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Great, clean and quiet location
Excellent service and quick response to any issues. Front desk spoke English. Rooms are large. Good amount of English tv channels. Bad room service food. We should have complained. Bread was hard as a rock. Soup was cold. Sandwich was not edible. But the food in the restaurant in the morning was good. Buffet is excellent as well.
Design of lobbies, eateries, and design and furnishings of room. 1) There is some stains on carpet (below table) in room 607. 2) There is no free PC terminals for a quick and short access of internet (usually available to house guest in European hotels of similar positioning. 3) One front test lady, though pleasantly presentable, was impatient with most guests at counter.
Booked club level room which included club lounge with happy hour dishes with wine, beer and spirits. Nice selection of dishes to include hot foods. Breakfast also included with club room was the magnum opus with a wide varied offering of classic world breakfast menu. Hmmm..can't say ..not really any gripe other room air on was too cold.
Rooms well appointed Staff attentive Club lounge excellent Pool large and well appointed Nothing :-)
Decoration is high level.
When visiting the Central Business District, the Sofitel offers a great bed in a great room, a welcome addition to the expanding neighbourhood. The exterior of the hotel does not stand out as it is part of a much larger complex. Some improved sinage would be appropriate for such a high-class business hotel.
I was unable to find a bellboy to bring my bag to my room when I checked in.
We stayed here for 4 nights. The hotel is in the soft opening stage and were told only 50 rooms were available. It seemed like we were the only guests but we tried to get another room for a friend and they said it was booked. The location is fairly close to everything as as a reference it is 2 blocks away from the crazy silk market. The staff were fantastic and all welcomed us by name each time we entered or left the premises. The staff service from top to bottom could not be faulted. The rooms were large and very comfortable. We used the gym daily and with the latest equipment was great to work out on. The Willow spa common to Fairmont was not open yet but should be fantastic. We travel to Beijing once or twice a year and will make the Fairmont our new Beijing home. TIP: Print the address off and a map before you leave for China. Being a new hotel drivers from the airport had a hard time finding it.
Myself and my family had the pleasure of staying at the Fairmont Beijing from 15th August to 18th. We had arranged airport pick up with the hotel and they were there to meet us after we departed the baggage area - a hotel rep whisked us through the airport to the waiting car very efficent and helpful ( speaks english ). The hotel is newly opened and is wonderful with large rooms with two TVs ( one in the bathroom ), the staff are very frendly and will go out of there way to asist you in anyway. A highlight of our stay was dinner in the CUT Restaurant. It has to be the best steaks in Beijing and the service was equally as good. We also had excellent breakfasts and one lunch in the hotel. They have just opened the Fairmont Gold lounge where you can have breakfast and evening snacks - well worth the extra money you pay . Looking forward to visiting Fairmont Beijing again and trying a few other Fairmonts in the future .
Tidiness and staff was quite helpful. The hot water treatment and shower facilities were attractive The water of the swimming pool was cold. Conciege people didn't know well except booking coach bus. The location was near the end road so it was hard to get taxi and the staff didn't help much. Choose this hotel if have arrangement prepared for car or know the way to subway to get around.
The location of this hotel is excellent. They are renovating their rooms, which were looking a little tired. The staff is helpful, despite the limited amount of English spoken. Maps in a Western language available at the concierge would be helpful.
The staff were friendly and very helpful. The room was rather clean.
The swimming pool, the location, the garden
All staff were personable and very helpful to non-chinese speakers. Breakfast was delicious, especially the bircher muesli. Room was quiet and comfortable. Hotel was central and convenient for our visit. An extremely enjoyable experience.
Excellent Hotel. Very comfortable, good location, very convenient to underground transport, and excellent friendly staff. The booking process with Kayak was very problematic. The Hotel did not receive the reservation and it was a major. lengthy effort to get it sorted.
the location and the price none
I've been told that my room is a double bed, but I request king size at the reservation.
good selection breakfast that is included with the rate. Chinese and Western. WIFI is not working in the room or very slow. Rooms needs to be updated and repairs. Staff English very poor.
Good connection too airport. Lack of English speaking skills.
Very luxurious room. Nice to have English-speaking staff. We booked because it advertised an indoor pool and airport transfers. To use the pool, they forced you to buy a bathing cap for a huge sum. The airport transfer meant they'd call you a cab.
There was very little to like. The location was ok. This hotel is not a 5 star property. This hotel is not a 5 star property. 3.5'star is a fair raring. The surrounding shops and services are very low end. Most notably, I exchanged money twice and was given counterfeit 100 RMB notes. The manager, refused to help rectify this theft
A 6pm sundowner on the revolving floor watching the lights of Beijing come on was worth the pretty hefty price for the drink. To cold in the buffet restaurant at night
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Breakfast N / A
Great room for the price. Great location next to subway, which is critical in Beijing. At breakfast, we arrived 5 minutes before it was about to close one morning. Things had already begun to be packed away. This should not happen until after the deadline. The deadline should only be used to stop admitting people, not to pressurise those who are there. We were admitted and were physically racing against staff who tried to reach things before we did and snatch them from under our noses so we couldn't get them. This was our only bad experience and it was quite unacceptable. Again, the deadline should be used to stop admitting people. Those who are admitted should be entitled to have their breakfast in peace.
Room was very comfortable and clean! Had problems with shower and aircon, but service repairs were there within in minutes to repair! Good service. Very big and impersonal - but the comfort, staff and amenities made up for it!
Service and cleanliness Check in ...too time consuming
a lot of noise there was a time of redecoration
The total courtesy of the staff was overwhelming. Any problem was quickly addressed. They do not accept China Southern Airlines reward cards !!!!!!! Almost every hotel in the world has an affiliation with all major airlines for frequent flyers. Extremely disappointing. I won't stay there again due to this
great location, very nice restaurant on top floor and great club in underground, nice lobby hotel room need renovation and new furniture, for this I will rate hotel for 3*
huge breakfast buffet; terrific gym and spa; spacious lobby; housekeeping staff. high prices for restaurants; bed was old and lumpy and able to feel the springs under mattress. I spent 6 nights so it was an issue for me.
The cleanliness and the comfort and the quality of food and service
The hotel is well run and the staff is helpful and available. Property of the English language is widespread which makes life easy for foreign travelers. Location is central, minutes away from the underground line that connect to the financial district. English TV channels. An all around very good value for money. For business travelers, don't get to the breakfast after 07:30 am, it can get pretty packed and the service suffers from a bit of overloading.
A CBD hotel with glasswall exterior, but with a pleasant interior and natural marble finishings. Highly recommended for businessmen, who know their way in Beijing and appreciate value for money. The international hustle and bustly, but for that, you can walk to the nearby China World Tower.
The staff were very helpful, and most of them spoke decent english and made it easy to communicate. The rooms were really nice and clean, and the size was great. Very good value for money. On the map and in the hotel introduction it's made out to be walking distance to the silk market, but it's actually a 40 minute walk and you are alot better off getting a taxi. The pool is supposed to be free, but swimming caps are mandatory without this being stated anywhere and you are charged 170 CNY for one, which dismisses the point of being free of charge I think, as not many bring a swimming cap. We were on a shopping holiday, but when we arrived at the hotel they charged us 5000 CNY in deposit for the room. I thought this was way over the top, as we had already paid for the hotel. The money wasn't back on my account before two days after I left, and therefore shrunk my budget alot. The breakfast was expensive and not very tasty.
It's not 5 star hotel. May be 3.5, maximum 4. Good location in the center, but closer subway station in 15 min by walk. Bad English on reception, bad service in the rooms, expencive price in restaraunts, not bad fitness center and swimming pool. Not bad hotel for chinese buisnesmen, but no for foreign tourists.
The services in the hotel was generally good. We would like to compliment the great service rendred to us by the Concierge. Thank you very much. However, the service in the executive lounge was poor. Staff and even the manager were not trained, they do not possess food and beverage service skills and knowledge. They were busy entertaining themselves and guests like ourselves were ignored. the food quality for both breakfast and evening cocktails were poor.
The hotel is very nicely appointed, the natural wood and marble provide optimal ambience, the bed and bathroom are very comfortable Language barriers and local management make this hotel less accessible for international tourists, but it's a gem for the experienced business traveller seeking 5 star comfort at a 3.5 star price. A true find in Beijing.
Comfortable bed and bathroom, high end feel without the high end charge, superb swimming pool and sauna No CNN or BBC, and staff speak only basic english. Despite the international name, the hotel seems to target the local market.
Staff very courteous and helpful. Room good size and well appointed.
nothing special. Cleanliness in both room.
Quality of the Room NN
The split between a local and a global Hotel. Not too americanised. No outside pool to relax - in my point of view very important for business people ..... and last but not least their partners. Second I think after some visits in your hotel you should offer good clients some award
Do not book rooms through this hotel name. There are several hotels that Kayak links to China World. I wound up in the Traders hotel rather than the real China World and it was far less value for the money. Avoid this bait and switch !
Location, facilities, service, design nothing to complain about