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“Charming hutong courtyard house with excellent service”
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Courtyard 7
Ranked #19 of 6,463 Hotels in Beijing
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Charming hutong courtyard house with excellent service”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

The building is a fully restored, 300 year old hutong building with three pleasant courtyards, located in the centre of the Chen Dong district (old town). It is an excellent base to explore the hutong. The nearest metro station is a bit too far for being easy, therefore a taxi (cheap) is recommended for visits to e.g. the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square a.o.
The rooms are renovated, but basic. So, we had no wardrobe, too little storage space, and there was only one key available. The ancient typical Chinese bed was located in a corner of the room and it was only accessible from one side. Good, adjustable heating and air conditioning, reasonable bathroom with shower.
Housekeeping was very helpful. The rooms were cleaned every day. It was completely free to determine when the room should be groomed.
Enjoyable breakfast area in ancient Chinese hutong style. Good breakfast with a strong focus on Western tourists: croissants, pastries, coffee, tea, yogurt, fresh fruit etc... Regularly supplemented. By the end of the breakfast service each guest was asked if he/she needed some more food or drinks.
Maybe a little expensive for the accommodation offered, but the atmosphere and its location in the center of a real hutong compensate that largely.
Very friendly and helpful staff with adequate knowledge of English, front desk 24/7.
Very recommendable for those who want to stay a few days in a traditional character house.

Room Tip: Be aware that Chinese hotels have fairly thin, hard mattresses. One can, however, sleep well on it.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Located on a quiet block in a really attractive area this hotel is unique and quite comfortable. Especially for the price, which is beyond reasonable, this is one of the best hotels I experienced in all of China. The staff here was friendly and happy to give advice. The included breakfast wasn't bad either. Nothing too fancy, but they will make eggs for you (for those Americans like me) and there is a fair selection of the continental style food too. If you're in Beijing, you should definitely stay in the Hutong area.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Even if you didn't stay at Courtyard 7, you'd want to check out the neighborhood anyway, so why not make it easy on yourself? There are a TON of cheap eats, relaxed coffee shops and tiny bars within easy walking distance. And by "easy" I mean 30 seconds. The rooms themselves range from tiny to adequate, but the unique decor adds much charm.

The Pros:
- Unique old school charm. You won't easily get a hotel like this even in Beijing.
- Easy access to hundreds of shops - tiny and packed with personality.
- Close to the Forbidden City.
- Friendly staff.

The Cons:
- Breakfast isn't what it used to be. It's too westernized!
- Flakey WiFi.

Room Tip: Every room is unique. You can't go wrong.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Courtyard 7 is a excellent friendly hotel in the heart of Hutong with a good location.This a chance to explore the charm of old Beijing,it's a must see place to visit. Plenty of good cheap food on offer.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Nicely restored, decorated and maintained Hutong Courtyard. Even I live in Beijing I go here from time to time to spend a weekend in a more original place than an apartment. And I like it very much. Very good location, being quiet and in the middle of "it" at the same time. Good service and friendly staff. In warmer times it is excellent to sit outside in the courtyard. Now (November) it offers a beautiful Beijing autumn setting.

Room Tip: I liked room number 11.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Changchun, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 November 2013

excellent hotel with local specialties, friendly staff, traditional room and beautiful courtyard!

you can also experience more local specialties nearby.

The staff are really friendly who will give you a lot useful travel information.

Location is ok which is quite near the subway station.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Courtyard 7 is a wonderful, relaxing hotel that offers a chance to experience the old charm of China. Each room has its own unique charm. Its location in the heart of the hutong makes it all the more fun to stay there.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Courtyard 7
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
#22 Family Hotel in Beijing
#25 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
#68 Business Hotel in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Courtyard 7 2.5*
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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