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“lovely warm and very clean” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel

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Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel
Ranked #7 of 5,937 Hotels in Beijing
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Tipperary, Ireland
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72 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“lovely warm and very clean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

i love this hotel is it very cosy and when you are out all day in beijings cold winter it is so nice to get back to your room and relax.the traditonal chinese decor is stunning and they also ensure rooms are well heated and have underfloor heating aswell.the bed was so cosy and the mini bar is very cheap compared to other places we have stayed before.we were given a fruit basket after our first day and a tin of green tea when leaving.the breakfast was excellent i loved tasting the chinese breakfast but they also had western food for people aswell.we did eat in the bar and while the food was ok nothing special for one night we tried to get out and dine in other restaurants aswell.the staff are more than helpful and the lady who works in the bar is very sweet and informative about the city of beijing and the great wall.if i ever pass through beijing again i will be coming back here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We (couple) stayed at the Double Happiness for three nights in January 2013, at the end of a Transsiberian trip. Basically, the hotel has everything in ambience and comfort you can wish for:
- it's in a Hutong, an old quarter with traditional architecture. Lovely.
- While the rooms are very big, the hotel itself is kind of rambling: two small pretty courtyards, stairs here and there, you walk around many corners, and our room had a beautiful little terrace - too bad it was Winter...
- Chinese interior, but important: not that it feels artificially packed with cheap stuf, but natural
- Many nice little details that make you feel good - nice wooden key chains, some acheological artefacts in the yards, a funny, very special fish in an aquarium in the bar, old style telephone in the room (1920s), etc.
- The staff is great, super helpful and nice.
- Beijing's important sites (Tienanmen et al.), subway, all styles of food from traditional cheaper restaurants to expensive, all in walking distance
- great breakfast

No need to mention that it was spotless, etc. blabla...
We stayed in another Beijing hotel (Fairmont) for the last two nights. I will just remember the Double Happines, though. In fact, it was not only my favourite hotel of the Transsiberian trip, it's among my favourites worldwide.

Only negative points, which don't influence my rating: in the bar I felt mostly unattended, and just like all along our trip, it was a smoker's bar.

Room Tip: Our room was a wedding suite or so, which was marginally more expensive than the next category It wa...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

My partner and I stayed here in early January 2013, after we had just completed the Transiberian railway trip from Moscow. As soon as we arrived, the hotel was welcoming, the staff friendly and helpful, and tried very hard to meet our every request.

The room itself (my partner had booked the wedding suite) was beautiful, with beautiful, traditional touches at every turn. Water and fruit and different types of Chinese tea were provided. Cleaning was efficient and prompt, the turn-down service unintrusive, the internet access flawless. Breakfast was delightful, a good mix of local and more westernised food.

The staff helped us to book trips to Mutianyu Great Wall and (with my unwarranted initial reluctance!) a Kung Fu show which turned out to be entertaining. We found both to be excellent value. The location was convenient and in a trendy part of town. We certainly enjoyed this location a lot more than the location of the Fairmont, where we also stayed while in Beijing.

A great hotel - we certainly hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

I love this hotel, you feel you are staying in china and not just a cookie cutter hotel. The staff speaks English and really wants to assist you to have a great trip. They set up the tours and will answer question you have about the city.

Also, the breakfast is great, it is complementary with the room and it is a buffet. They have everything you can think of it is Wester as well as all of the Chinese items.

The only thing bad on the whole trip was going in December, the weather was below zero the whole time and you had to bundle up.

The only good thing with the weather was nobody was at the wall

Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I spent lovely 4 days in this hotel, very charming and well placed. But specially i'd like the careness of people of reception and overall the preciuos information: touristical and practical (logistic, time, tips) . Not only an hotel , but a hub to visit beijing.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Andrea B
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Eilat, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel was a great experience per se! It felt like I was at home while my stay at this lovely hotel, located in the depth of Dongsi Hutong Number 4, a five-minutes' walk from Dongsi Metro Station and the Wu-Mart. The hotel's design is very traditional, the corridors and rooms are well decorated - it is a beautiful hotel! And if we put aside the hotel's appearance, then there's the staff - also wonderful. I travelled to Beijing alone and felt very welcomed. They smile alot, don't forget to say "Good morning" in the morning and "Hello", ask how are you doing and are always willing to offer help if you need it. Even the roomcleaners who pass by you don't forget to say "Ni hao" (hello in Chinese) and smile. I travelled during winter and the room was heated. The hotel provides two bottles of mineral water every day, free-of-charge, and leaves a small snack on your pillow, so when you get back from a long day, you can enjoy a nice snack. The tours that are provided at the reception are all reasonably priced (you can find tours to The Great Wall or book a night show, such as acrobatics). If you choose to eat breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a large variety of food compared to other places in China. Moreover, most of the restuarants in Beijing do not open before around 10 a.m. so if you get hungry early in the morning, you should consider eating at the hotel. There are Chinese dishes such as dumplings, rice with eggs and Chinese soup, there are some fruit, like watermelons, apples and pineapples, some vegetables such as cauliflower, cherry tamatoes and salads, and if you like there are also many kinds of pastries and cookies. For people who like the simple food, bread and cornflakes are also provided. You can choose to eat with chopsticks or a fork and knife.
If I will visit Beijing again I will without a doubt choose to stay at Beijing Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel again, because my one-week stay this winter was full of double happiness! Thanks to all of the staff!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I must admit that after reading all the good reviews, my expectations were high! And I was not disappointed, on the contrary it was even better! The rooms, the cleaning, the breakfast, the nice bar with a lovely lady bartender and the location - all perfect! In addition to that the hotel had the most service minded staff at the reception. In additon to their professional skills, we truly enjoyed the small chats we had with Dee-Dee, Jaclyn. Nicole and Alan - all of them so nice and effecient. I can really recommend this hotel and when I go back to Beijing, I will definately stay at the Doulbe Happiness Courtyard hotel again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel
Address: No.37 Dongsi Sitiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China
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Location: China > Beijing > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Beijing
#5 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#14 Business Hotel in Beijing
#75 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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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