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“Traditional exteriors, modern interiors” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Han's Royal Garden Hotel
Ranked #124 of 6,435 Hotels in Beijing
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116 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Traditional exteriors, modern interiors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

We really enjoyed this hotel -- the building used to be the home of a nobleman, and was recently renovated as a hotel. The common areas (including six courtyards) are in traditional style, but the rooms are modern inside. Our room had 3 TVs (one in the sitting room, one in the bedroom, and one over the tub -- none in the shower, alas!)

The hotel is located in a hutong, so the streets right next to the hotel are nothing special, but within 5 minutes you can be walking on a busy pedestrian street. (Warning: in Beijing, "pedestrian street" means "not many cars or motorcycles, but they still will try to run you over.") A little further and you can walk around the "Back Lakes", with lots of shops/bars/restaurants.

The staff is friendly and helpful, but most of them don't speak a lot of English. At the time of our visit, they did have one European staff member, an Italian-Finnish woman whose English is excellent.

We were there during a hot spell, and while the air conditioning in our room worked fairly well, it didn't quite keep up with the humidity.

The breakfast buffet is not especially elaborate, but it got the job done.

In summary: our tour guide, who seems to have lots of clients, hadn't seen this hotel before, but remarked that she would certainly recommend it to her guests in the future -- the alternative, presumably, being the modern hotels that don't really have much of a local flavor.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Manosque, France
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41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

this hotel has nothing todo with the others. complete chinese style,courtyards, the han suite is great !
the area is quite popular but the huton street located at 200M IS cool overnight (bars, shops, food,...).
taxi are required (tough you can walk,...) but rather cheap...(4-5 EUR to forbiddencity).
i did not had the time to look after the spa,...
TO BE RECOMMENDED

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Stayed in a Han's suite of this hotel in Oct 2011. As writing the reviews for the other hotels these days, just give a simple review for this one as well. The hotel was beautifully located in the middle of traditional residencial buildings. With a long narrow lane (hu tong) to the hotel, you would have the full picture what the old residential buildings in Beijing look like. The color of the hotel building and the garden let you realize that you have come to a different world, a place in the history where the rich and powerful people gathered together.

Everybody from the hotel was polite and friendly. The room was spacious with modern facilities. If you want to have some experience different from the other modern hotels, this one will surely give you some old royal atmosphere

Room Tip: Need to walk to the Main road to have a taxi sometimes
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Tumba, Sweden
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

My wife and I have spent 5 nights at this Hotel, the hotel buildings are really excellent, like living as an old nobleman Chinese, our room was like a suite, quite large and with very good furniture and very fresh and good looking bathroom. The personnel is very friendly. The breakfast was not good, so we only ate there the first morning (Mc Donalds breakfast the other days, 300m away)

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

A very comfortable hotel with tons of character. It is at a good location just 5min walk from nanluoguxiang where there are many cafes and snacks, and 15min walk to Nanluogu subway station. (If you take taxi to the hotel, it is a 5min walk if you drop at mainroad off Beibingmasi, or ride through Qinlao hutong directly to hotel backdoor.

Despite the convenience, it is in a quiet part of the hutong. You get total tranquility inside the hotel, the courtyards with koi pond and magnolia trees feel like yours alone most of the time. We stayed in two deluxe rooms. Two deluxe rooms share a private foyer that is lockable.

We rented a chauffered car, arranged by the hotel, to Chengde enroute sightseeing at Eastern Qing Tombs. The service, though pricey (paid direct to hotel), was EXCELLENT. The car was a 2L Passat. The price was inclusive of gas, tolls and parking. You can tour with a peace of mind, not worrying about touting for extra add-ons by the driver. The driver was very professional - polite, opened car doors for the upteempth times, not intrusive, did not rush us at sightseeing and kept the car clean and stocked with bottled water. We even saw the driver did route researching while at Qing Tombs so that he know exactly how to go to the next sight. He has had the final destination in Chengde keyed into the GPS way beforehand. Ask for Mr Xu, the surname of the driver.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet. Deluxe rooms are located in main building compound which is more majestic. Del...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank femmemme
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Evanston, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

I was at Hans Royal Garden back in July'11 but just got around to write a review now.

The 5-star was for the property itself. The hotel is absolutely stunning, so much characters. It was so surreal to just sit at the stone table at the courtyard. It has been almost 2 years but when I close my eyes, I still can visualize how beautiful the place was.

The service was great but I wouldn't say it was 5 stars. Hotel staff were friendly and always tried to accommodate your request. They also helped you with the restaurant booking but I was not sure if that was for the restaurant they had connection with but we enjoyed the meals all the same.

The location was close to a walking street so there are lots of snacks and souvenirs. There were lots of local designers/boutiques. The area felt a little touristy but I also saw some young locals hanging out there.

A must for the beauty of the property alone.

Room Tip: I got the corner room in the left courtyard and it was really spacious.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Kelowna, Canada
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Who does like the old authentic feeling came to the right place. A lot of historie in this place. Antique furniture thru the whole hotel. Very nice. The rooms are updated so don't worry. The staff was very helpful particularly Sarah and Stacy. Some problems with the internet was solved right away. We got also tips where to go for shopping and food. That worked just fine. Sitting in the middle of all this little hutongs ( small side streets ) gives you he real feeling of China. A lot of places you can walk to like temples, markets and lakes. All in all a good choice to stay.
Saying that there is a few things to keep in mind, your are in China. Lifestyle is different. So cleanliness and the love to details are just not there. To bad. Who loves hard bedding and pillows will be happy. The discreption of the rooms are not quite correct and some services are not available. The chine's restaurant is very nice but the food is average and way to expensive. The western restaurant we been told is not great either. But there are a lot of places to eat and good once too.
Make sure you get a taxi from the hotel or restaurant it is cheap and the best way to go. Staying on the road and waving might be a little challanging. Not every taxi takes you.
But overall not bad, go and enjoy China.

Room Tip: For longer stays take han's suite, bigger with seperate sitting area. Bathroom with tub and show...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Han's Royal Garden Hotel
Address: No.7 North Bingmasi Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Location: China > Beijing > Houhai
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Ranked #124 of 6,435 Hotels in Beijing
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Han's Royal Garden Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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