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  Culture Hotel - Lusongyuan Hotel, Beijing

is a traditional compound of quadrangle composing of 5 courtyards. It lies at the centre of the ancient city, in an old styled "hutong" (Mongolian for water well) in the eastern part of the city. Hutongs and quadrangles are typical Beijing architectural structures. Hutongs are ancient styled lanes unique in Beijing while quadrangles are the main structures inside hutongs.

Cusi: Noble Rabbit

Lusongyuan Hotel witnessed the history and legends of Beijing.  The hotel building is famous for its imperial living taste of the Qing Dynasty with a history of nearly 170 years. The original owner of this large private house was the Grand General Sengge Rinchen, who invested in building this typical quadrangle courtyard and lived here while he carried out top official duties, such as defense minister.

General Sengge Rinchen played a vital role in the military history in the mid 19th century of China (Qing Dynasty). In 1853, he was entitled Prince by Emperor Dao Guang for his magnificent victory against Tai Ping Tian Guo, which was the greatest peasant uprising in 18th century of China. In 1859, he defeated the united fleet of U.K and France. General Sengge Rinchen died in battle when his troops were sieged by another large-scale peasant uprising called Nian Jun in 1865. Recorded historically that General Sengge Rinchen was so famous for his valiant, natural, and sincere manner. He was regarded as "the Great Wall" of the country by the Qing court.

In the past, the complex was largely kept out of sight by civilian residences. Today, its various parts are used by a government department, a school and civilians as their residences. 

As an integrated part of former General Sengge Rinchen's residence, which is listed as a prior antiquity to special safekeeping of the government of China, Lusongyuan Hotel has become the only typical accommodation where you may enjoy the fantastic taste of the imperial living of the Qing Dynasty in China.

When you stay at Lusongyuan Hotel, feel free to bring home the hotel booklet which is placed on the desk of the guestroom.  It introduces the historical background and architectural features of Lusongyuan Hotel, a traditional compound of quadrangle composing of 5 courtyards, and the story of old hutongs in Beijing. Please click here to preview.

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To experience an authentic and historic quadrangle courtyard in Beijing, you can find nowhere but in Beijing Lusongyuan Hotel.

Standard Rooms
Our Standard Rooms provide you with comfortable and relaxing accommodation. There are Twin Rooms (two single beds) and Double Rooms (one double bed).

  • Air-conditioning with individual temperature control
  • Well-appointed bathroom
  • IDD telephone
  • Tea-making facilities
  • Colour TV with remote control
  • Satellite TV link
  • Broadband Internet service

Special Rooms
Our Special Rooms are well furnished in traditional Chinese style. There are Twin Rooms (two single beds) and Double Rooms (one double bed).

  • Courtyard views encompassing the traditional Chinese quadrangles
  • Air-conditioning with individual temperature control
  • Well-appointed bathroom
  • IDD telephone
  • Tea-making facilities
  • Colour TV with remote control
  • Satellite TV link
  • Broadband Internet service

The Suite is furnished elegantly in the Ming dynasty style to preserve not only the traditional architecture, but also the ancient way of life and cultural ambience.

  • Courtyard views encompassing the traditional Chinese quadrangles
  • Separate sitting room
  • Air-conditioning with individual temperature control
  • Well-appointed bathroom
  • IDD telephone
  • Tea-making facilities
  • Colour TV with remote control
  • Satellite TV link
  • Broadband Internet service


Lusongyuan Hotel provides tranquil and artistic ancient way of life for you to experience the traditional Beijing customs. There are teahouse on the lobby floor; study room for the ancient classics; open areas for Tai Chi and chess playing. You can also listen to birds singing in the courtyards in spring and summer.

  • Restaurant
    The restaurant connects to the main courtyard. Its decoration is corresponding to the hotel traditional architectures that create a traditional dinning environment. The restaurant not only provides western cuisine, but also typical mouthwatering Peking dishes, such as Peking duck, dumpling, noodles, lamp hotpots, etc.

  • Lobby Lounge
    Lobby Lounge offers different kinds of Chinese tea and coffee during the day. Here, you can get the most updated tour information such as daily excursions and performance organized by the hotel.

Study Room
The study room is decorated with Chinese traditional furniture. You can browse through history books, Chinese classic arts like famous poems, painting, crafting. It is a tranquil place for you to experience various Chinese culture and arts. Here, you can also use our Internet service to share your fantastic experience with your family and friends.

Tea Room
Tea Room is just next to the study room. It provides a cozy place for Chinese tea tasting, which is another traditional Chinese living art. It is an ideal venue for reading, gathering and rest.

Business Centre
Our front desk provides professional secretarial services such as photocopying, fax, ticketing, the Internet access, and currency exchange.


Room Rates

The rates given below are valid from 1 Jan 2017 until further notice.
Room Category Rack Rate High Season
1 Apr - 31 Oct 2017
Low Season 
1 Jan - 31 Mar, 1 Nov - 31 Dec 2017)
Standard Room (Twin/Double) 1247 806 578
Special Room  (Twin/Double) 1352 922 683
Suite (Double) 2297 1384 1029
Extra Bed
(Not applicable for Standard Room)
200 200 200

* Above rates are inclusive of 1 or 2 western breakfasts
* Extra bed rate include 1 breakfast
* Additional charge for western breakfast: RMB 60/person/day ; RMB 30/child (6-12 years old)/day
Airport Transfer: RMB 350/way/car(1-5 pax)

Terms & Conditions

  • All rates are in Chinese Yuan (CNY) (also known as Renminbi, RMB).
  • The above rates are not applicable for the weeks of Lunar New Year Holiday, Labour's Holiday in May and the National Holiday in October in China respectively.
  • The above rates are inclusive of service charge and tax.
  • Rates apply on a per room basis - single or double occupancy. 
  • Extra bed is not applicable for Standard Room.
  • (maximum one child without extra bed).
  • For late check-out till 6 p.m., 50% of the room rate will be charged. After 6 pm, full day room rate will apply.
  • For cancellation received 72 hours prior to arrival or no-show, one room night rate for every room booked will be charged.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • The hotel accepts major credit cards including Visa and Master.
  • We regret personal cheques are not accepted.

Welcome to the Silk Road Hotel Management Co Ltd Electronic Reservation System.   To make a reservation, please fill out the form below and submit it to us.  You will receive a HOTEL CONFIRMATION either by email or by fax.

Lusongyuan Hotel

No.22 Banchang Lane , Kuanjie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Tel.: (86 10) 6404 0436
Fax: (86 10) 6403 0418
E-mail: culturehotels@the-silk-road.com

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Hot Deal Code (if applicable) HK-LSY01
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Special Request:
Promotional Package: A minimum stay of two consecutive nights to enjoy below special offer
Hot deal code: HT-LSY01
Accommodation + Western Breakfast + Arrival Transfer
  • Traditional compound of quadrangle composing of 5 courtyards
  • Typical Beijing architectural structures
  • Imperial living taste of the Qing Dynasty with a history of nearly 170 years
The rate given below are valid from 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017

2 Nights Stay (per room)
3 Nights Stay (per room) Additional night
Period 01 Feb - 31 Mar
01 Nov - 31 Dec
01 Apr - 31 Oct 01 Feb - 31 Mar
01 Nov - 31 Dec
01 Apr - 31 Oct 01 Feb - 31 Mar
01 Nov - 31 Dec
01 Apr - 31 Oct
Special Room RMB1390 RMB1980 RMB1880 RMB2700 RMB510 RMB790

Package Includes:
  • Accommodation in Special Room (max. for 2 persons)
  • Daily Western Breakfast for two persons.
  • Complimentary one way airport (Beijing) transfer services to hotel.
  1. Above offer is subject to availability.
  2. Rates are in Chinese Yuan (CNY), also known as Renminbi (RMB) and inclusive of service charge and local tax.
  3. All rates are based on single and/or double (max. 2 person in one room only) occupancy.
  4. Full payment is required to be made to Silk Road Hotel Management Co. Ltd. by Visa or Master card within 3 working days once booking is confirmed or booking will be released automatically.
  5. No name change is acceptable once booking is confirmed.
  6. Should there be any cancellation after payment is made, one night room published rate will be charged.
  7. No refund for any no show and/or cancellation is made 7 days prior to arrival.
  8. No refund for any early check out. 
  9. Any extension of stay, after initial booking is confirmed, will be subject to availability and will be at Hotel’s Best Available Rate.
  10. Cost for additional guests or any extra bed/amenities is required, a fee of RMB200 per person per night (maximum one extra bed per room) will be charged.
  11. No additional room charge applies to children at aged under 12(maximum one child without extra bed).
  12. Additional breakfast will be charged at : RMB 60/person/day ; RMB 30/child (3-12 years old)/day
  13. Guests of Pingjiang Lodge, Suzhou will be responsible for all charges made to their room. Any damages caused during the guests' stay will be charged directly to their own account.
  14. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other promotional offer.
  15. The above package is not available during the public holidays, Labour Day, National Day, Mid-Autumn Festival, New Year Day, etc.
  16. Hotel check in time at 14:00 and check out time at 12:00.

Beijing , once a "Grand Capital" of Yuen, Ming and Qing dynasties, remains an international well-known ancient city.  Marco Polo, the famous adventurer, lived in the city for seven years.

Lusongyuan Hotel
is located in the "Courtyard Preservation Area" inside the hutong in Beijing.  It is surrounded by historic buildings built since Kublai Khan of the Yuan Dynasty. The alleyways separating the buildings are called "hutongs" (Mongolian for water wells). Most of the buildings built in the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties are still preserved today.
The Hotel provides easy access to different destinations. It is located 24km from the airport, 2km from the Ancient Palace, and 80km from the Great Wall.

No.22 Banchang Lane , Kuanjie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Tel. (86 10) 6404 0436
Fax (86 10) 6403 0418
E-mail culturehotels@the-silk-road.com

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Nearby Attractions
Lusongyuan Hotel arranges a series of hutong journeys, including visits to Huo Hai Yingding Bridge by pedicabs, local residence who still live in the ancient hutongs and quadrangle, the 700 years ancient drum tower, the Gong Wang Mansion House Garden where the nobles lived, primary schools or kindergartens in hutongs, etc. The Hotel also offers bicycle rentals for you to ride around and explore the old neighbouring hutongs. There are a lot of famous historic attractions in Beijing such as the Temple of Heaven (Tiantan), the Imperial Palace , the Great Wall, etc. You can also book any of the seat-in coach tours from the hotel front desk.

Lusongyuan Hotel Outlook

Thank you very much. This was a very pleasant stay. Everything was excellent (except perhaps the restaurant, good but not at the standard of the hotel).
Best regards
Pierre de Lauzun
26 May 2012

My friend Kurt and I traveled in China for a month.  While in Beijing we stayed at The Lu Song Yuan Hotel for 5 nights.  It was our favorite hotel.  Our stay was made perfect because of the attentive care from Mr. Law, the manager, and all the staff.  Everyone was helpful and friendly.  On my birthday, which occurred while I was there, the staff surprised me with a delicious birthday cake with candles.  We were especially fond of the delightful young woman who works in the restaurant. Thank you for a wonderful time in Beijing.  I will always recommend your hotel.

Fond regards,  
Naida McSherry
Kurt Wohlfeil
14 Nov 11

Great hotel, super location, great service-Ill be back!
Stefan Beissert
20-24 October 2008

It is a wonderful hotel, I have stayed there twice, and hope to come back!
François Collin
7-8 October 2008

Our stay at the Lu Song Yuan Hotel was very enjoyable. The Hotel offered great facility, excellent service and very friendly and helpful staff. I would like to thank you and the whole Lu Song Yuan team for making our stay such a pleasant experience.
Best regards,
Raphael Zellweger
22 C29 November 2008

The Lu Song Yuan was just lovely. The staff was helpful and of course the location a wonderful way to experience Beijing. I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Beijing. It was perfect!
Best regards,
Barbara Kohn
28 September - 2 October 2008

Just back home, I want to tell you all went perfectly well. We still don't know which of your two hotels in Beijing and Suzhou we liked most.
Both were perfect and we have been extremely well received and lodged.
Will definitely recommend them to friends planning to travel to China, all the more so that your Suzhou hotel is not yet mentioned in the travel guides, but I will mention it to the Routard and Lonely Planet people so they include it in their next issues.
Thanks also Helen for the train reservation, all went smoothly for us with the Beijing-Shanghai trip.

All in all we loved China and are surely going to return and visit other regions in the coming years.
Will of course be in touch with you when that happens.

Meanwhile, thanks again for all your help, cooperation and friendliness,

Rudolf and Cecile Hagnauer
11 June 2007

Please tell the staff how much we enjoyed our stay at your excellent hotel. Everyone went out of their way to help us. When we needed directions or information, they called various places to find what we wanted or wrote out street directions for taxi drivers. When we didn't like our room, they changed us to another room and made arrangements so the switch would not interrupt our day. They were always helpful and friendly, and their command of English was excellent. (Sadly, we don't know Chinese.)
Thank you again.
Robert Schwarz 
10 June 2007

Thank you for your note following up.  My husband Chris and I had an AMAZING stay at the hotel!  The staff was absolutely wonderful as was the food and restaurant.  Whenever we return to Beijing we will definitely stay at the Lu Song Yuan again.  It is quite a gem!   I think the only issue we had was the beds were somewhat uncomfortable but again overall an EXCELLENT experience and I look forward to staying there again in the future.   
Thank you,  
Nicole J. Robinson 
1 June 2007

It was great, and we really enjoyed our stay.  I do think that I'll stay there in the future.

Two things that could be improved are:  i) the reliability of the Internet connection in the rooms, and ii) the directions/map on the cards that we can show to taxi drivers.  It was hard, sometimes, to find a taxi driver that knew where to go.  Many refused to even try to find it.

1 June 2007

We had a marvelous time at your Lu Song Yuan Hotel! The staff was very nice and efficient! The hotel enriched our visit to Beijing so much that it made the journey one of the best we have made!
We are planning to go to Suzhou next year to stay at your Pingjiang Lodge. We like so much more these kind of special small hotels than big modern ones that are exactly the same all over the world. We would also like to stay for a couple of days in Hangzhou. It would be lovely if you could recommend us a hotel similar to yours in that city!
Best regards!
Britt-Marie Axelsson  
23 May 2007

Thank you for all of your help with booking our trip to China. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed our accommodations and the location of your hotel in both Beijing and Suzhou. 
Best wishes,
16 May 2007

We loved your hotel! We thought your staff was very helpful, friendly and fun and really can't thank you enough for a memorable stay.
Thank you!
Julia Reed
8 August 2006

Just a quick note to say we had such a great time at the hotel.  The staff is fantastic and the location couldnt be better.  Thanks and we surely come again,
Andrew Balster
18 July 2006

We had a very pleasant stay at the Beijing Lu Song Hotel although there was construction work going on.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, the food in the restaurant delicious.
Only the breakfast + breakfast service need improvement.  The location is also very well.
If we return to Beijing one day, we would like to stay again at the Beijing Lu Song Hotel

Freundliche Grüsse
12 July 2006

my stay in the Beijing Lu Song Yuan Hotel was great! Just the hotel itself is so nice and the people working there are so very friendly, all this made my stay in Beijing an unbelievable great experience. And for sure I will recommend the hotel to everyone I know who will stay in Beijing. It was the best one I got to know on my tour through China!
Thanks again!
Stefanie Schmalz
10 July 2006

I like very much this hotel: well located, nice place and nice people. One think is the size of the rooms: the Standard size is small for 2 people and you should recommend booking the larger one for 2.
Jean Thionet
8 July 2006
Lu Song Yuan hotel was the perfect place. They picked me up at the airport as planned and my stay there was very nice. The location is great. Thanks.

Joe Jenkins
5 June 2006

Thanks so much for your prompt attention to our refund. We loved the hotel as well as the tour. The hotel was very comfortable and in a great location. Everything went smoothly. We thank you too for your good service. We will be happy to recommend both the hotel and tour to anyone we know who travels to China.
Karen Cohen
24 May 2006

We had a lovely stay in the Beijing Lu Song Yuan Hotel Hotel. It is in an ideal location. The restaurant was great and the rooms were more than adequate. Although the hotel is not specifically designed for families i.e. having no adjoining rooms my three children (aged 7, 9 and 11), husband and I found it more than suitable and would not hesitate to stay there again. We enjoyed the courtyards and my children enjoyed playing in the local Exercise playground at the end of the road.
Although the staff at reception were very helpful in writing our destinations for us in Chinese characters to give to the taxi drivers, it would be a useful benefit for guests if available at the reception there were business card sized names of typical tourist attractions listing on individual cards the Western name, the locally known name and the name written in Chinese characters also information such as the address and opening hours.
Thanks Again.
Melissa Narbey
9 May 2006

1: Our ride from the airport was fast, efficient and well worth the money. The driver was courteous and safe.
2: Check-in was prompt and expedient.
3: My double room was too small for two people. Nowhere to store our clothes or leave our suitcases. We had to upgrade to a larger room at an extra expense.
4: Breakfast buffet was sufficient but hot items were not kept warm by separate burners. We had to ask the staff to light burners under the food trays to keep it warm.
5: Hot water was an issue. Sometimes the bath water had to be left running for quite a while before any hot water would arrive. The excuse was the distance from the boiler to the room... or repairs to the boiler.
6: Desk staff was very helpful in directions, especially writing destinations out in Chinese to show to cab drivers.
7: Internet access was fast, readily available and most affordable.
8: Our bill was presented quickly and accurately.
9: The transfer to the airport was the same as our arrival. Fast, courteous and safe.
10: Location was outstanding. Walking the hutongs really made us feel a part of the Chinese culture. We felt safe and welcomed.
 On a scale of 1-10 I would rate a 7 and wouldn't hesitate in recommending this hotel to another traveler. 
Paul and Mark Francescutti  
5 January 2006

We enjoyed our stay at the Lu Song Yuan Hotel. Our rooms were a little small so we had to upgrade. Not a problem. The staff was very helpful. The transfer to and from the airport was very welcome. The location of the hotel in the hutong was excellent. We ate from street vendors. We just saw where everybody else was eating and followed the crowd. I would certainly recommend the hotel.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday. 

Paul Francescutti
24 December 2005

Beijing Lu Song Yuan Hotel is really the best hotel I've stayed in China, and not only for its architecture, but specially because its staff service and attention.

Hemerson Pessoa
August 2002



At Lusongyuan Hotel, whether you are a group of two or a corporate group, our professional hotelier and travel staff can help you organize below special activities:  
  • Hutong Tour: take the pedicab ride to visit Hutong area in Dongcheng District
  • Drum Tower: watch the drum performance
  • Courtyard: visit a traditional courtyard house
  • Beijing dumpling cookery: learn to make Beijing dumpling from a local family

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