The Emperor Forbidden City - Beijing

ex. The Emperor Hotel

33 Qihelou Street, Beijing, China, 100006show map
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Overview

Located 1050 meters away from Jingshan Park, the classic The Emperor Forbidden City offers accommodation in the heart of Beijing within a 20-minute walk of Tiananmen Square . Built in 2007, the hotel is a combination of a classical architecture and contemporary facilities. Among the various facilities of this property you will also find currency exchange, a safe deposit box and an elevator.

The hotel is situated in Beijing and 2 km from the city center. It is just a few minutes’ walk from Miles Bar and Palace Museum.

This hotel is ideally based near an oasis and parks.

The Emperor Forbidden City is located within a 25-minute drive from Nanyuan airport.

Rooms

A mini-bar, heating and a sitting area are provided in the rooms for your convenience. The rooms offer a shower, a hairdryer and a bidet in each bathroom.

Eat & Drink

A modern on-site restaurant serves dishes of Chinese cuisine. The café bar is a great place to enjoy a variety of finest drinks. The hotel provides guests with a variety of dining options such as Yin Bar and Oasis cafe located nearby.

Relax

Recreation facilities at the property include an outdoor pool area and a golf course. For sport enthusiasts, a gym area and a fitness centre are offered.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   56.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Jacuzzi

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Rollaway beds
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Jingshan ParkJingshan Park3300 ft
Former Residence of Lao SheFormer Residence of Lao She1400 ft
Beijing Foreign Languages BookstoreBeijing Foreign Languages Bookstore2700 ft
Imperial Ancestral TempleImperial Ancestral Temple3000 ft
Beijing Department StoreBeijing Department Store3000 ft
Oriental PlazaOriental Plaza2000 ft
The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum 1000 ft
Huangchenggen Relic Site ParkHuangchenggen Relic Site Park3000 ft
Beijing People's Art TheatreBeijing People's Art Theatre2300 ft
Meridian Gate (Wu Men)Meridian Gate (Wu Men)2800 ftThe Entrance Gates Of Gugong
Wangfujing StreetWangfujing Street3600 ftWangfujing Main Street, Dongcheng District
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Yin BarYin Bar600 ft33 Qihelou Street, Dongcheng District
Oasis cafeOasis cafe1400 ftNo.1, Jingshan Front Street, Dongcheng District
TRB- Temple Restaurant BeijingTRB- Temple Restaurant Beijing1900 ft23 Shatan Beijie, Dongcheng District
Brian McKenna @ The CourtyardBrian McKenna @ The Courtyard1600 ft95 Donghuamen Dajie,Dongcheng District
The Siji Minfu RestaurantThe Siji Minfu Restaurant1800 ft32 Dengshikou West Street
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Temple of HeavenTemple of Heaven2.8 mi
Drum and Bell Towers (GuLou et ZhongLou)Drum and Bell Towers (GuLou et ZhongLou)1.5 mi
China World Trade CenterChina World Trade Center3.0 mi
Silk Street MarketSilk Street Market2.5 mi
National Museum of ChinaNational Museum of China1.3 mi
National Grand TheatreNational Grand Theatre1.5 mi
Qianmen StationQianmen Station1.4 mi
ChaoyangmenChaoyangmen1.6 mi
Jianguomen StationJianguomen Station1.9 mi
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) 1.0 miWest Changan Street, Dongcheng District
Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)1.1 miWest of Tian'anmen Square, Dongcheng District
Bell and Drum TowersBell and Drum Towers1.5 miDi'anmen Wai Main Street, Dongcheng District
Wudaoying HutongWudaoying Hutong2.0 miDongcheng District
Sanlitun Bar StreetSanlitun Bar Street2.9 miNo.46 Jiuba Street, Chaoyang District
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Getting around
Airports
Nanyuan Airport (NAY)9.7 mi
Beijing Capital Int. (PEK)15.0 mi
Train
Nan Luo Gu Xiang Station5000 ft
Beijing East Station1.6 mi
Underground
Dengshikou Station4300 ft
Dongsi Station4600 ft
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  811  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    Decore and very friendly and helpful staff

    The fridge did not work

  • 6.6
    Good

    Very uniqe and interesting design. Nice staff.

    English.....................................

  • 10.0
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    The stay at the Emperor was superlative. The room was fantastic. The free mini bar and cakes every afternoon were appreciated. The staff were amazing, their English was excellent and they accommodated every request. The weather report every day was great. The roof top bar had the best view across the Forbidden City and the food and drinks were good and reasonably priced. General ambiance was outstanding. Hotel is located in a quiet Hutong area, close to everything. Taxis are readily available and the night food market is a 20 minute walk. Breakfast had both Asian and western choices.Free internet was fast and reliable.I Will definitely stay at this hotel again if I visit Beijing. It was one of the nicest places I have stayed.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff was very friendly and helpful with all of our questions and needs.

    The shower seriously flooded the bathroom.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Drinks in Minibar included in Roomprice...

  • 9.6
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    Very luxurious boutique hotel, big rooms, nice touch that they name the rooms after the chinese emperors and gave a stamp as a souvenir from your stay, very good buffet breakfast, great views of forbidden city from the rooftop terrace. Free bicycles to explore the city.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Staff at the desk spoke English and was very helpfull

  • 10.0
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    They have free wifi, deserts sent to your room everyday around 6pm, and best of all the toilet floor is heated. The staffs are very friendly and helpful, able to introduce good restaurants and places of interests.

  • 10.0
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    The staff were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Great help for people who only know English. They spoke it well!

    Beds were uncomfortable. Too hard.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Roof terrace, breakfast, design, location.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Rooms are clean comparing other hotels I had been to in China.

    it was definitely not luxury or design hotel.. It was 3 stars hotels without elevator. So it made this hotel two stars.Staffs were not good at English. They did not offer the information about city tour. I asked about taking a bus but they asked me to take a taxi. Taxi drivers did not know the hotel. Many difficulties in taking a taxi.

  • 10.0
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    How accomodating the staff was. The room we originally booked was not available and the upgraded room we were given was absolutely amazing. The staff was very frirendy and efficient. Upon check-in, I asked the receptionist about an adaptor to which she informed me that I will need to get in contact with the housekeeping staff - we were in our room no longer than 1 minute and the housekeeping staff had brought us an adaptor. I wish I could remember the lady's name at the front desk which helped us because her work did not go unnoticed.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff attitude is great. Either generally Beijing is full of nice people, or somehow they have found the sweetest and most service oriented youngsters!

    room floors rattle! The wooden laminates are defective. And there is too much use of upholstery all around that is not the cleanest!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Staff very friendly and good breakfast. Also an excellent view from the roof terrace (pollution pending of course!). All in all I enjoyed my stay there and would go back. 2pm checkout was also good!

  • 9.6
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    Very good rooms (but poor sound isolation between rooms) - very good design - good price for the hotel - good view from the top restaurant (expensive by the way, but good food) - good english speaking staff

    However no room service and no food available after midnight. As we arrived at 2am at the hotel from the airport, we were quite disappointed on this point - The sound isolation is very poor between rooms (however very good with the corridor). We could hear our left neighbour snoaring very well. Unfortunately, the right neighbour room was a kind of multiple beds room with young people in, then very noisy. We spent 4 bad nights due to the noise of the neighbour room, we felt more to be in a hostel... We were waken up several times in the nights (even with ear plugs that we bought especially on the 2nd day). Other bad point, the food is very expensive, eg watermelon juice at 68 RMB as normal price is 15 RMB elsewhere.

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in China

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Nanyuan Airport (NAY)9.7 mi
Beijing Capital Int. (PEK)15.0 mi
Train
Nan Luo Gu Xiang Station5000 ft
Beijing East Station1.6 mi
Underground
Dengshikou Station4300 ft
Dongsi Station4600 ft
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