More than accommodation – this hotel is an experience. And what wonderful experience we had staying in the Beijing Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel. Staying in the Hutong, with traditional ‘old’ china right outside the hotel. But inside you find a charming an oasis of peace.
On entering the hotel we found the reception staff to be very friendly and helpful and all spoke English well, which made the check in process very easy. As we were taken to our room, we passed through green courtyards which featured plenty of sitting areas and were wonderfully dressed with lanterns etc.
Our room was also delightfully furnished and dressed with Chinese silks and brick a brac. And although the buildings themselves are, old all fixtures and finishes inside modern. Our bathroom featured a fantastic large shower room with plenty of hot water. We also found the beds and pillows to be very comfortable.
The charming ‘internet’ bar offered a wide range of alcoholic drinks (not so much wine though) and a mostly Chinese food menu. We enjoyed the meals we ordered here one night. Our boys also enjoyed the Wii, found on the mezzanine level of the bar – the only problem was that there were signs saying “no jumping” and “be quiet”. That’s a big ask for kids playing Wii (especially when I think they only had the sports games??) I think they should find a spot in the back corner on the ground floor, where a little activity wouldn’t be such a problem because the idea itself is fantastic. While we were there we also enjoyed a lady playing some kind of traditional string instrument.
We traveled with two boys aged 7 and 10 and I would definitely recommend the Beijing Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel as a family experience.
Top Tip: Have your taxi drop you on Zhengyi Road and walk into the hotel. It’s just a 2 minute walk, it’s a great experience and these alleys were just not made for cars. Save yourself the stress of a car trip. Also, if you’re going to stay at this hotel, allow yourself a little extra time in your schedule each day to just sit and ‘decompress’ in the courtyard.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Living in the real heart of the city, you have the chance to witness the daily life of Chinese people. Living in the courtyard house with over 500 year's history, you are closer to those ancient Chinese stories. Our hotel is suitable for culture explorers & mind-peace seeker. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Beijing