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  • Hutong Inn (Zaoyuanju)

    No17 Zhangwang Hutong, Jiugulou Dajie, Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Beijing, China, 100009 - See map
    Very good comfort
    7.0 room quality and comfort
    Good cleanliness
    6.7 rating for cleanliness
    • 490 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Beijing

    • Air conditioning

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    8.1/10
    Room comfort score
    7.0/10
    Value for money score
    7.2/10
    Service score
    6.7/10
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    Value for money7.2
    Distance to city center3000
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportBeijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
    Distance to airport22.2 km

    Rooms available at Hutong Inn (Zaoyuanju)

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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 single beds
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    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Business Double Bed
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Standard Double Room
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Business Twin Bed
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    Standard Twin Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    Budget Double Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Budget Twin Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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      Reviews of Hutong Inn (Zaoyuanju) from real guests

      Overall rating
      6.5
      Good
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      Rating via Agoda6.9
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      Cleanliness6.7
      Facilities4.3
      Location8.1
      Room comfort and quality7.0
      Service6.7
      Value for money7.2
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      6-7 Good (59)
      <6 Below Expectation (55)
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      8.0
      Excellent
      Junliang from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in November, 2012

      Great Location to experience the local culture”

      Price, Good Staff Attitude, Location

      The price is good, and the staffs are able to understand English are generally helpful. The location is good as well to experience the local culture. The room is not very big, but it is cosy. At night it can be quite cold (during Winter period). Don't expect the breakfast to be a fantastic , as it is only 20 RMB. You can fry the egg yourself, or can ask the staff to help you if they are not busy.

      Reviewed November 28, 2012
      8.7
      Excellent
      Nonwadee from Thailand
      Family with teens
      Triple
      Stayed 5 nights in May, 2012

      Clean Hotel with self service breakfast”

      Good location - near tourist attractions

      location: hotel is located near metro station. it takes about 15 minutes walk. the hotel is located in hutong which you can have a walk, see and learn about hutong local people living. room: the room and bathroom is quite small. it's hard to put the big language and open it while there're three people in the room. however the room is clean and tiny. service: the staff are friendly and ready to give you information politely. food: you have to cook breakfast by yourself if you choose this hotel. the staff will prepare eggs and vegetable. there is mc donald near by the hotel. it takes 2 minutes walk and may be the better choice for those who don't want to cook.

      Reviewed October 19, 2012
      8.7
      Excellent
      Shang from Singapore
      Group
      Triple
      Stayed 3 nights in April, 2012

      Delightful Inn in a backlane”

      Location, neighbourhood, ease of proximity to subway

      Stayed here for almost a week and it was a great deal (at least it is on the Agoda rates, compared to the hotels' own advertised rates). It is located on a small road but it is close enough to the subway and also is close to some attractions including the Houhai drinking areas. Personable enough service and modest breakfast where you have to cook your own eggs but these novel features add to the atmosphere of the place. would definitely stay here again.

      Reviewed April 20, 2012
      3.7
      nayeoung from South Korea
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in May, 2015

      bad bad bad”

      location, location, location

      Only female staffs were kind. They didn't seem to clean the room. (just bad making) I stayed there for 6 days and they didn't even change the towel before I asked. And when I asked, they brought me stuff like rag. I also had to ask for tooth brush, tooth paste and toilet paper in reception everyday! Distance to subway station was quite good but that's all.

      Reviewed July 18, 2015
      5.7
      Kwee from Malaysia
      Group
      Stayed 5 nights in October, 2014

      Not to demand more but convenient”

      Convenient, old Beijing heritage, strategic location

      Suitable for budget traveler & convenient to access to subway. Room is a bit small & disadvantages are without lift & the room is a bit smelly perhaps due to poor air ventilation. If just look for a convenient stay & acceptable cleanliness, I would recommend this place.

      Reviewed October 27, 2014
      8.3
      Excellent
      robert from Australia
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in June, 2013

      Excellent choice in an Excellent location!!”

      location transportation in hutongs

      I enjoyed my stay in the Hutong , good location but also in a quiet back street. One problem we had real heavy cases and there was no lift and nobody to help us up 3 floors , we complained they gave us a room ground floor, other than that excellent choice of hotel.

      Reviewed June 15, 2013
      6.3
      Good
      DAVID from Singapore
      Couple
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in January, 2013

      Budget small hotel=Manager on duty NO warmth.”

      Budget Price

      Hotel is about 20 mins. slow walk from Guloudajie Subway Station.Exit towards Line 8 at Exit F or G.Once out you will see McDonalds.Walk pass 7 Inn hotel and about 100m. down the road you will see a RED sign "Zhangwang Hutong". Walk into the lane and you can see hotel sign ontop of roof "Zao Yuan Ju Hotel (Hutong Inn)". Trainee checked us in abt.1400h.with winter weather -3deg.C.Get help from one supervisor and one mgr.Trainee/Supervisor able to speak little english but felt no warmth from Manager(grumpy).Trainee felt pressured! Able to get requested room at 1st level instead of 3rd. floor due to lots of baggage.Overall, service was acceptable. Room no window,small but clean,enough for 2 pax.Room Tea(2pkts)& toiletries are FREE but the rest have to pay.Good for short stay.

      Reviewed January 31, 2013
      8.7
      Excellent
      Pei from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in January, 2013

      Great service ”

      Great service and always willing to help

      A hotel that is value for money. Easy to locate. Don't expect 5 star hotel but if u r just looking for a night to crash in, it's pretty good. Only but thing is during winter, it's super cold. Staffs there were really helpful

      Reviewed January 22, 2013
      8.7
      Excellent
      Elizabeth from Denmark
      Group
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 5 nights in January, 2013

      Nice hotel, but the toilet smelled quite badly”

      The location is really good - the subway is just around the corner, and the neighbourhood has a lot to offer

      I booked the room for just me, but when I arrived, there were two beds, so I asked the staff if it would be OK of my friend, who lives in Beijing, could stay there as well, and they said yes, no problem. They speak English - better than most Chinese people, anyway, which is an enormous advantage. The first night the room was really cold, and we couldn't figure out the heater, but the staff kindly helped us when we asked them to the following day. Recommendable, I'd go there again.

      Reviewed January 21, 2013
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Chong from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in December, 2012

      Nice and clean hotel”

      Near to MRT, near to shopping areas

      So far everything is fine. The Gulou MRT station is currently having construction and will be expanding. In coming future,it will be nearer for everyone to walk to the station from hotel. There are lots of restaurants, pubs, shops around the hotel. If you walk further down to the main street, there are some shops that you can see lots of unique items. Can be decorations, fashion and night market.

      Reviewed December 17, 2012
      7.7
      Very good
      Lay from Singapore
      Family with teens
      Triple
      Stayed 4 nights in December, 2012

      Great location and inexpensive”

      Great location and inexpensive but service could have been better

      We liked many things about the hotel. Some of the staff are more friendly than the rest. Laundry is 40 yuan per basket but don't get it done if you have a choice because my clothes carried odour after washing. I asked if we could check out at one o'clock because we fly at 4pm. One staff said we could but on the day of departure, another staff said that we could not do so. I wouldn't recommend the hotel breakfast because it is just eggs and bread for 20 yuan per pax. I prefer the local breakfast. If you get tired of fried stuff, look for the Hangzhou eatery in the next hutong. Just 5 minutes away and you get soupy and steamed stuff. Meat buns and dumpling are made fresh on the spot. Breakfast for one cost us about 5 yuan each. If you crave fastfood, Mcdonald's is nearby.

      Reviewed December 15, 2012
      6.3
      Good
      NAZERY from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Stayed 5 nights in November, 2012

      Good value for money”

      Proximity to Tiananmen Square / Forbidden City. mear Guloudajie metro station & several eating places (incl.McDonald's), affordable & clean rooms

      ysia. We were out sightseeing the whole day while in Beijing on 13-19 Nov so we did not want a fancy, expensive accommodation. The Inn, situated in a hutong area and about 10 mins. walk to a metro station, was just perfect for us. for the money we paid for two rooms (we have four kids), we couldn't complain. The only problem we had was that there was a Chinese couple staying in an adjacent room who were fighting loudly late at night on the first night we checked in. Also, the toilet at room #305 was faulty but was quickly fixed after we told the reception counter. Room #325 has a certain unpleasant smell; an air freshener dispenser in each room would have been nice. The drain in the bathroom in room #325 also needs to be fixed; water clogged on the floor while taking shower. One other thing, I wanted to heat some food but apparently nobody at the counter - who actually spoke decent English - understood what 'microwave oven' means. Brushing up on the language a bit would do the Inn a lot of good. That said, I really should work on expanding my Mandarin vocab beyond 'Ni hao', 'Xie xie' and 'Tai gue le'! All in all, our pleasant stay far outweighed those niggling problems. Like I said, it's no four-star establishment, so keep your expectation low but don't let them wipe the floor with it. If we ever come to Beijing again, we will not hesitate to stay at the Inn provided the above issues are addressed.

      Reviewed November 22, 2012
      7.7
      Very good
      YAO from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in October, 2012

      Good and comfortable hotel”

      Simple and good location

      This is very comfortable and simple hotel with good location and nice service. Wifi included, can rent bike. you can move around easily.Near to MRt. there is alot of restarant and bar near by. Very convinient。

      Reviewed November 01, 2012
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Zhe from China
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in October, 2012

      brilliant location, keen staff; fairly good room”

      helpful staff

      I arrived at the hotel with a grampy face due to the tiring flights; but the receptionists did everything they could to put a smile on my face. I gave a hard time to them insisting that I have booked a double room rather than the twin room they kept for me (which I am wrong); but the receptionists exhausted their resources to find a middleland. The manager Mr Ye even double checked with me to my room making sure I am satisfied. I had a busy stay in Beijing and a great lot of fun in HouHai near the hotel; so busy that I guess I did not thank Hutong Inn enough.

      Reviewed October 06, 2012
      6.7
      Good
      David from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Business Double Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in August, 2012

      More hostel than hotel”

      Close to subway and Houhai bar street

      Hotel was more like a hostel , small rooms with no wardrobes or closet area(there were a lot of rooms with no windows). Bathroom was good size and everything worked well. Computer and TV in room, wi-fi worked well. Beds usual hardness for China. Staff were helpful but gave the impression that they wouldn't go the extra mile if you needed them to, just a point in the right direction and no more. Nicely positioned in the Hutongs ,less than 10 mins walk from the subway and just behind the bell and drum towers. Only a short walk from Houhai bar street.

      Reviewed August 30, 2012
      8.3
      Excellent
      Justin from United States
      Couple
      Stayed 5 nights in June, 2012

      Great location”

      Great location near subway station and other attractions

      Room was quite nice and had no problems with the staff or room. No problems with presenting a foreign passport. Best thing about the hotel is the price and location which is right near Line 2 subway station.

      Reviewed July 09, 2012
      8.0
      Excellent
      Andrey from Israel
      Business traveler
      Stayed 6 nights in June, 2012

      Overall great value for money”

      Affordable, quiet, good service, English-speaking staff

      overall a really good value for money (at least the deluxe room). clean, quiet, friendly staff that speaks reasonably good english, everything (water, air conditioning, etc.) is working properly. apart from a few glitches it's a perfect place to stay if you want to travel on a budget. the most notable problem is that the hotel wifi is pretty useless for any practical purpose.

      Reviewed July 04, 2012
      6.7
      Good
      Tham from Singapore
      Group
      Triple
      Stayed 3 nights in April, 2012

      nice cosy hotel in the hutong”

      friendly and courteous staff, good location of hotel

      hotel is located conviently near houhai there are many things to see around the lake also the bell tower is also a stone's throw away hotel toliet drainage was not so ideal breakfast is also passable, standard western fare of bread and butter

      Reviewed April 26, 2012
      6.3
      Good
      gee from Singapore
      Group
      Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in September, 2011

      Small rm for 3 but lovely n service is gd”

      Gd location n easy accessable

      Easy to book hotel n taxis are available. Go to train station abt 60 rmb n to airport abt 80 rmb. Going to houhai also very near abt 200 m. Very save. Hotel are nice n clean breakfast provided n u can make your own scramble eggs.reasonable price.

      Reviewed October 02, 2011
      8.0
      Excellent
      Jennifer from Indonesia
      Group
      Stayed 2 nights in June, 2011

      Nice location and great room !”

      Good rooms

      As far as the quality of the room, they are not very big or fancy, but it's just what you need to spend the night comfortably. The wireless internet they have in place is not that great, but I they had an ethernet plug in the room so I was able to get reliable internet. I didn't try their food since there's plenty of cheaper places to eat nearby, so I cannot speak for that. Overall it was a good experience, and I would certainly return. Cons - I think for the price there was really no weakness.

      Reviewed June 30, 2011
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