Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel

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

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.3

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
4.4
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
4
90%
Service
4.4
90%
Value for money
4.3
90%
Bedrooms
4
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

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.

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.

Who stays there

European and some American tourists of all ages; families.

Price advice

WiFi and a basic breakfast included.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Restaurant

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • People watching
  • Sightseeing
  • Chilling out
  • History

Pros & Cons

  • Suitable for families
  • Great service
  • Traditional architecture
  • Chilly in winter
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