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Commune by the Great Wall

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Marion, Ma
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our tour group stopped by the restaurant located in the Commune Hotel, on our way back to Beijing, after touring the Great Wall. We were fed family style - no menus were provided. The dishes were mainly Chinese style food, but very difficult to identify. Service staff did not speak English. Overall, the items were not tasty and unfamiliar in...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The location is fabulous, if I really wanna feel what the Great Wall is about stay there! But not more then one or 2 nights. It's quite remote, with really nothing around it. The rooms are quite theme design but not that great. The breakfast was also not bad. Over all facilities are good. But it's all about the nature...

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Thank Marina G
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Was there due to business meetings. The place is amazing and you have access to a private section of the wall. The service is average. Few staff members speak English but they do their best to understand and help. The food is really average, not worth to pay those prices.

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Dozens of uniquely designed houses in the hills close to a section of the Great Wall. The house of our Superior Room was shared by 2 other rooms, but luckily there was nobody else so the wonderful shared space (kitchen, living room) was all for ourselves. Strangely, the booking systems so until the last minute that the place is full,...

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Thank Hulivili
Australia
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is a brilliant concept hotel in much need of some tender loving care. The location is beautiful, with multiple villas spread throughout a valley with private access to the Great Wall. The architecture is fantastic, but apart from the main lobby, restaurant and spa building, the rest is poorly maintained, with peeling paint and parts falling off. However, inside...

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Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I stayed at the Commune by the Great Wall for one night and I need to agree with many of the previous comments and ratings. It is really really hard to review. The food was awful. I ordered soup and desert from the Western menu (terrible) and the breakfast was really lousy. Lots of choices but like the whole hotel...

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We visited the Commune for a weekend trip from Beijing, attracted by the unique architecture and the opportunity to have a private access to the Great Wall. The design of the distributed buildings and the whole setting in the mountains is absolutely perfect and impressive. Each house has been designed by a different architect and has its own character. Yes,...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I have no idea how some people could leave some of the less-than-favorable reviews I see below. As someone with high expectations for hotels (only stay at 4-5 star US ratings like Ritz, Four Seasons, Renaissance, etc), this hotel is fantastic. I saw the mixed reviews on here and booked it anyway, unsure of what to expect- but after staying...

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Thank ashleyet18
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 24 March 2016

As this hotel is almost right next to the badaling great wall, it has got a good view of it and is very much accessible from other major attractions around. For the hotel service I would say it's fine a it's very difficult to find a big hotel as such in this place.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2015

The commune is a very special and unusual hotel located near badaling (the Great Wall main touristy site) When entering the hotel grounds it felt like we were in a James Bond film, the different hotel houses are very modern and beautifully contrast but also in contradiction blend in with their natural surrounding thanks to the choice of colours and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Tennis Court
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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: $267 - $611 (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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#118 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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