Royal Phoenix Hotel is located down a narrow lane in one of the remaining hutongs, an original neighbourhood of mixed residence and business. The hutongs are fast disappearing as modern construction takes over. I selected this hotel for the location in the hutong, also central to the main attractions such as Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.When I booked it was part of the Best Western chain so I could gain points and also use Best Western gift certificates purchased with my points however I had discovered by chance on trip advisor just a few weeks before our trip, that travelers were reporting that the hotel was no longer part of the BW chain. Funnily enough, I still received an email reminder notification about my booking from BW just the week before our trip! The hotel is modern and has a very grand entry and lobby which seems a little incongruent for the location on the simple narrow hutong lane. I was prepared for what might be a bit of confusion on checkin based on recent trip advisor reviews. Reception staff were friendly and welcoming and spoke English, but, sure enough, did not have record of my reservation! I had written confirmation of the room booked, rate and breakfast inclusions which they copied and then proceeded with the booking. They did not have any king rooms available so put us in the same room category but with two large single beds. Each bed was almost double size so this was just fine for us. The modern, clean room included comfortable seating, a desk area, fridge, coffee and tea making supplies, safe, and four piece bathroom, cable internet; free wifi is only available in the lobby. A little strange that the bathroom tub/shower wall is a large window into the bedroom but there was a vertical blind which we closed. Buffet breakfast was included in our price and was served either in the large dining room or in the lobby. Choices included a mix of Asian and Western food...plenty of good food. We were happy with this choice of hotel.
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