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The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City

#70 of 5,545 Hotels in Beijing
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No.33 Qihelou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 , China
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Luxor, Egypt
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

what are u looking for ? old antion - beatfule place - river - garden - restroraant - shoping all that in that place it is cloth time at 5pm u must 2 hourss befor thaat time need guid with you thaat place need you to be wwith group to enjoy

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Be SUPER careful the bike taxi drivers outside the forbidden city wanted to cheat us , and became VERY angry when I refused to pay triple...don't use them !!!!! In fact be careful all the time in Beijing , there are scammers all around, so stay in groups at night . Also use the metro instead of taxi it is... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The hotel is very, very good. It is on a walking distance from the Forbidden city, the interior and the decoration of the rooms are fantastic, each room is for different emperor, clean, modern. The roof terrace has a very good view, the food is excellent, too. Recommended!

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Arrived by driver via a huge underground car park. Checked into room and had a good room with cool cloud feature Asked for extra ammedities but was told that this would be charged for. Later when leaving the hotel for dinner asked for directions out of the building to the city and struggled to find anyone who talk English. Exit... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

What an incredible imposing spectacular place. It boggles the imagination of the manpower, logistics, organisation and sheer power needed to maintain, control and run this place. It seems unending and one need more than 1 visit to enjoy it all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

It really cool to see the forbidden city after seeing it only on TV or online. The forbidden city was really big and I took some really cool photos. However, it was a shame that most of the insides of the ancient houses/buildings were restricted areas that you could not enter and only see from outside. Since insides the rooms... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

China's emperor impressive living quarters and seat of power during 5 centuries of Chinese dynasties boasting 3 great ceremonial halls and three principal palaces. Thee extravagant living quarters housed more than 34 successive emperors.

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is excellent. The facilities, although a little dog-eared in places, are good, the food was absolutely fine, the roof terrace was excellent ( when smog cleared south could see further than 10 feet) and the room was comfortable. I used one of heir bikes and explored the city. I felt totally safe and would definitely recommend it. The... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

I had an amazing experience at this charming hotel. First it is located at a very convenient part of Beijing, second, the rooms at not only comfortable but also very authentic and third the roof top bar has a view that I will never forget... Don't expect people speaking a good english, but this is China after all! Great place.

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Penrith, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

A massive area, with multiple buildings the scale is unbelievable, so glad we saw it and got an insight into how royalty lived. Thoroughly recommend you do on a guided tour to ensure you know the history and what each building was used for. We went on a very hot day, little to no shade and lack of areas to... More 

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