Not only is this hotel genuinely stunning to look at, but the service and facilities are up to the same high standard. It's a thoroughly modern design, and it's a pleasure to stay somewhere that is so visually interesting. The art throughout (and the building itself) is provocative and entertaining. This isn't one of those cold trendy designed hotels.
Check in was really seamless. From the way you are welcomed at the door to checking in to your room, it's done with a genuine welcome and warmth. The check in process is all done sitting in the lounge area on a remote tablet screen which makes it feel much more personal and less like a hotel.
The rooms are also highly designed although occasionally the modernness gets in the way of functionality. For example, the bathroom taps look amazingly cool but there's not actually much room to get your hands underneath the running water and no lock on the toilet door made for some embarrassing moments for guests.
Service was consistently exceptional and I appreciated being able to change money without the usual rip off hotel rates - they gave bank rate. Food is also a high standard if pricey. But that goes with the territory. Location in Sanlitun in the middle of The Village is also ideal, if a little bit unreal. It's a fabulous, luxurious place to stay if you like modern design.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Opposite House features 99 luxuriously appointed guest studios designed by the renowned Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma. Designed to provide a sense of space, warmth and comfort, studios start from 45/481 sqm/sqf, which are arguably some of the largest in Beijing. They come fitted with signature wooden floorings and oak tubs. Partnering with well-known Shanghai based Australian restaurateur David Laris and restaurant designers Neri & Hu, we offer an intoxicating blend of restaurants and bars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Opposite House Hotel Beijing
- The Opposite Hotel
- Opposite Hotel Beijing