Beautiful quiet courtyard in the middle of Beijing
Posted Jul 12, 2015
The beauty of this quiet courtyard hotel is apparent only once you are inside - it is off a non-auto alley or "hutong" in the older hutong neighborhood of downtown Beijing. We had the luck to be there on some rare clear-weather days in Beijing, so the sun and blue sky above the traditional tiles of the roof and the courtyard trees were just beautiful. Hard to believe you're in the middle of the city - this is steps away from the NanLuoGuXiang older shopping street (filled more with Chinese domestic tourists than international ones), and a 10 minute walk from the subway or from the historic Drum Tower.
The rooms are a bit small and the beds very firm - after our second night, we mentioned this and got another, much more comfortable layer on the bed. Very nice, new bathroom, and comfortable a/c. The restaurant is excellent - eggs to order for breakfast and a very nice inexpensive lunch menu. The staff's English is varied but they were all very helpful.