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Xingshe Alley Courtyard Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Forbidden City Branch

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No.12 Lishi Alley, Nanxiao Street, Chaoyangmen, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010 China
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Xiao Yuan Alley Courtyard Hotel is a traditional Chinese courtyard-style hotel centrally located in the famous Beijing hutong area. It features rooms with free internet access and private bathrooms. Xiao Yuan Alley Courtyard Hotel is located beside The Forbidden City and a 15-minute walk from Wangfujing Street. Nearby attractions include Tiananmen Square, Sanlitun bar street and Nanluogu Alley. Do
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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Free internet
Wifi
Internet
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Quaint
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese
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We stayed at the hotel for four nights for a family trip. The hotel met our expectations. The rooms were comfortable and clean, and the staff was quick to help with any issue. We even got a room upgrade. Breakfast is only western. The location is in a Hutong neighborhood, and not in the typical touristy area, which for us added to the experience mingling with people from all walks of life.
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I enjoyed staying here; the people were very kind and the room I had was clean and decent-sized. The bed was very comfortable. I also liked the decor; it was very charming, particularly with the peaceful courtyard. I liked staying in what was obviously a traditional, normal Chinese hutong neighborhood that has very little Western influence. However, this was the first place that I stayed on my first trip to China and its authenticity was also its biggest challenge. It is pretty hard to get around the area unless you have strong Chinese/Mandarin skills and it is not very close to many of the attractions of Beijing. There is a metro station within 10-15 minutes by foot but it took a few tries for me to be able to find it. I do not want to dissuade you from staying here. Like I said, it was comfortable and the staff was fantastic. I just recommend it more for people who are familiar with China.
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This is not an international hotel and we have found so many problems I doubt that I will be able to mention them all: the linen was dirty, the blanket is way too thick and you will have no control over the room A/C, there is a ventilation center in the hotel and as there were older people and kids in the hotel during our staying they have set the temperature as around (26 degrees Celsis) - this is burning hot for an average of 5 degrees Celsius outside. There is no natural ventilation, room and bathroom were quite smelly and no windows were found in the room. There was a hair dryer however there is no energy plug in the bathroom meaning that my girlfriend had to dry her hair inside the burning bedroom. Nobody speaks English, communication worked out only via Google Translate and poorly helped as the issues were not solved. They have not changed our room. Wifi connection needs a Chinese SIM Card to get connected, international phones will not connect directly as you need to receive an SMS confirmation code. I don’t recommend this hotel as nobody has solved our issues and I as cannot see foreigners get along with those issues by theirselves.
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I booked this hotel because it was a "traditional Chinese courtyard-style hotel" & the pictures looked amazing. When we arrived - not only had it changed its name but also everything about it. It's clean & tidy but has lost a lot of its appeal. When I look at these photos now, I have a problem recognising anything. It was interesting staying in a hutong area, but it was further away than I anticipated from the attractions listed & also the Metro stations. On reflection, I wouldn't stay in this area again. There were no Western eateries anywhere close. The room was OK - it had a token window but that just showed a wall with some branches in front of it, & bars across it. TV only showed programmes in Chinese. We didn't realise until the second morning that there was an upstairs - & that it served breakfast. Reception hadn't pointed this out to us, & the staircase is around a corner so not immediately obvious. Nice rooftop area for breakfast & it was really good - lots of choices.
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Stayed for a couple of days a month back in this courtyard property within one of the many Hutongs at the heart of Beijing city....wonderful experience! This property has small rooms but intricately designed in Chinese décor & the rooms are just adequate with modern amenities like air conditioner / heater, television, comfy beds. The bathrooms have running hot water & are just adequate. The property has a nicely-decorated courtyard to hangout & also a fabulous terrace garden & a cafetaria. Wonderfully maintained. The hotel speaks English & hence have served many Eurpoean / Global citizens, the snaps are in display.....wonderful gesture. Special mention to Jan (say, Yan), speaks great English & a really helpful soul. The other staffs are also helpful in booking taxis (even though at odd hours of the day). A recommended place to stay to enjoy the Hutongs of Beijing & narrow alleys.
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PRICE RANGE
$64 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Xiao Yuan Alley Courtyard Hotel
LOCATION
ChinaBeijingTian'anmen / Wangfujing
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Xingshe Alley Courtyard Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Forbidden City Branch
Which popular attractions are close to Xingshe Alley Courtyard Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Forbidden City Branch?
Nearby attractions include Shijia Hutong Museum (0.3 miles), Beijing Courtyard of Lishi Alley (0.2 miles), and Beijing Mingrui Mansion (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Xingshe Alley Courtyard Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Forbidden City Branch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Xingshe Alley Courtyard Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Forbidden City Branch?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Xingshe Alley Courtyard Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Forbidden City Branch?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Xingshe Alley Courtyard Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Forbidden City Branch?
Conveniently located restaurants include Courtyard Bistro, Taste - the delights of Yunnan flavor, and Dianke Dianlai.
Does Xingshe Alley Courtyard Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Forbidden City Branch have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Xingshe Alley Courtyard Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Forbidden City Branch offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Xingshe Alley Courtyard Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Forbidden City Branch?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Xingshe Alley Courtyard Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Forbidden City Branch?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Xingshe Alley Courtyard Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Forbidden City Branch?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Temple of Heaven (2.6 miles), Tian'anmen (1.7 miles), and Gong Wang Fu (2.3 miles).