Grand Hotel Beijing
AddressNo.35 East Changan Avenue BeijingSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
The 'grand' in the Grand Hotel surely refers to the view. Truly the most magnificent in Běijīng, it affords a bird's-eye lookout over the entire Forbidden City. Not every room shares this panorama, but fortunately the price is not so much higher for those that do.
Palace view rooms could simply rest on their scenic laurels, but they generously feature some good touches like armoire TV stands, elegant marble bathrooms and large closets. Overall the design is modern and functional rather than stylish, but this is true of almost all top-end rooms in town. The hotel itself doesn't quite live up to its moniker, and the interior needs spit and polish to bring it up to the standards of other contemporary top hotels in town, but it is by no means run down. The atrium is massive and bright and a pleasant arena for a meal or a drink. For a truly outstanding drinking option, check out the balcony of the aptly named Palace View bar.
Our independent authors have visited Grand Hotel Beijing and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central.
Description provided by property
Occupying an unparalleled location along the East Chang’an Avenue, Grand Hotel Beijing is only steps away from the Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City. Following the style of Ming and Qing architecture, the gorgeous 5-star property boasts an indoor pool, a souvenir shop and gourmet cuisine across several stylish restaurants. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel.
Grand Beijing Hotel is located a 5-minute walk from the bustling Wangfujing Pedestrian Street, which is surrounded by shopping malls, local restaurants and entertainment venues. Tian’anmen East Subway Station and Wangfujing Station (Line 1) are situated less than a 6-minute stroll away, which provides easy access to the majority of top attractions in the city. Beijing Capital International Airport is a 40-minute drive away.
Decorated in a graceful and elegant manner, the guestrooms feature wood furniture and Chinese antiques. With contemporary comforts and modern amenities, each unit is fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable/satellite channels, a safety deposit box and ironing facilities. Bathrobes and slippers are stocked in the en suite bathroom.
Guests can keep fit with a workout at the well-equipped fitness centre, relax in the sauna, arrange day trips at the tour desk, or rent a car to explore the charming city. Hotel has a business centre and on-site meeting rooms for the business travellers.
A wide selection of delicacies all over the country can be tasted at Grand Beijing. Red Wall Café serves hearty buffet spreads, while Song Yuan offers Japanese flavours. Alternatively, guests can spend a relaxing afternoon enjoying beverages at Fountain Bar.
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