Great Beijing location and very helpful staff
We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Novotel Beijing Peace. Our check in was very late (or should I say early!!) due to a late night flight that was delayed. We were supposed to land in Beijing at 1:00am, but instead we finally arrived at the hotel at about 4:30am! We emailed the hotel prior to the flight and they assured us that this wouldn't be a problem. It certainly wasn't! The staff at the check in desk were great, quickly checking us in, upgrading us and giving us discount vouchers for drinks and breakfast. We were in our room in no time at all! The location of the hotel is great. It is in easy walking distance to food, shopping and tourist areas. We walked to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The concierge also helped us to book tickets for the Forbidden City, as well as many other helpful tips. Breakfast and the bar area were great. And there were lots of places close by for other meals. On check out, we were able to leave our luggage and the staff also allowed us to use the shower facilities in the gym later that day, as we'd had a day of walking around the city and flew on a late night flight. They booked a taxi for us and made our last day in China a great one!