Located next to but not affiliated with the Beijinger 2014 Reader Restaurant Awards Best Restaurant of the Year winner Temple Restaurant Beijing, Temple Hotel opened in 2013 in part of the Zhizhusi Temple complex. The hotel was specifically featured on the Bargain Hotels list, with double rooms starting at USD 325 per night.
"In 2005, when Belgian expat Juan van Wassenhove discovered Zhizhusi – a mid-eighteenth-century Buddhist temple in a Beijing back alley – it was on the verge of complete decay. Now, it's a complex of eight guest rooms, an acclaimed French restaurant, an art gallery, and Gathered Sky, the only James Turrell “Skyspace” installation in China: not bad for a little over $300 per night in an increasingly pricey city," Conde Nast's Noah Sheldon wrote.
Photo: Temple Hotel
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