We stayed at Beijing for the first three nights of a recent mini tour around China. It would have been four, but our flight out on the intended day had been cancelled. Despite the late cancellation policy, the Regent were happy to not charge for the full stay after seeing the cancellation paperwork from the airline. Despite many negative reviews on the front of house staff, I found the service to be excellent at all times.
The rooms are too hot, many people seem to note that! The default setting should be lower, but crank the fan up on the air con, lower the temperature setting, open a window it's fine. To be honest, Beijing was very cold whilst we were there and it was quite nice coming back to the warmth.
The location is great. My wife and I always like to walk to city attractions, experiencing the locality on the way. Its about a 20 minute walk from here, through a pedestrianised shopping street until the expanse on Tiananmen Square opens up on you - a magnificent sight indeed. Its very easy to get a taxi from the hotel and they are ridiculously cheap, but plenty of restaurants are just a short stroll away. There is a Starbucks right next to the hotel too, which suited us fine for breakfast on all three mornings.
As many people have noted, the hotel is literally on top of a subway stop which is great for travelling in from the airport, although as seems to be normal the airports are quite a way out of Chinese cities and so it will take a while to get in/out whichever way you do it. Going out, we went on the train so it was just a 20 minute (and about US$5) taxi to the main train station.
This is a nice, clean hotel - well located and with few faults but the room temperature. Its most likely not the best in Beijing but it's price stands out as being very reasonable. We'd stay again, no problem.
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We are glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay whilst staying with us at the Regent Beijing.
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As you have well stated, we are optimally located in the center of town, making certain sites such as Wangfujing shopping street, Tienanmen Square and the Forbidden City accessible by foot while other sites can be easily reached by subway using the station located underneath the hotel.
Thank you for taking your time to share your experience. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon when your travels bring you next to Beijing.
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