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Hongshanyi Inn

5.0 of 5
No.18 Maquan Alley, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Ranked #14 of 176 Pingyao County B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

location is quite good which near to the main street in the ancient city of Ping Yao. the hotel's exterior is superb but room was very small and with a weird smell. the bathroom was very small and dirty. breakfast was awful. i think it is quite expensive base on the standard of the room. really not value for money.... More 

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Somers, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This guesthouse is inside the walled city of Pingyao and is of traditional style within a compound of separate small courtyards where the rooms have remodelled. Although the rooms are quite small, they are adequate for our needs and have modern facilities. The bed is styled on the traditional Chinese "kang" and westerners may find them a "tad" hard. Wifi... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The hotel is beautiful with traditional courtyards and rooms. Rooms were small and it was hard to move around once the baggage was opened. Bathroom was small too. Although they had heating, it wasn't suffiencient for the wintery nights. However, on our last night they put an extra heater for us, so that was a plus. Breakfast was chinese style.... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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187 reviews 187 reviews
16 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The hotel is clean,few staff can speak english.Although the Labyrinth shared courtyard seems strange at first glance,but old Chinese style rooms have all modern facility you need.Rooms are spacious,clean with clean bathroom.Wifi dose not works,Hotel is little bit far from main shopping street in old town,but just 5-10 minute far on feet.Breakfast had few choices.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

--- Rooms --- The rooms are small and the bathroom is only okay, with the shower flooding the room a bit. Electric heating / aircon about which we had the impression that it didn't really heat the room but just generate noise. However, everything was clean and consistent with the charming courtyard atmosphere of the hotel. There is in-room WiFi,... More 

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South East London
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213 reviews 213 reviews
84 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This hotel has a lovely Chinese atmosphere and I really enjoyed my stay here. It is right in the middle of the town and so central for wandering the picturesque streets of Pingyao. Our room was in a courtyard where Chinese music played and had lanterns hanging up. It was such a refreshing change from the big skyscraper type hotels... More 

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This is a traditional courtyard hotel with charm and character. It's stone court yards and walls create a distinct atmosphere. Unfortunately the rooms were in need of an upgrade and refresh. Their maintenance programme also needs to improve. We had to move rooms as in the first one the heat pump didn't work properly. The staff were friendly and helpful.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The hotel has grat potential; it has been well restored on the whole, it has good copies of Ming furniture and is close to the center of the old walled city. Unfortunately, it is vastly overpriced for the service it provides. The room is small, there is no space for a suitcase. The bed is extremely uncomfortable, shower (cold!) floods... More 

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New Jersey, USA
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286 reviews 286 reviews
134 hotel reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Perhaps it just fits a Western fantasy of traditional Chinese elegance, but this hotel is beautifully and charmingly decorated in its common areas -- like a movie set, really. The room was fine, on the smaller side, shower was more of a trickle, no floor divider from rest of bathroom -- but the decor was nothing special. The hotel restaurant... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This is a beautiful looking hotel from the outside and as you walk through the courtyards to the rooms. However, the room itself was pretty average with a very hard bed (pretty standard in China but this was exceptionally hard). I think the biggest disappointment though was the staff. We spent 28 days in China and stayed in a huge... More 

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