Grand Hotel Beijing5.0 out of 5.0
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A little bit old but I love the traditional Chinese design of the hotel. And it’s near the tiananmen. Walk there only cost five minutes. Remember to bring your ID card or passport. Police have to check yours before you enter into that area.
The room was a good size but tired. The shower leaked and had beed doing so for some time. The air-conditioning was not good and as the room got afternoon sun, it was very hot. They could fix it - I would not stay again.
Probably the closest 5 star hotel to the forbidden city and Tiananmen Square. It's been here for decades and the wedding hall I went to was very nice. Everything standard for a 5 star hotel. I recommend this place for any visitor who want the approximaty to the forbidden city and who can afford (price is reasonable unless some days in the high seasons)
The staff, the room and the location were all excellent. I needed an adapter for my phone and a staff member brought up a power strip which was so appreciated because in an electronic world more than my phone needed to be charged. The check in process went seamless and as an English speaking staff greeted us. The pool is gorgeous and very big, the gym has all you need for a good workout. I would stay here again. Walking distance to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Steps from the train system. Easy to get to from the airport with one train transfer.
While the location is second to none, the Grand Hotel Beijing has seen better days. You can tell this was an amazing place 20 years ago but they have not upgraded the rooms in a long time. That said, the staff was quite responsive and the views of the Forbidden City are pretty cool.
The Grand Hotel This Hotel is short walking to the train Station, the Fordiben City, Tiammen Square, Wangfujiing Shopping Street, Exotic Street Food. It's is a "Grand Hotel"; huge entrance and hall, fast checking, clean rooms, nice room attendant and quiet, peaceful, not noisy room near to the elevator. The only that I didn't like was that they don't have exchange currency in the Hotel. We had to go to the Bank of China 20 minutes walking; we didn't carry passport and we had to return to the Hotel to get it. We lost almost half day.
If you want to be in the center of things in Beijing, the recently renovated Grand Hotel certainly fits the bill. Situated just a few blocks from Tiananmen Square the Grand hotel is conveniently located to both the Forbidden Palace, the Palace Museum as well as the National Museum of China. Both museums are well worth visiting. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and breakfast is more than adequate. Considering the location and the price, the Grand Hotel is an excellent value for your money..
Breakfast buffet is the bomb. After a week of traveling the country this was our last stop. The hotel is like old style Vegas. Definitely needs updating but service is excellent and rooms are comfortable. Nearby subway and shopping. Walking distance from Tieneman Square and the Forbidden City.
Grand Hotel is located on one of Beijing's main thoroughfare Chang'an Avenue. As mentioned in previous reviews, it is walking distance from Tiananmen Square--1 kilometer to the west, in fact. Very walkable. To the east and around the corner (just 350 meters) is the Mall at Oriental Plaza. Famous Peking Duck restaurant Da Dong is also nearby. Grand Hotel is located inside the 1st Ring Road--you can't get any central than that. So location wise, Grand Hotel is close to the center of Beijing. Accommodation-wise, I could see how grand Grand Hotel was when it opened, but it's lost it's luster. My room was big, for a regular room, but it smelled and felt old. And the bathroom was a bit of a disappointment. The shower head was very old. It didn't spray properly. Water came out like it was a faucet. I expected more from a 5 star hotel. If location to Tiananmen and Forbidden City is your priority, then this hotel is for you. However, if comfort and ambience are your concerns, then look elsewhere.
The hotel's location cannot be beat, right off Tiananmen Square and overlooking The Forbidden City. I was quite pleased when after I complained about my room the first night they upgraded me to the "Executive Suite" for the same price. The room is very nice, but not quite a five star like room so to speak. The furniture seems a bit dated and faded, the air conditioning in the bedroom does not always reach it and the controls to the air are all manual. The interior decoration is quite incredible, with a retro Chinese feeling to it complete with incredible murals, an ivory carving and all types of other artistic decorations to give you that cool retro throwback Chinese feeling. The internet was at times rather slow and could be frustrating. Although there's a lot of choices at breakfast, I cannot say breakfast is to die for, it is kind of average at best. Do not even think about ordering drinks at the bar unless you want to pay at least ten times what you'll pay elsewhere. Went to order a Coke and cost me 47 RMB. At many five star hotels they have executive lounge floors for guests and the drinks are free. This is why I don't really consider this hotel a five star is it lacks that extra perk. The wifi can sometimes be rather frustrating and slow. The staff are nice and usually friendly. Their English is acceptable considering it's China where it's hard to find hotels where staff speaks great English. I would recommend this place if you are looking for some luxury and very likely the best location in the city. Really the best thing the hotel has going for it is its location, it absolutely cannot be beat. If it were not for the location I may have considered another hotel. Definitely worth booking if you want to be smack dab right at Tiananmen Square, but if you are ok with walking some, there are other hotels with similar prices but with more to offer in the area.
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82% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 422 reviews