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Red Wall Garden Hotel
Ranked #15 of 6,449 Hotels in Beijing
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Perth, Australia
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“East meets West at their Best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

I frequent Tripadvisor but I've never written any reviews until now. Nevertheless, I believe Red Wall Garden Hotel is one of those special places worthy of a first.

Although I'm a Beijinger by birth, I've spent most of my life abroad. I've often listened in wonder to my Mum reminiscing about growing up in my Grandfather's Siheyuan (traditional Beijing courtyard) in the 70's. Playing tag among the narrow alleyways called Hutong; then later riding her bike through them to explore the bigger Beijing beyond. I wanted to experience this half forgotten Beijing for myself given the chance. So imagine my excitement when I came across RWG when booking for my upcoming trip to Beijing. It so happens it's just across the street from my grandfather's former courtyard.

After an extension of eight nights, altogether we called RWG "home" for just over a month (33 nights to be precise). From the moment we were met at the airport by the hotel's driver (Xiao Fan) at 11pm, until the time we were bid farewell by Xiao Cao (from front desk) at the big red gate, I was thoroughly touched by the genuine care and kindness shown to us by every single member of the RWG family. It was hard to say goodbye to our new "frien-mily"!

RWG Hotel was in its former life a private residence, and it's current design reflected and conserved a lot of the characteristics of a turn of the last century Chinese home. In the main building where we lived, the patina-ed wooden stairways led to large shared living spaces on each floor. The entire building flowed like a large private home, decorated tastefully with Chinese artefacts. I often rested in one of the sofas outside our room in a food coma after breakfast; and at other times chatted away with fellow travellers from all around the globe; or just relaxed with a book from the sizeable collection on the bookshelves. It was lovely to leave our room every morning to be welcomed with this space rather than a generic hotel hallway.

The Premier Deluxe room we had was sunny and well-appointed, and provided more than enough room for two people. The rain shower was always a welcoming thought at the end of another day of exploring this vast city. We could always expect the room to be meticulously cleaned by the lovely team of ladies from housekeeping. When one of the ladies noticed that I was sick with a cold, she left an extra box of tissues for me to use on the bedside table. Much praise has been written about the Duxiana beds, they are all true!

Downstairs, the buffet breakfast didn't have the variety of food numbering in the hundreds like some large international hotels. But the East meets West spread was always fresh and delicious. We had breakfast at RWG almost 30 times, the high standard was consistent and the combination of food never became boring. The coffee was quite exceptional (Merci Beaucoup Mlle Lilly), which is a rarity in China.

RWG offered me a glimpse of the old Beijing that was full of beauty, tradition and infused in history, albeit among modern amenities. If that is the Beijing you came here to find, then RWG is a very good place to start. A big THANK YOU to the consummate professional Stefan and his dedicated team (Pennapa & Co.) for an immensely enjoyable stay! See you all soon!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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RedWallGarden, General Manager at Red Wall Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Message from "Home"

Thank you so much for writing this review. In the hotel world there is nothing more challenging than taking care of people for a long period of time in a consistent manner. reading between the lines we seem to have achieved this and I will certainly tell all our staff and team who made this happen and post your review on our notice board.

We are glade you made it back to your true home but hope we will see you again soon. Once again thank you for your kind note.

The Red Wall Garden Team
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

the hotel pickup service was on time at Beijing International Airport, so we didn't waste time and energy to find our hotel. The location in a very quiet side-street turned out to be most advantageous both for a peaceful sleep and as good starting point to our various Beijing touristic adventures. We were in 1-mile walking distance from the Forbidden City and Tian-men Square and from busy Wanfuijing Street with its malls and markets. Besides the subway is only a short walk away and everything , even the announcments,is well-marked in English, so getting around was no problem at all.
Our room welcomed us with gorgeous furniture, fine carpets, tasteful decorations and a purple orchid to which another one was added soon after our arrival together with a wooden box of tasty snacks. The bathroom was spacious and held a wooden bathtub besides the usual shower varieties. The tub turned out to be a very pleasing and relaxing experience.
We were quite satisfied with the variety of western and Chinese foods that were offered on the rich breakfast buffet.
The services provided by the front desk, including package trips to the Great Wall and tips for a good Beijing Duck restaurant were perfect.
We will remember this hotel for the smiles that were on each and every staffs faces and for the Purple Orchids that reflected the luxury of this boutique hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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RedWallGarden, General Manager at Red Wall Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
The purple orchis are still there and smiling at everybody !!! Thank you, Ventus for writing your positive review and informing fellow Trip advisor users. It always makes us happy when people enjoy the hotel and we always appreciate it when our customers take the time to write about their experience.

I hope we will be able to welcome you back to our hotel in the not too distant future.

Best wishes

The Red Wall Garden Team
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

This hotel was an absolute gem, and our stay during winter was warm and welcoming. The area that the hotel is situated in was great for street food and local atmosphere. Make sure to get a bike one morning and go for a self guided tour around the forbidden city - do a lap :) We were also able to pick up a winter special on the hotels own website, better options than on many travel websites.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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RedWallGarden, General Manager at Red Wall Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Dear Hippiepuppy ( what a great name :)

Thank you so much for the kind review and taking the time to wrote to trip advisor it is very much appreciated. The weather has warmed up substantially now and the blossom is in the trees so a different look beijing.

we are glad you made it home safe to Adelaide and hope to be able to welcome you back to our little hotel in Shijia Hutong!

Red Wall Garden Team
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Bowen, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent stay at the Red Wall Garden Hotel. The staff were very friendly and the accommodations and restaurant were excellent. It is a courtyard style hotel in a Beijing hutong that is within easy walking distance to a subway station ( a great and easy way to see Beijing) and the fabulous shopping d
Strip and night food markets.

Our room rate included breakfast each day and this was superb. There was a mix of Asian and western foods. We ate dinner at the restaurant one evening and found the food fabulous (try the braised pork belly!). The wines were also excellent.

The hotel arranged a private car to take us to the Great Wall at Mutainyu. This was a great option due to less tourists and the awesome sledge ride to the bottom. There is great history in this spot and very sobering to reflect on both the builders of the wall and the soldiers who served on it. The advantage of the private car was that there were no "shopping" stops. It cost 1000RMB for the car from the hotel to the wall.

For those who find stairs difficult, please ask for a room at the courtyard level. We were on the 4th floor and it was a hard climb up the stairs after a busy sight seeing day.

All in all, a great place to stay!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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RedWallGarden, General Manager at Red Wall Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Dear Fiona,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write to trip advisor and inform fellow travelers. I am glad you made it home safely to Bowen and hope we will be able to welcome you back soon to our little hotel.

Red Wall Garden Team
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

A cute and quirky hotel with a real sense of warm Chinese charm. Conveniently located near shopping, dining and cultural attractions, Red Wall is certainly a hidden gem. Most amazing are the friendly staff and management, Miss Pennapa among them, who go out of their way to ensure the little details are handled flawlessly! Thanks Red Garden!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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RedWallGarden, Guest Relations Manager at Red Wall Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Dear Robertmack

My apologies for my late response but the hotel has been soooooo busy. I appreciate you have taken the time to write to Trip Advisor and inform fellow travelers. I have posted your review on our noticeboard even though your remark about me is a little flattering :) but thank you!!!

I am glad you made it home safe to london and hope to be able to welcome you back to our hotel

warmest wishes

Pennapa
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Kauai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

The Red Wall Garden Hotel certainly lived up to our expectations. It is a beautiful place, set in an old and historic area but an easy walk to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square and handy for the subway as well. The breakfasts were great, drinks i the courtyard a great wau to end the day and the airport transfers were a really terrific plus.

Best of all, the staff were simply wonderful - everyone was friendly, helpful, fluent in English and obviously proud of their hotel. Do yourself a favor and stay here rather than a generic tourist hotel. (The top floor suites would be especially ideal for families with children - I do not know why more hotels do not offer them.)

The only negatives were our clogged shower drain and quirky television reception, both of which were dealt with quickly. I should add that it is not an especially quiet place - a fair amount of noise from inside and out - but nothing unreasonable. We stayed four nights and it felt like home.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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RedWallGarden, General Manager at Red Wall Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Dear propanekauai,

First of all thank you for taking the time to write this positive review and inform fellow trip advisor users. You will be pleased to know that we have changed our TV system and have proper reception now and clear international channels!!

I am glad you got home safe to Kauai and hope you will come back to Beijing and hope you will decide to stay here again in Shijia Hutong.

Warmest wishes

The Red Wall Garden Team
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

We recently stayed at the Red Wall Garden Hotel with a group of 12 for a post-cruise visit to Beijing. Although our bus was not able to drop us off right at the door because the hotel is located on a narrow hutong, the hotel staff was there to greet us and to take our luggage to the hotel. And although the hotel does not have elevators, they took our luggage to our room promptly (ours was actually delivered by the hotel manager).

Our room was spacious and clean with a comfortable bed, and my only complaint is what appeared to be mold and/or mildew growing on the grout in the shower (I am assuming that's what the black stuff was). As far as I know, this was the case with everyone in our group.

Free wifi was a plus, but we sometimes had to sit in the common area for it to be strong enough. However, the common area on our floor was quite comfortable.

Although we didn't try any of the Chinese items on the included breakfast, we did find plenty of other foods for a satisfying meal. We would book this hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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RedWallGarden, General Manager at Red Wall Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Dear Kbeauginal,

Thank you for taking the time to write this response it is very much appreciated by all of us here at the hotel. You clearly were part of a group and I am glad to note that you would come back to our little hotel.

I like you to note that the black in the bathroom is in actual fact not a mold but a discolouring only. I realize this is not acceptable to us and we are now checking all our rooms to ensure this is dealt with. We also have recently installed a new much improved wifi system and a we have a new approval to broadcast proper international TV channels.

We know we are not perfect but we certainly strive to be perfect which is why we always appreciate our guests to give feedback.

I am glad you made it home safe to Birmingham and do hope to be able to welcome you back.

Warmest wishes

Red Wall Garden Team
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Property: Red Wall Garden Hotel
Address: No.41 Shijia Hutong | Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China
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Region: China > Beijing > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 6,449 Hotels in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Red Wall Garden Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Red Wall Garden Hotel is a cultural oasis of tranquillity in the very heart of the vibrant city of Beijing. It is located in Shijia Hutong, one of the city's most historic neighbourhoods and is within walking distance of the Forbidden City and the famous shopping and food streets of Wangfujing and Jinbao in DongCheng. A traditional Chinese courtyard hotel invoking the past, yet replete with modern facilities. All 40 individually appointed guest rooms feature ultra-luxury DUX beds, wooden flooring, en-suite bathrooms and amenities such as large flat screen TV, complimentary WI-FI throughout the hotel and private in-room bar. All rooms have air-conditioning & heaters. Located within the central courtyard of the award-winning Red Wall Garden Hotel, The Courtyard Bistro serves great value dishes that are inspired by the eight main culinary areas in China. The Courtyard Bistro also features open stage Cultural Entertainment nights as well as indoor and outdoor Noodle Stations and daily special chalkboards to further enhance the guests' dining experiences. The Lounge Bar invites guests to kick back in an armchair with a drink, a snack and a book. The Courtyard Bistro's full service bar serves up classic and specialty cocktails as well as traditional afternoon tea and features an excellent selection of wines, beers and other alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks. Situated just off the west lounge of the hotel, The Courtyard Bistro Tea House offers daily tea ceremonies where the in-house tea master guides patrons through Chinese tea history that looks back on over 4000 years of tea excellence. The Private Dining and Event Rooms at The Red Wall Garden Hotel can accommodate up to 200 people for Meetings, Weddings or Events. The tailor-made menus offer an array of traditional Chinese Cuisine to suit either a formal or an informal Meeting, Wedding or Event. The "Red Wall Garden Boutique Hotel Experience" emotionally connects our guests with the intense Historical, Cultural and Artistic life of Authentic and Historic Beijing. ... more   less 
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