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"Central for Beijing with an authentic feel"
Located in the Shijia Hutong area of central Beijing this courtyard hotel has the feeling of being in traditional China. It is located very near The Forbidden City and Tienaman Square. It is also quite close to the central retail area. The approach to this hotel is through some narrow streets with traditional Beijing single story shops. The hotel is set around its courtyard. There is a focus on timber. Our bedroom, on the second floor, was very spacious. Large double bed, desk, day bed, sofa, wardrobe, cupboards, mini bar, room safe and spacious bathroom. There is no lift. The presence of one may have spoilt the ambience. There is a restaurant, quite a few private dining rooms, a lounge (with welcoming fire) and bar. In the courtyard there is a landscaped dining area, external kitchen and setting area. We visited during November and it was far too cold to use the outside area. The garden pond was frozen one morning. The restaurant served good food, western and chinese style and a reasonable price. All staff were very pleasant and keen to please. This included reception, restaurant, bar, housekeeping and doorkeeper. I am very pleased to recommend this hotel if you want to feel you are in Beijing. There was a mix of guests: mature, young, young families, Asian and western.
"Great Boutique Hotel in Beijing"
This was a great boutique hotel that mixed traditional with modern amenities in Beijing. The staff was pleasant and the rooms were spacious. We arrived late at night and the restaurant was already in 'late night snack menu' but it was more than enough of a dinner with us and offered a vareity of dinner dishes. The restaurant and courtyard is very beautiful and offers a tiny oasis in Beijing. The breakfast offers chinese and western specialties and was really great before starting our tours everyday. The hotel is located in a 'hutong' which is an alleyway and is kind of dark but no worries, it was safe to walk around at night. All in all, I totally recommend this hotel for a stay in Beijing.
"Excellent hotel close to Forbidden City"
This is a wonderful hotel which is set in one of the hutongs within easy walking distance of the Forbidden City and many highlights in Beijing. It is also close to the shopping centre and restaurants which satisfy many of the needs of visitors to this historic city. The hotel restaurant is excellent, the rooms are chic and the service is to be commended. Brave visitors will take advantage of the complimentary bicycles but a map is to be recommended. Overall a highly rated hotel
"Hooked on the feeling, the ambience is the best but with compromises"
This property takes your blood pressure down about 20 points the minute you walk in because it feels like a home instead of an impersonal hotel. This historic neighborhood (Hutong) Hotel's quaint and unique vibe is the star quality. The cozy common area couch nestled up to the wood stove on a chilly night with warmly colored walls and artsy vibe or the lovely courtyard will envelope you leaving you feeling relaxed and rested from the hustle and hassle of travel. It felt like taking a welcome break from travel after a week in Shanghai. Our rooms 3203 and 3202 were tastefully Asian rustic/historic with a "lived in" feel with stone tiled bathrooms. Again, ambience was the key. If you like a shiny glistening white porcelain, more sterile or modern feel this won't be for you. It is exactly the opposite of all those things. That being said, our rooms were very clean. The beds were super comfortable. The windows opened out to the courtyard where the sound of soothing running water from the fountains further added to the ambience of relaxation. The bathrooms lacked plug ins for hairdryers. There was a transient bad odor from the bathroom which our Beijing tour guide said was part of being in the Hutong area. The rooms could use an additional mirror near the hairdryer appropriate plugs for practicality. The staff was incredible with timely responses, courteous to a fault and very helpful. They arranged transportation for us. Fresh apples with handwritten notes of welcome were delivered to the room to welcome us. Breakfast was excellent but somewhat expensive at $30 USD with variety of Asian and Western choices. We had dinner in the restaurant after our Great Wall trip because we were exhausted. It was very good. The entertainment was also nice with traditional Chinese instrumental music and Opera Faces dancer. Other reviews say there are no stores near but there are two 7-11 convenience stores, an ATM and an open air fresh fruit/grocery store just a round the corner. The front desk will draw you a map.
"Fantastic Boutique Hotel"
We've just stayed here for 3 nights and feel at home. Accommodation is excellent, comfy bed, all amenities , wifi good. Staff were all excellent and go above and beyond to help you from booking trains/drivers or if you just need directions. Breakfast selection very good, evening meal too with Chinese musicians on some nights which makes it all more authentic. Would highly recommend this oasis.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM