The hotel is as it's described online but when you get there you realise it's so much more. The service is the first thing to reassure you that you've chosen the right place. Jaclyn, Vivian and Sabrina really helped make our stay enjoyable and relaxing. They helped us find our way round the city - quickly helping us get our heads round the subway system (which saved us plenty in taxis that we then decided not to take!) - and made great suggestions for local meals around the hutong.
Living in the hutong also meant we got glimpses into Beijingers' everyday lives - there's no need to take a hutong tour while you're there, you're in and out of one every day. The location was great for the subway and we felt really safe walking around the area the whole time we were there (two women travelling without any guides etc).
The hotel itself had a load of things that made it stand out - in the rooms - amazingly comfy beds, beautifully clean cotton sheets to sleep on, a great turn down service, endless hot water. The breakfast was great and there was plenty of variety to choose from - lots of chinese and european food and plenty of fresh fruit. The courtyards in the hotel were just such an added bonus. In the hot weather it's great to get back to the hotel after a busy day and just sit in the courtyard to chill out.
A great place to stay if you want to see the people of the city, getting on with their lives around you, somewhere with proper hospitality, a great standard of accommodation and friendly and helpful service. I can't recommend this place highly enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Living in the real heart of the city, you have the chance to witness the daily life of Chinese people. Living in the courtyard house with over 500 year's history, you are closer to those ancient Chinese stories. Our hotel is suitable for culture explorers & mind-peace seeker. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Beijing