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Xiao Yuan Alley Courtyard Hotel

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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Trieste, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's located in the Hutong, so you'll be in contact with an unusual style of life. PRO the location is quite good, near the centre of Beijing; the price is reasonable. The staff can talk and understand english in a good way. CON for 4 persons the room they gave us was a little too small; shame about the bathroom:... More 

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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was OK, the location was OK. They recommended an excellent restaurant nearby and their tourist packages were very convenient. Close to the subway, convenient to Tienanmen Square. However, their housekeeper "found" a scratch on the desk and the front desk wanted me to pay for the repair. Conveniently the look, "you're out of your freaking mind if you... More 

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thessaloniki
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Located in a "Hutong", this hotel was really hard to be spotted on our first arrival, basically due to our unfamiliarity with Beijing underground and not to the directions provided by the staff. Things became easier ever after. The hospitality we experienced as well as employee responsiveness and empathy is exemplary. We had no problem at all communicating in english.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Attempted to give us room located in centre of building with no outside windows, however was allocated satisfactory room thereafter. Sewer problems resulting in unfortunate smells after simple activity like brushing of teeth or showering, plumbing expert required to solve non functionality of sewer system. Otherwise nice place in good Hutong location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This delightful hotel gave us a glimpse of hutong life in Beijing. Would not have missed the experience. The staff was very accommodating, booked a Wall tour for members of our party. Very comfortable and stashed our luggage after checking out. Thanks for the memories.

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Rivonia, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Carefully inspect the first room offered as most likely it shall be in the centre of the hotel surrounded by a staircase, thus noisy and without the benefit of a window, we naturally rejected this as an option immediately, we were then showed to a somewhat inferior room to what was ordered (king size bed required) which we acquiesced to... More 

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

this hotel is not for people who are looking for those big hotels in Beijing where you are miles away from the heart of the town and two meters away from a Starbucks. Here you will stay in some authentic location of Beijing. You can go by foot to the forbidden city and just walk through small streets with small... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

spent 2 nights at this siheyuan, one night in ordinary room, and another night in the "honeymoon" style room last year in Sept 2014. we booked this hotel only after being in another siheyuan for 2 nights. this one wasn't bad but the bathrooms need to be better designed for the shower area, as no shower curtain and water can... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Cute small hotel. Our taxi didn't have any trouble finding Lishi Alley. I printed out the address and directions from google maps in Chinese (no idea if this last was a help or a hindrance). We stayed in one of the family rooms on the courtyard. The beds were comfortable, the bathroom clean, if tiny. Shampoo, gel, & even a... More 

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Portsmouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Should have believe d other internet reviews, booked 9 months in advance and room not available on arrival from a long international flight!Room given to cChinese peoole!! Got in 2 days late after much upheaval. Never got wakw up calls ( one morning found receptionist asleep on lobby couch! Bar closed at 10pm because " not enough staff" !! Paid... More 

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