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“Historic Courtyard Style Lodging”
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Courtyard 7
Ranked #48 of 6,599 Hotels in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 May 2011

Courtyard 7 is conveniently located in Beijing's Hutong. The structure was once the residence of a wealthy family in the classic courtyard style. It is more than 300 years old with original woodworks. If you love the feeling of staying in a historic place you will love Courtyard 7 or any of the many courtyard hotels in Beijing. They are designated historical places by the Chinese government. The prices are very reasonable, rooms are furnished with trational Chinese furniture with 21st century bathroom. Staffers are friendly and helpful when asking for recommendations for places to visit and how to get there. It is in a narrow alley where cars are not permitted. Your taxi driver can call the hotel from a cross street and a staffer will come out to help with your luggage. Beijing courtyard hotels range from luxurious to better than standard. The only thing I did not like is the rooms are dark even with all the lights turned on. If you expect to spend most of your time exploring the city, you will not mind. It is not handicap accessible. They have a website with pictures and online reservation capability. One big plus is it is within walking distance to Tiananmian Square, Forbiddne City, Lama Temples and Drum Tower. There are many unique shops in Hutong, some are owned and operated by Westerners.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 May 2011

Hidden in a traditional Chinese courtyard building. This hotel has beautifully decorated rooms which are really cozy in the winter and I imagine the courtyards would be a lovely place to sit and drink a beer away from the crowds in the warmer months. Would highly recommend this hotel for the staff and the fantastic buildings. The area has some great little shops with plenty sweet treats and souveniers to be had. We frequented a backpackers nearby for a big cooked breakfast, milkshakes, fresh juice and coffee which set us up nicely for a day exploring Bejing. Lots of small bars in the area for the evenings. If you're planning a trip to the wall the hotel can arrange a private driver for the day at a very reasonable rate.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 May 2011

We stayed at Courtyard 7 on our first trip to Beijing. We found the staff extremely helpful, supportive and they definitely made our stay exemplary. Even before we left Canada they had answered many of my questions about tours in the area and how to get to the hotel from the airport, even emailing me instructions in chinese that we could hand to the taxi driver, along with what we should expect to pay. With this information in hand we felt much more relaxed about our arrival day. We were excited about the authentic decor, cleanliness and comfort of our room. The staff have very good english and any questions we had they were able to answer. The full complimentary breakfast was very good, with fresh fruit, toast, a selection of sweeter items, eggs done your way, sausages, juice and coffee. Could you ask for anything more!! We decided to eat our dinners at the cozy restaurant after a full day of touring and found the dinners very good as well. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Beijing who wants to experience something very special.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

Courtyard 7 is a unique property in the old Chinese courtyard style. If you want a modern glitzy hotel with endless entertainment in house -this hotel is not for you! The rooms are lovely with comfy beds -we were upgraded & even had a room with a sauna-something you don't often find. The staff are all smiley, welcoming & very helpful especially the reception staff. The hotel is just off a busy hutong with heaps of great shops, bars & restaurants which at times is extremely busy & noisy.Because of that you don't have far to walk to eat,drink or shop and when it all gets too much you can step back into the instant serenity of courtyard 7.
The only minor flaw would be that the room temperature was a little cold when we were there. Breakfast was good and free internet & use of computers in dining room. The location is excellent-walking distance(about 20-30 minutes) to Tiannenmen, Forbidden City & Houhai lakes. All things considered this is a lovely hotel -close to the most important sights and highly recommended!

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2011

Cozy and quiet place right in the heart of the city. Nicely chinese style decorated rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Reviewed 2 April 2011

We stayed at Courtyard-7 for 5 nights in March, we spent 4 nights in standard room and one night in Superior room. Both room types are very clean and decorated tastefully..though Standard room is a bit tight in terms of space (especially when we have 2 big suitcases) but manageable. We got 2 of complimentary bottle of water, along with buffet breakfast every day, which was great. The place also has free wifi plus 2 PCs at the hotel's restaurant. To top this off, the place is a historical 400-yr old resident, with a big traditional Chinese courtyard, so it is very unique.

The place is located in a very chic, charming, and foreigners-friendly street...full of all kinds of shops and restaurants...we loved it!! Though the location is not super close to Forbidden City (though we did walk to it, took us about 25-30 minutes..which was not too bad) or Wangfujing street...we pretty much went everywhere by cabs (since they are pretty cheap i.e. it costs 10 yuan most of our trips).

Besides the above, what impressed us the most is the helpfulness and hospitality of the staff there, especially the Guy name "Gou..something" (I asked for his exact name but I forgot it somewhere!!!...he is solid build/quite chubby)...his English is really good and he is extremely friendly helpful -- We tried to book a flight on Air-China to Xian...but the company only takes "local-bank" credit card (unless we go to Air-China office in person..which we did not have time to do so).. This man offered us his own "personal" card to secure our booking, in which we paid the money back to him the next morning....The whole transaction was not easy neither..we had a number of problems and took almost an hour to sort everything out. He apparently went out of his way to help us and we really want the owner of this place to be aware of how much we appreciate this man. We could not thank him enough...

Thank you again for making our Beijing trip so memorable... we will definitely stay at Courtyard-7 in our future trips to Beijing!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank secret-angle
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

We spent 4 nights here (in 2 different rooms) and it really has been great. I chose the hotel because of the reviews on TripAdvisor and in large part because of the location. It is within walking distance of Drum Tower, the Forbidden City, Lama Temple and a lot of other great locations, if you don't mind a little walking. But the location is also great because you are in a very quiet hutong off of a very vibrant and interesting larger hutong (Nanluogo).

While the location was a major factor in my choice, and it has worked out well, I really needed to write this review because the service has been so excellent. The staff truly has a service attitude, most of them speak English well, and they just really want you to have a good stay. They have helped us navigate the area, providing written names and addresses and even a map. They also upgraded our room for free when there was a problem with our room (see below). Generally speaking they are just extremely cordial and accommodating.

But back to the rooms, they all are very nice. We were really trying to watch our budget, so we got their "cheap" room which had no windows and a twin bed. The room was clean and well-appointed, just a little small and very dark in the middle of the night! It also got very warm and since there were no windows to open, they opted to just put us in a deluxe room for our last night.

Some other comments on the facilites:
- breakfast was very nice with basic continental items as well as a few hot items. I thought the onion rings were really good - albeit unusual - for breakfast
- the courtyard setting is very quiet and peaceful
- the water pressure was adequate but not great
- the rooms are very nice but also simple, while having all the necessities and a few extras
- they have made great efforts to be "green" including using alternative energy for heat/hot water.

But back to the staff. They really made the experience. It was so nice to be taken care of and have such nice people making our vacation special.

A really great place to stay if you want more of an authentic experience while still being "comfortable".

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: No.7 Qiangulouyuan Lane, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Beijing
#16 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#19 Family Hotel in Beijing
#67 Business Hotel in Beijing
#68 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range: £73 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Courtyard 7 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Courtyard 7 is the first courtyard hotel in Beijing to adopt the Geothermal heat pump system.A typical quadrangle design, Courtyard 7 consists of three rows of courtyards, which occupies an area of 1800 square meters.In Courtyard 7, there are standard, suite, and side rooms. All rooms are bright and clean, private and quiet, and furnished with modern facilities, including telephone, cable TV, internet, etc.. King size flower-caved beds with all antique wooden furniture, modern and clean bathroom, make people not only enjoy their stay, but also can experience the precious and traditional culture of Beijing Si He Yuan. Courtyard 7 utilizes Geothermal heat pump and Solar energy environmental protection equipments to provide 24 hours heat, air condition, and hot water. ... more   less 
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