I booked two executive rooms for 3 night for my family of 5. We arrived at 6am after a long flight from the uk and was given a lovely room to relax in whilst our rooms was made available. We had a nap and a shower and was then shown to our new rooms on the executive floor which is out the back of the main building (all connected).
After a long hard day sightseeing we retired to the executive lounge for cocktails and eats to be met by Sage and Julia who not only got us everything we wanted but also became friends and helped us with sightseeing and food decisions.
On our second day we witnessed the terrible incident in Tiananmen Square which shook all the family up but upon returning to our hotel sage was there to meet us and quickly got us all a drink and chatted to us about going to the Great Wall the next day.
The hotel was very nice and very central for everything. The rooms and breakfast are first class. The swimming pool area was a big let down for us with very little warmth in the building and having to wear bathing hats every time you entered the water.. No thanks.
Taxi from the airport was 135 yuan but it's hard to get passed the rip off men, but persevere. Some taxis were asking for 5 times the correct amount so just ask for the meter to be switched on.
In conclusion, Raffles was a lovely place and if you can afford the step up I would definitely recommend the executive package, even if it's just to meet Sage,Julia and the other lovely staff in the lounge.
Thanks again Raffles from the Griffiths family
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