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
This was our first trip to mainland China and Beijing was our first stop. We arrive at our hotel at close to 7pm after the long journey. We are staying at the Peninsula Beijing in the Wangfujing district. Within walking distance from the main commercial pedestrian artery (Wangfujing Street), the hotel is also within walking distance from Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. It seems that the hotel administration was so happy to see us brave Canadian tourists that decided to come despite all the political tension between our nations that they automatically upgraded us to a fancy suite, instead of the regular room we had booked. We were happy to find out the great news at the front desk but our jaws dropped when we reached our suite. The place is literally bigger than our apartment in Montreal. It had a full size bedroom with King size bed, a full size living room with a couch, a dining room with seating for 8, an office area, a full size bathroom, a powder room, a dressing room, a walk-in closet, 3 television sets, 6 telephones and many more features that I missed in the 4 days we were there.
Other than that, our stay was extraordinary. The hotel staff were very kind and attended to our every need. The hotel concierges (there were many) were especially helpful. They assisted us in booking tickets for attractions, arranging private taxis for tours, recommended first class restaurants and made our stay very pleasant.
It is without any hesitation that I recommend The Peninsula. It will be a welcome haven in an otherwise busy City
Brought the kids to China for the first time and am absolutely in love with this hotel. I booked via Amex FHC, and the room were upgrade at arrival which was very nice. I am normally very picky with hotels, but this one is by far one of the best I stayed ranging from convenience, service, hotel decor and still upto modern set up.
The hotel is located at the very center of the Beijing attractions including Tian’anmen sq and forbidden city, as well as local shopping attraction at Wangfujing.
The hotel staff are always friendly and willing to help. I like it how they always acknowledges as you are passing by. During the stay we booked the attraction to Tian’anmen sq, forbidden city and Great Wall, which we did all in one day.
One thing that is bad of the hotel location is it’s too close too some of the main attractions including the temple which most taxi drivers doesn’t want to take you due to the traffic. But that is not the hotels fault. So if you are looking to do all the attractions I will recommend to do all local attractions in one day then Great Wall and MING tomb on a separate visit so the tourists company can arrange the transportation for you.
The hotel is within walking distant from the forbidden city and. Jing shang park, which you are explore on the leisure time. As for dinning, there are many local famous restaurants which are all within 10-15 mins of walking distant, and I highly recommend downloading the Chinese yelp (Da Zhong Dian pin) it will gives you all the local business ratings.
I was looking for a top hotel in Beijing that offers a room big enough for a family of 4 and it was down to Rosewood Beijing and the Peninsula Beijing. I've chosen for latter due to the location (much closer to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square) and my friend's strong recommendation. It was a great decision indeed!
We booked the Grand Premier Suite - not only it's huge, it's also equipped with the latest technology that's seamless to operate, such as all aspects of the room (even ordering room service) can be controlled with one of the tablets in the room. I can dock my phone and instantly play my media on the TV with a great sound system and there are plenty of charging ports everywhere.
The room is also stocked with every amenity you can think of. From an all-in-one printer to nail polish dryer, you name it, it's in the room. If not, the housekeeping team would bring to you in minutes (in our case we forgot to bring dental floss!) Peninsula also use the highest quality materials for the room, the carpet is spotless and very comfortable and room layout is extremely well designed.
The Peninsula has a reputation of service excellence and I can truly experience that in our stay. The team is attentive to our every needs and helped celebrate our special occasion. Whenever we came back to the hotel from our outings we always feel we're going back to a home away from home. The guest services team genuinely cares about its guests and made every effort to ensure our stay feels special and welcomed. My children literally told me the hotel was the best part of their Beijing visit and I tend to agree too!
The public areas of the hotel are tastefully done, especially the grand white marble staircase that you can't miss when walking into the hotel, all the top designer stores and the serene and calm lobby restaurant. The hotel is a short walking distance to all the shops and restaurants Beijing has offer. But we enjoyed the breakfast daily at the lobby restaurant as the food selection is great and quality is top notch.
I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone that's looking for the best hotel experience in Beijing. It's a great fit for business, couples and family travelers.