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The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City

#74 of 5,937 Hotels in Beijing
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No.33 Qihelou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 , China
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Forbidden city is an amazing place, with lots of visitors, mainly tourists from inside China. It can be very crowed sometimes but the place is big enough to coop with that. To control the flow of people they introduced a one direction walk, its starting at the North gate at the Tiananmen Square , and you will exit via... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from here. Very pleased with the room and the facilities. Very modern, not too big, nice breakfast, nice rooms, nice people, close to visitor sights. Very pleased with our stay and would stay again. The personnel provide nice touches like free mini bar, free biscuits, replenish towels, etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

In mid summer the Chinese like to protect themselves from the sun - hence the sea of umbrellas. If you are over 1.4m tall you run the risk of having your eye hit by the end of the umbrella. Hint wear Sunglasses - not only to protect from the umbrellas but also the sun .

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Quality ,Quiet,Ample Restaurants in location,Well Appointed Room,Hot Tub in room (bed rather firm) but slept O.K.?Transport unable to deliver to entrance,but had no trouble locating Hotel.Excellent Staff,breakfast of a very high quality serviced by obliging staff,the best during a three week China Holiday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

We set off early this morning from our hotel and arrived @ opening time. You are dropped off a bit of a distance from the Forbidden City & had to walk through 2 Security check to reach the entrance. It has a lot of history and is a great sight to visit, but it was extremely busy today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

It's huge and you can't even guess how big this palace is but it just keeps on getting bigger and bigger. We had a guide which was worth every penny. Very enjoyable seeing the scale and beauty. Even though very old it's in such good condition. The location by congress and the T Square is a must see.

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Luxor, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

what are u looking for ? old antion - beatfule place - river - garden - restroraant - shoping all that in that place it is cloth time at 5pm u must 2 hourss befor thaat time need guid with you thaat place need you to be wwith group to enjoy

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Be SUPER careful the bike taxi drivers outside the forbidden city wanted to cheat us , and became VERY angry when I refused to pay triple...don't use them !!!!! In fact be careful all the time in Beijing , there are scammers all around, so stay in groups at night . Also use the metro instead of taxi it is... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The hotel is very, very good. It is on a walking distance from the Forbidden city, the interior and the decoration of the rooms are fantastic, each room is for different emperor, clean, modern. The roof terrace has a very good view, the food is excellent, too. Recommended!

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Arrived by driver via a huge underground car park. Checked into room and had a good room with cool cloud feature Asked for extra ammedities but was told that this would be charged for. Later when leaving the hotel for dinner asked for directions out of the building to the city and struggled to find anyone who talk English. Exit... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City is on the east side of the Forbidden City. First Design Hotels' in China it combines the warm embrace of the Chinese hospitality with the newest western design to give our guests an Emperor's experience. In the Crystal Restaurant our first-class team introduces you to the Imperial taste dishes revealing the secrets of the Emperor's dishes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City

Address: No.33 Qihelou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
Location: China > Beijing > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Price Range: $118 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City 4*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Emperor Hotel Beijing
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