Halal Hotels Beijing
Muslims are a minority group in China, representing between 0.45% to 2.85% (6 million to 39 million) of the total population according to the local government. Other independent sources claim between 60-80 million Muslims in China
By Crescent Rating, China is 50th rated among most Muslim-friendly countries.
How many mosques are there in China?
In of 2014 there were 39,135 mosques in China, 25,000 of these are in Xinjiang, a north-west autonomous region, having a high density of one mosque per 500 muslims. In China, mosques are called Qīng Zhēn Sì (清真寺, “Pure truth temple”), a name which was also used by Chinese Jews for synagogues.
Like other tourists, Muslim travelers coming from Islamic countries have particular requirements when they choose the destination for their vacation. Among these requirements, Muslims are concerned about the availability of halal compliant foods (no pork or alcohol in food) and a clean place to pray.
Many international hotels in China do serve halal food that is slaughtered in accordance with the teachings of Islamic Sharia and is free of any substances forbidden by Islam such as pork and alcohol.
Other Islamic countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Oman and Brunei continue to be popular with Muslim tourists. Among non-OIC countries, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, Japan and Taiwan remain the top five respectively, but show improved scores on the index.
Where to Find Halal Food in Beijing?
Best Day Tours in Beijing for Muslim Travelers
Beijing, China’s sprawling capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Nearby, the massive Tiananmen Square pedestrian plaza is the site of Mao Zedong’s mausoleum and the National Museum of China, displaying a vast collection of cultural relics
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1. Xiyuan Hotel 5* – Halal Hotels Beijing China
Located 600 m from Beijing Zoo Subway Station (Line 4), Xiyuan Hotel, a halal hotels Beijing, offers accommodation in Haidian District. Free WiFi is provided in all areas.
Capital Indoor Stadium is a 5-minute walk from Xiyuan Hotel. Beijing Exhibition Center is a 15-minute walk away. Zhongguancun Technology Hub is a 15-minute drive away. Beijing West Station is a 20-minute car journey away. Beijing Capital International Airport is a 40-minute drive from the property.
Each well-appointed room is equipped with a minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV. Each private bathroom comes with a hairdryer, slippers and free toiletries.
A 10-minute walk from a metro station, this downtown high-rise hotel is 2 km from Beijing Zoo and 8 km from the Forbidden City.
Modest rooms offer satellite TV, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Internet access is available.
There are 2 restaurants (1 offering halal cuisine) and a lobby bar/cafe. Other amenities include a fitness room, an outdoor pool and a beauty salon. A game room features billiards and a card table. Breakfast is offered for a surcharge.
Xiyuan Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Beijing, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.
For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Beijing, Xiyuan Hotel Beijing is located a short distance from Central Radio and Television Tower (Zhongyang Dianshita) (1.8 mi) and Temple of the White Dagoba (Baita Si) (1.9 mi).
The rooms offer air conditioning, a minibar, and a desk, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.
Xiyuan Hotel features a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. In addition, as a valued Xiyuan Hotel Beijing guest, you can enjoy a pool and a lounge that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.
When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out LaoJia RouBing (WeiGongCun), Ju Ba Fang, and Wang Pin TaiSu Stake (XiDan), which are some steakhouses that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.
The public spaces are very nicely appointed, and the staff is very helpful, if somewhat English challenged overall. The hotel room itself (a Business Room on a middle floor) was suitably spacious, with a great view of the surroundings (Xiyuan is pretty much the tallest building around). The bed was VERY firm, which I’ve encountered in other Chinese hotels, and the climate control was a bit flaky, in part due to the weather.
There is a “Muslim” restaurant on the first floor that serves food only very infrequently, a lobby tea space which doesn’t appear to serve food (though on occasion I saw people with noshing stuff, they claimed they couldn’t do that for me), a “Chinese” restaurant which I ate in with my Chinese colleagues, but they were loathe to seat me in on my own, referring me instead to their 26th floor rotating restaurant, which mostly did buffet-style food. I never did get sorted out where i should be eating there, but as it was I wasn’t there long enough for it to be a big concern.
The location, near the Beijing Zoo, is not super-close to downtown (~15 min cab ride to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City), but is convenient to the subway, so one can get around.
A good hotel. Reasonably priced with good comfortable rooms.
Breakfast was good and the in house muslim restaurant offers authentic western china food which is very delicious.
How much does a room costs at Xiyuan Hotel ?
Prices start 105$/night for Standard Double Room. The Business Double Room is 121$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This double room features a electric kettle, air conditioning and minibar.
Where to book online – Xiyuan Hotel – Halal Hotels Beijing – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Beijing during The Chinese New Year Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in China on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Hilton Urumqi 5* – Halal Hotels China
Located in the Hongguang Hill CBD, adjacent to the Xinjiang International Convention and Exhibition Center, Hilton Urumqi welcomes guests with restaurants and bar. Meeting spaces are offered for business needs.
The well-known breathtaking scenic Tianchi (Heavenly Lake) is about 45 km away.
Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV.
Certain units include a seating area where you can relax. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room has a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers. Hilton Urumqi features free WiFi throughout the property.
How much does a room costs at Hilton Urumqi ?
Prices start 205$/night for King Guest Room. The Deluxe King Room is 220$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This double room features a tea/coffee maker, seating area and bathrobe.
Where to book online – Hilton Urumqi – Halal Hotels China – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Beijing during The Chinese New Year Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in China on Booking.com or Expedia.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Shangri-La Beijing 5* – Halal Hotels Beijing
Shangri-La Hotel Beijing is approximately 6.8 km from the Summer Palace and Beijing Exhibition Hall. It boasts WiFi, pampering spa services and an indoor pool. The Chinese garden is about 3000 square metres and has a traditional courtyard with small bridges, fish pond waterfalls and Chinese pavilions.
Shangri-La Hotel Beijing is approximately 2.5 km from the Beijing Zoo and Aquarium. Beijing Railway Station and Beijing South Railway Station are approximately 11 km away. It is approximately 29 km from Beijing Capital International Airport.
Luxurious rooms feature spectacular views of the city or the hotel’s landscape garden through large windows. Each unit comes with a satellite TV and ample workspace. Tea and coffee facilities, a minibar and a hairdryer are provided.
This posh hotel is 1.9 km from Huayuanqiao subway station and 7.8 km from the Summer Palace.
Upscale rooms feature plush beds, TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and minibars. Upgraded rooms have seating areas, and floor-to-ceiling windows with city/garden views. Suites add separate lounges and kitchenettes; some have dining rooms. Club rooms and most suites feature butler service, plus access to a club lounge with free breakfast.
There are 4 restaurants and 3 bars, including 1 set on a terrace adjoining the expansive Chinese landscaped gardens. Other perks include a gym, a heated indoor pool, and a spa with traditional Chinese treatments.
Shangri-La is the brand of hotel I like to stay in when I travel to China.
The location of the hotel is good to me, close to Summer palace and Beijing university. It’s not close to major tourist attractions though. There are some decent restaurants close by. And zizhuyuan park is walking distance, a very pretty local park, worth a couple of hours wondering inside and absorb local sceneries.
I stayed in the old wing, the room is decent and clean, nothing to complain about and nothing spectacular either.
There is a garden at the back of the hotel, very pretty. It’s a good place to have a afternoon drink and rewind. But the service can use some improvement, it was very slow and didn’t seem to understand what we ordered.
Used the gym once, it was small but OK.
How much does a room costs at Shangri-La Beijing ?
Prices start 159$/night for Garden Wing Superior 1 King. The Garden Wing Executive Suite-with free minibar is 228$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This suite features seating area and air conditioning.
Where to book online – Shangri-La Beijing – Muslim Friendly Hotels China – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Beijing during The Chinese New Year Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in China on Booking.com or Expedia.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
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