- Penang to Bangkok
- Bangkok to Beijing
- Hotel G Beijing
- Exploring Beijing
- Exploring Beijing - The Great Wall at Mutianyu
- Exploring Beijing - The Forbidden Palace
- Exploring Beijing - Temple of Heaven
- Novotel Beijing Peace
- The Duck Hunt
- Food in Beijing
- Beijing to Harbin on Air China
- Food in Harbin
- Ibis Harbin
- Exploring Harbin
- Sun Island Park Harbin
- Harbin Ice & Snow World
- Harbin to Shanghai via Beijing on Air China
- Shanghai to Singapore on SQ
We stayed at the Hotel G Beijing for our first night taking advantage of the Hotel G mistake on booking.com 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.
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.
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