Thanks to Booking.com we got a great deal on a great hotel. My wife is reading the book "Empress Orchid" by Anchee Min. The character is set as a member of the concubine during the Qin Dynasty. The refurbished courtyard and building at the Courtyard 7 provide a magnificent glimpse into the past. The detail in restoring the courtyard and surroundings is complete to the last detail. The one update is a geothermal heating system to heat the rooms (really nice so you don't freeze).
We were there on a very cold weekend. It is a short walk to the Drum and Bell Towers. It is just steps from Nanlougu Xiang where everybody in the world wants to be! My wife and I were delighted to see the activities near Hou Hai. Lake Qianhai was frozen and thousands of people were on the ice. Sliding, skating and singing provide a great deal of delight for us and thousands of others.
The staff is friendly and breakfast, included, was great. Check in is at 1:00PM and check out was at 12:00. I am not sure how they do this but it was nice to get close to 24 hours out of a one-night stay. The rooms have a canopy-style bed and the design matches the periods of Chinese past. Postcards are available around the corner and the front desk has cool stamps if you want to send a card.
As another reviewer stated it is a very quiet place. It is hard to see how it can be so quiet in the middle of the city. This would be a great place to rent the hotel and use the courtyard for a wedding or family reunion. A text from the hotel reviewing "100 Courtyards in Dongcheng" is complementary. I will definitely recommend this place to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Courtyard 7 is the first courtyard hotel in Beijing to adopt the Geothermal heat pump system.A typical quadrangle design, Courtyard 7 consists of three rows of courtyards, which occupies an area of 1800 square meters.In Courtyard 7, there are standard, suite, and side rooms. All rooms are bright and clean, private and quiet, and furnished with modern facilities, including telephone, cable TV, internet, etc.. King size flower-caved beds with all antique wooden furniture, modern and clean bathroom, make people not only enjoy their stay, but also can experience the precious and traditional culture of Beijing Si He Yuan. Courtyard 7 utilizes Geothermal heat pump and Solar energy environmental protection equipments to provide 24 hours heat, air condition, and hot water. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard 7 Hotel Beijing
- Courtyard Hotel 7