The Opposite House is a beautiful, modern hotel that opened just in time for the Beijing Olympics. The lobby is like no other that I have seen: a living room atmosphere with no real check in counter but lots of competent staff ready to help you. You walk through the door and are escorted to a couch. Soon someone arrives, iPad in hand, to check you in. All done in a very efficient and friendly manner.
The rooms are very well-designed with lots of nice touches like a wooden soaking tub in my room. The design is modern even though the floors and other aspects of the hotel look like recycled lumber and metal were used in the construction.
The Opposite House has an excellent pool and fitness center. The latter is underutilized and never crowded. It also has a spa which none of the people in my party used.
The hotel has multiple restaurants but, strangely enough, none of them serve Chinese food. It isn't really a problem since the hotel is located in an upscale neighborhood with plenty of good restaurants, Chinese and otherwise. The Opposite House does have a fine bar with many classic and innovative drinks and a very charming group of servers.
I have stayed at some nice places in Beijing. This one is not the most luxurious but it was the most comfortable and had the most efficient and warm staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Opposite House features 99 luxuriously appointed guest studios designed by the renowned Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma. Designed to provide a sense of space, warmth and comfort, studios start from 45/481 sqm/sqf, which are arguably some of the largest in Beijing. They come fitted with signature wooden floorings and oak tubs. Partnering with well-known Shanghai based Australian restaurateur David Laris and restaurant designers Neri & Hu, we offer an intoxicating blend of restaurants and bars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Opposite House Hotel Beijing
- The Opposite Hotel
- Opposite Hotel Beijing