Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center5.0 out of 5.0
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Not up to the Kempinski standards and the 5 stars top notch hotels in Beijing. Rooms are nice (the ones redone). Good location. Good service. Great Chinese restaurant - try their Peking duck! The need to take of the outside gardens (very rundown!) I got a good rate so cannot complain.
Right from check in the good service is obvious. The rooms are not new, but renovation is ongoing. Rooms are clean, and house keeping is effective. Breakfast includes everything that you could imagine.
Revisited the Kempinski and some of the hotel rooms have been refurbished which was long overdue Staff are friendly Breakfast was served during my stay in the Paulaner restaurant Good offering Prices are high for 2 coffees and 2 waters in the hotel lobby bar for a meeting the cost was 35 dollars which is over the top But besides that it works
the location is very good, with the metro right nearby and the sanlitun area within walking distance. the breakfast is really, really - really! - good, so for germans living in china it makes for a nice occasional get-a-way. the reception area is always very busy and seems quite luxurious, but considering that the kempinsky is quite expensive the rooms are not overly fancy.
Very convenient. Close to the city hotspot and shuttles to the airport. The prices were reasonable...
Location is one of the big advantage of this hotel, close to metro and 15min walking from Sanlitum. Inside there are renovation works that are disturbing and disrupt the service. Check in ok, breakfast good.
I do not get to China often these days. And that is a good thing. I have little patience for the poor air quality and rude culture. Recently I stayed at the Kempinski for 3 nights while on business. While it is only a short walk to the office, I should have stayed at the Westin and it is only a little further away. The staff at the hotel are very good and polite. However, the hotel is under going major room renovations. The room renovations work is long overdue but it can be very annoying if you want to sleep past 7am or work from the room as most guests do. The heavy banging is not easy to ignore. The rom was comfortable enough but really showing its age. I ate at the cafe and the lobby lounge with mixed results. The cafe is very average. Coffee was not drinkable and the pasta salad was drenched in oil and not good at all. The lobby lounge served up an excellent Chicken Caesar said the first night with a nice red wine. On the 2nd night I ordered the Tuna Nicoise salad and it was awful. Too much vinegar and the tuna seemed off. Anyway, I was not that impressed with the Kempinski. Will try the Westin next time.
I've been staying on and off at the Kempinski in Beijing since 2004, sometimes good value depending on demand, or unless you have to use the business centre (which is exorbitant if you need to print a 40 page contract!). Germanic efficiency, and flavour is everywhere here, and in every respect - influenced not least by the functional spacious rooms, the staff many who pronounce "the" with a "Z"; the dominance of German guests, many technical, and the Lufthansa crews who March confidently through the large foyer with an attitude of purpose! The food is good with a nice selection of different cuisine available in different restaurants and it's proximity to the Lufthansa Centre where highly priced western goods are readily available and the Korean Barbecue is worth a visit. Breakfast in the main dining room is busy, and everything is available and good. Most mornings, for those who observe closely, the general manager can be witnessed "frustrucking" on the long table to the right with his team, jovally gesticulating the strategy for the day. At night the Bavarian Beer Hall with its checkered tables, benches and giant knuckles of Pork with 2 litre beer glasses might be too much for those who don't originate from the Fatherland but you can always cross the adjoining foot bridge to the nearby Dirty Nellies Irish Pub, which lives up to its name. The management are as you would expect - excellently comptetent and helpful. The GM is actually Austrian and if you happen to be of interest to him you've got a friend for life. His right hand Sandra Schmidt is professionalism personified. Of all cultures, the one that seems to gel with the Chinese best - is the German culture. Staying at the Kempinski can give you rare glimpses of how business can be and should be done with the Chinese. This is a very good hotel, but it's not great and it could be. Why I write this is because Germanic efficiency while absolutely functional lacks something, the X factor, that warm ambience which magically transforms any hotel from a place to stay to a place to love!
Arrived late and was received by a top qualified receptionist with perfect English. Had read that refurbishment is going on, which only was a minor thing. Stayed in a refurbished room, did not try non refurbished room, so I will recommend only to stay in room that are refurbished. Internet is slow and unstable.
I had days in Beijing, one before and three after, on my trip to Tongling. I used my United frequent flier miles to reduce the price for my one night at the outset and chose Kempinski because of ratings and convenience to the train station. The hotel did not disappoint at all: service and friendliness were excellent, food in hotel for breakfast was great combination of Chinese and Western options, and the room was just the sort of comfortable elegance I sought after the long flight from the US. I had.friends set me up on the three days in Beijing after Tongling, but I was quite tempted to splurge and return to Kempinski. Comfortable, elegant, and worth the price.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 961 reviews