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8.9
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9.3
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Ginkgo Bar140 m
  • Baochao Hutong140 m
  • Yoo Candy340 m
  • Lingdang Hutong340 m
  • Dragon Creature Comics Bookstore340 m
  • Bell and Drum Towers400 m
  • Bannerman Tang’s Toys & Crafts430 m
  • Mao Livehouse440 m
  • Drum Tower450 m
  • Beijing Jinlu Mother Ms Zhuzhong Ancestral House470 m
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    The Orchid Hotel

    No. 65 Baochao Hutong, Gulou East Street, Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Beijing, China, 100009 - See map
    "Cozy, welcoming feel like a hostel but with privacy and beautiful rooms."
    Amy - February 19, 2018
    Exceptional service
    9.6 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.8 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 88% of guests
    Excellent comfort
    8.7 room quality and comfort
    • 680 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Beijing

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

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    Value for money score
    8.3/10
    Location score
    9.3/10
    Service score
    9.6/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.8/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.3
    Location rating9.3
    Nearest airportBeijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
    Distance to airport22.0 km

    Rooms available at The Orchid Hotel

    8.7
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    The Orchid Private Residence #11
    The Orchid Private Residence #11
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    • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed or 1 sofa bed
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    Studio Loft
    Studio Loft
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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    The Orchid Private Residence #12
    The Orchid Private Residence #12
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    • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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    The Orchid Private Residence #66
    The Orchid Private Residence #66
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed or 1 sofa bed
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    Courtyard Room
    Courtyard Room
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    Garden Room
    Garden Room
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    KING BED ROOM
    KING BED ROOM
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    The Orchid Private Residence #9
    The Orchid Private Residence #9
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    • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed or 1 sofa bed
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    King Room
    King Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    The Orchid Private Residence #69
    The Orchid Private Residence #69
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    • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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    What people love about The Orchid Hotel

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Breakfast

      "Orchid is a really comfy and beautiful hotel with awesome breakfast and staff :) Will be back again!"

      Tzuhan

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      August 24, 2016

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "The room is the perfect size for one."

      Bridget

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      May 18, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "For a fabulous and enjoyable stay"

      Mary-Anne

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      May 28, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The staff were very helpful and friendly."

    Bridget

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    May 18, 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast
    8 mentions
    Food & Dining
    4 mentions
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    1 mention
    Housekeeping
    1 mention

    What they offer

    6.8
    Good
    Breakfast

    "The hutong experience was nice and the decor and breakfast w..."

    Yang

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    August 26, 2017

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    American
    Asian
    Italian
    Full English/Irish

    Restaurants on site

    Toast
    Cuisine:Mediteranean, Middle Eastern
    Menu:Buffet

    Nearby restaurants

    Chinese cuisine
    Chinese cuisine
    Nongbuling Yunnan Club
    60 m Chinese, Yunnan
    Dali Renjia (Baochao Hutong)
    70 m Chinese, Yunnan
    GaoMei Hong Kong Style Tea Restaurant
    260 m Chinese
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Palms l.a. Kitchen and Bar
    460 m American, Asian, Bar
    Daqian Hongfu
    2.6 km American, Chinese
    Angus Grill (Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing)
    2.9 km American, Gluten Free, Steakhouse
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Mr. Shi's Dumplings
    20 m Asian, Chinese
    Pho at Beijing
    270 m Asian, Chinese, Vietnamese
    Shaanxi Style Noodles
    500 m Asian, Chinese

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of The Orchid Hotel from real guests

    Overall rating
    9.0
    Exceptional
    From 738 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda8.9
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    Cleanliness8.8
    Facilities8.4
    Location9.3
    Room comfort and quality8.7
    Service9.6
    Value for money8.3
    High score for Beijing
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    8-9 Excellent (8)
    7-8 Very Good (6)
    6-7 Good (3)
    <6 Below Expectation (2)
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Janet from United States
    Solo traveler
    Garden Room
    Stayed 6 nights in October 2019

    Experience Beijing as if you lived there”

    Highly recommend this unique opportunity to stay in an actual, antique hutong in Beijing, smack in the midst of day to day life of Beijing families. The Orchid provides a window into a world that is quickly disappearing as Beijing (and the rest of China) modernizes into shopping malls and high rises. This intimate boutique hotel is a refreshing alternative; cozy, hand-carved and bohemian. Lovely, accommodating staff goes out of their way to meet your needs. Food is amazing! Gracious courtyard and lobby. Rooms are fine, basic needs are met and beds are tremendously comfortable. If you're looking for 5 star luxury, look elsewhere. But you can get that kind of experience anywhere in the world. Why travel all the way to Beijing to stay in a hotel chain you can find in any major city in the world? The Orchid offers a one-of-a-kind cultural experience.

    Reviewed November 07, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jocelyn from Australia
    Couple
    Garden Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

    Exceptional”

    The breakfast was fantastic and staff outstanding. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed October 14, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    jeanmarie from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

    Staff were outstanding way beyond the norm. Made the stay so special and added to the charm”

    Special mention to Lilly and Kate for making our stay very special.

    Reviewed September 17, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Lena from Singapore
    Family with teens
    The Orchid Private Residence #12
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

    Authentic Hutong Boutique Hotel with modern amenities ”

    Traditional setting right in the middle of BaoChao Hutong Walking distance to Drum Tower and subway station Perfect breakfast with choices available ala carte style Awesome roof top and stylish design! Love the Loft-like room with split level!

    Reviewed September 17, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jose from Canada
    Group
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Great hutong quaint location! ”

    Lovely rooftop little patio. Great quality food. Excellent service. Highly recommend it. Nice quiet place in a traditional hutong. You get a real flavor of life in the hutong.

    Reviewed June 08, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Juliani from United States
    Couple
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Great Hutong Experience”

    Great breakfast made to order. Small rooms, but that's to be expected in the hutong area. Wonderful, friendly and helpful staff. Cold rooms (stayed in February 2019)

    Reviewed February 15, 2019
    5.2
    Ann from United States
    Family with teens
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 6 nights in June 2018

    Way more promised than delivered—a PR machine working overtime”

    Huge disappointment. I suspect only if you are in certain roo S, paying some cut-rate price, would you be satisfied with this hotel. When you pay as much as a five-star luxury hotel but get broken AC, minuscule hot mildew and mold infested rooms, and wake up every morning to bags of trash, mops, cleaning supplies, delivery boxes in the courtyard, major construction projects with tools, plastic tarps, boxes of materials strewn around public spaces, and evening desk staff sleeping on couches in the lobby you feel a bit ripped off. So many y promises made in their cutesy descriptions and communications but not much delivered. Had I paid hostel prices I would have been satisfied. But at nearly us$400 a night for two units it feels horribly wrong and unjustified and lacking value or polish. Never again.

    Reviewed June 30, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Nkemakolam from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

    Best breakfast I’ve ever had in a hotel - get a full on a la cartel selection :) ”

    Best breakfast I’ve ever had in a hotel - get a full on a la cartel selection :) Staff also speak perfect English and very helpful - has a bit of a backpacker hostel vibe but for those that now want luxury :) Great location too. The cheaper rooms share a downstairs courtyard so don’t have too much privacy unless you keep blinds always closed, which isn’t great but I think you should expect that in any hotel in this area, which low built and built around alleyways. If that’s a problem you can stay in the more expensive rooms, which have a secluded outside area (I changed to this - due to my earlier room being fully booked for the last day of my trip), and I think some rooms upstairs looked more private (but I’d didn’t check).

    Reviewed June 18, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Mary-Anne from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 6 nights in May 2018

    Lovely helpful staff at this hutong hotel”

    Julie, Lou and all the staff were lovely and fun and helped us so much with phones, taxis, recommendations, and even had two of the hotel bicycles repaired so we could use them! Would also really recommend the lovely taxi Lou booked for us for the great wall - a lovely spacious taxi and better value than many of the tours at 700 rmb return excluding entrance fees. We went to Mutianyu which was great. The Orchid is in a great location, easy to walk / cycle to everywhere really. I also recommend the bike beijing cycling tour, 3 hours and a great intro to Beijing. Beware google is banned in China - fortunately the Orchid give you a local phone for your stay. I feel the Orchid is expensive, but then again it is great! Thankyou julie lou and night shift girl - sorry my memory fails me! - for a fabulous and enjoyable stay

    Reviewed May 28, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Bridget from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    cute boutique hotel ”

    I liked The Orchid. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room is the perfect size for one. I think it might be a little crowded with two or more people sharing a room though. It is about 30-45 minutes walk from the Forbidden City and Tianamen Square, but there is a bus nearby that you can take if you don't want to walk. It is very near the Bell Tower and Clock Tower. The nearest train stations are about 10-15 minutes walk away.

    Reviewed May 18, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Filippo from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Garden Room
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

    One of the best hotels”

    We loved everything about this hotel, from the relaxed athmosphere to the design typical of an old Chinese Hutong, from the staff to the outstanding food. Would definitely recommend, for enhancing your stay in Beijing!

    Reviewed May 05, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Isabella from Austria
    Solo traveler
    Garden Room
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2018

    Like a cosy home in the middle of a really big city”

    The Orchid is in the historical Hutong area of Beijing near Drumtower. The Orchid is also a historical building in a very narrow lane with two courtyards and only a few rooms located around them. The rooms are very comfortable, clean and decorated with love. On the roof top floor there is a restaurant where they serve excellent breakfast. If guests go on a very early morning tour, the friendly Orchid staff provide delicious banana bread and a coffee for take-away. The staff are young, international, always in a good mood, friendly, extraordinarily helpful and their English is excellent. The give you a map and even a smart phone, just in case you get lost, you can phone them at any time. After a long day of sightseeing you feel like coming home to the living-room-like reception. They give you a cup of delicious Chinese tea and show a real interest in what you have done and they give you useful information for your next day. Thanks for everything. I'll come back.

    Reviewed May 01, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Richard from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

    Great little Hotel”

    Loved our stay at the Orchid . Great location , staff were all really good . Breakfast was the best .

    Reviewed April 16, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Taylor from Canada
    Business traveler
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Special spot and location”

    A favourite destination whenever traveling through Beijing. The hotel should keep up its upkeep tho, as a things have worn down some over the last few years, and risks becoming like other lower class courtyard locations in the city

    Reviewed April 08, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Terence from China
    Solo traveler
    Garden Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    Fantastic Staff, Fantastic Location, Great for touring Beijing”

    As a Chinese speaker, I didn't need most of the services provided - but the loaner cell phone with WeChat service, and all of the maps and local knowledge, combined with fantastic location right next to the Bell and Drum Towers make the Orchid an amazing place to stay to be a tourist in Beijing.

    Reviewed March 19, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Amy from United States
    Couple
    Garden Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Short but sweet”

    Cozy, welcoming feel like a hostel but with privacy and beautiful rooms. Lovely little lobby area and courtyard. Room had rooftop view of city, heated floors and a fragrant bowel of oranges. Able to take a nice walk around bell/drum tower area from hotel. Staff helpful in getting us info and taxis...they even packed us and awesome breakfast for our early morning flight.

    Reviewed February 19, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sarah from Canada
    Couple
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Exceptional”

    I highly recommend The Orchid. My boyfriend and I live in Beijing and were looking for a staycation within the city. We'd heard The Orchid recommended several times, and decided to stay there. Our room was clean, charming, and comfortable. The grounds of the hotel, a courtyard, were absolutely beautiful. The breakfast was incredible! As I am a vegan, they made a wonderful breakfast for me that was not on the menu, and it was delicious. I will recommend The Orchid to any visitors I have in Beijing in the future!

    Reviewed December 30, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Hooi from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 7 nights in December 2017

    The soul of old Beijing”

    Situated in the heart of a old Beijing Hutong, The Orchid would be an excellent choice to stay and experience the soul of old Beijing. Excellent choices of food and shops within walking distance and places of interest is just a couple of subway station away. Highly recommended to those who want to experience the old Beijing and The Orchid staff are very helpful and accomodating.

    Reviewed December 19, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Zubia from United States
    Couple
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

    Can we keep this wonderful place a secret?”

    My husband and I stayed at The Orchid for 3 nights and we absolutely loved this hotel. It is in the hutongs, which are the best areas to explore on a bike in Beijing. It is historical appearing on the outside (in a narrow alleyway) and modern on the inside. Everything is cozy, beautiful, and clean. The best thing to say about this place is the staff. My husband had misplaced his phone and the hotel staff lent him a Chinese phone for the duration of our stay. We called the staff several times during our roamings in Beijing in the first two days to help with directions, talking to cab drivers, booking sleeper trains, planning a trip to Great Wall etc. and they helped us with all of it. Our breakfast was included and the food there along with the staff were, again, wonderful. The rooftop is a place to see even in the winter. That's all I can say, I just loved this place and it's made wonderful by its staff and its location...and it's breakfast.

    Reviewed November 28, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Thomas from Australia
    Couple
    Courtyard Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Classic updated hutong style”

    Really nice place to stay in the middle of Beijing, in the old area. Super helpful staff, view from the balcony and good breakfast. Great character in the hotel design etc.

    Reviewed October 30, 2017
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