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The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City

33 Qihelou Street Dongcheng District, Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City, Beijing, China 100006 (Show on map)

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  • Area: Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City
  • Rooms : 55
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24-hour room service

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business center

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family room

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Located on the Beichizi Street on the eastern side of the Forbidden City, this hotel has been rated by Forbes Magazine as one of the world’s 12 best business hotels. The premier location makes it an ideal starting point to explore the city. Tiananmen Square, Imperial Place Museum, Wangfujing Street, and Jingshan Park can be reached in a 10-minute walk. The subway networks near the hotel makes it easier for guests to go to other landmarks. The hotel features a unique floating internal structure, and guestrooms come equipped with modern amenities to fit all your needs. Savor delicate cuisine together with the finest red wine at the hotel’s 5-star restaurant Crystal. Social gatherings, private parties, or even a wedding can be held at the Yin bar, a roof terrace under the stars. If you’re looking for comfort and tranquility, The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City will definitely be the right choice for you. Located on the Beichizi Street on the eastern side of the Forbidden City, this hotel has been rated ... see more
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Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
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Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

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Aik H. Business travelers Singapore, September 18, 2014
superb and comfortable hotel

Professional and attentive staff, well-decorated and comfy room, close to sights
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Steven A. Couples United States of America, September 9, 2014
Too modern design, but excellent location

Proximity to the Forbidden City, nearby restaurants, helpful staff
very good, but the hypermodern design didn't always work. Our bed was in a corner so only accessible from the foot, the bathroom counter sloped down toward the shower.
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Gary B. Couples United States of America, September 9, 2014
This small wonderful hotel continues to amaze

The staff, the room, the location
We have stayed here seven times before. With each visit I am pleased to report that the hotel maintains it's wonderful atmosphere. Everything is great but the very best is the staff,s friendly efficient and over the top helpful service. It is remarkable in thus day that such people exist and sincerely wish a traveler to have a superior experience and a completely positive impression and memory of their city and country.
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Morton K. Couples United States of America, September 9, 2014
Great staff, location

Proximity to Forbidden City and located on quiet street with nice small businesses and happy families
Delightful- staff went beyond in assisting our needs
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Wuest R. Families with young children France, August 22, 2014
Feeling like an emperor

Service, cleanliness , price
Meeting all expectations, wonderful rooftop, very clean rooms, minibar refilled every day, cookies at 6.30 pm. Staff speaks impeccable English and is there to assist for any request. Bit far from subway but hotel will call a taxi when needed. Very nice rooftop restaurant and at a 5 minutes walk the famous SIJIMINFU restaurant , if you call before there is o waiting time. Walking distance is Jinshan Parc for a marvelous view over the forbidden city. I give it a 10 .
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Wu H. Families with older children China, July 24, 2014
Great hotel can be shared with friends

Service, quality and room service with delicacy and cosy.
Guests shall be self disciplinary and always keep quite during the late hour.
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Huan L. Business travelers China, June 10, 2014
Nice room, wonderful view, nice food.

Nice room, nice food, interior decoration
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Hin W. Couples Hong Kong, May 24, 2014
Good stay

1. Nice room 2. quiet environment 3. good staff
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Caterina M. Solo travelers Canada, May 11, 2014
Clean hotel, attentive staff

Clean, attentive staff, next to shopping area
We enjoyed our stay but wouldn't stay there again. The room was clean and the staff attentive but the food (room service) was beyond terrible, the fridge in the room wasn't working (we had to tore good away) and the staff admitted that it was the same in all the rooms.
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Carlos G. Couples Spain, May 10, 2014
Excellent place:location, comfortability and staff

First, the staff was extremely helpful and orientative. Second, the rooms were original and very clean and comfortable. Third, breakfast was included and the location was excellent!
Our stay was great in every aspect: the location is great: 10 minutes to forbidden city and Beihai park, 15 minutes to a metro station. Very nice surroundings in a beautiful hutong. The staff was extremely helpful, arranging money exchange, a trip to the great wall and train tickets purchase. Breakfast was included and very tasty, with both occidental and chinese options. The negative point: they charged us for printing a couple of sheets the last day. Anyway I would definitely reccomend it.
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Customers like this hotel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Dengshikou Subway Station (1.3 Km / 16 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Beijing Capital International Airport (22.7 Km)
  • Beijing Nanyuan Airport (23.6 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Good breakfast and food" , "Hotel cleanliness" , "Perfect location"
Top attractions in the area:
  • National Art Museum of China (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)
  • Wang Fu Jing Street (0.9 Km / 11 min walk)
  • Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant (1.0 Km / 12 min walk)
  • Forbidden City (1.2 Km / 15 min walk)
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