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Presidential Beijing
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.9 Fuchengmenwai Road Xicheng D,, Beijing 100037, China (Formerly "Presidential Plaza") (Xidan)   |  
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Ranked #717 of 5,423 Hotels in Beijing
3.5 of 5 stars 208 Reviews
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We liked the location, close to subway and easy walking to shopping (both bargain and upscale). We ended up needing a hospital and there was and international hospital about 20 min away which was a life saver. Sometimes it was difficult communicating with staff, but they were always helpful. One of our rooms was not clean, but that was quickly taken care of. The kids spent hours in the pool, which was great.
The lobby is very nice, but you're not allowed to sit there unless you are ordering something. There is a small seating area at the door with about 4 seats and they are usually taken. If you're waiting in the lobby for someone be prepared to stand.
Explore the surrounding neighbourhood, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The only reason to stay there is if you MUST be close to western Beijin. Traffic is terrible, pick a hotel in area you want to be...

The hotel used to be nice, the lobby is grand, but it is really run down. The staff is very friendly, and tries to be helpful. There are limits though. The biggest issue is people smoking.

No smoking signs mean nothing. People smoke everywhere. A surprisingly high number of guests smoke in their rooms. They keep the door open to bring in the fresh air from the corridor! Really unbelievable.

When we arrived, we saw at least four rooms before settling. I am sure the fourth room was just as smoky as the first one (all on non smoking floors...) but we probably got used to the smell.

The hotel has all the four star amenities, minibar, safe, bathrobes, nice amenities, etc.

The concierge was very helpful.

They have a great buffet restaurant with asian and western specialties. Great breakfast.

A plus is a very large pool...

Room Tip: Asking for non-smoking room wont be enough. Insist on seeing as many rooms as needed before you set...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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tehran
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

i was in this hotel for 9 nights and i think they are trying to be better. at first when i saw the negative comments about this hotel i thought i cant stay there and i must change my hotel when i go there but when i arrived there everything has been changed and i saw a perfect improvement in the rooms and buildings .rooms were clean and beautiful .anyway i suggest everybody to residence in this hotel.

Room Tip: rooms in the north hotel(6 floor)
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

First impressions of this hotel were extremely positive with a beautiful lobby area open for several floors above your head decorated with tall palms and observation elevators. It was furnished with stylish and comfortable couches which just invited you to sit and enjoy the ambience. Unfortunately after checking into our rooms and coming back down to enjoy the atmosphere my wife and I were told we were not allowed to simply sit in that inviting space, as the 80+ (mostly unoccupied) seats were for paying restaurant customers, not for paying guests. Upon discussion with a staff member we were begrudgingly granted permission to sit in one specific couch at the entranceway to the lobby, however this was not communicated to the waitress who shooed us out only a few minutes later, telling us we could sit in one of 8 patio chairs around 2 tables located on the faux-marble floored area adjacent to the revolving door. I resisted ordering something so that we could stay as the prices were exorbitant by comparison with other places we had eaten in China. On the plus side the rooms were comfortable, and the breakfast buffet was very nice, although the service was slow for the cooked-to-order eggs or waffles. Having no free Wi-Fi for paying guests was a big lack in this hotel. In summary, I felt like I didn't belong at this hotel, and that it was not family friendly.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012 via mobile

Recently stayed at the presidential in Beijing and absolutely loved it. The staff where helpful and the room we had was recently renovated and very big. It also had the most comfortable bed I have ever had in any hotel around the world.

Location was great veral central to everything.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 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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Sydney
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

The lobby was impressive. The room we had on the 9th Floor was newly renovated- Marble bathroom, large flat screen TV and very comfortable bed. The snugly bathrobe and slippers made relaxing in the evening easy. Good value and location.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Never trust the photos you see on the hotels website ( at least in China & India ).
When you enter to the hotel, you'll see a 5 star architecture and interior design. Staff are friendly and willing to help but they are not professional.
I got a small and dark room on 7th floor. I absolutely did not liked the room it was old & dirty and the carpet on the floor was too fuzzy. It was really annoying if you walk on the carpet you'll have a lots of fuzz on your shoe or sleepers.
The sink and bathtub was weird, you had to concentrate and tune the faucet to some point which you can get a warm and normal temperature. I mean if you move the faucet a bit to the right or left, it was either cold or hot.
the Internet connection cable was removed and I had to ask them to bring one. Mini bar was empty! and they never filled it with anything!
Breakfast was terrible! There was not lots of choices and most of vegetables and salads was from days ago! I once saw a little fly came out of a salad dish! Once I asked for an Omelet there was no one to make it! I asked them 3 times and no one came to make the Omelet. They simply ignore you!
I did not enjoy my stay and it was awful.

Room Tip: ask to give you a room with Internet connection cable and above 9th floor.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Presidential Beijing

Address: No.9 Fuchengmenwai Road Xicheng D,, Beijing 100037, China (Formerly "Presidential Plaza")
Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Xidan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#182 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Presidential Beijing 4*
Number of rooms: 505
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