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Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Stayed one night with friends. Pingyao underwhelmed us slightly - worth a quick visit but has succumbed to many of the trappings of Chinese tourist towns (samey gift stalls, sweet things to eat on sticks, flag waving tour groups) - but we loved this guesthouse. It's in one of the original courtyard style places, and there are higher end versions but for the price this place was great. Right in the heart of the old town down a quiet street. Comfortable if basic rooms, friendly and helpful staff. All you could ask for really.

Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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lxy8866, 经理 at Xiangshengyuan Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you for your appreciation of our hotel, your encouragement is the driving force behind our progress. I wish you a pleasant trip and I look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

I traveled there on my own with little of Chinese I learn from college, it was a wonderful experience! The guest house is a family owned business, and the people there were just awesome, they offered free pick up from the train station before I arrive which is very thoughtful and kind. The owner was kinda surprised when I speak Chinese to him, LOL. We chatted a little on our way to the guest house and I learned that this building is actually built in several hundred years ago! The place is one block away from East street, it's quiet and peaceful, away from noise so I got really good sleep, with comfortable bed. The yard was full of red lanterns and that makes me curious, so I asked, turns out the owner's family just had a traditional Chinese wedding not long ago! I wish I was there to see what does it looks like, that would be an experience I would never forget. Anyway, the guest house was definitely worth staying, the price was fair, room was nice, people are willing to help you with your needs even they only speak a little english, they have a small yard for everyone to stay, drink tea, and talk. They can arrange tour and bus for you to travel other sights such as Wang's family compound etc.

Date of stay: April 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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lxy8866, 经理 at Xiangshengyuan Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you for your appreciation of our hotel, your encouragement is the driving force behind our progress. I wish you a pleasant trip and I look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

A really lovely family-run hotel just outside the main tourist streets. Highly recommended if you want to stay in a mod-range traditional courtyard inn with tasteful decor and friendly service.

I was travelling solo and was grateful that the hotel contacted me (in perfect English) to ask if I wanted collecting from the station, and were there on time with my name on a sign. (Be warned the Pingyao Old Town station is a 20 minute drive from the old town itself.)

The owners speak little English but we did OK, and they kindly gave me a town map and marked all the best sites.

I had a room with a traditional kang bed. It was comfortable and secure, with a fan heater and very cost western-style quilts and pillows. The bathroom (a wet room, as is coming in China) was very modern and tasteful. Good towels, shower shoes and hairdryer provided.

The hotel is about five minute's walk from
East Street, one of the main thoroughfares, on a small alley. I got a little lost finding it again at night but this was quite fun as the town is beautiful at night. It has a roof terrace which gives lovely views over the surrounding rooftops.

Note they only take Union Pay credit cards. The nearest bank accepting foreign cards is the ICBC outside West Gate, the other side of town.

Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Traveled solo
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lxy8866, 经理 at Xiangshengyuan Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Thank you for your feedback, we will pay attention to the replacement of toilet paper. Your satisfaction is what we want! We hope you have a good trip and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

We are currently staying in the Xiangshen yuan Guest House. It is a very warm and authentically ancient place. The owner, Liu, has been gracious and very accommodating from the very beginning and even before arrival. He quickly answers inquiries via email and offered to pick us up from the train station. He speaks very little english, but we were able to communicate easily through google translate. So we were able to get tips about how to tour Pingyao and got arrangements for our day visit to Mianshan mountain.

The guest house itself is very beautifully done and is an authentic ancient dwelling. We were upgraded to king bed room free of charge! That was awesome!

They have a charming courtyard and an upper story viewing area to see the sunset.

The bathroom has good hot water for baths. The room also had a good functioning heating/cooling unit.

The location is also very near the main attractions and walkable to the ticket office and eating places.

We were really happy with our stay here!

Date of stay: February 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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lxy8866, 经理 at Xiangshengyuan Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Thank you for your feedback, we will pay attention to the replacement of toilet paper. Your satisfaction is what we want! We hope you have a good trip and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this guest house from 8Dec to 11 Dec. It is a traditional courtyard with a good ancient feel. They have yaodong ("house caves") that keep you warm in cold seasons and cool on hot seasons naturally. Go try that out. The hosts are great people and will go extra miles to help you. There is one night we could not find the eating place that the mother of the guesthouse recommended and when we went back to ask again, she volunteering bring us there without hesitation although she was in the midst of some washing.
They attended to all your needs and requests readily and there is also free pickup and transfer back to train station.

The place is really good value for money, good location with reasonable prices. They can also help make arrangement for private taxi transport to Mianshan or nearby sightseeing places and the price is reasonable.

Only one small issue : the hot water cannot last 2 continuously baths but no major problem , just need to keep gaps of 15 mins to let the water reheat.

Date of stay: December 2016
Trip type: Traveled with family
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lxy8866, 经理 at Xiangshengyuan Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Thank you for your feedback, we will pay attention to the replacement of toilet paper. Your satisfaction is what we want! We hope you have a good trip and hope to see you again!

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