The Emperor Tiananmen Beijing

The Emperor Tiananmen Beijing

No.87 Xianyukou Street, Qianmen Commercial Centre, Dongcheng District Near Tiananmen Square, Beijing 100051 China
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#95 of 3,513 hotels in Beijing
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Pioneering cultural sensitivity, creative design, and conceptual genius, the ‘water’ inspired Emperor Beijing Tiananmen, is just moments away from Beijing’s famed Tiananmen Square. Featuring 65 sleekly appointed guest rooms and suites, spa, rooftop pool, meeting facilities and innovative “modern Chinese” cuisine, the Emperor Tiananmen is dramatically juxtaposed against the ancient walls of the Forbidden City.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Hot tub
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Rooftop bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Telephone
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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ExplorerLog wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom331 contributions194 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We had been looking forward to staying here, expecting a smart, boutique hotel experience. On arrival however, we found the roof pool was empty, the meal options at night were limited/non existent and the aircon only blew hot air. That said, we enjoyed the stay and found the staff working there to be helpful when we attempted to arrange vehicles and trips.
Particularly good features were the roof top terrace, where excellent meals were available, and the location of the hotel itself. Very easy walking distance from Tiananmen Square and the surrounding shopping streets. These positives certainly make the hotel a worthy place to stay, even if only for a short period.
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Date of stay: December 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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CoupCockAdventures wrote a review Sep 2020
10 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great hotel. We were on in Beijing for 3 nights and had our baby with us so wanted a nice hotel in a great location. This met that requirement.

The main selling point is that the hotel is situated in a truly great location on Qianmen Street which we thought was incredible. So beautifully designed with incredible street art, architecture, shops and restaurants. And ofcourse this leads to Tianaman Square and The Forbidden Palace - both in walking distance. So an ideal place to stay with transport links allowing you to explore the rest of the city.

The hotel itself was really cool, very modern. It had all the amenities you would expect, breakfast was served in a really funky looking room (felt like an underground bar). It was quite dark everywhere but to be honest that was a nice relaxing vibe after being in a busy hectic city. The staff were friendly and helpful and gave nice advice and tips to get around the Chinese internet! (tip... get a VPN before you get there - even if you dont want to use the internet on holiday, its pretty essential for travel planning in China we found).

We booked a Soak King Room which was all white. It was great with the main feature being a huge round spa bath. We were there in December so it was lovely relaxing in this as the snow fell outside.

On the rooftop was a restaurant/bar. Only gripe we had with this hotel was their refusal to serve us food when we arrived 1 minute after food service ended. Bit frustrating as it was 11:01 at night and everywhere else was shut and we had a child. But like most of China, they set a rule and really stick to it!

But great place to stay in our opinion.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Julia May Yong wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom133 contributions44 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly to anyone contemplating visiting Beijing let me tell you that (other than becoming engaged!) our visit to the Great Wall Of China was the highlight of five weeks in five countries, so if you’re on the fence, go to the wall!!!
This hotel is fantastically located for the other things we did too - walking distance from the forbidden city! It was also extremely easy to get to from the airport, we took the train both ways.
The breakfast selection was just fantastic! Probably the best out of everywhere we stayed. Buffet style appealing to all cultures and fresh cooked options too.
The rooms I have to say were somewhat disappointing, no where near a slick as they appear in the photos and looking quite tatty around the edges if I’m honest. We also didn’t get much hot water to be able to enjoy the luxuriously sized shower.
The biggest disappointment for us was that we had book the hotel and felt comfortable with the price based on it having an indoor spa pool and a restaurant, neither of which it turns out any longer exist and without them we did not feel it was good value for money.
I must also warn you that half the internet seems to be censored in China, so my advice to plan, book and print and thing you want to do before you go. We couldn’t use our gmail or a number of apps. It’s also very difficult to connect to any WiFi out and about. I’d like to compliment the city, in particular the area around the Emperor hotel on it’s cleanliness. No litter in sight and all the mopeds are electric! Despite it being a bustling city, very few places (not even the train station) accept card payments and I’d also suggest having things written down in Chinese as we found that there was very little English spoken. Everyone we met though in particular the hotel staff where very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Solo Man S wrote a review Aug 2020
Beijing, China108 contributions96 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Let me start by saying that this "hotel" doesn't even deserve to be called a hotel. It is more like a building with rooms that have beds. It lacks everything from customer service to hospitality to the staff acting like their guests are getting in the way of their job. Let me be clear, this has nothing to do with not one member of the hotel staff being able to speak English. There is a rooftop pool which is quite unique to have in Beijing. It is small, approximately 15 m. The view is decent but it is Beijing so there are really no special city views. Again, don't even try ordering a drink from the rooftop "bar", you would be lucky if you were even brought a menu. The rooftop pool has more of a public pool atmosphere than a lounge in a hotel. The location is great being so close to the Forbidden City, the National Museum and Tiananmen Square but there are dozens of other options in the area. Save your money and time and find another proper hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jenny S wrote a review Jan 2020
9 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel has an excellent location, right next to a popular street food lane. It’s easy to get everywhere.

We got the soak room, with the big bath which was a treat. A small selection of free minibar drinks was great too and bed was comfy.

Only downside was our experience with reception. Check in was very slow and despite advertising a New Year’s Eve dinner everywhere, it took four attempts and showing them the signs for the staff to know what we were asking about. They also advertised an ‘unlimited drinks’ option to go with it, but the price was misleading. Then on the day of, we got a note saying the restaurant would be closing at 10pm, from its usual time. Very glad we didn’t go for that.

Enjoy the location and the bath if that’s what you’re looking for!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Iqbal wrote a review Jan 2020
Montreal, Canada51 contributions82 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this hotel for three nights. We had problem at arrival because we had to get down outside on the main road and then wheel in our luggage aqbout 100 m to the hotel. The reason is because the hotel is located in a no-vehicular traffic zone.
The hotel is an art-deco style. The staff at the reception was extremely polite and friendly. We were upgraded by the Guest relations Manager Miller Liu to a larger room. The room was large, clean, nicely furnished and with a very comfortable bed and a good shower. The buffet breakfast was excellent with variety of good food. There is a roof top bar and pool.
The hotel is a walking distance to the Tianmen Square, forbidden City and other sights and very close to train and Metro stations and a Bus terminal. The hotel staff helped us to hire taxis and provided directions. The surrounding area is a recreation of a village with no vehicular traffic and an ancient market place with many eating places and gift shops. At nights it is full of locals and tourists and lot of hustle bustle. It is a good value for the money. At check out, the hotel staff arranged for the taxi to airport and helped us to bring our baggage to the road outside.
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Date of stay: April 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: There are no particular views from the guestrooms. For great views of the city during the days...
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Kentkien2 wrote a review Jan 2020
Macau, China16 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at The Emperor for 3 nights and the entire team were extremely friendly and helpful. The location is excellent as it's located right next to the shopping street with a lot things to do and eateries. I have to admit that it's hard to find the hotel in the very beginning as it's hidden by the corner. But you will get over it after knowing where you are. Apart from that, the room is clean and spacious with good mixed of varieties at the breakfast buffet. Service is really impeccable as most of the service crew that I dealt with went above and beyond. Highly recommended!!!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Auretta84 wrote a review Jan 2020
Brussels, Belgium231 contributions67 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is excellent and staff is very kind and friendly, always available to help. Rooms are clean and there is free minibar.

The standard room they gave us didn't correspond at all to the photos showed on the website where we booked. We asked to change room the second day and they kindly accepted. The new room was a bit better but still not meeting our expectations.

The swimming pool was closed and it will remain closed probably till October. This wasn't mentioned anywhere on the website and the staff wouldn't have told us if we didn't ask. That's a pity cause one of the reasons why we chose this hotel was the swimming pool. In my opinion the price is too high for what the hotel offers...
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Stephan06 wrote a review Jan 2015
Elmau, Germany65 contributions82 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is so far away from a 5-star hotel experience as you cannot imagine. Nice design ideas, looks great on photos, but reality is that it is a cheaply done, very badly managed new hotel. Many features mentioned on the website are not available (only 1 restaurant, no bar, no steam room), central heating without control in the room made the room itself a sauna (only chance to survive was to open the windows but noisy), very thin walls (you can hear everything your neighbors are doing), no room numbers (so when ordering your food you cannot explain where to bring it), although new everything looks dirty because they used cheap white materials, the windows as dirty that you can hardly look through them, o credit in the hotel – every order like room service has to be paid in cash on the spot, and above all: It is in the middle of a huge construction site and the only way to reach it, is via a 1km trip through an underground garage: No taxi driver knows it, no taxi to get except with Apps, and then the taxis (and in the end the client) has to pay the fee for the underground garage.
Beyond imagination that this hotel belongs to SLH (Small Luxury Hotels of the World) …
All this is a pity, because architecture and location are excellent (if you like being in Hutongs). But without an experienced hotel manager and a renovation budget this will never fly …
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Date of stay: December 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Paul M wrote a review Aug 2014
Harbin, China2 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
As a business traveller, I have stayed in many hotels, this has to be one of the worst experiences I had in a Chinese hotel (compared to hotels in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong). Considering the luxury price tag, there is very little that justifies it.

The fitness facilities / 'fitness centre' consists of 4 pieces of equipment spread between 2 floors (a treadmill, 2 bikes and weights) with no appreciable air conditioning (the temperature was set on both floors to 26C). The swimming pool does make up for it some what.

The room itself is large and spacious, however, likely due to the minimalist setting, lacks basic amenities such as an in room iron and ironing board. The air conditioning is pretty noisy although effective, I found that unless I turned it off at night, I would wake up with a headache in the morning. The desk in the room is not really fit for purpose and no chair is provided (it is expected that you use the bed as a seat. The in-room wifi is probably one of the better things about this hotel, covering the entire hotel, however, I found it regularly dropped out and I would have to reconnect. The in-room TV was poor quality (with only a handful of channels and poor visual quality). The shower is decent but poorly positioned and the controls mixed (when wanting medium-very hot water, you needed to move it to medium-very cold and vice vera).

The service was very mixed as-well, although I found their English okay, it certainly could do with improvement (asking for the location of a certain shop - Carrefour - very popular in China) required multiple attempts. In attempting to use the Business Centre, in order to print some notes, I went to reception and asked to print, they switched on one of the computers (for which they charge per minute to use) and loaded up the document to print (to print costs between 5-10 RMB/page... ~0.75-1.50/page - very expensive), I was unable to send it to the printer, after they had a look and attempted it themselves, they asked me to attempt it on a second computer, this also didn't work (as-well as taking around 20 minutes in total to do something that should of taken 5 minutes max.), ultimately I was unable to print anything and had wasted time; the reception gave a shallow apology and I left. The breakfast itself wasn't brilliant, the milk for cereal very warm, poor selection from 09:15 - 10:00 and a generally dull restaurant environment - although a relatively decent amount of choice. The room service menu is very expensive.

One thing to note with service, is that minutes after you switch on the 'clean my room' sign, the room is cleaned and cleaned to a high standard, with decent toiletries provided. The rooms and the buildings themselves look very good on the face of it, but it you look more closely, you see very little attention to detail, with splatted paint marks, rough plasterwork etc. Sleep quality as well was mixed and the bed was harder than most I've encountered (although this is mostly personal preference I find).

Location wise, if you are in Beijing playing tourist, then you are in walking distance to some of Beijing's most famous landmarks and just down the road a Line 2 Metro Station, note however, that there are very few shops nearby.

However, it took 2 taxi drivers nearly 3 hours from Beijing Capital Airport to find the place (even with the name and address in Chinese), with the first one taking me to The Emperor Forbidden City Hotel (which is a sister hotel) instead; once there I asked the staff if they would get me a taxi and send me on the correct hotel; they said it was too close but it would only take a short time to walk, I ended up walking for over 30 minutes in the direction that was given to me... I finally found this unofficial taxi driver who was able to look it up in his phone and took me there. The problem with the hotel is that there is no road connection, so you have to walk about 3-4 minutes before you see it, making it a pain to find. Getting to the hotel at 03:15 in the morning.

Overall, if your purpose in Beijing is one of a tourist, then I would suspect that you would find this place of more use than I have, but given the price and the utility of the hotel, I would expect there to be better value and equipped hotels... bearing in mind that a good 4-star hotel in parts of China costs no more than 300 RMB per night. NOT SUITABLE FOR BUSINESS TRAVELLERS.

Personally, I try to stay at more boutique hotels as I find that they provide a more unique environment and I'm happy to pay a small premium for that, in this case however, I would recommend that you save your money and stay at one of the better hotels in Beijing.
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Date of stay: August 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Corner suites have more natural light and subjected to less environmental noise.
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Trudy T asked a question Dec 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Does the hotel arrange trips to wall
Answer from NottinghamJeF55
Nottingham45 contributions70 helpful votes
The hotel staff can arrange a driver and car to take you to the wall. It cost 900 yuan . We did this and it worked ok tho driver tried to get us to buy tickets to video about the Wall .However we said no and then he took us to the ticket office. We agreed a time for collection and he was there at the time agreed
Rona C asked a question Nov 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom35 contributions25 helpful votes
My husband is celiac (gluten free) will this hotel cater for this??
Rona C asked a question Nov 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom35 contributions25 helpful votes
How expensive is the roof top bar??
Answer from Anna R
Sweden57 contributions56 helpful votes
Not that much more expensive than a similar bar down the streat.
Starry312 asked a question Aug 2019
Singapore41 contributions2 helpful votes
Can the windows in the room be opened?
Answer from Vikas J
Jaipur, India78 contributions37 helpful votes
Yes you can there is no restriction from hotel and we kept windows opened
Jgigt asked a question Nov 2018
5 contributions5 helpful votes
Whats the best way to get to the hotel by subway from the airport?
Answer from TVH3121
Tianjin, China147 contributions102 helpful votes
Hey. I think the best way is as follows: 1. Airport express train to Dongzhimen station. 2. Line 2 from Dongzhimen toward Dongsishitiao (this line is a loop). 3. Get off at Qianmen station. 4. 10 minutes walk from there. Hope this helps.
Iqbal wrote a tip Jan 2020
Montreal, Canada51 contributions82 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are no particular views from the guestrooms. For great views of the city during the days and at night, one has to to go to the roof."
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John G wrote a tip Oct 2019
Woodbridge, Connecticut1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"2nd or 3 floor"
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Gustavo L wrote a tip Sep 2019
Sao Paulo, SP6 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to avoid windowless room"
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Sharyne Tuari wrote a tip Jun 2019
Gisborne, New Zealand60 contributions68 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely print the address out in Chinese for taxi drivers to locate the hotel."
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Chloe F wrote a tip Jun 2019
County Dublin, Ireland35 contributions75 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have the hotel address written out in Chinese."
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Emperor Tiananmen Beijing
Which popular attractions are close to The Emperor Tiananmen Beijing?
Nearby attractions include Qianmen Main Street Mall (0.1 miles), Qianmen (Zhengyangmen) (0.09 miles), and Liulichang Street (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Emperor Tiananmen Beijing?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Emperor Tiananmen Beijing?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Emperor Tiananmen Beijing?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Emperor Tiananmen Beijing?
Conveniently located restaurants include Starbucks (BeiJing QianMen Main Street), Siji Minfu Roast Duck Restaurant (Qianmen), and Bianyifang Roast Duck (QianMen Xian YuKou).
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Emperor Tiananmen Beijing?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Emperor Tiananmen Beijing have airport transportation?
Yes, The Emperor Tiananmen Beijing offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Emperor Tiananmen Beijing located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Beijing.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Emperor Tiananmen Beijing?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Emperor Tiananmen Beijing offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Emperor Tiananmen Beijing?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
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