Grand Metropark Yuantong Hotel Beijing4.5 out of 5.0
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Do not book this hotel from the hotel website!! They take your credit card info and when you call them to cancel a week in advance, no one picks up the phone, I called the hotel directly and they told me i need to call the number on my reservation (which they don't believe no body answers. Went to their CONTACT US.... wrote them an email and it came back several times as un-deliverable. So, you best book it with Expedia, hotel.com or other third party site. DO NOT BOOK FROM THE HOTEL WEBSITE..
I stayed 3 nights at this hotel. The location is absolutely great. Literally 2 min max walk to the metro station, Chegong Zhuang. And it has line 2 and line 6, super convenient. Staff are nice to offer extra bottles of water when noticing that I had cough candies. Very competitive price for the amenities and location.
Wonderful hotel. Rooms were very clean and spacious. Room service and cleaning service was great. Restaurant and Bars were very good. Staff at front desk were very helpful and were able to give advise on things to see within the city.
Great value. Located somewhat close to the city centre, this hotel had very clean rooms and great service. This hotel is very close to Chegongzhuang subway station for very easy transportation. Although the noise from the nearby freeway can create quite a bit of noise, this hotel is still worth every penny.
This hotel is perfectly located nearby the financial area of Beijing, the rooms are spacious and properly furnished, very good value for the price you pay, the bed is fantastic, I even tried to buy one of their pillows to bring it back home, unfortunately the English of the front desk is not that fluent.
I stayed at the Grand MetroPark Yuantong Hotel from Monday, April 27, 2015 to Thursday, April 30, 2015. BUSINESS HOTEL FOR CHINESE BUSINESS PEOPLE – If you are a tourist, this is probably NOT the hotel for you, as it is located in a business district. If you are expecting a “Western standard” five-star hotel, this is probably not the hotel for you (I would recommend the nearby Westin Beijing Financial Street). If you are a Chinese business person, this is probably a great hotel; five-stars by Chinese standards. NEGATIVES – Air conditioning did not work the entire stay. The room was stuffy all night. It doesn't help to open the window, as the smog makes things worse. Smoking was permitted near elevators of non-smoking floors. Room service woefully inadequate. Dingy and dated decor. Limited English speaking staff. POSITIVES – Acceptable to my minimum standards. Rate was half of what I am used to paying. LOCATION – As previously mentioned, the hotel is located in a business district. There are a number of restaurants and convenience stores located within walking distance of the hotel. Additionally, a subway station is located just outside of the hotel. DOORMEN – Doormen are sometimes available, but not very helpful. LOBBY / CHECK-IN – The lobby is an escalator ride up from ground level. It is dark, dingy and dated. Front desk staff speak very limited English. Check-in was neither welcoming nor smooth. It took me over 20 minutes to check-in and get some money exchanged. In the confusion, they almost lost USD $100.00. There is limited lounge space in the lobby. SMOKING VS. NON-SMOKING – While there are non-smoking rooms, smoking is permitted near the elevators on all floors. ROOMS – There are different quality rooms on different floors. A non-resident Chinese colleague was placed in a lower-quality room. He had to call to have his sheets changed (stains on sheets), and eventually complained enough to have his room upgraded, as he was initially placed on a smoking floor, which started to trigger his asthma. On the 18th floor, the rooms were acceptable. BATHROOM – The bathroom was dated but clean. Urine/rust mark on the toilet seat. Tile slightly molded (pink) in shower. Toiletries acceptable (shampoo, conditioner, body gel, toothbrushes, shaving set, combs, shower caps, sewing kit, sanitary bag). Shower featured wand and rainshower head (which leaked). Bathtub. Vanity mirror. No bar soap for shower, only bar hand soap. No lotion. Two towels, hand towels and washcloths. Rough tissues and toilet paper. BED – Some small holes in the sheets. Mattress and pillows were acceptable. IN-ROOM AMENITIES – Teapot, ice bucket, service equipment (plates, glasses, etc.). Complimentary Nescafé and green tea. Two complimentary bottles of water per day. USD $9.00 bottle of Evian, as well as mini bar and snack. Mini refrigerator. On days two and three, an apple and pear were provided. Make sure to wash them prior to eating them. IN-ROOM DINING – Very limited selections. Nobody could speak English well enough to discuss the menu. I ordered “wok fried flat rice noodle with vegetable and seafood”. I received a large plate of noodles, dripping in grease/oil, with three very small shrimp and a sprinkling of vegetables. It was served on a cafeteria tray with chopsticks, a small bar napkin and a toothpick. No salt and pepper, no linen-covered tray, no napkins, no soy sauce, no frills. Very disappointing. RESTAURANTS – Breakfast buffet was nothing to write home about. There were a lot of selections, but the food was bland and “there”. Difficult to get anyone to understand I don’t eat pork and that I didn’t want my eggs cooked along with the bacon. WORKOUT FACILITIES – A few treadmills and weight machines located in the stairwell of the 18th and 19th floors. IN-ROOM INTERNET – Easy connection, and when it worked, was decent. No charge. TV – Most of the channels are Chinese. HBO, CNN, Bloomberg and one or two other English channels. PLUGS – CAT-5 cable. Converters. AIR CONDITIONING – Did not work. Did not work, AT ALL. The windows do open, so you can cool the room down with smog-filled air, if you so choose. CLOSET – In closet safe, two robes, two slippers, one shoe shine cloth. Evacuation kit (smoke mask plus flashlight). Two umbrellas. When you are travelling on business, convenience comes first. This place didn't make my cut.
The Grand metro park is a perfect hotel to stay in Beijing. it's not really cheap, but it's worth it. the hotel is located a few step from the underground stop Chegongzhuan, there are also few coffee shops and small supermarkets (like 7 eleven) very close. the normal guest room is very comfortable, with an amazing very big bed, your own desk, fridge-bar, tv with international channels and a very nice bathroom .the decor in the room is very stylish and it make you feel at home at the same time. we have also been eaten in the hotel's restaurant, and the food was very pleasant. the staff is friendly and they speak english. very recommended place to stay.
This hotel is located at the crossing of two important subway lines; ideal to get in and out the centre quickly. The room was clean and appeared to be recently upgraded. Very nice bathroom with all amenities. The air conditioning was a problem though. We weren't able to get it any cooler than 23 degrees centigrade forcing us to keep the window open at night. With freezing weather and some traffic noise not ideal. Beds were perfect even for pretty tall people. We weren't really thrilled about breakfast but being in the center within 15 minutes with plenty of choice it didn't bother us. Best of it all was the price. A four star hotel for a two star rate. Definitively recommend it.
Hotel is very big and grand but there was no one at it when we were there. I think it is more suited for business executives travelling. The room was so cool thought that we could not pass it up as it was PINK! I did utilized the bathtub a luxury I do not have in Melbourne. Also on a busy 5 week holiday you sometimes need to indulge and relax. We stayed in the hotel room a lot as we were jetlegged badly coming from Canada. Getting around was easy as the subway it just outside the hotel. All the tours we booked the drivers would get us out front the hotel so we never had to worry. The buffet is not great so I would recommend not getting the package with breakfast that they offer. If you want convenience than it might be worth it. The front desk staff do not speak english very well. You can get the subway to the airport but if you have a lot of luggage I recommend just getting as taxi as it's not much. For more information check out my blog www.he11okiki.com and lots of photos
The pros: -Excellent value -Non- smoking room was truly non-smoking. No unpleasant odors inside the room - Subway stop right there -Maids brought apples and pears everyday -They knew it was my husband's birthday, presumably from his passport, and they sent a complimentary cake to the room. - The concierge and cleaning staff were pleasant and at least made an effort -Comfortable beds The cons: - Rude and unhelpful receptionists who had the most unwelcoming and sour expressions on their faces. I can't even explain how obnoxious these women were. - Dingy, dusty stores in lobby selling nothing useful or nice. The floor of the shops looked like they hadn't been vacuumed in months. One of the men running the shops insisted on defying the indoor smoking ban. Of course the smell permeated the whole lobby. Overall, these seedy shops lowered the tone of the whole place. -Smoking allowed in public spaces of hotel. I saw someone smoking right next to a "no smoking" sign. - Breakfast buffet is *extremely* overpriced for what it is. They had the saddest, solitary, slice of cheese sitting there. It's like they wanted to be able to say "See, we have Western things like cheese!" but terrible execution. No service at all. You had to find your own coffee. Dirty plates sat on tables for far too long. Avoid buffet. There is a 7-11 in the lobby of the adjacent bank. You can buy Chinese hot breakfast items such as xiaobing, baozi, porridge as well as western style pastries, yogurts etc. for a fraction of the price. When 7-11 has better food, that really says something. In the same lobby as 7-11 is also a Starbucks.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Health club
- Business center
Located in Xicheng within 2 miles (3 km) of Beijing Aquarium, Grand Metropark Yuantong Hotel Beijing is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Houhai Park. This 301-room, 4.5-star hotel has 3 restaurants along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a health club. Located in central Beijing, the hotel is also near Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
Enjoy dining at Victoria Cafe, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.
All 301 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones.
Renovated in 2016, Grand Metropark Yuantong Hotel Beijing offers a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CNY 600 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include conference space, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 164 reviews