of TripAdvisor Travelers recommend this hotel
I stayed here for about 5 days. I had a great stay. The breakfast was awesome. They had a variety of food choices. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious. The place is very accessible to public transport. Would absolutely return.
"Very good hotel with huge choice in breakfast"
I had a good stay here and the breakfast is amazing. Only thing I did not like was the airco was not cooling during spring (and probably winter). My room temp was 28 degrees. They solved it by opening the window and give me a large electrical fan. The window open by night is no option given the traffic smog and noise but the fan helped.
"A great stay again"
A return to Beijing also ment a return to the Marco Polo parkside Hotel. As time goes by one expects things to change. Not so in the Marco Polo parkside. Service at the front desk was great, fast friendly and efficient, room key available within 3 minutes. Great. Certainly after a long trip that is a warm welcome back. Hotel staff do speak English well. Rooms are tidy clean and modern, although a round by some service men to check on small details in the bathroom (ceiling hatches not closed well, Lights to readjust. Peanuts of course as the rest was in perfect order and because of that this just does not fit with the whole experience and hotel attitude. But an excellent 5 star rating is well earned. Breakfast. There is plenty of choice in breakfast items. staff there is very friendly and welcoming making sure you get or find what you need. Coffee or tea is offered directly once you arrived at your seat. Your plate will be taken as soon as you are finished with it as it seems also a good excuse to see if you are in need of extra coffee and or tea. So I am happy to say thank you all at the Marco Polo for providing such a great service. Hopefully until we meet again.
"Everything you need in Beijing"
This hotel is located in a good area with easy access to metro. The rooms are generous and well appointed with wifi at desk with all support needed. The beds are really comfortable and generous, we had two large singles. The bathroom was well appointed and had good quality toiletries supplied. There was a fridge and safe and plenty of storage in the room. Ask for a room away from the street, you will sacrifice the view, but you will gain a good night's rest. The street is very busy and construction takes place at night. The dining is very good with a good breakfast selection.
"If you want 256 KB dial up Internet, this is the place for you. "
TripAdvisor Review of Marco Polo in Beijing After spending time at the Marco Polo Hong Kong, I was looking forward to my 6 day business stay in Beijing. I booked the Continental Level ensuring that there is always a time to enjoy a peaceful and quiet environment with generally good snacks and quality alcohol at the end of a business day. After a 14 hour business class flight from Australia and with lay overs I finally arrived at the hotel some 20 hours later and upon entering the lobby, it was impressive with marbled foyers and attentive front office. Front that point onwards it was a gradual slide from an initial highly positive impressions of the website to the reality of poor execution and not in reality about what international experienced executives require from their hotel accommodation. Being on the road for 80 days a year, the 3 drivers when booking business accommodation are: 1. A great bed, 2. A full strength shower nozzle that reins volumes of water on the user, and, 3. High speed internet for effective business communications. First, the good points of the Marco Polo Parkside Beijing. 1. The gym has fantastic new exercise machines and is top class with plenty of room and a terrific range of new equipment. The pool is a good size for lap swimming with lovely locker room facilities. Overall, top class. 2. The staff are highly attentive and very courteous always aiming to please but as usual with most Asian hotels, they have little idea of making a proper range of coffees (piccolo and macchiato). They do however try very hard. They are just lovely people to deal with. Whenever I requested additional water bottles or towels, they were delivered with a happy smile. 3. The rooms are appointed to a high level relative to their cost structure with delightful travertine marbled bathrooms and a very adequate work desk and appointments. 4. The buffet breakfast in the cafe has a terrific range of east and western foods to suit any palate. They have everything you would find in a 5 star hotel. This of course is where the comparison ends between the MCB and 5star hotels. Now for the downsides: 4. After a long flight and checkin at reception bearing in mind that it was -6 degrees C outside upon opening the room I was greeted with the AC roaring at 28 C which was oppressive. Not being able to modulate the temperature (ie it stayed on 28c notwithstanding the controls to take it to 20 degrees C) the unit was turned off. It had to wait until 0400 to commence a sleep. 5. Entering the gym the temperature was 14degrees C which had its own large portable AC unit and it was just really cold coming from the ambient temperature in the hotel of 21degrees c. The temperature differentials make a perfect recipe for a cold or the sniffles. Once finished in the gym, entering the pool the temperature was at 31degrees C - almost bath like!! The ideal indoor lap pool temperature should be 27-28 degrees. Impossible to do laps. The pool temperature did however come down to a more acceptable 29 degrees C. 6. Now for the shower. There is a drizzle that comes out of one nozzle (not sure what the second one is positioned for) which takes forever to have a shower. This is a huge failure and surely must be the stinginess of the hotel to turn on a decent pressure flow. By good ness we are paying au$400 + per night so what is a little bit of water!! 7. The big downside never to be repeated!! The internet speed. If you want to experience what a 256 kb dial up speed was like in the nineties, check into the Marco Polo Parkside. It is so slow you can't even access your server as it times out. You have to resort to using your 4G phone with personal hotspot activated. Furthermore you have to access wifi on a floor by floor basis so when moving to the ground floor from the 15 you do not have access. As to the password, the normal password that your administrator sets can be somewhat challenging. The Marco Polo Parkside is even more challenging !! Nothing so simple as room number and name. This 8 numeric and alpha numbers will never be remembered again after connection unless your surname starts with "Einstein". The challenge of doing business via the internet is a challenge never to be repeated. 8. Now for the Continental Lounge. I only saw a family and 2 individuals all week. A concoction of very poor and limited food selections will send you looking for options every day and certainly not worth the extra cost. Very average to poor compared to every other Executive floor. Every time I had a guest for coffee the staff were like hawks with a bill of $8 for coffee. A real downside. They try hard but NO IDEA. 9. Checking out is another experience which you should leave plenty of time to complete as there is a complex process of understanding how they charge your credit card with add backs and reconciliations. Make sure you check your bill carefully as there maybe unexpected/unexplained entries. Leaving the MPB was far more enjoyable experience knowing I did not have to put up with the above frustrations any longer.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM