Review: To Peking and Back – Geosciences International Conference Centre Hotel Beijing

Introduction
KA 974 HKG – PEK 320 Y
GICC Beijing
Exploring Beijing
KA 901 PEK – HKG 333 Y

Ranking: Location 3/5 Service 5/5 Modernity 4/5 Little things 4/5 Meals 4/5 Overall 4/5

After we left the airport it took about 40 minutes to get to the hotel, which was quite nice from the outside. Here’s a view of the pillar, with camera effects (I wasn’t thinking of posting a trip report until now):

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Pop art-style view

It’s a quite nice 4 star hotel, and I wasn’t really expecting much due to the price. We went to our room and I had a look at my surprisingly new room. There was wifi, for a start.

Geosciences International Conference Center Beijing
Check-in: Friday, June 14, 2013
Room Type: Standard Room
Room Number: 827
Stay duration: 14 nights
Check-out: Friday, June 28, 2013

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Entryway

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Lobby of the actual centre

I didn’t take lobby pictures, but it was really big.

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One of the two beds

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My bed (after a full night of sleeping in it)

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End of bed and views of the room

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Lighting overhead

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Bathroom

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Bathroom

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Shower

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Bathroom

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The Geosciences International Conference Centre

There was breakfast, and it was Chinese style (with a few Western-inspired things such as hash browns, etc.) located in the buffet. There were a lot of spelling mistakes, and guess where that went?!

There were a few events. The first one was me going to another room without my key, and I called the management from the other room. I wondered where they stayed through the night, because they were there in less than a minute, which is impressive.

Again, they came in less than a minute when the toilet plugged, although it took double the time to take whatever was stuck in there out.

Overall, despite the very uneventful stay, this was a really nice hotel, and I think it was worth more than the price. For fifteen days I never felt uncomfortable. Stay tuned!

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