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Red Capital Residence
Ranked #804 of 6,520 Hotels in Beijing
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“grossly overpriced”
Reviewed 5 November 2005

We recently spent 1 night here during a week long stay in beijing. The hotel is very very hard to find, but that adds some excitement. The true problem is that despite a generally helpful staff, the accomodations simply are completely out of whack with the rates they charge.
This is one of those places I would have loved if I had discovered it while backpacking and paid $30.00 a night for, but when the rate is 6 times that you feel like you are being taken by the savvy american owner. Especially when a similar rate will put you into a international class hotel with loads of amenities. No it is likley not as interesting, but there are easier and vastly cheaper ways to experience Beijing than Red Capital. We stayed in the Chairman "Suite", which was thread bare and dirty.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed 19 October 2005

After reading reviews of Red Capital Club/Residence we were excited to book a 4 night stay. We checked out after the first night. It was difficult for our guide to find and surrounding area did not look welcoming for venturing out at night. We felt they took the "kitsch" too far past the "comfort level."
The reception area & rooms are so jampacked with kitschy furniture & items, there's little room for comfort. While the courtyard area is lovely - the rooms leave a bit to be desired. We had booked the largest rooms - the Chairman Mao Suite and a Concubine Suite. Both were much smaller than we expected. There was no place to hang clothes or even put suitcases to get them out of the way. Lighting was very poor. We hunted for TV and safe...found them hidden under bath towels. The bathroom was small, a bit dingy & moldy. Little soundproofing between rooms.
Staff was very friendly & helpful, but we didn't think there were enough 'creature comforts' for the price. Especially after booking a 5-star duplex suite at Peninsula Palace for about $50-$75 more per night.
Overpriced & overhyped was our assessment. It is fun and perhaps for 1 night if you want to enjoy the kitsch. But, we'd recommend a meal at the restaurant and call it good!

  • Stayed September 2005
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Property: Red Capital Residence
Address: No.9 Dongsi Liutiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
Region: China > Beijing > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#214 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Capital Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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