Lake View Hotel5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Great hotel; spectacular view of small lake which a 2km leisure stroll cost 2 yuan Opposite side 4 blocks away u can spend entire day at spectacular market Cost 115 🇺🇸 Eating great in beautiful restaurant Best part no crowd They did in error not give me Expedia rate, but quickly corrected Should I go again to Beijing: recommend
Stayed here on business for one night only. Room comfortable though small in comparison to some hotels I have stopped in, with a view of the park. Reception spoke very little English unlike many hotel receptions. They have a buffet restaurant but I was late arriving and the restaurant had closed. Ate in a more formal Chinese restaurant, in the hotel. The food was delicious with a good, varied menus. Quite expensive though. The hotel felt less international than many I have stayed in.
For less than $90 CAD we had a great room and breakfast for 2 in a very good buffet restaurant included. Easy walk to Panjiayuan market and subway station. NOT in the "middle of Beijing" as another reviewer wrote, but in the southeast sector on the 2nd ring road. Bathroom had a most unpleasant odor wafting in, but that was extremely common across all of the city. NO AC, only heat. Windows have no screens, but neither do hotels in Europe.
We stayed here on a China Spree layover. Our king room was nicely appointed with attractive, somewhat vintage-style "Chinese Modern" details. The bedding and pillows were comfortable. There are some scratches and dings here and there, but the only real negative comment is about a bit of a black mold issue in the bathroom. The hotel's restaurant is quite good.
First of all, make sure you don't tell the taxi to take you to The Lake View Hotel, but to Lake View Hotel. My mistake, and it took me to the other side of Beijing, near University of Beijing and Tsinghua University (and it looked pretty nice, actually better than Lake View). But for convenience, Lake View was better. Very roomy room, bathroom with both a shower and a tub (didn't use the latter, but it was a nice touch). Nice walking distance to the lake, well stocked minibar, plenty of necessities stocked in the bathroom (though the free water provided was bit modest). Comfortable bed, good reading light. Excellent restaurants, serving food specifically prepared to be healthy (well worth it in Beijing).
We decided on Beijing for our honeymoon back in June 2013. ( review has taken a while as we since had a baby - made in China too) This was a lovely hotel very comfortable bed and very good location as taxi was cheap to go anywhere. The limited English didn't stop us as we used our phones to help translate. What an adventure. I would love to return perhaps when the baby can handle a long haul flight. Improvements on breakfast would be good and to make it cheaper to eat at the hotel. Outside of the hotel it's very cheap to eat but rip off to eat at the hotel. Excellent Tv channels as I remember enjoying evening in watching movies.
Radegast Lakeview has well designed rooms and a good location. Its located right opposite the Longtan park where we went for serene evening walks. They have a restaurant that customized and delivered some delicious vegetarian dishes.. something that came as a huge relief for us! Its not near a metro station. But we had booked our sightseeing tours already... it was not too much of a disadvantage for us. The views from the higher floors are impressive and this is a really well known hotel easy to locate.
Utterly ridiculous. No one speaks English at all. Front desk staff actually run and hide when they see you coming. No help with baggage coming or going. They could not retrieve voice messages for us, and phone did not dial out of hotel in our room. While waiting for call in lobby, concierge actually got so confused he handed me the phone when his girlfriend called. Had to go downstairs to request room service menu. It's like a Monty Python skit trying to order anything. Then got called and told to bring the menu back? They do not have 5 restaurants that is a lie. Only one that Westerners can use. We tried to go to only other restaurant in hotel. They walked us out, no English and no Menu translations so sorry. Buffet in cafeteria style restaurant is set price for dinner, we decide to try,get bill, it's way more expensive. I point out error, they say nope it's right. I ask why, after much discussion amongst staff, young waiter comes over and tells us (it's because it's Friday ) Paid for club room access, Mother inlaw decides to go have a cup of tea while I'm out. Staff refuse her entry, escort her back to elevators. Hugely embarrassing for her. I go to front desk and enquire why they saw fit to remove an elderly lady who had her keycard and was entitled to be there. Nope can't explain. They have what they call a lounge, it's not. Decide to have a coffee and read for a bit. Cost for one flat white $10.00 Aussie dollars. The hotel lobby is clean, the rooms and restaurant are most definitely not. The view is nice, but you have to pay for it, and it's not worth staying here for. No one greets you, and staff in lobby seem to be patrolling for invaders. Even though you need a keycard to use elevators. All up it was a terrible stay, this is not a good hotel. Find somewhere more pleasant to stay. And I'm aware that this is a foreign country and to expect they speak your language is asking a lot, but they state they are a 5 star hotel for international travellers. Don't say it if you can't deliver! Also must say its not near anything so a bad place to set up base for tourists. AVOID
My partner and I stayed here in May 2015. This hotel was really quite good, despite a minor hiccup with our credit card not working on arrival to pay the deposit. Rooms were very clean and spacious, massive and very comfortable bed. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, they were more than happy to assist us with taxis and directions. The cafe wasn't too bad, much of what you would expect from a buffet. All in all I enjoyed my stay at this hotel, and would recommend it to others.
When I booked this hotel I was told it was a 5 star, it is definately NOT! This hotel would be lucky to get two stars! I booked the hotel because it raved about the spa - sauna, steam room and pool. I travelled to China with my partner and found that I had no access to the sauna as it was based inside the male changing room and he had no access to the steam room which was based in the female changing room and I didn't use it as I found it was freezing cold! The pool was cold and in order to use it you had to purchase a swimming hat and the apparent Jacuzzi was terrible as the power jets hardly worked. The gym was tiny and had hardly any equipment so I choose to go out running instead by the river. Staff spoke very little English so were unable to assist with questions. One positive is that the room was clean although I regularly hurt my foot if not wearing footwear as the carpet grips were coming through the carpet. The hotel is not situated in a nice area and quite a long walk o the nearest subway station.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool
Located in Downtown Beijing within 2 miles (3 km) of Hongqiao Market, Lake View Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Temple of Heaven. This 307-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Chairman Mao Memorial Hall and CCTV Headquarters are also nearby.
Enjoy dining at Lakeside Cafe, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst 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.
Lake View Hotel's 307 soundproofed rooms provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect to find LED TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport down comforters and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.
Guests of Lake View Hotel enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. If you drive, self parking is CNY 20 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CNY 500 per vehicle one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and a conference center.
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83% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 159 reviews