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Raffles Beijing Hotel (Běijīng fàndiàn Láifóshì)

At a Glance

    Pros

  • within easy walking distance of the Forbidden City
  • nifty location for sightseeing
  • switched-on staff
  • spacious rooms

    Cons

  • pricey restaurants
  • not in the right part of town for business travellers
  • occasional problems with the pool

Raffles Beijing Hotel (Běijīng fàndiàn Láifóshì) Review

Raffles is an iconic brand in Asia and this property certainly doesn't disappoint; in 2006, Singaporean designer Grace Soh transformed half of what used to be the Beijing Hotel into a vivid, modern space (crystal chandeliers in the lobby; a grand white staircase enveloped in a royal-blue carpet) while retaining its history—service is excellent, and the location, for tourism purposes, is flawless. The atrium is adorned with 13 large cloth lanterns in olive green, plum, purple, and yellow—a welcome change from the ubiquitous red. The presidential suite is one of the most luxurious in Beijing. For dining, choose between French and Italian restaurants, while the Writer's Bar is replete with large leather armchairs and dark, polished floors.

    Hotel Details

  • 171 rooms, 24 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 03-21-2013

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