Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel
37, Dongsisitiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China, 100010
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Chilling out, History, People watching, Sightseeing
Best for Families - Expert review of Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel
Beijing’s biggest courtyard hotel, this jolly place is a pleasing warren of rickety wooden corridors, courtyards and staircases, with a convenient hutong location and friendly, English-speaking service. I would certainly recommend it for first-time visitors (especially with young kids) looking for a more authentic Beijing experience.
Halfway along a quiet alley close to the centre of town, it’s just about walk-able to the Forbidden City. The immediate neighbourhood boasts some good local restaurants and a massage centre.
Even though they’ve managed to squeeze in 32 guest rooms, they’re generally fairly spacious compared to many smaller courtyard hotels. The interiors are fairly basic, with Chinese-style beds, wooden furniture and small bathrooms furnished with clean towels. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee facilities and a PC. Two rooms have bath tubs, but I was told that there’s usually insufficient hot water to fill them. Several family rooms that sleep up to four are available. A trio of rooms have delightful little private balconies, but these are impossible to pre-book – request them on arrival and keep your fingers crossed.
The narrow entrance lobby is a bit dark and dingy – things pick up once you get inside. The courtyard at the back is the biggest, with several tables and chairs for the good weather.
The breakfast room doubles as a simple Chinese restaurant in the evening, with plenty of western dishes on the menu for fussy eaters. There’s a well-equipped bar inside, with comfy couches and a wide-screen TV for movies.
The hotel is adept at booking tours, tickets and onward travel.
Very good, with friendly, English-speaking girls at the front desk who seem to genuinely enjoy their work.
European and some American tourists of all ages; families.
WiFi and a basic breakfast included.
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- 37, Dongsisitiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China, 100010
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