I found this darling inn through the raves from Tripadvisor so I selected it. It was my first trip to Beijing, and I was traveling alone and was a little stressed. Once I arrived at the Inn I was immediately met with warm smiles and a SINCERE desire to please. I had a small snafu, but the Manager and Front Desk went WAY beyond sweet in working to resolve my issues. It is TRUE Double Happiness is what this sweet hotel strives to ensure you will have when you stay here.
The inn itself is charming. It's located in an old "hutong"[ Chinese alley} in the main part of Beijing, and offers a glimpse at what is left of history in a city full of new high rise buildings. At first I was unsure of my choice as the alley looks rustic but is is safe and offers a day in the life of view of real, working Chinese.
Once at the adorable hotel you see sweet decor of yesterday, the music, the antiques... I booked a single and was expecting a tiny room, but was gracefully given a lovely room with a double bed that opened onto the peaceful courtyard. The room was tastefully decorated and spotless. The bathroom offered HOT water and a strong, nice shower with an array of thoughtful amenities such as a toothbrush and a razor! There is cable and wifi throughout and I never had an issue with its speed. There is a daily breakfast with ample choices, and great coffee!
They offer wonderful Chinese tea in the room and even have a turndown service.
The one thing that stands out and is why the ratings here are so high is the TRUE and SINCERE desire to please. I mean it is extra-mile in a 5-star way that one would not even get at a 5-star. resort, if you seek charm, a genuine hope to please at an historical site and way of life then you will not be disappointed.
- 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