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Water Hotel, Pingyao

No.188 South Street, Pingyao Ancient Town, Pingyao County 031100 China
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#6 of 144 hotels in Pingyao County
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neidi wrote a review Oct 2019
Aarau, Switzerland18 contributions16 helpful votes
We stayed in the Water Hotel in Pingyao for 3 nights in the Deluxe Suite. The Hotel is located very conviniently near the south gate in the ancient town. The room was very clean and quit. All in all a comfortable place. Even thou the staff doesn't speak english, they are very friendly and helpful. We've got a free transfer from and to the railway station, which was very convinient. The breakfast was ok, the coffee was very good. We only can recommend this Hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Courtenay Z wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia1,360 contributions68 helpful votes
My husband and I enjoyed our recent stay here, worth it to visit China’s best preserved ancient city! Included in the room booking is a car transfer to and from the high speed railway station and the hotel. We emailed the hotel our train information the morning we were due to arrive and the driver was there waiting to pick us up out the front of the station with a sign and our name on it. The driver immediately helped with bags and drove us to the hotel where we were greeted very warmly for check-in. We were also asked for the details of our train the following day so the driver could take us back, and he was there waiting early the next morning to drive us to the station with plenty of time to spare before our train left. This was a fantastic extra offering that we were really grateful for! We sat down at check-in and the lady on the front desk was so kind. She took us through a map of Pingyao, a suggested site visit route, where to buy tickets, wifi and breakfast information and confirmed pricing clearly so no hidden. Her English was actually really good, but she also had a number of key translations on the phone (site descriptions, suggestions, etc.) which were really helpful too. There is also a discount offered for dining at a nearby restaurant but we ended up trying somewhere else. We were then shown to our room and had key features explained (heating, wifi, tea, water, keys, etc). The room itself was fine for us, we knew what we were booking, but be sure to read the room type first. Ours was the one with the mattress on the floor so might not be suitable for everyone, but was fine for us! For me the mattress was a little thin, I could feel the floor through it, but my husband thought it was great so really just personal preference. The room had everything needed, complimentary green tea and bottled water, shower items (shampoo, conditioner, body wash) hair dryer and tv (not that we used it). The shower itself was alright, I prefer a little more pressure but again probably just personal preference as my husband thought it was good. The likelihood of flooding the floor though is high as there’s no dip between the shower and the bathroom, just a shower curtain, but it wasn’t too bad! The wifi had a few small issues cutting out in the afternoon (about 5pm when we came back to refresh) but worked fine before that (when we checked in) and after (when we returned from exploring the streets at night). Breakfast was a choice of 2 options (pre-ordered the prior day), Chinese or Western. Breakfast during our stay was served in their first floor restaurant between 7:10-8:45am. E we both had the Chinese style breakfast so can’t comment on the western. We really enjoyed the breakfast despite some of the other reviews we’ve seen! We were served a tray with small plates of a variety of Chinese dishes. Included were 3 steamed dumplings (1 plain, 1 meat and 1 scroll shaped), a bowl of lentil soup, a bowl of mushrooms, a bowl of yams, a bowl of cabbage slaw, a boiled egg, a bowl of fruit (apple and melon) and a drink choice (we had black coffee). We really enjoyed the meal!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Lucas5915 wrote a review Oct 2019
Venlo, The Netherlands269 contributions71 helpful votes
The location of this hotel is the best selling point: it is situated in the old city, very close to one of the gates and on one of the busiest and nicest streets of Pingyao. Lots of shopping, restaurants and historical buildings in the area. The rooms are very nice, with a huge bed and beautiful bathroom. Because of the thick walls you do not hear any street noise, so a good nights rest is assured. The service from the hotel is great: free pick up and drop off from the railroad station, helpful information on the towns nicest sights to see and always a welcoming smile. Well done! Only minor detail: breakfast options are limited, but with so many restaurants in the direct vicinity that is no problem.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Kavajo wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom95 contributions37 helpful votes
We booked a deluxe family suite which was supposed to sleep 4 but on arrival discovered this is actually two separate rooms. They are not next door and there is no connecting door. This is not suitable for a family unless you want to be split up. The second room offered is much smaller and basic than the main room. We got them to make bed on the floor for our children who were small enough to sleep there. Not what we expected. The room itself was very nicely furnished and very spacious. The hotel is lovely and very well presented in a traditional Chinese style, as befits the location. The room is well equipped and provided plenty of toiletries. The electric toilet was rather silly though, as it had lots of features but would not flush. I don't see why they would install such a strange object. I assume they think it classy but it really was not. The hotel is situated just inside the pedestrian zone of the ancient city so there is no traffic noise. The room rate includes transfer from the station which we arranged by letting hotel know the train number we would arrive on. Two cars were waiting for us so we went one adult and one child in each. Not sure if they always send two cars though. Breakfast was very average, the Asian choices not very appealing, and the Western choices not done well. It would be better to offer simpler food done well than trying to be fancy. The best thing is the location as you are in the ancient city and can easily walk around and see all the sights. There are many restaurants and tourist shops on the road outside. It is not noisy however as it is just far enough from the busy crowded areas.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
antonio-dimeo wrote a review Sep 2019
Rome, Italy184 contributions49 helpful votes
Water hotel is really a beautiful hotel, rooms are wonderful and internal court is fascinating. THe hotel is located on Pingyao ancient city main street, is not noisy but gives you the possibility to walk around all day. is perfect to see the ancient city. Breakfast must be improved. is really really poor and not well organized. Restaurant was closed. Free transfer from and to Station has been really appreciated!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Water Hotel, Pingyao
Which popular attractions are close to Water Hotel, Pingyao?
Nearby attractions include Ancient City of Pingyao (0.4 miles), Pingyao Confucian Temple (0.2 miles), and Rishengchang Former Bank (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Water Hotel, Pingyao?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Water Hotel, Pingyao?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Water Hotel, Pingyao?
Conveniently located restaurants include De Ju Yuan, Tian YuanKui KeZhan, and Petit Resto.
Does Water Hotel, Pingyao have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Water Hotel, Pingyao offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Water Hotel, Pingyao located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Pingyao County.
Does Water Hotel, Pingyao offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Water Hotel, Pingyao?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ancient City of Pingyao (0.4 miles), Rishengchang Former Bank (0.4 miles), and Ming and Qing Dynasties Street (0.1 miles).