I have been living at Fraser Residence CBD East for a little over 5 months. The staff here really makes you feel at home. Fred at the front desk even welcomes me home every day by name. Everyone always remembers who you are and rarely have to ask you for your apartment # when they are checking on things.
The location is really good for me. I have been wanting to move closer to Sanlitun, however it is difficult to find an affordable place that compares to the amazing service here.
Speaking of amazing service, housekeeping is beyond amazing!!!!!! I believe my contract only includes service once a week. They come by daily to empty the trash, and 3 times a week to replace linens, clean, make the bed, etc. And they go above and beyond!!! I noticed that if I have dirty dishes in the sink they wash them. I was never expecting that. So I usually try to make sure I never leave any dirty dishes because I do not feel they should have to do that for me.
If I didn't feel guilty enough about the dishes, they topped it. One day I was not expecting them to come in to clean so I left a pile of clean laundry on my bed. When I returned home, they had neatly folded all of my laundry and even matched up my socks. I can not praise this housekeeping staff enough. They truly make you feel like you are at home and not staying in corporate housing.
Back to the location. It is about a 10 minute walk from the Suhui subway station on Line 1. Within a few blocks of every bank in China. 5-10 minute walk from 4 large grocery stores and shopping malls. There are plenty of good restaurants close by with picture menus. Overall, I wish I were closer to the night life of Sanlitun, but you really can't beat this place! Sanlitun is not a far cab ride (depending on traffic), 45 min walk, or 30 minute subway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For the "informed" traveler to Beijing, whether it be for a one month assignment or a twelve month posting with your family, Fraser Residence CBD East - Beijing is your ideal choice. Our Enviable location on the fringe of the CBD affords panoramic vistas to some of the city's most iconic buildings as well as peaceful parklands in the near vicinity.Fraser Residences CBD East is located at the South East corner of CiYunSi Bridge at the intersection of Chaoyang Road and the Fourth Ring Road - regarded as the Eastern gateway to the CBD Core. It is less than 15 minutes walk to both SiHui and DaWangLu Subway stations [Line 1] and Shilipu Subway Station [Line 6]. Circled by over 40 major public bus routes, we are less than 30 minutes drive to Beijing Capital International Airport via either the First or Second Airport Expressways. There are three main North/South and three main East/West roads surrounding the building [East Third Ring Road, East Fourth Ring Road, Chaoyang Road, East Extension of Chang 'An avenue and Guangqu Road. In addition it links to three expressways [Jingha Expressway, Jingshen Expressway and the JingJinTang Expressway].On top of all this we have one of the most extensive private shuttle bus routes in Beijing shuttling our Resident's to major buildings and subways stations in the morning and offering an extensive shopping route for the rest of the day and on weekends. ... more less