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Tian Yuan Kui Guesthouse

73 Ming Qing Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
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85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights, and had almost all our meals in the restaurant. Breakfast is great, lots of choices, fresh juices, nice atmosphere. Lunch/dinner also great. We loved the mountain noodles, but there were so many dishes to choose from and they were all very tasty. Funny detail: you order through an ipad. Not what one would think... More

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Shanghai, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited this restaurant based on the TA reviews... unfortunately TA steered us wrong this time. The restaurant very much caters to western tourists, the prices and taste definitely reflected it. We ate nearly the same dishes at another restaurant across the street for half the price.... and the food was better! The food here taste a bit toned down,... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Great breakfast but make sure to order the non-drip coffee from their fancy espresso machine. Apple pancakes (actually more like crepes) are very good, especially with some Hershey's chocolate sauce. The large portion of bacon is easily shareable.

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

After a couple of weeks traveling China I was craving a warm breakfast...crepes, eggs whatever... They did a really good job of a banana crepe, it hit the spot for me. We went back two or three more times for other meals as well. The local meals were equally well prepared and the beer was good as well. Probably the... More

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blue ridge mountains
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126 reviews 126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Had a very pleasant meal here -- tasty local dishes and nice 600ml local beers at a good price. Service was friendly and helpful. Very local atmosphere. We'd read the good reviews and weren't disappointed -- short walk from the Kylin Grand Hotel.

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Taiyuan, China
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152 reviews 152 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I find the atmosphere very comfortable. The menu has English but is a bit confusing. Although Pingyao dishes are offered, some of the staples are not offered, though the ones that are available are good. Prices are a bit high, but the food is tasty. It does tend to offer food suitable for international guests. Breakfast is a bit mixed.... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in Pingyao for a night when travelling China, can say, categorically, the food in TYK was the best meal we had in the whole trip ... Beef with coriander and sweet n sour pork, with a lovely bottle of red wine. Yum.

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Zurich, Switzerland
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Located in the center of Pingyao old town, this guesthouse fits nicely into the style. The room is small and cosy with a wide over-kingsize bed as used in the region. Almost no space at all for the luggage. Bathroom is very small, shower is just where you stand or sit... Breakfast is very limited however tasteful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. The guesthouse is in the middle of the main street and perfect for exploring Pingyao. The rooms are clean, the staff is very friendly and the food in the restaurant is very good (which we can not say of all chinese food). The rooms are allocated in a very old restored building that gives... More

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

This hotel offers nice looking rooms in the classic courtyard. The rooms and bathrooms have recently been renovated and they are clean and comfortable besides the bed. The antique beds look nice but the matrasses are not up to any standard. Unfortunately because besides the bed the room is well equiped. Wifi, silent airconditioning, flat screen television etc. The hotel... More

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