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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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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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Beijing, China
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Summer is best time to stay this hotel. We climbed the wall from a shortcut to the highest point and did some Tai Chi in the early morning! The view up there was great and impressive...tremendous experience for all of us...but one thing you need to remember: dress warmly when exercise in early morning, little chilly!

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the commune for 4 days as part of the workshop hosted by our company. I found the hotel to be amazing. The Chinese Sichuan restaurant has amazing food, much better than the western Redtaurant. The pink bar has great choice of foreign wines. The private access to the Great Wall is a treat like no other. It's...

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Horse Shoe, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 April 2015

We selected this hotel because it appeared to be the best option to get away from the smog of Beijing. My wife could not breath in Beijing. She was demobilized due to the smog. We were not able to do any sightseeing in Beijing while we were there. We decided to go to the Commune Hotel to get away from...

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Reviewed 17 April 2015

The good: The place is just magnificent. It's around 90mins drive from the Airport. We stayed at the Bamboo villa, which is an architecture masterpiece (Japanese feel). There are quite a few villas, and I'm sure the others are equally as stunning. For a group activity, we went with the mountain hiking route... which started off pleasant, and then got...

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singapore
Reviewed 27 March 2015

It's not the 5 star luxury hotel you will be used to. SOHO group in China took over mgmt from Kempinski recently. So don't expect that service level and you'll be fine. The rooms need some sprucing up, the F&B staff (polite but not well trained) and for the prices, the food quality needs some improvement. Room keys malfunctioned twice...

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Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Was a great experience, lovely spacious rooms. However, I did have to shower in cold water on the first night. Love the trip to the Great Wall, was so beautiful. The hotel is just a bit far from the communes , and there was no minibar of food to nibble on at night.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 December 2014

The property was breathtaking, and the hike up to the private section of the Great Wall was very, very special. Over the course of our stay, I hiked up 3 or 4 times--twice in one day! It was great to see it in the "mist" (aka Smog) as well as on a clear day. The architecture and landscape was soooo...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2014

There are many reasons for a Westerner to visit the Commune: the concept of architect designed separate villas is different and adding charm; there are hiking trails to Chinese mountains, reasonably unspoilt and different from what you would see in Europe; the private stretch of Great Wall is worth the steep walk, you will be alone or one of few;...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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: $328 - $597 (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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#113 Luxury Hotel in Beijing
#178 Best Value Hotel in Beijing
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“The bigger villas look nicer - but you need to be in a big group for them (or very rich)”
 of 5 bubbles L1572WOdavidp, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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