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Grand Hotel Beijing (Běijīng Guìbīnlóu fàndiàn)

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • good location
  • classic decor
  • great rooftop views

    Cons

  • disappointing dining
  • confusing layout
  • little atmosphere

Grand Hotel Beijing (Běijīng Guìbīnlóu fàndiàn) Review

This high-end option on the north side of Chang'an Avenue blends ancient traditions with modern comforts—the classic Chinese gateway at the hotel's entrance is a particularly nice touch—and true convenience (it's close to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, and some rooms have views of the latter), along with some grandly decorated suites. Book the "Emperor" and get ready for an extravaganza of antique carved furniture, landscape scrolls, and fiercely carved wooden room dividers. A range of dining options is at hand (note: the non-Chinese food isn't up to snuff) but you also should plan to enjoy sunsets on the terrace bar, which has a Cinerama vista of the Forbidden City (only open from May through October, from 5 to 9:30 pm). All in all, the service doesn't compare to some of the other more fancy foreign-managed hotels nearby, but then you'll be paying less than those staying at Raffles next door.

    Hotel Details

  • 214 rooms, 50 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 03-21-2013

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