Showed a printout of the hotel name and address to our taxi driver at Beijing airport but he didn't know where it was. After pointing out the phone number (unfortunately our booking ref started with the same number as Beijing numbers so he tried to call the wrong thing) he rang the hotel and got directions.
Reception staff spoke good English.
We arrived at 11.30 and check in wasn't til the afternoon so were hoping to just leave our luggage but after a half hour wait on the sofas in the nice air conditioned reception we were shown to our room.
Room and bathroom were great - bed very comfy - quiet and good curtains (room nice and dark).
Ate in the restaurant on our first night - good selection and tasty food.
We didn't have wifi in our room (wasn't expecting to) but could access it for free in reception.
Location was ok for us. 2 different subway stops within a couple of minutes walk. But not a lot else nearby. Walkable to Tianamen Square and forbidden city (about 30 mins) but that won't suit everyone (particularly in the humidity!)
When we checked out we were able to leave our bags.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Mercure Xidan Beijing is located in the commercial and retail heart of Beijing, walking distance from Tiananmen Square and only 45 min from the airport. The hotel offers 290 rooms featuring city views, as well as a cafe restaurant, lobby lounge, fitness centre and swimming pool. With exceptional service and facilities, the hotel is perfect for that special weekend holiday as well as an ideal conference venue for business travellers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Mercure Beijing Central Hotel Beijing
- Grand Mercure Xidan
- Mercure Hotel Beijing