This property is located quite far from most anywhere you'd like to be going with the possible exception of the local businesses. No pretty views of the modern city - just dirty apartment buildings. There does not seem to be much in the way of restaurants beyond what is at the hotel. The hotel has the old wing ("Garden Wing") and a new wing. I stayed in the Garden Wing, it is an aging property with old style bathrooms, the rooms have been updated a little bit, but not up to what I normally expect from a Shangri-La. Stay at the Kerry Hotel (another Shangri-La property recently renovated and much, much better located.
Food: had several room service and in restaurant meals at the Cafe Cha. With the exception of some nice Indian food, most everything else was pretty poor considering the price. The dinner buffet is overpriced ($50+) and the salmon I had was mushy with no flavour. Ordered the Ruben sandwich and Onion soup for dinner one night in my room. Both arrived lukewarm. Soup was lacking in any flavour and the Ruben was terrible. Outrageously bad food considering the prices. After those experiences, I chose to walk down the street to the KFC. At least I didn't overpay!
If you have to stay here for business, stay in the new wing and leave the property for your meals if possible. If you are here on vacation/holiday - stay closer to the city centre, it will be worth the extra cost if any.
- Also Known As:
- Shangri La Hotel Beijing
- Shangri La Beijing
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The First and Long-standing Five Star HotelThe award-winning Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing is a landmark in the western part of the city, close to Beijing’s Silicon Valley, Zhong Guan Cun, educational district, Summer Palace, State Guesthouse, the Beijing Exhibition Hall, Beijing Zoo and in close proximity to Financial Street and many other magnificent historical sites, only 30 minutes from the Capital Airport. The hotel has a total of 670 well-appointed guestrooms and 7 exceptional restaurants and bars. Well-equipped health club is welcomed by the health conscious and fitness-motivated guests. Shangri-La’s exclusive spa, CHI offers some of the largest and most luxurious private treatment suites to the city. ... more less
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