The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street
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- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Swimming pool
- Indoor pool
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Okay . . . I may have to say sorry again. We left at 8 am yesterday and after a full day returned to the hotel at 8pm. Then many of us decided to go back out and shop or to the Olympic Village (we wanted night time pics and the adventure of the subway). We went to the Olympic Village (sorry Smith family - no gifts yet) and arrived back about 11 pm. We only get free internet access in the lobby or common space and I was way too tired at ...