Exactly as you would expect from a shangri-la hotel, everything was immaculate with a shopping mall, oriental garden and spa. Service was exceptional and always friendly. We checked in early with no issues and received a free upgrade.
It was nice to stay, since it was located near 칭화 university and a subway station.
The only thing disturbed me was the sound of the train during the night time.
Holiday Inn in the world is almost same and the name value never makes me disappointed.
I will stay here again.
Hotel itself was beautiful. Room very nice, as nice as you would find anywhere. Staff very friendly and very helpful, but few spoke English. They helped arrange cabs and made great suggestions for walking tours of Beijing. Food in hotel excellent. The swimming pool and health club is first class. I would highly discourage renting a car, no parking anywhere and driving a little crazy. Location of hotel is not near shops or restaurants so taxi or subway necessary to get to downtown or other sites. Same for restaurants, only one about 2 blocks away. Taxis are bad but subway only $3 anywhere. The city itself is a bit grimy but the people are almost universally helpful and friendly. The historical sites are amazing. You can often find unofficial guides at the sites and strike a rate there. We were fortunate and had no smog.
I typically visit Beijing 3-4 times a year for business. The Park Plaza has been my primary go to place when I visit. While in the past, I've been very pleased with the accommodations, this list trip was disappointing. The "Superior" room that I had booked was very worn - stains on the wall paper, desk chair was broken, etc. The normal morning buffet was very limited, almost like they were making enough food for only 1-2 guests. The food selections at the other restaurants on site wasn't much better - very limited. I'll be headed back to Beijing at the beginning of 2015 and will give the Park Plaza one more try. Hopefully this was a one time occurrence but if not, I will likely be switching my business to another hotel.
The hotel is about a 5 minute walk from the subway station. There are large malls close by. Many good restraints are easily accessible.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable with a kitchen and living area.
The pool was the perfect temperature and the scene was pretty mellow and relaxed.
The manager was very helpful and friendly.
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