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Commune by the Great Wall

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Exit Shuiguan, Badaling Highway, Great Wall, Yanqing County 100020, China
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Ranked #2 of 49 hotels in Yanqing County
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 5th visit in 3 years. We always returned due to the hotel's quietness. However we noticed obvious changes in service quality as the majority of guests are now mainland Chinese, with at least 3 generations together and loud kids. Together with us there are only 4 expat families in the entire hotel over the weekend. A few... More

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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Commune is basically in the middle of nowhere. Therefore everything you might need has to be sourced from the hotel. Please note they do not offer complimentary room service. So in terms of food whatever you want, you have to go get it yourself from the bar / restaurant. The buildings are surely very interesting to see and are... More

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Beijing, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Commune by the Wall as it is today can best be described as a graveyard of good intentions. I went there in 2008 and it was at its peak then (guess it was managed by Kempinski at that time). We revisited in 2013 and it was disappointing. The service levels have fallen drastically. The property is not maintained well anymore.... More

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london
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed here with 2 youngish children (7 and 5) and we all loved it. It was great having private access to parts of the wall - we went up twice and there was nobody else there, the views were stunning. The room was good and I wanted to move into the kids club, they had really put a lot... More

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New Delhi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Stayed there for 3 night during November 2013 for a business trip. Very nice stay and we had the entire apartment block for ourselves. The rooms are not very big but very cosy with all the modern comforts. The conference room is one of the best I have even seen. You get a very nice view of the wall from... More

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I was here for 3 days for a business meeting. The accommodation was great and a good sized room had a view of the wall. The room was of a good standard and the bed extremely comfortable, I slept very well indeed. It was nice to walk from the room to the reception building each morning taking in the crisp... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I stayed here for one night in August 2013 and thought it was fantastic. The staff were beyond excellent, my other half proposed here and they really pulled out all the stops to ensure that our stay went perfectly. I cannot comment on value, as I have not seen the total bill, but I would say as a one off... More

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Strasbourg, France
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22 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We wanted to see the great wall from our room and we were not disappointed. Having said that, not sure that all the rooms share the same view. Check it upon check-in. The setting of the hotel is nevertheless very nice with beautiful "gardens" and lot of different small buildings. The diner in the chinese type restaurant was excellent with... More

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Beijing, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Some quick context, we visited as a couple, we live in Beijing and are very familiar with travelling in China. We stayed 1 night (Saturday) in late July. Paid 3000~ RMB for Superior room in Chalet 1, including BBQ buffet dinner and breakfast for 2 people. I booked the commune as a romantic weekend escape. So what happened.... here's the... More

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Sunfish Lake, MN
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76 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The Commune consists of maybe eight or nine buildings, each containing a few units, and each designed by a different architect. The problem is that they focused on the buildings' outside and forgot the insides, which tend to be sparsely furnished. and have some strange omissions. As just one example, the bathrooms have hair dryers and mirrors, but no plugs.... More

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Also Known As:
Commune By The Great Wall Hotel Yanqing County
Commune By The Great Wall Hotel
Commune Beijing
Commune By The Great Wall Beijing Region, China
Address: Exit Shuiguan, Badaling Highway, Great Wall, Yanqing County 100020, China
Location: China > Yanqing County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 49 hotels in Yanqing County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Commune by the Great Wall 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Commune by the Great Wall - located at the Shui Guan Great Wall - designed by 12 Asian architects Commune consists 42 villas dispersed along the steep slope of the serene valley - it was exhibited at the 2002 Biennale Di Venezia the only hotel from mainland China selected by Conde Nast Traveler as one of 100 Hot Hotels in the World and included in the Tatler travel Guide - 2005 - as one of the 101 Best Hotels ... more   less 
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