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Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second stay at the Brickyard. The first one we stayed at one of their housing properties vs the hotel. The house known as "Big Rock" is wonderful. The house has a ton of character and is very convenient for a family as it has a full kitchen and other amenities like wifi, great bathrooms, TV, great view,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Brickyard may have been our very favorite place we stayed in during our 16 day trip to China. The rooms are charming and have such openness- we loved being able to see the stars while lying in bed, and thought the in-room amenities were lovely. The free car service to the Great Wall is incredibly helpful; the driver gets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had wanted to dine at the sister property restaurant (Schoolhouse at Mutianyu Great Wall) but it was closed except for pre-arranged groups, so after visiting the Great Wall we made our way to the Brickyard Retreat and had lunch at its Brickyard Lodge restaurant. The grounds were charming--we wished we had known to stay at this beautiful countryside retreat.... More 

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear ReillyPas, Your review simply made our day. Coming from such an experienced traveler as you it just means a lot. Thank you for coming to the Brickyard and thank you for sharing your impressions on Trip Advisor. I'm just sorry that we haven't done enough promotion so that you had heard about us in time to stay a night... More 

Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here for two nights when we first arrived in China. It was a fantastic start to our trip. We booked a car to and from the airport at the same time we made our reservation and we able to set up details before we left the US. The driver was waiting for us upon arrival... More 

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Jason Soza, What a lovely review, chock full of details that will surely be useful for other guests considering staying with us at the Brickyard. BTW I am sorry that the petanque terrain wasn't introduced to you earlier -- I've reminded our guest relations team to "follow the book" even more consistently when introducing our hotel. On behalf of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 days and it gave us enough time to wander around in the villages and spend some time at the wall. The friendly and helpful staff, a great room with beautiful view, shuttle to wall entrance and the all over lovely retreat (with excellent coffee and a nice lounge to relax) made it a wonderful stay in... More 

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear LeenCapeTown, Very happy that you had a wonderful stay for two nights -- that really does make a difference for the chance to relax and enjoy our village and the Great Wall. I am sharing your comments with our team -- they will feel great that you found them friendly and helpful. Happy adventures, Jim Spear, Partner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a slice of the western world in a magical countryside. Make sure you hire a driver and arrange for your transportation ahead of time. The place we stayed in was a beautiful modern cottage complex near the Great Wall. Its a simple luxury, not the overdone boudoir of a hotel.

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Otulu, Just delighted that you enjoyed "the luxury of simplicity." Thank you for visiting -- we hope you'll come again and enjoy another one of our homes, which range from 2 to 5 bedrooms, all with Great Wall views -- and also thank you for sharing your impressions with the Trip Advisor community. Safe travels, Jim Spear & the... More 

Warren, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am staying in the red door house. Very spacious, lovely views, and excellent surroundings. A convenience store is right up the road. Each room has air conditioning with huge windows and skylights. Highly recommend this experience to all visitors.

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Deep T, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Red Door with Trip Advisor readers. As the designer of the home, I appreciate that you enjoyed big windows and skylights. With best regards, Jim Spear, Partner More 

Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While most people make a day-trip to the Great Wall, highly recommend spending a night or two at the Brickyard retreat. We left Beijing early in the morning for the retreat, got there before 10AM, relaxed for a bit before hiking the Great Wall. After a long summer hike, the retreat is a perfect place to chill out with a... More 

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Seth_gs, My names is Jim Spear and I am a partner in the Brickyard. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your experience staying with us and appreciate that you shared on Trip Advisor. Your listing of activities and services will, I'm sure, be helpful to readers. Thank you and wishing you happy traveling... Jim & Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a driver to take us from Beijing to Brickyard which took about two hours. The Retreat does its job as that, a quiet sanctuary from the hubbub of the Wall. It may be a former brickyard but it's a long way removed from its humble beginnings and gives the weary traveller a warm welcome and quiet, comfortable stay.... More 

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Andrew H, Thank you for sharing your balanced appraisal with the Trip Advisor community. We are committed to preserving a retreat for adults in our spa and do have a playground and other activity areas for kids. Perhaps some day we will be able to offer a spa for families with kids to enjoy. I'm glad that you told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Despite being a bit pricey, its definitely worth it, and the memorable surrounding and facilities has made me go repeatedly. The modern but rustic decor of the rooms is complemented by a very comfortable bed, and most rooms have stunning view. Watching the great wall from the outside (or your room) makes for a great sunset, and can also take... More 

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear peter-benjamin, Your kind review is full of information that members of Trip Advisor considering staying with us will surely find useful. We appreciate your repeat business very much -- thank you for supporting our family-owned business and our team of employees from the local community. With best regards, Jim Spear, Partner More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Brickyard is a lush and private eco-retreat that incorporates the kilns and other buildings of a traditional glazed tile factory in a design which is "green" from the ground up. The 16 queen rooms all have private terraces and story-and-a-half window walls with spectacular views of the Great Wall. Wireless internet but no TVs. Complimentary breakfast buffet and coffee, soft drinks, and homemade cookies all day the Lodge, where casual meals and bar service are also offered. The Activity Center is fully-equipped for conferences. The Brickyard Spa is set in our four-season garden with lotus pond and yoga platform. Enjoy complimentary use of the Exercise Room and the Outdoor Jacuzzi (available May). Try a Chinese massage or relax in the Spa's Gold Suite with Great Wall view sauna, private bath, treatment room, and courtyard with outdoor shower and cold plunge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall

Address: Yingbeigou Village, Beijing 101405, China
Location: China > Beijing
Price Range: $138 - $892 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
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