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Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing
Ranked #68 of 6,530 Hotels in Beijing
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The Crowne Wangfujing is a good option for Beijing as it close to subway and the shopping precinct of Wangfujing. It's not as close to forbidden city as a map looks however you can get a bus close by. The hotel has good services, and the rooms are decent however a little old.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

By NOT knowing any Mandarin, I was anxious while out and about. There was no need to be. This Crowne Plaza is within walking distance to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the shopping area & street known as Wangfujing. Even getting a taxi and figuring out the fare was easy when I had written down the address for the driver. For anyone going without a group, THIS is a wonderful place in the city to be.

Stayed: August 2017
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

If yes the hotel is becoming old, it is well maintained and ideally located, it is in the vicinity of many others international hotels. Metro is not that close, but it gives you the opportunity to walk part of Wangfujing street. Breakfast is very good and there is a pool upstairs. Concierge services are ok, I didn't like the fact that booking of taxi for the airport must be paid in cash and in advance (300 ¥ !), this seems not very pro.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

The location is perfect for sightseeing trips in and around Beijing. I was surprised by the great service of the hotel. Specially surprised about the F&B team. First of all I was surprised to find a steakhouse in the hotel but I was impressed by the services and the quality of the food. The restaurant manager and the F&B manager / director were really friendly and asked me several times or everything was good. The next day during breakfast the F&B director even remembered our faces and ask or we enjoyed the diner and or he could support with anything today. With help of him we booked a nice trip to the great wall.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Stayed on two occasions mid and late July at Crown Plaza, Wangfujing, Beijing.

The first stay was for three days, the second just overnight a week later.

This review starts with the first stay of three days.

Check in and out perfect, the room on the third floor was comfortable, clean, and appointed with all expected amenities.

There were two issues, the room cooling and the safe.

The room was just too cool overnight and no way to turn it off or turn it down. The safe didn't work and this was reported early the next day to reception. It was never fixed. Didn't report it again, once should have been sufficient.

We paid for breakfast and it is expensive. More so for our issues.

Day one. Asked for eggs easy over, that's one flip after cooking the first side. Flip, flip flip, the egg chef (sic) would be better employed producing tennis balls. Inedible and left uneaten. Side dish of bacon barely warm.

Day 2. An early pick up go on a tour, so down for breakfast at opening time. Too bad the days egg chef didn't start till 20 minutes later, by that time I had given up waiting as had others that started to line up. Side dish of bacon barely warm.

Day 3. Ordered an omelette. Now what could go wrong with an omelette? Served up an uncooked runny mess. Left the plate on the side of the table for the duration of our stay that morning, but despite other plates being removed by waiting staff, the egg plate remained. It was finally removed by a black coated manager and on seeing the mess asked if I wanted her to arrange for a better cooked omelette. I declined. Side dish of bacon cold.
It was interesting to note a fresh batch of bacon was brought out from the kitchen and on thinking this would be hot, was not surprised to find it cold. Warmer are for keeping hot food warm, they are not designed for heating cold food.

So big problems with cooked (sic) breakfast dishes.

Our eating problems didn't end with breakfast.

The hotel has posters urging guests to eat in and earn point to accelerate their way too free nights.

Tried that at the first floor Chinese restaurant. Great food, perfect service, no issues except when the bill came. Asked for the bill to go on our room account. "That's impossible" said the waiter. He had the account and card machine in hand, we paid cash.

So in summary, Crown Plaza great for accommodation 4 stars, terrible for breakfast, 0 stars, overall 2 1/2 stars due to 3 days of bad breakfasts, broken safe, and cooling.

The second stay of just the one night was fine, check in and out great, didn't even look at the safe, room on the cool side for us, and didn't book breakfast, ate later at nearby McDonald’s, yes I know desperate times cause desperate actions. Would give the hotel 4 stars overall for this night.

Have to say thanks to the concierge team, found them friendly at all times, and had them book me taxis and private cars on several occasion and very helpful with assistance in getting to out of the way places.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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CPBJwangfujing, Manager at Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you for staying at the Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing and for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate your positive comments with regards to our hotel Concierge team friendly service, front desk service and comfortable room. At the same time, we would like to apologies for the discomfort and unhappiness experienced in our hotel. Regarding our breakfast service, we have taken up the matter with the Food and Beverage team to ensure we maintain our service standards at all times – as may be expected from any Crowne Plaza hotel. For the safety box and cooling system in room, we shall certainly pay more attention to the maintenance for the facilities going forward. Regarding the billing problem in the Chinese Restaurant; we regret it is not operated by our hotel and billing charges are unable to be placed on guests Hotel room accounts. Regardless we thank you for bringing these matters to our attention, after all it is only through comments such as yours that we can only hope to improve our services and facilities. We truly appreciate your kind support as our guest. Please do stay with us again on a next visit to Beijing and we promise your next stay will be a great experience.
Best regards.

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Additional Information about Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing

Address: No.48 Wangfujing Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Region: China > Beijing > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#55 Family Hotel in Beijing
#60 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
#80 Business Hotel in Beijing
#82 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range: RM445 - RM697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing 4.5*
Number of rooms: 359
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on bustling Wangfujing Avenue, Crowne Plaza Beijing stands in the heart of the city s vibrant shopping and international business centers, such as Oriental Plaza, Financial Street and CBD. The hotel is Just 45 minutes drive from Beijing International Airport and 15 minutes from Beijing Railway Station with easy highway access to Shenyang, Tianjin and Shijiazhuang. Just a 10-minute stroll or taxi ride will bring you to the magnificent Forbidden City and other historical landmarks including Tiananmen Square, Great Hall of the People, Temple of Heaven and Lama Temple.At each memorable day s end, ours is a familiar, friendly face welcoming you with all the comforts of home. In Beijing, you ll agree that The Place To Meet is Crowne Plaza. ... more   less 
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