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“Just wonderful!” 5 of 5 stars
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Kellys Courtyard
No.25 Xiaoyuan Hutong of Bingmasi Hutong, Xisi South Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100034, China (Xidan)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 5,488 Hotels in Beijing
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“Just wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I agree with all the positives in the other reviews. We stayed there five nights in early October and then two nights at the end of the month when Hurricane Sandy delayed our flight home.
This is not an ordinary tourist hotel and it's definitely not in a touristy section. It's at the end of a hutong which is off another hutong which is off a third hutong! Read about hutongs and make sure you know what that means. And be prepared that cars can't go up to the front door -- you have to get your own luggage down the last two hutongs. It's like being in a genuine neighborhood in Beijing -- a different world from some of the big tourist hotels. To me that's a big plus!
The ambiance is wonderful -- soft jazz plays at night and you can get yourself a beer or a bottle of wine from the fridge (beer's less than a dollar and wine was the cheapest we saw in China) and sit in the comfortable lounge chairs or use Bob's computer.
Breakfast is limited but the yougurt was wonderful and I always had seconds. Coffee varied from day to day but we appreciated it more when we stayed other places and saw how expensive it was.
We stayed in room #4 the first time. It's the only one that doesn't directly face the courtyard so it has a little more feeling of privacy but we also enjoyed the room that did face right onto the courtyard.

Room Tip: We stayed in room #4 the first time. It's the only one that doesn't directly face the court...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Excellent! There is spacious sitting area with music and rooftop terrace with fresh air. Breakfast is simple but good enough. It serves apple & orange juice, milk, yogurt, toast, muffin/ cake, fresh fruit and coffee/ tea everyday. My room no. 5 is very comfortable though the restroom is a bit small and floor will be getting wet after shower. The environment is so silent and relaxing that I can have good sleep every night. I like the design and decoration of the hotel very much. It's a mixture of traditional history and modern art. The hotel manager, Bob is very helpful and friendly. You can also make friends and exchange travel ideas with your neigbours from other countries. The location is convenient as it's just 5 mins walk to the nearby train station. But upon arrival, it's better to take taxi from the airport as Beijing is just too big. If you want to experience an exceptional and enjoyable hotel stay in Beijing, I would highly recommend Kelly's Courtyard!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Kelly's Courtyard is such a beautiful hidden gem in the middle of the busy streets of Beijing. It is so peaceful, comfortable, and let's you really enjoy the street life of Beijing. Kelly's courtyard was the perfect place to have as a home base while traveling to the sites of Beijing. Bob is absolutely amazing, always on call, and full of knowledge and help with anything you may need.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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El Paso, TX, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Kellys Courtyard is a very nice, clean and quiet place to call home base while visiting Beijing. Bob, the hotel manager, is always ready and willing to provide whatever help you need and is full of suggestions on where to go and what to see.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Kelly's courtyard is Beijing's hidden gem! It is an oasis of calm and tranquility right in the centre of the city (and very easy to miss as it is off an alley way off another alleyway)

The rooms are very nice with all you'd need, though the beds were a little hard.

The indoor courtyard was very peaceful and quiet, and is where a free breakfast is served which consisted of bread for toasting, muffins, sweet buns and fresh fruit as well as tea and coffee, a nice start to the mornings.

The rooftop terrace is a great place to hang out, have a few beers and talk to Bob, the legendary manager of this place. He told us how to get around, where to eat, what to see, and sorted out transport to the Great Wall as well as booking tickets for the acrobatics show (which was great!). He even gave us his number incase we had problems. Our time in Beijing wouldn't have been the same without him, he really went the extra mile.

There is also an honesty bar stocked up with water, beer, juices and snacks, you just mark down on your sheet when you take one and pay at the end. Very reasonable prices

Thanks for making our time in Beijing a memorable one!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Kelly's Courtyard is really a lovely place to be. It's like a boutique hotel, very close to the city center, getting quick to the 'must-sees' of Beijing. We enjoyed staying here very much and Bob was one of the best hotel managers we have ever met. The courtyard was not so easy to find (even not for the taxi driver) as we came in after mid night, but after pacing around we were quite amazed to find this beautiful and peaceful hotel. We are coming back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

After a long journey through the heart of Russia we found this amazing little hotel. The staff was very friendly and motivated to help us in any way possible. The rooms and exterior decor are fantastic. Definitely worth while and hopefully I can go back someday.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.25 Xiaoyuan Hutong of Bingmasi Hutong, Xisi South Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100034, China
Location: China > Beijing Region > Beijing > Xidan
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
#29 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#35 Family Hotel in Beijing
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Number of rooms: 9
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