About International Bamboo and Rattan Hotel - Beijing
check-in 2 PM | check-out 11 AM
Property Location With a stay at International Bamboo and Rattan Hotel - Beijing in Beijing (Wangjing), you'll be 10.5 mi (16.9 km)
Property Location With a stay at International Bamboo and Rattan Hotel - Beijing in Beijing (Wangjing), you'll be 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from Tiananmen Square and 11.2 mi (18.1 km) from Forbidden City. This 4-star hotel is 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from Beijing National Stadium and 6.4 mi (10.4 km) from Lama Temple.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 182 guestrooms.
Amenities Make use of convenient amenities, which include concierge services and a hair salon.
Dining At International Bamboo and Rattan Hotel - Beijing, enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
Facilities offered in International Bamboo and Rattan Hotel - Beijing :
International Bamboo and Rattan Hotel - Beijing Hotel policies
Check in/out Hotel Check-in Time is 2 PM, Check-out Time is 11 AM.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the Fare policy associated with your room.
Extra Bed The inclusion of extra bed with a booking is facilitated with a folding cot or a mattress as an extra bed.
Payment Mode You can pay now or you can pay at the hotel if your selected room type has this option.
User rating & reviews
Read about experiences of fellow travellers who have stayed at this hotel.
EXCELLENT 7 reviews
VERY GOOD 11 reviews
AVERAGE 10 reviews
POOR 4 reviews
TERRIBLE 2 reviews
11 Apr 2015
Old, tired and worn out!
Everything about this hotel is out of step with modern Beijing. Almost no staff speak more than a few words of English. Check-in consists of the obligatory copying of your passport and shoving a room key in your hand -- no explanation of breakfast arrangements, no presentation of the room features, no offer to help with your bags. Good luck if you need help with transportation; the "help" I received was to point out to the main road with suggestion that I might find a taxi there (no offer to call one or help ensure the driver knew where I wanted to go).
The lobby is plain and without character. The "lobby bar" seems abandoned and the few chairs in the lobby area are hard and uninviting. Hallways are musty and smell of smoke, even on "No Smoking" floors.
Rooms are spartan: not particularly clean, poor lighting, basic toiletries, non-functioning mini fridge, non-functioning room safe, few electrical outlets, small bed (not very comfortable), uncomfortable stool to sit on while working at the tiny "desk", TV channels limited only to Chinese channels (the one sole English channel being CCTV9), cheap and broken room furniture, dirty windows, no in-room wifi(!!), broken security lock on the door to the room.... the list goes on and on.
The breakfast provided along with the room cost is OK, but nothing special. Request coffee and you can get brewed coffee from their machine.
The hotel is across the street from a small shopping mall with a number of shops and restaurants, but aside from that, there is nothing of interest nearby. This area of Beijing is well-known as a Korean enclave, so perhaps you'll be more interested to stay here if you're Korean. Others housed at this rather poor hotel tend to be "victims" placed here to attend meetings at INBAR or other international organizations located nearby. If you have the option, far better to stay across the street at Holiday Inn.
30 Sep 2014
Terrible, avoid by all means
I have stayed in this hotel for 3 nights because I attended a conference organized in this hotel. I have never experienced such a hostile services in my life. If you don't speak English and have any choice, avoid this hotel by all means.
Nobody speaks English there, at the reception, restaurant or anywhere. Rooms are very basic and carpets are filthy. Food is poor. Internet is not working. I had cable in a room but it was not functional. Everybody was crowding lobby trying to get wifi, which was very weak and it took hours to get connected.
There is a teapot in a room, but no coffee, only tea. I could not explain anyone that I want one packet of any basic coffee.
But the worst is that people at the reception have no inclination to be friendly. I decided to change hotel when conference was over. When I was checking out, I asked a young woman at the reception to call me a taxi, she refused without any apologies. She just said: "I have no time". I tried to explain her that I have 2 suitcases and need taxi to take me to another place. And that by Chinese law, if hotel does not help its guests, it can loose license (advise given by interpreter earlier). Then she told me that she has no phone number of any taxi. It took me 10 minutes of begging her to call me a taxi and she kept saying me: No, no, no in a very rude manner.
I had to leave my suitcases at the lobby and go searching for a taxi on the street. Its good that our interpreter from the conference wrote me a name of my new hotel on the piece of paper in Chinese, so I kept showing it to all taxi driver with 100 yuan bill. It cost maximum 50 RMB to get to a new hotel, but I was desperate to leave that place.
Bellboy was busy playing his phone and didn't even bother to hold me a door when I was rolling out with my suitcases.
Assistant manager place with a sign was empty all the time. We left hotel to go to the fields for 2 nights and I left my suitcase in a safe room. It had a lock on it (bought in the USA and used several times without any problem). When I came back, lock was not opening and I asked hotel to help me to unlock it. They just ignored me, so it took my colleagues a while to break a lock which for some reason was not working.
Never again I am going to stay in a state run hotel not mentioning that this place will stay in my memory as a nightmare.
07 May 2013
A Touch Shabby
My Chinese hosts chose this state-run hotel and conference venue for me. It is called the International Bamboo and Rattan Tower after the name of the inter-governmental organization, the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), which is hosted by the Chinese Government. There are few such organizations entrusted to China, so the state does tend to throw money at it, for quite what purpose is a bit of a mystery.
If you want a little smile on your face, go to the display of petrified wood outside at the road entrance and look at the English caption - the place is called the International Baboon and Rattan Tower. Needless to say, no primates were visible.
I stayed three nights, participating in an international conference, and having all my meals in the hotel. The building is outside the central area and is rather difficult to find. But quite nearby is the New World Department Store where you can pick up beers cheaply in the supermarket basement. On arrival at the hotel, you are faced by a starkly bare lobby. There is a bar but I never saw anybody brave enough to ask for a drink, even if a barman were available. The receptionist was efficient: I was given a choice of floor and I chose the top floor of rooms to get some sort of view. I had my electronic room key quickly. One of the three lifts was out of order for most of the time I stayed. The corridors to the rooms are dimly lit and feel forbidding, even gloomy. The room itself is reasonably well appointed with a kettle and tea-making facilities, a mini-bar, hairdryer and TV with 60 stations (but none of the international news networks). As others have noted, the beds are hard but I found mine comfortable enough. There is good supply of hot water, and amenities such as comb, toothbrush and little plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner, bath gel and body lotion. However, the décor is rather shabby and really does need sprucing up. The room staff are efficient but unsmiling, as are the dining room staff. I did not get a feeling of pride and ownership; but rather obedience and subservience. The main dining room is on the 3rd floor. Breakfast was buffet style but with freshly-cooked plain omelette. Lunch was also buffet and they quickly ran out of all the popular dishes. But I liked the plentiful supply of noodles and melon. The dinner I was offered was again buffet, a little better than lunch, but pretty much thrown together. The raw materials such as lamb chops were obviously very good, but the eating experience was spoilt by sloppy presentation and cooking. The hotel can do quite an impressive banquet as I experienced on the first night. It helped to have a vice-minister with me - an option only rarely available!
I have no idea how much my Chinese hosts had to pay for me - possibly a good deal. But there are plenty of much better places to stay in Beijing, where staff have a smile and take some pride in their work. However, if that doesn't bother you, this is a reasonable place to stay - and from my 15th Floor room I could see some distance over the traffic smog of Beijing.
22 Sep 2012
Dark, unclean, unfriendly
If you dont speak Chinese, dont stay here. The staff is totally rude and unhelpful. Upon checking out, they expected to charge me for 1 cheap glass they said I broke (which I didnt). A galls that costs 10 cents at the most! When I asked for a taxi, they simply said "no available" and ignored me. I had to go out to the street to grab one. The rooms are basic, dirty, too basic.
18 Jun 2012
been there with my office staff for 5 nights.
rooms are ok, breakfast not too bad for laowai.
The main concern is that every night at 2 AM peolple come back from KTV with xiaojie and make huge noise in corridors (everybody knows Chinese high educational standards).