We stayed a week at the hotel on July 2011. The people at the hotel were very nice and helpful. There was a buffet breakfast between 7.00-9.30 which was very tasty and there was enough to eat. In the rooms there was free tea/coffee available with a kettle and they donated two free water bottles each day too.
The hotel is located in a houtong ("4th") nearby the Dongsi subway station (10 minutes walk). There are also a lot of shops, restaurants and banks nearby. There is a free (Chinese censured) Internet access (wireless) available as well as a computer in rooms just in case you don't have any with you.
All in all, an excellent hotel with a good value! Only thing that bothered us was the trips the hotel offered; there was a mandatory visit to expensive jade and silk shops on the way to the Great Wall and we'd rather spent more time at the Wall. Also, the theatre (Kung-fu) "trip" was a joke basically - we were taken there by two cars (we had to change!) and after the second driver bough the tickets to us, he gave us 30 yuans for the return taxi. So, avoid the trips (they can be easily arranged by yourself).
- 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