I stayed on aThe Brickyard after the Slow Food Saturday festivities, and thought it was fabulous. I enjoyed my stay immensely. I stayed in a superior room, and the view of the Great Wall was amazing. The hot water ran out after about 10 minutes, but when I brought it up with the staff they were extremely prompt in getting someone to look at it, and it turned out I was the problem and it was fine the rest of my stay. The service was excellent, but I do wish they'd have a schedule for trips to the Great Wall (a shuttle was supposed to be included, but when I asked, I got several different answers about times depending on who I spoke to, and so passed on going to Mutianyu Great Wall because it seemed like a hassle to organise and I had to be back to return to Beijing.)
The nachos are fabulous, same with the spinach and mushroom dip with toast! I wish there were more vegetarian salad options on the menu, but what I did sample was great. The coffee and cookies (available all the time) is a perk, too. I think the return trip driver is an excellent inclusion as well, as I don't drive. The iPhone dock was also a nice inclusion, as well as free wireless.
I also highly recommend the yoga - perfect way to start a Sunday morning, and I'm not a regular. The instructor, Linda, was the best I have ever had.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Brickyard Eco Retreat At Mutianyu Great Wall Hotel Beijing