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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014
Barrychen79 Shenzhen, China
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Shenzhen, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My family and I had the chance staying at the hotel for a short vacation. The hotel is really one of a kind like no others, a perfect getaway place with breathtaking view of the great wall. Staff are great and friendly, We met this young lady at the lobby seems like a manager who was very professional with fluent... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

The hotel could be amazing, the location is beautiful, and the private access to the wall is a highlight in itself. However the hotel is a bit run down and the staff is very focused on the Chinese guests. I am not sure I would recommend this place for the hotel itself as it is not cheap and the overall... More

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communegreatwall, Manager at Commune by the Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time providing us with details. Your feedback is important. The location and architect design made this property special. Private path to the wall, guarantee you the freedom and restore a peace of heart. From service stand point, to focus on both local and foreigner travellers equally is a must. Sometime due to language... More

Beijing, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

What is the Commune by the Great Wall? Well, a place like no other I have visited. It consists of two lush green valleys, below the Great Wall, just off the North-China Plain. A pristine oasis showing us an array of modern East Asian architecture, gracefully placed along the two valleys. A public commons in the form of a guest... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My father heard about this architectural haven around January. He heard great stuff about it, how the hotel was secrete and aesthetically pleasing. I'm going to make this short and sweet. Food: bloody amazing! Rooms: comforting and clean. Location: right next to the wall and surrounded by the countries greatest scenery. Not going to waste your time, book now, thank... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Delicious lunch. The egg fried rice was light and fluffy. Beef in black bean and the Australian wok fried beef were tender and delicious. Sweet. & sour prawns and wasabi prawns went down very well. A local cabbage dish sautéed in soy sauce also complemented the whole meal. A bit off the beaten track, we would never have found this... More

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communegreatwall, Manager at Commune by the Great Wall, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments. We'd love to have you back ~ More

Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I went to relax with my family after a few hectic days in Beijing. My four kids enjoyed the Kids Club (there are extra charges for the kids club), and Grace who worked in the kids club was brilliant. I enjoyed the gorgeous surroundings (I love architecture and design) and spending time sitting up at the wall enjoying the quiet... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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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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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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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Address: Exit Shuiguan, Badaling Highway, Great Wall, Yanqing County 100020, China
Location: China > Yanqing County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Commune by the Great Wall 4.5*
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Commune By The Great Wall Hotel Yanqing County
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Commune By The Great Wall Beijing Region, China

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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
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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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