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The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.33 Qihelou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 , China (Tian'anmen/Wangfujing)
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Ranked #79 of 4,968 hotels in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our trip to China started with 4 days in Beijing and 4 nights at The Emperor. It was tricky to find from the metro station (It's a long walk! About 20 minutes), but once there, we felt relaxed. Having to be on your guard all the time when you're out on the streets, whenever we were back in our room,... More

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my research I read past reviews on other sites about this hotel and they were ok to fair to not so good. Some of the complaints were about the food, service, etc. Maybe those reviews were a bit dated, but this is what we just experienced: A really good deal with very polite, helpful staff who do try to... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice hotel but not what you would expect from a 5 stars hotel... Even if everything (almost) was ok, the general feeling is that could be better. The only real complaint is that the room smell slightly wet, even if it was spring and didn't rain for days. The rest was good: clean, cozy, very well located (that was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was sceptical about booking a hotel that had such a good value. I thought to myself, I am in Beijing for less than 48hrs and want to see as much as possible. The location was great and i thought that even if the hotel is horrible the location was good and the price was good. I was going to... More

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Manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all The hotel is situated on a small dirty lane next door to a gynaecologist, when we checked in my friend was questioned about his diplomatic passport (a passport that allows him to live in shanghai as he has done for the past year) the issue they had was apparently resolved so we unpacked and went to visit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel staff is friendly and quiet adequate, although in the beggining we had a bit of troubles checking in, our booking was cancelled, but they managed to find other rooms although it wasn't the best choice. At the end turned out that was the fault of booking.com who sent us booking cancelation notice one day before the arrival and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for one night before leaving Beijing: it was the perfect place to enjoy the end of our trip in China and have a last breakfast with a stunning view on the forbidden city. The rooms are modern and comfortable and the roof-top terrace is awesome! The staff was helpful and friendly. An excellent place in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I, along with our parents stayed at the Emperor. The staff were extemely friendly when we came in and helped us with the luggage, there are no room numbers, so the staff explained the name of our room was an Emperor in the Song Dynasty, apprently he was remembered for the creation of a specific noodle, I... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Its amazing to walk through it but it never ends. We went during pool air conditions so viewing was limited. The architecture is very repetitive yet impressive how big it is. Not sure if its worth going through all of it but you do get a sense of history there. Best to do with a tour guide or some instructional... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

1. Next to the Forbidden city, but immediate area somehow mundane 2. Dedicate security services 3. Specious room with good design, I feel like I can live there for a long time 4. they'll call you taxi and respond to your enquires with pleasant attitude

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Also Known As:
Emperor Hotel Beijing
Address: No.33 Qihelou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 , China
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Location: China > Beijing > Tian'anmen/Wangfujing
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Beijing
#308 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City is on the east side of the Forbidden City. First Design Hotels' in China it combines the warm embrace of the Chinese hospitality with the newest western design to give our guests an Emperor's experience. In the Crystal Restaurant our first-class team introduces you to the Imperial taste dishes revealing the secrets of the Emperor's dishes. ... more   less 
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