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Beijing Apricot Courtyard Inn

No.24 Caochang North Alley, Zhonglouwan Hutong, Gulou Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China (Houhai)
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Ranked #6 of 809 Beijing B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a long overdue review, but reading some of the recent reviews the same things still apply. First, the location is fantastic. I'm not a huge fan of Beijing but I do really like this area. The first time I visited Beijing, staying at this gorgeous little guest house deep in the hutong and close to the drum tower... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The location,close to many of the sights of Beijing and everything we wanted to see, near the Drum&Bell Tower.And the cute place is hidden in the end of the hutong behind the Bell Tower. Hotel is small,there's only a few rooms,people who stayed there were friendly.Room is small but very clean, the bed is a bit hard, but it is... More 

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Lake District
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

So then, time for a good honest review. Yes, Alex is a nice guy and this place has a lot of potential, but this has not been realised. The irritating thing is that he knows this and has done nothing about it but still charges an expensive rate for Beijing, so.... here goes... From the start, this place is VERY... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Nothing much for me to say on this as this deserves much more than whatever I compliment. The way things are organized really makes a difference here. A proper combination of perfection, sincerity, pleasure and co-ordination is what makes this place attractive to the guests. They would like to come back here again and enjoy this lavish style

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Shenzhen, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I must admit even the beautiful location, char,Inge rooms, pleasant home atmosphere is never enough without friendly and personal relationship with the host. During my stay manager Neo and lovely Kate made my experience richer for another friendship. I really had all the help, advices and great time mostly thanx to their great hospitality, but also great education and background,... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

We initially booked the Chinese traditional style room for five nights. We were contacted by the booking website and told that the Chinese room was only available for four nights and we would have to be moved our last night. We decided that would be fine and kept our booking. When we arrived we were initially very excited about the... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The owner, Alex, was an excellent host. He made me feel right at home with his friendly demeanor and good taste in music. He was very accommodating. The hotel is right in the old center of Beijing which is incredibly convenient. I think there's nothing better than to sleep in the classic Hutong. The only downside to my trip was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

I was asked to slightly edit my previous review as the hotel reopened after a couple months of being closed. We were in Beijing for a 5 day trip. We had two really great nights at the Apricot Courtyard hotel, the staff were super friendly and helpful and the quirky style combined with its traditional houtong aspects made it perfect... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

It is sad to see, the reviews about it being closed as the Apricot is an amazing place to stay. You would sell yourself short if you visit it. We have stayed there a few times before and all without an incident. But as the other reviews scared us, we contacted Alex first and asked him about the problems; he... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This little beautiful place has recently been shut down due to the loss of its licence to operate. We arrived two days ago after having booked in advance, but the owner had disappeared and we were relocated to another hotel. This was probably one of the nicest places in Beijing, but unfortunately at the moment it´s out of service.

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Address: No.24 Caochang North Alley, Zhonglouwan Hutong, Gulou Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Houhai
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Number of rooms: 5
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