Raffles Hotel - Beijing

No.33 East Changan Avenue, Beijing, China, 100085  show map
 5 stars
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Raffles Hotel - Beijing

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Jogging track

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Editorial review:

Formerly called the Grand Hotel de Pekin, the hotel Raffles Beijing Hotel has a proud history dating back to 1900. It is situated on the boundary of Wangfujing Dajie and is a good location. The rooms are elegant and the service is friendly. There is a fine selection of Chinese and international dining options, including East 33 (--6526 3388 ext 5172) where the Chinese ambience is smart and modern.

Verified Reviews:

  • Lounge is poor - Panoramic view - Hope to return
  • Breakfast was excellent - Huge shower - Flat screen tv
  • Rooms are comfortable - Air conditioner broken - Great service
  • Wonderful staff - Beautifully decorated - Large bathroom
  • Close to many attractions - Pool is great - Internet was very slow

Overview

The 5-star Raffles boasts close proximity to Forbidden City, Si De Park and Beihai Park just 1.8 km away. The comfortable hotel is set in an antique building in the center of Beijing.

The great location makes museums and the temple easily reachable. The hotel is about 650 meters from Wangfujing and Tiananmen Square.

There are markets and shopping streets in the proximity of the hotel.

This hotel is only 300 meters from Wangfujing underground station. This hotel is ideally located close to Nanyuan airport.

Rooms

All en-suite rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, a DVD player, Wi-Fi, individual climate control and a work desk. Some rooms feature views over Beihai Park. They also have a kettle and coffee/tea makers available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the dining area each morning. The lobby restaurant serves Chinese dishes. Guests can try coffee and tea served in the café bar.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of CNY 220 per person per night.  You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs CNY 110 per night per child under 12 years.  A buffet breakfast is served at the price of CNY 0 per night per child under 6 years.  The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of CNY 151 per person per night. 

Services

The property offers a conference room, a copier and a business center to meet the needs of business travelers.

Relax

On-site leisure facilities include a cocktail lounge, a library and an outdoor swimming pool. For active guests fitness center, a jogging track and a gym are provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at CNY 60 per day.

Number of floors:   17.  Number of rooms:   171.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Executive/Club floor
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Jogging track
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Hair dryer on request

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Hi-Fi
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 11 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of CNY 450 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Raffles Hotel - Beijing Beijing location
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Hotel Address:

No.33 East Changan Avenue, Beijing, China, 100085

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City Center
  • Beijing
    2000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Beijing South Stattion
    3.0 mi
  • Beijing West Railway Station
    5.1 mi
Underground stations
  • Chaoyangmen
    1.7 mi
  • Dongsishitiao
    1.9 mi
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • My Humble House (cuisine: Chinese)
    600 ft
  • Quanjude Peking Duck (cuisine: Chinese, Beijing Specialties)
    1500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    17
  • Number of rooms:
    171

Rooms and availability

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One Queen Bed
Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double or Twin beds or Double Bed
Size: 605 sq. feet
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One queen bed. Located throughout the hotel.

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    Two Single Beds
    Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double or Twin beds or Double Bed
    Size: 605 sq. feet
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    Two single beds. Located throughout the hotel.

    Room facilities
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      Standard Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double or Twin beds or Double Bed
      Size: 605 sq. feet
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      One or two beds. Located throughout the hotel.

      Room facilities

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Raffles Hotel - Beijing Beijing location
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        Hotel Address:

        No.33 East Changan Avenue, Beijing, China, 100085

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Beijing
          2000 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Beijing South Stattion
          3.0 mi
        • Beijing West Railway Station
          5.1 mi
        Underground stations
        • Chaoyangmen
          1.7 mi
        • Dongsishitiao
          1.9 mi
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • My Humble House (cuisine: Chinese)
          600 ft
        • Quanjude Peking Duck (cuisine: Chinese, Beijing Specialties)
          1500 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of floors:
          17
        • Number of rooms:
          171

        Raffles Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Qianmen - 3000 ft
        • Mutianyu Great Wall Chinesische Mauer - 3700 ft
        • Verbotene Stadt - 3700 ft
        • Temple of Heaven - 3700 ft
        • Tiananmen Square - 4600 ft
        • La Cité Interdite - 5000 ft
        • Great Hall of the People - 1.2 mi

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 1700 ft
        • Dengshikuo - 2700 ft
        • Tiananmen East - 4600 ft
        • Dongsi - 1.1 mi
        • Hepingmen - 1.2 mi

        Places of interest

        • Great Wall Badaling Section - 3000 ft
        • Sommerpalast - 3700 ft
        • La Place Tian’Anmen - 5000 ft
        • Jingshan hill - 1.4 mi

        Shopping areas

        • Wangfujing - 2000 ft

        Museums

        • National Museum of China - 4300 ft
        • Palace Museum - 4300 ft
        • Beijing Ancient Observatory - 1.0 mi
        • Forbidden City - 1.1 mi
        • Poly Museum - 1.6 mi

        Theaters

        • National Grand Theatre - 1.4 mi

        Government buildings

        • Beijing Urban Planning Exhibition Hall - 3700 ft

        Local Attractions

        • The Palace Museum - 1.1 mi
          No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
        • The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum - 5200 ft
          Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing
        • Monument of the People's Heroes - 5200 ft
          On Tian'anmen square, Dongcheng District, Beijing
        • Beijing Working People's Cultural Palace - 5000 ft
          East of Tian'anmen, Dongcheng District, Beijing
        • Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang) - 5200 ft
          West of Tian'anmen Square, Dongcheng District, Beijing

        Near the hotelNear the hotel

        • National Museum Of China - 1700 ft
          No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
        • Beijing Taimiao Temple - 2400 ft
          East of Tian'anmen Square, Dongcheng District, Beijing
        • Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) - 3300 ft
          West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
        • Intime Lotte - 2900 ft
          No.88 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
        • Beijing Embassy Buildings in Dongjiaomin Lane - 2200 ft
          Dongjiaomin Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing
        • Beijing Police Museum - 2700 ft
          No.36 Dongjiaominxiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing
        • St. Joseph's Cathedral (East/Main Street India Church) - 2900 ft
          Wangfujing Dajie 74, Beijing

        Restaurants Nearby

        • My Humble House - 600 ft

          Address: No.1 Dong Chang'an Jie, Dongcheng District
          Phone: 010-85188811

          65% likes this, based on 49 reviews
          Cuisine: Chinese

        • McDonalds(Wanfujing) - 1000 ft

          Address: No.200 Wanfujing Street
          Phone: 010-65120499

          75% likes this, based on 44 reviews
          Cuisine: Fast Food

        • Dong lai Shun Restaurant - 1200 ft

          Address: No.198 Wangfujing Street
          Phone: 010-65139661

          62% likes this, based on 112 reviews
          Cuisine: Beijing Specialties

        • Quanjude Peking Duck - 1500 ft

          Address: 13 Shuaifuyuan Lu, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District
          Phone: 010-65253310

          55% likes this, based on 294 reviews
          Cuisine: Chinese, Beijing Specialties

        • Love Noodle (New) - 1000 ft

          Address: WangFuJing Main Street, DongFang Plaza Subway Floor bb30
          Phone: 010-85186074

          72% likes this, based on 36 reviews
          Cuisine: Fast Food

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of floors:
          17
        • Number of rooms:
          171
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        Raffles Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Raffles

        Individual guest reviews

        • Family with children
          7.8

          John Spooner, the guest liaison manager (I think) was absolutely fantastic! All his sightseeing, shopping and dining recommendations were great and he was very aware of our special needs (we were travelling with a 2yo boy). John just got things done, and with a smile. Rooms were spacious and tastefully decorated. The location is unbeatable - close to the Forbidden City/Tiananmen Square on one side and Wangfujing shopping on the other side. Overall a good place to stay.

          The rooms were sadly not as quiet as hoped - the windows need to be double- glazed! Swimming pool was a bit strange. The hotel staff are pleasant and well-intentioned but generally not great at reading situations. For example, we arrived at night, visibly frazzled after a long, difficult day of travel with a very ratty 2yo, but the concierge insisted on taking us on a long and wordy tour of all of the hotel facilities on the way, even though we repeatedly said "Please just take us to our rooms!" Another staff member woke us with a call at 11:45pm to tell us they couldn't find our laundry...I Said actually, I hadn't given them any laundry so they must have called the wrong room, but they didn't apologise for the mistake. Definitely room for improvement.

        • Single
          7.8

          Location is excellent, personalized check in operations, excellent staff.

          East 33 Cafe buffet not up to expectations, meat choice really poor, no corn flakes at breakfast, expensive. Really surprising that such level hotel could not provide bathroom amenities that any 3-4 stars Chinese hotel is regularly offering to his guests and torn towels are absolutely unacceptable from Raffles Hotel , no iron facilities in the room

        • Single
          9.2

          Staff were very welcoming and friendly, made me feel important.

          The shower rose, whilst looking quite impressive it did not perform well rendering the shower below par.

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          The location of the hotel is fantastic. You are within walking distance to Tian'anmen, the forbidden city and Wangfujing. The nearest subway station is less than a 5 minute walk away from the entrance of the hotel which makes it very accesible to the other parts of Beijing through the subway system. The staff at the hotel, especially the bellboys, are very friendly and helpful. English is also not a problem with hotel staff. Rooms are perfect with more than sufficient space to move around (Landmark Room).

          There is a slight difficulty in getting a taxi from the hotel entrance due to the reason that the hotel is located along Chang An Avenue and taxis are not allowed to stop along this street. If you need a taxi urgently, you will need to inform the hotel staff at least 15 mins beforehand, unless you are lucky and a taxi drops of a guest. Alternatively, you could walk to Wangfujing to get a cab, but be wary of those which are stationary as you might get fleeced. The other thing which I feel could have been improved are the anemities provided in the room. We had to ask houskeeping for basic items such as cotton buds, facial pads, shoe polish kit, etc. The reason given by the hotel was that these items were not provided due to "Environmental Protecion Reasons". These items should be provided given the brand name of the hotel without the need for the guest to ask for it. Other than the two items mentioned above, I would defintely choose this hotel again and would also recommend it if you are ever in Beijing for business or pleasure.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          The hospitality I received was just amazing.... thanks to raffles ambassador, front desk and the concierge as overall I thank the whole group of rafffles beijing. and last is communication in raffles was not a problem.

        • Couple
          10.0

          The true attentiveness of the complete staff. Very welcome and friendly, even a sense of humor.

        • Group of friends
          9.6

          it is a great property - full of history but still up-to-date and deluxe service features. we all just loved it.

          poor English of the staff - but this is the same problem throughout China

        • Single
          10.0

          Attentive staff and very spacious room

          Minibar is very expensive as usual

        • Couple
          8.2

          Location is excellent - walking distance to Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square

          Check-in was not very friendly. We arrived at 9am after a 24hr flight and were told we would have to pay a half days fee to access the room early. Check-in is 12, so it was only 3 hrs early and the hotel was all but empty! Not a good start to the holiday.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          It is a beautiful hotel in a lovely old building. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable and the service was excellent.

          The prices in the mini bar and the restaurant were expensive

        • Group of friends
          9.0

          The Raffles was really at a fabulous location, with easy access to most of the attractions we were interested in, plus upscale shopping. The lobby is gorgeous, the rooms clean, and on check-in they were eager to offer us a two-person package, though we were staying in two different rooms. It included breakfast (the buffet is quite nice), free pressing (two items a day), cocktails and nibbles every evening, and free soft drinks from the mini bar, plus a 15% discount at any restaurants. The bed was wonderful, and Internet was free and worked well.

          The rooms, while spacious and comfortable, were decorated in an odd, 1950s fake French style. I would rather the room feel more like Beijing, rather than Marilyn Monroe's boudoir... The staff were helpful, but under the surface I felt that they were rather impatient and agressive. Having said that, I live in Japan, where service is gracious to the nth degree. The package was nice, but a little confusing to manage across two rooms; the executive lounge staff didn't believe we had that kind of arrangement, and there were a couple small errors in our bill on check-out.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          The Beijing Raffles is up to the reputation of the raffles chain

          Nothing

        • Single
          6.6

          Its location, courteous staff

          The room was very cold as it was not possible to turn off the air conditioning.

        • Single
          8.8

          Perfect location for those who want to do a lot of city exploration. Also convenient for Beijing Opera. I love the history that stands behind, and the way the embassador manages to gently introduce you to that if you are not aware. The spa is good as well.

          One can still feel a bit of "soviet" legacy about the hotel - which might be inevitable given that it's a historical building. What I found a bit inconvenient was that water taps were not exactly well mixing the water so you ended up having streams of hot and cold water at the same time.

        • Single
          10.0

          Very well located, I enjoyed the service provided by the staff members, flexibility in payment, and concierge services when organizing trips to the Great Wall or other destinations in the outskirts of Beijing. Rooms were very spacious and comfortable.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Raffles Hotel - Beijing Beijing location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        No.33 East Changan Avenue, Beijing, China, 100085

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Beijing
          2000 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Beijing South Stattion
          3.0 mi
        • Beijing West Railway Station
          5.1 mi
        Underground stations
        • Chaoyangmen
          1.7 mi
        • Dongsishitiao
          1.9 mi
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • My Humble House (cuisine: Chinese)
          600 ft
        • Quanjude Peking Duck (cuisine: Chinese, Beijing Specialties)
          1500 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of floors:
          17
        • Number of rooms:
          171