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Review of The Peninsula Beijing

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The Peninsula Beijing
Ranked #57 of 6,442 Hotels in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good 5-star property”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

The Pen's location is excellent. As is to be expected from a 5-star hotel, you will find attentive service, English speaking staff (very helpful) and superb rooms/facilities. We made good use of the indoor pool as a family of 7 travellers. Loved the breakfast in bed option (great spread with delicious eggs benny) though I can't say the lunches/dinners at the restaurants matched up (but still decent). Solid option in BJ, no room for disappointment, although a bit soul-less and run of the mill.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank galaxyhitchhiker
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong, China
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53 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

I normally prefer to stay at small, boutique hotels for an imitate environment and personalised service. However, I booked at the Peninsula for a work trip and wound up staying an extra day over the weekend to see some of the sites. I was very happy I did, and while next time I might try a courtyard hotel I would be very happy to stay here again.

The location is very good. Beijing is quite large and spread out, so no matter where you stay you are going to have to do some travelling around the city to see the sites. The Peninsula is well connected, with a good supply of cabs and a subway stop a two minute walk away. It is also just down the street from a food street and a shopping street, so there are plenty of local amenities right out side the door.

The rooms themselves are what you'd expect of the Peninsula. While they are not spanking new, they are absolutely 5 star standard. A very comfortable bed, crisp sheets, a lovely bathroom, etc.

Breakfast was truly excellent, and among the best hotel buffets I have ever had (if not the best). Truly amazing orange juice, an amazing spread of Chinese and Western food, and great fresh fruit. The staff were attentive and coffees, etc were quickly refilled.

The only issue is the cost. I got a corporate rate which made it expensive but not ridiculous. Personally I would not pay the rack rates I see posted online.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carla G
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64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Very good and nice htel very good located to visit Tianamen Square and The Forbbiden City (15 min. walking, aprox.). Amazing arcade.
Spa services and snack too expensive. Hamburguer around 40€, it doesn't use to be like this in China 5 stars hotels.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jordi P
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Hong Kong
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65 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

I have stayed in this hotel over a decade ago when Beijing still lacked good 5-star hotels. I stayed in Pen for 3 nights over the weekend becasue the travel agent offered me very good rate as compared to Raffles and Grand Hyatt.
The hotel is very central and accessibiliy. 5 min walk from the Line 1 subway station.
Hotel and rooms look the same as compared to when I stayed over 10 years ago.
Room is small by modern standard and that of Pen Standard. No separate shower and bath. Oldish looking vanity counter and sink.
Service at the Jing during breakfast is far below normal Pen standard. There is hardly any staff to attend to the need of the huge crowd as the restaruant is relatively large. It usually takes them 5-10 min to refill your cup of tea or coffee. Attitude of staff is friendly but it's just not enough staff to serve during breakfast. Again, food choice is so-so and not really up to Pen standard.
For the price/ rate my agent offered, I am contended. But if you are really expecting Pen standard in this hotel, you shall be disappointed.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HKG_Traveller2010
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Medium walking distance from Forbidden City and Tianamen Square and the shopping/food street Wangfujing this was a great hotel. Super luxury of course. Great service. Excellent variety of western+chinese breakfast. They also set up our tour to the Great Wall with a tour guide and driver (we paid for the lower priced group tour but ended up being the only two people signed up for the tour so we got a private tour!). Wasn't the cheapest tour but the guide was English speaking and well informed and we were happy overall. Also there is an indoor pool.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank scubacheese
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Mumbai, India
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Reached hotel bang at breakfast timings. had a great variety of breakfast we tried breakfast at thier restaurant jing which had buffet breakfast they served a wide array of Chinese and Western-style breakfast. The location was excellent and close to some of the the major attractions. Public transport is available cause this hotel is on the main road. The front desk is very helpful and they guided us well through our stay at Beijing. work-out facilities are good, but crowded in mornings.
The lobby is nice. The ATM is within the hotel complex and other banks are nearby.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas, United States
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253 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

This property purports to be a Peninsula property. The cars in the portico and the shops in the lobby support this assertion. However, the property itself is unimpressive. The rooms were fine, and the service was good. I know the room was expensive, but I just doesn't feel like a high end property. I saw very few hotels that look high end in Beijing, so perhaps this is commensurate with those in the city.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Clay S
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Property: The Peninsula Beijing
Address: No.8 Goldfish Lane, Wangfujing, Beijing 100006, China
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Location: China > Beijing > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#27 Family Hotel in Beijing
#32 Spa Hotel in Beijing
#48 Business Hotel in Beijing
#51 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
#177 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Peninsula Beijing 5*
Number of rooms: 525
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspired by China's imperial architecture, exquisite art and cultural traditions, newly opened The Peninsula Beijing combines timeless Chinese artistry and craftsmanship with cutting-edge Peninsula technology and service to set spectacular new standards in design, luxury and comfort. The hotel's 230 stunning new guest rooms (including 61 suites) starts from 60 square metres, the largest luxury hotel rooms in Beijing and among the most spacious in China. As one of first hotel in Beijing to offer a 24-hour check-in and check-out service to all of its guests. We also provide a seamless check-in process personally managed in each guest room or suite without guests having to wait at a reception counter or front desk. ... more   less 
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