Sofu Hotel
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2018

Sofu Hotel

85 Huguosi Street, Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Beijing, China, 100035
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    Sofu Hotel Reviews

    8.3
    Excellent
    /10
    (207 reviews)See what guests said
    8.0
    Very good

    "The hotel provides bottled water, tea, and instant coffee in..."

    James

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    May 24, 2018

    8.6
    Excellent room comfort and quality
    Recommended by 86% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Sofu Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • 150 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.1
    See map
    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Beihai Park850 m
  • Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)2.39 km
  • Forbidden City2.52 km
  • Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace)3.38 km
  • Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)3.67 km
  • Lama Temple3.92 km
  • Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park)6.56 km
  • Summer Palace11.12 km
  • Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)38.75 km
  • Great Wall at Mutianyu57.73 km
  • Value for money8.1
    Distance to city center2 km
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportBeijing Nanyuan Airport (NAY)
    Distance to airport16.1 km

    Rooms available at Sofu Hotel

    8.6
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Premium Deluxe Room
    Premium Deluxe Room
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    • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Double
    Deluxe Double
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    • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Family Balcony Room
    Family Balcony Room
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed & 2 single bed...
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    Promotion - Chinese Family Suite
    Promotion - Chinese Family Suite
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    • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
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    Family Suite
    Family Suite
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    • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Deluxe Balcony Room
    Deluxe Balcony Room
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Chinese Suite
    Chinese Suite
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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    Standard Twin Room
    Standard Twin Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    What people love about Sofu Hotel

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The hotel was clean and staff are very friendly."

      Yuri

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      November 23, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "There are some quite good restaurants close by and easy access to the underground."

      Zaid

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      January 9, 2019

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Cleanliness

      "Spacious, clean and helpfull staff."

      Yuliati

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      December 29, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "10 mins walk from nearest subway station."

    Sarah

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    September 24, 2018

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Receptionists were very helpful to arrange taxi pick up serv..."

    sujee

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    July 27, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    What to eat nearby

    Chinese cuisine
    Chinese cuisine
    Man's Beijing Baodu Restaurant
    60 m Chinese
    Huguosi Restaurant Xicheng
    80 m Chinese
    China Lounge (Huguosi)
    90 m Chinese
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Daqian Hongfu
    900 m American, Chinese
    Palms l.a. Kitchen and Bar
    2.0 km American, Asian, Bar
    XingQiWu Restaurant (JinRong Jie)
    2.3 km American, Fast food
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Hepingmen Sanqianli Kaorou(Xinjiekou)
    160 m Asian, Korean
    HuaTian Xin Chuan MianGuan (Xinjiekou)
    610 m Asian
    HuaTianYanJi Restaurant (XiSi Main Branch)
    930 m Asian, Chinese, Korean

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Sofu Hotel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (207)Booking.com Reviews (777)
    8.3
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    10
    Cleanliness8.3
    Facilities7.4
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality8.6
    Service8.5
    Value for money8.1
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Regina from Ireland
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    Lovely hotel”

    Lovely big room, big bathroom. Spotless clean. Tea coffee provided plus two bottle s of water every day. I did not have breakfast at hotel. Two great bakeries on corner great areas to stay. Two subway lines 3 minutes away. What made great was some of staff tania and a boy on night staff ware great thank you Sofia hotel hope to visit again some time.

    Reviewed May 19, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ellen from United States
    Family with teens
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Centrally located boutique hotel in historic section.”

    Friendly hotel staff, they were quite helpful. Varying degrees of English, but translator apps work! Many different rooms. Ours had a mini fridge, seating area and queen sized bed. Modern spacious bathroom with rain shower. View of street, but not noisy. Plenty to see and door right nearby. Nice courtyard out front. Great bakery on the corner to the right. Subway very close. Starbucks next door but they are not open early! Breakfast at hotel eh, not so exciting.

    Reviewed May 07, 2019
    3.6
    Han from Singapore
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

    Yellow brownish water, dirty and a bit of smell carpets, those pictures are not what you will see”

    Water is yellow and brownish, called the hotel receptionist and they mentioned we are not the only one that encountered this situation and again saying that they are fixing the water heater, so there is a period of time that has no hot water, next morning even after fixing it the water still has colour, reported and said they are checking and fixing, went out, back to hotel in midnight and the water is still yellowish, reported again and they said it is due to sulphur and there will be no harm to us and i think the staff does not know what is in the water, she just say it is sulphur and will cause no harm. Immediately ask for refund for the rest of the days and check out in the middle of the night to look for another hotel as we do not want to risk showering and brushing teeth with that kind of water.

    Reviewed May 21, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Angeline from Philippines
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Quality Boutique Hotel”

    The hotel is conveniently located near a subway station. The streets surrounding it is peppered with various eateries, snack house, 24/7 restaurants, and other food stalls. You will never end up hungry. Just bear with the scent emitted by a nearby stall (I think it sells stinky tofu, hence the repulsive smell) when walking towards the hotel. They provide free welcome drinks upon arrival. Options were brewed coffee, or hot tea. As to the room itself, it is spacious. Ours was located at the 4th floor. However, I think the hotel has thin walls, the room next to ours complained that our television was too loud (volume was at 25 only). The bed was huge, and they did invest with high quality linens. Overall, we enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed April 08, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Kan from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    An easy living hotel”

    The Sofu Hotel is located in a tourist area full of restaurants and small shops. You don’t have to go very far to get all you need. It is very close to the subway station which can access to nearly all major attractions. The room is cozy and clean. Front desk staff are helpful. We also get free bike rental from the hotel which really helped us to travel to all the nearby attractions.

    Reviewed March 22, 2019
    4.8
    Yuklin from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

    They need to improve cleanliness issues ”

    As above.

    Reviewed May 22, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ka
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

    Very good service and will come again”

    The staff were super kind and helpful. The toilet was clogged on the first day but the housekeeper helped to solve the issue promptly. She even left a spare toilet roll for me when she noticed the current one had almost been used up. A lovely luggage tag was given as a gift when check out. I will choose this hotel again. The air cons were not quite adjustable despite having two air con control panels, but a fan had been prepared for you to improve the ventilation or you could choose to open the window. The WiFi was poor though, no connection. The tap water was quite dirty on the first day, could see many suspended solids in water but the condition was improved after keeping the water running for several minutes. Overall, I enjoy spending my time in this hotel.

    Reviewed January 26, 2019
    4.8
    Charles from United States
    Family with young children
    Chinese Suite
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

    Overpriced, not a great room”

    We struggled to find hotels in Beijing that offered a family room to suit all 4 in my family (two adults, two kids, 6 and 9), and Sofu came up as a reasonably priced option. I liked the location in terms of being close to the subway, and on a vibrant and culturally rich street. However the facilities left something to be desired. We stayed in the "Chinese Family" room, and the bathroom was pretty smelly, and had some sharp nails pointing out of the carpet that I snagged my foot on coming out of the bathroom. The ventilation in the room was terrible. It was incredibly stuffy, and I woke up many times because of this. I don't know how people would be able to stay there in the summer time. The mattresses were pretty thin for the kids beds. They slept OK, but I wouldn't have been able to sleep on them myself. One of the bright spots was the Hunan restaurant on the second floor. Food was great! Next time I would look elsewhere for a nice place to stay while visiting Beijing.

    Reviewed April 05, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    kanticha from Thailand
    Couple
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    Location”

    Good location nearby Houhai lake. Staffs are very friendly and speak english. Room is clean

    Reviewed March 29, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Marjorie from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Twin
    Stayed 7 nights in November 2017

    Great location! ”

    We celebrated our anniversary here. Sofu hotel is a good choice because of quiet and accessible location. But it’s very hard to communicate with staff since most of them does not speak English. Thanks to jack and jaycee of the front desk as they speak very good english. When we checked in we had to wait for an hour since we were not given a room that we reserved. But we were just excited to be in Beijing that I didn’t mind. The next day they transferred us to the room that we had requested. Housekeeping did not clean well and I had to request for cleaning it all over again. Then it was all squeaky clean. Breakfast was not great... they repeated the same food everyday for the next 6 days. But nevertheless I will still choose sofu hotel if we visit Beijing again. Thanks sofu hotel

    Reviewed December 02, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Mireille from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Nice room in a great hutong”

    I spent 3 nights at Sofu Hotel and, when I first arrived in the busy hutong, I was worried about the noise, but it was quiet inside the hotel and I never heard a noise throughout my stay. The room was the perfect size for a solo traveler and very comfortable. Huguosi hutong is famous for its shops selling traditional snack street and the always packed Huguosi Xiaochidian (护国寺小吃店), located to the left of the hotel, should not be missed!

    Reviewed August 02, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Shwu from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2016

    Spacious Room and near to PingAnLi Metro Station”

    Stayed 4 nights and location is very good. Near to PingAnli Station and there are plenty of Beijing street food all around the vicinity of the hotel. Although the room floor is a little dusty, but given bathroom slippers for us, this is not a very big problem. Overall, we had a good stay.

    Reviewed May 10, 2016
    6.4
    Good
    Xing from Singapore
    Group
    Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    A place for budget travellers”

    Hotels in Beijing are known to be expensive and Sofu is considered one where you can still pay $100 per pax and less per night depending on the period you are travelling. The cleanliness of the hotel needs major improvement as there were hair in the toilet and smell from the carpet. The showering area and the toilet bowl were also chocked although the housekeeping managed to clear it upon our request. Kudos to the reception especially the morning shift who were very friendly and answered to most of our queries and also offered to change our room due to the carpet smell. The hotel is also a 5 min walk to Pinganli station (line 4) which is a direct line to Beijing south railway station. There are along many eateries along the street where the hotel is situated where you can grab breakfast/lunch/dinner. Overall, it is a good stay but not for travellers who are particular on the cleanliness of a hotel room.

    Reviewed April 22, 2019
    5.6
    Grace from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

    Not Value For Money”

    Quite disappointed there were no facilities as it was under renovation. Room and bed is big. Lightings can be improved as the whole room including toilet is very dim. Location is far from tourist attractions. The only plus point is that hotel is near subway.

    Reviewed March 11, 2019
    7.2
    Very good
    Wong from Hong Kong
    Family with teens
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Good location, the hotel itself still need improvement”

    The location is good, easily accessible to almost everywhere. However, the hotel itself still have room to improve. They gave us a room with a fixed piece of glass(not a window at all) which faces shopping mall's corridor. People walking there around look into our room like going to the zoo. We personally think they should not offer this room with the rate same as other room and should specified this inferior condition (we reserve two rooms and one in this condition). We dare bot draw open our curtain, so it basically a room without a window. Facility in the hotel is very basic, not with 4 stars standard.

    Reviewed December 25, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yuri from United States
    Family with young children
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Great location clean rooms”

    My wife, three year old and I stayed here two nights and found it perfect to get to forbidden city. The subway is two blocks away and makes for easy transport. We went to Great Wall by subway and bus transportation is excellent. The hotel was clean and staff are very friendly. English for day staff is better than the night crew but we had no issues.

    Reviewed November 23, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Sarah from United Kingdom
    Group
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Excellent location and helpful staff”

    Pros - staff were friendly, helpful and very efficient at check in, quickly arranged free storage for our bags for an extra half day, booked and tracked down our taxi to the airport. Location on a thriving walking street is excellent - lots to see, good places to eat (we found tasty vegetarian and vegan food quite easily). 10 mins walk from nearest subway station. 40 mins walk to the Forbidden City entrance. Cons - an early breakfast service would be a good addition (coffee shop opened too late for us).

    Reviewed September 24, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    sujee from United States
    Family with teens
    Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

    Roomy”

    It's pretty roomy and clean. My taxi driver didn't want to go into small street (Hugousi) because it was super crowded and congested during rush hour. But other than that, it was very close to subway station and all kinds of restaurants. Receptionists were very helpful to arrange taxi pick up service as well! Nice place!

    Reviewed July 27, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Zaid from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Great Hotel”

    Sofu is really nice and tucked away down an interesting side street. There are some quite good restaurants close by and easy access to the underground. The staff are pleasant and they were reliable.

    Reviewed January 09, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Foon from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    Exceptional”

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    Reviewed July 24, 2018
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