Great architecture. Unbeatable location. Terrible quality of finishings. Very few of the owners are renting out or living in their properties, therefore feels somewhat
deserted. Management not high quality. STILL no gym even though management have been promising it will be open soon for years.
Very convenient for everyday life (shops and supermarkets very close), very quiet in spite of the fact it is located in the over crowded Sanlitun. No swimming pool or
sport facilities, which are anyway available at short distance. Great place for young singles or couples.
We've had a few minor issues with our apartment in Sanlitun SOHO Residence - most have been sorted out promptly by building management, though our second bathroom
smells of cigarette smoke, especially so in the mornings, we were told by building maintenance they couldn't smell it! Addtionally we really wish there was a gym in
the complex - the nearest one we know of being the Pacific Century Club, which is a 5-10 minutes walk away.
The biggest mistake I made when I moved to Beijing was moving into Sanlitun SOHO Residence. The apartments look appealing but the workmanship is poor and they are
overpriced. Very few of the management staff speaks English. Complaints are not followed up on. They just don't care.
The Sanlitun area is very exciting and dynamic but it is also very dangerous. Surf the net and also look up advisories from the embassies and you will get a pretty
good idea. Not a place for children, families or single females. After 7 months we terminated our lease. We are going to Central Park. Probably should have went there
in the first place.