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Chengjia Laoyuan Minsu Hotel

No.125 North Main Street, Gutao Town, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Ranked #1 of 91 Hotels in Pingyao County
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Though it address is listed as the Main Street, it is in fact tucked about 100 m down a side lane. There is a sign on the west side of the Main Street directing you to the lane, but it's easy to miss. The hosts were friendly and welcoming. The property is a lovely courtyard with lots of greenery and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I stayed for three nights and enjoyed it a lot. It is quiet for the most part, slightly hard but comfortable (big) bed, lovely little courtyard and very friendly staff. We arrived in the late afternoon at Taiyuan railroad station and were having trouble getting a taxi with meter (all wanted to take us for 100 RMB without meter). I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This hotel is Chinese all the way. The rooms are great with everything necessary. The kang bed very comfortable. We almost changed to a traditional bed but were so glad we tried the kang. The breakfast is strictly Chinese...but boiled eggs were a plus. The staff is very helpful and you can walk to all the walls, restaurants, and museums... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Small hotel in traditional building. Location is OK as old Pingyao is a very small city. Rooms are not big as bed takes most of space we had problem with geting around the suitcases. Tiny bathroom with open shower is also not covinient as everything is wet after one person. Main problem for us was a temperature. It was cold... More 

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Black Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We have loved staying at Cheng Jai courtyard hotel. It has a lovely atmosphere in a traditional setting. It is true, it is not a chain hotel, nor is it a western hotel. It's charm is that it fits its setting, Pingyao old city, perfectly. We loved our traditional room with the bed taking 2/3 of the room with a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. The staff here were so incredibly friendly and helpful, it felt like a small locally run business and that they valued your custom. We were offered to share tea with them when we arrived, they had umbrellas for us to borrow as unfortunately our visit coincided with three days of torrential rain, when there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had a fantastic time in Pingyao - lots of places of interest, breathtaking town walls and a lovely and cosy family run hotel to top it off. We stayed for 4 nights and totally enjoyed our stay there. It was a great experience staying in a traditional courtyard house and sleeping on an enormous Kang bed with buck wheat... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We found this hotel to be very charming and peaceful. It is located just within the old city wall, nearly at the end (or beginning) of North street. We really liked this location, as you are in the old city, but not in the very busy part. The staff was very polite, only one of them spoke Chinese but he... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights here and by far it is the best place we stayed at in our China trip. It is a family that operates the hotel and they are incredibly accommodating and made our experience in Pingyao very memorable. The hostel is kind of hard to find: go through the northern gate (from the train station exit and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

After arriving at the train station, we decided to walk to the hotel as it was located only about 500 yards and was located NEAR the entrance to the old city. We could not find the hotel... ended up taking a yak. Problem was the hotel is located INSIDE the old city, and near the EXIT of the town. I... More 

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