Having been to various sections of the Great Wall we wanted to experience something different so decided to stay close by for the evening. The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is very nice for photos but personally we prefer some of the less touristy sections of the Wall, however the Brickyard was simply amazing!
From wherever we were in our room we could see the Great Wall through the large seemingly double-height windows. We took a look at the Spa and the jacuzzi, which both looked very tempting but decided to save these for next time. Our room was very nicely appointed, very clean and it felt truly 5 star. Great heating (it was the end of winter) and a fireplace with wood to keep it burning plus a very nice rain shower in the bathroom.
The staff were polite, accommodating and spoke more than enough English. The breakfast and lunch that we had at the Brickyard were very nice, simple food simply well done. We also dined at the sister restaurant, the School House, for lunch on the day we arrived and this was also very good. Being part of the one organisation meant we were transferred by minivan from the School House to the Brickyard by their own driver.
We will be back, and perhaps with a group of friends as it would be a fun place to enjoy some dinner and drinks together while loooking up the mountain to the Great Wall of China.
- 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