The Opposite House
At a Glance
Ultra modern boutique design hotel
Located in San Li Tun, a vibrant area with lots of great bars all around
Amazing indoor swimming pool in the basement with a cool design
Impressive service and contemporary and fashionable design
Studio 95's come complete with a terrace and day bed which is unique in the city
Punk Bar in the basement is one of the coolest Beijing hangouts attracting DJs from all over the world.Scott Dunn team
Get up early and head to the stainless steel swimming pool in the basement for an early morning swim - a great way to start the day.Victoria Hogg
To start planning your vacation to The Opposite House
Taking its name from both an old Chinese guesthouse across the courtyard and from the architectural contrast of old and new, the Opposite House is one of Beijing’s most stylish addresses. With its striking emerald glass exterior its stunning contemporary design is inspired by traditional Chinese wood lattice and reflects the vibrant street life surrounding the hotel.
The accommodation at The Opposite House comprises 98 contemporary studios and a penthouse boasting a large roof terrace. All rooms feature a striking open plan design, high ceilings and plentiful natural light, evoking the feeling of spacious loft living. With crisp, white Egyptian cotton linen, modern comforts and spa inspired bathrooms with deep soak oak tubs and invigorating rain showers, the Opposite House is the ultimate in contemporary luxury.
The property houses a superbly equipped gym and a large, stainless steel pool showcasing a dramatic interaction of light and metal. A genuine passion for food is also evident here, with a choice between 4 restaurants and bars including the Mediterranean Sureño, Mesh, the Village Cafe serving an all day western menu and Jing Yaa Tang serving fantastic Chinese cuisine.
The hotel's 98 Rooms and one Penthouse all have high ceilings, plenty of natural light and wooden floors and furniture which, contrasted with the white fabrics provide a crisp, clean contemporary space. The studios feature deep soaking oak bathtubs for an in-room spa experience and all have complimentary mini bars and Wi-Fi. As per their names, the Suites range from 45 square meters up to an expansive 115 square meters of the Penthouse. This luxurious room is spread over two floors and has a large roof terrace and a kitchen.
Children are welcome at The Opposite House but there are no special facilities except for babysitting which can be arranged on request.
The Opposite House has four restaurants all very contemporary in style with cuisine ranging from Mediterranean to Asian and two bars (a lounge bar with chilled tunes and pulsating Punk with live DJ).
The 22 meter stainless steel indoor swimming pool is adjacent to the gym, steam room and rejuvenating spa.
Enjoy the hotel's ground floor which acts as an art gallery for the well regarded collection of contemporary sculpture which changes on a rolling 3 month basis. The Opposite House is at the center of Santilun village which has been the heart of Beijing's diplomatic quarter since the 1950's. Enjoy this dynamic community based on traditional Beijing Hutong's and courtyards where fashion mixes freely with dining, arts and entertainment.
Luxury cars and drivers are available for guests to hire, there are no check in or check out times, cultural tours of Beijing's hutongs take place every Saturday and there is an excellent concierge service to cater for any special requests or needs.
Location & Directions
The Opposite House is located in the cosmopolitan district of Sanlitun, the heart of Beijing's diplomatic community.
When to go
Beijing enjoys four distinctive seasons owning to its humid continental climate, ranging from very warm during the summer: 28ºC to 38ºC, to chilly and dry during the winter: -10ºC to 10ºC. Fall (September to early November) is the optimal season to visit Beijing as the weather is gorgeous and fewer tourists are in town. In winter, it’s glacial outside (dipping as low as -20°C) and the northern winds cut through the city. Arid spring is OK, apart from the awesome sand clouds that sweep in from Inner Mongolia and the static electricity that discharges everywhere. Spring also sees the snow like liuxù(willow catkins) wafting through the air and collecting in drifts. From May onwards the mercury can surge well over 30°C. Beijing simmers under a scorching sun in summer (reaching over 40°C), which also sees heavy rainstorms late in the season. Maybe surprisingly, this is also considered the peak season, when hotels typically raise their rates and the Great Wall nearly collapses under the weight of marching tourists. Air pollution can be intolerable in both summer and winter.