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This boutique courtyard hotel blends traditional Chinese decor and style with excellent service and modern facilities.

Located to the north-east of the Forbidden City, just a few minutes walk from the metro, the Courtyard Ruyuan exudes traditional charm and elegance in a beautiful courtyard setting. The building dates from the ancient Qing Dynasty, where it served as a former palace. In recent years it underwent extensive and tasteful refurbishment to create a sophisticated and welcoming boutique hotel, enriched throughout by Chinese furnishings and antiques. In the grounds you will encounter centuries-old trees, as well as birds and fish.

There are 11 rooms and a suite at the Ruyuan, all of which blend traditional Chinese aesthetics with a modern minimalist approach. Each room enjoys its own private veranda and all the modern amenities you are likely to require. The following rooms are available:

  • 4 Superior Rooms
  • 4 Deluxe Rooms (one with garden-view)
  • 3 Loft Rooms
  • 1 Emperor Suite

The Ruyuan also specialises in Tanjia cooking - previously the reserve of Chinese imperials. This uses a mixture of stir-frying, stewing, simmering and steaming to produce mild and delicious dishes packed with fresh ingredients.

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