Hotel's in a great location. Very clean, great amenities. High end shops inside the hotel. Helpful & friendly staffs. The only complain I have is there are no chairs in the lobby but otherwise I highly recommend this hotel.
I was looking for a hotel close to the Forbidden City because I had only two days to spend in Beijing and wanted to visit both The Great Wall and the Forbidden City. The staff at The Regent were very accommodating during my stay and the concierge was very knowledgeable. I would definitely stay here again in the future!
Excellent location on Wanfujing Street, plenty of good street food available close by. Staff were helpful with taxis to destinations, despite the language barrier and supplied a Taxi Guide with most of the areas we wanted to go to in Chinese. Tour guide in lobby was helpful with Great Wall tour, we did everything else ourselves and found it easy to navigate from the hotel. Room was big enough for two singles - we stayed on the 6th floor overlooking the Church, cleaned every day and towels replaced. Would highly recommend.
We had a great stay, everything worked perfectly. The decor may be too much french chateu for my taste - kind of like a Las Vegas themed hotel - while the lobby and restaurant are cool and very impressive, I felt the rooms were a bit overdone to my personal taste. But it was all very well maintained, clean and very comfortable. And the breakfast buffett was great. Watch out with Beijing taxis though - these guys will try to rip you off very frequently - always insist on meter, especially on the airport it's a mafia - they can single you out and move you to a car next to the official stands and try to negotiate fare even if you stand in the official queue. It would be the security guard posing as neutral person but in fact working together with the driver. If that happens, go back to the queue and insist on a regular metered taxi. The fare from the airport should be around 130 yuan. Have exact change as these guys tend to be very reluctant in giving change back.
charming hotel conecting a Chinese tradition with modern facilities. The atmospheric of tranquilityof and beautiful courtyard, comfortable rooms, friendly service, great location. I sincerely recommend this hotel
Though our room faced what is busiest street in Beijing, Chang An--11 lanes--our room was quiet with well sealed windows and cars don't honk much. The modern addition to this former palace is much like a Hyatt Regency atrium style hotel, with a fountain on the main level. It is attached to the 'Beijing Hotel' and Raffles, which make up most of the block. Two subway stations within 3-minute walk make access to extensive, user friendly, clean and cheap subway system very handy. Staff was pleasant and eager to please but my lack of Chinese skills and most staff speaking little English limited interaction. Concierge helpful in calling a taxi to go to Da Dong Peking duck restaurant; however a closer one of this well regarded chain is just
1 block N of hotel (discovered it walking by the following day). hotel wifi was pretty good: of course don't depend on Google or face book-blocked in China. public areas --cocktail/tea lounge unlively/quiet weekend and weeknights in April, but made decent drinks. Cafe restaurant with extensive buffet was popular but we didn't eat there. Gym is very small 3 treadmills, assortment of free weights and a few other things but neat; pool large and pleasant (a bit chilly); sauna was being repaired. a nice hotel not wow- location can't be beat. By going through the park across from hotel, one could enter forbidden city ticketing area.
A terrific hotel with lovely staff who were always helpful. Room was great - not inside for long but lovely and quiet by night. Close to everything and taxi readily available. Breakfast was delicious. Be adventurous and eat in the back streets. People were very kind and helpful and appeared to be really pleased to see you Venturi g off the Armani track. Who goes to avi a to but such over priced goods - you go for the cultural experience and the food which is amazing ...... So many westerners stuck in Mcdonalds and KFC ........ What a waste of an experience in an overseas country. Get down with the locals and enjoy the real ChinaS much as you can in downtown Beijing. Can't wait to go back
An historical district, Dongcheng is home to a concentration of major sights and treasures including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City (Palace Museum). To the south, discover Wangfujing Street, a famous shopping boulevard that sees mostly foot traffic only. Here, more than 200 old Beijing brands still reign supreme including the Wuyutai Tea House and Shengxifu hat store.