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The Opposite House
Ranked #3 of 6,531 Hotels in Beijing
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

This is quite simply the coolest hotel we've ever stayed in, chic, trendy and stylish almost everything about the place impressed us. Luxurious beds and bathrooms, great swimming pool and 1st class service - the roaming ipad reception people could never do enough to help you. We planned to stay for 3 nights and extended another 4 and they couldn't have been more accommodating. If there was one aspect that needed improvement it would be the breakfast which seemed to lack the creativity and imagination that the rest of the hotel oozed.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

This hotel is truly exceptional. All details are perfect: the architecture is truly fantastic, rooms are a designer masterpiece. Luxury lies is in the minimalistic approach, and while other 5-star hotels in China follow the opulence path, here the perfection is reached by the purity of lines and materials.

A bit detached form the city, maybe: this hotel could be in Berlin, New York or Sydney, without loss of identity.

Staff is very friendly and smart, and they are truly helpful, as you would expect in such a high-end hotel. Sleep quality is great, and breakfast is nice and healthy. The gym as well is state-of-the-art. Position-wise is also great, not far from the Airport and the center, and in a nice, lively neighborhood.

It is not cheap, far from it, but worth every penny.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Truly beautiful hotel. One of the loveliest hotel I have ever stayed in. The rooms are minimal but very comfortable. We stayed in the smallest sized room, but very spacious. The service is great. The art in the foyer is amazing. The hotel restaurants are lovely. The location is good. Near to the subway. But otherwise in a mall, though lots of restuarants around. The hotel bar is fantastic. They make a great caprioska. We were travelling as a gay couple - very gay friendly. Loved it.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Went for the full body massage and facial during my 2-week business stay in Beijing Sanlitun district. 200% worth it! Architect Kengo Kuma really knocked himself out with this hotel. So exquisite! Would stay there if I could afford it. Such a sense of serenity and uniqueness to this place. Highly recommended. For those like me who want the experience without the price tag, you can enjoy the cafe, multiple restaurants and spa without being a guest.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

This is my first time in China, and I was not expecting the progressive, innovative, and contemporary feel I've encounter thus far. And that's is exactly how I would describe this hotel. The decor is simple, understated, yet classic, high end and homely. It's located at a very convenient location where you can access high end shops, as well as deep discounted products. There are many western restaurants, as well as street food or local joints. Cabs are easily accessible and cheap. But back to this hotel, the staff is great! Very professional, fluency in English, kind, and efficient. In both restaurants: lobby cafe, and Sireño, the staff were great. We were here for a week, and on day two, Heather, from the lobby cafe, knew our names, what we liked and was very friendly. Their Mesh bar is a nice place for night caps or pre dinner drinks. Joey, Angela, and Lucky made us feel at home. Again, staying in this place is worth every penny! The amenities are organic, and they fill your mini bar free at charge daily! There're snacks, water, sodas, and beers. Hands down best hotel I've stayed at in a while! Thank you Opposite House!

Room Tip: Higher floor for city view
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

This is one of the truly great hotels of the world. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. The decor, modern and minimalist. A true showcase for a revolving collection of local art that always seems to be changing. We love staying here. A home away from home with an X factor.

It's not a big hotel, but it doesn't fall into the category of a "boutique hotel" either. It's just the right size, with it's impeccable service and attention to detail. Nothing is too much trouble for this crew. The management team is visible and engaged in one's experience and enjoyment....there is always someone with an eye to the customer's care....

The aspects that differentiate a great destination like the Opposite House are so often the aspects that are not visible....no camera will ever capture them for in the end it is the culture...this joint is beyond excellence.

We have stayed here many times now and would never think of staying anywhere else whilst in Beijing. A true gem of a place and we look forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: No room will disappoint...remembering that in general tersm the more you wish to pay the greater the...
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

I really enjoyed this place. Conveniently located in a posh neighborhood, but still close to metro and some attractions. Great wooden bathtub and two wooden sinks. Great choice of toiletries. Excellent decoration, a highly efficiend check-in and checkout. A pure luxury - all the items in minibar complimentary, and missing items replaced every day. Art in the lobby makes an impression. Failed to try the restaurant, though - it is constantly busy which is probably a good sign.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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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:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
#6 Business Hotel in Beijing
#6 Family Hotel in Beijing
#11 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#152 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range: $237 - $424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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