Emperor Forbidden City Hotel - Beijing

ex. The Emperor Hotel

33 Qihelou Street, Beijing, China, 100006  show map
 4 stars
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Emperor Forbidden City Hotel - Beijing

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa lounge

Verified Reviews:

  • Free breakfast - Free minibar - Very good value
  • Bed isn't great - Good service - Modern decor
  • No jacuzzi - Free wifi internet - Nice spacious room
  • Many tv channels in english - Nice bathroom
  • Good location - No swimming pool - Polite staff

Overview

The traditional The Emperor Forbidden City Hotel comprises designer rooms in the vicinity of Tiananmen Square, The Place and Si De Park. The property opened in 2007 and features classical architecture.

The hotel is in the spectacular location steps away from a temple, a palace and a museum. The city center is 2 km away from the hotel.

Nanyuan airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car from The Emperor Forbidden City Hotel.

Rooms

The hotel offers 56 rooms. They are fitted with a mini bar, television, Wi-Fi, a safe and a fridge. Guests can make use of a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

Dishes of contemporary cuisine are served in the 24-hour restaurant. Signature drinks are offered in the pool bar. Yin Bar and TRB- Temple Restaurant Beijing are situated in a historic area, about 200 meters away of the property.

Services

Guests can rent limousines to discover the nearby sites.

Relax

On-site spa facilities feature a spa lounge and a Jacuzzi. For active guests a gym and a fitness centre are provided.

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

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   56.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Spa center
  • Spa lounge
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 1 year
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
2 - 11 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed FREE
All children
12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed FREE
Children above
12 years or adults
Extra bed FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Emperor Forbidden City Hotel - Beijing Beijing location
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Hotel Address:

33 Qihelou Street, Beijing, China, 100006

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City Center
  • Beijing
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Nan Luo Gu Xiang Station
    5000 ft
  • Beijing East Station
    1.6 mi
Underground stations
  • Dengshikou Station
    4300 ft
  • Dongsi Station
    4600 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Yin Bar (cuisine: Imperial Chinese)
    600 ft
  • Oasis cafe
    1400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    56

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Jingshan Park3000 ft
  • Qianmen4000 ft
  • La Cité Interdite4000 ft
  • Beihai Park4600 ft

Popular areas

  • Wangfujing Street3300 ft
  • Dongsi4300 ft
  • Dengshikuo4600 ft

Places of interest

  • Jingshan hill3700 ft
  • Great Wall Badaling Section4300 ft

Train stations

  • Nan Luo Gu Xiang Station4600 ft

Shopping areas

  • Oriental Plaza2000 ft
  • Wangfujing3000 ft
  • Beijing Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore4300 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

Museums

  • The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum 1000 ft
  • Palace Museum2000 ft

Parks

  • Huangchenggen Relic Site Park3000 ft

Theaters

  • Beijing People's Art Theatre2700 ft

Underground stations

  • Tiananmen East Station4300 ft
  • Dengshikou Station4300 ft
  • Dongsi Station4300 ft
  • Wangfujing Station5000 ft

Local attractions

  • Tiananmen Square 1.0 mi
    West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
  • Beijing Zhaoxian Temple5200 ft
    No.71 Beichang Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
  • Shicha Lake Park1.1 mi
    Di'anmen, Xicheng District, Beijing
  • Beijing Fuyou Temple5200 ft
    No.20 North Long Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
  • Beijing Working People's Cultural Palace1.1 mi
    East of Tian'anmen, Dongcheng District, Beijing

Near the hotel

  • The Palace Museum1800 ft
    No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
  • Memorial Hall of New Chinese Cultural Movement1500 ft
    No.29 Wusi Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
  • National Art Museum Of China1900 ft
    No.1 Wusi Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
  • Beijing Taimiao Temple2400 ft
    East of Tian'anmen Square, Dongcheng District, Beijing
  • The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum1000 ft
    Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing
  • St. Joseph's Cathedral 1600 ft
    Wangfujing Dajie 74, Beijing
  • Jingshan Park 2400 ft
    No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing

Restaurants nearby

  • Yin Bar600 ft

    Address: 33 Qihelou Street, Dongcheng District
    Phone: 010-65265566

    65% likes this, based on 20 reviews
    Cuisine: Imperial Chinese

  • TRB- Temple Restaurant Beijing1900 ft

    Address: 23 Shatan Beijie, Dongcheng District
    Phone: 010-84002232

    83% likes this, based on 253 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: USD 21 - USD 151

  • The Siji Minfu Restaurant1800 ft

    Address: 32 Dengshikou West Street

    76% likes this, based on 30 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese

  • Oasis cafe1400 ft

    Address: No.1, Jingshan Front Street, Dongcheng District
    Phone: +86-18601150266

    77% likes this, based on 74 reviews
    Price Range: USD 4 - USD 11

  • Brian McKenna @ The Courtyard1600 ft

    Address: 95 Donghuamen Dajie,Dongcheng District
    Phone: 010-65268883

    64% likes this, based on 55 reviews
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: USD 4 - USD 17

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    56

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Emperor Forbidden City Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Emperor Forbidden City

Average guest rating

8.4out of 10
Superb
Based on 1055 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Excellent central location. Comfortable, rather funky, room, although on ground floor so unable to open window. Great, very varied breakfast, with good coffee. Fairly quiet at night. HOtel sent a very good driver to pick us up in Tianjin at the cruise terminal.

    Other than the very helpful young reception person when we first arrived, no-one spoke English, which led to some confusion when we had questions re currency exchange, advice re restaurants, friends calling us and not being understood or able to leave a message - recommend the hotel have an English-speaking person on staff at all times. After all, the hotel bills itself as a "small luxury hotel". They have a way to go if they want to meet that standard.

  • Family with children
    4.2

    Walking distance to forbidden city

    hotel is small with no facilities and far from new city, no elevator, rooms are small in size, shopping areas are far.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    It was a perfect stay, clean invironment, ice design, very relaxing

    The only regret we had was to see that some of the nice features (parket, paintings) might have some problems of durability. very good materials have been used, but poor workmenschip was evident at some places. This is really a pity !

  • Family with children
    3.8

    - The price was cheap

    - I am surprised that it is rated 5 stars, it can hardly reach 2/3 stars by any standards. Something is wrong here, it is the first time that I was not satisfied with a booking through Booked.net. The rooms and coordidors were smelly and lacking ventilation, the neighbourhood was filthy, and it didn't have an elevator.

  • Single
    5.4

    The neighborhood is quite nice and very peaceful at nights. The location is just perfect in the middle of Beijing.

    The pictures are nicer than the reality. It seems the Hotel needs maintenance, a lot is broken or damaged by use.

  • Couple
    5.8

    The location is 10 minutes walk from the Forbidden city (you can also enjoy the view from the open roof), breakfast is not far from the status declared, there's wifi inside the room, price is adequate to the services provided.

    It's far from "an experience fit for an emperor" 5 stars normally give, interiors were good in their first live, but now it all seems already old, detailed map is a must to find the place, don't ever leave the hotel without it in your pocket plus detailed address written in Chinese language (be advised that the map printed at the hotel card normally is not enought to find the place unless you're a scout), there's a public toilet just in front of the hotel - this was a bit unexpected supplement, staff team is not really friendly (but probably it's standard pattern in Beijing), we tried to visit fitness room one evening (not late at night), but it was locked.

  • Couple
    8.2

    The location next to Forbidden City is perfect. Breakfast was tasty, the room really interestingly designed. It's very pretty though perhaps slightly impractical in some ways. Staff very helpful.

    Only two things, when we ordered a taxi through them it took about 30 mins to come and we had no idea it would be so long or we would have walked to get one ourselves. Also they asked 800y to organise a car to Mutianyu, we ended up getting that for 400.

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    Very helpful staff. Great central (tourist) Beijing location.

  • Single
    7.4

    The view from the roof was extra ordinary and a wonderfl expereince. The staff did attempt to help with information but they do not actually know enough about the local area from an outsiders view to understand what people want.

    I was very horriffied at the breakfast. The staff cleared it away and would provide nothing for starving guests who had arrived in the last 30 minutes of breakfast. There is no printed information about breakfast. There is a Mystery jacuzzi on the roof advertised as part of your hotel but no information on getting access to the thing.Plus when I did actually get one of the 5 breakfasts I paid for the serving staff guy stood beside the open food picking his nose seriously for 30 minutes.i had to stop myself from throwingup. It was so revolting without washing his hands etc he then came over and moved my cutlery. Ruined the only breakfast I had. The food was not good and very expensive on the one evening I stayed for dinner.really if they could get the staff to stop pciking their noses and wiping their guck on the table cloths could be ok.

  • Single
    8.8

    staff is incredibly well trained, very polite and really teats u like a little emperor. Double door sicurity makes u feel very easy. Bathroom is enormous and extremely modern. Floor is wood everywhere. Very chinese style. Breakfast is good and from this room u may see a very nice spot on Forbidden City. Since there are only 55 guest room it is not crowded at all. At least once it worth wale trying it

    this is not what u think about a 5 star traditional hotel. The tube and the bathtub are in the middle of the room, shower and wc separated. The room is not squared and regular and sleeping squeezed in 2 walls is not something I like, even if bed was very big. The first impression u get is very antiseptic, It is just staff attitude which makes it warm. There is no elevator (but maybe this was due to hotel's style).

  • Single
    8.2

    city centre; good breakfast; kind staff; good room; taxi hailing service; car rent service; money exchange service

    far from metro; no early check-in

  • Couple
    8.8

    The hotel is very design oriented, with a furniture very well thinked. The staff is very helpfull and attencious. the hotel is very clean and also well located, next the forbiden city and near by shopping streets and other tourists atractions.

    When we where at the hotel, the pool was under re-construction. Also the breakfast, besides been very diversified, is mostly chinese oriented, but even so, good. Some of the furnitures look old, and most of the staff does not speak good english. Also the wireless internet connection does not work but we managed to be connected by cable, that is standard in all rooms. Another point, that is not regarding the hotel, is some private taxi that take advantages of the ingenuity of the first comings (like us) and made us pay 400 yuans (around 50 euros) when the regular price from the airport to this hotel should be around 120 yuans (15 euros). At our arrival, the hotel staff explain us that we were robbed!

  • Single
    10.0

    It was great, I love the design of the hotel, the staffs are friendly and polite, they care about my comment of the room and improve it immediately, the location is great, and especially the surprising birthday wishes & b'day cake. I will definitely stay here again if I come back to Beijing

    The wooden floor is very noisy (I heard this is part of the design, but sometimes it becomes really annoying.)

  • Single
    9.2

    Overall, the staff were great; reception staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The hotel and room design is inspired and of course the location is incredible. Had the feeling of a spa hotel and yet just out the door you had some real local life going on.

    Breakfast was good but I needed to ask for a couple of things that had run out by 9am. The lack of a lift might be a problem for some travellers.

  • Couple
    10.0

    Fantastic service, hotel staff provided some useful tips just upon booking confirmation via email. A cup of tea for a welcome once we arrived in the hotel. Great location - direct proximity to the eastern walls of the Forbidden City, 15-20 min walking distance to Tiananmen. Money exchange (reasonable fx) available at the front desk, very comfortable room, mini bar included in the price, weather forecast and cookies brought to the room every evening, newspaper provided every morning, reasonable breakfast, Great Wall trip organised on a short notice + if we ever go back to Beijing, Emperor will be our choice.

    Bathroom fixing can probably be renewed, that is a minor thing anyways.

How to reach hotel

hotel Emperor Forbidden City Hotel - Beijing Beijing location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

33 Qihelou Street, Beijing, China, 100006

Get directions
City Center
  • Beijing
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Nan Luo Gu Xiang Station
    5000 ft
  • Beijing East Station
    1.6 mi
Underground stations
  • Dengshikou Station
    4300 ft
  • Dongsi Station
    4600 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Yin Bar (cuisine: Imperial Chinese)
    600 ft
  • Oasis cafe
    1400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    56

Hotel Awards

ChineseHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBeijingEmperor Forbidden City

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

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