Hotel was a beautiful courtyard building with gorgeous decor and immense character; traditional Chinese furniture in the room as well as common areas; beautiful bathroom with many amenities provided; nice bar with traditional music in the evenings.
There was free WIFI plus a desktop computer and monitor provided in room.
Friendly and attentive staff who spoke excellent English.
The best of all, a wonderful, bountiful breakfast buffet with a multitude of options to suit all tastes - multicultural offerings including Chinese, European, and North American favourites - like travelling around the world for breakfast - high quality croissants plus cheese and cold meats, Chinese buns and pastries and soups, bacon and eggs; fruits, it was all there plus more.
The only disadvantage was because of the hutong location, it was hard getting taxi's to take us to the hotel using the map and instructions the hotel had provided. We would have been quite willing to be dropped off at the main street and walk down the lane to the hotel, but we didn't know how to tell the drivers that in Chinese. We ended up figuring out the subway system which was easy, cheap and close by, and using hired private cars for longer trips (like the Great Wall).
Highly recommend this place if you want something with traditional character and high quality. It was a little expensive but worth it.
- 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