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The Opposite House
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Building 1, No.11 Sanlitun Road, Beijing 100027, China (Beijing Workers' Sports Complex)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 5,310 hotels in Beijing
Ramat Gan, Israel
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Deserving of its Fine Reputation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Just completed a five-night stay at this beautiful hotel with excellent rooms and wonderful service. Strategically located in a nice area full of restaurants and bars, though slightly away from the tourist center.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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singapore
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

A lot of posts have mentioned how great the opposite is and I shall not repeat them again except to say this is perhaps the next hotel apart from Park Hyatt Seoul that I am truly impressed with. Here in Beijing on business and though it is not a business hotel per se, it is a thoughtful and efficient hotel that responds to travelers needs. You don't need to go to a business centre to get things done as you can surf, work comfortably from your own room. Everything is one iPad away- booking of transports etc. And yes the mini bar is free! So why near perfect? my only grouse, a very small one though, is the list of food items available for in room dining is rather insignificant. More choices for small bites would be prefect.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I love this hotel. Rooms are huge, furnished with Japanese design (I particularly loved the huge bath tub with a view). Excellent services, free wifi, free mini bar, customer service is fantastic with plenty of recommendations for food and shopping. Breakfast at the cafe' is western syle, with home made jams and breads. Every night they leave a little present for guests on the pillow (not a chocolate, perhaps a facial mask or a postcard), nice touch. Superior attention to detail. This is the place to hide away after a long day of work or sightseeing in the Chinese capital. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for view over the piazza (facing Miu-Miu shop).
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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China Grove, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Not only was the hotel fabulous due to the location, free mini bar, free WiFi, and the many restaurants inside the hotel, but the customer service was what really made the experience great for me. I would definitely come back if I ever find myself in Beijing again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Monica, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This hotel ticks all the boxes: comfort, service, visual appeal, etc. Shower and bath are very nice. Food at beakfast was good. Food at reaturant downstairs is also good. Location is a bit far from center but doable. Internet was a bit slow but I suspect that may be related to govt monitoring/filtering (I kep getting weird error messages that I'd never seen before when trying to access western new sites and blogs).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The Opposite House is very stylish and customer friendly hotel. All staff were very helpful and gave very good restaurant recommendations (including hand drawn maps to help us find it). I find it a very pleasant surprise that the minibar was completely free - not that I actually used it but its a nice touch. I would stay there again for sure

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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princeton, nj
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Finally had an opportunity to stay at this hotel. Checked in an got upgraded for no reason. Great way to start this business trip. Service is top notch. Free mini bar and wifi in the rooms is so gracious. Toiletries provided are really fantastic to go with a modern room.

Already have a reservation for August.

Neighborhood is very hip. Lots of restaurants, bars, stores including the Apple Store, Adidas and soon to open Uniglo.

Enjoy.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Building 1, No.11 Sanlitun Road, Beijing 100027, China
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Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
#4 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#5 Family Hotel in Beijing
#7 Business Hotel in Beijing
#374 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Opposite House 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Opposite House features 99 luxuriously appointed guest studios designed by the renowned Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma. Designed to provide a sense of space, warmth and comfort, studios start from 45/481 sqm/sqf, which are arguably some of the largest in Beijing. They come fitted with signature wooden floorings and oak tubs. Partnering with well-known Shanghai based Australian restaurateur David Laris and restaurant designers Neri & Hu, we offer an intoxicating blend of restaurants and bars. ... more   less 
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