"nine days in Beijing was made even more special because of this great home base! it is everything that is documented in the many positive reviews. we are 4 first-time visitors between 34-70 years and, without hesitation, would HIGHLY RECOMMEND and RETURN. here are other things, some seemingly incidental, that made the place great. (1) owner Betty answers emails in a timely manner with much information about food, shopping, weather. we started corresponding 8 months before our arrival. she is supportive and friendly as well as professional and efficient. (2) the electric outlets have adaptations for western plugs. there was no need for us to bring adapters. (3) the 3 main rooms (bedrooms, parlor) are very large. we left Beijing with 10 suitcases and never felt cramped. (4) the townhouse is in its own separate, secure courtyard. there is a sense of calm and quiet within this area despite it being centrally located in Beijing. (5) hot water is readily available for a shower at any time. the bathroom is the best lit one i have ever been in. (6) the separate washer and dryer were two of the most important items when choosing the place; we used them daily. if we didn't want to use the dryer, there is a large, indoor drying rack in the same room. (7) miss Lu came by every other day to change bedding and towels, sweep and tidy-up, remove recyclable containers. she greeted us when we arrived and was there when we left; both times were at night. (8) the wireless router never failed nor gave us any problems. (9) Betty's recommendations for a local guide and eating establishments were excellent!"
Guest: sylvia l.
Date of Stay: September 2014
Review Submitted: November 15, 2014