Stayed in Oct 2008 with my family. This is hotel is boutique hotel so the service they gave is exceptional. The rooms were very spacious and nice along with the bathrooms. We got free wireless internet, so that was a plus. Also for hotel guests only, they exchange RMB currency without a transaction fee.
My bro-in-law booked it with his American express and we got a free foot massage at the hotel. It came in handy after walking the Great Wall :). We also got free breakfast buffet with the credit card. The breakfast buffet has Chinese as well as American food. You can eat eggs, bacon, french toast, or you go chinese and get Rice congee or wonton soup. The wonton soup is a must (they have the wonton meat prepped and assemble the wonton in front of you and boil it fresh). I got like 3 bowls of wonton soup every morning...I think the guy making the wonton soup hated me by the 3rd and last day...haha.
Location is very good. It's only a 10 min drive down the street to Tianamen sqaure and the forbidden city. There's also a mongolian bbq place nearby. Wangfujing is also a 5-10 min walk from the hotel. Great place to shop and eat some street vendor food. Street vendor food is cheap for the late night snackers reading this. The subway stop for Wangfujing is also closeby as well. I recommend the subway over taxi or private car. Beijing traffic is horrible.
If you go to Beijing, this hotel has it all. Stay HERE!
- 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