The Classic Courtyard is a great hotel for the very cheap price. If you are expecting a five star place, this isn't for you, but if you want a comfortable, very well air conditioned, very clean room with friendly service in a great location, then stay here. Firstly, the location. It is in the hutongs really close to the Lama temple and near to two subway stations and loads of restaurants and bars. The area felt really safe and was great to walk around. There is a main road packed with Chinese restaurants and bright lights, and the hutongs with lots of bars, cute shops and street food to try if you walk a little further. There are even a few nice coffee places....one on the same hutong, cafe bene on the main road and even a costa coffee next to the tube station. It is also close to the Lama temple, worth a visit, and, if you are veggie, there are lots of veggie food places because of the buddism. Getting to the main sights is easy on the subway ( and very cheap) from here. Next, the room. Ours had a large, comfy bed, a nice bathroom ( no bath but a shower with consistently hot water) and it was immaculately clean. The room didn't have a window, but I think this is the design of the buildings. The air conditioning was brilliant and much needed in summer. The bar sold cheap beers and if you are travelling on our own, seemed like a good place to meet people. The staff were really friendly. Simon at reception was great, spoke brilliant English and made us feel really welcome. We definitely recommend this hotel. Tip: when you get there, you will see 'the Candy inn' written on the wall and you may miss the classic courtyard sign, it is the same place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Classic Courtyard Ideally located in Hutong area in Beijing's city centre, The Classic Courtyard is a 5-minutes walk from line 2 and line 5 Yonghegong Lama Temple subway station. It offers clean and comfortable accommodation with convenient access to nearby attractions. Airport Expressway is a 10-minute drive away.Housed in a traditional Chinese-style courtyard, The Classic Courtyard is a short 5-minute walk from the Goast Street, which is famous for the food and snacks. Popular attractions such as Lama Temple, Confucius Temple and Nanluoguxiang Hutong are within walking distance of the hotel. The bustling Sanlitun and Houhai Bar Street are within a 10-minute drive of the hotel.The spacious rooms come equipped with modern facilities including air-conditioning, attached bathrooms and free Internet access.Guests can relax at the comfortable lounge and mix with others and watch films. A bar and restaurant serves Chinese and Western dishes as well as American breakfast.Feel at ease with the hotel’s English speaking staff when making ticket, transport and tour arrangements at the travel desk. Other facilities include laundry and bike rentals.Our rooms are comfortably furnished and all offer a degree of luxury and individual touches of flair you would expect for a relaxing stay.The food is as stunning as the setting. Our modern a la carte dinner menu, created by Executive Chef, features an eclectic fusion of Mediterranean and Chinese food. The wine list is as imaginative as it is extensive, whilst our lunchtime buffet never ceases to delight!From airport:If you take a taxi, it will cost you about 80RMB to The Classic Courtyard including the high-way toll.If you take a shuttle bus (16RMB PP) or airport express (25RMB PP): get off at the 'DongZhiMen' station which is near the hostel, then take a taxi (about 13RMB) or by subway (line 2) to the 'Yonghegong, Lama Temple' station, from exit 'C', turn left (maybe turn left two times, there are two ‘C’ exits altogether, it depends), walk along the street about 100m,still on your left, you will see Bei Xin Hutong , inside 50m, The Classic Courtyard is standing there.Or Order our Limousine service its cost 300CNY (Including highway toll and Airport parking cost)From Beijing railway station: Please take subway line No.2 (circle line) from 'Beijing railway' station to the 'Lama Temple' station, from exit 'C' turn left (to south) walk around 100m, passing the Lama Temeple, also on your left, the second Hutong is Bei Xin Hutong, The Classic Courtyard is inside.From Beijing west railway station:Take a taxi; it costs you about 40RMB.Or take the bus Te2, get off at 'Yonghegong Qiao dong',turn left, walking along the red wall of the Lama Temple about 300meters, you will see the 'Beixin Hutong', The Classic Courtyard is inside.From Beijing South Rail Way Station: Get on the subway line4 to Xuanwumen Station, exchange line2 and get off at Yonghegong station(also say Lama Temple,which is the transfer station line2 and line5), from exit 'C' to the ground,turn left. We are 50m south of the Lama Temple. ... more less
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