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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Grand Rapids
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81 reviews 81 reviews
60 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no elevator at the hotel. About a 15-20 min walk to T SQ. There was a long very crowded line to go thru 2 Metal Detectors. Took about 1/2 hr. Many shops, restaurants, fruit stands around hotel. Go to the right at the corner take right, 5min walk there is a supermarket. Beware of the taxi hackers when... More

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France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent staff for this clean and cosy hotel, fluent English is spoken and all are very helpful. Minibar refilled daily, good amenities, reception assists when a taxi is needed. The rooms are comfortable and there is no noise from other rooms . Real pleasure staying there.

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Braga, Portugal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is has a cool look from the inside (although the front deak looks like something out of an hostel or something. ..) the breakfast was overall good, and the balcony has an awesome view over thw forbidden city. The staff was the problem. First because their english is very poor making the communication a lot harder....and don't even... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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22 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Hotel is modern very confortable and very well served by a very kind staff. Breakfast was probably the best part of it and also, the Top Roof terrace bar with a partial view of the Forbidden City. I must mention also the very tidy cleaning and constant attention of the rooms. Cons: worn-out signs in several places are calling... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel staff made a good impression on us. They took care of us and made a really good atmosphere. The hotel interior was interesting - makes an impression really well designed place but the quality of finish was lacking in some places. Unfortunately the roof top jacuzzi was non existent at the time when we where there. The location... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at The Emperor on a brief stop in Beijing en route from Manila. It was a great find! The design of the room was great and the room was really spacious. An elevator in the hotel would have been nice, but isn't make or break. Complimentary L'Occitane toiletries and the pretty well stocked mini bar were nice touches. Breakfast... More

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Denver, Colorado
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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here on business trip. My girlfriend almost came along for this trip. I am so glad she did not, or she would have killed me. The rooms are small. Yes they look modern, but it clearly lacks any maintenance. The servicing staff are friendly enough, but this strange hotel just did not do it for me.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

At first, We didn't know what to expect because of the style of the hotel, but when we got there we were received by three very kind members of the staff, with gifts and they were very helpful with our needs. In fact they helped us book a last minute tour, everything went smoothly ! Thankyou for that ! The... 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
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City 3.5*
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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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