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Commune by the Great Wall

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

As other reviews have highlighted, it is quite difficult to write a concise, negative or positive overview of commune by the Great Wall. The experience is mixed and expectation difficult to manage. The below is a summary of my visit: Myself and my partner arrived at the Commune late afternoon having flown into Beijing from Guilin. The first thing to...

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Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

This is a hard hotel to review and one of the strangest places I've stayed. It certainly wasn't a five star or luxury experience, arrived in the evening and wasn't offered any help with bags through the front door. Front desk staff didn't offer much emotion. After check-in we were driven to the closest villa, within each villa are multiple...

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I stayed here 1 night 2 days as part of a company workshop/retreat. The rooms were comfortable the food was nice. But the biggest drawcard is the short 10-15 minute walk to the great wall. It snowed overnight and we were greeted with the most amazing sights. Fantastic place to base yourself before exploring the wall.

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

I took my two kids (7&4) and my parents here for one night. It was really beautiful hotel with mountains and trees and Great Wall around it. It was fun to climb up the Great Wall. The service from reception and restaurant were not bad. The supervisor of house keeping was very rude though. We stayed in a three bedrooms...

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Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

We started off horribly. the car that we booked to pick us up from the airport didn't even show up and It took the hotel 1 hour to send another one . When we arrived to the hotel to complain they were kind and gave as a discount as compensation. We then ate lunch at the restaurant which was way...

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1Thank 214yamens
London
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We were a wedding party of around 80 guests. We were staying at the Bamboo house villa. Starting off with the negative (slight), the rooms are quite basic (although one of the most comfortable beds ever), and the overpriced restaurant with average food (2 cold coffees will empty your pockets by 12 GBP). Apart from this, this venue is splendid...

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London
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

I have given the Commune 5 stars because our experience of being the only people on the Great Wall watching sunset was just incredible. I researched as much as I could before booking and found mixed reviews on the hotel. I'm so glad we still booked it. I requested a quiet room in advance after reading reviews of noisy accommodation...

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3Thank smallworldlondon
Beijing, China
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Well I assume the great wall is the great place to visit for each and every person in the world if got a chance. I'm pretty much fascinated about it's build and the way it is. That's why the Hotel, Commune by the Great Wall meets up the need for people like me who want to visit the great wall....

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lyon
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

This hotel is very original and very well located close to the great wall. The additional great thing is a private acces to the great wall which is a unic experience. The hotel is composed by several buildings constructed by architects severals years ago. This is for the positive points because a part that all the rest is negative. We...

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1Thank patrick c
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

We had a late lunch on the terrace after visiting the Great Wall. Highly recommended. Some thoughts:- - unique minimalist architecture - people who like modern interior design will love it - I loved the serenity - there's nothing else here but nature - gorgeous restaurant terrace, kitted out with high-end furniture - high quality dining experience See my photos...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Commune by the Great Wall - located at the Shui Guan Great Wall - designed by 12 Asian architects Commune consists 42 villas dispersed along the steep slope of the serene valley - it was exhibited at the 2002 Biennale Di Venezia the only hotel from mainland China selected by Conde Nast Traveler as one of 100 Hot Hotels in the World and included in the Tatler travel Guide - 2005 - as one of the 101 Best Hotels ... more   less 

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Address: Exit Shuiguan, Badaling Highway, Great Wall, Beijing 100020, China
Region: China > Beijing
Price Range: $250 - $575 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Commune by the Great Wall 5*
Number of rooms: 172
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Also Known As:
Commune By The Great Wall Hotel Yanqing County
Commune Beijing
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#115 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
#181 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
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“Lunch only - no rooms were seen”
 of 5 bubbles BillK41, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“the bamboo villas are the most spectacular architecture for a stay”
 of 5 bubbles globalroam, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The Hotel was really quiet but as you are sharing the villas with other people that can of course cause a lot of problems.”
 of 5 bubbles 619Family2013, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The Bamboo Houses are most warm and appealing. Bamboo House 2 is closest to the reception/gym/spa/restaurants and Great Wall. Lots of steps so not suitable for elderly or kids or persons with limited mobility”
 of 5 bubbles owhatfun, 26 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The beds are very traditional you sleep almost on the floor, but very comfortable.”
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