Beijing Hotel Reviews

Luxury Hotels in Beijing (5-Star Hotels)

Swissotel Beijing
Swissotel, Beijing Although it’s beginning to show its age, Swissotel can’t be beaten for service, its a superb location and great facilities.
Located on the Second Ring Road, with Dongsishitiao subway station literally right outside the door, the hotel provides easy access to Beijing’s CBD and the main sights of the city center. Staff are very efficient and friendly. Rates can drop as low as $100, but usually start at around $130. The only real problem with the Swissotel Beijing is that the rooms, although spacious and well-appointed, are a little bland. Hotel facilities, meanwhile, are excellent, offering all you would expect from the Swissotel brand. One of Beijing’s best high-end options.
Address: 2 Chanoyangmen Bei Dajie Web: www.swissotel.com Ph. (010) 6526 8855
Subway: Dongsishitiao
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Kempinksi Hotel, Beijing
Kempinski Hotel, Beijing Catering mainly to business travelers and tour groups, the Kempinski Hotel might be located too far from the action for independent tourists.
But the Beijing branch of this deluxe world-wide chain doesn’t disappoint. It boasts very efficient staff and first-rate facilities. There are German, Japanese and Cantonese restaurants in the hotel and many more dining options in the adjoined Lufthansa Center. Discounted rates start from around $200 per night. The rooms are well-appointed and appealing, but could use a makeover to fix up some of the old-ish furniture and the outdated televisions. Staff say that such an upgrade is coming soon.
Address: 50 Liangmaqiao Lu Web: www.kempinski.com/beijing Ph. (010) 6465 3388
Subway: Liangmahe
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China World Hotel
The China World Hotel takes pride of place in Beijing’s World Trade Center district, nestled in between the twin towers.
A regal lobby conjures high expectations for the rooms and, for the most part, they don’t disappoint. Rooms are plush and spacious with a good-sized working space. The staff at the China World Hotel are a little dour but are helpful and efficient enough. Prices are high: for a standard room you’re looking at $230 minimum. Hotel facilities are practically endless and are all top notch. However, keep in mind that the neighboring 4 star Traders Hotel shares the China World Hotel’s facilities and is much cheaper.
Address: 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie Web: www.shangri-la.com Ph. (010) 6505 2266
Subway: Guomao
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Beijing International Hotel
Beijing International Hotel The grand Beijing International Hotel, located on Beijing’s main east/west drag, is starting to show its age.
Opened in 1987, the lobby and restaurants (including the 28th floor Starlight Revolving Restaurant) remain suitably grand but the rooms are starting to look a little old and musty. Nevertheless, the location, which provides easy access to Wangfujing and Tiananmen Square as well as the CBD, is excellent. Rooms can be had here for as little as $100. The Beijing International Hotel boasts the full range of facilities and service is reasonably efficient if somewhat indifferent. The hotel managed to pull the 5 Star Diamond Award in 2007 so they must be doing something right.
Address: 9 Jianguomennei Dajie Web: www.bih.com.cn Ph. (010) 6512 6688
Subway: Jianguomen
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Zhaolong Hotel
Zhaolong Hotel, Beijing The Zhaolong Hotel is a very respectable 5 star offering that is quite a bit cheaper than the other hotels in this category.
Accordingly, service levels and facilities might be a little lower at the Zhaolong Hotel, but it certainly does evoke the feeling of a high-end hotel. The rooms are stately and appealing, decorated in a way that makes some of the older furniture blend instead of being a liability. Discounted rates start at about $110. On the downside the elevators are very slow and the level of English spoken isn’t as high as at other hotels in this category. Meanwhile this must be one of the few (or only?) 5 star hotels in the world that has a youth hostel adjoined to it.
Address: 2 Gongrentiyuchang Bei Lu Web: www.zhaolonghotel.com.cn Ph. (010) 6597 2299
Subway: Tuanjiehu
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