I stayed at the Orchid while on a two week business trip in January and loved it so much, I immediately booked it again for my return in April. If you're looking for a pool, gym and room service, then look elsewhere but having stayed at many of those large, impersonal five star business hotels, I was hoping for something more characterful and intimate and the Orchid fits the bill perfectly, with no compromise on the comforts of the larger luxury hotels. The Orchid's beds are the most comfortable of any hotel I have ever stayed at, anywhere in the world. Free VPN wifi provides fast unblocked internet access, a real boon in China. Breakfasts are delicious and distinctly 'Pacific rim' in style and though the Orchid does not have a full kitchen, the staff will bring in delicious food from any of the nearby restaurants. The staff and owners, Joel and Youngcall, are so friendly, helpful and sociable that I feel as though I'll be returning to visit old friends. Part of the Orchid's charm is that it only has a few rooms and now that word is out, booking well in advance has become absolutely essential. If that was not already the case, I'd be very tempted to keep it entirely to myself!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Orchid is the ultimate base for exploring Beijing from within. Situated right in the middle of all the action of the old city and staffed by some of the coolest and fun people, staying at The Orchid means you will love Beijing, and want to come back for more! ... more less
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