If you expect an old-world-charm palace, I’ll be disappointed. Lobby and Writer’s bar only conform to that standard.
in a new wing (called business class or so) is very fine, but has no character which may be associated with Raffles name. In any standard 5* hotel, that room would be probably called suite: separate sleeping and living areas are extra convenient. Some nice bamboo decoration objects adorn the scene.
I checked room in an old wing – it was much smaller and has not much character as well. Probably the hotel had gone through too many renovations.
for breakfast was ok. Eggs Benedict were done on order although they were not on menu. Staff attendant tried to stop me from taking an apple and banana out of breakfast room, which I value as complete services nonsense in 5* deluxe property which Raffles claim they shall be.
Right in the beginning of One-Food-Zing (Wan-Fud-Jing) pedestrian street, very central and comfy.
Rooms with “inner yard” view face concrete wall dotted with windows. If you prefer a little bit of space in front, insist on “outer street” view. Non-smokers must take non-smoking floor only. Strong tobacco stench can be found even inside bathroom.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reflecting Oriental refinement and French élan, Raffles Beijing Hotel epitomises refinement and exclusivity. Established in the early 1900s, this luxury Beijing hotel was then proclaimed as “the only deluxe hotel in the Far East”. A century on, guest rooms and suites draw inspiration from the golden age of travel but are technologically enabled with discretion for 21st century living. Personality Suites pay homage to luminaries from the hotel’s fabled history while Raffles Inc Business Rooms cater to business travellers on the move.Indulge in gastronomic delights at this Beijing hotel. Innovative French cuisine takes centrestage at the elegant Jaan Restaurant which recalls the glamour of the 1920s with glittering chandeliers and its original timber dance floor.The vibrant East 33 meanwhile offers international fare and the popular weekend Seafood Extravaganza.Ideally situated at the crossroads of famous Chang An Avenue and the district of Wangfujing, Raffles Beijing Hotel lies in the heart of the prestigious business and commercial districts, a few minutes from historical attractions such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, the Silk Market, and modern marvels such as the ‘Water Cube’ National Swimming Centre and ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium which captured the world’s imagination during the Summer Olympics of 2008. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Raffles Hotel Beijing
- Beijing Raffles Hotel
- Raffles Beijing