I am in Beijing.
After June this year, I started to switch to cost saving Hanting Hotel (a cheap hotel chain) when I travel in Beijing. To me, to be honest, I just feel better in Hanting Hotel than the previous hotels I stayed – say, Shangri-La, or Renaissance. I am not saying it is better, but at a price that is 1/4 of 5 star hotel, and have all the things you need, it is just great.
- Good location
- High speed Internet (free)
- Clean bed
- Can take bath
The more important reason is, I feel closer to the city.
Like this time, the Hanting Inn in Houhai area is at the Nanluoguxiang 南锣鼓巷- direct translation of the name will be: South Drum and Gong Lane…
smugsmug has some great photos.
This lane is very special – the mixed feeling of Beijing and Lijiang. It is hard to tell what is the origin of that feeling. Or to generally call it, the feeling of travel. They have many bars and stores, featuring the things travelers may like. You should pay a visit – it is not far from the Houhai.
The map is here.