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Xiao Yuan Alley Courtyard Hotel

3.0 of 5 No.12 Lishi Alley, Nanxiao Street, Chaoyangmen, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is nestled in one of Beijing's historic hutongs. It was about 80 rmb to reach from the airport, which is about 45 minutes away. The hotel is perfectly located, near subways, and with the main sights a few train stops away (Lama temple, Ghost st, snack st, tiennamen sq, forbidden city, silk market etc..). The staff speaks fluent... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Stayed here for one night with three friends. We shared a deluxe family room which was absolutely beautiful. It felt very authentic and it had a beautiful courtyard on the ground floor. Bathroom and rest of room were clean. The food was nice too - there was both a western and chinese menu - but the service was mediocre. They... More 

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france
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I arrived in Beijing by the early train from Xian. My taxi had problems finding the place and when we did I was told they could not put me up for more than one night because of a double booking. The next couple of days I was to stay in a business hotel nearby and return to them for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Travelling from the UK wanted to find something not so Western in Beijing. This is in a good location close to the centre of the city, not far from the subway and tucked away in a Hutong. The staff are very friendly, speak a good level of English and were keen to ensure we were comfortable. Dont expect all mod... More 

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Mason, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The hotel lies at barely 20 mins distant from the Forbidden City which is kind of the center of Beijing. The rooms are nice and comfortable but a little short on space but for the price the place is really good. They even provide for a rent a bike facility which I managed to utilize throughout my stay at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

There are many hutongs in Beijing; some of them are charming, others are way too old, poorly maintained, dirty areas. XiaoYuan Hotel luckily belongs to the first group. We met a young and cheerful personnel who spoke English. Although we arrived several hours before our booked check-in time they quickly made our room ready for us and allowed us to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for three nights in July. Overall it is a nice, clean hotel. Our room felt a little congested because most of the space was taken up by a massive four poster bed (which was actually very comfortable and kind of fun to sleep in). The location is decent, and we were able to rent bicycles directly from the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you are looking for nice single room with a cosy atmosphere in a Beijing hutong hostel, don't book this one ! They gave me one of the two single rooms, not facing the courtyard but the alley. Next to it is a restaurant with guests shouting and motorcycles all night long. The guests were standing in front of my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is a blend of old Chinese style with all western comforts. Hotel is in a hutong ( lane ) wiyh many locals living/working close by. Rooms are tastefully decorated in Chinese style with excellent WiFi and cable TVs ( good for sport ). Outside the rooms there is a lounge area to meet others within the courtyard and a... More 

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rosydu, 經理 at Xiao Yuan Alley Courtyard Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gulliver, Thank you for taking the time to write to trip adviser and write such a positive review about our hotel. Yes we are located in a hutong where the local people live, so you can have the experience of seeing the local life,such as when you go out to the hutong in the morning ,you may find how... More 

Argentina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed there on April 2013. The hotel is located in a hutong which was a little bit difficult to find (lost in translation). At that time chaoyangmen station was being renovated so we had to use exit h instead of b like they recommended it. The hotel was also being renovated, which was not a problem, they even gave... More 

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rosydu, 經理 at Xiao Yuan Alley Courtyard Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anahid : Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about our hotel and inform fellow trip advisor users;the subway station was being renovated at that time,but now is ready and very convenient to find our hotel if you come out from the exit B;i think you will interested to know we have already finish... More 

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Address: No.12 Lishi Alley, Nanxiao Street, Chaoyangmen, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China
Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Xiao Yuan Alley Courtyard Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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