I stayed at the Fairmont Beijing at the beginning and end of a week long trip to China with my 2 children. We booked a Gold floor King bedded room through Expedia because they had a free internet and breakfast promo to go along with a great nightly rate. Upon check-in, we were charged 200 CNY more per child per day for the Gold privileges which was acceptable, but not as advertised by Expedia. This is primarily a business hotel in the financial district, but the hotel staff was extremely welcoming to us regardless of our casual attire. The breakfast buffet at Lunar 8 is HUGE and offers delicious western and Chinese selections, as well as a very expansive pastry bar. You can watch fresh dim sum being made most mornings and eggs are cooked to order. We found the wait staff at Lunar 8 to be amazing both at breakfast and dinner. They were always available to attend to our every need and desire...and after 2 days there, they remembered everything we wanted from previous visits and had our table set with bottled water and fresh juice while we were at the buffet. Excellent service. The dinner menu is Chinese, but they do have a western menu available, too.
The rooms themselves were very spacious. Everything is automated from the moment you walk in and find the blackout drapes opening automatically. Lights are controlled by wall buttons and at the also conveniently at bedside. There are automated blinds for bathroom privacy and my kids love the Toto bidet toilet.
My only complaint is that there are smoking rooms available in the hotel which resulted in people smoking in the elevators. Hit or miss if you're going to get into an elevator which has become a smoke chamber. Also, while our room was non-smoking, the corridor to the room was sometimes smokey. We did not notice the smoke problem at the front end of our trip, but when we returned, it was an issue that put a damper on our otherwise wonderful stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Fairmont Hotels, Odigeo, Agoda, Priceline, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Ctrip TA, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Fairmont Beijing reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Fairmont Beijing Hotel Beijing