You got what you pay for. This review I should have been sending here since last year. but then covid strike and life got us busy. I owe them review. (I did send them an email to thank, but this should be still posted). During my 3 night stay in Aman, the whole team made me feel like home. I should stay longer. They have a lil door behind your room direct to the summer palace, they helped me to rent wanfu the chinese costume and we hire professional photographer and shoot around the hotels. The only thing I regret was I spend time to go to the great wall and it took 1 whole day already, we should just use the hotel facilities. The tea time was amazing, although I remember the breakfast was verryy slow and none speak english and it was frustrating it was forgivable. The dinner at the chinese restaurant was gorgeous too. They helped us to reserve all restaurants even for those that are not in the hotel, we were one big family, and it is hard to find tables at that same day. I book 2 bedroom suite and 1 bedroom suite. The bathroom was quite odd, one of the bedroom need to climb. But hey, we are sleeping at the oldest hotel right? The service from aman is very amazing. There is black taxi service, ask them to book you that black taxi service. Do not bother to book the ordinary taxi. Full of smokes. It is a lil bit expensive, but hei, comfort first right. There are one night I was lost, as I need to collect train ticket in the beijing train station. My phone was lowbatt and so the guests mobile phone, it was so hard for me to reach the hotel back, but the chinese are so helpful, someone helped me to find taxi and reach aman back. And when I reach there, they all like waiting for me. I absolutely will be back and staying here again whenever Im back to Beijing.. of course after the pandemics…
Very different to the average Aman mostly due, I think, to the palace buildings within which it is housed. The experience of pottering around these buildings and slipping through the private entrance into the Summer Palace was really special. We ate in the Japanese restaurant at the hotel whilst there and ditched a special celebration meal to go back a second time as the food was excellent. I was concerned about the distance from some of the tourist hot spots but we didn’t struggle with the traffic at all. Highly recommend.
We came to the Aman Summer Palace for tea. We were treated to a Chinese equivalent of the traditional British cream team, but with Chinese tea and sweet treats that drew influences from East and West. The setting was exceptional. The Summer Palace with its high ceilings constructed using traditional Chinese craftsmanship and tranquil gardens was delightful. The whole experience was made all the more atmospheric by the lady playing the Guzheng as we sipped our tea and tried to hold back on too many cakes. This is somewhere I could come back to.
This extensive outdoor complex is a must-see. No interiors can be seen, but the extensive, vast complex spread over acres, with it’s intricate paintings and decorations is a Beijing must-see. It is fascinating, but also hard to take in given the crowds. When we were there every step was packed, primarily with Chinese tourists in large groups. Absolutely worth a visit but bring your patience.
Visited with my wife during the hot and humid month of August, so we were really delighted to stay at the Aman, far away from the hustle of Beijing. The room was quite spacious with plenty of ammenities, and the bed was one of the most comfortable we have encountered in any high end hotel. We also spent most of our time at the hotel's lvl2 SPA, which was quiet and not crowded, and the water temperature of the pool was great. Service was good, but as expected not all staff can comunicate in english, but was never a problem. Smily faces and allways willing to help. Will come back next time we need a break of Beijing! MR.