Refreshing stay at Prime Hotel, Beijing

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Located at the north end of Beijing’s Wangfujing Street, famous for its huge department stores, this five star hotel is the perfect place to stay whilst checking out China’s capital city. Prime Hotel is one of the best hotels in the area and at affordable prices, we just had to check it out.

On arrival we were greeted by staff in a huge and spacious lobby with a water fountain at the heart. Check in here was swift and the staff did speak basic English for the international visitor. Also in the lobby is the best place to relax and have a hot drink or even a beer at the bar where the waitresses are very eager to serve visitors needs.

Away from the beers, we had a room on the fifth floor and elevators are very swift to getting us to our level. Security level is high here and the hotel is kitted out with high tech security features from door locks to safes. We booked a superior room for our one night stay before heading back to Europe (in January 2017) and we were in for a treat. With a huge king size bed which was very comfortable with large pillows, we were really made to feel at home. There was plenty of floor space (which is good for us to sort out our luggage items before a long haul flight), television to watch (all digital but everything was in Chinese apart from the odd international news channel) to the usual mini-bar, plenty of wardrobe space, iron, ironing board plus a computer for interneting.

The bathroom was amazing, we totally loved the decor and the marble used. There were the usual free toiletries plus extras like condoms (but for a small fee of course). The shower was refreshing, in fact we could use the word, AWESOME! Never a shower felt so good after washing the way the density of Beijing’s air pollution off us. We both felt refreshed and ready to rock the world after a soapy wash.

The breakfast was quite good and caters for western visitors and those from home. There is the usual hot and cold buffets providing cereals, hot food, cold meats to a chef who will make visitors omelettes on the spot (and they are very yummy).

Another reason we stayed here is that we were a five minute walk from the nearest subway station (Dongsi – on lines 5 & 6) but also the Forbidden Palace and Tiananmen Square are about a twenty minute walk from the hotel (at the other end of the shopping street), there is plenty of eating out options around here and across the road is the National Art Museum of China. Check out more fantastic places to visit in the area on our blog post here. Also the hotel is located (as we call it), the Northern Side of the City, so getting to the airport or even the Great Wall of China by taxi is good (but not at peak times).

A view from our hotel room and the huge building is the National Art Museum of China

We had a really fantastic stay here at Prime Hotel and felt totally refreshed and ready for our long haul flight back to Europe. The staff were ever so friendly and had everything we need or expected from a five star hotel. It’s not a question of IF with us if we return to Beijing, its WHEN, and when we do, we would certainly stay here again. Just to note, we booked our stay with Booking.com but reservations can be taken on the official website.

Our time at the Prime Hotel Beijing was paid for by ourselves and was not sponsored in any way by the company. The opinions in this post are our own.

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40 Responses

  1. That hotel is absolutely gorgeous! It’s so well appointed, too. I’d love to stay there.

  2. What an amazing looking place to stay I would absolutely love to explore Beijing, so saving this just in case.

  3. I’ve never visited China before, but I’m also not sure if I want to add it to my bucket list. I LOVED South Korea and Japan, but never felt the desire for China. I hope it was fun!
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  4. What a beautiful place to stay. We went to visit Shanghai before and we’re planning to explore Beijing next. I will keep this in mind.
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  5. What a glorious hotel! The bathroom is outstanding and the decor beautiful! I was very impressed with the lovely tea table in the room! I wonder if all nice hotels there have them.

  6. Wow, this hotel is stunning! The room feels so elegant and high end. It is so nice that the Prime Hotel has so many amenities in the room, I often forget important items at home!

  7. That sounds like a wonderful stay, a good bed is always a must for a good hotel!

  8. What a beautiful hotel and that lobby is fabulous. Would love to explore Beijing someday and we’ll stay there if we’ll have that opportunity.

  9. Wow, what a beautiful place to stay. I will visit there one day, hopefully, in the near future.

  10. When travelling, you just sometimes need to experience some luxury and spoil yourself! This hotel looks like a great treat with high quality beds, good food and all facilities you need. Did you guys explored the hutongs in Beijing too?

    • Hey Maartje, the hutongs we missed out on, but next time it will be on our list 🙂

  11. The hotel looks very good. You’ve had a nice room, is looking very comfortable.
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  12. If i ever go to Beijing, I will have to keep this hotel in mind. It looks absolutely stunning!

  13. What a great hotel. I need to book my flight to Bejiing soon. I would love to visit China and stay in the Prime hotel.

  14. Oh wow! This is a gorgeous hotel!! Great photos!!
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  15. uprunforlife

    The hotel looks very relaxing. I haven’t had the opportunity to stay in a hotel overseas yet. Hopefully, one day I can experience it.

  16. Your photos make me want to visit this hotel! I guess I should put it on my bucket list to go to Beijing. Is it a huge culture shock to go there when being used to western countries?

  17. It looks charming – I really like that it still looks Chinese in the bedroom despite all the western comforts. And the lobby is just splendid
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  18. Looks like a great place to stay for a night (or 10!) The decoration of the place is pretty awesome too. It really sets the vibe for exploring China.

  19. I’ve never been to Beijing and thanks for giving me an idea of a good place to stay when I finally take that trip.
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  20. I have a friend who just traveled to China for 6 weeks and he loved every single minute of it. Now — it’s on my bucket list too. This looks like a great place to stay.
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  21. This looks like a comfortable stay with all the right amenities and needs for a comfortable stay, will have to keep this in mind when I visit the capital

  22. Prime Hotel looks like a comfortable spot. An awesome hotel shower is very important to me and it sounds like Prime Hotel delivers.
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  23. Beijing is definitely somewhere we would like to experience so will definitely keep this hotel in mind for when we do, it’s exactly the sort of place we would stay with the comfortable room and great location. And the fact that it has a huge buffet breakfast just makes it even better!
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  24. This looks very similar to the hotel we stayed at in China. What a great place to visit!
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  25. This hotel is beautiful! I usually don’t like black walls but that bathroom is gorgeous!

  26. Looks like a nice play to stay. I can imagine Beijing was really interesting to visit!

  27. The hotel itself looks amazing but the location is what would do it for me. Being so close to so many of the main things I’d want to see would be perfect.
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  28. Looks like a gorgeous hotel! And isn’t it amazing how a shower can feel so good after travelling in pollution! Especially when you have a long haul flight next. Prime Hotel also looks like an ideal location as well, with many things being only a short walk away.
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  29. Love that view of the Museum of Art. Great recommendation for a Western-style hotel. Thanks!

  30. I cannot get over how huge this hotel is! And the rooms are just beautiful!

  31. I’d stay there just for the lobby and the view! It looks amazing! Great review. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  32. Very beautiful hotel for sure. Why was the security so intense? Is it always that way?

  33. Oh WOW that looks amazing! I really like the floral designs everywhere and that black marble bathroom OMG! 🙂

  34. I wish there were hotels like this around here. I think I need to hop on a plane and do some traveling as I’d love to stay there. Simply gorgeous.

  35. Megan Jerrard

    So glad you had a fantastic stay – that bathroom is AMAZING! And wow they really go all out on the amenity kits they have for each room :D!! Love the traditional decor 🙂

  36. Wow that hotel is stellar. I love the marble work in the bathroom and the view is spectacular. King sized beds are so big it feels like you can get lost in them. Awesome.

  37. This looks like a beautiful property. Beijing seems to be an up and coming travel destination. Looks like you spent your money well and had a great place to stay.
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  38. Last time I was in Bejing I also needed place to stay, so I will save this hotel recommendation for next time. It looks so traditional!

  39. This is a really great looking hotel. Plus talk about that amazing view!

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