We recently visited Beijing and stayed twice at the Novotel Peace - the first time with my husband and 14yr old daughter for 4 nights. I decided to spend a bit more and get a room on the premier floor which we were really pleased with. Even with the rollaway bed, it was still a good sized room. Breakfast was included, which we could eat in the premier lounge on the 19th floor or in the restaurant on the lobby floor - we chose the restaurant simply because there was more variety. Breakfast was fine - lots to pick from but wouldn't say it is the best breakfast we have come across, but adequate by all means. Because we stayed on the premier floor, we could have happy hour in the premier lounge each night from 6-8pm. This was really good, with lots of nice nibbles, desserts, and drinks of your choice. For us it was a great time to sit down, relax, have a cold beer or wine, and talk about our adventures during the day! The staff up there were all really nice. We also did our check-in/check-out up there which seemed to save time from doing it down in the lobby which was often busy. So we really enjoyed the benefits of the premier lounge and thought it was worth the wee bit extra. And on a clear day (not very often!!), the view from up there was amazing. We never realised how close Forbidden City was until the smog cleared!
We went away for 4 days and the next time our 18 year old son joined us so we booked 2 premier rooms (the 2nd one was discounted 50%) - so our experience was the same as the first visit and the 2 rooms worked really well. We stayed 3 nights the next time, and having the extra room was good.
Both visits our rooms were nice and clean. The bed was hard, but this seems to be the norm in China. The kids liked that the rooms has Ipod docks so they could enjoy their music in their room.
Location was good with lots of shops etc around, but you still have to grab a taxi to go anywhere as the place is so huge. Taxi rides were cheap, you just had to close your eyes sometimes and be glad that you were not the one in the drivers seat!!!
Overall, it was a good hotel and I was happy with the prices we paid. It was clean which is one of the most important things for us. There was no guest laundry though, so maybe I would look at an apartment complex next time but we would definitely recommend the Novotel Peace Beijing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Novotel Beijing Peace is ideally located in the city centre at Wangfujing, within walking distance of the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and shopping malls. This modern hotel features 402 rooms with broadband & WiFi access, plus free Internet access at the Novotel Mac Corner. Novotel Beijing Peace offers easy access to subway lines and 15-minute walk from Beijing Railway Station. The hotel also features airport transfer service, limousine service and tour desk providing customized city tours. Located in Wangfujing area, city center of Beijing, 300 meters to Shopping Malls, within walking distance to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Hotel is very close to Temple of Heaven, Jingshan, Beihai, Houhai, South Luoguxiang,Lama Temple, Imperial College, Worker's Stadium and Sanlitun. with easy access to CBD, Embassies, Financial Street, MasterCard Center by subway, public transportation or taxi. WIFI is available and free of charge. 2 Minutes to subway Dengshikou line 5. The hotel is well equipped with two restaurants and two bars and offers great leisure facilities including a swimming pool, bicycle hire, a fitness centre, sauna, Jacuzzi and massage services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Accor Peace Beijing
- Novotel Peace Beijing
- Novotel Beijing
- Beijing Novotel
- Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing