Authentic courtyard hotel
Posted Apr 24, 2016
This hotel is gorgeous! The rooms are exquisite, with real attention to detail. Being a courtyard hotel, all ground level rooms and suites open off the courtyard, which is charming but can be very noisy. My room AO1 backed onto reception, which meant I could hear people coming and going at all times of the day and night. Certain guests and staff were sometimes very noisy which was a little frustrating, but I'd still much rather stay here that in a standard hotel. Wifi was often poor, but I've found that to be the case in China generally. The staff were very friendly, although their English is very limited. The Hutong area was fantastic and very manageable, compared to the vastness of Beijing as a whole. The only downside is that taxi drivers did not always want to drive you back there, although there was never a problem hailing a taxi from the Hutong. I highly recommend this hotel for an authentic experience in Beijing.