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Hotel Kunlun (Běijīng Kūnlún fàndiàn)

At a Glance

    Pros

  • gorgeous decors throughout
  • well-finished, restful rooms
  • a good choice of dining

    Cons

  • staff can be a little slow
  • not a top choice for sightseeing
  • quite business-orientated

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Hotel Kunlun (Běijīng Kūnlún fàndiàn) Review

With a magnificently spectacular series of restaurants, bars, and lounges, this hotel nearly trumps the Forbidden City for sheer magic and splendor. Some public areas play up all that chinoiserie, thanks to Dragon Empress carved dividers, gigantic lanterns, sofa fabrics that could be satin ceremonial robes, gigantic smiling Buddhas (one, a wall-wide face looming over a bar), plus other salons that will make you feel like you're the last emperor. Or you can opt for the more modern lounges, often majestically grand spaces made cozy with sofas, tasseled velvet cushions, and fine teak furnishings—wow, is this the overlooked hotel stunner of Beijing? Topped by a revolving restaurant, this 28-story tower has high ambitions, which is no small wonder since it was named after China's Kunlun Mountains, which feature prominently in the nation's mythology. Thankfully, the guest rooms—all restful and contemporary-in-style cocoons—are a welcome relief from the decor fireworks elsewhere. From the spacious Basic rooms to the Superior suites adorned with chic furnishings, they're all done in a low-key but blissfully tranquil style. Of course, after the feast for your eyes offered by the half-dozen restaurants you'll want to enjoy some real feasts from their wide breadth of Asian cuisine. The Kunlun isn't too far from the nightlife hotspot of Sanlitun for when you want to kick up your 4-inch Louboutin heels. Surprisingly, this hotel is popular with Chinese business travelers, a testament to the excellent facilities and every-dollar-shows-decor, but stylemeisters will also love this place.

    Hotel Details

  • 600 rooms, 50 suites
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-23-2013

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