Raffles Beijing Hotel
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- Raffles Beijing HotelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
This is an excellent property in a location that is very convenient to the Forbidden City. Exec Rooms are 600 square feet and feel more like small suites than the typical hotel room. They are well appointed and very comfortable.
The public spaces feel a bit institutional. I'd classify the public space design as "cookie cutter" luxury. Not much in terms of distinct touches. The bad choice of cliche classical music tunes reinforces this. The guest rooms are much more distinctive than the public spaces. Book this property for the rooms but plan to go elsewhere to hang out.
With respect to the rooms, only negatives are the bath products and the doors. The bath products are the typical Raffles product line which smells like cheap men's fitness center soap. The doors are very hard to open and close. There are also some design flaws. For some reason they've placed the bathtub in the room with the toilet vs. placing the toilet in its own separate room.
All-in-all a good property but I stil prefer the Peninsula.
Excellent!2415 reviews across the web.
- Guests recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway.
- Location97% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
- Ambiance94% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
- Service93% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Hotel93% thought it was clean.
- GroundsNice grounds. 83% of the guests liked it.
- Food78% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
Four distinctive on-site restaurants and bars offer fashionable dining. Cuisine selections range from modern French at Jaan, to sophisticated Asian and western dishes prepared at East 33. High Tea is presented at La Vie. Large parties, intimate gatherings and corporate conventions are accommodated in the hotel's flexible function rooms that boast intelligent lighting systems, dimmable, motorized batons and high-tech equipment. Enhanced property amenities include a business center, fitness center, an indoor pool, on-site boutiques and tennis courts.
This property offers 171 guestrooms that display intricate Oriental detail intertwined with exquisite French design. Standard rooms blend traditional charm with modern sophistication to produce features such as inviting seating areas, timber flooring and five-fixture bathrooms with twin washbasins and marble-tiled floors. Executive rooms grant private lounge privileges. Opulent décor extends a gracious welcome in the hotel's Grand and Landmark Suites, distinguished by period furnishings that reflect this region's imperial past. The Presidential Suite showcases four luxurious bedrooms, a private meeting room, a mini theater, a study, a gym and Roman-style bathrooms with a spa tub and sauna.