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The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City

3.5 of 5 No.33 Qihelou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 , China
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all, the location is stupendous. It is literally one block away from the wall/moat on the east side of the forbidden city. It's tucked in to a little hutong, which means your cabbie will have trouble finding it, but it's off the main tourist drag so there are locals playing cards on folding tables, local food (plastic chairs... More

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great room, awesome bed, linen and towels. Occitane bathroom products. Friendly front desk staff. Restaurant staff definitely needs more training. Only one waiter spoke English and alll the other waiters were calling him from left and right to attend to foreigners. Good variety for breakfast buffet. Toaster needs to be replaced! IT doesn't toast. Everyone had to put in their... More

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Shanghai, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was a nice surprise: Location is fabulous (just near by the forbidden city), toilet amenities are all super nice, free wifii working everywhere, nice breakfast and wonderful view from the terrace. Hotel is clean and tidy, staff friendly and with very good English ( They were able to organize one car to bring us to the great wall... More

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Sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this hotel based on Tripadvisor reviews and were pleased to find very welcoming staff who were polite and eager to help. The front of the hotel needs a small bit of TLC ( just the front ) but the interior is light and bright. No lift but not a problem for us. What we loved - comfy bed,... More

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Mill Valley California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Emperor was in a great location for visiting the Forbidden city, but a little difficult for taxis to find. It's best to give the exact address as there are a few Emperor hotels. Once there the staff is wonderful and helpful and the rooms were more roomy than the photos show online. Breakfast was generous and friendly. The rooftop... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is kind of hard to find so I asked the hotel to email us a map of the hotel's location and the name of the hotel in Chinese so we could give it to the cab driver upon arrival in Beijing. We stayed two nights on the 3rd floor. There is no elevator but the were very helpful... More

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Oss, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

As I was looking for a hotel in Beijing I found this nice boutique hotel. We stayed 5 days here and it was superb. We staff was friendly and very eager to help. The rooms are modern design with comfort. Good beds to sleep, rain shower, free minibar free wifi access. Every evening they brought the weather report for the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I stayed here for 6 nights and loved it. In reality is is not a 5 star hotel as my rating would suggest but the combination of location, a great restaurant and rooftop bar, a spacious and comfortable room, and a quirky architecture made it a great experience that I would repeat without hesitation if I were back in Beijing... More

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As a solo traveller I stayed at this hotel for two nights. The rooms are spacious and the design is functional. The attention by the hotelstaff is of high standards and hard to find in other hotels at the same standard. english is well spoken by staff.

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New Jersey
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Visited during a hot July day. Tons of Chinese tourists and me. Enter at South Gate, purchase a ticket from the windows. Plenty of guides available if you want one and the audio guide which I used was terrible. Could barely hear anything and when you did it was hard to understand. Not much to see here but worth a... More

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Address: No.33 Qihelou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 , China
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Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City 3.5*
Number of rooms: 56
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