I stayed at this hotel for a couple of nights to visit Pingyao and the surrounding area. The hotel is situated in the middle of Pingyao, which is nearly fully pedestrian, making it a very convenient place to stay. The hotel is a traditional hotel which exists since a few centuries and officials traveling to Pingyao in ancient China used to stay there. Quite a long tradition which you can feel. Staff is very accommodating and restaurant, though there is only one, offers very nice selection of chinese dishes and in particular from the Shanxi area.
The rooms are not that big and are pretty old and would certainly benefit from being refreshed a bit. Though visitors are generally not staying that long in Pingyao and these details are not that important compared to the charm of Pingyao.
I would also recommend travelers to visit the Wang family compound, it is like a huge castle (in fact there seems to be several of them) which was used by a wealthy family during the Qing area. Quite impressive and worth spending half a day.
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