The Opposite House is a luxury hotel in the heart of Beijing’s most prominent ex-pat neighborhood, Sanlitun. The beautiful and well-designed hotel caters to guests’ every need with their inviting and polished rooms to the multiple restaurants within the premises. The stunning architectural design in emerald green glass was inspired by traditional chinese wood lattice. The Opposite House is a vibrant mix of traditional and modern in burgeoning Beijing.
Room rates range from USD $330 to USD $710; Email for information about the penthouse.
There are a choice of different restaurants and cuisines to choose from, such as Mediterranean Sureno, North Asian Bei and The Village Café.
Rooms include 98 studio set-ups that are equipped with free wifi, complimentary mini-bar and LCD TVs. Clean, uncluttered spaces, natural wood floors and plenty of natural light make each studio a uniquely peaceful space.
Wooden bathtubs, king sized beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, sofa and writing desk add a touch of home comfort amidst the modern fixtures and fittings.
Choose between four room types based on their sizes in sqm; Studio 45 as standard, Studio 70 with a large day bed and mini bar, Studio 95 with a private balcony and Studio 115 which has an extra large bathroom, private dining area for 4 and either a private balcony or jacuzi.
The primary activities in Sanlitun include eating, drinking and shopping but when you’ve had your fill of those, you can travel to see city landmarks such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
The Opposite House stands out among hotel properties in Beijing for its elegant design, comfortable and bright rooms, diverse dining options and advantageous location. The hotel sits within a stone’s throw from many of the embassies and is at the heart of Sanlitun, the most popular ex-pat district in the city.
Literally outside the hotel doors, guests have access to some of the most popular bars and restaurants in Beijing. Shopaholics will revel in the designer stores that opened up within a short walking distance from the hotel, including Alexander McQueen, Armani and Balmain.
Previous guests have praised the attentiveness of the staff and the wealth of food choices. The Opposite House also hosts occasional art exhibitions, so guests can get a glimpse of the Chinese and international art scene before ever walking outdoors in the morning.
When it comes time to do some sightseeing, guests will find that they are in close proximity to several bus lines and the line 10 subway, making it easy to get around the city. The Opposite House is at the crossroads of entertainment, dining, culture and luxury in Beijing.
“This is definitely a cool place to stay and hang. Had the pleasure of staying there earlier in the year and while comparisons to the sister property, The Upper House, in Hong Kong are not really justifed due to the significant difference in style and layout of the properties, you do get the feeling of association. Go Swire! I stayed in January and it was cold in Beijing! Even the staff didnt want to be outside, which affected the quality of the bell service, but other than this I had not complaints about the property. Funky room design with the timber bathroom layout, great FnB outlets. Particularly the bar at the front of the hotel where excellent beverages are available for consumption! I also noted a great breakfast in the all day dining outlet. The location is in one of the more happenning areas of Beijing and if it was not so cold I would have had the chance to explore a little further. Next time! I look forward to the return visit.” Im_a_travlin_fool
“Not only is this hotel genuinely stunning to look at, but the service and facilities are up to the same high standard. It's a thoroughly modern design, and it's a pleasure to stay somewhere that is so visually interesting. The art throughout (and the building itself) is provocative and entertaining. This isn't one of those cold trendy designed hotels. Check in was really seamless. From the way you are welcomed at the door to checking in to your room, it's done with a genuine welcome and warmth. The check in process is all done sitting in the lounge area on a remote tablet screen which makes it feel much more personal and less like a hotel.
The rooms are also highly designed although occasionally the modernness gets in the way of functionality. For example, the bathroom taps look amazingly cool but there's not actually much room to get your hands underneath the running water and no lock on the toilet door made for some embarrassing moments for guests.
Service was consistently exceptional and I appreciated being able to change money without the usual rip off hotel rates - they gave bank rate. Food is also a high standard if pricey. But that goes with the territory. Location in Sanlitun in the middle of The Village is also ideal, if a little bit unreal. It's a fabulous, luxurious place to stay if you like modern design.” Zebanuck
“Location: Very hip location for a very hip hotel. Check-in: The moment I stepped out of the car and was warmly greeted by Kelvin, the Guest Experience Manager, with “Kumain ka na?” (the Filipino translation of “Have you eaten?”) I knew the Opposite House wasn't like most hotels. Checking in was just like staying over at a friend’s place, you are invited to the lounge where Kelvin chats you up while his team runs everything through their iPads.
Room: The floor to ceiling windows ensures there’s enough light coming into the room from the courtyard outside. They used motion sensors for the lights in the closet so you won’t get up from bed the moment you turn off the lights and realized you were able to close the closet doors properly. Instead of mints on the pillows, evening turndown service leaves you with little gifts every night and a small note. I received a stack of postcards, a facial mask and a lip balm. I couldn't recall much about notes but I remember one of them saying, “it was a cold day, make sure to use the lip balm” or something like that.” Keslergo