We chose Courtyard 7 as we wanted to have a more authentic Beijing experience. It certainly did not disappoint. The location in the Hutong area is such a plus while the hotel itself is very comfortable. We had a deluxe room and it was good. We don't mind a firm mattress so found the bed very comfortable and huge! The hotel is certainly not 5 star but very comfortable nonetheless. As we learnt more about the Hutong area and got a feel for how the locals live, we felt very fortunate to have been able to stay amongst them in what is considerable comfort by comparison. There is a real sense of community in the Hutong area and it is great to be able to wander the streets in your down time and take it all in. At night the main street has a great buzz with loads of small bars, restaurants and shops to wander in and out of. Given traffic in Beijing can be a nightmare, it was nice after a full day of sightseeing to be able to stay close to home but still have variety all within walking distance. I'm pretty sure you wouldn't get this if you stay in one of the big hotel chains. As another reviewer said, it is all about expectations, and we found all the other comments managed ours well and we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone who wants a more authentic experience but with a few creature comforts as well. Another tip, we had the hotel arrange for a driver to pick us up at the airport and although you pay more than a taxi it won't break the bank (CNY 240) and it made for a stress free arrival as the location can be difficult for some taxi drivers to find or indeed get close to (as the Hutong streets are very narrow and full of pedestrian traffic).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Courtyard 7 is the first courtyard hotel in Beijing to adopt the Geothermal heat pump system.A typical quadrangle design, Courtyard 7 consists of three rows of courtyards, which occupies an area of 1800 square meters.In Courtyard 7, there are standard, suite, and side rooms. All rooms are bright and clean, private and quiet, and furnished with modern facilities, including telephone, cable TV, internet, etc.. King size flower-caved beds with all antique wooden furniture, modern and clean bathroom, make people not only enjoy their stay, but also can experience the precious and traditional culture of Beijing Si He Yuan. Courtyard 7 utilizes Geothermal heat pump and Solar energy environmental protection equipments to provide 24 hours heat, air condition, and hot water. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard 7 Hotel Beijing
- Courtyard Hotel 7