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Commune by the Great Wall

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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Beijing Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Summer is best time to stay this hotel. We climbed the wall from a shortcut to the highest point and did some Tai Chi in the early morning! The view up there was great and impressive...tremendous experience for all of us...but one thing you need to remember: dress warmly when exercise in early morning, little chilly!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the commune for 4 days as part of the workshop hosted by our company. I found the hotel to be amazing. The Chinese Sichuan restaurant has amazing food, much better than the western Redtaurant. The pink bar has great choice of foreign wines. The private access to the Great Wall is a treat like no other. It's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We selected this hotel because it appeared to be the best option to get away from the smog of Beijing. My wife could not breath in Beijing. She was demobilized due to the smog. We were not able to do any sightseeing in Beijing while we were there. We decided to go to the Commune Hotel to get away from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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