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The Peninsula Beijing
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.8 Goldfish Lane, Wangfujing, Beijing 100006, China (Tian'anmen / Wangfujing)   |  
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Ranked #47 of 5,418 Hotels in Beijing
Westport, Connecticut
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“bliss in beijing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This hotel was outstanding. I read a lot of reviews and was concerned about room size, hotel condition, etc.. Forget that. This hotel is well maintained, is in a great location with amazing service. English was no problem. The breakfast is worldclass as is the club lounge which I highly recommend you upgrade to. Rooms are not huge, but beds are comfy and bathrooms are clean and well appointed. The gym and spa are top notch as well. For the price you cannot do better.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

A business stay in Beijing. This was a new part of town for me. Very nicely presented and appointed and the bill wasn't too bad either. Nice and close to things you might want to do on foot. We were there in November 2011 and the air quality at the time was particularly bad, so staying close to the hotel (or in it) was easiest - and pleasant.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

this hotel is high on service: staff friendly and helpful at every turn. We stayed on the club floor which made up for the somewhat small room which was well appointed. They offered breakfast in the club lounge as well as snacks and drinks during the day and evening which is a plus given the price of a glass of wine in China with the high tax. The location is good in that you can walk to the Forbidden City within 10-15 minutes.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stayed here for 8 nights having booked an excellent flight/hotel deal. We chose it based on brand and location. Location was excellent easy to walk to the main shopping area at Wangfujing St as well as the Forbidden City. We had also chosen it due to its proximity to a subway stop, we had anticipated this would be Wangfujing but it was actually closer to Dengshikou and we used that extensively.

We had room 518 which was a reasonable sized room with a comfortable super king bed and large flat screen tv. The view was out the back of the property but there was plenty of natural daylight. The bathroom was fine but would benefit from an upgrade. The complimentary in-room wifi was very useful although at times slow, however that may also have been due to the congress taking place. Other reviews have commented on the useful in-room sensor that tells you the outside temperature and humidity and we also found this useful.

We found the front desk, concierge and doormen were all very helpful and all spoke good English. There were no difficulties communicating whatsoever.

We had 1 breakfast in the hotel. There was a large queue to be seated and it seemed there was a lack of waiting staff that day. The buffet itself was as expected (circa 200 RMB each). We also had 1 meal in Huang Tang and this was delicious in a beautiful setting with excellent service.

Finally - although having never experienced any other Peninsula Hotel before our travels have included a number of other luxury properties in the Far East in the past few years We found this hotel to be excellent and whilst a few minor improvements could be made we saw nothing that warranted some of the other negative Trip Advisor reviews.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This hotel is nice and upscale but in my opinion it fell short of what a hotel should be like in this category. Overall, the decor is dated and the rooms, especially the bathrooms, need to be renovated. The service is okay, not great. If I come back to Beijing in the future, I would definitely pick a better hotel. We stayed here for 3 nights.
Pros: nice buffet breakfast, good location, comfortable bed
Cons: decor, very average staff, chilly uncomfortable lobby

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights before joining a cruise. Fantastic Hotel with excellent restaurants. Beautiful reception area with a great shopping arcade. Within easy walking distance of the Forbidden City and Many other places if interest. Hotel were great in organising a private tour to the Great Wall of China which was the highlight of our trip to Bejing

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 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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Wombourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed at the Peninsula Beijing last week and whilst the hotel was adequate we arrived straight from the Peninsula in Shanghai and compared with Shanghai this Peninsula is a tired old lady in need of a makeover.

The lobby was vast with designer boutiques all round the edge and a magnificent white marble staircase and giant horse on each side of the bottom step. Near this part of the lobby was an eating area and alongside was a piano which someone played each afternoon and early evening accompanied by other musicians with assorted instruments. We had drinks at the bar one day and lunch a couple of days. The snack menu offered a limited choice but it was a good standard and together with a glass of wine each cost about £75. The main restaurant provided breakfast and dinner, it was on the lower ground level and difficult to find when exiting the lift - at first glance it was just like another shopping mall and I thought the whole hotel felt like a shopping mall with rooms but although the names of the shops were famous designers the prices were double that of the UK and Europe due to the high import duty.

Our bedroom 748 was a reasonable size with a gold and maroon colour scheme, a day bed and desk with free wifi, mini-bar, TV, and video. The air-conditioning worked well without being too loud. The bathroom had a separate walk-in shower but the grouting was discoloured and there was only one sink although the bath towels were good quality and plentiful. The king sized bed also had good quality crisp sheets and the mattress was firm and very comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.8 Goldfish Lane, Wangfujing, Beijing 100006, China
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Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Spa Hotel in Beijing
#32 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#32 Family Hotel in Beijing
#38 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
#57 Business Hotel in Beijing
#319 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Peninsula Beijing 5*
Number of rooms: 525
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tech gadgets, Internet. The hotel's 525 rooms and suites offer complimentary wireless and wired Internet access, MP 3 / MP4 connectivity, silent fax machines, DVD/CD players, electronic bedside control panels, and telephones in bathrooms. ... more   less 
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