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Plaza Hotel Beijing
Ranked #155 of 6,450 Hotels in Beijing
Fremont, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Fair to middling”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2007

This is a China rated 4 star hotel located in the Chaoyang District. The room I stayed in showed visible signs of wear but was comfortable and clean. The bed was a typical China hotel bed; hard as a rock and not very comfortable. My stay was one night and I was not able to walk around outside but a map indicated that Curio City is not too far away though probably outside of walking distance.

The hotel is on a busy street and street sounds could be heard 15 floors up.

The breakfast buffet was average with a fair selection of food. When I ate at 7:30 AM, the seating was full and the option was to wait or share a table with strangers. This might be fine for those wishing to meet others, it can provide a grumpy morning start to others. There were a number of tourists seen at breakfast.

The airport is located about 25 km away and it took approximately 60 minutes by taxi at 9 AM during a weekday with traffic.

  • Stayed March 2007, travelled on business
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cardiff uk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2007

Beijing is absolutely incredible, and our experienced was enhanced at our 3 nights at the Plaza Hotel. Excellent value for money, clean, super service, and a pleasureable manner with all the staff. They went out of their way to assist us with the food. We are " Kosher" & they did everything to ensure that we had our meals without problems. Have only one small complaint, the beds were a little hard, but we were so exhausted from sightseeing that we fell asleep immediately. Very quiet, and a very nice Hotel. Thoroughly recommended. Met a lot of Israeli,s who had the same opinions as ourselves. Thank you Plaza Hotel for such an experience. We shall return.

Anthony & Gloria Hyatt Cardiff Wales. United Kingdom

  • Liked — just so nice
  • Disliked — the beds
  • Tips/Secrets — keep cool and njoy
  • Stayed December 2006
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7 Thank ANTHONYAHYATT
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Brighton, UK.
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25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2006

Summary:
The Plaza is a modern, slightly better than a Holiday Inn, business hotel. It is an inexpensive taxi ride away from most of Beijing’s major sites.

When and why we stayed:
Stayed for three nights in November 2006 during a Highlights of China tour.

Cost:
The hotel was included in the overall cost of our holiday.

Room:
Our room was clean and well furnished with new modern furniture. The large double bed was comfortable. Facilities included TV; tea & coffee making facilities; Mini Bar; hair dryer; and desk. The bathroom was clean, with shower gel; shampoo; tooth brushes etc provided free-of-charge. Two bottles of complimentary water were left for us each day

The Hotel:
The Plaza is a modern business hotel. It has several restaurants, including Chinese, a coffee shop and Japanese restaurant. The buffet breakfast in the coffee shop was very good, with east meets west food: fruit; dim sum; cereals; noodles; bacon; rice; and cooked-to-order omelettes. Dinner for two in the coffee shop: soup; main courses; and beer cost 238 yuans.

The hotel’s laundry service is excellent – it cost 30 yuans to get a pair of jeans cleaned. They were returned to our room within hours. The staff were friendly, spoke English far better than we speak Mandarin, and were helpful. When we had a problem with our toilet a repair man arrived promptly. Internet access in the business centre costs 2 yuans per minute with a 10 minutes minimum.

Location:
The hotel is situated on Beijing’s Third ring road. The nearest Metro Station (Guomao) at The World Trade Centre is a 17 yuans taxi ride away. To reach Tiannamen Square by taxi costs 35 – 40 yuans. There are few restaurants or shops in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. There is a KFC next door. Panjiayuan, Beijing’s biggest antique market is within walking distance of the hotel.

The city:
We were amazed how modern, western, and huge Beijing is. We were amazed to discover the city has 50 Starbucks. Katie Melua can never have visited Beijing. There are far more cars than bicycles on the city’s American-wide roads, which including its six ring roads are mobbed all day with motorised traffic jams. Must-sees within the city are Tiannamen Square; The Summer Palace; and The Forbidden City. The Silk Market on Chang’an Avenue is worth a visit for the lover of inexpensive high-quality faux designer gear.

  • Liked — The service
  • Stayed October 2006
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8 Thank BrotherSmith
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2006

I stayed at this hotel because of a conference i was attending here.
The location was excellent, but the hotel is a bit old and dated, without particular charm to compensate. The hard beds were a real problem!
Although the food was good, the breakfast arrangements were a bit of a shambles. I wouldn't have classed this as 5 star as it is advertised.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — beds
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled on business
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2 Thank radicalseven
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
154 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 566 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2006

We stayed here for several nights as part of a tour of China, so as the hotel was included in the tour, I have no idea of the price and whether or not it is value for money.

The public areas are not as spacious as some hotels we stayed at in China, and the room was adequate rather than enormous. It was clean and well presented, however.

The staff were helpful, and I used the internet in the business centre without diffculty and at a reasonable price.

We only had a set "Western" dinner here, organised by the tour company, and this was a mistake as there was no choice and difficulties in getting alternative dishes. Buffet breakfast was very good though.

The neighbourhood is a building site at present, and Beijing at this time of year was full of pollution, especially dust blown in from the Gobi desert.

  • Stayed May 2006
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5 Thank jj-the-jetsetter
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2005

I stayed at the Plaza Hotel from 30 Nov 2005 till 5 Dec 2005, while on a business trip to Beijing. The hotel is rated 4*. The hotel is very modern, well kept and certainly very clean.

There is free high speed broadband available, both wired and wireless. The wireless beacon signal is somewhat odd. I could get the signal in one position, but if I were to move my laptop by just a centimeters, I would lose signal. Wired connection was great.

As for food availability in the hotel, if you want to have room service, there are effectively 2 Oriental dishes available only (wonton noodles and tempura), even though the menu lists much more,

As I stayed up till quite late each night to talk to people back in the UK, I often got hungry and became a regular for their late night wonton noodles. The noodles were OK, though I have had better in various parts of SE Asia.

The hotel has 2 restaurants, one serving Western food and another serving Chinese food. In the Chinese restaurant, which was open from 1200 till 1400 and 1700 till 2100, some items on the menu were always "sold out" though the items available were excellent.

Their laundry service was excellent. The stated "regular service" was return of clothes by 1800, though I got mine much earlier, by about 1300 for clothes that left my room at about 0930.

I paid approx GBP 38 per night for the room.

  • Stayed November 2005, travelled on business
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15 Thank Kenneth T
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essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2005

We stayed at this hotel for three days and were very impressed. Very clean, comfortable and modern rooms. The food was uniformly excellent, particularly the breakfasts which were some of the best we've ever had - juices, fruit, toast, bacon, eggs, cereals, tea and coffee, plus cold meats and cheeses or oriental foods.I would recommend this place without hesitation.

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Property: Plaza Hotel Beijing
Address: No.100 Dongsanhuan South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100021, China
Region: China > Beijing > Panjiayuan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#49 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
#124 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Plaza Hotel Beijing 4*
Number of rooms: 217
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