Capital Hotel Beijing
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Sunday the 27th of
October – We arrived in Beijing around midday after almost nine hours of no-sleep flying.
The airport is huge and was either built or upgraded for the
Olympics. It took a while to get through customs - I declared the
shell of the crab we had eaten at Brixham and they were ok with it,
as they …
Took all afternoon to get here and arrived to 95 degree heat, although by nightfall we now have thunder and lightening. Which, hoping this passes will leave cooler temperature for our visit to the Great Wall tomorrow. Had a good Chinese buffet tonight which was good because mama bear and baby bear have a bit of intestinal challenges today. Started …
Today is my last day in China, so I decided to skip all the touristy stuff and just walk around Beijing. I grabbed a map from the hotel desk, checked out (leaving my bags with the front desk to be collected at the end of the day), and then started off on foot. I had about 10 hours to see what I could, which isn't much in a city of 25 million people …
Last night I went for a long walk around Xi'an; after dark the city springs to vibrant life. The streets are awash with brightly lit buildings, neon signs, and cooking fires. Honking horns, barking dogs, shouting vendors, music, and screeching brakes fill the air with a cacophony of sound. The main job here is not to get hit by a car, bus, taxi, …
With a forecast temperature in excess of 40C I made my excuses to the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs.
In fact there were 6 people who did not go, an American Professor with a German wife, a couple from Uruguay who live in Chicago and the lame Italian lady for whom we have spent most of the last 3 weeks waiting.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
Hotel is conveniently located to Tiananmen Square. Public area are quiet and well appointed. Rooms are comfortable and quiet as well.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.