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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 #22 of 5,123 hotels in Beijing
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“Highly Recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We can not say enough good things about Kelly's. the hutong is beautiful and very tranquil. Although initially a little difficult to find it is in a great location near a subway stop and the staff are more than happy to come and collect you.

We dealt with bob through emails prior to arriving who was extremely helpful. He was on holiday when we arrived but John was equally fantastic. He was always on hand to make sure we had everything we needed and to help us with our travel plans as well as making sure we had breakfast when it suited us.

Our short time in Beijing was made extra special by staying here.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We had a quick 5 day trip to Beijing and were lucky enough to enjoy the tranquility that is Kellys Courtyard.

We found it a very relaxing, secure and warm place. It was very pleasant to be in the courtyard for breakfast and in the evening for wine time while gentle music was playing in the background.

Because of Bob, we had an amazing time in Beijing and were able to be pointed in the right direction with regards to activities, transport and sights.

We highly recommend this place to anyone looking to experience the real Beijing!

Thanks again to Bob for being so helpful, so genuine and so happy throughout our stay.

Cheers Bob!

Adelaide Ryan & Chris Harrison

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stayed here on a trip when my cousin came to visit me in China. This was a great stay. Clean, cozy, great staff...good choice! A little hard to find but highly recommended. The staff was great, they speak English. It is a unique experience and much better than staying at regular hotel. The rooftop is a great place to have a beer and smoke. Great local restaurants in the area, good way to get off the beaten trail.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

If you are looking for a pleasant place to stay in Beijing, this is definitely a good choice.
This hotel with eight rooms is located in a peaceful hutong, with great connection to public transportation. Both Xisi and Lingjing Hutong metro stations (line 4) are about 500 m away and many buses go nearby (e.g. to Beihai Park and Jingshan Park).
The staff is extremely helpful and can give you good advices for your trips.
With their help we organised a trip to Mutianyu (Great Wall) and we bought the tickets to Beijing Opera (Liyuan Theatre).
The rooms are clean and comfortable and the atmosphere in the courtyard is really cozy.
The hotel offers free Wifi connection (although a little bit slow, sometimes) and luggage service. Western-style breakfast is included.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Everything about kellys courtyard is so impressive. I have been living and working in china for 4 months now and out of the many top end hotels I've stayed at this wonderful courtyard tops them all.
Clean, warm, snuggled, friendly and welcoming John goes above and beyond to make your stay here at kellys courtyard and in Beijing as comfortable as possible.
Breakfast was adequate, room was decorated in a French style, everything exceptionally clean and the location was superb close to a subway line. The hostel is a little hard to find at first (please see some pictures I out up).
Cannot wait to come back. Enjoy.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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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!

Room Tip: Room No. 5 is the best!
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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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Address: No.25 Xiaoyuan Hutong of Bingmasi Hutong, Xisi South Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100034, China
Location: China > Beijing > Xidan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#27 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#36 Family Hotel in Beijing
#45 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
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