Bamboo Garden Hotel

No.24 Xiaoshiqiao Alley, Jiugulou Street Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
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Finding an ideal family-friendly hotel in Beijing does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Bamboo Garden Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Bamboo Garden Hotel features room service and a concierge, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts an on-site restaurant. If you are driving to Bamboo Garden Hotel, free parking is available.

Close to some of Beijing's most popular landmarks, such as Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan) (1.4 mi) and Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan) (1.5 mi), Bamboo Garden Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

While visiting Beijing, you may want to try some burritos at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Palms l.a. Kitchen and Bar or Pebbles Courtyard.

Beijing is also known for some great ancient ruins, including Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan), Hutong Tour, and Chinese Imperial Post, which are not too far from Bamboo Garden Hotel.

Bamboo Garden Hotel puts the best of Beijing at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Relax30955 wrote a review Nov 2004
Burlington, Vermont3 contributions74 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The worst thing about this hotel brings out the best thing about this hotel. In a word, "location." It is located an unfortunate distance from the Back Lakes; it is too long to walk there and back, but too close to take a cab. The surrounding area was under heavy construction during my stay in November of 2004. Every cab ride we took to the hotel involved the driver either making a few wrong turns or stopping to ask for directions. You had to walk two blocks to the main road to catch a taxi when leaving the hotel. In short: not an ideal location.

All this brings out the best part: when your taxi finally makes the turn through the gate of the Bamboo Garden Hotel, it is an oasis. It has color and character. It is relaxing and serene. There is the mood and ambiance a tourist in China desires. The doorways and gardens draw you in. The bamboo garden really is neat, especially if you arrive at night. The lighting at night is really very well done. It is almost enough for you to excuse the rather malodorous smell of the place. (The smell is not the fault of the hotel, but rather the hotel's location in the Hutongs.)

The room was clean and funished with copies of traditional chinese furniture: the bed had a silk comforter. The room was not posh, but comfortable and unique.

Other good points to recommend the Bamboo Garden:
The reception desk staff speak very good English.
The breakfast food (40RMB buffet) was not great, but they make up for it with the orange juice.
The garden is home (in 2004) to two cats that like to taunt the koi in the fish pond.
The tea room has a fish pond in the floor. It is an expensive place to have tea, but very relaxing.

Summary: if you are a tourist, don't mind staying at a hotel that is a cab ride from everything, and seek chinese charm and color, the Bamboo Garden is perfect for you.
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Date of stay: January 2005
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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aculjat wrote a review Apr 2005
San Marcos, California24 contributions89 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here with my girlfriend in February 2003 for 3 nights. I decided to stay here becuase I wanted to stay in the Hutong to experience what real Beijing looks like. We had an extremely hard time finding the place so I would recommend having arrangements with the hotel to have a cab pick you up at the airport. The hotel is right in the middle of the Hutong (traditional Beijing neighborhood with small alleyways and small houses), however the Hutong area was no so impressive - it was almost like slums but it was neat to see how people really live there and we never felt unsafe. Once you enter the grounds of the hotel you are in another world. This place has a large outdoor courtyard and red painted walkways with beautiful Chinese decor and it is gives you the feeling your are really in China. It has english speaking staff who can arrange tours to the Great Wall or call cabs and tell them where to take you and arrange the price. We loved the rooms. They were very comfortable, clean and good sized and very nicely decorated. The restaurant is great. In fact, we ate there for dinner every night, partly because it took too long to get anywhere else. That is the only drawback of the hotel - it is not close by anything so you have to take a cab and fight traffic wherever you go. There is also a subway stop several blocks away. However, since the hotel is north of the tourist sites, it is easier to get out of the city quickly to get to the Summer Palace or Great Wall.
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mizliz5 wrote a review Jan 2006
Wall, New Jersey19 contributions28 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
I work in Chongqing, China 9 months out of the year in the tourism industry, so I was looking forward to taking a vacation in Beijing. I was recommended to stay at the Bamboo Garden Hotel by a friend who also works as a local guide in Beijing. Good deal for your money.

This was my second time to Beijing. Late Nov to Early Dec 2005.

Location is not entirely strange: Subway, bus right around the corner. Taxis easy to get/find. About 15 min ride to center city (Forbidden City). About a 10 minute walk to the heart of the Hutong area famous for bars/nightlife. (Do not recommend eating in Hutong bars, over priced. Restaurants with great cuisine, cheaply priced just on the outskirts).

Transporation: Subway is right around the corner. Highly recommended (clean, safe, ON TIME, and much better run than NYC subways!!) Bus is also available around the corner, but do not recommend. Crowded, slow in nightmarish traffic, impossible to understand if you are at your location especially with limited Chinese skills. Spend the extra $0.25 and take the subway. Taxis are everywhere too, but make sure the meter is running.

Room: OK, but I'm not high maintenence. Very small. Bathroom was a little shocking (dirty, cracked tiles), but life goes on. Large balcony overlooking the garden/courtyard area. Antique-style furnishings.

No elevator, but only three flights. Did not use majority of hotel services as I am a do-it-yourself kinda gal!

Peaceful: It is truely amazing to find a quiet place in Beijing. And after long days of touring, it was wonderfully welcomed.

One major tip: we were out sightseeing the majority of the day. Left the room by 8am and did not get back until about 10pm each day. If you are a tourist, you will NOT spend much time at your hotel. Sleep and shower. This is a good pick for the budget minded tourist who wants to avoid the monotony of overpriced montrosities.

(As I said, this was my second trip to Beijing. The first time was August 2005, and I slept on the Great Wall one night. Contacted a local shopkeeper for the "set-up". Next morning, walked 4 hours from JinShanLing Great Wall to Simatai. If you want details, I'd be glad to provide. Pics are also attached.)
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brianc_li wrote a review Jul 2006
Cuba7,878 contributions116 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here having the reviews on Tripadvisorand was not disappointed. This is a truly beautiful small hotel.

The Bamboo Garden Hotel is situated in a small lane to the North of Central Beijing. Even though we had printed the map from the hotel's website, complete with address in Chinese, our taxi driver had trouble finding it. That said, he simply got to the area and asked.

Whilst a bit out of the center the hotel is five minutes walk from the nearest metro station. The Beijing metro is very easy to negociate and you can be in Tianamen Square in 20 minutes for the cost of 35 cents. The real benefit of its location is the peacefulness set as it is away from the hustle and bustle of Beijing city center.

The hotel is a small, low level building set first around a courtyard then a garden. It has a pleasant restaurant, air conditioned inside and with outside tables on a patio overlooking the garden and an attractive bar in the main garden room block. There is also a building in the garden where a massage and various spa treatments can be had.

Our room was directly off the courtyard. It was large, had a wooden floor and was furnished with antiques. Despite the apparent antiquity it was very well equipped with a remote controled air conditioning unit, wide screen lcd TV, room safe and a large fridge freezer which doubled as a mini bar. The bathroom was large with two sinks a good size bath with shower unit. There was a good selection of toiletries.

We eat in the restaurant a couple of times. The service and food were good and the prices reasonable. The reception staff spoke excellent English and were always very helpful. Laundry was done within a day, came back ironed and cost $17 for two full bags.

The Bamboo Garden is only officially rated as a three star hotel. To us it was much nicer than many four star hotels we have stayed in. What it lacks in facilities it more than makes up for in class and service. Our room cost 560 RMB per night without breakfast (About $65), this is excellent value.

Quite simply one of the most pleasant hotels I have ever stayed in. I know where I'll stay the next time I'm in Beijing.
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Date of stay: July 2006
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honeychile wrote a review Nov 2005
uk33 contributions68 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here with four of my cousins in April and we really loved this hotel. It's very peaceful and the staff are lovely. The reception staff, in particular, speak very good English and are very helpful if you want to book railtickets or excursions or the opera. Unusually, they don't seem to charge extra for his service - we noticed no difference in price between doing it ourselves (hassle) and asking them to do it. All the tourist trips to the wall involve rip-off visits to 'retail opportunities' but if there are three or more of you it's much better to book the hotel's driver for the day. That way you travel in comfort in a nice big SUV and go exactly where you want to go and nowhere else. The hotel is not as far from the subway as some reviews suggest, a five minute walk at most. It was my cousins' first trip to China and we stayed in some very 'grand' hotels, but this hotel was the one that stole their hearts! The tea ceremony is a delight. The laundry service is cheaper than any Chinese hotel I've stayed in.
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Date of stay: April 2005
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jaychicago wrote a review Oct 2006
Chicago, Illinois9 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Bamboo Garden in early September for 4 nights. I was looking for a place with some character vs the usual 5-star properties, and Bamboo Garden fit the bill. My room was one of the standard suite rooms, with a front room containing Chinese-style furniture and a TV, and a bedroom with large (and somewhat hard) bed, new TV, and the A/C unit. The bedroom faced the front alley but was very quiet. The bathroom was small but functional and clean.

There were a few issues but they didn't bother me. Your response may vary. The front room isn't the kind of place you'd want to sit and relax as the furniture is a little too severe. Some of the plaster on the walls near the bathroom was a little soft and showing signs of moisture damage. The hard bed would have been a concern if I had stayed longer, but I took sleeping pills the first few nights to help get over jet lag and really didn't notice.

The best aspect of the hotel is its location in a Beijing hutong on the north side of the city. It is a 5-10 minute walk south of the Gulou subway station, down an alley off the main street. It is an old-style courtyard building, with some rooms in a newer-looking building on the inner courtyard (I didn't see these). Since it is not a 5-star hotel the prices for breakfast, Internet access, laundry, etc. are not unreasonable.

The location means you are have lots of options. I ate several times at a dumpling place just down the alley from the hotel. They have an English menu probably because they are used to tourists from the hotel eating there, but mostly I saw Chinese eating there. There is a youth hostel a 5-minute walk south on the main street which has 10-yuan per hour Internet access and relatively inexpensive tours on offer. Another 5 minutes or so south is the Houhai Lake area with loads of restaurants, bars, and a few historic sights. I had a delightful day just walking around the hutongs and lakes. Being on the north side of Beijing it is relatively easy to get out to the Summer Palace and Great Wall. Taxis are cheap but traffic can make it difficult at times to reach other areas so I usually took the subway to get close and then a taxi the rest of the way.

If I return to Beijing as a tourist I would stay here again. For a business trip, especially if my destination was the CBD over to the east, I would probably pick a 5-star property closer to my destination instead.
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Date of stay: September 2006
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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travelbarb wrote a review Jul 2005
Jupiter218 contributions63 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Would be hard to find fault with this hotel if you are looking for a more "traditional" experience, as opposed to one of the "marble palaces" that could be located anywhere in the world. It was such a tranquil setting to return to at the end of a long day of touring. A little out of the way ... yes. Five minute walk to subway. Only thing I personally missed was coffee in room (only tea); however, I had brought some of my own.
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Date of stay: June 2005
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Culture10083 wrote a review Apr 2005
Sydney1 contribution16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean well furnished room, lots of character, friendly staff, lovely garden and bar, good access to Beijing subway. Restaurant only average - duck unavailable and no alternative to chinese food, breakfast's ok. Don't book Great Wall tour with hotel, you will find yourself visiting jade factories and other state run tourist traps. I don't think it's their fault, it's just the communist way.
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Date of stay: April 2005
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Andy_Nash wrote a review Oct 2006
Great Malvern, United Kingdom27 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved staying here on our vacation in October 2006. Its much more of an experience than staying at the bland Western-style hotels in Beijing.

The best things about the place are the big, peaceful courtyard in the middle... the reception staff speak good English, the bar is really nice with a little waterfall in it with fish swimming around, and the location is great, 5 mins walk from the subway station. I'd really recommend using the subway. Its much less stress than having to deal with Beijing's taxi drivers. On our vacation we had two bad experiences with taxi drivers who charged us 3 times the proper price for the journey. After that we stuck to public transport and found it really easy.

A few people have mentioned that the Bamboo Garden has hard beds. To be honest, we actually found them softer than a lot of the hotels we stayed at in China.

There dont seem to be many travel websites where you can book rooms at this hotel, but we booked by just emailing them thru the address on their website. Its standard policy for most Chinese hotels to completely ignore any email enquiries they receive, but I found the Bamboo Garden respond to enquiries really quickly during their office hours.

If I go back to Beijing I'd definately stay at the Bamboo Garden again.
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Date of stay: September 2006
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
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Travelboots wrote a review Aug 2006
Bethesda, Maryland42 contributions44 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed with our 3 boys and parents. The beds were extremely hard. The restaurant was very nice with views to the garden and good service and food. I liked being in a real Beijing neighborhood - it was safe and you got a real feel for how people live. Also it was close walking distance to Houhai Lake which is a lively area of bars and restaurants at night. Watch out for the money scam. We changed money there. They gave us a counterfeit 100 Yuan bill. They told us it was genuine but when we tried to pay for our meals with it, they refused to take it.
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Date of stay: August 2006
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Paul_Annemie wrote a tip Jul 2018
Antwerp, Belgium12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Street side can be noisy, chose garden side"
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James Wainwright wrote a tip Sept 2016
37 contributions56 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay here. Request a garden view room."
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Bill B k wrote a tip Aug 2016
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions31 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"2 nd and 3 rd floor garden view rooms are the best"
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TerryUSA2015 wrote a tip Jun 2016
Columbia, South Carolina39 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had standard rooms the first 3 nights, suites the last night. Std.rooms are good size, suites only needed if you had 3 to a room."
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Monty10001 wrote a tip Apr 2016
London, United Kingdom153 contributions99 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room overlooking the courtyard"
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HK$964 - HK$1,019 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bamboo Garden Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Bamboo Garden Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Guanmingge Tea House (0.4 km), Chunqinwang Royal Residence (0.1 km), and Nianhua Temple (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bamboo Garden Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Bamboo Garden Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bamboo Garden Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bamboo Garden Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le little Saigon, Qing Feng Baozipu (Jiang Zhai Kou), and Wang Fat Ass Flesh Fire (Drum).
Are any cleaning services offered at Bamboo Garden Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bamboo Garden Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Bamboo Garden Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Temple of Heaven (6.5 km), Tian'anmen (4.2 km), and Meridian Gate (Wu Men) (3.6 km).
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