Ratings based on 197 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Sarah from Perth
What a wonderful place.Posted Mar 11, 2014
My friend and I only stayed for one night but would have loved to stay longer. It was a lovely authentic place and the staff were lovely. The breakfast was one of the best I had on my trip. The bathroom and bedroom were so clean. Thankyou!
for Everyoneby K from New York, NY
Charming!Posted Feb 25, 2014
Pros: Clean, warm and charmingly decorated! Very helpful employees!
Location: Not far from a subway stop which made getting to the main tourist sites easy.
February is a cold, dreary time to be a tourist in Beijing, which made coming home in the evenings to our lovely, clean, warm room at Double Happiness all the more special. The staff went out of their way to be helpful and had good travel suggestions and tips. The breakfasts were a delicious & fun mix of East & West and the hotel was very generous with bottled water. We never had a problem with second-hand smoke from other rooms, which was a problem we had everywhere else we stayed in China. Train tickets to the Great Wall sold out the day we were going, but the hotel found us a driver who was fast, safe, didn't smoke in the car and had no surprise stops of his own, but indulged our unplanned extra stops.
for Everyoneby Explorers from Colorado
Great courtyard hotelPosted Feb 7, 2014
Great location near a metro stop, but tucked back in a quiet alleyway of a traditional hutong neighborhood. Very restful, helpful staff, great breakfast buffet. We would highly recommend this hotel.
for Everyoneby Harald from Doha, Qatar
Nice hotel, near subway.Posted Feb 3, 2014
Pros: The location is good, very close to subway, and the hotel is quaint, yet modern.
Cons: The street location is not very inviting, but not much can be done about this
once the taxi driver found it, it turned out to be a nice hotel.Arriving after dark can be a bit intimidating, as the hotel entrance is is a small alley. Once checked in, it is a nice hotel, quite "local" in flavour, while still providing modern amenities like free WiFi, clean and spacious shower , a bar, etc.
for Everyoneby Trisha from Sydney
Hutong happinessPosted Jan 30, 2014
Pros: Everything. The kids loved the restaurant/bar, serving both western and Chinese food, if they were too tired to venture out for dinner.
Location: Close to Dongsi Station and into the Forbidden City and other top attractions, and a 10 minute walk from Ghost Street.
We wanted the unique privilege of staying in a courtyard hotel in a Beijing hutong, and we weren't disappointed at the Double Happiness. The staff were great and spoke good English, the rooms were fantastic, food good, and location central. We thoroughly recommend it.
for Everyoneby Ray from Boston, MA
Nice hotel close to subway stationPosted Jan 22, 2014
Pros: I liked the traditional architecture, the friendly staff, and the good room service.
Cons: I can't think of any.
Location: Close to downtown, in a walking distance to forbidden city.
I liked this hotel. It was very comfortable and cozy. The staff were very nice and friendly, probably the friendliest I've ever seen. The hotel is an old traditional building converted into a hotel, so you can enjoy the Chinese architecture if you're interested. Also they have a Chinese tea ceremony a few days each week which was nice. I traveled to Beijing in winter, but the rooms were very warm and I didn't feel the cold in my room. The room service was very good, they even left me a new pair of slippers everyday. The breakfast, which was on the room, was really good. I also used their tour service to visit most of the historical sites, in and around Beijing. It was really good and with a low price. When I checked out, they gave me a present, a calender and some Chinese tea, which was very nice of them.
for Everyoneby Pam from Tasmania
ExcellentPosted Jan 19, 2014
Pros: Staff and location
Location: Close to the subway so easy to get anywhere.
Double Happiness Hotel is an excellent place to stay. The staff are so helpful and speak very good English. The breakfast is fantastic and the location of the hotel is near restaurants, shops and the subway. The staff were very helpful giving directions and also booked tours for us and long distance train tickets.
for Everyoneby Kate from London UK
Beautiful historic building, great atmospherePosted Jan 16, 2014
Pros: Atmosphere, friendly helpful staff, beautiful building
Cons: I just hope this continues. What a wonderful treat compared to the soul-less contemporary hotel!
Location: It's situated in a hutong, just accessible by car/taxi, but once there one can have a great time just exploring the hutong and its traditional shops.
Hope I have this right: from the time of Song dynasty, very competitive Imperial examinations were held for those wishing to join the elite scholar-official class. Candidates were housed in the type of building now used as this hotel, built round courtyards. This building has been beautifully refurbished using traditional Chinese decor. Very clean, comfortable, and up-to-date facilties - wifi, fridge etc. The staff are great, spoke excellent English and were completely helpful.
for Everyoneby Cynthia from Atlanta, GA
Great StaffPosted Dec 15, 2013
Location: The subway station is a 10 min walk
We arrived in Beijing at 2am and Sabrina was waiting for us with a huge smile. When we got up a few hours later to start our day, she had already booked our tours for that day and for the next one. Jaclyn took care of our tours for the third and fourth day. Yam would tell us nice histories about China every night at the Happy Hour Bar at the Hotel. There is also, June and Alan who would help with any questions and always had water bottles for us before leaving for tours. This hotel is all about the staff. They will go above and beyond to help you with anything.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Dec 13, 2013
Pros: Location, atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff
Cons: WIFI quality/speed
Very helpful and friendly staff...