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Tian Yuan Kui Hostel

No.73 Mingqing Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guest house has an ideal location right in the middle of the ancient town / city of Pingyao close to the large tower astride the main street. We were met by Alice who was very helpful and spoke excellent English. The rooms are all set inside a small maze of courtyards - in fact one of the most memorable... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed here for five nights. We arrived when it was dark which felt very bustling and magical. The guest house is very basic and authentic. We loved the massive beds and the open showers. The food is really good here. It does get busy with tour groups. The staff are hit and miss, some of them just slob around... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

November 2013 was our 3rd stay at this lovely hostel/guesthouse/hotel and we were just as thrilled as on the other previous occasions in 2003 and 2007. The owner/manager, Rainbow, and her staff are marvellous -professional and courteous; the restaurant provides delicious meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at very reasonable prices and table service is very professional; the restaurant and bar... More

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This hotel is in the centre of the old town so ideally placed for site-seeing. It has an old world charm with its inner courtyards. Don't expect too much from the rooms - they are extremely tiny and rather depressing. The walls are painted black for about a metre and a half from the floor. The bathroom is fully tiled... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

The rooms were lovely, nicely furnished. Check in was fast and all the staff spoke some English. The service can be a bit hit and miss. Some of the girls were helpful and friendly. However, a male member of staff asked us to move tables as an Asian woman wanted to sit in our seat which really annoyed us.

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Datong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This hotel is a good location and as i know , it was a ancinet hotel in Qing dynasty and local rebult it and now made it as one hotel the room is nice ,as if we back the ancinet time but the breakfast more western and people are quite nice and it's quite convient for you to walk around... More

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Taiyuan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Tian Yuan Kui is not perfect, but I keep bringing guests here. This visit, I made more effort to check out some of the alternatives, and still feel that this is the best option. This is a small hotel, not a hostel. The big draws are the charm of the courtyards, the comfortable restaurant area, and the location in the... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The Tian yuan kui hostel in Pingyao is an interesting mixture of traditional and modern. The staff were extremely lovely and the food was tasty. The hundreds of recommendations on A3 sheets on the wall in English, French, Italian, Spanish and other languages were also testament to that. Our waitress wrote out one of the Chinese dishes in Pinyin for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Tian Yuan Kui Hostel might also be called a hotel instead of hostel. It is perfectly located in the middle of the old town and it is frequented by many travel organisations. So be prepared to find many tourists from everywhere. The room we had was very clean and had a good and clean recently renovated spacious bath room. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

i stayed at the tian yuan kui in 2007. the hotel was clean and the staff was really nice. the bedroom we had was amazing and the location of the hotel is the best you can get that's the perfect place to stay in pingyao!

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Also Known As:
Tian Yuan Kui Hotel
Tian Yuan Kui Hotel Pingyao County
Address: No.73 Mingqing Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Location: China > Shanxi > Pingyao County
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Ranked #2 of 11 Specialty lodging in Pingyao County
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Any trip to Pingyao should include a visit to the Ri Shengchang Money Exchange Museum and a stay at the Tian Yuan Kui Guesthouse. The Tian Yuan Kui Guesthouse, which is in the heart of the old city, was built in 1791. During the Jin & Shang Dynasties it was a prominent area enjoying an economic boom, and it is popular again today.   On entering the Tian Yuan Kui Guesthouse you will be swept back in time. The classic architecture, courtyards, stone lion carvings, Ming & Qing style furniture, red lanterns and fragrant tea by candlelight, all adding to the memorable experience. At the same time, modern facilities, such as colour TV, air conditioning and clean, tidy washrooms with western-style toilets, are provided. ... more   less 
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