Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel @ Beijing, China

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Beijing China

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We stayed in Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel in Beijing for one night because I am fascinated by the historical “Siheyuan” (四合院) or quandragle architecture – meaning that the complex consists of 4 buildings with 1 courtyard, and also to experience the old Bejinger’s way of life in the hutong.   The quiet hutong is away from the noisy main street yet close enough to a supermarket nearby.  The nearest MTR station is the Dongsi station that’s a 10-15 minutes walk away.

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The entrance of the hotel may look small but there’s a world of wonders to discover in the hotel.

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We were greeted by welcoming hotel staff at the lobby and service was always friendly.  There is a tourist information merry-go-round kind of thing with popular attractions on every card.

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As the hotel staff led us to our room, it was like going through a time tunnel with antiques displayed along the corridor.

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The corridor kept me busy looking here and there!

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Even the bar is culturally decorated.

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When we reached the first courtyard, it was really bewitching to see the green corridors, red lanterns and the peacock curtains! Walking through the long corridors on the red carpet made me felt like a “Gege” or princess from the Qing dynasty!

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The second courtyard is wider than the first one and it was where our room was.

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An ancient well in the courtyard (200 years old I think?)

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When the staff opened our room, we were at first shocked to see such a small bed, then later on realizing it’s a Chinese couch bed!  Oops! The room is filled with intricate details and we absolutely loved our stay here!

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The details on the Chines sofa couch.

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The room comes with a computer that we never used.  When the chair is not in use, it is tucked into the table perfectly, making the table look like a lovely piece of decoration.  Art and space-saving all combined in one.

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Check out this cool rotary dial phone!

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Another couch by the table. Love the green library lamp too!

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The wooden cupboard is no ordinary cupboard simply for clothes but it is also a piece of artwork itself.

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Our room key.

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Tea and coffee facility provided.

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Our room isn’t the honeymoon suite, but everything about the bed is honeymoon.  The red color theme that is the happiest color in Chinese culture and our blanket that has the word “喜喜” (double happiness) all over it with the unification of dragon and phoenix.

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One more TV near the bed!

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The bathroom is full of surprises too! The basin with peonies looks too delicate to be used as a basin!

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Toilette paper is kept in an antique wooden box.

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Bathroom amenities provided where the packaging is designed with “China” in mind by using Chinese ink paintings.

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The bathroom decor is antique-ish but facilities are modern and well maintained.

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Breakfast is good with plenty of selections.
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Western selection with sausages, cheese, ham and salad.
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Chinese selection with steamed buns (baozi & mantou), fried rice, dumplings and dim sum.

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I took mostly Chinese dishes 🙂

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Lots of pastry and fruits.
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When I saw this dish, I thought it was cabbage soup but it’s the white fungus dessert with goji berries which was really yummy!
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The hotel’s surroundings with local vendors and restaurants in the hutong.

We truly enjoyed our stay at Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel!

More Info
Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel Official Website
How to get to Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel
Address: No.37 Dongsi Sitiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China

 

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