My home away from home!
Posted Apr 15, 2017
As the other areas of this "Rate this Hotel" is very limited I must explain more here. I have stayed at this hotel three times, this time in April '17, I stayed 8 days as I was just touring Beijing. The Double Happiness is a quaint hotel near the center of the City of Beijing. It is located in a Hutong, what was at one time a small neighborhood, or now, an old district of Beijing. Hutongs are made up of houses, businesses, in small lanes or alleys. More and more of the Hutongs are being demolished to make way for modern high rises and such. The Hotel is over 200 years old. It is quaint, in the old fashioned Chinese character. It is quiet. Breakfast, West and Chinese. It has modern conveniences, but if you are expecting a high scale hotel then this is not for you. The lane way is narrow and taxis do not like to go down them, be forewarned. There is a police station next door and a retirement center on the other side. I never heard a siren all any time I have been there. It is very safe, I travel mostly alone and as a women, feel more safe here than in my home town in Canada. Just the way it is! The subway is located nearby, it is a cheap way to get around Beijing. Tienanmen Square, is not far, perhaps a 20 - 30 minute walk. I think the big reason I like this hotel is the fact that ALL THE FRONT STAFF SPEAK VERY GOOD ENGLISH! To me that is invaluable, my Mandarin poor. The hotel will also arrange tours for you at a reasonable cost. Great Wall, Shows, etc. Enjoy the Experience!