I hope this review will help ease your search for a place to stay in Beijing. Kelly’s courtyard is a very nice, clean and well run establishment. The staff is wonderful, and the concierge (Bob) is awesome. He is extremely helpful and will guide you to any place you want to go from setting up trips to directing you to the correct bus or subway station. I had the traveller’s blues when I got to Beijing after a crook taxi driver with a rigged meter and a fake receipt left me 250 RMB short and a block off of my stop. Bob’s hospitality and sincerity allowed me to relax and put my guards down. The entire neighbourhood is actually very safe.
The courtyard is very cozy and beautifully decorated. The rooms are also nicely decorated and very clean. There is hot water on demand and the breakfast is absolutely great, with fruits, juice, yogurt, etc.. There is no meat served for breakfast which is more ideal for most types of people, unless you love bacon and sausages. Excellent coffee and tea, with soft music in the background is the perfect start to your day. The guests I saw at the hotel were quiet and friendly, conforming to the atmosphere of the place. The rooms have very unique and traditional handmade wooden doors and a curtain draped behind it. There is a quiet lounge upstairs with a mix of trendy and old style décor. You can access the patio from the lounge where you can watch the rooftops of the hutong.
All Bob’s recommendations from the decently priced duck restaurant or the 2 RMB subway ride to the summer palace were well received. He even gave me his number to call in case I needed help. If you need any trip bookings for trains or even getting a taxi it is probably best to do it through him.
I would highly recommend this place and I look forward to coming back here again. Having been in China for nearly two months and having seen many different hotels and inns I can say that I am glad I left the booking arrangements to my wife for my stay in Beijing.
By the way, Bob located the taxi company from the driver’s permit number that I had taken down and he filed a complaint. I was able to get the overcharge reimbursed.
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- Also Known As:
- Kellys Courtyard Hotel Beijing
- Courtyard Hotel Beijing