Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified ReviewsThey paid and stayed. We double-checked.
by A verified traveler from San Francisco
Weird but interesting hotel.Posted Sep 21, 2015
Pros: I really enjoyed our stay here, mainly because it was so unique and odd.
Cons: The location is terrible! Not bad or anything, but it's a tiny, dirty alley. Again, it really is like you're staying with random family.
If you're expecting a normal hotel then this probably isn't for you. This is much more like a home-stay where the rooms are unique, not clean. The staff is nice, but they're not the Hilton where everyone speaks English and is falling over themselves to accommodate you.
by A verified traveler from Canada
A sense of historyPosted Aug 4, 2015
We weren't interested in staying in the standard Western hotel and this cute courtyard boutique hotel was perfect for us. Experience the hutong, close to subways, walkable to Forbidden City, Tianemen Square, Drum/Bell tower and Lama Temple. The staff is friendly and helpful despite the language barrier. Rooms are cute and lots of history. The bomb shelter bar is very unique
by A verified traveler from Perth
Posted Jun 24, 2015 on Wotif
Safe didn't work, sink didn't drain, fittings in room and onsuite are in desperate need of some architecturally senitive, but extensive, updating. In current state it is not at all value for money.
by A verified traveler
Lots of characterPosted Oct 9, 2014 on Hotels
This hotel is very cool, with lots of kitschy decor. It's in a very tranquil traditional Chinese building, so it's very quiet and peaceful. Possibly a little overpriced, but still quite charming. A decent breakfast is included, and the staff are very helpful. The location is okay, but a little far from the Metro. Overall, a good choice if you want an interesting place to stay with some character.
by Steve from SFO
MuseumPosted Apr 8, 2014 on Hotels
If you want a hutong style hotel this is for you. Unfortunately, the Western man who owns the hotel is more interested in his memorabilia collection than running a hotel. The place is stuffed with great artifacts at the expensive of space and cleanliness. The staff is super helpful and always solving problems, that unfortunately should not have existed in the first place. No hot water on both days? Stay a night or two for the experience, then move on to better.
by Jeff from Colorado, USA
Posted Oct 31, 2013
Great place to stay if you want to experience the feel of a chinese courtyard house in a hutong. Yes, the rooms and bathrooms are on the small side by today's standards, but that is part of the charm. They worked with what the original building had to offer when they converted it to a small hotel. The staff was really great. Could not have been more helpful.
by jt from new york
unique place to stayPosted Jan 9, 2013
Pros: breakfast, having a glass of wine in the lounge, the staff
Cons: the mattress
This inn is a unique place to stay in Beijing. It is a former traditional Chinese residence and the rooms are around a small courtyard. The rooms are comfortable with western style bathrooms. The staff is very accommodating and helpful. They will arrange rides and are very nice. I enjoyed staying there but it is not for everyone. My only major criticism is that they have the worst mattresses I've ever slept on.