The Peninsula Beijing
What We Love
- Gorgeous white marble bathrooms
- Free shoe shining service
- Wellness services that include a spa, a gym with personal trainers on hand, and healthy Naturally Peninsula cuisine at the dining outlets
What To Know
- Transfers from the train station can be arranged for an additional fee
- The Peninsula Academy offers classes in dumpling making, Chinese calligraphy, and more
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A winning blend of traditional Chinese style and modern flourish in the heart of the capital
One of Beijing’s premier addresses for business and leisure travelers alike, the Peninsula exudes the understated, modern-Asian elegance the hotel brand is known for. The rooms have earth-toned décor, simple lines, and streamlined furniture, plus useful high-tech features like bedside temperature-control panels and iPod docks. Perhaps the hotel’s most distinctive feature is its Peninsula Academy programs, that aim to connect guests with Chinese culture, such as classes in fortune cookie baking and kite making or rickshaw tours through a Hutong neighborhood.
In the Area
The hotel is centrally located in the heart of Beijing. It’s a few minutes’ walk from St. Joseph’s Church (commonly known as Wangfujing Cathedral), an early-20th-century Romanesque Revival church that was first built in 1655, and close to the Forbidden City. A good overview of Chinese art history can be found nearby at the National Art Museum of China and the shopping is top-notch at the Malls at Oriental Plaza, which comprise five zones of stores ranging from international luxury brands like Burberry and Coach to homegrown favorites like Shanghai Tang, The Shi’s Gallery and Zhaoyi.
How to Get There
We had the afternoon tea and it was great. Not only did it look amazing but it also tasted impeccable. We also received a free gift from Harry Winston which we were very happy about. The service was fantastic also. Will definitely come again!
The hotel is incredible. Rooms seeming new or recently renovated, very well decorated. State of the art in room automation. Excellent service with special highlight to Jamie, one of the guest services executives. We were in a wedding anniversary trip and guest services prepared a kind and very nice personalized welcome surprise. Rooftop bar with great views, specially at sunset. Hotel location very convenient. Concierge support for dining reservations efficient and supportive. The usual high level standard you would expect at The Peninsula anywhere but with a nice and warm local touch. One of our best hotel experiences - way above Burj Al Arab in Dubai, for instance.
Clearly the best hotel in Beijing. Very good and conveniently designed rooms, e.g. with tablets everywhere in the room to control room temperature, lighting and curtains.
What makes this hotel special is the service, e.g.
- When there is a likelihood that it might rain, the doorman will remind you that you might want to take the umbrella from the room
- The room service will roll up cables and put a wrap around it to make sure that everything looks orderly
- Generally, the room service makes a huge effort to make the room look orderly - more so than at comparable 5-star hotels
- Check-in is possible in the room rather than having to stand at reception.
My personal highlight was that the person doing our check in spent half an hour to install the Chinese ride hailing app on our phone, which was only available in Chinese. In most hotels, nobody would have done this.
This Peninsula hotel provides an extremely superior service to a business man.
In a guest room, there are many electronic terminals and required stationary goods,
including a printer and a paper for printing. A desk is very comfortable for works.
A wide clean bathroom has a big bathtub and television set.
A bedroom provides a thick comfortable mattress, leading a good sleep.
The size is said largest in the northern China. A morning buffet is above the average.
I really wanted to move in here.
This hotel is one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed at.
- Exceptional service
- Beautiful rooms
- Stunning property
- Restaurant in the lobby serves wonderful food
We had massages in the spa and they were absolutely terrific.
The only negative is Huang Ting (the Cantonese restaurant). We had a pretty pricey meal there and the food was pretty sub-par.