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"Great stay at the Marco Polo Beijing"
I've been staying at this hotel regularly since May 2014. Usually for 2 to 4 weeks at a time. The rooms are great and it's a very nice hotel. The lobby bar (my favorite part of the hotel) has just been renovated. Although I usually sit at the bar. The rooms are great, but some have some scuffs and marks on the walls. It depends upon the room but generally they are all very good. I am a contractor and pay for the hotel myself. So it's my choice to stay there. I've tried other places as well, but for me, the Marco Polo is the one that suits me the most. If you are a regular visitor you will get access to the business lounge. In there they have free beer and snacks. The snacks are excellent. Also, there is access to conference rooms which we've used on occasion. There are plenty of great restaurants near the hotel. There is a Tube Station restaurant for pizza. They have great pizzas. It's less than a 1km walk (I'd been staying there for two months and didn't know it was just around the corner). Also, close to the hotel are plenty of restaurants. The best ones in the huge red and gold building. You go out the front door, turn left, then left again. It's about 500m, and there are a ton of places. My favorite is the Sichuan place right at the end (beware of the Angry Chicken - it's hot). But there are plenty of places. In fact, ask the girls in lobby lounge (the bar) for advice. They are great and will help you out. I used to go out for dinner with a few of them so I managed to find some great places (some are hidden away). Other places to eat in Beijing: Mango - A Russian resatuarant with a floor show. It's about 1/2 hour away by taxi. Don't go on the weekend as it's too crowded. Go on a week night from Mon-Thu. Also, sit up the back behind the glass wall as it's not too loud there. Hooters - It's not what you think. It's more like a diner. It's about 1/2 hour to 40 minutes by cab from the hotel. But they do a GREAT steak!!! TRB - Temple Restaurant Beijing This is a fine dining restaurant. It serves mostly western food with some Asian flavors. You need a cab to get there and you will need to give them instructions. The concierge can sort that out. It is in the weirdest location down a dirt street surrounded by old dumps. BUT it is in an old Temple and once inside it is luxurious. The food is fantastic. It's more of a couples place as it's romantic. I'l be back a lot this year, so if you go to the Lobby Bar ask for Feng Kuang Paul. They all know me
"Wonderful hotel and staff"
My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights. We found China a little cold having just been to Singapore and Vietnam, but what a stunning hotel this is. Having had a few days in Shanghai we were adjusting to the climate but never the less felt cold. Especially as I had been unwell with a chest infection so to be honest didn’t appreciate it as much as I should have. Also found the pollution a little hard on my chest. This hotel is so central, easy to use the train service as just down the road from the hotel, which we did to go to the markets and shops. We did not use the swimming pool or other facilities available as we did not feel up to it. Would certainly recommend staying here, the staff just cannot do enough for you and all are so welcoming.
"Much room for improvement"
Nice facade with grand lobby. Location did not bother me much as I have transport during my stay in Beijing. The service standard did not live up to my expectation from a Marco Polo level. Upon arrival early in the morning, we are aware that rooms will not be ready. We planned to deposit our laggauge and head out for breakfast and return in noon for our room. The approach from the front desk is not very friendly when we approach the front counter. When I return and for my room and wanted to have a rest before I proceed with my business activity later in the afternoon, there is drilling work and I could not have a rest and decide to head out early instead. I bought a coffee from a nearby cafe in a disposal paper cup. Left it on the writing desk after I consume them. The paper was left standing on the desk for the rest of my week stay. Breakfast spread was alright, can't comment much on the taste. I make coffee in the room with the complimentary sachet provided. I place the tea spoon on a servette and the tea spoon was not wash even after they cleaned and make up the room. I was pretty surprise seeing cup washed but the spoon was left lying on the servette when I return in the night. I did the same thing the next day and again now I have 2 unwashed spoon lying on the same servette. The other general aspect of the room cleaning was done. However, I believe that the little detail and observation was lacking. The bedding is fine and I did have a good sleep in the night which is most important to me. In general, the hotel is not too bad and all those little fault could definately be improved. I would return and I hope that Marco Polo could live up to it's standard on my next visit.
"Great Breakfast, Good Sleep"
This was our first stop on a 15 day tour of China. The beds were comfy, the breakfast exceptional. The hotel was a bit outside the interesting part of the city but after a full day of touring the quiet was appreciated.
Location is not good it is far from downtown and near the olympic stadium area. There are not really many good restaurant options within walking distance. The subway is close. Rooms are really nice and the food is good.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM