Ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jessica from Sydney

Excellent Location, room was fine.

Posted May 23, 2014
Pros: The location mostly. I like that it is amongst where local people shop and eat but very close to busier areas and train station.
Cons: Facilities such as the bathroom could be newer but were perfectly functional.
Location: Its amongst Hutong laneways, 5 mins walk to the subway, around the corner from local market stalls and shops, close to Qianhai Lake and Beihai Park.
An excellent location amongst the Hutong area, as long as you don't mind taking a few twists and turns down the alleyways to find it. Only 5 minutes walk to the train station and the Qianhai Lake restaurants and bars. The hotel was cute, basic but very adequate to sleep in. Air con was great, Wifi a bit patchy but did the job. Room was secure with a key card. Staff were friendly and helpful although limited English. They arranged a few tours for me and were happy to make phone inquiries for me. I would recommend it to others.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by enjay55 from Sydney, Australia

Posted Feb 9, 2014 on Hotels.com
Excellent value. The Room satisfies all the basic needs of a traveler in a great location being reasonably close to the main tourist attractions. You wont be disappointed unless you are thinking you'll get *** amenities for this price!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Chubby from Manchester, UK

Great location the best...

Posted Mar 26, 2013
Pros: Friendliness
Cons: None...
Location: Brilliant old Hutong area to explore
No bad experience, great location, friendly staff too, especially arranging sightseeing tours.. Will be back and stay next time when i going to Beijing without doubt..
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Lisa

Posted Oct 29, 2012 on Hotels.com
What a fantastic location. I loved staying in a place amongst the locals. It is fun to get up early and people watch. The room is very basic, but clean. I have found all the beds in China to be hard and the Purple Courtyard was not exception. Heaps of places to eat close by and convenient to many attractions.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Christina

Great location, fair hotel

Posted Oct 25, 2012 on Hotels.com
The location of this guesthouse, in the hutongs, and near some fun pedestrian shopping areas, is what makes it a good place to stay. I didn't feel like the rooms were as clean or serviced as they could have been. However, the guesthouse owners were helpful and arranged a car and driver for us to visit the Great Wall.
2 out of 5
Recommended
by Bob S

Little to Recommend

Posted Oct 1, 2012 on Hotels.com
The room was dingy and depressing. Wallpaper peeling; in need of some paint. The key-card lock didn't work. Proprietor had to let me in with a key every time I returned to the room; wouldn't give me a key. Bathroom very dark as only one of three bulbs was present. Shower head didn't work. Water leaked out of hose; had to use that to shower. There are tables to sit outside but the urine smell was too intense. I'd pass; there are better options for the price in Beijing.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by L.C.

Great Location, Nice people

Posted Jun 21, 2012 on Hotels.com
Perfect place to be in Beijing. 5min walk to Houhai (great nightlife, restaurants), 2 minute walk to another street lined with specialty shops, restaraunts, bars within the hutong. There are many other "local" shops/ restaraunts just a few minutes away. Short bus/taxi ride to the Forbidden City, Heavenly Palace. Had them take me to Mutianyu part of Great Wall, which they ended up taking me on a short hike around the main gate into a unrenovated area of the wall which was very COOL! We eventually ended up the main area. I would suggest having them pick u up because it is a fairly tough place to find and it will save you time. I used Houhai park as a place of reference when I got lost and had to ask locals for directions.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good value for the money.

Posted Jun 18, 2012
Good value for the money. The rooms are as advertised, the staff is friendly and very helpful.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Barry & Rosi from Suffolk, UK

Purple Courtyard Hotel

Posted Jun 17, 2012
Pros: Very quiet for how close it is to the main areas of Hu Tong
Cons: none that I can think of
This is a very quaint family run hotel and its in the heart of the Hu Tong area of Beijing... All the staff are very friendly and helpful...They will arrange any trip you may wish to go on... Although the rooms are small they had everything in them you needed... The area dates back to the days of the Forbidden City which just happens to be very close to this hotel... All the streets in the area are narrow and you get the feel of real life around you We liked this hotel so much we went back to stay on our last two nights before leaving China...
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Purple Hotel Stay

Posted Jun 3, 2012
Pros: Atmosphere, cost and location
The location is easy to get to from the airport. Take the metro from the airport to line 2 staton Dongzhmen. Then the 107 bus to the stop nearest Nanlough Xiang and walk down the street until you see the street sign for Sajing Houtong on the right. Walk to the end of the street. 10 minute walk when you get off the bus. Total from time to the hotel 1/2 hour from metro station. Bus cost 2 RMB. 1/2 hour walk to the Forbidden City. The staff have broken english but make every effort to help you with your questions. Lots of Restaurants and shopping on Nanlough Xaing