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“Modern, quirky, fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Opposite House
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Building 1, No.11 Sanlitun Road, Beijing 100027, China (Beijing Workers' Sports Complex)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5,937 Hotels in Beijing
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Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Modern, quirky, fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

The Opposite House in Beijing is like no other hotel I have visited. It is ultra modern, arty (they had two giant babies on display when I was there) with some kind of Swedish influence. Upon arrival you first find that there is no real reception but people wandering around with iPads to check you in. The rooms are fantastic. Bright, functional with wooden floors and a wooden bath - which does work believe me. The staff are super helpful and willing to arrange anything you want. If you can afford it get them to arrange a driver for the day to see the sights including the Great Wall. Money well spent for memories you will always have.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Have stayed twice at this hotel so far, and both experiences have been great. Huge, minimalist rooms which are also comfortable. Great location and good restaurant. Only small criticism would be the wooden bathtub and sinks - the wood doesn't feel as though it has been properly 'sealed', and the bath is so huge it probably takes an hour to fill (which I didn't have). Otherwise though, lovely.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Olga888
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Shanghai
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Good:
Location is great. Hotel is within the latest, hippest San Li Tun Village with all the high quality cool shops, restaurants and bars.

Rooms are modern and if you like minimalistic style, you will fall in love with it. Yet, it's getting run down in some part of the room.

Swimming Pool is awesome...square, good size with very moody dim leon light.

Staff service is very attentive and friendly.

Bad:
The breakfast is far from the same par of the rest of the hotel's staff's service and hardware...just too cheap, too simple and not enough choices.

Ugly:
You really need a bike. The traffic of the side street is absolutely nightmare and there is barely any cab during peak hours. You need to factor in at least 30min to fight for cab plus the traffic when you plan your day trip.

Anyway, I'd recommend this hotel to all of you.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank eDUBShanghai
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The Opposite House Hotel is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. The rooms were incredibly beautiful, light and spacious. We love the minimalism look and found the rooms to be just to our taste. The artwork in the lobby was inspiring. We can't thank the staff enough for their service. They were incredibly helpful, kind and courteous and assisted us with any train bookings and anything else we needed. The bathtubs in the room were amazing - just what you needed to rejuvenate after a day walking around Beijing in below zero temperatures. The pool was beautiful - we used it almost every day! The cafe downstairs provided excellent food. The location of the hotel is fantastic - 10 min walk to the metro and also surrounded by bars and great restaurants. Overall, a fabulous stay and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I have been staying at the Opposite House for almost 2 years, 2 weeks a month and I must say if I am still staying in the same hotel after trying different 5 stars hotels in Beijing is because is the best place outside home to stay even for business trip.
- Great service, always there to be able to accommodate you to organise a made to measure visit within the city, recommend the best restaurants.....
- excellente, confortable room with everything that you need to have
- Great restaurants (Sureno for dinner or the coffee lounge for breakfast). The breakfast is top
- Extremely good location within walking distance to different shops, restaurants, from budget prices to high end products
- Minimalist design and nice art exhibition selection

Room Tip: Ask to have a room located on the luxury san litum village (north village) quieter
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Jean L
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Beijing, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

My Wife and I spent the weekend at the Opposite House in early December. The whole experience, from check in to room service to the super comfortable bed was perfect. The hotel is very modern, with cool lighting and super chic bathrooms. The hotel location is also perfect. Located right in the San Li Tun neighborhood, there is quick access to shopping, dining and many bars. We truly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the Opposite House to anyone looking for a fun and romantic weekend in the city.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Brado12345
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Spain
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25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed 5 nights in The Opposite House during our stay in Beijing in January 2013.
The hotel is new, stylish and within a very good area. In 5 minutes walking around you can eat (from expensive restaurants to more budgeted ones), drink and go shopping from high class shops to bargain into the fake market.

It is not located in the heart of the city, but it is well communicated to visit all the spots. Metro station is also 10 minutes walking, which is also a good option.

Only cons I saw is that the price for the transportation and tours are very expensive. We preferred to book tours alternatively on our own.

Room Tip: We had an upgrade to 70 sq meters room. However it was not only by paying with American Express, we...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: The Opposite House
Address: Building 1, No.11 Sanlitun Road, Beijing 100027, China
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Location: China > Beijing > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
#6 Business Hotel in Beijing
#6 Family Hotel in Beijing
#11 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#175 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Opposite House 5*
Number of rooms: 99
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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