While I take note of the comments in regards to the rooms and service overall, this review focuses on a recent dining experience and my observations in general. On my arrival, unlike most 5 star hotels, there was no one to greet the car, open door etc. Upon entering, even though it was lunch time, the place was devoid of any activity. I chose to dine in the Lobby Bar area and try the afternoon tea set (based on the savvy recommendation of the server). Service was fine, quite attentive. However, the Lobby Lounge area is a bit run down, the chairs appear well used, with numerous marks, scuffs and appeared worn and dirty. Which I found a bit off putting. The food being the afternoon tea set is fine for two persons, and well presented, however, on the sandwich side, the bread was dry and tasteless. the cakes small but okay. Not sure about the demographic or clientele of this hotel, however, I was only one of three party's seated. the other two consisted of a canoodling couple and another couple that felt it was perfectly fine to take out nail clippers and proceed to clip, clip away at their nails. Yuk. I was keen to leave at that point and don't think I will be back, let alone plan a stay there. While existing the Hotel, the doorman had appeared and seemed quite unhappy that I wanted a Taxi (and eventually assisted with some reluctance). Pretty much sums it up really.
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- Exceptional accommodations and service in an ideal Central Business District (CBD) location await you at Fairmont Beijing, China - voted #1 hotel in China on TripAdvisor in 2012. Stunning architecture and interior design reflects traditional and contemporary Chinese styles. Savor the ultimate dining experiences in our award-winning restaurants, keep fit on the road in our state-of-the-art gym and pool, then relax and indulge in our Willow Stream Spa.Please visit the TripAdvisor homes our hotel restaurants, The Cut and Lunar 8! ... more less
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