The top selling hotels receive glowing reviews more often than not, and yet there is always some drawbacks which could decide whether you will stay there. Here we put the positive aspects and the negative ones together for your reference.
#Sofitel Wanda Beijing (北京万达索菲特大饭店) From CNY 1125
Location: 93 Jianguo Road, Tower C Wanda Plaza, Chaoyang District, Beijing
The hotel is a well located in regards to sightseeing and shopping also.Tiananmen square and the Forbidden City are a short taxi ride away (depending on traffic) and there is quality shopping in the area. The rooms while in an aged hotel are stylishly furnished. One obvious weakness is its poor staff training. Tips:Choose higher-up rooms for gorgerous views — Executive floor rooms are of greater value! Super service by staff in executive lounge
#Beijing Pangu 7 Star Hotel (盘古七星大酒店) From CNY 1791
Location: 27 North Fourth Ring Middle Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
It provides spacious rooms of all types. The reception can organise any trip you need to take, self-drive, by taxi or with a guide. The hotel is handy to the airport and getting out of town, less handy to the city center — Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City are about 45 minutes away, depending on traffic.Average services are another downsides. Tips: Make sure you overlook the Olympic village
# Park Hyatt Beijing (北京柏悦酒店) From CNY 1276
Location: 2 Jianguomenwai Main Street, Chaoyang District
Just steps away from the modern Beijing subway with access to lines 1 and 10 (a quick 5-stop trip to the Forbidden Palace and Tiananmen Square), the luxurious retreat in the middle of city has many positive features, such as spacious rooms and attentive services.Free Wifi throughout the hotel is a plus for business travellers. A nit-pick about the bathroom: the open design which you may find comfortable with and hard to catch a cab
#Fairmont Beijing (北京华彬费尔蒙酒店) From CNY 1700
Location: 8 Yong’an Dongli, Jianguo Menwai Main Street, Chaoyang District
The feature of the luxury hotel is its undoubtedly excellent services — staff people will come help you if you fall on a sidewalk several blocks away. Breakfast is of good quality, which is not that common in China. The hotel is in a quiet business area, may not for people who like to be in the middle of action. However, it is close to the airport (only 30-40 min away even during peak hours)
Though easily qualifying as a five star hotel, it is lacking hype for a WOW impression.
# Four Seasons Hotel Beijing (北京四季酒店) From CNY 1353
Location:48 Liangmaqiao Road, Beijing
It is a relatively new hotel opened in the fall of 2012, featuring beautifully appointed rooms, professional and friendly staff and wonderful Italian restaurant. You can ask the hotel to help you find a tour guide. What lodgers most quibble about is its Location in East Third Ring, the hotel iss a bit out of the way from the major attractions in the downtown, and it is hard to get a taxi. A bonus point goes to the metro station nearby and a superb shopping center. The poor sound insulation of interconnecting rooms have poor sound insulation might be another problem.