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“Something you never can buy 5 star hotel”
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Private Room, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Beijing

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seungjink...
Seoul, South Korea
1 review
“Something you never can buy 5 star hotel”
Reviewed 11 December 2017 for a stay in March 2016

Best experience among entire my trips. I was experiencing very comfort lodge as well as real communication and warm-hearted family environment. Westernized family living style at the heart of Beijing. You can find nice westernized lodges and good services in Beijing's modernized district. However that kind of service and tour experiences are everywhere and just money matter. In Gladys Garden, there are real lifetime stories and lessons you can hear from David and Yangzhi. If you are looking for something special on top of nice comfortable lodge, I highly recommend this place.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Dec 2017
Thank you Seungjin! We missed you this year. When will the winds bring you back to Beijing again?
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DaiRuiNa
Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
“Don’t miss Gladys Garden!”
Reviewed 29 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

In the midst of a buzzling restaurant and shopping area in central Beijing you’ll find this very quiet oasis in a hutong. Yummy homemade breakfasts, inspiring talks, helpful advice. You like so much to be with your hosts that you might miss out on the evening events! If once in Beijing stay there.

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Management Response
29 Nov 2017
Thank you so much Dai Ruina! You got the same family name as my mother :-)
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mesianger...
Espoo, Finland
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10 reviews
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“The most idyllic and cosy stay outright in the center of Beijing”
Reviewed 15 November 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We have come to stay with Yangzhi and David now for the fifth time, and this should say enough in itself! Their Hutong house is situated a few minutes away from the lake side of Houhai, which is a perfect location for long walks by the water, and 20 minutes by bike from the forbidden city, or - in case you would like that - the commercial centers of the capital. But also the next subway stop is 5 minutes away, so practically all of Beijing is in close reach to you.
David and Yangzhi are the perfect hosts! While providing you with a quiet and cosy room to relax from the hazzle of the city, they offer a familiarity and friendlyness that make you feel at home and forget that you even wanted to go out to explore. In addition they bake excellent bread and banana cake. The rooftop terrace invites to sit and gaze over to the drum and bell towers, sipping tea and listen to the sounds of the other hutong dwellers nearby, like the cats and the neighbors¨ doves.
All in all I would whole heartedly recommend Glady¨s Garden anytime and look much forward to come there for visit number 6! Thanks, Gladys and David, for your hospitality!

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Nov 2017
Thanks Stefan! Come in summer and swim with me.
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Citizen-R...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A superlative stay in every way”
Reviewed 15 November 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Staying at Gladys Garden enriched my Beijing stay no end - and remains one of my top experiences in the city. It's located in the ancient (and quiet... which is a REAL plus point in Beijing!) hutong area, but is less than 5 minutes from the fun, beauty, and transport links of Houhai. David and Yang Zhi are a delight to live alongside, and they provide everything you need when in a strange place - friendship, warmth, advice, and... fresh, home-made banana bread. Another big plus is the amazing view from the roof terrace, which is a great place to sip tea and leaf through a novel. The rooms are comfortable and quiet (it's worth reiterating the 'quiet' part), with a number of traditional Chinese touches. If/when I return to Beijing, I will be sure to book another stay here.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Nov 2017
Thank you Rob, our cookies are waiting for you.
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jamesinal...
Little Rock, Arkansas
2 reviews
“Our new home away from home”
Reviewed 14 November 2017 for a stay in January 2016

Our hosts were amazing! They helped book tours, gave us maps to the best restaurants, and made suggestions for interesting "off the beaten path" places to visit. Their home is clean and nice, the location is right on bus and metro routes, and they have great stories to tell about life in China over the last 50 years. Both hosts speak English and Mandarin, and are always ready to help! The home is in the middle of a renewed hutong area, adjacent to a beautiful lake with tons of restaurants, coffee shops and crafts. It is the perfect location for anyone wanting to explore Beijing. It is definitely our new home away from home in Beijing!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Nov 2017
Thank you James! Looking forward to your next trip to Beijing.
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