The hotel was wonderful. Rooms, cleanliness, service etc were all excellent. Location was great, near to all sights though I don't know that you would want to go there again after seeing them on your tour. Best about the location was Capital M (recommended by the hotel's ambassador) - an occidental hangout within walking distance and kind of an oasis in Beijing, we ended up going there twice. Beware of the staff whose English is not very good but they want to be nice and answer yes to anything whether they have understood the question or not. We asked if breakfast was included and were told yes, turned out it was not included, and it is $45 pp, you can do much better with room service. Shopping is also very close, and there is a night market, recommended by our guide, where you can try fried scorpions, silkworm and all sorts of other critters; we tried them and thought they were quite disgusting but the place is very colorful and it is a matter of taste.
- 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