Stayed here for a weekend. Chose this hotel based on a previous pleasant stay at Hotel Eclat Taipei, and this Beijing hotel certainly did not disappoint.
As other reviewers have pointed out, the modern hotel is like a contemporary art gallery with artwork at the entrance, lobby and even at the corridors of each floor. The rooms are well decorated, spotlessly clean and equipped with all sorts of gadgets, including a remote control of bed light in the shape of a gun. The bathroom is large with a bath tub, walk-in shower and a Japanese style bidet. Full amenities and free wi-fi are provided.
The afternoon tea at the lounge, which is free to staying guests, is delicious with a choice of canapes and cakes. The half-buffet breakfast is also nice albeit a smaller selection which is understandable given the smaller number of rooms here compared to large hotels. Service is better than many hotels in China.
The hotel is located next to a middle-to-top end shopping mall with a number of eateries including DingTaiFung. A few minutes walk to the subway station but one probably needs to change lines to get to most tourist attractions (which involves quite a bit of stair walking).
I can't find any fault with this hotel and would recommend to everyone. This comes with a quite heavy price tag, but I think it's worth a try.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A gleaming glass pyramid envelopes Hotel Eclat which is part of the architecturally striking Parkview Green development in Fangcaodi with designer boutiques, restaurants and cinemas. Modern, light and wonderfully spacious, this all-suite boutique hotel has a fitness centre and a stunning contemporary art collection.This has to be one of the city’s most elegant hotels and the keyword here is privacy. The rooms are inordinately generous, many with a private terrace and some with their own pool. A truly astounding art collection includes pieces by Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Zeng Fangzhi.Our luxury Beijing accommodations are designed to surround you with style, but also equipped with the latest technology to meet the demands of today’s traveler -including fast and free Wi-Fi and high speed internet to help you stay connected to the world. 24-hour access to Éclat Lounge with complimentary breakfast buffet, all day light refreshments and a delicious selection of afternoon canapés. Complimentary Wi-Fi and broadband access. Panasonic massage chair. Separate rainforest shower and bathtub. Bang & Olufsen audio system. IPod/ iPhone dock. Oversized 3D LCD TV with Blu-Ray DVD. Access to CD and DVD library. LCD TV in bathroom. Exclusive Miller Harris London bathroom amenities. Complimentary Illy capsule coffee and Revolution Tea selection. Complimentary mini-bar, branded mineral water. In-room Bar with a full range of beverages and Riedel glassware.The joy of staying here is the accessibility to designer shopping and a wealth of restaurants. Located in the heart of the Embassy District, the hotel is also within easy reach of the major city attractions and after a busy day sightseeing, the clubs and bars of Sanlitun are virtually on the doorstep.Convenient location with shopping, restaurants on the doorstep, spacious accommodation, suites with private pool, superb art collection, fine dining. ... more less
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