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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
One week in Beijing

PRO: 1. Staff communicate well in English. 2. Close to some major attractions. CON: A little far... See full review

  • KimC
  • Jun 29, 2013
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.

Hotel Map

39.9244 116.4035
Area served
The center fo Beijing.Right before the Forbidden City.
Nearby airports
Beijing Capital International Airport is 25.35km from the Redwall Hotel , center of Beijing city. It is not only an aviation gateway of Beijing and a window for international communication, but also a radial center for China civil aviation network.
Area description
The Forbidden City, Jinshan and Beihai Royal Park, the most famous shopping centre of Beijing-Wangfujing street are all within a few minutes by walk.

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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
  • Tiananmen Square: 1.1 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
  • Forbidden City: 0.8 mi
  • Beihai Park: 0.9 mi
  • Tiananmen Square: 1.1 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

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 33
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
2.8
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.5

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KimC
San Francisco
Jun 29, 2013

One week in Beijing

PRO: 1. Staff communicate well in English. 2. Close to some major attractions. CON: A little far from Subway.

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

4
5.01.0
Galen
Terrebonne, OR, USA
Jun 1, 2013

Great place to stay.

This hotel is in a great location to see many sights as well in the center of the city. I stayed in a budget room and was very fine the Internet worked very well in my room. One CCTV English speaking TV world news station Chanel so, no HBO. Room very clean and quite as for the staff they were very helpful. I will stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

You can find a 24 hour small grocery store just down the street(150ft) with a good selection and great prices. Bring your own cloth shopping bag from home it will save time at the checkout.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Don't know Mandarin
Beijing
Jun 12, 2012

Okay for the price

It was difficult getting to the hotel because the taxi drivers didn't seem to recognize it.

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

4
5.01.0
fjoel87
Nagasaki, Prefectura de Nagasaki, Japón
Dec 31, 2011

Close to the Forbiden city

The Hotel was very close to the Forbiden City, was a few blocks and you get there. You can also go by a taxi if you don`t want to walk. It takes several minutes to get to the entrance. Besides this the Hotel is in a quiet place and the room was confortable and very clean.

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

4
5.01.0
SF Seal
Vallejo, CA, USA
Dec 15, 2011

Good Beijing basecamp

Overall the Hotel was a good recharge point. I didn't travel around the world to spend all my time in the hotel so not having things such as cable tv or room service were not a big deal. the lcoation of the hotel is about a block to the Forbidden City and Behai park and close to the subway. Taxi's are everywhere and are relatively cheap so no worries about transportation. There are two restuarants in the hotel. One western, the other Chinese. The western lounge\cafe has a pool table and a younger crowd but it is comfortable and the food is not bad. The Chinese restuarant has a decent breakfast buffet inspite of the weak coffee. I would not recommend going there for other meals unless you speak Mandarin as it can be difficult to communicate your order (the waitress I dealt with had little english skills but certainly tried). If you are wondering about bringing a laptop to surf the internet or view your digital photos - bring it. While the hotel offers free internet and PC for rent, the PC's are in Mandarin so it is very difficult to perform an action on the PC that isn't within Explorer (I had to update a PC with Java to reach my companies VPN and it took about an hour). As far as recharging\plugging in electronics: The rooms have built in adapters to allow the western style (USA) plugs without needing anything additional. Keep in mind that if you plan to charge your camera\cell phone while having breakfast -don't. When you leave the room you'll take your card with you which will turn off the power to the room. The power only works when you place your room card in the slot near the front door. Great way to save electricity, but a bummer if you were counting on your camera\phone being charged after breakfast. If you are looking for a hotel that offers food, hot shower, clean safe room (might be small for two people) and a central location the Redwall is a great choice.

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

2
5.01.0
Carol from LA
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
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Go to where the hotel is close to TianAnmen

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
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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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Philadephia
May 8, 2011

OK hotel, kind of...

This hotel was good for the price. It was clean and comfortable. The furniture was modern but the room a bit small since they stuffed too much nice furniture in it. No breakfast (but you can buy it). Free internet in the room. My only two complaint is the staff was not too friendly. When I checked out it was raining and I asked them to call a taxi for me. One referred me to another and the last told me to go to the street and hire one (which I did while raining). Another complaint is that it is located in a very poor area and there is not much there to see unless you walk a few city blocks to a better location or hire a cab. But, for the price and a short trip, it is ok.

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

4
5.01.0
Nomadbelat
Maryland
Apr 28, 2011

Very Happy

This hotel is in a very convenient location. I am a walker, and the hotel is near the Forbidden City, Hou Hai, and Wangfujing Street. Even if you are not a walker, you can catch a cab very easily right outside of the hotel. The closest subway stop is about a 15 minute walk, but on my way there one day, I happened upon an early morning market full of people and fruits and vegetables. Anyway, the hotel. It has a safe in the room, a refrigerator, and cable television. However, it does not have satellite so you will only get one English channel, CCTV9. That's ok, because I didn't go to China to watch tv! However, after a long day of sightseeing and shopping, an alternative to CCTV9 would be nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful especially since I attempted to use my limited Chinese whenever possible. Also, there is a beautiful hutong right next to the hotel that has a few restaurants, a foot massage place, and some street vendors. Best of all, Jingshan Park is ONE BLOCK away and you can go there early in the morning and see people exercising, doing tai chi, and enjoying the view of the Forbidden City from above. If I had a ton of money sure I'd like to stay at a fancy hotel, but this place exceeded my expectations especially after reading some of the negative reviews. This hotel is fine for a single traveler or even a couple. Kids may not like the lack of tv channel choices. And the beds are hard, but having to adjust to the major time shift does not ever afford a restful sleep I suppose. Two thumbs up.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

DINNER: Get in a taxi and go to Quan Ju De's Hepingmen location. Don't go to the Wangfujing branch - too touristy. The Hepingmen branch is located in a huge ballroom with a stage and makes you feel like you are having dinner in the 1960s - with Mao's entrance imminent! Seriously, the duck is great at both branches, but Hepingmen is more authentic. Don't miss this restaurant.

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