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“Great location !”
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Dongpo Inn
Ranked #157 of 1,391 Beijing B&B and Inns
Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great location !”
Reviewed May 31, 2012

Very honest and simple service, but the location is definitely worth it.
By a sunny and beautiful morning, start walking on the wall as soon as you can, and enjoy being alone on the Great Wall.
The owners will tell you not to waste time on the closed section, but no worries the guards are never there.
The section with the written stones is particularly breathtaking!
A very rare experience, feeling...
Pierre D. - France

Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

Amazing location with some limitiations (some quite serious)
-wall is just 2 minutes away, but you can access it only very early in the morning as there is a guard that won't let you in during the day. I wish I knew that.
-rooms are extremely basic, but this is how the owner lives so that is no biggie.
-outhouse, smells like one, but again... having the view of the wall kissed by the moon while walking to the outhouse is priceless..
-great food, although expensive. Be careful, you pay everything at 3 times the price you pay elsewhere.
-taxi driver from guesthouse is terrible. Had about 30 almost head on collisions on way to Beijing and found out that although I paid for the expressway, he was instructed by the owner to take the cheap local way. Had a major freakdown when he could not understand me after we almost ended up under a truck.

All In all it was worth it for the location, but be careful they will try to get all your hard worked money. So be smart and say no.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Property: Dongpo Inn
Address: 100 m north of the greatwall, Beijing, China
Location: China > Beijing > Miyun Scenic Resort
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Ranked #157 of 1,391 B&Bs / Inns in Beijing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dongpo inn is a little guesthouse located between two of the most beautiful and least touristic sections of the Great Wall: Jinshanling on its Western part and Simatai on its Eastern part.There are 2 beautiful treks you can do from there: one lasting for less than 2 hours and one lasting for 3/4 hours.It’ s possible to walk on the Simatai section from Dongpo inn (200 m). The hike is around 2 hours. Then, the trek from Simatai to Jinshanling lasts around 3 hours. Those two sections of the Great Wall are not touritic spots at all, and allow you to enjoy the Great Wall in amazing conditions.Prices of the rooms are as follow:· Double bed room 120 yuans· Twin beds room 120 yuans· Traditional heating bed room « kang » 230 yuans(fits 4 adults or up to 5 with kids)The inn is also a restaurant and an especially good one as the owner was a chef in luxurious hotels. Prices are slightly more expensive than what you get in Beijing, but when you will see the location of the inn you’ll understand that logistics has a price.Food is excellent as all they can get locally, they take it from their parents’ kitchen garden in the nearby Dongpo village (that you can visit if you have time it is at a 15-20 minutes’ walk from the Inn). ... more   less 

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