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8.6
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9.4
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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  • Red Moon Bar100 m
  • Dongcheng College Site140 m
  • Beijing Tangzi Manchuria Temple140 m
  • Changpu River150 m
  • Star City Cinema210 m
  • Wangfujing Subway Station210 m
  • Huacheng Building230 m
  • Oriental Plaza250 m
  • Toshiba China Office250 m
  • Standard Chartered Bank250 m
  • Free Wi-Fi
    2017

    Beijing Hotel NUO Forbidden City

    33 East Chang An Avenue, Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City, Beijing, China, 100004 - See map
    "The location is excellent and the staff is very helpful and well trained, going the extra mile to please the guests in decent English."
    Christian - May 6, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 93% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.8 rating for service
    • 220 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • Located in heart of Beijing

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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    Location score
    9.4/10
    Service score
    8.8/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.7/10
    Room comfort score
    8.7/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.3
    Distance to city center0.5 Km
    Location rating9.4
    Nearest airportBeijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
    Distance to airport24.3 km

    Rooms available at Beijing Hotel NUO Forbidden City

    8.7
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    President Suite
    President Suite
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    • Street view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed & 1 king bed
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    Chairman Suite, Suite, 1 King
    Chairman Suite, Suite, 1 King
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    • Room size: 154 m²/1658 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe King Or Twin Room
    Deluxe King Or Twin Room
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    • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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    Heritage View Room
    Heritage View Room
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    • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
    • Street view
    • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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    Heritage Suite
    Heritage Suite
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    • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Twin
    Deluxe Twin
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    • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
    • City view
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    Studio
    Studio
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    • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Heritage Room
    Heritage Room
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    • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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    Deluxe City View Twin
    Deluxe City View Twin
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    • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
    • Street view
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    Premier Twin
    Premier Twin
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    • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
    • City view
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    What people love about Beijing Hotel NUO Forbidden City

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Location

      "This hotel location is great, with the famous Wangfujing street just right behind."

      Deon S.

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      June 25, 2017

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The concierge service here was excellent and really made our holiday."

      Elspeth S.

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      April 17, 2017

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Great location, next to Tienanmen square and forbidden palace"

      Zheni

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      October 17, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "The location is priceless- enabling one to access the great ..."

    Dato' M.

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    July 2, 2017

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    What they offer

    9.6
    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Beautiful grand traditional Raffles style hotel with enormou..."

    Elspeth S.

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    April 17, 2017

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    American
    Asian
    Continental
    Vegan

    Restaurants on site

    经典法国餐厅
    Cuisine:French
    Menu:Buffet
    东33餐厅
    Cuisine:American, Chinese
    Menu:Buffet

    Nearby restaurants

    Chinese cuisine
    Chinese cuisine
    Yi Yuan
    50 m Chinese
    Beijing Hotel Raffles
    50 m Chinese, French
    TanJia Cai
    50 m Chinese
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    East 33
    50 m Asian, Chinese
    Mian Ai Mian (Xintiandi)
    300 m Asian, Fast food
    Da Dong Roast Duck
    300 m Asian, Chinese
    Fast food
    Fast food
    Wei Bai KaLi (GongMei Mansion)
    370 m Fast food, Indian
    BeiJing Kungfu ( DongFang Plaza )
    480 m Fast food
    Burger King (Wang JingHua Cai)
    490 m Fast food

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Beijing Hotel NUO Forbidden City from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.7
    Excellent
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    Rating via Agoda8.6
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    Cleanliness8.7
    Facilities8.1
    Location9.4
    Room comfort and quality8.7
    Service8.8
    Value for money8.3
    High score for Beijing
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    9+ Exceptional (310)
    8-9 Excellent (180)
    7-8 Very Good (104)
    6-7 Good (42)
    <6 Below Expectation (48)
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    Jun - Aug (208)
    Sep - Nov (167)
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Hee from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe King Or Twin Room
    Stayed 5 nights in September, 2018

    Great Hotel”

    The location is simply excellent as its withing walking distance (about 10 minutes) to Tiananmen & Forbidden City. At the back end of the hotel about 5 minutes walk, there is Wangfujing walking street & food market which offers so many varieties of food. The 2 famous restaurants for Peking Duck (Quanjude & DaDong is also within 5 to 10 minutes walk. The hotel itself is part of 3 grand hotels with so much history & beautifully decorated. The room is like a suite with separate living & sleeping area. Shower water pressure is good & the aircond is cold. The front desk staff can speak English & are willing to recommend tour packages at various price levels. Truly an excellent hotel & I would readily stay there again for my next visit to Beijing.

    Reviewed September 13, 2018

    Dear Hee, Thank you for having chosen Beijing Hotel NUO. It is a pleasure reading your comments and I will certainly share them with the Ladies and Gentlemen. We are looking forward to see you again when your travel plans bring you back to Beijing. Best Regards, Aref General Manager

    Responded December 04, 2018
    Beijing Hotel NUO Forbidden City
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Laurence from United States
    Couple
    Heritage Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March, 2019

    I dont review a lot but I would stay again in this hotel, walk to tianamen square, forbidden city ”

    Wangfujing st. There is a street market at wang fujing which we did not need to go anywhere else.Jason and Dolly was awesome and assisted us with out private car to mutianyu. we felt safe on our trip. The best part was the in room dining at 11:30pm when we arrived. We were so tired and hungry but the staff as so great! Stay here!!!!

    Reviewed April 05, 2019

    Dear Laurence, Thank you for your review and your comments about Jason and Dolly, I will let them now how they positively impacted your experience during your visit. I am thrilled that Care (Room Service Gentleman) was able to delight you with his service and will share that all his efforts are noticed. Thank you for having chosen our hotel and hope we will welcome you again when your travel takes you back to Beijing. Sincerely, Aref Sayegh General Manager

    Responded April 06, 2019
    Beijing Hotel NUO Forbidden City
    10.0
    Exceptional
    May from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe King Or Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March, 2019

    Great location. Professional staff who goes the extra mile.”

    Was on a anniversary holiday trip and the hotel went the extra mile by upgrading us to the suite. Location is great. Walking distance to forbidden city, Tian’anmen and shopping belt. The concierge was really helpful. Made our stay really memorable. Thank u Beijing Hotel Nuo. We will be back again if we next visit Beijing.

    Reviewed March 30, 2019

    Dear May, Thank you for having chosen Beijing Hotel for your special occasion. We are thrilled that we were able to fulfill your needs and go above your expectations. I will relate to the concierge team your kind comments and looking forward to see you back with us. Sincerely, Aref Sayegh General Manager

    Responded April 01, 2019
    Beijing Hotel NUO Forbidden City
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Aimee from Philippines
    Business traveler
    Heritage Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June, 2019

    very nice location”

    nice place, clean, near the subway,

    Reviewed June 26, 2019

    Dear Aimee, Thank you for your review and it was a pleasure having you as our guest. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope we will see you again when your travel takes you back to Beijing. Sincerely, Aref Sayegh General Manager

    Responded June 27, 2019
    Beijing Hotel NUO Forbidden City
    9.2
    Exceptional
    chaim from Israel
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe King Or Twin Room
    Stayed 4 nights in May, 2019

    Excellent”

    Location is great. Stuff were super kind and friendly and helpful, good English speakers. The breakfast was perfect.

    Reviewed May 12, 2019

    Dear chaim, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy that we are able to anticipate your needs and you enjoyed our services and amenities. Hope to see you again when your travels take you back to Beijing. Sincerely, Aref Sayegh General Manager

    Responded May 13, 2019
    Beijing Hotel NUO Forbidden City
    8.4
    Excellent
    Christian from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in May, 2018

    A memorable stay at a very good hotel ”

    This hotel is full of history,. It is one of the most prestigious hotels in Beijing. Nixon, Ho Chi Minh, the Olympic Committee, they all stayed in this complex in which NUO has two wings. The location is excellent and the staff is very helpful and well trained, going the extra mile to please the guests in decent English. Special thanks to S. :-) The old wing from 1917 has better views but there were some Wi-Fi issues. The new wing which is right behind the old one is obviously more modern. All in all it was a wonderful stay and I would recommend this hotel to friends and business partners.

    Reviewed May 06, 2018

    Dear Christian, Thank you for choosing Beijing Hotel NUO and feedback after your recent stay with us. It is a pleasure to know you enjoyed the history background and environment of the hotel. At the same time, We regret to learn about the Wi-Fi issue you encountered during your stay. The feedback provided by you is used to identify the areas in need of improvement and to better train our employees, all of which will help to continuously enhance the satisfaction levels when you return. Thank you for your time to provide these improvement areas to us and we hope to welcome you back soon again.

    Responded June 26, 2018
    Beijing Hotel NUO Forbidden City
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Julito from Philippines
    Business traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in September, 2017

    Quaint Hotel”

    I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Everything is near: metro, shopping centers, restaurants, forbidden city.... and the breakfast spread super love!! will definitely use this hotel again next year! highly recommended to my colleagues and friends! 👍

    Reviewed October 08, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Cilia from Singapore
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in August, 2017

    Exceptional”

    we were allowed to check in early . Not only that we were given VIP treatment by the GM who invited us for the free Hi Tea and Happy hours for consecutive three days. Their chefs are excellent! Highly recommend any body who come to Beijing to book the Nuo hotel!

    Reviewed September 27, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Dato' from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Heritage Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June, 2017

    Great central location, Great decor, Great Hotel”

    The location is priceless- enabling one to access the great Wangfujing Food Street. The MRT station is but at the doorstep, therefore there's easy access to all over Beijing. Comes at a price, but well worth it and the crowd's a good crowd too.

    Reviewed July 02, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ping from Hong Kong
    Family with teens
    Stayed 4 nights in January, 2017

    Excellent hotel”

    The hotel is five stars and value for money. Location is excellent that it situated near subway which is five minutes walking distance. The facilities and the cleanliness of the room are excellent. The staff are nice and helpful. It is one of the best in Beijing. Highly recommendable.

    Reviewed February 03, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    CHUA from Singapore
    Business traveler
    Stayed 1 night in January, 2016

    6 star standard! Perfect for a foreigner visiting Beijing...”

    The hotel is new and of good quality. Excellent service standards and wonderful room! We were upgraded to a suite. The only down side is the hotel doesn't have a prominent Chinese name, thus many taxi drivers and locals are not aware of its existence. However, Raffles Beijing Hotel will definitely be my first choice whenever I visit Beijing!

    Reviewed May 31, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Roger from Singapore
    Couple
    Heritage Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December, 2015

    Colonial luxury! ”

    Location, decor and staff

    Quintessentially Raffles! Dripping with colonial class and old world charm. Rooms are a generous size, really enjoyed the expansive balcony that overlooks the main road with views of Tiananmen Sqaure to the right. Staff are attentive and eager to help. Location is unbeatable! Nestled between trendy Wangfujing and Tiananmen Square! My only gripe would be, it would be nice if there were better quality of inroom amenities. There was a lack of basics like coffee and razors. But overall still a wonderful experience!! If you like hotels steeped in history and with a storied past, The Raffles, Beijing will be right up your alley!

    Reviewed January 03, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    August from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in August, 2015

    Historic hotel”

    Location, staff, comfort

    Excellent location. Wonderful staff. Older part of hotel very charming. Our room was very comfortable and spacious. As one would expect with Raffles, very expensive amenities inside the hotel. Find a moment to meet Mr. Spooner, the hotel's long-time ambassador.

    Reviewed August 06, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Marie from United States
    Business traveler
    Heritage Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June, 2015

    Gracious hotel in the midst of downtown Beijing ”

    Service, food, comfort

    The hotel was lovely and convenient located for access to the subway and major sights. The nearby area is gritty and lacks charm but is an interesting contrast to the more tourist-friendly hutong neighborhoods and of course can't be beat for proximity to Tian'anmen and Forbidden City. The staff was extremely helpful and kindly gave a room upgrade for my midweek stay. The afternoon tea was particularly nice.

    Reviewed July 03, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Sonja from United States
    Business traveler
    Stayed 5 nights in January, 2015

    great location”

    location, staff, large room

    If I were in Beijing as a tourist, I would stay here for sure! Huge rooms, great location near shopping, dining, etc...But when I am in Beijing I am working and there are 2 things that bother me about this hotel. The internet is so slow and often drops the connection. It's annoying. And it takes 20 minutes to get a taxi. I don't understand why it takes so long to get a taxi. However, I will continue to stay here if the rates are good because the location is awesome.

    Reviewed February 07, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    CJ from United States
    Business traveler
    Heritage Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July, 2014

    Historic hotel with sumptuous rooms”

    Large room, great location, attentive staff

    The room was fabulous, although there were a few minor details that should have been attended to. The battery for the safe needed to be replaced, the shower head was faulty. It sprayed everywhere & flooded the bathroom every time I showered. But the staff were very helpful, using their own handphones to call cabs for me in the morning. I was in Beijing for business, but I'd stay here again with my family.

    Reviewed July 20, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Sonja from United States
    Business traveler
    Stayed 6 nights in March, 2014

    Staff members are fantastic”

    location, fitness center, staff performane

    I was in Beijing for business, therefore, I required many taxis during my stay (to go to various business meetings). The staff informed me that it was very difficult to get a taxi off the street, so I needed to book them at least 30 minutes in advance. So, every day I called down to concierge and they booked the taxi for me. Therefore, I was never late for my business meetings in Beijing! They also kindly printed maps directly to the location I needed to go, so the taxi driver would know exactly where to go. My TIP FOR THE HOTEL: Please redesign your business card with larger font/clearer directions back to the hotel. Although I used the business card to return, the drivers were always a bit confused about exactly which hotel I wanted to go to.

    Reviewed March 14, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Choon from Singapore
    Business traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in February, 2014

    Pleasant and comfortable”

    Location, staff and room

    I like the hotel because the staff was friendly and made me felt at home. I arrived early, way before the normal check-in time. The staff tried their best to get a room ready as quickly as possible for me. The room was big, comfortable and clean. The central location of the hotel and accessibility to tourist attractions and restaurants allowed me to move around easily during my off-work hours.

    Reviewed March 10, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Seonyoung from South Korea
    Family with teens
    Stayed 2 nights in January, 2014

    Very pleasant stay with great location and staff”

    Great location, close to the public transportation, friendly staff

    In a nutshell, highly recommended. It was family trip with three older children and we've stayed in Business Room. The room was very spacious enough for five people to spend time together and since it was divided into the bedroom and the living room by a door we were able to both relax and enjoy. The location was great. It was three minute walk to the Wangfujing station and ten minute to apm mall and so on. The staff members were friendly and had suave yet enthusiastic manner to make the trip more pleasant.

    Reviewed January 15, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Muhammad from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Stayed 2 nights in December, 2013

    Slight disappointment in service standards”

    Location, room size and ambience

    I was disappointed with the service standards of the Hotel. On the first night, the aircon in my room was not functioning and I asked the hotel staff to resolve the problem. When the service staff came into my room, all that she did was switch off the aircon and tell me to open the windows to let the cold winter air into my room. I had to spend the night in a very stuffy room since there was no air circulation whatsoever. It was only the next day that the problem was resolved when the staff placed a cooler in the room.

    Reviewed December 21, 2013
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    • Exceptional location
    • Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    • Wangfujing Subway Station is within 0.21 km