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“Perfect location in downtown Beijing”
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Prime Hotel
Ranked #59 of 6,530 Hotels in Beijing
Reviewed May 31, 2006

I stayed at this hotel for 5 days/4 nights. Got a nice rate of 105€/night for a Club floor.
Check in was very quick and smooth.
Rooms are very big and nice. Very comfortable. The bathroom was nice with shower AND bath, although a bit old...
The lobby is very big and impressive.
I did regret the lack of international channels on satellite TV : only CNN and HBO were available...
I tried the foot massage service which decent but expensive, and I do not recommend.
Did have a peak at the pool but did not try it...
We made a 1 day trip to Great Wall for less than 30€... very nice and easy.
Breakfast is fairly good, but would never recommend having dinner at the buffet because it's extremely expensive and not worth it considering the wealth of good adresses in Beijing (check out the surroundings of lake Qianhai at night!!!).

But the best point about hte hotel is its location. Right on Wang Fu Jing, the main commercial street in Beijing. It's in the center of the town. About 10mn (walking) away from northern entrance of Forbidden City and Jingshan Park, and 15mn from Beihai Park. And it's about 30mn away from Tian An Men square.
If you like to do urban trekking, but being based on a nice 4* western-like (but Chinese) hotel I surely would recommend this place ! The only places I took a taxi to go to were the summer Palace and the Great Wall...

  • Stayed: May 2006
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21  Thank faucondesiam
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Reviewed May 23, 2006

I chose to stay at the Prime Hotel based on other reviews, which were right on the money. I had a room on the 9th floor. It was really big as was the bathroom. You could tell the hotel wasn't new but everything was in nice condition. Staff all spoke some English and were quite helpful. I signed up for a tour to the Great Wall for 350 RMB at the concierge. The only thing they didn't mention on the itinerary was that the tour included stops at "state owned" factories/stores for jade, tea and pottery. Oh well, went with the flow and had an enjoyable time. Don't forget to shop at the Silk market. This was a good hotel for my first visit to Beijing.

  • Stayed: May 2006
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11  Thank JC7908
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Reviewed April 17, 2006

Just stayed at the Prime in Beijing. Excellent value - nice hotel/good location/excellent standards and service (if limited English spoken!- but thats China for you)
Only one real criticism - the pool and spa areas are dire!!! The pool room was cold,dirty and unwelcoming - (I was assured it was in use for guests but we decided against using it!) The spa needs a serious facelift - shabby and dark and unkempt with tatty carpets and furnishings. Massage was very good though.
If swimming and pampering are important aspects of your stay - dont stay here!!
Otherwise it was a lovely place to stay. Staff v friendly and wanting to help.

17  Thank thegaveys
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Reviewed April 1, 2006

My wife and I stayed at the Prime Hotel in early March 2006. The Hotel was fine. I would not call it a full 5-star hotel, but it is very good. The room was large and comfortable (we were upgraded to a deluxe room). The well-apointed marble bathroom had both a tub and a separate shower. The only complaint would be that the shower leaked some water onto the marble floor.

The location is convenient to the major shopping district down the street, and is also close to the Forbidden City. There are a number of restaurants nearby, as well as small shops to buy fruit/bottled water/etc.

The weather was quite cold is early March, and we even had some snow.

  • Stayed: March 2006
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9  Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed March 22, 2006

Just returned from Prime Hotel, Beijing. We stayed on the executive floor, which was well worth paying that bit extra. Room was spotless, but the hot breakfast was always cold so we lived on bread, fruit etc. Hotel provided my wife with birthday cake, which was a nice touch. Service was good. location excellent. The only real problem we encountered was that the staff spoke very little english and it could be very frustrating trying to explain, but got there with sign-language etc! We would certainly stay there again.

6  Thank sodemall
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Reviewed March 14, 2006

We stayed at the Prime Hotel for 4 nights and found it to be excellent on all counts.
Our check in was quick and painless and the room was spacious and clean.
The staff have good English and respond quickly to your requests.
We had a slight problem with the air conditioner but it wasn't a big enough deal to detract from the overall picture.
This hotel is nicely located for access to a range of things to do and see in inner Beijing.
We would stay at the Prime again any time.

  • Stayed: February 2006
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5  Thank Roysta
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Reviewed February 26, 2006

MAKE SURE YOU TAKE YOUR HOTEL NAME IN CHINESE CHARACTERS and the phone number when you land in Beijing. All hotels have a Chinese name and a western name and the taxi drivers don't understand or know the western names.

That said, the Prime Hotel is in a great location for walking to the Forbidden City and Tiannemien Square during the day and to restaurants and shopping on Wafujing Street at night.

The rooms are comfortable and clean with huge bathrooms with both tub and separate shower.

We found the hotel staff helpful and the doorman particularly so in helping negotiate a price with a taxi driver to a remote spot on the Great Wall.

I would definitely consider staying here again when in Beijing and looking for a centrally located tourist location.

  • Stayed: November 2005
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12  Thank redheadca
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Address: No.2 Wangfujing Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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 ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#32 Spa Hotel in Beijing
#33 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
#53 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
#72 Business Hotel in Beijing
Price Range: $76 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Prime Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 402
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