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Terminal 3 pay lounge at Beijing Airport

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Terminal 3 pay lounge at Beijing Airport

Hi everyone - my husband and I have a 14hr stop over at beijing aiport and I am wondering if it would be worthwhile to book ahead for the new pay lounge in Terminal 3?

I understand this is the newest and is a hotel type pay lounge.. ?

any advice or information would be appreciated.

Thank you

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1. Re: Terminal 3 pay lounge at Beijing Airport


Yes if you have a 14 hour layover I would definitely fork out for the pay lounge.

There are 3 such lounges, one in each terminal but the one at Terminal 3 ( on level 2) is the newest.

If you can't get into the one at Terminal 3 than the pay lounge at terminal 1 is your next best option as it has had a recent renovation.

The fees for a small hotel type room with ensuite is RMB 300 for up to 6 hours. The price then rises if you stay longer.

All 3 lounges are run by the same people so if you are doing a walk in and one is full get them to ring ahead to see which lounge has a vacancy. Not sure how you go about prebooking but you can ring them & give it a try.

You can also choose not to use the hotel styles rooms and just use the facilities in the pay lounge areas.


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2. Re: Terminal 3 pay lounge at Beijing Airport

do you think it would be wise for me to book in advance? I only see a phone number listed on the website..

please advise

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3. Re: Terminal 3 pay lounge at Beijing Airport

I am not sure how far ahead you can book but you could certainly give them a ring & ask :-)

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4. Re: Terminal 3 pay lounge at Beijing Airport

My partner and I just flew through Terminal 3 and checked in with the transit hotel - a double room, for 2 persons, for 4 hour, cost $105. We opted not to do it, as we only had four hours to kill. At 7am there was no food and drink available, as advertised. Terminal 3 was a big disappointment, as there are only a couple of restaurants, no coffee or foods outlets, and way too much of the same old Duty Free stuff. Also, it was freezing cold, so take something warm. Something wonderful: at the wing next to Pizza Hut (who actually had a decent breafast) there are "S" shaped lounging chairs that are wonderful to nap in. There are only 10, so you have to get one quick.

Best, Steven

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5. Re: Terminal 3 pay lounge at Beijing Airport

Blondesteven - is the transit hotel you mention the same as the pay-in lounge? And are you describing T3 (international) airside? Landside has quite a lot of refreshment facilities.

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6. Re: Terminal 3 pay lounge at Beijing Airport

Hi everyone,

The terminal 3 transit hourly rest lounge is a dissapointment. I had a 7 hour lay over before going back Singapore so I thought I'll try out the transit lounge instead of heading out to town, which is about an hour from the airport.

Situated close to the duty free shop or gate E60 at terminal 3, it seemed like a great idea to just relax in the comfort of a private room so that i can stretch my legs as well as to take a shower but in the end, the whole experience was not good because:

1) The sheets in the room wasn't clean, the bathrooms (common) was not very clean and there was no hot water!

2) The place is not professionally managed as you can see that nobody

cleaned up left over plates and cups from previous users - same goes for the common bathrooms.

3) The TV system was not easy to operate and there was no CNN - only local


4) The snack bar was very poorly stocked.

5) No Wi-Fi

6) Not worth the 120 RMB per hour rate.

Bottom line - unless you are really tired and desperate to find a place to sleep for a couple of hours instead of lying on the floor in the public area, then this 2 star lounge at 4 star prices can be considered.

ML - stayed on Jan 21st, 2011.

Edited: 23 January 2011, 15:48
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7. Re: Terminal 3 pay lounge at Beijing Airport


I am looking at this, for possibility of using it on return journey.

any more comments from any one will be good.



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8. Re: Terminal 3 pay lounge at Beijing Airport

Found this site :


£23 +

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10. Re: Terminal 3 pay lounge at Beijing Airport

A colleague and I recently staged through Beijing overnight. We pre booked the China Eastern Hotel which is midway between terminals 2 and 3. (We arrived at 2 and departed from 3) We arrived late but the minibus driver was waiting for us and the transfer to T3 the following morning was on time. The buses are old and knackered but the service was friendly, the bar stayed open late for us and the rooms clean. 2 people, 4 beers, hot shower,a good clean big bed, clean bathroom and room, and helpful staff made it very worth the total price of 80 Euro's. It is the China Eastern crew hotel and whilst not Sheraton standard it was a ver welcome port in a storm.

Phil Roberts, Aerocare International. UK