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Shangri-La's China World Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100004, China (Guomao)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 5,418 Hotels in Beijing
The Hague, The Netherlands
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“For auld......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

For years returning to the China World felt like coming home to a great place loved by Chinese and foreigners alike. The place is still well situated and has great facilities, even after having moved the Japanese restaurant to the nearby, but not adjacent, new tower. Breakfast is excellent, the rather Cantonese restaurant Summer Palace seems to have lost its drive to compete with Daedong. Given location and friendliness of the staff still a good place to stay. Internet is a bit slow, but this be have been triggered by the political event of these days.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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GM-ChinaWorldHotel, General Manager at Shangri-La's China World Hotel, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Dear TheHappyCamper2013, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the facilities at China World Hotel and in particular breakfast in Scene A Cafe. Our Chinese Restaurant Summer Palace is an award winning Restaurant in Beijing and it is also enjoyed by many of our regular guests. I will share your positive comments with the team. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Beijing. Regards, John Rice, Area General Manager
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    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Stayed here 2 times during the last two weeks and overall it was a pleasant experience.
Rooms are adequate with comfortable beds / all amenities and good bathroom. One negative;Top shelf of wardrobe was dusty so didn't use it to put my shirts there. Seems this shelf is difficult to reach for most housekeeping staff in hotels I visit ;).
Breakfast was average compared to other Shangri-La hotels. Less choice and atmosphere. Shangri-La Qingdao f.e. is much better in this respect.
I used the Summer Palace restaurant once for lunch and found the service was lacking friendliness (we were a bit late since I was delayed from the airport and there were just too many glances at the wristwatch and also rush and push to get the food order... don't expect that at a restaurant with hefty price tag).
Overall it should be mentioned the hotel staff is very friendly and helpful.
Luxury mall with food corridor can be accessed directly from the hotel.. nice..! Also subway is within short walking distance which is a great plus.
Tip; bring chinese name and address for the hotel. Some taxi drivers seem to have difficulty to understand "Shangri La China World" . On my second visit I had to guide the taxi driver there step by step....

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM-ChinaWorldHotel, General Manager at Shangri-La's China World Hotel, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear cowchaser, thank you for your feedback, and glad to note you enjoyed your two stays at China World Hotel. Sorry some aspects of your stays, the wardrobe and Summer Palace Service in particular were not to standard. These are areas we will look into and make improvements – it is always helpful to get this type of feedback. We do have a great location in the CBD;subway, shopping malls; and this is convenient for our guests. Please contact me on john.rice@shangri-la.com if you want to share other aspects of your stay, or if I can be of further assistance. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Beijing. Regards. John Rice, Area General Manager
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This hotel has a good location for a city hotel, very convenient 2 minutes to local subway system which is one of the best ways to get around in Beijing. Also good access to taxis. Good service of Mr. Taylor Dong from Horizon Club who provides me best service during my stay. Many thanks and I will come back soon.

  • Stayed November 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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GM-ChinaWorldHotel, General Manager at Shangri-La's China World Hotel, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear David K, thank you for your review. We are glad to know you have wonderful memories of your stay. I will pass on your thanks to Taylor and I know he will be delighted with the recognition. We also have a great cake and bread shop, the “Sweet Spot” in the mall located near the subway entrance; try it next time. We look forward to seeing you when you next visit Beijing. Regards. John Rice, Area General Manager
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Nicosia, Cyprus
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Very good hotel; excellent personnel & services; primary location. It is a city as well as business oriented hotel. Horizon Club is state-of-art locus.
I do not like the overpriced list of the restaurant (Aria).






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  • Stayed November 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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GM-ChinaWorldHotel, General Manager at Shangri-La's China World Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear Konstantinos G, thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed the comfortable room and Horizon Lounge. I will share your comments with the Horizon team and I know they will be delighted with the recognition. The prices in our Aria Restaurant are consistent with similar establishments in Beijing.Please contact me on john.rice@shangri-la.com if there was a particular aspect of the pricing you would like to share with me. We always aim to offer a great guest experience and value. China World Hotel does have a great location in the heart of the city, a grand lobby and excellent facilities. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Regards. John Rice, Area General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Great hotel to stay. Rooms are of a good standard and well maintained.
Cncierge is knowledgeable about the area and speak and understand english
It offer a wide variety of cuisines in differing settings.
The bar and lobby are great places to meet and spend time relaxing.
Has a luxury mall attached which is worth having a look - although a lot of the shop assistants don't understand English at all.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in a higher floor to get a view of landscape. Also if you pay abit more for access to...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GM-ChinaWorldHotel, General Manager at Shangri-La's China World Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Catsav44, thank you for your review. We are glad you had a great stay at China World Hotel, and were able to enjoy the bar and lobby. I will share your positive comments with the team and Concierge. China World Hotel has a great location, above a shopping mall, a grand lobby and excellent facilities. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Beijing. Regards, John Rice, Area General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Being my first visit to Beijing I chose this hotel because friends who do business in China recommended. It has a spectacular lobby, excellent service and beautiful suites. I stayed on the Horizon Club level which includes an all day lounge with full breakfast and a nice happy hour. If you eat breakfast this is a great place with cooked to order Western style food as well as local foods. You get what you pay for. At $400 per night I thought I received a good value for my room and I had a wonderful experience you wont get in an American hotel On Sunday afternoon there is a chamber concert in the lobby. Every evening there is some entertainment in the lobby. The hotel has several restaurants but I didn't eat there choosing to take the recommendation of my guide as we travelled about town. If you can I also recommend a car and driver. Hotel offers an airport pick up where a representative meets you as you get off the plane and whisks you through customs and in my case chauffeurs you into the city right to your room. Invaluable after flying for 15 hours.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a suite if you are staying more than a few days. Its worth it
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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GM-ChinaWorldHotel, General Manager at Shangri-La's China World Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear smarttoddy, thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had a great stay and enjoyed our Horizon Club room and lounge facilities. The Horizon Club is enjoyed by many of our regular guests. Our Horizon Lounge team strive to continuously provide the best service in the city to all of our guests. And thank you for highlighting our airport and Sunday concert in the lobby, it is definitely one of Beijing’s experiences. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Beijing. Regards, John Rice, Area General Manager
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Huntington, West Virginia, Usa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Awesome hote. we will always stay here in the future and will look for the other shangri la properties on future trips as we.. for an american couple travelling to china for the first time, food was our major concern...no worries here, the food is simply outstanding. fresh, variety, great service. we will always stay at this hotel. also, location is excellent for walking when the beijing city streets are packed with traffic which is every day no matter where you are in beijing. Also, the world class shopping located within the property is simply amazing.

  • Stayed October 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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GM-ChinaWorldHotel, General Manager at Shangri-La's China World Hotel, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Todd S, thank you for your review, and we are glad you enjoyed the dining options at China World Hotel. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Beijing. Regards, John Rice, Area General Manager
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Address: No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100004, China
Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Guomao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Beijing
#10 Family Hotel in Beijing
#11 Business Hotel in Beijing
#13 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#15 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
#343 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La's China World Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 716
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