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The former residence of a Chinese nobleman, this enormously grand courtyard hotel offers all the modern comforts in a beautifully restored space. There is a distinct ambiance of classical Chinese grandeur here, complete with tranquil ponds filled with koi. Rooms are equipped with all the modern perks, including a TV above the tub in the huge marble bathrooms. Though it doesn't have a fitness room or standard five-star amenities, Han's Royal Garden is part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, which means that its other amenities, from the two restaurants to the beautifully maintained grounds are top of the line (as are the prices). Remarkably, this quietly splendid spot is just steps away from the hip hutong neighborhood of Nanluoguxiang, with its many bars, cafés, and shops.