Beijing Redwall Hotel Forbidden City

3 stars
31 North Shatan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100009
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
33 reviews
great location

great location, very close to forbidden city. affordable price See full review

  • yzhang
  • Jun 25, 2013
Great Hotel

Hotel was great. Most employess spoke good english, they where very helpful. Rooms were clean,... See full review

  • Medicteague[@]
  • May 2, 2011
Elegantly placed within walking distance from the Forbidden City, the Beijing Redwall Hotel Forbidden City welcomes guests to get in touch with ancient wisdom, modern life and contemporary civilization of Beijing. The Jinshan and Beihai Royal Park, the most famous shopping center of Beijing-Wangfujing street are all within a few minutes walk. The guest in our hotel may jog in the imperial park in the morning and may watch the shadow of palace lantern in the palace canal. After a busy day, with friends drink wine at Shichahai Bar Street near the hotel and enjoy the serenity and the prosperity that mixes ancient history and modern culture of China The buildings of the hotel are arranged like a court which is similar to European hotel and is different from the normal hotel of high buildings. The construction area of the hotel is 14000 square meters. The hotel has 189 rooms of modern decoration or Chinese court style. The soft tone of the hotel, the elegant and bright lobby, the classic and exquisite decoration and natural& romantic design appear cultural tinge. The hotel makes the guest feel coming home. Beijing Redwall Hotel always obey the personalization and warmth service idea ,has strict and professional management group. The staffs of Redwall Hotel welcome your coming by passional and cordial hearts.

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Beijing Redwall Hotel Forbidden City Rooms

Standard Room with free internet and complimentary water
Standard Room with 2 twin beds or 1 double bed equipped with Minibar, Shower, Bath, Safety Deposit Box, Pay TV, TV, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Toilet, Bathroom, Heating, Cable TV, Tea/Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Iron, Refrigerator, Work Desk, Slippers.
Deluxe Room with free internet and complimentary water
Deluxe Room with 2 twin beds equipped with Minibar, Shower, Bath, Safety Deposit Box, Pay TV, TV, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Toilet, Bathroom, Heating, Cable TV, Tea/Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Iron, Refrigerator, Work Desk, Slippers.
Traditional Chinese Style Standard Room with free internet and complimentary water
Traditional Chinese Style Standard Room with 2 twin beds or 1 king bed Chinese Garden view. Located on floors 1?. 28 square meters (301 square feet). Patio, Chinese decor. Desk and upholstered chair. Bathroom with shower as well as hairdryer, makeup mirror, and slippers. Air conditioning,Complimentary high-speed Internet access, Cable TV with pay movies . Direct dial phone. Safe box.Complimentary water.
Economic Single Room with free internet and complimentary water
Standard Single Room with 1 double bed equipped with Minibar, Shower, Bath, Safety Deposit Box, Pay TV, TV, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Toilet, Bathroom, Heating, Cable TV, Tea/Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Iron, Refrigerator, Work Desk, Slippers.
Executive Room
Room with 1 double bed equipped with Minibar, Shower, Bath, Safety Deposit Box, Pay TV, TV, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Toilet, Bathroom, Heating, Cable TV, Tea/Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Iron, Refrigerator, Work Desk, Slippers.
Luxe Suite
Room with 1 double bed equipped with Minibar, Shower, Bath, Safety Deposit Box, Pay TV, TV, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Toilet, Bathroom, Heating, Cable TV, Tea/Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Iron, Refrigerator, Work Desk, Slippers.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access
Wheelchair accessible elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Forbidden City: 0.8 mi
  • Beihai Park: 0.9 mi
  • Wangfujing: 1.2 mi
  • Fragrant Hills Park: 1.4 mi
  • Beijing National Grand Theater: 1.4 mi
  • Lama Temple: 1.6 mi
  • Jing An Temple: 1.8 mi
  • Xicheng: 2.1 mi
  • Sanlitun: 2.6 mi
  • Temple of Heaven: 3.1 mi
  • Beijing Zoo: 4 mi
  • Panjiayuan Market: 4 mi
  • Capital Museum: 4.4 mi
  • Great Bell Temple: 4.4 mi
  • Water Cube: 4.8 mi
  • Forbidden City: 0.8 mi
  • Beihai Park: 0.9 mi
  • Wangfujing: 1.2 mi
  • Fragrant Hills Park: 1.4 mi
  • Beijing National Grand Theater: 1.4 mi
  • Lama Temple: 1.6 mi
  • Jing An Temple: 1.8 mi
  • Xicheng: 2.1 mi
  • Sanlitun: 2.6 mi
  • Temple of Heaven: 3.1 mi
  • Beijing Zoo: 4 mi
  • Panjiayuan Market: 4 mi
  • Capital Museum: 4.4 mi
  • Great Bell Temple: 4.4 mi
  • Water Cube: 4.8 mi
  • Olympic Green: 6.4 mi
  • Summer Palace: 8.1 mi
  • Old Summer Palace: 8.2 mi
  • Shijingshan: 9.2 mi
  • Marco Polo Bridge: 11 mi
  • Beijing National Stadium: 18.4 mi
  • Ming Tombs: 24.8 mi
  • Juyongguan: 31 mi
  • Mutianyu: 35.7 mi
  • Badaling: 38.2 mi
  • Jinshanling: 68.4 mi
  • Simatai: 73.1 mi

Dining

Rison Coffee
provide Western food ,coffee,snack.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
0800
Check-out:
1500

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (33)

Ratings and reviews for Beijing Redwall Hotel Forbidden City

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 33
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.8

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Westerner
Business
Chicago, IL
Oct 25, 2011

Great location, hard beds

Hotel was a decent value. We would have been quite happy except for one thing--the beds were extremely hard. It was like sleeping on box springs without a mattress. Not sure who could be comfortable on those beds! But location was great (close to Forbidden City) and staff was helpful. If you like a firm bed...very firm, then you'll be happy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Miss A from DC
Business
Washington, DC
Oct 11, 2011

Fab Location, Clean and Near Dongsi Subway Stop

The hotel is an easy walk or even easier rickshaw ride from the Forbidden City, Beihai Park, Tiananmen Square, and lots of quaint restaurants. The nearest subway stop is Dongsi. The room was quite small, but very clean and had free wi-fi. Tea and an electric kettle were provided. There was ample hot water. Breakfast was not included in the hotel price but was available for about US$6. The hotel offered a prompt laundry service and there is a no-commission foreign currency exchange office on-site which was very convenient. I highly recommend for anyone on a budget looking for reliable, clean accommodation on a quiet street that still manages to be in the heart of lots of action.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Don't be afraid to take the subway in Beijing. It only costs 40 cents a ride. It's incredibly clean and all signs are marked in English.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Carol from LA
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sep 1, 2011

Redwall Hotel in Beijing

This hotel is at best below average. iI stayed here in August 2011, for three nights. I switched rooms the first night because of a flodded bathroom. Room number two had dirty carpeting and very poor lighting. Good location for public transport and had the ability of booking tours etc. in the hotel. The food was average. However, I would not stay here again..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

A few good shops close by and good restuarants for dining.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RoteZora
Business
Newcastle, Australia
Aug 2, 2011

Good value

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. It was very close to major attractions (Tiananmen, Forbidden City); the only problem was the massed tour groups who were virtually on the hotel steps every day! Otherwise, many attractions were within walking distance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

*Don't* accept an offer from one of the many pedicab / rickshaw drivers just outside the hotel. They will tell you that any attraction nearby will cost "three." Like me, you might assume this means three yuan; after asking to go to Tiananmen Square, I was taken on a zig-zag ride through local hutongs, dumped nowhere near Tiananmen, and told the cost (as per a previously unseen printed card) is actually 300 yuan. It was made quite clear I would be hit if I didn't comply. It's supposed to be the oldest Beijing trick in the book, so don't fall for it and grab a taxi instead!

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Disappointed in Beijing
Business
San Francisco, CA
Jul 25, 2011

THIS IS NOT A 4-STAR HOTEL

[...] By any standard, this is no more than a 2-star hotel. Filthy, stained carpets, mildew on the bathroom floor and in shower, outdated furniture and fixtures, no working phone or refrigerator (although the phone & fridge were fixed upon request). This was in an upgraded Executive room![...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
beijing
Jul 2, 2011

pretty good

nice location and enviroment, lobby staff was so nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
CAboman
Business
Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico
Jul 2, 2011

Real bad

Such a dirty and nasty place. Did smell so bad, the room, I had to leave the window open. bath exhaust on and perhaps 3 hours later may smell better. Mattress in such bad shape, so hard, you'll sleep in coils not cushion left. Towels were old rags. Carpet so dirty true out the whole place and room, real bad. All stained.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Beijing Redwall Hotel Forbidden City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 19, 2011

Misrepresented

It was a simple hotel, nothing special. I upgraded my room to the traditional room with King bed, view and small balcony which I never got. I got a double bed, no view, 1 window looking out to the walkway which I had to keep it closed. Basically, I was staying in a closed box. Room was clean and wasn't too bed. The location wasn't that great. On the map, it shows that it was closed to downtown but in fact, it is not. No restaurant close by and it's even a challenge for some taxi driver to find it. In general, it was a disappointing experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Go to where the hotel is close to TianAnmen

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
WA
May 30, 2011

redwall hotel in beijing

The staff was friendly and helpful. They also spoke English. The bellboys were nice enough to give us directions to stores and restaurants. Awesome little restaurant down the street- very cheap. Make sure you select nonsmoking when you book otherwise you may get one of the rooms that smell like cigarettes, but the staff was good about giving us a new nonsmoking room. My friends couldn't change theirs since there were no more left, but they were able to find some spray that got rid of the smell. The beds are VERY firm. Our rooms did not have a tub or shower stall. There was a curtain for the shower area and a drain in the floor by the toilet. Water spread everywhere after a shower and the pool of water almost reached our bathroom door. I had to use towels to mop it up so I did slip when I was at the sink and mirror. The maids were kind of hesitant about giving extra towels to my friend. I think they might have thought that there were extra people in our room or something.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

You can catch a bus if you don't want to walk the 2 or 3 large blocks to the subway. Check out Lynne's store in the pearl market(Hong Qiao Market #4312). Great prices, nice staff, and beautiful authentic fresh and sea water pearls.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Detroit, MI
May 26, 2011

Close to the

The hotel is in a good location, close to some Sightseeing spots. The Forbidden City is just 10 min. walk away. People at the hotel are friendly and ready to help you with directions or anything else. The hotel is older, the rooms are small and ordinary but kept clean. It is a fair price for what they offer. Internet is also available, but not as wireless, as I first thought. You have to take your laptop with you. Overall, I would mostly recommend the hotel, for a 2-4 day trip, for those who are traveling the hole day or as backpackers. If you like more comfort, it is not a good choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Forbidden City is just 10 min.walk. The easiest way to get to other good sightseeing sports is to take taxi, which is cheep, or first the bus,( 101) and than change to subway. ( line 2,5)

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