I visited Beijing for a week to teach two courses. I stayed in the hotel and also used one of the meeting rooms for the classes.
The first bedroom I was given (on a non-smoking floor) stank of cigarettes. Fortunately the hotel wasn't full so I moved to another room the next morning.
Several reviewers complain about the Internet connectivity. My experience was slightly frustrating but I wonder how much is caused by the Chinese government firewall?
The staff in the restaurant were extremely helpful - always wanting to make sure we had everything we needed.
The quality of the food, bedroom and meeting room were all good. I used the gym on one rainy morning - it was very well equipped and quiet so no waiting.
The location is quite convenient - a mile's walk to the Olympic Forest Park - if you'd like some greenery. The subway is relatively close too.
I'd hapilly return to this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the centre of Olympic-Asian Games District, Marco Polo Parkside Beijing is 1.5 Kilometre away from the China National Convention Center and Beijing International Convention Center. It is also within stone's throw away from the famed 2008 Olympic venues - Bird's Nest, Water Cube, Olympic Forest Park, and the newly opened Olympic Park Observation Tower. Choose from a series of elegantly appointed rooms and suites to experience Marco Polo Hotel's signature brand of comfort and attentive service. Each room comes with complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, bath tub with separate shower, iPhone/iPod Dock, and mini bar. Marco Polo Parkside Beijing offers a diverse range of eateries for your culinary enjoyment. Cafe Marco serves an all-day sumptuous East meets West buffet while the Lobby Lounge provides a cozy setting for afternoon teas and signature cocktails. For a taste of traditional imperial Chinese cuisine, Beijing Palace is the place to go to. Matsuko is widely known for its contemporary Japanese cuisine. Gear up for the day ahead or re-invigorate yourself after a long day by taking advantage of our superbly equipped fitness centre or take a dip into our indoor heated swimming pool with sky windows, followed by a series of calming whirlpool bath, saunas and spa treatments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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