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“Best location and right in the Hutong” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Courtyard 7
Ranked #20 of 6,442 Hotels in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Canada
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211 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Best location and right in the Hutong”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

This hotel is literally right in the Hutong. The Hutong is the old part of Beijing. The street that this hotel is on, is one of the most famous and is heritage protected. The hotel itself feels like a step back in time. Yet the bathrooms are modern with seamless glass. the breakfast is excellent although very little local cuisine. the staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful. we were so fortunate to have found this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Victoriatraveller_9
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

I would recommend this gem of a hotel to anyone - singles, couples, families. We were met with much warmth, a car was arranged by them to fetch us from Beijing airport and they arranged for a taxi to take us back. Courteous, friendly, informative staff. Rooms clean, comfortable and warm! Ideally situated in the 'trendy' part of Beijing.

Room Tip: There was no fitness centre or swimming pool
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Margaret T
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Chicago
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed at Courtyard 7 for 4 nights in October 2013. It is on Qiangulouyuan Hutong, just off Nanluoguxiang which is the oldest streets in Beijing. The neighborhood is very active, with many shops and restaurants, but we were never bothered with noise. Courtyard 7 was the home of a Minister of the Qing Dynasty, with 16 rooms facing a large courtyard, Typical of this style home, a little open air corridor separates the large courtyard from a dining room and the entrance to the street. The property was renovated about 5 years ago to be a hotel and has western-style fixtures. The rooms were OK - the staff kept the bathroom relatively clean but the tile floor looked like it may not have been mopped in the last several weeks. The room was poorly lit, although it did not bother us much because we could read on our iPad. Wifi worked well all over the property. Only Chinese language channels were available on the TV. The food in the restaurant/dining room was good; not fine dining but much better than KFC or McDonalds and safer than the hot pot shops on the street.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Rich H
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Vancouver, BC
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

13 days and nights of exactly what I wanted. 5-star glitz is certainly available in Beijing, but I sought something closer to the daily lives of the people amidst the historical relics of the city, and this was it, built into a traditional courtyard structure preserved in a hutong setting of narrow streets and alleys -- an area I might be suspicious of in western cities, but completely safe and quiet here. EXCELLENT atmosphere. Authenticity and consistency to tradition implies a smallness to the rooms, as others have mentioned, but the bathrooms have been brought up to date and are unexpectedly stylish.

The staff were extremely helpful and courteous, and my ignorance of the Chinese language was not an issue. The included breakfasts in the dining area were the best I have had in any hotel, with choices to satisfy any preference, and the hotel chef was quite skilled. (And not that they are traditional items, but we especially enjoyed the milkshakes.)

We came from the USA and return from this trip with a very positive impression of China and its people. Courtyard 7 was a great example of the helpful, respectful, and friendly nature of the people in general, and China's efforts to preserve and present its historical relics. The staff and directorship of CY7 are clearly proud of their Chinese heritage, and China should be proud of them.

Room Tip: I stayed in a "Superior Room" on the inner courtyard. I did have a small closet. As othe...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BCRikky
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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a lovely hotel. We stayed here for 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms are small but beautifully decorated. All of the niceties are thought of. The room and courtyard are kept very clean. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Breakfast is provided and is excellent. The subway is close by but we could also walk to a lot of the historical sites. The neighbourhood comes alive in the evenings with lots of shops, restaurants, bars and street vendors. We definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Dani S
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Nanjing, China
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71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

This is in a great location in the heart of a bustling hutong with lots of bars, restaurants and local shops and stalls selling an array of gifts from across China.
The hotel itself is relatively basic, but clean, warm and great rustic charm. I often visit Beijing on business, and have now switched to staying at courtyard 7 rather than staying at stuffy 5 star hotels. It's charm, low price and delightful and helpful staff make every stay much more interesting than the big chains.
Close to subway, and walkable to the forbidden city and Tiananmen square.
Rooms are also very warm and cosy.

Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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3 Thank ajphelps
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Beccles, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

A quaint hotel with character but tiny rooms with nowhere to hang clothes. Suitcases had to put on the floor.
Staff very friendly, great location in a historical part of Beijing with loads of restauarants and shops nearby. Easy walking distance to Drum and Bell towers.

Room Tip: Maybe pricier rooms are bigger? Quite expensive all round though.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank prospectsQ
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Property: Courtyard 7
Address: No.7 Qiangulouyuan Lane, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Location: China > Beijing > Houhai
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Beijing
#16 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#17 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
#22 Family Hotel in Beijing
#69 Business Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Courtyard 7 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Courtyard 7 is the first courtyard hotel in Beijing to adopt the Geothermal heat pump system.A typical quadrangle design, Courtyard 7 consists of three rows of courtyards, which occupies an area of 1800 square meters.In Courtyard 7, there are standard, suite, and side rooms. All rooms are bright and clean, private and quiet, and furnished with modern facilities, including telephone, cable TV, internet, etc.. King size flower-caved beds with all antique wooden furniture, modern and clean bathroom, make people not only enjoy their stay, but also can experience the precious and traditional culture of Beijing Si He Yuan. Courtyard 7 utilizes Geothermal heat pump and Solar energy environmental protection equipments to provide 24 hours heat, air condition, and hot water. ... more   less 
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