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Trip Report Beijing and Environs

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Sorry I haven't been around here in a while.... my wife and I got back from a week long trip to Beijing and the Great Wall. We had a great time... I've put most of my comments in a report already on a food focused forum here:
https://forums.egullet.org/topic/153441-week-in-beijing-and-environs-foodblog/

Since I didn't really make any comments about the hotel, I'll talk about that here. We stayed for 7 nights at the Waldorf Astoria Beijing - split in the middle spending 2 nights at the Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu.

We initially picked the WA because it was a great deal. Great location near many tourist sites and subway station, and since it's a relatively new hotel (about a year old) they provided some great discounts which made it much cheaper than most of the other hotels in its class.

The basic "deluxe" room was top notch - nice sized, beautiful bathroom.. the service in this hotel is probably some of the best we have had anywhere, and that includes the Pen in BKK, Four Seasons in Chiang Mai, Samui and Singapore.... they really did bend over backwards to help us be happy and comfortable.

Also, when we returned from our 2 night sojourn at the wall, we got a free room upgrade to their best room that wasn't a suite. It was ridiculous - absolutely stunning. I didn't even ask - they offered when we checked in.

The Brickyard was a nice place - but not nearly on the level of the WA.. but that wasn't expected. But the view from our room was beautiful, and the service was very good.

I'll be checking in from time to time over the next week or so to answer any questions people may have.....

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