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Commune by the Great Wall

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Beijing, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dozens of uniquely designed houses in the hills close to a section of the Great Wall. The house of our Superior Room was shared by 2 other rooms, but luckily there was nobody else so the wonderful shared space (kitchen, living room) was all for ourselves. Strangely, the booking systems so until the last minute that the place is full,... More 

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Australia
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This is a brilliant concept hotel in much need of some tender loving care. The location is beautiful, with multiple villas spread throughout a valley with private access to the Great Wall. The architecture is fantastic, but apart from the main lobby, restaurant and spa building, the rest is poorly maintained, with peeling paint and parts falling off. However, inside... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I stayed at the Commune by the Great Wall for one night and I need to agree with many of the previous comments and ratings. It is really really hard to review. The food was awful. I ordered soup and desert from the Western menu (terrible) and the breakfast was really lousy. Lots of choices but like the whole hotel... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Commune for a weekend trip from Beijing, attracted by the unique architecture and the opportunity to have a private access to the Great Wall. The design of the distributed buildings and the whole setting in the mountains is absolutely perfect and impressive. Each house has been designed by a different architect and has its own character. Yes,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I have no idea how some people could leave some of the less-than-favorable reviews I see below. As someone with high expectations for hotels (only stay at 4-5 star US ratings like Ritz, Four Seasons, Renaissance, etc), this hotel is fantastic. I saw the mixed reviews on here and booked it anyway, unsure of what to expect- but after staying... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

As this hotel is almost right next to the badaling great wall, it has got a good view of it and is very much accessible from other major attractions around. For the hotel service I would say it's fine a it's very difficult to find a big hotel as such in this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The commune is a very special and unusual hotel located near badaling (the Great Wall main touristy site) When entering the hotel grounds it felt like we were in a James Bond film, the different hotel houses are very modern and beautifully contrast but also in contradiction blend in with their natural surrounding thanks to the choice of colours and... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

As other reviews have highlighted, it is quite difficult to write a concise, negative or positive overview of commune by the Great Wall. The experience is mixed and expectation difficult to manage. The below is a summary of my visit: Myself and my partner arrived at the Commune late afternoon having flown into Beijing from Guilin. The first thing to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

This is a hard hotel to review and one of the strangest places I've stayed. It certainly wasn't a five star or luxury experience, arrived in the evening and wasn't offered any help with bags through the front door. Front desk staff didn't offer much emotion. After check-in we were driven to the closest villa, within each villa are multiple... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I stayed here 1 night 2 days as part of a company workshop/retreat. The rooms were comfortable the food was nice. But the biggest drawcard is the short 10-15 minute walk to the great wall. It snowed overnight and we were greeted with the most amazing sights. Fantastic place to base yourself before exploring the wall.

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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Commune by the Great Wall - located at the Shui Guan Great Wall - designed by 12 Asian architects Commune consists 42 villas dispersed along the steep slope of the serene valley - it was exhibited at the 2002 Biennale Di Venezia the only hotel from mainland China selected by Conde Nast Traveler as one of 100 Hot Hotels in the World and included in the Tatler travel Guide - 2005 - as one of the 101 Best Hotels ... more   less 

Additional Information about Commune by the Great Wall

Address: Exit Shuiguan, Badaling Highway, Great Wall, Beijing 100020, China
Location: China > Beijing
Price Range: $255 - $534 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Commune by the Great Wall 5*
Number of rooms: 172
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Also Known As:
Commune By The Great Wall Hotel Yanqing County
Commune Beijing
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#92 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
#186 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
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