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Harmony Guesthouse

No.165 South Main Street, Pingyao County 31100 , China
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Ranked #13 of 184 Pingyao County B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pingyao ancient city is historically interesting, but somehow spoiled by the massive tourism and annoying souvenir shops. The Harmony Guesthouse is influenced by this. The rooms and facility atmosphere is absolutely charming. But the attitude of the staff is more business-like and less welcoming than what we have found until now in China, mostly in Beijing. The tourists invasion was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We, two families of 8 adults and 2 children, stayed at the Pingyao Harmony Guesthouse for two nights. And it was wonderful! A respite from the big western-style hotels we stayed on during the rest of our trip. The Guesthouse is housed in a traditional courtyard complex in the middle of the hustle and bustle of ancient Pingyao. Instead of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Arrived from Beijing West by train,we phoned Harmony before to arrange a pick up. As the high speed train stations are along way out,we were told that we would have to pay(free pick up is advertised) we agreed to this. But, when we arrived there was no pick up waiting for us. Luckily,we were told that a bus that was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The room was relatively clean with air con, TV and comfy bed, the bathroom was clean and the shower was hot. There was a good hotel reception/social area. The guesthouse matches the city as historic and authentic with a great entrance and courtyard. You can book tours and tickets with the help of the staff, most of which speak very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Pingyao was without a doubt my favourite city in China. Entering the walled city is like entering another world. The city dates back hundreds of years and continues with many of its ancient traditions. Staff had very good English and went above and beyond to make our trip more enjoyable. We were given assistance booking transport by train from Pingyao... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

When you enter the walled-city at Pingyao you step back hundreds of years in many ways. In terms of modern traveling, you step back at least several decades. There is almost no English any where within the walls of the city. The street signs are sporadic, making navigating at first a real challenge. Pingyao is one of those Chinese cities... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Booked a room thinking that it would be at the guesthouse but actually it was at their hotel on west street that bears the same name and belongs to the same owner. The place looks nice and the room was clean and well equipped, but the place was undergoing a major renovation at the time I visited so the common... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

The location is great and good local meals are sold cheaply in the attached restaurant. Owner spoke excellent English. The hostel is based around a traditional courtyard. While it was really nice to say in an old building it did mean everything was pretty dirty and already cold/draughty at the start of November. I had booked a dorm, but was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We booked this room over a month advance (through hostelworld) as the 2 nights we wanted to stay were during national holiday week in China. To our amazement when we got the the hostel we were told there were no rooms 'available' and were told that we would be sent to a sister hostel. As we no idea what the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This place seemed a lively place to stay according to many travel books and it was. Rooms are off a lovely courtyard and its setting in an old Qing building adds to its authentic appeal. Everyone congregates here and its a good place to meet other travellers. The rooms have traditional Kang beds which although a novelty can feel cramped... More 

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