The Orchid Hotel
No. 65 Baochao Hutong Gulou East Street, Beijing, Beijing, 100009, China
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No. 65 Baochao Hutong Gulou East Street, Beijing, Beijing, 100009, China
House in a well-preserved old residence, The Orchid Hotel, Beijing is located in the historic Hutong area in the heart of Beijing, a 12-minute walk from Houhai Lake, a popular area filled with various bars and restaurants. It features free WiFi in all areas and free bicycles. Orchid Hotel is 3 km from The Forbidden City. Lama Temple is a 24-minute walk from this property. Guloudajie subway station is a 10-minute walk from this property. Both Beijing South Railway Station and Beijing West Railway Station can be accessed in 55 minutes' drive. It takes around 50 minutes by car to Beijing Capital International Airport. Using natural elements as brick, cloth and wood, the rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV with a custom media system and air conditioning. There is also an electric kettle and a Chinese tea maker. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and a bathrobe. Detached from the main hotel property is the hotel's new Private Residences that offer the same amenities as the rest of the hotel. Guests may chill out on the terrace, or take a small stroll in the ancient valley. Other facilities offered include ticketing service and a tour desk. The hotel staff prepares fresh, hearty breakfast each morning for guests.

Hotel Services and Facilities

Free WiFi Free parking Free breakfast Pet friendly

Hotel facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Terrace
  • Tour Desk
  • VIP Room Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Concierge Service
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Family room
  • Smoking area
  • Dry cleaning
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Cycling
  • Heating
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Ticket service
  • Luggage storage
  • Sun terrace
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Entertainment staff
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Shuttle service (surcharge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Daily maid service
  • WiFi everywhere
  • shuttle service
  • Picnic Area
  • WiFi available in all areas
  • Bottle of water
  • Fruits
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Breakfast options
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Cooking class
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stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 8.3 out of 10
Very Good
staff was outstanding in every aspect. It helped a lot that their english was excellent. Location was great and the breakfast was delicous
I wish on the first day they told us to take a phone as we had difficulty getting a cab without it My son had a poster from the propoganda museum that he left in the room - we remembered less than an hour after we left the room for breakfast - they would not let us go back to look and they said the poster was gone
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
We LOVED it. We stayed in Residence #46, which was a few minutes walk away from The Orchid main property, through narrow winding alleys filled with cars, carts, and neighbors. For us, Residence #46, the location was even better than the main Orchid because we could pop right out into the courtyards of the Drum Tower and the Bell Tower and easily access cute cafes and transportation from the main roads Guloudong Dajie and Jiugulou Dajie (Didi pickup/dropoff, bikes, buses). I attached photo of the map to show where #46 is -- the hand-drawn small circle with a tiny house right. And, of course, the view from the #46 roof terrace was amazing! The apartment was super comfortable - after a long day of sight-seeing, my 14 and 12 year old sons were thrilled to zone out with the TV and movie selection, and my husband and I loved the fresh water tap in the kitchenette, the fridge and bottled water, the daily fruit, etc. We thought the beds were comfy and the linens nice - even the the toiletries were delightful! Residence #46 has one main bed (which I think was king-sized -- it fit two adults and our smallish 12 year old) and then a pull-out large twin sized bed. We walked over to the main Orchid every morning for breakfast. I'd planned to go out and explore local breakfast spots, but the Orchid's cafe and chef are SO WONDERFUL that after the first morning we just couldn't help but keep going back. One other benefit - the Orchid gives you a really, really helpful map with food suggestions, transportation routes, key phrases, tons of helpful stuff. Be sure to visit one of the ATMs near the Orchid before heading out to see the sights -- not all ATMs in China take the western-standard ATM cards (Cirrus) and we sometimes had a hard time finding one while out & about in Beijing. There are several ICBC ATMs near the Orchid that saved us.
We loved it all! But don't bring a lot of large luggage - it would be difficult in the narrow alleys.
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 8.3 out of 10
Very Good
Excellent food and great location.
Our room was brand new and had not had a post build professional clean. For example the bathroom tiles still had the grey grime from the grouting over the floor and wall tiles. Normal cleaning does not remove this and a special clean is needed. The kitchen needs a cutting board, we had to use a saucer to cut fruit on.
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 9.6 out of 10
Exceptional
quirky and amongst locals/'real life'
nothing
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 8.8 out of 10
Excellent
Great location, helpful staff.
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 9.6 out of 10
Exceptional
The Orchid is fantastic. Terrific breakfast, comfortable hutong apartments, and the most helpful staff on the planet.
Our apartment (#46) was a bit far from the action.
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 7.1 out of 10
Good
The location and staff were fantastic.
The facilities and standards were not good enough for the price. We had drilling going on right next to our room for two days. After this we were moved to an upgraded room which was good but it would have been even better to have been able to stay in one room. We were given a 5% discount for the drilling which was derisory. Also sofa bed matress was very dirty and stained which is definitely not what you expect at the price charged. Ok in s hostel but not for £160 a night.
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 9.6 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
The place is charming and we loved the cats. The staff goes out of their way to help and spend time explaining locations with maps. Would definitely return to The Orchid if in Beijing and would recommend.
Nothing not to like.
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
obsessed with the decor and the staff’s service was impeccable. the beds were the comfiest i’ve ever been in. the restaurant is also delicious for all meals.
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 8.8 out of 10
Excellent
very cool private location. excellent large space
shower leaked. sometimes device response was slow . maybe add an area rug to the hard concrete floor? wish room service was available to all residences.
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 7.9 out of 10
Good
The breakfasts were really good. The staff were really friendly. The area was low rise and local which appealed. Fascinating area and very central.
Whilst I was advised that #66 was a bit far from our room, the specifics could have been made a bit clearer. Had I had younger children or the weather bad, I would not have been happy at where it was situated. As it was our children were ok with this and the weather was good. Several problems with our room door. However Staff were very polite and gracious about it.
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
Staying among the locals was great. The apartment is tucked away in the Hutong and was very quiet but within walking distance to main, lively sections where restaurants abound. Check in and check out were easy and efficient. The majority of the staff spoke great English. Breakfast was delicious. Their map was very helpful. They can arrange airport transfers at a reasonable price. The apartment was neat and tastefully furnished. The noodle making class was fun.
We tried to eat at one of their recommended restaurants but got lost and when we called them to get directions, the front desk person at the time couldn't understand the situation and sent us to the wrong place. It was a miscommunication due to language barrier which is understandable.
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
The Orchid is gem within an authentic lively hutong. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the breakfasts tasty and filling. Our apartment was located a 5 minute walk from the main hotel, which allowed for a very private, updated, comfortable stay. The bed and sheets were welcomed after a long day of exploration. The style of the space was simple, clean and comfortable (heated floors). The dumpling class was fun!! When we return to Beijing we will stay at The Orchid.
The tub looked so inviting, but was not able to get the water warm enough to enjoy.
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 7.5 out of 10
Good
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 9.6 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
Breakfast was gourmet and location was perfect for exploring on foot.
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 9.2 out of 10
Wonderful
Such a lovely place! The rooms were comfortable; staff couldn't be more helpful. Spent a glorious Beijing morning drinking cappuccino's on the roof and looking out over the hutong. Be sure to take a short trip up the road to eat at Mr. Shi's dumplings. Easily the best in Beijing.
If you don't like memory foam, beds are not the most omfortable in the world. We had a courtyard room, and they really need to add blackout curtains under the blinds. The lights are on in the courtyard all night and , of course, are visible through the slats. Otherwise, perfect.
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 7.9 out of 10
Good
Staff very friendly with a 'can-do' attitude. This is especially important for English visitors to China (as the language barrier is significant); they helped me to travel around easily and also packed a breakfast for my train journey (which was very early. Very happy with my stay and would return when I am next in Beijing.
stayed in April, 2019
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
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    • Beijing Nanyuan Airport - 11.13 mi
    • Beijing Capital Intl Airport - 13.60 mi

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      • Guloudajie Station - 0.50 mi
      • Andingmen Station - 0.63 mi
      • Nan Luo Gu Xiang Station - 0.71 mi
      • Beixinqiao Station - 0.91 mi
      • Yonghegong Station - 1.02 mi
      • Zhangzizhonglu Station - 1.15 mi
      • Jishuitan Station - 1.52 mi
      • Dongsi Station - 1.61 mi
      • Dongzhimen Station - 1.84 mi
      • Dongsishitiao Station - 1.96 mi
      • Dengshikou Station - 2.04 mi
      • Chaoyangmen Station - 2.21 mi
      • Xizhimen Station - 2.35 mi
      • Beijing North Station - 2.42 mi
      • Chegongzhuang Station - 2.44 mi
      • Tiananmen West Station - 2.52 mi
      • Wangfujing Station - 2.52 mi
      • Dongdan Station - 2.66 mi
      • Fuchengmen Station - 2.69 mi
      • Xidan Station - 2.82 mi

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      • National Museum of China - 2.88 mi

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      • Drum Tower and Bell Tower - 0.25 mi
      • Forbidden City - 2.03 mi
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      • Houhai Bar Street - 0.46 mi
      • Guijie Street - 1.67 mi
      • Wangfujing Street - 2.22 mi
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      • Prince Gong's Mansion - 0.82 mi
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      • Jingshan Park - 1.25 mi
      • Beihai Park - 1.59 mi
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      • Workers Stadium - 2.40 mi
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      • Xidan Shopping District - 2.50 mi
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      • Beijing Hutong - 0.52 mi
      • Nan Luo Gu Xiang - 0.55 mi
      • Shichahai Area - 0.76 mi
      • Yonghegong Temple - 1.09 mi
      • Temple of Earth - 1.18 mi
      • White Pagoda - 1.57 mi
      • Oriental Plaza - 1.64 mi
      • Raffles City Beijing - 1.76 mi
      • Ziguangge (Hall of Barbarian Tributes) - 1.99 mi
      • Beijing Workers' Gymnasium - 2.44 mi
      • Tiananmen Square - 2.58 mi
      • Xidan Joy City - 2.68 mi
      • Tian'anmen Guangchang - 2.72 mi
      • Beijing Beizhan - 2.81 mi
      • Great Hall of the People - 2.83 mi
      • Olympic Sports Centre - 2.93 mi

The Orchid Hotel

No. 65 Baochao Hutong Gulou East Street, Beijing, Beijing, 100009, China