booking.com Reviews (741)
      7.7
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.3
      Facilities8.4
      Location7.0
      Room comfort and quality7.8
      Service8.4
      Value for money7.8
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      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
      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
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Miranda from Australia
      Couple
      Single Room No Window
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
      Fantastic”
      Great stay. Comfortable and enjoyable. Staff friendly and helpful. Fantastic chance to experience some culture of China with dumpling classes and shadow art puppet making and performance
      Reviewed January 16, 2017
      8.0
      Excellent
      Jin from South Korea
      Solo traveler
      Single Room No Window
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2016
      pretty good”
      pretty good except for some parts. 1) bad water power 2) average kindness of employees 3) below average location
      Reviewed December 24, 2016
      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
      8.4
      Excellent
      Christopher from South Africa
      Couple
      Single Room No Window
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2016
      Comfortable hotel in a great location”
      We enjoyed our time here. It was in a good location for sightseeing and the staff were excellent.
      Reviewed November 07, 2016
      6.8
      Good
      Helen from New Zealand
      Couple
      Deluxe Room Twin or Queen Bed
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2016
      Luxury In the Hutong”
      We enjoyed the hotel but were disappointed that the central courtyard had been covered over, and we weren't able to open any windows as we don't like having to sleep on air conditioning. The staff were very helpful and the hotel is quite luxurious compared to other simpler Hutong hotels we've stayed in.
      Reviewed September 25, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      Eddy from Indonesia
      Couple
      Standard Queen Bedroom
      Stayed 1 night in October 2015
      Very unique hotel”
      Unique, great hotel, clean, everything is great except the location quite confusing if we search from google and sometimes taxi even hard to find but overall all great
      Reviewed September 10, 2016
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Eric from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Standard Queen Bedroom
      Stayed 4 nights in July 2016
      Nice hotel & great value”
      The hotel is nicely located and the rooms are extremely nice. Staff were very helpful. Highly recommend.
      Reviewed August 08, 2016
      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
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Amanda from United States
      Solo traveler
      Standard Queen Bedroom
      Stayed 4 nights in July 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.
      Reviewed July 14, 2016
      7.2
      Very good
      Catalina from Argentina
      Couple
      Deluxe Room Twin or Queen Bed
      Stayed 4 nights in April 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
      Reviewed April 25, 2016
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Julia from United States
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Room Twin or Queen Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in December 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.
      Reviewed December 29, 2015
      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
      7.3
      Very good
      Zhenggang from Singapore
      Group
      Deluxe Room Twin or Queen Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in August 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.
      Reviewed August 24, 2015
      8.7
      Excellent
      lynne from China
      Family with teens
      Deluxe Room Twin or Queen Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in June 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.
      Reviewed June 14, 2015
      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
      8.7
      Excellent
      Kay from Sweden
      Business traveler
      Deluxe Room Twin or Queen Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in May 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.
      Reviewed May 30, 2015
      8.0
      Excellent
      Jonathan from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Standard Queen Bedroom
      Stayed 1 night in May 2015
      great place”
      price, cleanliness and staff
      Reviewed May 26, 2015
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