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Reviewed 5 June 2012

We loved this courtyard hotel! It offered a genuine Chinese experience in a small (5 room) establishment. Quite different to a regular hotel, more like a B&B. Freeman and Young were very friendly and helpful every day and offered excellent advice on what to do and how to see the sights. They also helped with our train tickets to ensure we had them in time for our departure. Great central location but still very quiet for sleeping. Beds were very spacious and comfortable.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Ray_R0b
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

This hotel is in a small hutong not far from the main subway, walking distance to forbidden city and oriental plaza. Our plane arrived at 1 am and the owner Freeman arranged a taxi to pick us up..we arrived at hutong at 2 am..no problems in getting there or finding it. This hotel is slightly run down, in need of some tender loving care..needs a paint, weeding and good clean..however it is delightful...the deluxe room had a comfortable bed and western toilet..the shower is okay..not much pressure. Tips...use the metro it is so easy to get to everywhere and only 35 cents per trip. We would definately stay there again.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
Thank Boardm
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Simple clean and spacious rooms with some homely touches. Excellent location right near a subway serving 2 lines. Cold beer (Cold!!) in the fridge and a sweet courtyard to drink it in. Freeman the manager is excellent. Hutong FULL of yummy places to eat. Forget the breakfast and have one of those fried breads with egg hoisin and chilli - amazing! Good value accommodation.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Howeser
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

Location: very convenient to MRT station and also walking distance to Wang Fu Jing street.
definitely a good choice with easy access to 2 MRT lines.

Culture: interesting little courtyard which is highly recommended for whoever want to travel and get a feel of Beijing HuTong.

Room: We've stayed in Room B as well as Room C for 4 nights, the rooms are not as nice as showing in the picture, but still it's comfortable and clean. the whole place only have 5 different rooms available, Room C,D E are relatively smaller/packed...

Comfort: it's not very comfortable to shower in either Room B and C, shower area is not well seperated if that's an issue for you as well.
Basic shower gel/shampoo, slippers, bathrobes provided in the room, it's warm and the bed in Room B is comfortable, while Room C is very small and not feel so nice.
There is one night the water from the shower is very small and not warm enough until maybe other people stayed in the other rooms finished shower it become normal...

Service: There was some mis-understanding happening about the price and room type confirmed. we've booked room A but have been put in room B without any notice.
If you've got breakfast included in the room rate, the owner actually go out and buy the food for you, I find it's very thoughtful and personal service, but if you are get used to routine hotel type of buffet breakfast, this is not what you would expect.
Young is very helpful and nice person.

Overall, it's not a fancy place but very interesting stay.

Room Tip: choose Room A or Room B (more spacious and well maintained)
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank BerryNi24
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

My friend and I stayed here for five days this winter and were pleasantly surprised by our experience in this traditional courtyard house.

Here are some things we enjoyed about our stay:

1) CONVENIENCE - The location of this accommodation is superb. We had easy access to the main attractions. It is a three block walk (5 minutes) to the metro station. All of Beijing's attractions are within walking distance of the metro.

You can book activities, tours and transportation from the hotel. We were able to book a taxi to and from the airport through Freeman and Young, so we had no trouble locating the hotel. We were able to book a tour to the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall and a Chinese opera show through the hotel. By booking with Freeman and Young, you avoid the inconvenience of having to pay for each activity separately; you need only to pay for the activities upon your check-out.

There are also many restaurants, fast food establishments, ATMS and convenience stores within easy walking distance of the hotel.

2) CUSTOMERS SERVICE IS IMPECCABLE

Freeman and Young were very friendly and accommodating. If you have any requests or questions, you need only ask them. They happily pointed out directions for us and wrote directions in Mandarin for us so we can show it to taxi drivers. They greeted us with a smile whenever we arrived and left. Freeman and Young made us feel very at home and went out of their way to make our stay comfortable.


3) AUTHENTIC BEIJING

The accommodation is located in a traditional hutong, so you get an experience that you wouldn't get from a big chain hotel.

4) CLEAN, COMFORTABLE ROOM

The rooms are very comfortable, clean with ample space to relax.

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I cannot say enough good things about Emperor's Guard Station. We enjoyed our stay here immensely and will definitely stay here again if when we next visit Beijing.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Keisie
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