Red Capital Residence

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No 9 Dongsi Liutiao BeijingSee nearby area


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    Lonely Planet review

    Dressed up with Liberation-era artefacts and established in a gorgeous Qing-dynasty courtyard, this tiny but unique guesthouse – owned by American activist and author Laurence Brahm – offers a heady dose of nostalgia for a vanished age. Make your choice from three rooms decked out with paraphernalia that wouldn’t look out of place in a museum.

    Rooms and bathrooms are small, but beautifully decorated. What makes this place unique, though, is the cigar bar: it's housed below the courtyard in an underground bomb shelter! Booking is recommended, especially at weekends. Red Capital also operates a wonderfully rustic Great Wall retreat .

    Our independent authors have visited Red Capital Residence and selected this as one of our recommended accommodation in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central.

    Description provided by property

    Exuding a quiet charm, Red Capital Residence is located in a traditional Chinese courtyard in Beijing’s city centre. It boasts a beautiful garden and stylish rooms with classical wood furnishings and free wired internet.

    Spacious rooms are decorated in different historic themes, such as Chairman Mao’s bedroom and concubine’s private courtyard. Each comes with a cable TV, a radio and a comfortable seating area. The bathrooms have shower facilities and slippers.

    Red Capital Residence is a 10-minute drive from Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City. Dongsi Subway Station is only 700 metres away.

    Guests can enjoy a traditional Chinese massage or arrange sightseeing trips at the tour desk. Fax/photocopying and currency exchange services are also available for guests’ convenience. Airport shuttle services are provided at an extra charge.

    The hotel's restaurant serves Continental breakfast and free daily afternoon tea for all guests.

    Important information

    The hotel offers free bicycle rentals and welcome gift.

    The hotel offers free afternoon tea (15:00-17:00) every day.

    Services & facilities

    • Bar
      • Available
    • Family
      • Family rooms
    • Outdoor space
      • Garden
    • Guest services
      • 24-hour front desk
      • Tour desk
    • Restaurant/Café
      • Restaurant
    • Transport/transfers
      • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Bureau de Change/ATM
      • Currency exchange
    • Wi-Fi/internet access
      • Free WiFi
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