The hotel exudes old world charm for those who like it, with modern comfort. The suites are well appointed with amenities that will pamper a tired mind in the hustle and bustle of Beijing. Its location is ideal for visiting TianAnMen and the Forbidden city, as well as the WangFuJing shopping area. The service staff are not particularly friendly, but are elegantly measured and polite. The only problem I encountered during my stay last winter was about the heating in the suite. It was too warm for comfort, and I could not find any temperature control. The service staff offerred me a fan which I declined as it would make much noise. I resorted to open the windows slightly to let a little of cold air in to moderate the heat. Overall, it is a very good hotel that I may return to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reflecting Oriental refinement and French élan, Raffles Beijing Hotel epitomises refinement and exclusivity. Established in the early 1900s, this luxury Beijing hotel was then proclaimed as “the only deluxe hotel in the Far East”. A century on, guest rooms and suites draw inspiration from the golden age of travel but are technologically enabled with discretion for 21st century living. Personality Suites pay homage to luminaries from the hotel’s fabled history while Raffles Inc Business Rooms cater to business travellers on the move.Indulge in gastronomic delights at this Beijing hotel. Innovative French cuisine takes centrestage at the elegant Jaan Restaurant which recalls the glamour of the 1920s with glittering chandeliers and its original timber dance floor.The vibrant East 33 meanwhile offers international fare and the popular weekend Seafood Extravaganza.Ideally situated at the crossroads of famous Chang An Avenue and the district of Wangfujing, Raffles Beijing Hotel lies in the heart of the prestigious business and commercial districts, a few minutes from historical attractions such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, the Silk Market, and modern marvels such as the ‘Water Cube’ National Swimming Centre and ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium which captured the world’s imagination during the Summer Olympics of 2008. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Raffles Hotel Beijing
- Beijing Raffles Hotel
- Raffles Beijing