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VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing

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No.9 Yangfang Alley, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
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VUE - Come as a guest, come back as a friend!

VUE Hotel Hou Hai is the new upscale design boutique hotel in the centre of Beijing. This one-of-a-kind brand new hotel is located in the stunning surroundings of Houhai and offers an unforgettable staycation experience in a design combination of traditional Chinese architecture with contemporary and futuristic influences.

The Hotel

A major adaptive-reuse exercise, the hotel comprises a series of quasi-historic buildings from the 1950s. Upon entering the hotel you will discover a series of landscaped gardens, a bakery café fronting the bustle of the hutongs, a signature restaurant in a warehouse, a rooftop bar overlooking the lake and over 80 rooms and suites, several with private gardens or with views overlooking the park or lake.

The hotel compound comprises a series of buildings with a variety of architectural styles and approaches. Although designed primarily in the Chinese vernacular, the different buildings span a range of ornamentation from highly decorative roof eaves, characterful gargoyles, sculptured balconies and latticed window frames, to pared-back jack roofs and plain brickwork wall finishes. This diverse collection is brought together by color and landscaping.

All the buildings are conceptually draped in attractive shades of gray, echoing the palette of the surrounding hutongs, upon which key architectural details have been highlighted in a contemporary gold patina.

The VUE property is designed around a central narrative inspired by its locale or culture. For VUE Houhai Beijing, the narrative drew inspiration from the lake and its animal inhabitants.

The Rooms

Bold, cutting-edge, surprising....that is how we describe the rooms at VUE Hotel. Beyond the contemporary aesthetic, every room is designed with your needs in mind.

The hotel offers 80 rooms fragmanted into 11 different room types. Every single type is unique and designed for a memorable stay.

From the intelligent lighting system to the room-wide Bluetooth audio system, from the in-room coffee machine to the hypoallergenic, 600-thread-count sheets, comfort and convenience are always at the forefront. All guest rooms feature spacious bathrooms, fully stocked with L’Occitane products. Ancient history, modern convenience, and futuristic design come together in harmony for an unforgettable guest experience at VUE Hotel.

Our Neighbourhood

VUE Hotel is located in Beijing, in the Hutong district of Houhai. The hotel compound sits on the edge of the picturesque Houhai lake, and neighbours a verdant public park, as well as historic Hutong houses which are still used by local inhabitants today. Located along Houhai’s banks are a district of bars and vibrant cafes.

The hotel looks out onto Houhai lake, while Prince Gong’s Mansion and the Former Residence of Soong Ching-ling are within walking distance. The hutongs are best explored on foot or by bike or rickshaw — just like the locals do. Stunning attractions such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, and the Temple of Heaven, are easily accessible by car or public transport.

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Kris-Experience wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom87 contributions22 helpful votes
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I had a wonderful stay at the Vue Hotel. More than anything else, it was service that stood out. From pre-arrival requirements to my departure, Jack (Front Desk team member) was always helpful. When we arrived, I was asked how was our journey, and the limo service. I honestly gave feedback, one of the managers felt I was disappointed, he immediately made up to it. I would not give the details, but it was a generous gesture. That is top-notch customer service. The breakfast service was also wonderful, the staff was very attentive and polite. I actually miss their delicious food. We also had dinner, the servings were generous.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Kevz76 wrote a review Nov 2019
Singapore, Singapore38 contributions54 helpful votes
Situated in the Hutongs of Beijing, the hotel had great access to the big tourist attractions (Tianenmen Square & The Forbidden City) and was close to a great nightlife (restaurants, bars) scene. The rooms themselves were very funky. Management spoke very good English.
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Catsunited wrote a review Oct 2019
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions7 helpful votes
Trendy hotel in a quiet lakeside location and surrounded by historical streets (hutongs). It’s also near to tourist spots like nanluoguxiang. Service is great too. I would highly recommend this hotel, especially for leisure trips.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sunil_N wrote a review Oct 2019
Athens, OH12 contributions4 helpful votes
We were delighted by this comfortable and quirky design hotel with its courteous staff. Kevin made our checkin process seamless and was fluent in English with information to offer. When we had some issues with temperature in our room, Carl was most courteous and offered us a fan and was pleasingly helpful even in the middle of the night. Manager Chris even upgraded our room to one with a balcony so the cool air could be enjoyed. He was very personable, sincere and attentive making sure our stay was comfortable at every step. Definitely an experience worth reliving.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Katastrofsenap wrote a review Oct 2019
Beijing, China2 contributions
Actually the best staying I had in whole Beijing. Staff super friendly, helped out with all our questions. Amazing location in central old parts of Beijing. Near to everything. Great coffee bar and not to pricey also.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$173 - US$246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hang xin yuan beijing
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hang Xin Yuan Hotel
LOCATION
ChinaBeijingHouhai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
80
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Frequently Asked Questions about VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing
Which popular attractions are close to VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing?
Nearby attractions include Gong Wang Fu (0.5 km), Back Lakes (Hou Hai) (0.5 km), and Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju) (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing?
Conveniently located restaurants include Li Jia Cai (DeShengMen), ZONE bars, and Hou Hai Fu Lin Jiu Ge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing have an airport shuttle?
Yes, VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese.