Friday, January 13, 2012

Winter in China: Hotel G Beijing

We stayed at the Hotel G Beijing for our first night taking advantage of the Hotel G mistake on where a $200 USD room was available for 200 Chinese Yuan or ~$30 USD inclusive of breakfast. What a deal! Too bad I could only get those rates for just our first night in Beijing. I must commend the hotel for honoring the mistake especially since they even allowed the 4 others on this trip who arrived at ~8 am to check-in early. 

Hotel G is one of those cool, stylish and modern hotels which reminded me of the Vie in Bangkok. We later found out that the random colors seen in the picture could be changed individually by people in their rooms. The hotel was somewhat hard to find with most cab drivers not knowing where the hotel is. We would recommend printing a map and telling the cab driver the main road that the hotel is on. We personally had to hunt around a couple of minutes before spotting the hotel. 
Hotel Lobby
After a quick check-in, we were even escorted to our rooms. WOW was our first reaction! The room was big and uniquely decorated. There was a copy of today's newspaper, fresh fruit and even a lollypop waiting for us in the room. We were shown the major functions of the room and was told that water and soft drinks in the mini bar was free.

The bathroom was stocked with high quality amenities and more importantly, there was a large bathtub which was great to soak in after the flight. The only complaint we do have was with the water temperature in the shower - it was either too hot or too cold!

The hotel also has a tiny gym which we didn't use since we were only there for a day. 

I would not recommend Hotel G for those visiting to see the major attractions in Beijing as it can be somewhat out of the way to places like Wangfujing or the Forbidden Palace. It does make a good location for those who want a change of scenery. It's close by to many good restaurants and the night life of Beijing.
We counted down to the New Year in the Hotel bar itself which was fun and drink prices weren't over the top. The crowd was surprisingly mixed with both locals and foreigners.

1 Minute 33 Seconds into 2012


  1. The hotel amenity kit included condoms?

  2. YUP :) Glad you noticed. Found this pretty standard at China hotels.

  3. Dear Calvin,
    Thanks a lot for your comments!
    It was a pleasure to have you with us, and we hope to welcome you again soon upon your net stay in Beijing.
    In the name of Hotel G Beijing team, we wish you all the best for 2012, the year of the Dragon!
    With our very best regards