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No.165 South Main Street, Pingyao County 31100 , China
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Harmony Guesthouse
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Ranked #14 of 176 Pingyao County B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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

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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London
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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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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The owners are nice and helpful, though will constantly ofer you all kinds of trips the cost money. Laundry service was the cheapst that we have had (10 yuan for kg). Rooms are very nice and clean. We were at the newer place - in a small alley close to the west gate. Not the best location but Pingyao is... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Before i arrived in Pingyao i wrote a mail to pick me up at pingyaogucheng station. but owner didnt reply. i was little bit disappointed. and when i arrive at hostel. even though i booked OLD one they took me new guesthouse. i can understand they can be overbooked. but it seemed like they didnt count customers. so i didnt... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There are two Harmony guesthouses run by the same owner. We arrived at 6 am on Saturday and did not book amything in advance. We could easily find the city and started walking down the street looking for Harmony guesthouse when this gentleman told us he knows the way, turned out it was the owner and he lead us to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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50 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Really can't think of any cons! I stayed in a private room in the main guesthouse. Pros: - Location: on the main street, but not too deep into the touristy section. Close to the city walls and some good food options. - Staff: extremely helpful and friendly! Mrs Deng was particularly thoughtful and just simply lovely! - Travel information: everything... More 

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Address: No.165 South Main Street, Pingyao County 31100 , China
Location: China > Shanxi > Pingyao County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 32
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