The hotel is located in the heart of the city, steeped in typical Chinese culture and history. Guests can easily reach all the well-known scenic spots in Beijing by taxi, by public bus, by rented bicycle or even by foot. The airport is about 25 km from the hotel, and the railway station is some 2 km away.||The hotel was once the residence of a gifted ancient scholar and dignitary, Mr. Ji Xiaolan, during the Qing dynasty. 250 years ago, the hotel was his beautiful urban villa. It is built in the typical old Beijing architectural style, with a compound of quadrangular courtyards. Friendly service maids help to make every guest's stay as comfortable as possible. Renovated in 2007, the hotel is air-conditioned and offers a total of 32 guest rooms spread over 2 floors. Facilities include an entrance hall with 24-hour check-in and check-out, a hotel safe, a currency exchange facility, a café, a bar, shops, a games room, a TV room, a restaurant, conference facilities and WLAN Internet access. Room and laundry services are also available, as well as a cycle hire service and a children's playground. For an additional fee, guests can enrol their children in the kids' club and make use of the garage and car park.||Every room in the building is decorated with Chinese furniture, original artwork, crafts and old-style artefacts. The setting recreates the feel of traditional Chinese life. Guests will have the exclusive opportunity to reach out and touch the elegance of ancient Chinese life, which has gradually disappeared even in most parts of China. Each room offers a clean en-suite bathroom with hot water around the clock. Other amenities include a double bed, a minibar, a safe, a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, an LCD TV with satellite/cable channels and wi-fi Internet access. Tea and coffee making facilities also come as standard. The heating is centrally regulated, while the air conditioning is individually adjustable.