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Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel
Ranked #15 of 6,606 Hotels in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 November 2012

This is a very special place. In the heart of the hutongs, you really get to experience old Beijing. The staff are just delightful and couldn't do enough for us, and their english is excellent. Great hotel can't recommend it highly enough.

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

I just returned from a four stop tour through Hong Kong and China wherein I stayed at some of the finest hotels - Conrad in Hong Kong, Shangri La in Xian, the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai, but the most memorable one of the bunch was the Double Happiness Courtyard in Beijing. When booking the reservation, we were a bit apprehensive to staying at a Bed and Breakfast in a foreign country. However, given the prior raving reviews on Trip Advisor, we were inclined to give it a shot. I'm so glad we did. The Double Happiness Courtyard provided us with a unique experience that made us feel to in touch with Beijing. Everything about this hotel was great - the location, the ambiance, the staff - most notably, Sabrina who was soooo welcoming and friendly.

I rarely write reviews about anything, but this experience was so out of the ordinary and so unexpected, I just had to speak up. If you're up for something different than chain hotels and something culturally enriching, then by all means, book your stay at the Double Happiness. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Wedding Suite, which had a private attached outdoor patio.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

My young daughter and I stayed here recently for 4 nights. There's not too much I can add to the other reviews other than agree. It's a nice traditional hotel. The rooms are on the small side, luckily we ony had two small carry on suitcases, as I would expect you'd be pressed to figure out where to store two large cases. You can walk fairly easily around the hutong and there are some little cafes down the lane to the right as you leave the hotel. Having said that the meals at the hotel are fine and are taken in the bar (although you can ask them to deliver the meal to your room) where my daughter also discovered the Xbox 360 upstairs on the mezzanine level (sounded like a heard of elephants when you have a couple of kids playing up there but that's fine). Breakfast is served in a breakfast room near the main entrance and was fine, a good selection of eastern and western food plus fruit and pastries. The breakfast room is a little small but we never had a problem getting a table. The ladies on reception are very helpful and speak very good English. We arrived early and an early check in was no problem including breakfast. Also the hotel was very quick to respond to email queries. If I had to criticize something I'd say the wi-fi was a bit buggy in the room and the room heater didn't work fantasticly but they were only minor things. Over all an enjoyable stay at double happiness.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

We stayed six nights here while visiting our daughter who is studying in Beijing this term. We were delighted with our choice. The hotel is the antithesis of the big chain type hotel we DIDN'T want. As we approached down the narrow Dongsi si tiao alley, we were a bit worried we'd gone a bit too far off the beaten track, but the moment we stepped inside we knew we'd nailed it. The staff speak excellent English and are eager to help with arranging everything from tours to restaurant reservations to taxis, and gave great advice on where to go and what to do locally. Breakfast should satisfy anyone - whether you like Chinese, American, or European you'll find what you're after. The decor is uncompromisingly Chinese, and the walls are liberally adorned with old photos and paintings. The bar is cozy and a great place to relax, and hosts traditional Chinese harp music and tea service some evenings. If you're looking for a place that's comfortable, affordable, and memorable, we highly recommend the Double Happiness.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

Chose this hotel via Trip Advisor for a ''family education" trip to China with 2 boys aged 12 & 15. Wanted to get some where close to ''real Chinese" and avoid the big, shiny Hyatt's & Marriotts etc. All I can say is that this hotel nailed it. Approach is up a ''Hutong" alley with the taxi parting bikes, people, chickens etc to reach the front door. Well worth it.

LOCATION: in Kublai Khans ''Hutong" area, genuine, safe, close to subway (which is beyond excellent), short walk from ''main streets"

HOTEL: does what it says on the tin. Original Hutong courtyard layout, VERY quiet at night, comfortable rooms/bathrooms, wireless, nice kid-friendly bar, great bar food.

SERVICE: really ''to behold", even by Asian standards. Puts the rest of the world to shame (especially the Netherlands where I now live (dig:-)). Also though the USA as the Double Happiness service is not hard-coded & executed by "tip-hunters" ....its much more genuine and the staff have original warmth behind their eyes. Great.

Room Tip: All rooms seemed good. There is no traffic or other noise to consider (other than other guest in the...
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Additional Information about Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel

Address: No.37 Dongsi Sitiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China
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Region: China > Beijing > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Beijing
#5 Romantic Hotel in Beijing
#14 Business Hotel in Beijing
#43 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
Price Range: €91 - €168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Living in the real heart of the city, you have the chance to witness the daily life of Chinese people. Living in the courtyard house with over 500 year's history, you are closer to those ancient Chinese stories. Our hotel is suitable for culture explorers & mind-peace seeker. ... more   less 
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