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Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall

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Brickyard Retreat is a repurposed glazed tile factory. Our 25 rooms and suites all open to vistas of the Great Wall though story and a half window walls. We also offer 11 vacation homes nearby with 2 to 5 bedrooms that were created from village homes. Our Spa offers an outdoor jacuzzi open year round with view of the Great Wall. The Gold Suite’s unique sauna features panoramic glass windows looking at the Great Wall. Every treatment suite has an en suite bath and is open to light and nature. Dining is all day from 07:00 to 21:30 in the Lodge. Everything we serve, from breads to ice cream, is homemade from scratch. A generous country breakfast is included for all guests staying in rooms in the retreat and at other times we offer an a la carte menu with comfort foods from China and around the world. Our hotel offers many other facilities for the enjoyment of our guests, including free wireless internet throughout.
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Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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We stopped at the Brickyard Courtyard for lunch and enjoyed the beautifully landscaped property so much, stayed hours with a plan to go back and stay there the next time we visit Beijing. The property is nicely constructed and you get awesome views of the Great Wall above it
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Great location. If you want to see and hike the wall without doing an out and back bus trip to the most crowded areas this is the way to go. An oasis of peace just outside of Beijing. Staff were friendly, very helpful and made you feel as if you were important to them. We had
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Response from jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall
Responded May 21, 2018
Dear berghouse51, Wow, to be called an oasis of peace is high praise indeed. Our aim is for every guest to have that kind of experience and though we don't always succeed, we do always try! I am really proud of our team members. Thank you for staying with us and for such a lovely review. Safe travels, Jim Spear, Partner
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The owners of the property have a fantastic story of reshaping the small village where the Brickyard is located. They have come in and are retraining the people of the village to learn a new trade and helping to improve the environment to boot. The village was sustained by the
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I stayed here after several coworkers raved about it. It lived up to the hype. We chose to get a didi from the CBD and it was about 400rmb. We probably should have just done the round trip offered by the hotel, and not had to worry about transport. After arriving we were given
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We stayed here for 2 nights whilst we went to visit the wall. Got the high speed train from Shanghai at 10, arrived at 2:30. The hotel had kindly provided us with a driver to pick us up from the train station. You must email the hotel beforehand. It was a 90min journey from the
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Response from jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear PaulaA872, I am so sorry that you did not choose to stay in one of our rooms with private enclosed bathrooms. For readers onTrip Advisor, before booking please have a look at our website where room types are described fully with floor plans and image galleries. Our aim is for guests to match themselves with room types that meet their tastes and requirements. I am also sorry that you felt the hot water was not sufficient for your needs. With respect to tap water, our water does not come from city mains but rather from a nearby village well in the mountains. I am so sorry that you felt that boiling this water was not acceptable. Wishing you happier travels in the future. Kind regards, Jim Spear, Partner
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Dear MrsMev, This is Jim Spear, a partner in the Brickyard. I am so sorry for not replying sooner on Trip Advisor and for our team evidently not receiving your email. Are you sure you sent it to the right address? (Sometimes guests make a mistake on the address) We can help you with transfers from/to Beijing (see our website linked from Trip Advisor) and our complimentary shuttle service runs when guests need from early morning till late at night. The Great Wall park attractions usually close at 17:30 so it may be a little difficult to arrange sunset but sunrise is more doable. Our team can give you full details and help with all the arrangements. Please send your confirmation number and email address to me through Trip Advisor and I will have the guest relations team follow up right away. Thank you for coming to the Brickyard! Kind regards, Jim
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Hi, This is Jim Spear, a Brickyard partner. So sorry we did not see and reply to your question earlier but glad other travelers stepped up. We can easily arrange a car from train station or airport to Brickyard on 1 May. Since it is a holiday you may have less traffic for an afternoon arrival. Our restaurant is open from 07:00 with last call for orders at 21:30 but no one ever goes hungry here! so please don't worry. We can also recommend nearby local restaurants that offer safe and tasty food. Finally, we can also help you arrange cars to other Great Wall locations. The best way would be for you to make a booking online on our site and interact with our guest relations team by email. They will assist you with recommendations and arrangements. Hope you will stay with us next May. Safe travels,
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As Cheeriesaid, it is about 1.5 hours from the centre of Beijing, and longer if the traffic is bad, so while great for a couple of days' getaway I wouldn't make it the main hotel for a stay here - there are lots nearer the centre. The hotel does have a good English speaking staff - it's owned by an American and his wife - and they can arrange cars to take you around. Beijing in January though is VERY cold - it can be as low as -14C in the daytime. You need to cover practically every extremity to be comfortable - down coats are a must, as are ski gloves and hats.
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Dear Soho77, This is Jim Spear, a partner in the Brickyard. I am so sorry that your emails appear to have disappeared into the ether as our team tries very hard to be timely and responsive. Our email addresses are on our website. Trip Advisor does not allow me to respond to you with links or email addresses. Alternatively, please advise me your email address and/or confirmation number and I make sure on of our guest relations team follows up with you right away.
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Hi, Thanks very much for your question and interest in staying with us. Under regular traffic conditions our retreat is an hour from PEK airport which means you'd likely arrive at/after 6:30pm. If you are on an international flight we recommend arriving 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight departure, which means you'd have to leave at 7am. Unfortunately I don't think this gives you enough time to hike the great wall. However, every room of our hotel features panoramic views of the wall and you'd be able to enjoy it from the comfort of your bed or rainforest shower if you choose to stay with us :-) Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any further questions. Kind regards, Emily Tang Spear Guest Relations Brickyard Retreat
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"Peaceful with lovely gardens"
"If you care, check to make sure your bathroom has a door."
"Book the Chairman's suite if you can afford it (or one with a fireplace!)"
"Highly recommend the Chairman's Suite"
"Close to the wall, all rooms have great wall view, stay for lunch."
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PRICE RANGE
$186 - $592 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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brickyard eco retreat at mutianyu great wall hotel beijing
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ChinaBeijing
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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