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Commune by the Great Wall

4.5 of 5
Exit Shuiguan, Badaling Highway, Great Wall, Yanqing County 100020, China
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The good: The place is just magnificent. It's around 90mins drive from the Airport. We stayed at the Bamboo villa, which is an architecture masterpiece (Japanese feel). There are quite a few villas, and I'm sure the others are equally as stunning. For a group activity, we went with the mountain hiking route... which started off pleasant, and then got... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not the 5 star luxury hotel you will be used to. SOHO group in China took over mgmt from Kempinski recently. So don't expect that service level and you'll be fine. The rooms need some sprucing up, the F&B staff (polite but not well trained) and for the prices, the food quality needs some improvement. Room keys malfunctioned twice... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a great experience, lovely spacious rooms. However, I did have to shower in cold water on the first night. Love the trip to the Great Wall, was so beautiful. The hotel is just a bit far from the communes , and there was no minibar of food to nibble on at night.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The property was breathtaking, and the hike up to the private section of the Great Wall was very, very special. Over the course of our stay, I hiked up 3 or 4 times--twice in one day! It was great to see it in the "mist" (aka Smog) as well as on a clear day. The architecture and landscape was soooo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

There are many reasons for a Westerner to visit the Commune: the concept of architect designed separate villas is different and adding charm; there are hiking trails to Chinese mountains, reasonably unspoilt and different from what you would see in Europe; the private stretch of Great Wall is worth the steep walk, you will be alone or one of few;... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is not a typically hotel. It is a collection of different Chinese and Asian architecture design building. Each building houses a few individual room. We are staying at the tail end of Autumn. This place is closed for winter as it is too cold. We got a special rate as it is off season. From here you have access... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

After a business trip accompanied by my wife and daughter we decided to stay the weekend and take the opportunity to see the section of the Great Wall near Beijing. There is a huge choice of high quality accommodation nearby, so we ended up going to the Commune despite the mixed reviews. Sadly I am afraid that the best days... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you want to have the closest thing to a private tour of the Great Wall of China then staying at this unique property is the best way to do it. Beautiful multi room villas spread over rolling hills just a 20 minute hike from the base of Great Wall. Set 45 minutes outside of Beijing it should be your... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This hotel is built in a fresh natural landscape near the Great Wall of china and has a strong reputation. Besides the freshness of the air there, there is literally nothing else worth going to this place for. considering the prices one paid, I was pretty disappointed with a few key areas. The building and rooms were pretty badly maintained.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Just a breath taking setting, only 45 minutes outside Beijing. Has its only private part of the Great Wall, do the perfect place to explore it and without people. The hotel isn't very western in service so don't expect 5 star and some of the rooms are a little tired, but overall great location

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