Overall a decent experience with a few ups and a few downs.
Raffles Inc room is nice, modern with an area that can be separated off for the infant to sleep.
Excellent staff, very helpful and personal service.
The club package is good value, given that drinks are expensive.
The ambiance is classy as you would expect from Raffles.
Excellent breakfast, including a nice mix of Chinese and western fayre.
Major issues finding the correct room on checkin - hotel claimed that the hotel was fully booked (I doubt it) and we were placed in a skanky standard room and told we would be moved tomorrow. When I made it clear that this was totally unacceptable, I was moved to another room type (which was nice but not the 2 room business room had booked and we required) before finally moving to the correct room after more frantic phone calls etc...this whole process took and hour or two was NOT what we needed after a 12 hour trip with an infant. Ps- no they didn't make it up with a free drink!
Room far too hot, with centrally controlled a/c and no windows - meant very little sleep for us. There appeared to be no way to rectify this major issue, even via the hotel staff.
Food and drink options are a little limited, cocktails were disappointing (weak).
- 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