The best part about my stay in Beijing was the New World Hotel Beijing. I am an avid traveler and my demands are high when it comes to quality. This hotel was nothing short of perfect great location, great food (Buffets) not crowded an awesome roof top bar which had decent traffic flow and the rooms where oversized, very modern and quiet.
If I am ever in Beijing again this is the first reservation I will look to make even before purchasing my ticket.
New World Beijing Hotel is centrally located in Chongwenmen - one of the fastest growing commercial districts - situated …More
Room is attractive and comfy although simple. The lobby is charming, as are the courtyards and flowers. But no window screens and no TV in English. Adding a bar of soap and luggage stand would be nice. The street it's on is dark and dirty, but didn't feel unsafe. I like the Lama Temple area. Sweet helpful staff. Poor Internet but that may be Beijing.
This was probably one of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed in. Just walking through the doors, you could tell this was not a basic hotel. While checking in, the manager offered us some hot lemonade. (It's China - all drinks are served hot.)
The room was obviously geared toward businessmen with the desk and office chair, but very nice nonetheless. We were excited to find the bed to be soft - something not very typical in China! We signed up for Marriott Rewards on the spot to get free access to the Internet in our room (wifi and wired). Remember that this is China, so some sites are blocked - they are very upfront about this as well when you login. Keep in mind the bathroom has windows by the king sized bed - very Chinese - and might be uncomfortable for some Westerners, especially families.
The fitness floor has a gym, locker room with showers and saunas, and a heated indoor pool area with a 20 foot hot tub. Being from the US, I'm use to just walking into the pool area and jumping right in. It took us a moment to realize that I needed to talk to the people in the Fitness Floor Lobby to get a locker key, towel, and small bottle of water. Pool entrance is through the locker rooms.
Make sure to avoid the in-room snack bar! WAY over priced, but rather expected. Starbucks is about a 15 minute walk to the east, and Pizza Hut & Coldstone Ice Cream is about a 20 minute walk up a block to the North as of Summer 2013.
If you can get a good deal, it's WELL worth the stay.
The hotel was pretty decent and in a friendly neighborhood. There is a bus station a few meters away and a subway station about 5 minutes from there. If you're used to the subways system, maneuvering Beijing won't be a problem. I easily located the Forbidden city. The rooms are quite clean and the bed I can't complain about.
The breakfast buffet was better than I expected, being in China anyway! There's a variety to choose from and you can have your fill. The staff at the reception and the cafeteria were very friendly, although they couldn't speak any English. Luckily for me, the travel agent there could! I also met some other foreigners there and we had a chat over breakfast.
On the downside however, the hotel is kind of a bit far from central Beijing and it takes time to get there. So if you're looking to be close to downtown Beijing, you may not want to stay here. Also, there was no cable tv and wi-fi like it says there is, but there is internet in the rooms anyway.
All in all, it was a good place to stay. I would probably stay there again when I visit Beijing some other time.
The front desk guys did not have a good english level however they were very friendly and they did everything to meet our requests, there was not internet on the room the first two days, even that the techinicians were trying to fix, they couldn't and we were changed to another room were internet worked. Locatin is very convenient, close to embassies district, good restaurants around it.
Fernando from Johannesburg
Beijing Asia Pacific Hotel is a 4 star business and tourism hotel locates in downtown area of Beijing. Situated in CBD and …More
This was our Tour hotel but I booked in 4 days early by myself. Taxis for everything as the subway 1/2 hour walk. Just too hard. Obviously the Tour operator gets a good rate because of position. See other comments below. It is just fine to stay but I really couldn't recommend as once our organised Tour finished, we stayed at an older hotel near to Tianamen Square that was cheaper and fantastic position for buses, subway and so much else.
Pamela, over 50 from Australia
Garden-style and low-density design, Mercure Beijing Downtown offers 373 modern rooms, complimentary internet access and …More
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