Holiday Inn Beijing Deshengmen4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Overall the start was fine. The room is big enough, amenities in the room are good. But around 9 pm, I started to smell cigarette smoke. It got so bad I went downstairs to complain. No reaction. I packed up and went to check out. I told them I was leaving early because of the smoke. No reaction. Oh well.
The rooms are spacious and well decorated. Corner rooms are great. High floors away from Deshengmen are best because of the noise. Noise insulation could have been improved. Breakfast is excellent. The gym is just O.K.
I have been at the Holiday Inn many times. Unfortunately it is not improving ... this trip I changed rooms a few times because there was cigarette smell in each room probably through the ventilation. But each room had the same problem. This time also the heat could. It be regulated - the rooms were very hot. I was also disappointed that no movie channel can be received on TV. There are only a couple News channels - a bit boring after a while if watching. All in all my experience was not good. I think I will have to find a new place for my next visit.
Was here on business and I was actually surprised how spacious the rooms felt. Nice view onto the mountains as well if you're lucky with pollution levels. Standard rooms also include a workspace that's fine for working from your room. Service was excellent, I usually speak Chinese so don't know about their level of English though. There is also a gym that I found surprisingly well equipped. Not your standard 6 square meter broom closet with a treadmill. There is also a little Sauna. Breakfast was very good, ample choices, albeit mostly Chinese, which makes sense because I didn't see a single foreigner while I was there. Given the price an excellent choice for a business hotel.
This is a solid choice for a 4 star business hotel. I was in Beijing for a 2 night business stay on my own. For a work trip, the most important thing is a quiet room and ample work desk space. My ICG Priority Club Platinum status was recognised and I was upgraded to a large room. Plenty of space to spread out my laptop and documents and lots of plugs to charge devices. Comfortable bed, bath-room amenities were fine. I found the ground floor restaurant breakfast buffet good. Noodle station and Asian food on one side. Bakery, cheeses and cereals on the other. I had a fresh omelet each day which was well done. Staff at the executive lounge very friendly and helpful. Their service was a highlight of my stay. The lounge was empty most of the times that I was there so it became a private work station just for me. If you need exercise, this is not a good hotel. Fitness facilities non-existent. Terrible pollution during the time I was there and I would have liked to do some exercise indoors. Overall, I would stay here for business again. Probably better choices if I was going to bring my young family.
Very good - highly recommend. English proficiency of staff can be a minor issue but service quality and responsiveness is excellent - range of food provided is also very god and location is fairly central.
Had a good stay my first time around, but this second stay hugely impressed me. The room upgrade was certainly appreciated, but when I saw the room, it floored me. Huge (60m2 at least). modern, with a separate sitting and sleeping area and a massive bathroom with a glass shower cabin and claw-foot tub. After a week bouncing around on business travel, this level of luxury was a terrific surprise. The best Holiday Inn room I've seen anywhere. The staff was friendly and I'm not sure what breakfast some are referring to with negative comments but breakfast in the main room was a feast of choices. Lots of local and western fare & mountains of baked goods. The executive club was small-ish but never busy while I was there, and with choices of food and drinks each time I went by. I'd advise breakfast in the main room though. From what I can see, for the price and considering the location, this is a top value in Beijing. It is a Holiday Inn after all, and it compares very favorably within the IHG Group to their more expensive Crown Plaza and Intercontinental brands.
The cleaning ladies were very nice although they don't speak any English. The reception staff are quite useless so don't expect them to answer your questions. Google is more trustworthy so make sure your VPN is on before arriving. It looks very central on the map but there's not much around the hotel. Don/t bother with the breakfast. Especially the coffee.There's a huge variety of food but everything is tasteless. It's more catered to the taste of local business travellers.
We were here for a nearby conference. While the room price was decent, the food prices were way too high -- the equivalent of what one would find in a high-end US luxury hotel restaurant (i.e., very much over priced). The staff had limited English -- which is typical in business hotels in Beijing (so not a surprise) -- and they knew little about things tourists would ask (which, again, may be because it is a business hotel, not a tourist hotel). I was told twice that the nearest subway station was 15 minutes away -- it took me 30 minutes each time (perhaps related to the heat and humidity), and the route the hotel recommended was confusing -- 'just go down this street and turn right' -- turn right where? there are multiple options!). Restaurants for non-Mandarin speakers in the area are limited. However, by the end of my 7-day stay, I had figured out the subway location, and which bus goes there from the hotel. The air conditioning in the room seemed to be nonresponsive to the thermostat control -- we turned the fan up and the temperature down, and nothing seemed to change. It was often a bit humid in the room. The AC did cool the room, but at times it should have been a bit cooler. (A friend, in another room, had a crackling noise from the AC, every 30 minutes. There seems to be odd things with the AC, but overall it worked adequately.) The beds were okay -- I may have said good if I hadn't stayed in days before this in a place in a hutong with great beds. The room size is typical of Holiday Inn rooms -- and fine for two of us. The bathroom was also what is typical in Holiday Inns (or in most chain hotels). There is a convenience store nearby, which was convenient for getting yogurt and breakfast alternatives to the $20-25 breakfast (and $4.80 coffee!) at the hotel. I tried ordering a la carte for breakfast one morning -- the bill came to over $18 for a minimally decent (small) omelet, cold white bread toast with butter delivered 10 minutes later, and a coffee. And, the wait for the omelet and coffee was almost 30 minutes. We ate at the restaurant on the 2nd floor and had 3 interesting dishes - the bill came to over 320 yuan ($50 US), and the food wasn't all that filling, although the shrimp cooked in tea leaves was tasty.
I needed to choose a hotel near the Beijing Normal University between June 29th to July 17th because I was attending a Summer course there. So, I chose this Holiday Inn because it was the western's nearest hotel. For my regret, it was a terrible choice, much worse than the Chinese hotels my classmates chosen. The main points that annoyed me during my stay: - Air conditioning system that didn't work nicely during all my 18-day stay, even tough everyday I complained at the reception. - Internet offered by the hotel is completely useless, its slowness make the access to the lightest websites an exercise of patience. - When there were only 1 night to go during my stay, I arrived at the hotel at 3 a.m. after going to a club, and my room key wasn't working. I went to the lobby and talk to an attendant, and for my surprise, this situation was because the charge I've paid for my stay in the credit card, was over because of the laundry services I used. This is the first hotel I've ever gone that made me pay my laundry service before check out, and worse than that, created this ridiculous situation of denying my entrance, even tough I've prepaid my 18-night stay. After this stay at this Holiday Inn, I do not intend to stay at any IHG hotel anymore, even tough I am an IHG Gold member. The service quality of this hotel was by far, the worst one I've ever faced in a hotel from a big chain like this.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Fitness center
- Business center
Located in Xiaoxitian, Holiday Inn Beijing Deshengmen is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Houhai Park and Bell and Drum Towers. This 309-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a fitness center. Located centrally in Beijing, it's also close to Forbidden City and Beijing Aquarium.
In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
Holiday Inn Beijing Deshengmen's 309 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer bathrobes. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.
At Holiday Inn Beijing Deshengmen, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Self parking is offered for CNY 95 per night. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, laundry facilities, and a gift shop.
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87% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 251 reviews