This hotel is very impressive. They made good use of the space to make the room feel much larger than it was. The hotel is located walking distance from most of the big attractions in the area.I would recommend anyone going to Beijing to stay here.
Traveller from Elgin, IL
Located in the heart of Beijing, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall, Tiananmen …More
Though our room faced what is busiest street in Beijing, Chang An--11 lanes--our room was quiet with well sealed windows and cars don't honk much. The modern addition to this former palace is much like a Hyatt Regency atrium style hotel, with a fountain on the main level. It is attached to the 'Beijing Hotel' and Raffles, which make up most of the block. Two subway stations within 3-minute walk make access to extensive, user friendly, clean and cheap subway system very handy. Staff was pleasant and eager to please but my lack of Chinese skills and most staff speaking little English limited interaction. Concierge helpful in calling a taxi to go to Da Dong Peking duck restaurant; however a closer one of this well regarded chain is just
1 block N of hotel (discovered it walking by the following day). hotel wifi was pretty good: of course don't depend on Google or face book-blocked in China. public areas --cocktail/tea lounge unlively/quiet weekend and weeknights in April, but made decent drinks. Cafe restaurant with extensive buffet was popular but we didn't eat there. Gym is very small 3 treadmills, assortment of free weights and a few other things but neat; pool large and pleasant (a bit chilly); sauna was being repaired. a nice hotel not wow- location can't be beat. By going through the park across from hotel, one could enter forbidden city ticketing area.
Traveller from midwest USA
Located in Tiananmen East, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Beijing Goldenport Motor Park, Gate of Heavenly …More
An historical district, Dongcheng is home to a concentration of major sights and treasures including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City (Palace Museum). To the south, discover Wangfujing Street, a famous shopping boulevard that sees mostly foot traffic only. Here, more than 200 old Beijing brands still reign supreme including the Wuyutai Tea House and Shengxifu hat store.