My wife and i stayed for 4 nights during late July. our stay coincided with the celebration of France within the hotel, which was echoed in the dining room which was nicely decorated with the Tricolors of the french flag. Our initial breakfast was somewhat chaotic, as the BBC orchestra was all there at the same time together as they were leaving after a concert, so demands on space and service were a little mixed. However i can say we dined at the hotel for all breakfasts and evening meals and were not disappointed. It was interesting that there was free wine with the meals, but it was from Chile! There were some international staff at the hotel assisting in the training etc of the staff, and we found them very much in the Accor style in trying to please, and in particular i would like to congratulate Thomas in the dining room, Onemane as concierge, and i think it was Romano at the front counter, well done to all, as they made our stay a pleasure. The location is good, close to the forbidden city and the square, but as for walking there and back it is a bit further than we liked (we are in our 60s and 70s) as we were unable to get a cab back from the forbidden city. Over the road from the hotel is a huttong which is worth walking through to see the locals enjoying both play and work, and they will give a pleasant nod when you acknowledge them. The subway is about 3-4 minutes walk and will give excellent cheap access all over the city. Very pleased with our stay, and would recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Mercure Xidan Beijing is located in the commercial and retail heart of Beijing, walking distance from Tiananmen Square and only 45 min from the airport. The hotel offers 290 rooms featuring city views, as well as a cafe restaurant, lobby lounge, fitness centre and swimming pool. With exceptional service and facilities, the hotel is perfect for that special weekend holiday as well as an ideal conference venue for business travellers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Mercure Beijing Central Hotel Beijing
- Grand Mercure Xidan
- Mercure Hotel Beijing