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Royal Phoenix Beijing
Ranked #1,527 of 6,462 Hotels in Beijing
Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Odd location, nice hotel”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

It's located down an alley so don't expect taxi's to be able to find it. It's very modern and comfortable. The electricity converters are built in so you don't need to bring one. The hair dryer is in the desk drawer.
Breakfast is served every morning and provides a substantial amount of both Chinese and American food - they'll be something for everyone. The hotel provides 2 bottles of water every day also. There's a bakery, fruit store, convenience stores and a McDonalds along the main street.
For something different, turn right on the main street and just before the McD (on the left) there is a dark, dimmly lit alley on the right Go down there and you will find a place that deep fries insects on a stick for a reasonable price. We tried the scorpions (big and little) but couldn't bring ourselves to try the centipedes or locusts. It's the kind of thing you can talk about at your next party.
The hotel was clean and modern but due to the late arrivals at the airport, people will be checking in at all hours of the night and most don't care how much noise they make. Perhaps the front desk could recommend a little consideration from these new guests. Make sure you put out your sign daily to request maid service or they'll ignore your room.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We had a great stay. Best bed we slept on in China. The location is excellent. Walking distance to the subway. Many shops and restaurants on the main street. Yes, it is down a hutong (alleyway). But, it is less than a 5 minute walk to the main street. You can even walk to the Forbidden city if you want to. The service was very good. The breakfast buffet was excellent. We ate out every night until the last night. We should have tried the restaurant earlier. We had an 8 course meal for two for 98 yuan ($16) and it was delicious. try it you will like it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

The rooms are big and very luxuriously appointed. The beds offer great support but are also very comfortable. The bathroom has both a rain forest shower head and hand held shower. The breakfast is great with a wide selection of Chinese and western food. The cigar bar is cozy and has a good selection of cognac. Manager Steven was very accommodating. Overall, very impressed.

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Had a great stay...in a great deluxe room. The rooms are large and furnished with taste and comfort...everything was perfectly thought out in the rooms...from the furniture to the bathroom amenities...everything I needed was there. The staff was certainly attentive and although not everyone had command of english there was always someone close by to assist. Amazing private dining rooms with an excellent chef and attentive staff...absolutely take advantage of this unique opportunity. Loved all of it!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

I booked at very short notice after being let down at another hotel. Booked it based on price and location and was expecting something a bit rubbish to be honest. Was pleasantly surprised - not an exciting or stylish hotel, certainly - but it was a decent room, clean, good bathroom, lots of hot water, comfortable bed. It's in a good area but down a lane and pretty hard to find on the first attempt. Service was helpful and friendly. There was no atmosphere or cute details that would make it a memorable hotel, but I think for the money it was great value. I've paid twice the price to shiver with cold in a supposedly charming hutong hotel before, I was happier with this one :) Don't choose it if you are looking for something to make your trip to Beijing perfect and extra special. Do choose if you just need a base but don't want to be staying in some dodgy dingy hovel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

I liked this hotel in Beijing a lot. The room was very comfortable with a good soft mattress. The bathroom was modern, everything functioned well. Very good breakfast, both western and Chinese. Good pastries including croissants, sweet rolls, every butter.

They had wifi in the lobby. The only thing that didn't work was that their ATM machine did not function and the desk was unable to change money. They also didn't speak English very well.

Room Tip: they all seemed good, we stayed at the beginning and end of the trip and liked both rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Kamloops, Bc
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

WE spent three nights here on our Oct. 2012 visit to Beijing. It is located in a Hutong and easy access to subway, taxi or the forbidden city.

Great breakfast and the staff were very knowledgable about the area and things to do.

We had a one bedroom King room which is worth the upgrade!

Breakfast was huge with Chinese, Western and European options.

Room Tip: ASk for a King suite, worth the upgrade.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Royal Phoenix Beijing
Address: No.17 Qianliang Hutong, Dongsi North Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China (Formerly BEST WESTERN PREMIER Royal Phoenix Beijing)
Location: China > Beijing > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1,527 of 6,462 Hotels in Beijing
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Phoenix Beijing 3.5*
Number of rooms: 193
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