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This hotel is more than 10 years old, and has lost its original elegance. My room is not bad, but has many little problems. For example, my room was so hot – I could not change the temperature - had to use paper to block the vent; in the meantime. But I heard some rooms were just too cold. Also, my room has some power sockets, but none in a convenient place. The front entrance/parking is a mess. There is no public transportation nearby.
Our tour group booked up here for 5-nights ...from which we traveled each day to the many attractions in Beijing. Very convenient to all the places and next to the Olympic stadium. The hotel was very clean and the service was typical of a 5-star rating. Breakfast was also better than average...and the coffee was also good. The bedding was also good and they brought fresh towels each day...even though we had hung up the wet towels to dry. No complaints.
It might have scored better if not its terrible food. Lobby seems too crowded because of spaces rented out and sitting around becomes impossible. Bell offered some good advice as to getting to the airport. I won't return till the food improves there.
I stayed for 12 nights in this hotel with my 2 children. We ended up in a very well-appointed executive suite. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful. However, the stay didn't begin well and I almost decided to take our business elsewhere. We began in a 2-bedroom suite on level 11. It would have been a perfect room but for the powerful stench of cigarette smoke. This is supposedly a non-smoking hotel. As a non-smoking family we all felt unwell within minutes. It wasn't possible to open the windows. I complained and was told there were no other 2-bedroom suites available, so we could stay where we were, or be moved to 2 separate rooms. We were offered an air purifier, so I decided we'd try it and stay, because surely the smell would clear and we needed to stay for 12 nights so I didn't want to be stuck with 2 separate rooms. On Day 2, we went to check out the recreation facilities (dingy indoor pool, stuffy gym area, no table tennis or billiards despite the signs saying so... this was the low point of our stay!)... and I saw a staff member (in the massage/"health" area) smoking! I put in a complaint to management and we were upgraded to a 2-bedroom executive suite on the 23rd floor. No extra charge :-) From here on, the stay was very nice and I stopped thinking about finding another hotel. The executive suite was large and comfortable. My children (not the most adventurous) enjoyed the room service dinners every night. The breakfast became somewhat monotonous but there wasn't anything to really dislike about it - a good spread of Chinese and Western items. The room was well cleaned every day. We still had a faint whiff of cigarette smoke from time to time, but it was bearable, and not overpowering as it had been on Level 11. Occasionally in the lift, the doors would open at Level 6 (the recreation level) and the smoke smell was always strong there. We did see cigarette butts in the toilets on Level 1, and in the ashtrays in the lobby. It would have been nice to have a usable swimming pool and some recreation facilities for the kids for such a long stay, especially as I was working for some of the time. Because of the lack of these facilities, and the pervasive cigarette smoke, I've marked the hotel as "not suitable for families with children". The concierge staff were helpful in assisting me to track a parcel that I was having delivered to me at the hotel. There had been some mix-up with the delivery company that there was no way I could have understood without speaking Chinese. I was very grateful for their help. The location is not central (4th Ring Road) but the subway is fairly nearby. Also nearby is the Birds Nest Olympic complex, including the lovely "Olympic Forest Park" which is worth checking out for a quiet couple of hours. There's a supermarket across the road and several restaurants in walking distance.
This was my second trip to Beijing. The Celebrity Internatioaal was just fantastic. I must admit the quality of the rooms and the top service surprised me. I had a very comfortable suite, with a separate lounge and bedroom and a fantastic view of part of the city. The bathroom was just one of the best set of amenities I have experienced in hotels this year. The buffet which combines Chinese and contemporary breakfast, was srcumptious. The staff at both check-in and check-out were efficient and friendly, the concierge extremely helpful and when faced with an ATM that only "speaks" Chinese - the staff was there to lead me to it and translate for me. I had a great stay at the Celebrity and look forward to return.
I stayed here for a work trip in May and the service was impeccable. Everyone we're very helpful and we got upgraded to very large rooms on both stays. My colleague had her birthday when we were there and they came with a cake to her room. Super sweet! We didn't use public transport so can not say much about getting around. I didn't try the breakfast but went to eat local Chinese food which was available nearby. If you crave western breakfast there is a Walmart across the street where you can get yoghurt, bread and fruits. But give the Chinese breakfast a try! I'd stay here again for sure!
Located in front of the famous Olympic stadium in Beijing (great views of the venue particularly at night when the lights are on), the hotel offers a very casual and yet elegant atmosphere. Stay on the executive floors 20-22 and request a room with a view of the stadium. You'll hate leaving the room at night. Management is a delight to deal with as they'll cater to all your needs. One just needs to ask. The Chinese restaurant on the 2nd. floor is fantastic and the manager can recommend the best food if not familiar with the Chinese cuisine.
I went to China for a week and this was the first Hotel we stayed in for 2 nights. When you walked in the hotel had a nice entrance. The room was decent and I was able to charge my phone from the T.V. rather than use a adapter. One of the things I really liked was the bar they had buy one get one free drink specials as long as you gave your room number. You could also pay with R&B or American credit card. Now what I didn't like was the breakfast every day I left I had to take 2 Tums to ease my stomach. The American breakfast foods were not that good. It does have pool, but it was very dark and questionable we did not proceed any further.
Comfortable hotel with attentive staff in a good part of town. The hotel was close to, and I had a room overlooking, the Bird's Nest stadium used for the Beijing Olympics. The food was good and we enjoyed our stay.
I stay there for less than a week in Oct. 2016 for the purpose of annual conference in Beijing. I have to say the location of this hotel is pretty good, which is close to the national conference center and Olympic park. But the services are hardly match their reputation on-line at all. The room is poorly cleaned, the shoe-cleaning items were used and put in the closet without renew for newly checked-in guest, the staff there were poorly trained with bad manner, they were lying on the couch with shoes-off and playing cell phone when a guest asked them sth else. What’s more, the staff were highly unfamiliar with everything in this hotel, when I inquire the business hours they gave totally wrong information that upset me a lot. Hardly you can imagine a hotel like this can survive long...... I wanna make a positive comments on the service of fitness center, although the towels and water are not sufficiently supplied, but they fix it in a timely and good manner.
Located in Chaoyang, Celebrity International Grand Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Beijing National Stadium and Beijing International Convention Center. This 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 332 rooms and conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a fitness center.
This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.
The 332 air-conditioned accommodations afford space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Minibars, free bottled water, and safes are other standard amenities.
Celebrity International Grand Hotel features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. There's free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and tours or tickets. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a business center, laundry facilities, and a banquet hall.