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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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Koszalin, Poland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was expecting something cosy but found modern hotel which should be modernized. And needs maintenance. Location is great. View from the terrace is great - you see all Forbidden City (actually only roofs). I stayed there for a week - and every day breakfast was exactly the same. A bitt to less for 4/5 star hotel. So good for... More

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Macau, China
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location adjacent to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square lifted the property (to four spots), which I have to say has commenced to deteriorate in places. It is also within walking distance of "walking street", if you are interested. The hotel is a little quirky in that there are no room numbers, just the names of Chinese Emperors, It... More

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Maleny
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was absolutely lovely! I arrived at Beijing Airport late at night, a solo, older woman traveller and my pre-booked transfer was there waiting to whisk me through the fog and traffic to The Emperor Hotel where I stayed for 4 nights. My room name was HuangTai Ji on the ground floor with an orange colour scheme. The free... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walkable distance to main tourist locations. Reception staff were very helpful and English speaking to book taxis etc. Colourful rooms, spacious and modern. Breakfast not bad with Chinese and European selection. Would recommend for a trip to Beijing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great 4 night stay. Our room was well equipped and comfortable and the complementary mini bar was great. The staff were helpful and attentive. The restaurant was great for breakfast but wouldn't bother for dinner. The hotel is in a great location.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided on this hotel after reading other Tripadvisor reviews. The hotel is located along a side lane between two roads, and next to a hospital, which is also on a one-way street. Despite this, there was no hassle getting a cab or any noise issues. Others have talked about the location, so all I will say is that it... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

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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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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