No.8 Beicheng East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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About Ya Yun Cun Hotel Beijing
check-in 2 PM | check-out 11 AM
Ya Yun Cun Hotel Beijing is situated in Chaoyang district and is reachable in 25 minutes drive from Beijing Capital International
Ya Yun Cun Hotel Beijing is situated in Chaoyang district and is reachable in 25 minutes drive from Beijing Capital International Airport. The well-known Beijing Theatre and National Stadium are merely 10 minutes walk from the hotel.
Featuring wooden flooring and contemporary interiors, the 400 well-furnished rooms maintained by the property are painted in light tones. Spacious rooms come with air conditioning, telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, mini bar, telephone, bedside lamps and high-speed internet access.
Catering well to the needs of corporate travellers, the hotel features a business centre and flexible meeting space that is apt for conducting formal/informal gatherings. Other facilities include laundry/dry cleaning, luggage storage, concierge, parking and free internet access.
Dine with loved ones at the on-site restaurant that serves scrumptious Chinese and international delights with exotic drinks. Those yearning for delightful Indian delicacies can head to Raj Indian Restaurant and Bar, reachable in 15 minutes drive from the property.
Find the true inner peace at the renowned Beiding Niangniang Temple, hardly a 5-minute drive away.
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 15 reviews
VERY GOOD 36 reviews
AVERAGE 35 reviews
POOR 12 reviews
TERRIBLE 6 reviews
09 Feb 2013
You get what you pay for
First, a warning. The Yayuncun is a complex of buildings left over from the Asian Games of 1988 (I think). It shares a huge, densely populated site with another management company, Hui Yuan. Together the buildings run from Block A to Block R.The lowest block is around eight stories. The tallest is around twenty. I have stayed in half a dozen of them. They vary enormously. Indeed, the quality varies floor by floor. Several of the buildings (e.g. Block A and Block M, among others) are "proper" (albeit Chinese style) hotels (i.e. they have a limited sense of "service"). Others are "service apartments". In my experience, the service apartments are better than the hotels. (Less aggravation, possibly because of lower expectations?) Anyway ... on this trip I stayed in Block B Service Apartment. You check in at Block A and then trundle around the back to Block B.
As other reviewers have noted, the check in staff are unhelpful and have limited English.
I really want to write a good review of Block B. They really tried hard but, unfortunately, they just don't get it quite right. The suite (service apartments always seem to be suites. A sitting room/lounge, a bedroom, a bathroom, and, frequently, what can only be called a sun room. Although the hotel's website says that there are kitchens, as far as I can tell these are always sealed.) had been recently renovated/modernized. It's an enormous step in the right direction. Unfortunately, they just don't get to the finish line.
The suite I was in was recently redecorated and was a pleasant change from the shabbier suites I have had in other blocks in the past. Everything was re-done -- ceiling and trim repainted, walls had new wallpaper, new vinyl "wood effect" floor, new electrical sockets that took Chinese, US, and European plugs (Brits, take an adapter), new light fixtures on the ceiling (flourescent strip lighting gives everything a bluish tint -- which is pretty ghastly on cold winter evenings). The furniture was new or nearly new. So no stains, no badly mended tears. New curtains. Best, the bathroom was entirely re-done to a high standard. Although there was no bath tub, there was a proper 4-star style shower stall (so, no more wet bathroom floors), a new sink, mirror, lighting. The walls were freshly tiled. The floor, I think was also new (hard to tell because it was pretty filthy -- the housekeeping staff didn't seem to know how to clean a room properly -- possibly didn't have the right equipment. I never saw a proper mop or a vacuum cleaner). The biggest downside to the bathroom is that it is tiny. This was made worse by the fact that although they had replaced all the doors and door hardware, the door was hung backwards. It opened into the bathroom. The result? You must stand in the shower stall to open and close the door. This was a real shame as they really tried hard to modernize the apartment. But too often they got it wrong.
The bedroom had two (very hard) beds, a chest of drawers, a beside table, a flat screen TV. What's missing? A bedside reading lamp would have been appreciated.
The sitting room had a table and four chairs, a sofa, an arm chair, a desk, a chest of drawers, a large 3D TV, and a full-sized refrigerator. Internet connection was via cable. It was a reasonable connection. Again, no desk lamp.
At the end of the living room was what I can only call a "sun room". I have no idea what this room could be used for. (Possibly, when the buildings were built they were used to dry athletes' clothes?) Anyway, you enter the room through sliding glass partition-style doors (which basically perform the function as a glass partition between the lounge area and the sun room). The sun room is 4.5 feet wide and 11 feet wide. There is no furniture in it. Again, the people who did the make-over tried hard, but didn't quite get it right. All the other service apartments I had stayed in had grubby sun rooms. This one was clean. New patio doors, freshly painted ceiling, the exposed brick walls and freshly tiled floor were finished to a high standard. But to what purpose the room could be put I cannot begin to guess. The room is too narrow to accommodate the table and chairs. Indeed, it's too narrow for the armchair. You could, I guess, move one of the dining chairs out there but I'm not sure why you would do it. Not only are the dining chairs uncomfortably hard but, much more importantly, there is nothing to look at through the windows. This is because the windows in the sun room (which were also the only windows to the sitting room) faced the wall of the adjacent (say 15 feet away) building. This wall was, without a doubt, the ugliest wall I have ever seen -- a melange of duct-work, guttering, dangling wires. You could not see the sky. Just the wall. Without a doubt the most horrible view I have ever had in a hotel room anywhere, ever. (Note, the windows in the bedroom also face this same wall.) As far as I can figure out, all the rooms in the hotel face the same way.
On the plus side? The heating worked well (note: there is a delay of several minutes between when you make a setting and when the heating fan turns on. It's like hitting a brontosaurus on the tail and waiting for the message to reach its head). The shower was terrific. Excellent shower head, excellent water pressure, excellent drain. The new refrigerator was useful (there is a good supermarket in the building adjacent to Block A and the newspaper kiosk has the English language edition of the China Daily). The internet connection was reasonable. It is close to the convention center and to the Bird's Nest stadium. The residential neighborhood across Anli Road has a wide variety of local restaurants. While English-speaking staff and English-speaking menus are few and far between, but most menus have photos.
By the way, there are also restaurants in some of the Yayuncun and Hwai Yuan blocks. Near Block M there is a good Hot Pot restaurant (with beer garden) and a Baskin & Robbins ice cream shop.
Would I stay there again? In the complex, yes. In this block, no. The view is too depressing.
29 Jun 2013
Poor service.. Poor Amenities
Over all I am totally dissatisfied, when I provide the reservation voucher they said room is not available then after a little discussion they provide the room. I stayed 7 nights in the room though they cleaned the room every day they did not change the bedsheets & Towels. I requested an Iron but it also was not provided, I had to buy from out side. Room service people was not friendly & do not understand English at all.
I will return to this hotel NEVER again & I recommend this hotel to NOBODY.
03 Jun 2014
I was booked at Beijing Yayuncun Hotel (Building A) while attending a conference at the China National Convention Center. Some things OK with the place, but overall I can't recommend it. Built as athlete housing for the Asian and Olympic Games, these "service apartments" are a poor substitute for a real hotel. Located about 10-minutes walk from the Bird's Nest Stadium, but a good 20-minute walk from the Convention Center (don't let people tell you it's 5 or 10 minutes.... it's not, unless you're an Olympic runner yourself!). Near to a McDonald's, KFC, large supermarket, and a few shops, but not close to anything else.
The "hotel" rooms are small and smelly, with no view from the backside rooms (so you choose between street noise or the view of another building). Rooms need paint and good scrubbing. Absolutely no photos or art work on the walls; hallways are sterile and boring. Rooms do have good TVs, with reasonable selection of channels including CNN, BBC, HBO and a few other English channels. Reasonable lighting in the rooms, and direct-cable internet provided free. Bed is comfortable if you light firm/hard mattress (I do); linens clean and comfortable. Small refrigerator in the room. Bathroom was small and smelly, with ancient fixtures, but with lots of hot water for good showers. Basic breakfast is included
Room is tolerable overall, but given another opportunity, I would certainly look for other alternatives, even if I have to pay considerably more.
17 Jul 2016
So-so hotel in a boring area
I stayed in Block B of Yayuncun Hotel for 10 days while at a conference at the CNCC, which is about a 15-20 minute walk from the hotel.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Google maps puts this hotel in the wrong location! It's actually located NE of the google maps location, near the corner of Anli and Huizhong Rd. The sign for the hotel isn't huge, and many of the towers are actually labeled something like "Northstar service apartments," so it's easy to be fooled.
Aside from the Olympic park, there is not much to see in the area. Subway stations are all about a 20 minute walk away as well. There are a few restaurants in the area, but not many--the majority of the stores in the area appear to be cell phone stores. There is a nice grocery store about 2 min east of the hotel on the corner.
The room was big for the price, and unlike other reviewers I found the bathroom quite nice. My bathroom was not a 'wet floor' style, and the drains worked fine. The beds though, I found to be very hard and uncomfortable. The AC worked well enough. I never tried using the internet because my new Mac doesn't come with an ethernet port, which is the only way to connect at the hotel.
Staff were friendly and tried to be helpful--when my adapter didn't actually fit the electrical sockets, they found one for me to borrow. Having said that though, almost nobody speaks English. At most, they might speak a few words. I showed them my adapter and how it wouldn't work for them to understand, but once they understood they were great.
I found the complimentary breakfast to be not very good. Though, I actually didn't like authentic Chinese food all that much either, so I might just be a picky eater. Their restaurant has a couple fish tanks (not the decorative kind, like the kind where you know that's where your dinner is coming from), and in one of them was a large dead fish that was left there for a few days. Wasn't exactly appetizing...
You have to boil the water out of the faucet, but that's standard in Beijing. They provided soap, shampoo, combs, toothbrushes, and slippers. I'm actually not sure if they ever changed the sheets in the 10 days that I was there--it seemed like they just made the bed. I think they did change the towels though.
26 Sep 2013
Budget stay at Beijing
Located near the Olympic stadium the bird's nest...it was very clean and neat...you might find difficulty to find people speaking English, but be slow in your conversation or they might try and get one who can speak english