Need to know
98, including nine suites and a penthouse duplex.
Midday (check-in, 2pm). Both are highly flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $231.02 (CNY1,600), excluding tax at 16.6 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast.
The hotel is built at the heart of the Village at Sanlitun, a massive open-plan complex of shops, restaurants, cafés and entertainment venues, so it’s very unlikely you’ll be stuck for things to do.
At the hotel
Two spa treatment rooms, gym, free WiFi throughout, valet parking. In rooms: LCD TVs, Denon DVD/CD with iPod dock, French press coffee, Ploh bed linen, rain showers, free minibar, Appelles bath products and deep oak soaking tubs in bathrooms.
Our favourite rooms
Light, modern, and delightfully spacious, The Opposite House’s Studios are all uncluttered apartment-style suites. There are four grades of Studio – 45, 70, 95, and 115 – increasing in size as the numbers go up. The seven Studio 95s are our top choice (although the 115s come with the added bonuses of dining tables and Jacuzzis), as they feature balconies equipped with cosy Chinese day-beds. The huge penthouse has a fully fitted kitchen.
The hotel has a 22-metre pool lined in striking stainless steel and illuminated with a ceiling of tiny lights.
Bring a hearty (and discerning) appetite – to ensure you try the Opposite House’s eateries.
The hotel has a high-tech gym with Technogym equipment.
One child can stay free, and extra bed or baby cots can be supplied. There’s a kids’ menu in the Village Café.
The Opposite House is largely built from reclaimed materials and has a recycling programme in place.