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Sofu Hotel
Sofu Hotel
Sofu Hotel
Sofu Hotel
Sofu Hotel
Sofu Hotel
Sofu Hotel

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8.2

Excellent

245 reviews

245 reviews

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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Excellent for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Former Residence Of She Lao

150 m

Huguosi Hutong Snack Street

160 m

Former Furen University

250 m

Shiji Yueyi Qinhang

300 m

Beijing Former Residence of Cai E

360 m

Popular landmarks
Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)

2.2 km

Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

2.8 km

Wangfujing Street

3.8 km

Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

3.8 km

Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

3.9 km

Closest landmarks
Super farm

360 m

Jinggang Palace of Huguo Temple

390 m

Beijing King Zhuang's Mansion

400 m

Mei Lanfang Former Residence

410 m

Grand Opera House

440 m

Sofu Hotel

85 Huguosi Street, Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Beijing, China, 100035 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Back Lakes (Hou Hai), allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Mutianyu Great Wall. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

150 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Restaurants

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Value for money8.0
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportBeijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
Distance to airport25.3 km

Rooms available at Sofu Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

Deluxe Queen
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 queen bed
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Premium Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Balcony Room
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed & 2 single beds
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Deluxe Balcony Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Chinese Suite
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Queen Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Family Room
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Superior Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sofu Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Sofu Hotel?

Sofu Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 350 CNY. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Sofu Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sofu Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Beijing with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Sofu Hotel?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Sofu Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 98 CNY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Sofu Hotel?

Sofu Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Sofu Hotel?

Sofu Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Sofu Hotel?

Ping'anli Subway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 170 m away from Sofu Hotel.

What restaurants are nearby Sofu Hotel?

Restaurants including Kuan Dian (HuGuoSi), Gang Beng Er Hot Pot and Wang PangZi LvRouHuoShao (HuGuoSi) are popular in Sofu Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Back Lakes (Hou Hai).

What popular shopping places are close to Sofu Hotel?

Located in the Back Lakes (Hou Hai) area, Sofu Hotel is close to great shopping choices like Huguosi Hutong Snack Street, Shiji Yueyi Qinhang and Rundeli Comprehensive Market.

What are popular attractions near Sofu Hotel?

Guests at Sofu Hotel can easily visit Lama Temple (Yonghegong), Drum Tower and Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum located in the Back Lakes (Hou Hai) area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sofu Hotel?

Sofu Hotel is located in the Back Lakes (Hou Hai) area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Back Lakes (Hou Hai).

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What people love about Sofu Hotel

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "Easy access to metro, clean, easy check-in"

    Kristin

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    October 10, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "There are plenty of restaurants and sites within walking distance."

    Thomas

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    March 26, 2020

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "hotel staff and cleaner friendly and helpful."

    Mei

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    October 21, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 753 Beijing properties
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Room comfort score
8.6/10
Location score
9.1/10
Service score
8.4/10
Cleanliness score
8.2/10
Better than
97
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of Beijing properties
Better than
95
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of Beijing properties
Better than
90
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of Beijing properties
Better than
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Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
245 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
7.2
Location
9.1
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What travelers say they love:
Two great bakeries on corner great areas to stay.
Regina from Ireland
Solo traveler
More about Sofu Hotel

More about Sofu Hotel

Sofu Hotel

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Sofu Hotel, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Beijing.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Sofu Hotel. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Beijing can be assisted with car hire and shuttle services available.
Parking is provided for guests by the hotel. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Sofu Hotel.
In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hotel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Sofu Hotel offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
You may be assured to know that a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Sofu Hotel, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.


Around the property

Venture outside the hotel and explore Beijing. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Forbidden City-The Palace Museum located 2.8 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. Temple of Heaven is located 5.8 km away, and is one of the most famous tourist spots to visit and photograph.


Reasons to stay here

Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 95% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 95% of the city's other options.
This accommodation beats more than 96% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.2

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

6 mentions

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Taxi

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Garden
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
85 Huguosi Street, Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Beijing, China, 100035
Exceptional
Location

9.1

Airports

  • Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
    25.3 km 37 min drive
  • Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX)
    47.4 km

Public transportation

  • Ping'anli Subway Station
    170 m 2 min walk
  • Xinjiekou Subway Station
    850 m 14 min walk

Hospital or clinic

  • Super farm
    360 m

Shopping

  • Pearl Market
    6.5 km

Convenience store

  • Easy Joy
    1.1 km 7 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
    2.2 km
  • Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    2.8 km
  • Wangfujing Street
    3.8 km
  • Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    3.8 km
  • Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
    3.9 km
  • Temple of Heaven
    5.9 km
  • Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
    10.0 km
  • Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    11.1 km
  • The Great Wall at Badaling
    56.1 km
  • Mutianyu Great Wall
    57.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Former Residence Of She Lao
    150 m
  • Huguosi Hutong Snack Street
    160 m
  • Ping'anli Subway Station
    170 m
  • Former Furen University
    250 m
  • Shiji Yueyi Qinhang
    300 m
  • Beijing Former Residence of Cai E
    360 m
  • Super farm
    360 m
  • Hutong Tour
    370 m
  • Jinggang Palace of Huguo Temple
    390 m
  • Beijing King Zhuang's Mansion
    400 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Smoking is only allowed in designated areas. Guests smoking elsewhere are responsible for all costs, damages, and liabilities caused by smoking.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until00:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee350 CNY
  • Distance from city center2 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)50

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)98 CNY

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 36
  • Year property opened2014
  • Most recent renovation2014

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 CNY

Reviews of Sofu Hotel from real guests

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8.2
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10
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities7.2
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality8.6
Service8.4
Value for money8.0
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9+ Exceptional (51)
8-9 Excellent (23)
7-8 Very Good (33)
6-7 Good (10)
<6 Below Expectation (18)
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10.0
Exceptional
Regina from Ireland
Solo traveler
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Lovely hotel”

Lovely big room, big bathroom. Spotless clean. Tea coffee provided plus two bottle s of water every day. I did not have breakfast at hotel. Two great bakeries on corner great areas to stay. Two subway lines 3 minutes away. What made great was some of staff tania and a boy on night staff ware great thank you Sofia hotel hope to visit again some time.

Reviewed May 19, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Zaid from Malaysia
Business traveler
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Great Hotel”

Sofu is really nice and tucked away down an interesting side street. There are some quite good restaurants close by and easy access to the underground. The staff are pleasant and they were reliable.

Reviewed January 09, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
kanticha from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

Location”

Good location nearby Houhai lake. Staffs are very friendly and speak english. Room is clean

Reviewed March 29, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Ka
Solo traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

Very good service and will come again”

The staff were super kind and helpful. The toilet was clogged on the first day but the housekeeper helped to solve the issue promptly. She even left a spare toilet roll for me when she noticed the current one had almost been used up. A lovely luggage tag was given as a gift when check out. I will choose this hotel again. The air cons were not quite adjustable despite having two air con control panels, but a fan had been prepared for you to improve the ventilation or you could choose to open the window. The WiFi was poor though, no connection. The tap water was quite dirty on the first day, could see many suspended solids in water but the condition was improved after keeping the water running for several minutes. Overall, I enjoy spending my time in this hotel.

Reviewed January 26, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Pradyut from United States
Family with teens
Chinese Suite
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Good Value and location”

Great location right in the middle of a hutong but with a Didi stop right in front of the hotel. Front desk was helpful with questions. The room was neat and clean and comfortable. Slept well, no issues with noise. We were there 2 nights. Did not use the restaurant. All in all a good deal .

Reviewed June 20, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Holly from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Great 'local' spot”

Friendly staff who speak English enough to answer your questions or help you with taxi's , queries etc. HUGE rooms with plenty of space to swing a cat. On the boundary of a Hatong, so real feeling of being in the neighbourhood, whilst being only a couple of minutes walk from Ping'anli metro station (servicing 2 metro lines). Plenty of restaurants around and starbucks and another coffee shop on the Ground floor of the hotel building. Would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed June 23, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Kan from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

An easy living hotel”

The Sofu Hotel is located in a tourist area full of restaurants and small shops. You don’t have to go very far to get all you need. It is very close to the subway station which can access to nearly all major attractions. The room is cozy and clean. Front desk staff are helpful. We also get free bike rental from the hotel which really helped us to travel to all the nearby attractions.

Reviewed March 22, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Thomas from United States
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Great location in Beijing”

This hotel is located close to Beijing Metro and in one of Beijing's most colorful neighborhoods. There are plenty of restaurants and sites within walking distance.

Reviewed March 26, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Mei from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

Great location”

Bathroom layout is weird, room is old but clean. Carpet smell and not worth for the price. But hotel staff and cleaner friendly and helpful.

Reviewed October 21, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Julianne
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Covenient location”

It is very covenient to walk to good restaurants (even well known eateries that make you queue for 2hrs plus). Metro is nearby too. Room is small, but cosy for couples. Toilet is big. Only con is lack of cupboard to hang clothes, so have to be creative in hanging them by the door. Would recommend staying here if you want to explore the night activities nearby (night market, lakes).

Reviewed September 22, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Erwin from Switzerland
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 7 nights in August 2019

A good place to explore Peking, just next to a Subway Station”

We had a double room. on the 3th floor. Unfortunately it was a dark room, with a window towards a wall from the next building. for one night or two night would be o.K., but for five nights it was really a dark room. There were some families staying in rooms just next to us, and the sound came easily trough the walls. The westerly breakfast is not really to recommend. Some staff were friendly, some spoke a bit english and some are just there, without emotions or friendliness . In the road are many restaurants. A good one was the Chinese Hot pot with Grill, just around 80 Meter towards the MTR. just 5 Meter further, you get a good and cheap !! draft of Beer. David is the owner and speaks english. Do not miss this Place. There also you get some food.

Reviewed September 06, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Angeline from Philippines
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Quality Boutique Hotel”

The hotel is conveniently located near a subway station. The streets surrounding it is peppered with various eateries, snack house, 24/7 restaurants, and other food stalls. You will never end up hungry. Just bear with the scent emitted by a nearby stall (I think it sells stinky tofu, hence the repulsive smell) when walking towards the hotel. They provide free welcome drinks upon arrival. Options were brewed coffee, or hot tea. As to the room itself, it is spacious. Ours was located at the 4th floor. However, I think the hotel has thin walls, the room next to ours complained that our television was too loud (volume was at 25 only). The bed was huge, and they did invest with high quality linens. Overall, we enjoyed our stay here.

Reviewed April 08, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Ellen from United States
Family with teens
Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Centrally located boutique hotel in historic section.”

Friendly hotel staff, they were quite helpful. Varying degrees of English, but translator apps work! Many different rooms. Ours had a mini fridge, seating area and queen sized bed. Modern spacious bathroom with rain shower. View of street, but not noisy. Plenty to see and door right nearby. Nice courtyard out front. Great bakery on the corner to the right. Subway very close. Starbucks next door but they are not open early! Breakfast at hotel eh, not so exciting.

Reviewed May 07, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Max from Germany
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

Close to the subway in crazy street”

Sofu is located in a chaotic street. Actually it's just an alley without road markings but there's scooters and bikes everywhere and they're driving like crazy! But nevermind, it was fun! Metro station "Ping'An Li" is within 5 mins walking distance and is well located in the metro net. Staff's English wasn't too good but we made it. Also it was possible to have a tour to the Great Wall (tour was great!!! And inexpensive also) and tickets for the forbidden city (which you def. should buy in advance) booked by the reception. Although bed was very hard for a western taste we slept well. Eoom was full when both our suitcases were open but that's Chinese hotels I guess. Bathroom was okay. Lots of accessories were provided like toothbrush & -paste, different towels, hairdryer, ... Overall our stay was okay!

Reviewed June 01, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Yuliati from Indonesia
Group
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 5 nights in June 2019

3rd stay”

This was my 3rd times stayed in Sofu. But unfortunately the staff now not that friendly and helpful. Great location for sure.. they need to improving the human resources..

Reviewed June 24, 2019

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6.4
Good
Xing from Singapore
Group
Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

A place for budget travellers”

Hotels in Beijing are known to be expensive and Sofu is considered one where you can still pay $100 per pax and less per night depending on the period you are travelling. The cleanliness of the hotel needs major improvement as there were hair in the toilet and smell from the carpet. The showering area and the toilet bowl were also chocked although the housekeeping managed to clear it upon our request. Kudos to the reception especially the morning shift who were very friendly and answered to most of our queries and also offered to change our room due to the carpet smell. The hotel is also a 5 min walk to Pinganli station (line 4) which is a direct line to Beijing south railway station. There are along many eateries along the street where the hotel is situated where you can grab breakfast/lunch/dinner. Overall, it is a good stay but not for travellers who are particular on the cleanliness of a hotel room.

Reviewed April 22, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Kristin from Japan
Solo traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Clean, close to train station”

Easy access to metro, clean, easy check-in

Reviewed October 10, 2020

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7.2
Very good
Foong from Singapore
Group
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

great location”

location is good, plenty of eatery ard the neighborhood

Reviewed March 29, 2019

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6.4
Good
beverly from United States
Business traveler
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

HOT ROOM! COULDN'T SLEEP”

My room was 26 degrees Celsius (that's 78 F) ... so hot I couldn't sleep. Hotel clerk seemed unconcerned when I requested heat be turned off. Next day he promised me a 1 night refund ... still haven't received it.

Reviewed January 13, 2020

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6.0
Valerie from Singapore
Family with teens
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

Above average”

good points: comfortable mattresses, big space, good location, near the train station and basic toiletries and appliances provided bad points: very unfriendly and impatient staffs, old furniture, air condition doesn't get cold enough and toilet tiles have gout & mildews

Reviewed June 15, 2019

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