My first stay in a Raffles hotel. Walked in the door and was greeted by our ambassador John Spooner who got us checked in and situated. Was very helpful in suggesting a walking itinerary to take in some sights, a dinner reservation, and departure plans (incl. a late checkout).
The room was what you would expect for a hotel in this price range in BJ - clean and comfortable. Hotel is 5 minute walk to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, so very centrally located.
I never thought I'd say a $45 breakfast was a good deal but I'd opt for it again - what a selection! From fresh cheeses to omelets to dumplings to cereals to individually mixed yoghurts. For foodies like me this was a real treat.
- 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