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Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel
Ranked #9 of 5,940 Hotels in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Bolton, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This was a hotel that was very different that we expected. It was in the middle of a back street that was very difficult to find and the street itself was not very attractive. This didn’t take away hot good the hotel was though. The staff were always wanting to help, the hotel was very traditional Chinese, very clean, nice courtyards, with swinging chairs and tables and very peaceful. The breakfast buffet was included in the price and was nice. The location was good and near the underground so it was easy to get around. The hotel served food but they would happily order you a Pizza Hut delivery, not many hotels would do that. Although I didn’t find Beijing clean or very pleasant, the hotel was. I will not be visiting Beijing again, but if I did, I would defiantly stay here again. I would defiantly recommend the hotel to visitors. It is very unique and cheap.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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doublehappiness37, General Manager at Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Difference from the normal chain hotels is the unique feature of our featured hotel. The hospitality of local people will be your happy memory of Beijing trip. Thanks for your positive review and we will try to do a better job.
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Unique environment with helpful and attentive staff make for a most welcoming experience. First impressions can be off-putting but your stay is a rewarding experience. When Globalisation is driving communality it is encouraging that history and culture are being so favorably retained in such an accessible manner

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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doublehappiness37, General Manager at Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
We are glad to have the guests of your kind who can understand the real meaning of historical and cultural life in Beijing. The different life style survived from the damage of globalization and modernization is the national treasure of both of us. Thank you so much.
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Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We stayed at both the Red Wall Garden and Double Happiness Hotels, and BOTH were wonderful! Whilst Red Wall was more expensive (and the overall quality better, as it's a 4-strar hotel) than Double Happiness (which was 3 star), both had their own unique charm, and being in slightly different parts of the city gave you a slightly different perspective - I'm rating 5 stars on Tripadvisor for both!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Zimbonomad
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doublehappiness37, General Manager at Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
We really appreciate your kindness to compare Double Happiness with the No.1 hotel in Tripadvisor listing. We still have a lot of things to do to improve our hardware and service. A 5 star review for us is the great encouragement for our daily work, and hope to have another chance to serve you when you visit Beijing again.
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Alamo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

My husband made this reservation and did his research on this place. If you want something quaint and historic with a feel for Hutongs, you should try the Double Happiness. The service was excellent. The room was completely renovated and the morning breakfast was plentiful. We spent four nights here and found it better than the Peninsula Hotel where we later joined our tour group. When we had to move to the Peninsula, the Double Happiness couldn't get us a taxi for the short ride, but they escorted us and our luggage to the main street and helped us commandeer a local taxi to make the short ride there. The staff went above and beyond with site and local touring suggestions and made sure we were comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank seasontotravel
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doublehappiness37, General Manager at Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you happy couple for all good words for us and may you have a happy time every minute of your life.
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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Visiting Beijing with my son and my sister this was the perfect hotel for us. It has a fun atmosphere with very pleasant staff. Rooms are spacious unique and very clean. Beds and bedding comfortable. Shower was excellent, plenty of hot water. Breakfast buffet was excellent.Wii fi worked very well from anywhere in the hotel. Would highly recommend this little gem.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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doublehappiness37, General Manager at Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
We would absolutely welcome you if we are honored to have another chance to serve your happy family. The improvement will be made every month and your will absolutely see a better double happiness hotel next time.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Stayed here for four nights at the end of October. The rooms are clean, warm and comfortable, the hotel is beautiful, staff all speak excellent English and there is bags of character. Staff will also book you taxis and the metro is a five-minute walk.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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doublehappiness37, General Manager at Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
The location of the hotel is also famous for her featured food supply choice. Featured restaurants and lovely bars are surrounding in the old Hutong area. To try the typical Chinese food with various tastes is also the most important part of your stay in Beijing. Thank for your review.
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

IN this hotel, I felt that I was travelling back in time to ancient China where swordwielding martial artists & fair maidens lived.
A traditional wooden bed with intricate carvings of deer & the goddess of Mercy was the centrepiece in my room, resembling a set on a Chinese gongfu fighting series.
I was also exposed to fine aspects of Chinese culture such as tea brewing ceremony & a performance on Chinese musical instrument--guzheng in the bar.
Best of all, the hotel comes with modern amenities--a personal computer in individual rooms, complimentary fruit platter. The staff are exceptionally friendly & helpful. I was allowed early entry at 10am into my guest room/
Upon submission of a feedback form, every guest receives complimentary tea leaves!
The hotel also arranges for guided tours to the great wall with a local guide!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank taysiewhua
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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
#74 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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