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“Wonderful Stay”
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The Orchid Hotel
Ranked #32 of 6,463 Hotels in Beijing
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Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay”
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

OK, there was some paint peeling in our Garden Room. OK, our Garden Room garden consisted of one vine growing and attached to a stone wall in the tiny entry way to our room. OK, our room, although large enough, was spartan and the bathroom was confining. But boy, did we enjoy our stay at The Orchid and if we ever returned to Beijing we would look forward to staying here again. We came and went from the hotel by walking through an authentic hutong, with small restaurants and work spaces. The entrance to the hutong is from a street which was a real slice of daily Beijing life with something for everyone. Our hutong was in a good location for exploration. But the best attribute of the Orchid was the way the staff, each of whom we got to know, opened their arms to us and made us part of their family from the moment we walked in the door until we sadly took a taxi to the airport. They helped us plan our days, they were interested in our experiences when we returned, and always seemed thrilled when their recommendations proved reliable. Our recollections of the Forbidden Palace might fade, but never our recollections of the staff and our stay at the Orchid. Hats off to them.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Simply the walk down this Hutong is amazing on it's own. This Hotel truly gives you the feel of staying I'm someones home. I don't think I would have LOVED Beijing if not for the Location of this Hotel. Staff was amazing. Room was SO cute. Breakfast was great. We even love Nwoo Nwoo the Kitty Cat! We are a family of 4 traveling with our young kids and The Hotel did all they can to make us feel warm and welcome. My only wish was that we had the ability to make coffee in the room in the morning. With Jet Lag we were waking at 5:00 AM and I can't express how badly I needed coffee. I felt for the price of the room it should have come with some kind of instant coffee, AND lastly, there is not a full length mirror to be found anywhere. I missed having that in the room. With these silly and minor things aside, The Orchid was a GEM of a Hotel and we LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Absolutely the best place to stay for your first visit to Beijing! We'd never travelled to Asia before, so landing in Beijing was a bit daunting. The Orchid team were entirely on hand to help with the newbie experience, collecting us at the airport, and helping us with a myriad of tasks - buying our train tickets for us, booking cabs, finding us good restaurants and providing directions to cabbies in Chinese, etc. Also the staff are very friendly and chilled out, so there is a great atmosphere. On our last evening there, the patron was running a free wine tasting for all the guests so he could try out some new wines for his menu. We made a merry party on the rooftop garden with wine in the sunny evening breeze - felt like staying with a group of totally-in-the-know buddies. Also, the diverse breakfast options were a treat. We loved it and were really sorry it was booked up for our return visit a few weeks later! Thanks team for a memorable stay!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Houston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

After our 14 hour flight we were glad to stay here for four days. The staff all spoke good English, many of them came from places outside of China. Our favorite was Lilly from Senegal. They are all service oriented. The place seems lost in an alley off the hutongs, and is not easy to find, but it is an oasis in the middle of the city. We arrived early in the morning and at 10 they let us go to our room #10 had a private deck over our room. We enjoyed our breakfasts, and Mr. Shi's Dumplings across the street. We were sad to leave after touring Beijing for three days.

Room Tip: We loved our room 10
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

I was impressed not only on how accomodative this hotel was when we arrived, but also the interiors of the place. You would'nt expect much going into that alley, but the place is great! Simple and modern design, and very homey. We arrived in Beijing on the wee hours of December, and we could'nt stand the cold weather outside. But the people here were very nice and giving of a warm welcome. They even gave us some tips on our tour to the different places in Beijing, and provided us with a delicious banana cake and fruits during our very early tour!
We also got short of cash on hand, but thanks to this place, we were able to process online payment without any hassle.
I would definite recommend this hotel, and would also be my top choice when I go back there.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Drysdale
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

From the moment we arrived tired and late at 1.45am, we received a warm welcome at the Orchid Hotel. From the start, it was the little touches that made me love this place. From the "Welcome Box" that included a mobile phone, old postcards & map, the spontaneous offers of tea after a day out, the quirkily funny breakfast menu, the free use of bikes and to the overall friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. The hotel is fantastically located for those travelers who want to stay in the middle of the old neighborhoods of Beijing. We loved being able to eat breakfast from the extensive and generous menu (loved the banana bread) on the rooftop terrace. It is easy to walk around the hutongs and see the locals going about their daily lives, or safely ride the hotel's bikes around the streets of Beijing. The rooms are very comfortable with some nice spots to sit outside in the courtyard amongst the greenery. One of the best experiences we had was doing the dumpling class held at the Orchid on Thursday nights.Not only was the food prepared by us and Lujie delicious and again generous in its servings, but the class was offered with the same friendliness and good humour that is a trademark of this unique hotel.

Room Tip: We chose one of the garden rooms which are not as close to main activity area so possibly are quiete...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Don't be put off by the narrow alleyway access to the hotel - we arrived after a delayed flight at 2am, and our driver had great difficulty finding this hotel. We were initially alarmed by the dark narrow passage we had to drag our bags down... but once you step through the front door you find a little piece of paradise!! Lovely boutique hotel in the Hutong area. Clean room. Comfortable bed. Great breakfasts. The Yang room has a lovely private rooftop balcony with a view over the Hutong rooftops to the bell tower. Short walk to lovely Dali Courtyard restaurant. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful, and supply a useful map, and a cellphone with contact numbers in case you get a little lost in Beijing! A wonderful experience - highly recommended!

Room Tip: Yang room has a private rooftop balcony - wonderful view over Hutong rooftops to the bell tower
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Orchid Hotel
Address: No.65 Baochao Hutong, Gulou East Street, Beijing 100009, China
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Region: China > Beijing > Houhai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #32 of 6,463 Hotels in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Orchid Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Orchid is the ultimate base for exploring Beijing from within. Situated right in the middle of all the action of the old city and staffed by some of the coolest and fun people, staying at The Orchid means you will love Beijing, and want to come back for more! ... more   less 
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