|Tea and slippers, a match made in travel heaven|
The public spaces of this hotel are great. There's an airy courtyard featuring plants, flowers, a fountain with fish and plenty of shady places to read a book. There's a cafe with drinks and coffee, but they were expensive, so we just opted to sit and read there. On the top floor of our hotel, there's a ceiling with water running over it that has a super-soothing effect.
On to the room! We had a waterfall-style shower and great toiletries.
For two people, it cost us $240 total for a three-night stay. An absolute steal. The beds were comfy and the staff went above and beyond, like arranging complimentary, in-room deep-tissue massages that felt awesome after walking around the city in the heat all day. I would highly recommend this place if you're headed towards Beijing anytime soon.