A former retreat of the Emperors, The Aman at Summer Palace offers exquisite rooms and suites, private access to the Summer Palace grounds and world-class fine dining in its restaurants.
Novotel Peace Hotel
Novotel Beijing Peace is a large, modern hotel conveniently located in central Beijing, with the underground and shopping and dining areas just minutes away. Accommodation is spacious and contemporary in design, with many rooms and suites benefiting from fantastic city views. Two fantastic restaurants and bars, along with a host of leisure facilities, mean that staying at the Peace Hotel will guarantee a very comfortable and convenient stay as you explore this exciting city.
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There are several different accommodation categories to choose from, including Standard and Superior rooms, Premier Floor rooms and a Suite. All are spacious with a sleek modern design, with many also enjoying wonderful views across the city. Complimentary Wi-Fi can be accessed throughout the property, and every room has a satellite TV, hairdryer and en suite bathroom. The hotel offers brilliant connecting rooms for families, while the Premier Floor rooms and Suites offer access to the top floor lounge, which has excellent views of Beijing. While the rooms here may not be as luxurious as some of the other international hotels in Beijing, they're comfortable, clean and contemporary with a great location.
Situated right in the heart of Beijing, the property is an ideal place to stay for your time in the capital. The Wangfujing shopping and dining area, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City are all within walking distance, while the closest underground station is just a four minute walk away, allowing you to explore Beijing at your leisure with great ease.
Food and drink
The Peace Hotel provides great dining choices and a 24 hour à la carte menu. The Square restaurant is a fantastic option, providing an Asian and international buffet, while Le Cabernet at the front of the hotel offers delicious French cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. On top of this, the Lobby Bar is a fantastic spot to enjoy alcoholic and soft drinks.
Fanily rooms are available for two adults and two children, with late check-out of 5pm on Sundays. There's also a safe play area and a dedicated children's menu featuring balanced meals.
Facilities and activities
Guests can make use of the indoor heated pool, fitness centre and sauna. There's also a beauty and hair salon, as well as a gift shop.
The real draw of this hotel is its central location, allowing for a very convenient stay in Beijing. Although rooms are not as luxurious as other international hotels, its location and facilities are first-class.
Beijing tour ideas
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Located around an hour's drive away from Beijing city centre, the Brickyard at Mutianyu is an eco retreat offering guests the chance to take in local village life as well as to explore this section of the Great Wall.
The Cote Cour is a beautifully appointed traditional courtyard hotel set in the ancient hutong district of Beijing.
The Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel is one of the nicest hotels with character located in the very heart of Beijing.
The Park Plaza offers smart, contemporary accommodation in a convenient location close to the popular Wangfujing district, within walking distance of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
The Peninsula in Beijing is located in Wangfujing, making it ideal for exploring the city on foot. It is also close to the Forbidden City and other entertainment districts.
Set in Beijing’s central Hutong area, the Shichahai Shadow Art Hotel is a boutique property with traditional yet comfortable furnishings. Staying here provides a truly original stay.
Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the Opposite House is a striking hotel and the new centre of gravity for fashion in the capital.
This modern hotel has excellent facilities to match its five star status. It’s in a great location, just a short walk from Wangfujing shopping street, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
To really experience Beijing you need to get out onto the streets. The Forbidden City is one of the most fascinating places in Beijing and is well worth a visit.
Take a tricycle tour of Beijing’s unique and famous Hutongs, a maze of old narrow back streets found in the Changiao area of the Western District.
Located in the Haidian district in the north of Beijing, the Palace is a classical imperial garden embracing beautiful landscaped hills and lakes.
For a different insight into Chinese religion and history, a popular place to visit is the Temple of Heaven.
Stretching for over 6,000 km to the Gobi desert in the far west, the Great Wall remains one of the world’s true must-see sights.
This exciting piece of theatre comprises a number of spectacular and highly skilled Kung Fu demonstrations, following the story of a young Shaolin Monk as he trains in the discipline.
Closed to the world for over 500 years, and home to emperors from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the Forbidden City is a truly fascinating place.