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"A great mix of east and west culture"
I was booked into the Marco Polo Parkside Beijing by a client so began with little expectation. Despite being fairly well travelled, I generally prefer more western hotels in China, largely for convenience. The Marco Polo actually hits a good blend of the familiarity or western but with a slight eastern blend. Checkin was straight forward and I had a standard room that had a good level of luxury, including a bathtub, shower, comfy bed, robes and so on. The only thing missing was an ironing board / iron. The room was very clean, however the shower head had lime scale which made the stream a bit rubbish. The room was perfectly in line with what you'd expect. Not perfect but high standard. The fitness centre / gym was reasonable although lacked a few pieces of equipment found in other hotels, but generally was very clean and well attended. Swimming pool looked good although I didnt get chance to use it. Breakfast was superb with good buffet options from both east and west. The bar in the evening was quiet but also nice for a few beers after a busy day.
"Just what you need for your business stay, but don't expect more. "
Stayed here for a week for business and sincerely the hotel did what I needed it to do. Decent sized rooms, good breakfast to start me off on my days work and a clean and good sized swimming pool and gym to wind down the day. The hotel is quite outdated, especially the room and bathroom. The location is fine but a lack of places to grab a coffee was noticed. Not crucial though and all in all had a great stay.
"Nice hotel for business."
It's the first time I stayed in Marco Polo Parkside Beijing.As usual,its services and facilities always satisfied me.It's definitely one of the best choice when you went overseas for business or traveling.
"Room Temperature is a Major Issue Here"
The hotel services and facilities are very nice, and the breakfast buffet service was the best we experienced during our two weeks of travel in China. However, there were two main issues that dragged the rating down for us. First, you could not get away from the smoking smell, even on the non-smoking floors. Second, and most importantly: The purpose of a hotel is to rest and recuperate, which is very difficult to do when the temperature is too warm. We stayed when the daily temperatures were climbing into the 80s, yet were told they could not turn on the air conditioning. Instead, the provided solution was merely to open the window, a hardly preferred option in a city known for its air pollution. My recommendation: if traveling in the swing seasons between hot and cold, select another hotel where the air conditioning is the choice of the hotel guest and not the hotel.
"Lots of good restaurants and Olyimpic Park close by but..."
I have stayed at this hotel several times in the past few years they can never get the air conditioning right. Some rooms it just doesn't work, other times they move you to one that does but it too isn't very good. And this is in the executive suites!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM