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Plaza Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is about one hour from central Beijing, but for us this wasn't a problem because we were part of a tour group (Trip a Deal - fantastic value!) and the tour bus collected us from our hotel at around 8am each morning to take us sight-seeing. The hotel is very nice, although the mattresses are significantly harder than what we usually experience in hotels. The buffet breakfast was decent. There are about 5 or 6 restaurants across the road (easy to cross beside the hotel) and another 6 or 7 far more culturally interesting restaurants about 5 minutes walk up the same road. Although it's a long way from downtown, it's an interesting, clean and safe neighbourhood.

We were put in this hotel by a tour company and I am shocked at the number of reviews on this site that mention mold in the bathrooms and still rate this place 3 or 4 star. We stayed here recently for 2 nights with a group and every one of us had mold all over the shower in the bathrooms. The carpets were filthy and actually "crunched" as you walked on them they are so old. The hotel desperately needs updating - the system to turn the lights on and off look like it was out of the 60's. The beds are hard as a rock. Hallway carpets were also filthy - and stained. The staff in the breakfast room were unpleasant and not a single one smiled or assisted. There was no air conditioning - it had to be 80 degrees at least in the room and we were forced to open the windows to cool the room off and heard barking dogs and hons beeping throughout the night. The beds were hard as a rock as well. Neighborhood was not great either - we were looking for a drug store - nothing but restaurants in the location. If you take a tour of China, make sure this hotel is NOT on the hotel list of the tour operator you use. If it is - find another company.

The Hotel was nice - we ended up with a suite with two toilets and a lounge. The one thing that all our tour group said "The beds were HARD". The guide indicated that this was a trait of Chinese beds - Welcome to China ! Beijing is huge 100 K + across so nothing is really close and travel to and from is mandatory. When we flew in we seemed to be flying over Beijing for ever - it is a BIG city. The Airport was interesting. We arrived lined up for Immigration - one immigration official? Finally another came then another. Be prepared for some different ideas on service. Delays at the airport can cause problems. Bus licences can "expire" for some tour buses etc. We were fine as we got in at 11 but the guide indicated that late arrivals can present a problem. We were on Qantas - the guide loved Qantas as they were rarely late. Traffic is all day long. Road rules are in the terms of Pirates of the Carribean "more like a guideline than a rule"? Didn't see many crashes though, no road rage as you are more likely to get a wave when you toot the horn and there were no bodies in the street so to speak so generally the drivers all get on. Couple of restaurants at the hotel and some within walking distance so our stay was good.

Great room (suite) for 4 nights for the start of our TripaDeal China tour. Just lucky I guess. Very roomy but shower had mould and looked as if was not regularly cleaned. Breakfast very crowded each morning and queues for food long. Overall a pleasant stay.

The beds were hard. The breakfast room way too small for the number of guests. The staff were unsmiling even downright surly and aircon was unreliable. Other than that I suppose it was adequate for a short stay

We stayed here for three days. The hotel is situated in the city area and easy to access through metro. The staffs are totally unfriendly and their attitude to the guest is not good. We were cheated by the hotel staff saying that we have made the pillow cover stained, which we never used. (It was a spare pillow kept in the wardrobe) The beds were hard not so comfy. The buffet breakfast spread was good but the staff at the restaurant are not so helpful. Not an ideal place for a comfortable stay. Overall it was a bad experience

The hotel was adequate and sufficed without being top class. Its location was quite central and easy to access the subway and starbucks if you can drink their coffee. Coffee elsewhere in China was appalling - so make the most of the nearby starbucks. Concierge staff did not know where buddhist temples were nearby - they were too young - where is that grey grizzled old veteran who knows everything or Ralph Fiennes from the Hotel Budapest.

The Plaza Hotel was okay but not up to the standard of the 4 star status it claims to have. The staff are pleasant, the breakfast offered a good range and variety of food but had to search for cutlery and cups as they were not enough for the large group of western tourists which were visiting at that time. My room was fine but mould in the bathroom was a bit off putting.

I stayed there for 3 nights. The room itself was nice, quite spacious and beds were comfy. However, bathroom was not as good as the rest of the room. It was all covered in mold and when I took a shower water was all around the bathroom I could not stop it. Breakfast was a plus! Great choice of dishes so you could really eat a nice meal, but the restaurant was not big enough for the number of guests. People couldn't find a place to seat, there were no forks or knives available and we had to wait fot a cup of tea or coffee. It would be a great idea if they somehow made the room bigger or came up with a brilliant idea how to fix it. Oh, and of course it was hard to communicate, they did not speak Eglish at the reception desk! Really?

Good hotel but definetly not upto the mark of a 4 star hotel. Toilet was clumsy, Air condition was poor. Even room wifi was not working properly. Fittings wer very old. Location was not good. Hotel lift corridors are terrible. Worst part was the hotel staff. Not at all helpful. Nightmare for foreign traveller, as most of them can not speak or understand English. House keeping suversior was very rude.

100 Dongsanhuan Nanlu, Chaoyang Distric Beijing Beijing

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Located in Chaoyang within a 15-minute walk of Beijing Curio City, Plaza Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of Hongqiao Market. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 218 rooms and conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also close to Temple of Heaven and Beijing University of Technology.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Hai Long, which specializes in Chinese cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All of Plaza Hotel's 218 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, safes, and desks.


Property features

Guests staying at Plaza Hotel enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 2 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 197 reviews