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Harmony Guesthouse

No.165 South Main Street, Pingyao County 31100 , China
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Ranked #15 of 116 Pingyao County B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013
IrinaAna Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The main building looked fine and the owners were happy to help with most things. This is a small place owned by a family do not expect to meet many other people. I spent a while in pingyao after messing up my train ticket. It's a nice town, but the centre, particularly the main to a is very very touristy.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Even if, at first, the place looks awesome (the building is traditional from Pingyao's city and the deco is very cool), we were treated really badly. On the phone, she said one double room costed an amount, but when we got there it was more expensive, and the hostess denied having said anything. We asked for help catching trains and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights in a double room. It's a very nice traditional courthouse, clean, comfortable soft beds, peaceful atmosphere. The owners, Mr & Mrs Deng are extremely nice, speak good English and are very helpful. They pretty much act like a travelling office: booked our flight tickets, helped us with getting to Xi'an since we could not find... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Our stay here was terrible. The woman owner, Mrs Deng, is fluent in English and the place looks quite nice but it has a terrible atmosphere thanks to the attitude of Mrs Deng. She is desperate for your money and doesn't provide a service. We stayed 3 nights. They refused to take our rubbish away after two days even though... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

This hostel has a great location. Its in the middle of the ancient city of pingyao. I do not understand why people are saying its a tourist trap. The ancient city is beautiful and interesting. There are no cars allowed here so its quite relaxed compared to the big cities. The hostel is good. The rooms are nice and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

The owners are a chinese couple, both english speaking. They're very nice and they helped us out with everything! We arrived late and gave us a room, helped us change from train to bus ticket and helped us rserve a hostal in Xi'An. Location is great, on the nicest street in Pingyao. Food is kinda expensive, but you should stay... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

The title says it all. The touts at the bus station were aggressive and very misleading which was unfortunately a warning on the quality of the place we did not heed. The bed bug bites the next morning confirmed that this is a place to avoid. There are plenty of other great options in Pingyao, don't make the same mistake... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

If you know what you get, it is okay. The rooms are in local Chines style and look very nice (though small), the water was warm and the presure okay. The rest of the guesthouse is in the same style as the rooms and looks realy good. The owner and his wife can arrange a lot for you (for an... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

First of all, once again Lonely Planet completely gets it wrong not only recommending this place but Pingyao in general. Trust me, I have been around the world, save your time and skip Pingyao. It is a tourist trap for Chinese tourists and nothing more. Yes the architecture is nice but you can get that elsewhere and not be in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This was the top rated guesthouse in the 2011 Lonely Planet China, and perhaps this accolade made the owners greedy, because this definitely isn't the best budget place to stay in Pingyao. I arrived on a morning train and made my way to the Harmony. When I arrived the owner claimed she didn't have any dorms and tried to upsell... More

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Also Known As:
Harmony Guesthouse Hotel Pingyao County
Harmony Guesthouse Hotel
Address: No.165 South Main Street, Pingyao County 31100 , China
Location: China > Shanxi > Pingyao County
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #15 of 116 B&Bs / Inns in Pingyao County
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