Courtyard by Marriott Beijing Northeast
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from Beijing
Beijing. First impressions as we left the train station was... Busy! Ridiculously crowded, hectic and manic and that's just getting through security! The metro system was very similar to Shanghai it just seems like a older more grottier version more like the London Underground. Beijing it self is completely different to Shanghai a complete mix of new and old, buildings ...
We arrived in Beijing around noon, and went straight to Tiananmen Square. It was bitter cold and very windy, and we weren't dressed properly, so we hustled through the square, looking at Mao's "moving eyes" and went straight into the walls of the Forbidden City. This was my third time here, but it was still impressive to see some of the inner sanctuaries of the emperor's house. The older girls had this stop on their top three. I'll post photos on line when I get Chelsea's ...
... interesting to see, and some steep scary climbs! We had a good girlie gossip along the way too. Andy, having an aversion to the Great Wall (see Karl Pilkington, an Idiot Abroad!!!) preferred the option of staying in the city to go to one of the breweries for an all you can drink offer! We both enjoyed ourselves, that's the main thing! Now you know we do well for free things, this week was no exception, the magazines have been a little void of competitions for a while, but on ...
... as a calligrapher for his day job. Behind the forbidden city is extra housing, for family and concubines, I forgot the name of it but it looked like a mini Forbidden City.
Next we headed to a pharmacy to learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This was the first of many mandatory tourist traps. I never minded because I always learned something. A TCM doctor gave a presentation, how everything in the body is connected and connected ...
... and we said our good-byes to KC. Staying with such good friends was a wonderful way to end our whirlwind trip to China.
Our flight to Beijing was late and frustrating. We boarded our plane almost an hour late, and after we were on the plane, we sat there on the tarmac for about a half hour before the pilot got on the intercom to announce the current situation. Of course, it was in Chinese first, and everyone gasped so loudly, we ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center