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Hotel Kapok Wangfujing
Hotel Kapok Wangfujing
Hotel Kapok Wangfujing
Hotel Kapok Wangfujing
Hotel Kapok Wangfujing
Hotel Kapok Wangfujing
Hotel Kapok Wangfujing

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8.2

Excellent

2,627 reviews

2,627 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Excellent for walking
Walkable places
Sundongan Cinema City

170 m

Heping Foot Massage 81

210 m

Foreign Languages Bookstore

230 m

Ganyu Dele Supermarket

250 m

Popular landmarks
Wangfujing Street

490 m

Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

730 m

Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

1.2 km

Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)

1.3 km

Temple of Heaven

3.0 km

Closest landmarks
Yibao Quanxin Pharmacy

130 m

Huangchenggen Relic Site Park

340 m

Dong Hua Men Night Market

370 m

Lao She Museum

390 m

Dongan Men Remains Gate

430 m

Hotel Kapok Wangfujing

16 Donghuamen Street Dongcheng , Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City, Beijing, China, 100006 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Mutianyu Great Wall. This 4-star property features fitness center to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Beijing

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

910 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Announcements by hotel (1)
As part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identification, travel itinerary, and other relevant information. Please contact the property for more details.

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Transport to airport

Bicycle rental

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Exercise area

Restaurants

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Value for money8.2
Distance to city center0.1 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportBeijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
Distance to airport24.9 km

Rooms available at Hotel Kapok Wangfujing

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

Deluxe King Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Suite
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Courtyard
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Courtyard Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Shi Shang Tao Fang
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Shower
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Themed Room
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Shi Shang Tao Fang
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Shower
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Hao Hua Shang Wu Fang
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
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Gao Ji Tao Fang
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Kapok Wangfujing?

Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hotel Kapok Wangfujing?

Hotel Kapok Wangfujing is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 450 CNY. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Kapok Wangfujing has a car park that's close to the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Beijing with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Hotel Kapok Wangfujing?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Hotel Kapok Wangfujing. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 68 CNY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Hotel Kapok Wangfujing?

Hotel Kapok Wangfujing features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Kapok Wangfujing?

Hotel Kapok Wangfujing does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel Kapok Wangfujing?

Tian'an Men East Subway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 890 m away from Hotel Kapok Wangfujing.

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Kapok Wangfujing?

Restaurants including Xiang Jian Ba, Tianjiuhuang Yanchibao Restaurant (Dong Hua Men) and Renhe Restaurant are popular in Hotel Kapok Wangfujing’s neighborhood which is known as Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City.

What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Kapok Wangfujing?

Shopping options in Hotel Kapok Wangfujing’s Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City neighborhood include Dong Hua Men Night Market, Dong'an Mall and Intime Lotte.

What are popular attractions near Hotel Kapok Wangfujing?

Hotel Kapok Wangfujing’s location in the Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) and Wangfujing Street.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Kapok Wangfujing?

Hotel Kapok Wangfujing’s nearby natural sights include The Round City located in the same Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City area.

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What people love about Hotel Kapok Wangfujing

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "The location is very good."

    Elizabeth

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    March 9, 2020

  • 8

    Very good

    "It was a very good stay."

    Paul

    |

    January 22, 2020

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Staff are friendly too."

    Elaine

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    January 15, 2020

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Room comfort score
8.4/10
Cheapest price score
Location score
8.8/10
Value for money score
8.2/10
Better than
95
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Better than
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Better than
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Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
2,627 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
7.6
Location
8.8
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What travelers say they love:
Clean and well appointed rooms.
Margaret from Australia
Solo traveler
More about Hotel Kapok Wangfujing

More about Hotel Kapok Wangfujing

Hotel Kapok Wangfujing

Hotel Kapok Wangfujing is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Beijing. Experience an urban escape in Beijing with a stay at Hotel Kapok Wangfujing, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
Hotel Kapok Wangfujing provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hotel can arrange it before your check-in date. Taxi and car hire services provided by the hotel make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Beijing.
The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like 24-hour room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Feel right at home during your stay at Hotel Kapok Wangfujing. Some rooms at Hotel Kapok Wangfujing are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Hotel Kapok Wangfujing include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
The hotel also offers bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and bathrobes are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Hotel Kapok Wangfujing.
Hotel Kapok Wangfujing lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the hotel's fitness facility. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Hotel Kapok Wangfujing provides an excellent base for exploring the sights of Beijing in-depth. An afternoon of browsing the works at Forbidden City-The Palace Museum located 720 m away can familiarize you with the local art scene. One of the city's most iconic and famous buildings is Temple of Heaven, located 3.0 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 93% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 94% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 95% of other accommodations in Beijing.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.6

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

103 mentions

Breakfast

99 mentions

Internet

31 mentions

Food & Dining

29 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Exercise area
  • Garden
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Car park [nearby]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
  • Transport to airport

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access – LAN
  • Lock box in room
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Phone
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

木棉小厨

  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
16 Donghuamen Street Dongcheng , Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City, Beijing, China, 100006
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports

  • Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
    24.9 km 40 min drive
  • Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX)
    45.1 km

Public transportation

  • Tian'an Men East Subway Station
    890 m 14 min walk
  • National Art Museum
    970 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Yibao Quanxin Pharmacy
    130 m

Shopping

  • Pearl Market
    3.4 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    1.4 km 8 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    1.1 km 18 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Wangfujing Street
    490 m
  • Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    730 m
  • Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    1.2 km
  • Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
    1.3 km
  • Temple of Heaven
    3.0 km
  • Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
    3.8 km
  • Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
    13.4 km
  • Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    14.6 km
  • Mutianyu Great Wall
    58.9 km
  • The Great Wall at Badaling
    59.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Yibao Quanxin Pharmacy
    130 m
  • Sundongan Cinema City
    170 m
  • Heping Foot Massage 81
    210 m
  • Foreign Languages Bookstore
    230 m
  • Ganyu Dele Supermarket
    250 m
  • Huangchenggen Relic Site Park
    340 m
  • Dong Hua Men Night Market
    370 m
  • Lao She Museum
    390 m
  • Dongan Men Remains Gate
    430 m
  • Division of Building
    450 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Smoking is only allowed in designated areas. Guests smoking elsewhere are responsible for all costs, damages, and liabilities caused by smoking.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from12:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee450 CNY
  • Distance from city center0.1 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)50

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)68 CNY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 CNY

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors6
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 89
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2006
Property announcements

Hotel restaurant will be closed from February 11, 2020.

As part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identification, travel itinerary, and other relevant information. Please contact the property for more details.

Reviews of Hotel Kapok Wangfujing from real guests

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Cleanliness8.3
Facilities7.6
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service8.1
Value for money8.2
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9.0
Exceptional
Ee from Malaysia
Couple
Courtyard
Stayed 5 nights in March 2010

Great Location, Nice Facilities & Services”

Polite & helpful staff, free internet, proximity to Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square
Touristy location (but nothing the hotel can help really!); hot shower only gets to a certain temperature

As stated in one of the reviews below, I was looking for a hotel that offered a comfortable stay, but did not have the rates of a 5 star hotel. Hotel Kapok is one of them. The location is hard to fault, just 5 minutes' walk from Wangfujing, and 5-10 minutes' walk from either Tiananmen East Station, or Wangfujing station (Tiananmen East is slightly nearer). There are also plenty of 24-hour convenience stores on the same street as the hotel, which is always a good thing. We (my boyfriend and I) stayed in a Courtyard Room for 5 nights. The room was spacious, well-designed, and the open-plan bathroom, while taking some getting used to, was huge and extremely comfortable. I realise that some people might find the beds a bit on the hard side (Asian beds) - we found it comfortable. The staff were polite and helpful; although lack of English might have been a slight barrier, they still tried their utmost to help, even helping us explain to the taxi driver our next hotel (we stayed 2 nights at another Beijing hotel, in Chaoyang area). Overall, I would recommend this hotel (take the Courtyard room!) if you're solo-ing Beijing, i.e. without a tour guide/drive, for about 2-3 nights' stay, as although the hotel is close to Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing, Forbidden City, Mao Zedong's mausoleum, etc., other attractions such as summer palace and temple of heaven are further away. Dragonfly Spa (as you read from reviews below) is indeed on the same street as the hotel, but we didn't go in as the it was too expensive. We ended up going to Bodhi (look it up on Google, one opposite Workers' Stadium, another on Liangmaqiao lu), as they had discounted prices on selected massages if you arrived before 5pm. Dragonfly and Bodhi are both recommended

Reviewed March 22, 2010

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9.0
Exceptional
Siv from Australia
Couple
Superior Suite
Stayed 4 nights in January 2012

Great hotel with central location”

Spacious room, central location, good value for money

Hotel Kapok was conveniently located to major attractions such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen square and the Wangfujing shopping street. However, we made the mistake of going to Beijing in Winter (As a Sydneysider I've never experienced such cold weather even when I went to the snows at Perisher). As such, it was a struggle to walk even 2 blocks after dark. For anything close by it wasn't easy finding legitimate metered cabs to take you back to the hotel as they didn't find it worth their time to take us back so we did a lot of walking in the cold. They have an underground subway system that is easy to figure out as everything is also in English but the closest subway to the hotel is in Wangfujing street and a 20 minute walk. Long story short, I really advise against going in Winter, unless you actually enjoy extremely cold weather. Getting the the hotel was difficult by taxi as this is a smaller, boutique hotel with an exterior that doesn't actually look like a hotel. We had to call the hotel so they could give instructions to the taxi driver, so make sure you have the hotel number on you. The reception was small but efficient with fast check-in and check-out. We stayed in room 2201 which was once the Chairman's room so there was an actual computer inside for use. This would have been great if the computer wasn't so slow, but it was still handy to have around. If you have a smartphone there's also free wifi in the rooms (with normal speed internet). Our room including the bathroom was lovely, spacious and modern, though we could hear the traffic from our room. Unfortunately, as it was Winter, the room was always around 14 degrees when we entered as the heat would turn off when we removed our card from the slot. And when you've been walking around freezing cold, It would have been great to come back to a warmer room, but we had to wait around half n hour for the room to get to 25 degrees. I'd stay it definitely lived up to its four star rating.

Reviewed January 18, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Edmund from Canada
Solo traveler
Courtyard
Stayed 6 nights in September 2011

Great boutique hotel in a perfect location”

value for price, unbeatable location

As it was my first visit to Beijing, I wasn't sure which location would suit me well. I wanted to stay in a hotel which will allow me to walk to food outlets, shopping areas and other places of interest. Friends from HongKong suggested Hotel Kapok and I am glad I followed their advice. I loved the contemporary layout and furnishings and the free internet in the room is a major plus (it didn't matter that it wasn't wifi - a lan cable was provided). Food outlets just across the street were perfect for sampling local cuisine, from breakfast to dinner (most of them open until midnight!). Wangfujing shopping street was just a short walk away, passing through a block-long line up of evening food stalls serving all sorts of barbecue and local delicacy. The Forbidden City is a mere two-block away, and there is a nearby subway stop which makes going around the city a breeze. I will definitely consider staying in this hotel again on my next visit to Beijing!

Reviewed October 04, 2011

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9.0
Exceptional
Dolly from Philippines
Family with teens
Courtyard
Stayed 3 nights in July 2012

Great Location, prompt front desk service”

Location

Hotel kapok has great location among Beijing's hotels. It is 7 minutes walk from the hotel to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. It is 5 minutes walk to the famous Wangfujing Street Food and other high end malls and "over priced" souvenir items. English is still in scarcity and it's weird that you can get by with your day to day communication with them by using "sign language" rather than actually talking. Our room is being cleaned everyday and bath amenities was replenished as well. There's complimentary bottled water and juice also. If you're doing a DIY, you can always ask help at the front desk and have them write the chinese name of the place you want to visit and show it to your taxi driver. They provide a little map of Beijing with its top ten tourist destination and it sure is a big help.

Reviewed July 11, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Jemma from Australia
Couple
Courtyard
Stayed 5 nights in December 2012

Excellent Hotel in a fantastic location”

Nice rooms and the staff were great

We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Kapok. The location of this hotel is fantastic, really close to the forbidden city and Wangfujing street. We were upgraded on the first night to a bigger room which was lovely however we wern't willing to pay the extra 300 yuan a night to stay in the bigger room. We then spent the next 4 nights in the courtyard room. A lot smaller but fine for us as we were hardly there. There is a supermarket near the apple store in the mall on Wangfujing street however it's a little expensive. We also found a steakhouse called Williams at the southern end of the mall which was expensive compared to the standard restaurants but it was well worth it as we we're over noodles by that stage. Dinner for 2 cost us about $70

Reviewed December 31, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
Willem from Belgium
Couple
Courtyard
Stayed 7 nights in April 2012

Excellent hotel in the centre of Beijing”

Location, price, service & design

Excellent hotel, nothing to complain about. Hotel Kapok has Chinese management, and I must say, they did a good job! This hotel is very popular in tripadvisor and I can only confirm its merits. When I stayed in the hotel, most guests were foreigners, which is a very good indicator about the quality of the hotel and the services. The hotel has a very original desigh (see picture), and is a boutique hotel. Location is perfect: near forbidden city, restaurants, local food market, Wangfujing shopping street, 24-hours convenient shops, etc. The rooms are modern, clean and attractive. Everything you need is available in the room. Not too spacious, but really comfortable. Nice bathroom. The breakfast buffet is really good: lots of choice (both western & Chinese food), excellent bread, etc. Three minor issues: 1. the breakfast manager is a bit too enthousiastic: a lot of shouting and not very polite to his staff. 2. I asked the hotel reception if it was difficult to find a taxi early in the morning as I had to pick up my wife at the airport. The male receptionist answered me that it was indeed difficult to find a taxi that early, but he kindly offered me a taxi for the price of 200 RMB, which is more that double the price. I politely declined. The next morning, it was no problem at all to find a taxi to the airport for the normal price of around 80 RMB.... 3. The information folder in the room could be more complete. I am still puzzled where the fitness is, and if there is a spa or not. But overall, I had a very nice stay in this hotel! Recoommended!!!

Reviewed April 11, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
Tina from Canada
Solo traveler
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2009

Simply loved it”

- Excellent service - Excellent room - Excellent location - Excellent value
- Couldn't find an iron anywhere in the room!

Stayed one night at Kapok hotel at the beginning of October. Upon arrival, I was immediately impressed with the lobby/reception area. There were 2 small "outdoor" terraces and reading area/booths. The decor throughout the hotel was sleek, modern, funky and creative. Check-in service was neither swift nor slow, but staff were pleasant and informative. Perhaps what I liked most about Kapok hotel was the room. Stayed in the Fashion Suite, which was spacious, immaculate and tastefully and thoughtfully furnished. There was an LCD tv with plenty of English channels and a super modern telephone with more functions than i knew how to handle. The hotel is very generous with toiletries (shaving kit, toothbrush set) and other perks such as slippers, complimentary water and 2 bottles of juice. Bathroom was large with a unique layout. Glass weight scale was a nice addition, if only it worked. The only negative I can think of is that I couldn't find an iron in the room! Location is excellent - 5 min walk to the east gate of Forbidden City, across the street from Donghuamen market (overhyped) and about a block away from Wangfujing. Service was also top notch - staff helped me fetch a bicycle for hire from a nearby vendor and volunteered to call a taxi to the airport. For the amount I paid and the value I received, this is one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in and I've stayed in quite a few all over!

Reviewed October 12, 2009

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8.3
Excellent
Joel from United States
Couple
Courtyard
Stayed 2 nights in October 2010

Nice boutique hotel that nails the major details.”

Location (near the Forbidden City), staff, cleanliness, natural light.

My wife and I booked the Hotel Kapok for four nights total, splitting our booking into separate two night chunks. We found our stay to be welcoming and enjoyable, and the Kapok nailed most of the major details while whiffing on a few smaller ones. The first thing that struck us about the Kapok was its location: it is literally two (short) blocks from the Forbidden City. For the purposes of visiting the Forbidden City, Tiananmen or the Wangfujing area, it's hard to beat the Kapok. Unfortunately that location is something of a double-edged sword. The Wangfujing shopping area, with its food courts and high-end stores, has crowded out almost all the local dining options, with the exceptions of a few very small joints (one right across the street from the hotel). Drinking options are even more dear. The metro is reasonably close, although taxis are probably a better option for getting to most places from the hotel. As for the other components of our stay, the hotel gets the major things right. The hotel interior and the rooms are very clean, with housekeeping staff visibly working at almost all hours of the day. A large atrium affords the hotel lots of natural light and the courtyards add a nice touch of greenery. The hotel staff is especially friendly, with varying degrees of English speaking ability (the best can speak English almost fluently).

Reviewed October 30, 2010

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9.3
Exceptional
TZE from United States
Couple
Courtyard
Stayed 3 nights in May 2010

a gem in beijing”

modern and clean room, free internet access, centrally located
long walk from metro station, fee for instant coffee

we stayed there for 3 nights in early may. the room was clean, spacious & comfortable; it's a modern design where the entire bathroom is enclosed in glass with no door, but you can slide curtains around it to provide some privacy. amentities like fridge, safety deposit box, robes, and nice slippers were also provided. the hotel is located only a block away from wangfujing night market, and very close to wangfujing shopping district. tiananmen square and forbidden city is about a 15 min walk. also, internet access was free. there is no metro station close by (closest is tiananmen square east), but thankfully taxi is fairly cheap in beijing. the hotel also charged for inroom coffee packets (it's more economical to buy that stuff from a convenient store a few doors down, but nestle instant coffee sold there has more milk & sugar than coffee). we had access to a "courtyard", but found it a little gimmicky and didn't use it (we didn't feel like being caged in a fishbowl while being viewed by hotel patrons walking down the hallway...) we opted out of breakfast (i speak mandarin so we ate at places nearby), but had lunch there one day and found the food & service to be very good (though a bit pricey for locals). overall, our stay was excellent, and will definitely recommend it to travelers.

Reviewed May 24, 2010

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8.7
Excellent
Rohan from Sri Lanka
Couple
Courtyard
Stayed 1 night in October 2009

Great Location”

Location, Room facilities, Cleanliness, Staff
Internet services, No complimentary tea, coffea

Kapok hotel though being of a four star catagory surpassed our expectations. Though rooms were small they had some facilities which even five star hotels lack. Rooms were clean and room service was excellent. Surprisingly tea and coffea was not complimentary and even if you were happy to pay the rather hidh asking prices there was no milk/creamer available, so better take your own. The staff at the reception were very helpful and had a good knowledge about local attractions and shops. One of the doormen was particularly helpful. Local and IDD calls are reasonable but we were surprized to be faced with a bill for an IDD call of 2 hours durarion which we we never took. It was finally settled but was an unpleasent episode of an otherwise pleasent stay. Beware of their automated phone system, there is obviously some glitch somewhere. Free internet is available if you take your laptop but internet access at the business center can be expensive (2 Yuan per minute) as it take ages to log on. The biggest plus point is the location as it is walking distance to the Forbidden city and the exciting night street market with its exotic food and the exclusive shops of Wangfujing street. Cannot comment on hotel restaurants as we did not have any meals, lots ofplaces to eat nearby.

Reviewed November 01, 2009

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9.0
Exceptional
Matthew from United States
Solo traveler
Superior Suite
Stayed 3 nights in December 2009

Cool Luxury and Great Location”

Nice room, great view, good breakfast, great location.
Staff's limited language and service skills, hard bed.

This is a very nice new hotel in a great Beijing location. Very close to the Forbidden City, shopping, China Art Museum, Wangfujing St., neighborhood hutungs, etc. I stayed in a top floor corner suite with a 180 degree view. The large room was well appointed, and the bathroom was outrageous. Walk-in closet. Toiletries and linens are first rate. The buffet breakfast (70 yuan) was delicious, although service was minimal. Downsides were a very hard bed (even for Asia), and a number of staff who understood little or no English. Regardless, the Kapok was well worth the good price that I paid on Agoda.

Reviewed December 19, 2009

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9.3
Exceptional
Ana
Family with teens
Courtyard
Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

In the heart of Beijing”

modern rooms, excelent location near tiananmen square, good service, nice staff

Its a good choice for someone who choose to visit the main atractions in Beijing and at the same time do some shopping. The hotel its locatd in the same block as the Forbiden City, and its possible to walk until there, visited the monument, Tiannamen Square, the Tower of the Bell and the Garden near. The hotel as a contemporary dsign, the rooms are big, with all the confort, and if you visit Beijing in hot days, you can enjoy an excusivly small garden for each room. The satff is nice, always making a efford to speak english and giv advise for places to visit. The subway its very near and only cost 3 renminbi each journey and its clean and easy to larn all the stations. There is a nice chinese restaurant in the hotel and at nigth transforns into to a bar. The breafast as agood standard If you want to stay in Beijing, the Kapok Wangfujing its a nice option, since its located near the shopping paradise.

Reviewed January 08, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
John from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 9 nights in October 2010

Excellent hotel and excellent location”

Location is superb, people were nice

I had not been to Beijing for ten years and am pleased with the Kapok Hotel as it is right between the Forbidden City and Wangfujing shopping area. Even though I had booked a single room, they upgraded me to a suite. I do speak mandarin so had no problem. Breakfast buffet was not included but no problem. The buffet was certainly satisfactory with both Chinese and Western food. Eggs, ham, bacon, coffee, cereal, some fruit, etc. I definitely recommend the Kapok. I had a computer in my room and could use it free.

Reviewed October 25, 2010

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9.7
Exceptional
Stanley from Philippines
Couple
Courtyard
Stayed 5 nights in October 2010

Great Hotel with Big rooms”

Convenient, Comfortable

Overall, the hotel was great! we got upgraded to a suite which was just awesome. I suggest to any guest staying at Kapok to try the suite. Its spacious and could probably sleep 4 people comfortably. The hotel is very clean, truly 5 Star quality with very approachable staff . The only problem with the hotel is that the concierge service could be improved. They are familiar with the different and more popular choices for tourists, but maybe because beijing is so big, no one can truly know all parts of it. Although they will help you any way they can. The value for money is there. The place is right behind the forbidden city about a 20 min walk. It is also very close to the shopping district, Wangfujing which makes it ideal for sightseeing and those who love to shop.

Reviewed October 21, 2010

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9.7
Exceptional
PAUL from United States
Couple
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 7 nights in October 2010

Fantastic service and location!”

Walking distance to Forbidden City, Tiananamen Square, Wangfujing District, Night Market, subway, and the list goes on...
Nothing

This is a must stay location! The service by the staff met and exceeded our expectations. English spoken by staff everywhere in the hotel, the room was comfortable and quiet, the hotel itself was beautifully adorned, the location provides many local eateries across the street and the exotic Night Market one block away. The Forbidden City out the the door to the left was a very easy walk, the Wangfujing area out the door to the right another easy walk (except when carrying bags laden with shopping prizes back to the hotel.) T-Square and subway access adjacent to the Forbidden City were added benefits. If you want a temporary fix for Western food, there's Grandma's Kitchen out the door to the left and left again at the traffic light (just before the Forbidden City.) The restaurant will be on the right side of the street and the walk is about five minutes from door-to-door. When we return, we'll definitely return to the hotel!

Reviewed October 20, 2010

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8.7
Excellent
Alexander from Russia
Couple
Courtyard
Stayed 3 nights in April 2011

Nice boutique hotel in central location”

Design, location, facilities

Hotel Kapok Wangfujing is stylish modern boutique hotel in a very central location - right between Forbidden City and Wangfujing pedestrian shopping and easting area. Rooms are all white, with all modern facilities and large bathrooms (you will need to move curtain rather to close the door if you do not want to be watched when brushing your teeth :) but this is essentially not an issue). Reasonable price makes it good choice in Beijing.

Reviewed June 05, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
Matt from United States
Couple
Courtyard
Stayed 2 nights in May 2010

Kapok Beijing is awesome”

staff, rooms, service, location
none

Hotel Kapok Wangfujing Beijing was an awesome place to stay. Close to metro, Forbidden City entrance, Tiananmen Square, hutongs, local food and big shopping district. Staff very helpful and friendly. Big, beautiful bright rooms. Best hotel experience we had in mainland China. Breakfast unbeatable in its diversity and quality. Would stay there again without hesitation.

Reviewed May 23, 2010

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9.7
Exceptional
Shirley from Ireland
Couple
Superior Suite
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

Great hotel in great location”

Lovely bedrooms, stylishly furnished and had everything we needed

We were very happy with our stay in Hotel Kapok. The room - a suite - was very spacious, comfortable and stylish. The bathroom was much bigger than our bathroom at home, so we were very happy! Breakfast was a mixture of Asian and Western food, so all were catered for. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel has a very good location - it's a few minutes walk from the shopping area of Wangfujing, and Forbidden City and Tianamen Square are also just a short walk away. I would be happy to recommend this hotel to travellers to Beijing.

Reviewed March 05, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
ernest from United States
Couple
Courtyard
Stayed 4 nights in March 2012

Great Hotel, great people”

very close to forbiden city

when i come for check in, there were problems with the rooms, so the manager take me to novotel in wangfujing area instead. they are very responsible and really friendly, not only they upgade to more expensive hotel, they also pay for breakfast and rooms with view without extra charge. kapok hotel itself very close to forbidden city, it is 200 meters away from the east gate, take shuttle to main gate and only pay 1 yuan, very close to metro subway. hotel looks very modern and clean, i think this is the best hotel near forbidden city, i saw some of other hotel close by is very creepy and rundown.

Reviewed March 08, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
KELVIN from Indonesia
Couple
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 4 nights in April 2011

A very good service, five star hotel granted”

service is number one!!!

I really liked how the staff of the hotel gave us a compensation due to electricity-down situation in Wangfujing, Beijing at that time. They explained about us clearly in English, called a taxi and sent us to a five-star hotel called Prime Hotel nearby. The location is just perfect and the room rate is higher than Kapok Wangfujing, but I know this is because of the government's act regarding the electricity maintenance or repair during our visit to Beijing. We did not pay any other fee and we can stay overnight in a very beautiful room. I really like their service, two thumbs up!

Reviewed May 02, 2011

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