Must see hotels in Beijing

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    A garden sanctuary in the hutong, the Orchid is Beijing's best-run boutique hotel, going the extra mile with memory-foam mattresses, mobile phones,…

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    PuXuan Hotel

    Opened in 2019, the PuXuan (sister hotel to Shanghai's acclaimed Puli) is Beijing's most stylish sanctuary, made for grown-ups who demand the finer things…

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    Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing

    Ten years in the making (the first MO burnt down in 2009), the Mandarin Oriental was worth the wait. Palatial rooms (at least 55 sq metres) have luxurious…

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    Rosewood Beijing

    Beijing's most glamorous hotel, the Rosewood seduces with serene public spaces, innovative restaurants and guest rooms of designer furniture, arty curios,…

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    Opposite House

    The haunt of celebs and media types, Sanlitun's trendiest hotel has 99 minimalist rooms, a stainless-steel pool, art installations in the vertigo-inducing…

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    Côté Cour

    One of Beijing's most charming courtyard hotels, Côté Cour makes for an exquisite getaway with its boutique-style guest rooms, magnolia-filled courtyard…

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    Orchid Private Residences

    These self-contained studios and maisonettes orbiting the Orchid boutique hotel place guests in intimate proximity with the real Beijing. All residences…

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    Shichahai Sandalwood Boutique Hotel

    Formerly the mansion of a Qing dynasty official, this hutong hotel has put a lot of effort into its ornamental Chinese styling, with wooden furniture,…

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    365 Inn

    This long-established backpackers has its own bar-restaurant, called Long Table, that opens out onto the walking street, and there's a great-value Peking…

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    Peninsula Beijing

    Beijing‘s first ultraluxe hotel was looking a little jaded up to 2016, but then its rooms were knocked through and spruced up to create a fabulous, all…

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    Waldorf Astoria Beijing

    A latticework box of copper and bronze, the Waldorf is a gorgeous piece of architecture. It's not too shabby on the inside either, with walls of fine…

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    Aman at Summer Palace

    A royal retreat with its own private entrance to the Summer Palace, ultraluxe Aman promises imperial splendour in spades. It just about delivers – the…

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    NUO Hotel Beijing

    The flagship hotel of a homegrown hospitality brand, NUO serves up a Chinese take on luxury living, which equates to teas from its own plantations in the…

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    Pagoda Light

    The owners here have transformed a dilapidated hutong pile into a stylish, light-filled hostel that blends boutique design with Chinese courtyard decor…

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    Vue Hotel

    In its own private compound, this trendy lakeside sanctuary has 80 designer guest rooms tricked out with music players, capsule coffee machines and open…

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    Beijing Hotel NUO

    Formerly the Grand Hotel du Pekin (c 1917), this debonair old institution celebrates the golden age of travel in its showpiece marble staircase,…

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    161 Lama Temple Courtyard Hotel

    Part of the local 161 chain, this hutong hotel has around a dozen compact rooms made to feel larger thanks to photo-murals of Beijing tourist attractions…

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    Leo Hostel

    Big, sociable hostel with a communal bar, western food (including what must be Beijing's only 'beans on toast') and plenty of cosy seating. Staff are…

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    Four Seasons Beijing

    Exuding a modern, smart-casual vibe, Four Seasons offers some of the most comfortable rooms in Beijing, and an Italian restaurant in Mio and a Cantonese…

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    Hotel Eclat

    A fantastical neverland of a hotel, Eclat has designer-themed rooms (Swiss chalet, Miami suite, etc), original art pieces from Dali and Warhol, and 20 …