Just returned from a three night stay in Beijing and while my impression of Beijing was not favourable, my stay at the Marriott Beijing City Wall was a very good experience.
The room was very nice and the staff was excellent. I had communications with all levels of staff and except for the maid, had no problems with English and it was always very polite, helpful and courteous. One early morning, I asked for a cab to take my wife and me to church (St. Joseph's Catholic Church), the bellhop hailed a cab and between him and the doorman, they made sure the cabbie knew where to take us. Another occasion of note: when we were leaving for the airport and our luggage was being loaded into the cab, the bellhop handed me a piece of paper with the taxi's plate number and a number to call in case we have problems, and told me to expect the price to be around 100RMB. On our evening returns to the hotel, the staff was always pleasant and greeted us with a smile.
The location, while not very central was also far from the maddening crowd, just as far as the driveway! On the other side of the property is the remnants of the "city wall" and a park, and two subway stops are within walking distance.
Starbucks is a 8 minute walk away and there is a Blenz in the Henderson Shopping Plaza (opens later in the morning), if you need your coffee fix.
Beijing is not a pedestrian friendly city and subways can be crowded while taxis can get swallowed by the chaotic traffic, but both modes are very cheap.
The hotel is a five star property but there is stiff competition out there, especially with the Olympics over. So check the rates.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This stunning landmark Beijing hotel is adjacent to the remaining ancient Ming Dynasty City Wall, a five-minute drive to Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Silk Market, and a 5-minute walk to Jianguomen Subway Station. Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall is home to 357 elegantly decorated rooms and suites featuring Marriott's trademark "Revive" bedding and connectivity to plug and play iPods and other personal devices. The meeting space comprises of 2,300 square meters, including a pillar-less ballroom that is interchangeable to suit your needs. Wireless high-speed Internet is accessible in all public areas and meeting rooms. Aside from the preferable accommodation and meeting facilities, we offer a distinctive selection of restaurants and bars. Our various facilities and services include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a half-Olympic-size indoor heated swimming pool, 24-hour room service, Gold Key Concierge service and a stay to remember. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Beijing