Novotel Xin Qiao Beijing
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Novotel Xin Qiao, Beijing
We were given a suite on the 15th floor where the main room is on the lower of two floors, and the bedroom is up a very steep spiral staircase which would be difficult if you suffer vertigo. It was all quite modern and very acceptable, with the added bonus that you end up with one full bathroom on the first floor, and another full bathroom upstairs, adjacent to the bedroom with two large televisions in each main area
A modern hotel with pleasant enough rooms especially on the higher floors which give Executive Lounge privileges. It has followed many a International Group with this idea, but sadly due to the fact that overseas tourism is still somewhat in its infancy in China, the lounge does not as yet past muster as the only food appeared each day to be left over soggy spring rolls from the previous day, a couple of types of beer, and one bottle of white and one bottle of red wine.
I do hear from the management that already changes are afoot to improve the lounge area in the near future.
Unique Quality: Apart from the main dining room on the ground floor of the hotel where both Breakfast and buffet evening meals are served, the latter being at least 40% Western and 60% real Chinese, there are other dining rooms in this hotel which are 99% occupied by locals and where you can get delights such as Braised clotted ducks blood with pigs intestines, or Braised Sea cucumber in Scallion oil - yum yum!- If that's not enough, pictures of these are proudly displayed in the elevator!
The bar is probably the haven for most Westerners although with a 40' ceiling, the sound echo's in the manner of Church. Here at least you generally can find the Manageress who speaks more than passable English and is confident to smile and exchange a little banter with the guests, which is not currently happening, other than with one male on the reception, although I have been informed that lessons in English and how to deal with Westerners are currently in progress.
During our stay in June 2014 the first Draft Keg of what I believe was Sin Tao, was installed beside the bar, but for some odd reason not behind it. However it is a moderately acceptable drink, although only one lady who appears to be the only authorized person to operate this fiendish modern machine, and as yet, hasn't quite worked out what the line is for on the 0.4ml glass, so rarely do you get the amount you have paid for. It is probably the only place in the hotel to get almost all Western food, and who do a very passable good old fish & chips, although there is no indication what the fish may be.
Overall a pleasant enough stay for what is clearly a developing tourist market for most of China, and certainly for this hotel. Its location is ideal for a 30 - 45 minute minute walk down just the one main road outside, which brings you directly to Tiananmen Sq and the Forbidden city so is a perfect location for the general tourist
Directions: Chongwenmen subway train station right outside
Best Subway Connection
Not too far away from Wangfujing and Tiananmen, it offers medium to high end rooms, an excellent breakfast and most of all the absolute best proximity to the subway lines 2 and 5 on Chongwenmen station. Staff is courteous, although you may need to know a minimum of Mandarin to communicate outside the utmost common phrases. I'd recommended it greatly, especially if you - like me - want to avoid traffic at all costs.
Unique Quality: Subway proximity and breakfast buffet are outstanding. You can reach any attraction effortlessly, avoiding Beijing's infamous traffic.
Excellent First Class Hotel
This branch of the well known French owned Chain is superbly situated and its location is ideal for sightseeing. It has several restaurants, a consierge and all the amenities one would expect. Service is great. Free wi-fi is also available for all guests in the rooms as well as in the lobby.
Unique Quality: The hotel boasts 2 Chinese Restaurants, a Japanese Restaurant and a cafe where breakfast, lunch and even dinner can be enjoyed.
We stayed here April of 2011 for 9 days. We payed about 100$US a night, which included breakfast.
This is a great hotel with a even better location.We found the service very good. Clean rooms everyday.Our room had a fridge so we can stock drinks for the day and night. The breakfast is on the main floor by the check in and has everything westerners would want for breakfast. At the grill you can order eggs and how you want them done.
But the thing is the location. It's central to everything.Three blocks west is the south entrance to Tianamen Square and the Forbidden City.One block west and one block North is Wangfujing Dajie pedestrian Plaza.Lots of shopping and if your hungry for insects try the Nite Street Market close by.
If you walk south of the hotel there's a mall across the street.In the basement just before Mcdonlds there a grocery store downstairs.Just look for people with bags.Continuing on south you go the second pedestrian crosswalk over the road and you'll get to the Silk Market. Awesome deals.Right opposite the market is the Temple of Heaven Park. Just cross over the walk to the other side and go south a few meter and you'll see the entrance.
To go south from the hotel just go down the subway station and cross under the street that way.
East of the hotel is the main train staion and the old Beijing Wall.
Unique Quality: The pool wasn't open when we were there.
Directions: Central Beijing
Great Location friendly staff
We stayed here for 3 days at the beginning of our trip and two days at the end. The hotel is close to the subway and the main railway station. rooms are large and well appointed. Very clean except for the carpet which is badly stained and could use some carpet shampoo. Most comfortable beds so far in China and wonderful soft pillows. Free internet in the rooms a bonus. Good selection of food at breakfast.
There are now 4 non smoking floors so seems the word is spreading. Very friendly staff some of whom speak English.
We enjoyed our stay here.
Unique Quality: Very good location next to metro lines 2 & 5 and Main railway station
Very Convenient and Central Hotel in Beijing
We booked our stay in the Novotel based on our friends' recommendation, and were glad that we made that choice. The hotel is situated on a main street, Chongwenmen, right next to the subway station (lines 2, 5). It is a few minutes by car or subway to Tianamen Square and the forbidden City, within walking distance.
The hotel is spacious and modern, the staff speaks English (at least most of them do) and is helpful.
For 516 RMB per night we got an "executive premier floor" room on the 11th floor. There was a separate reception desk and breakfast hall for the executive floors on the 12nd floor. There was an ample selection of Western and Chinese food for breakfast. We had free internet in our room and in the business center. We were very happy with this hotel.
excellent location, good service
We had a total o 5 days at this hotel, 3 at the beginning of our China trip , and another two days at the end.
We paid 774 RMB including breakfast at the beginning, and 830 at the end, not including breakfast,I am not sure why the rate changed.
Anyway the hotel was very satisfactory ,clean, and the breakfast good.
We found the staff helpful, they booked us a flight from Guilin to Shanghai, and answered all our questions as best as they could .They allowed us to check in at 8am when we arrived straight off the plane, and the best thing was the location, right next to Chongwenmen subway station.
Unique Quality: Location
Directions: If you get the airport bus it drops you at the Beijing Train station,which is very close to the hotel.
Good and Central
The Novotel Xinqiao Hotel is very conviently located. in central Beijing. The Forbidden City and Tianaman Square is within walking distance. There is also a subway station out front. The hotel was well run and we had no problem with our reservation even though we arrived six hours late. Most of the staff were very friendly and helpful. room service is a little expensive but overall this was an excellent place to relax after a hot and humid day of sightseeing. It also offers tours and has a money exchange.
Unique Quality: Modern clean and comfortable
Directions: Dongcheng District
Novotel Xin Qiao Beijing
Stayed here in May 2007. Location was ideal, close to all desired destinations. Rooms were very comfortable and reasonably priced. English capabilities of the staff were very limited but they were more than helpful when it came to getting taxis to take us places.
Ground floor restaurant is quite expensive
Overall a very pleasant experience
Unique Quality: Combination Safe in room,
Staff very helpful
close to restaurants, supermarket and subway system
I chose this hotel due to it’s central proximity in Beijing, especially to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven (all of which were 5-10 mins by taxi). This hotel also had an advantage in that it is only a few steps from the Chongwenmen subway station.
There are several restaurants in the hotel, including Chinese, French and Japanese, none of which are expensive compared to prices on the street, but are average compared to Western prices. I am embarrassed to say that we did eat at the hotel 2 out of the 4 nights of our stay, mainly due to lack of time, once in the French restaurant and once in the Japanese restaurant, and we were very satisfied with our meals.
The service in the hotel was very good, and unlike reviews I had read previously, I found the staff’s English to be fine, and they provided maps for us and pointed places out if need be. If you needed a taxi you simply stood outside the front of the hotel, and one was beckoned for you from a line waiting nearby. You simply told the doorman which destination you needed and he would write it in Chinese for the driver. If I was to return to Beijing I would definitely stay here again.
This hotel has nice facilities for the tourist, but the staff could be friendlier and more dedicated to the guest than just following hotel policies and regulations.
Standard rooms are not roomy but they are quite good if you plan to stay the entire day on tour.
Best quality is definitely its location.
Unique Quality: Well located, both Temple of Heaven and Pearl Market can be reached within walking distance. Chongwenmen subway station right across the street and not far from the Railway Station as well as from the Forbidden City. All this avoiding the rush of the ChangAn avenue, the main east-west avenue in Beijiing.
Great price / location
We enjoyed a great stay at the Novotel. It had a great location (10-minute walk from Tianenmen Sq) and the price was OK. At 55$ a night, it was one of the cheaper 4-star hotels in the city and certainly the most highly-praised. I only chose it because of the recommendations of other VT members. We got there at 6am and early registration wasn't a problem (we had reserved a room a week earlier). However, a 3500-yuan deposit was required and we didn't know about that.
The double room was quite spacious and clean. The staff was extremely nice and billingual as well. I do not recommend eating at the restaurant on the first floor, however, because it's extremely expensive. We usually bought groceries down the street or at the McDonalds around the corner (I know, I know!)
Overall, a great place to meet foreigners and a great location.
Unique Quality: Good all-around staff
Directions: A 10-minute walk from Tianenmen Sq, and about half an hour's walk to WangFuJing shopping street. You can't get any better, though, without paying a lot more, trust me.
Convenient location - near major shopping areas.
Comfortable 4-star accommodation. Seems popular with tour groups. Conveniently located near shopping and tourist sites, and there is a metro station (Chongwenmen stn) right in front of the hotel's entrance!
Disappointed with the buffet breakfast at the Chinese restaurant. The restaurant has large round tables which you need to share with strangers, and the food selection was limited.
Overall it was a good stay though.
Unique Quality: It's a 5 mins taxi ride to Wang Fu Jin shopping district, and there are also other dept stores within 5 mins walking distance.
Directions: Near Tongren Hospital
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Novotel Xin Qiao Beijing
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Address: 2 Dong Jiao Min Xiang, Beijing, Beijing, 100005, China
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Amenities at Novotel Xin Qiao Beijing
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Room Service
- Fitness Center
- Business Services
- Bar / Lounge
- Free High Speed Internet
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