Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel

37, Dongsisitiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China, 100010

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Family room

By Tom O'Malley, your Beijing expert

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#10 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Beijing
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Location:
4.4
4.4
Bedrooms:
4
4.0
Eating/drinking:
4
4.0
Public areas:
4.2
4.2
Leisure facilities:
4
4.0
Service:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
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

Family-friendly courtyard hotel close to the centre of town.

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.

Location: 

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.

Bedrooms: 

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.

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Public areas: 

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.

Eating and drinking: 

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.

Leisure facilities: 

The hotel is adept at booking tours, tickets and onward travel.

Service: 

Very good, with friendly, English-speaking girls at the front desk who seem to genuinely enjoy their work.

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Who stays there: 

European and some American tourists of all ages; families.

Price advice: 

WiFi and a basic breakfast included.

Pros: 
Traditional architecture
Great service
Suitable for families
Cons: 
Chilly in winter

More information on Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel:

Price from:
£30
Type:
Hotel
Address:
37, Dongsisitiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China, 100010
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Restaurant

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