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Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dunyue Road, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Ranked #1 of 89 hotels in Dunhuang
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a boutique hotel. It's massive. And it has related problems : sometimes the plumbing is bad, often there is work going on. But the staff were unfailingly helpful, the view from the roof remains fine despite increased construction in the vicinity, and the rooms are good. The basic ones are good value, the more expensive ones perhaps... More

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Beijing, China
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

+ hotel is quite far out of town, more than walking distance, - facilities are clean, + rooms are quite big, - bathroom was smallish and basic, - (western) breakfast is poor, - staff's english is challenging, - service was rather slow, - too much sales of 'local art' within premises

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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

A sandstorm raged for the first few days of our visit to Dunhuang in November 2013 and thiss hotel provided very comfortable shelter. Although most of the hotel tourist services were closed because it was out-of-season, the basic restaurant and car services were still available at reasonable rates. Our room was very comfortable and attractively designed in the Dunhuang/Silk Road... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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21 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We have waited for years for someone to build a nice hotel in Dunhuang, before taking a sightseeing trip there. For several years, Banyan Tree had plans to build a hotel there, but finally abandoned the project for some unknown reason. The Silk Road Dunhuang is a large hotel with hundreds of rooms. We had a "dune view" room. The... More

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SilkRoadHotel_Mgt, Manager at Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel and your comments. Due to desert climate, it is cold from Oct to April in Dunhuang. We have informed the hotel to improve the heating system for all indoor areas and review the food menu at the restaurants. We welcome you to stay with us again during summer... More

Aptos, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a wonderful hotel -- vast open lobby, lovely guest rooms, well-appointed bathrooms, reminiscent of the great lodges in our national parks. Proximity to the Singing Dunes and Crescent Lake a plus. Food was very good and they provided great yogurt at breakfast with other western foodstuffs. The only minus is that this hotel is not AT ALL handicapped-accessible.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

If you are interested in having a truly authentic Silk Road experience while enjoying modern luxuries - this is the place. The view at breakfast over the sand dunes in the Starry Lounge is one of the most amazing sites I've ever seen. I wish I was still there! The staff are very kind and hospitable. The rooms are beautifully... More

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Sausalito, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel was our "oasis" during a three-day visit to the Mogao Caves and Crescent Lake. The hotel is large, elegantly decorated and the rooms are comfortable and lovely- everything works. The restaurant serves very good food. Service is friendly and always courteous. The roof lounge is a excellent place to watch the sun go down over... More

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Oakland, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I could not be happier to stay there. Met all my expectation and more. The concierge service is impeccable. They helped me to arrange a car service to other cities at a very reasonable cost. All the e-mail communication beforehand was very quick and responsive. Thank you , Mr. Yuan and Ms. Niu for the great service.

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La Spezia, Italy
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We made a trip along the so called "Silk Road" and this was the only hotel in which you can find the atmosphere of this ancient way . The hotel is in the outskirts of the city , but with free shuttle service . There is a main building which seems like a mongol style fortress . Behind , there... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Expectations should match the destination and this is exactly what the hotel is about. Though not in the heart of the city this is a perfect spot as transport is only 10 Yuan one way and there is a local bus service too. Evening shuttles to the markets from the hotel is also free and the food is excellent. The... More

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Additional Information about Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel

Also Known As:
Silk Road Hotel Dunhuang
Silk Road Dunhuang
Address: Dunyue Road, Dunhuang 736200, China
Location: China > Gansu > Dunhuang
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 89 hotels in Dunhuang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel is founded in 1995. Situated against the backdrop of the picturesque Mingsha Sand Dunes, the hotel captures the spirit of the Tang Dynasty with its unique architectural design - the large rooftops and long corridors of the Han and Tang dynasties; the typical enclosed courtyard style design and mud walls of the northwestern part of China; and the replica of the late Tang, Ming and Qing dynasties furniture. ... more   less 
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