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9.0
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9.4
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The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel

Dunyuet Road, Dunhuang, Dunhuang, China, 736200 - See map
"This hotel is built to look like a desert castle and the decoration inside also reflects this."
Alex - 05 July 2017
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 96% of guests
Exceptional service
9.2 rating for service
  • Free airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Sauna

  • Steamroom

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Value for money score
8.8/10
Location score
9.4/10
Service score
9.2/10
Cleanliness score
9.1/10
Better than
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of Dunhuang properties
Better than
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Better than
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Value for money8.8
Distance to city center3 Km
Location rating9.4

Rooms available at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel

8.9
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Deluxe Twin Bed
Deluxe Twin Bed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Special King Bed
Special King Bed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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Hot Deal Twin
Hot Deal Twin
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Suite
Standard Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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          What people love about The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel

          • 9.2
            Exceptional
            Location

            "The room, view, service, location , stuff , everything was so nice."

            Yuko

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            31 July 2017

          • 9.6
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "All staff were courteous and just really understanding and patient."

            Thomas

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            29 October 2017

          • 8.4
            Excellent
            Cleanliness

            "Very good beds ,clean rooms, acceptable breakfast."

            catherine

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            17 May 2018

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          9.6
          Exceptional

          "A well designed, decorated and furnished hotel with contempo..."

          Kin C.

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          20 December 2018

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          9.6
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          "This is an architecturally beautiful hotel built to resemble..."

          Thomas

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          29 October 2017

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          Cuisine:Chinese

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          9.0
          Exceptional
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          Location9.4
          Room comfort and quality8.9
          Service9.2
          Value for money8.8
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Vanessa
          Group
          Deluxe Twin Bed
          Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

          Outstanding, truly made it a home away from home”

          The staff are phenomenal. The hotel, yes, some of the hardware could do with some improvements (my shower not as hot as my friend's, some blockage in drains, sand getting in during the sandstorm even though everything was closed) but I totally get it given where this hotel is located. I could feel everything they could in this faraway place where you cannot get things as easily as in say Beijing/Shanghai. Yes the breakfast place was amazing, the food good, and the location super, but I really wanted to commend the staff. I came in from Beijing with some fruits, when the staff came to turn bed (I was out) they noticed it and got me a big plate, a fruit knife and a note telling me they saw I got fruits and thought I would be needing a knife. I spend about half the year living in hotels for work and travel and this is the FIRST TIME house staff brought me a proper knife and plate without me having to ask. It really was wonderful. Then there is the attentiveness of the front desk, the availability of water (super important since we are in desert area) and, washing powder for you to wash your sand ridden clothes in. I am not done with Dunhuang and am plotting my next adventure in another part of it already, will definitely try to make a stay here on the way out and on the way in. Thank you!

          Reviewed June 08, 2019
          7.2
          Very good
          Monika from Singapore
          Family with teens
          Special King Bed
          Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

          Very good”

          Very close to the sand dunes, fantastic roof top terasse with view onto the sand dunes. Very good Chinese restaurant. Very helpful staff. Camp fire and camel ride with breakfast unfortunately only available for groups of 20.

          Reviewed July 14, 2019
          8.8
          Excellent
          Alex from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Special King Bed
          Stayed 1 night in June 2017

          Most popular hotel in dunhuang ”

          This hotel is built to look like a desert castle and the decoration inside also reflects this. It's all designed to make you feel like your living on the Silk Road. The 4th floor has a small restaurant and bar that over looks the sand dunes and you can pre book a breakfast where you raise a camel out into the desert and eat breakfast in the desert. The food in the restaurant was priced ok but better quality is available at other restaurants . We also had a foot massage while sat outside on the sand in a Chinese style courtyard which was professional and not over priced. The hotel was recommended to us by our English speaking guide/driver called Richard( E-mail address dunhuang.richard@163.com Tel:+86 13993713080 ) I live in china and can say he is a very fair, patient , knowledge guide/driver, engkish soeaking but local prices, and no annoying shopping stops- unless you want them. If you need to do any day trips or tours, I can highly recommend him.

          Reviewed July 05, 2017
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Goli from United States
          Couple
          Special King Bed
          Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

          Peaceful rest away from cities”

          Location and view of dunes, decorations and decor

          Wonderful- view of dunes including from roof top restaurant that serves breakfast Also wonderful view of sunset which is followed by a traditional show Can walk to dunes- 20 min Onsite gift shop- bargain hard!

          Reviewed May 11, 2015
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Francois from France
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe Twin Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

          An excellent choice in Dunhuang”

          Great breakfast served on the terrace with a view on the sand dunes, located close to Crescent Lake

          Silk Road Lodge is located a couple of miles from Dunhang City Centre, just about a mile from the entrance of Crescent Lake Scenic Area. It is designed in the shape of a large sand palace and faces the dunes. Reception is majestic –more so than the welcome provided by the receptionists who took several minutes before taking care of me despite the fact no other guests where checking in at the same time. I stayed in a standard twin-bedded room. Overall it had all the necessary fittings expected from a 4-star hotel. However, everything seemed to have been shrunk in size: each of the twin beds was children-size and very narrow (I almost fell on the floor on the first night!), there was little space to move around, and the bathroom was truly tiny. Despite this, the bedroom felt reasonably comfortable. Internet speed was satisfactory, though Wi-Fi didn’t work properly due to a poor signal, so I needed to resort to the Ethernet cable. Breakfast was served on an outdoor 4th floor terrace facing the dunes. Besides the awesome view, a very decent Western breakfast was offered, with some of the staff speaking English reasonably well and the cooks being able to prepare excellent one-side sunny eggs which for once were neither greasy nor overcooked. A nice surprise and an enchanting way to start the day!

          Reviewed September 03, 2013
          8.3
          Excellent
          Chew from Singapore
          Family with young children
          Deluxe Twin Bed
          Stayed 3 nights in August 2011

          Great location an view”

          Great Location, nice view, nice rooms

          this is a very nice hotel, the rooms are nice and clean. the service is excellent, they have someone at your service anytime. the location is great and nice desert view from the restaurant at the top. breakfast is good, you get to choose 2 restaurant. the one at the top serves western food, there is another restaurant further away on the ground floor which serves western and chinese breakfast. you can see the sun rise at the top of the restaurant. only issue with the hotel may be security. when i forgot my key and ask the staff to open the door for me, they open it without checking my identity. so that is not very safe.

          Reviewed September 07, 2011
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Kin from Hong Kong
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe Twin Bed
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

          Well furnished, great service, the only place I would choose to stay at Dun Huang”

          A well designed, decorated and furnished hotel with contemporary facilities; staffs were very friendly and helpful; located next to the very famous Cresent Spring; restaurants serviced good quality food with choices and very reasonable prices. It definitely worths for the money.

          Reviewed December 20, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Tai
          Couple
          Deluxe Twin Bed
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

          Wonderful stay”

          Helpdul and friensly staff

          Reviewed May 07, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Don from New Zealand
          Family with teens
          Deluxe Twin Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

          A very special place to stay”

          We were travelling with our 2 adult daughters and we had 2 rooms. The service from the staff was impeccable. There is a calmness in their manner. The rooms are homely, cosy and spacious. We liked that they reflected the culture/history of the area. The roof top restaurant is great at any time of the day, but especially at sunset. The bathroom facilities and provisions were great, with even a foot bath being provided. Would loved to have stayed here longer.

          Reviewed August 04, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          zheng from Canada
          Family with teens
          Deluxe Twin Bed
          Stayed 1 night in July 2018

          Excellent Service”

          The rooms, while appearing archaic at first, are in reality quite modern and clean. The service was also impeccable; they even provided a free ride to the hospital when one of our family became sick. The amenities provided by the Hotel, such as the Apples, Tea, and Bottled Water were well appreciated. They even gave us stuffed camel plushies (1 per person) as souvenirs. The food was also great, though I would avoid the Chinese restaurant due to personal antipathy towards overpowering flavors. The hotel itself could also be considered as a tourist destination due to its plethora of shows and gorgeous scenery. Overall, it is at a great value for the price.

          Reviewed July 17, 2018
          8.4
          Excellent
          catherine from Singapore
          Group
          Special King Bed
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

          amazing view”

          Very good Hotel on the silk road . However only a few persons could speak english . Very good beds ,clean rooms, acceptable breakfast. Terrace and bar opened until 11 pm ! But very disappointing Spa . Spa rooms not well decorated, massages not exceptional, not even a glass of water after massage. no warm towels either on feet after foot massage . Need to be improved to reach hotel standard.

          Reviewed May 17, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Thomas from United States
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe Twin Bed
          Stayed 1 night in October 2017

          Fantastic hotel”

          I have to thank my local agent, Dunhuang Travel Guide, for recommending that I stay in this hotel during my visit. This is an architecturally beautiful hotel built to resemble a fortess. It blends in very well with the surrounding Gobi desert. Very impressive as one turns into the parking area in front of the hotel. You can start to imagine camels walking across. Their customer service is excellent. I arrived from an early train at around 8:45 am. They gave me a room immediately which I really appreciated. They also made accommodations at the time of check out. All staff were courteous and just really understanding and patient. The buffet breakfast is on the 4th floor rooftop with a wonderful view of the desert. The selection is good. The hotel provided complimentary transfer to and from train station and airport. It is also just a 15 minute walk to Mingsha Shan and Crescent Moon Lake. It also offers a shuttle to the night market.

          Reviewed October 29, 2017
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Thomas from United States
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe Twin Bed
          Stayed 1 night in October 2017

          Treat yourself to an incredible accommodation”

          This is an architecturally beautiful hotel built to resemble a fortess. It blends in very well with the surrounding Gobi desert. Very impressive as one turns into the parking area in front of the hotel. You can start to imagine camels walking across. Their customer service is excellent. I arrived from an early train at around 8:45 am. They gave me a room immediately which I really appreciated. They also made accommodations at the time of check out. All staff were courteous and just really understanding and patient. The buffet breakfast is on the 4th floor rooftop with a wonderful view of the desert. The selection is good. The hotel provided complimentary transfer to and from train station and airport. It is also just a 15 minute walk to Mingsha Shan and Crescent Moon Lake. I am so thankful to DunHuang Travel Guide, the agency who arranged my itinerary, to recommend that I stay in this hotel during my visit. They are so in tune to what I wanted. www.DunHuangtravelguide.com. I just wished I had time to do their camel trekking and/or overnight desert camping. It sounded fantastic! If I ever come back, I will do that and stay in this hotel again.

          Reviewed October 26, 2017
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Yuko from Japan
          Couple
          Deluxe Twin Bed
          Stayed 1 night in July 2017

          Great hotel!”

          The room, view, service, location , stuff , everything was so nice. We had such a lovely time there. Only once thing they can make it better is maybe their breakfast. Other Chinese hotels have served more fresh and tasty variety. But still we enjoyed it with great view of desert.

          Reviewed July 31, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          John from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Special King Bed
          Stayed 6 nights in June 2017

          Exceptional”

          I would strongly recommend the Dunhuang Silk Road Hotel to anyone staying in Dunhuang. The staff are helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. The food and other services are good and the location is exceptional.

          Reviewed June 30, 2017
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Rosa from Italy
          Couple
          Deluxe Twin Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

          Great!”

          Beautiful rooms, cleaned twice a day! Helpful staff. Good breakfast. You can enjoy a drink on the roof terrace with view of the dunes. Very good location, you can walk (20 minutes) to the dunes or even better ride one of the hotel pushbikes.

          Reviewed April 23, 2016
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Silvia from Italy
          Group
          Deluxe Twin Bed
          Stayed 1 night in June 2014

          Amazing hotel with stunning view”

          It looks like a huge fortress in the desert, it makes you dream about how traveling on the Silk Road must have been back in the past. Friendly and helpful staff, amazing view on Mingsha Shan dunes.

          We were a group of three friends traveling low budget in Gansu, and we booked this hotel as a one-night-luxury- treatment for ourselves before and after riding long distances Chinese trains. The place is amazing, very close to the train station and airport, and to Dunhuang city, but even closer to Mingsha Shan sand dunes. Rooms are large and clean, very comfortable; staff is friendly and helpful, even though they barely speak English. We asked for a driver and he was a lovely local guy, he showed us around all day and bring us to eat la mian for a very fair price. The buffet breakfast is quite impressive, speaking about China, and the plus is that you eat on the terrace, in front of Mingsha Shan. I really couldn't ask more to this place, great value and highly recommended.

          Reviewed June 11, 2014
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Sher from United States
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe Twin Bed
          Stayed 1 night in December 2013

          Excellent Hotel; made the journey worthwhile”

          Friendly and English speaking staff; large, comfortable room; good food and drink

          Excellent; wish I could have stayed more than one night. Room is large, comfortable, nicely decorated. The entire complex well laid out. Sunrise (or set) on a roof top patio. Close to sand dunes and Crescent Lake Oasis. With Agoda rate I got excellent value for money spent.

          Reviewed December 16, 2013
          8.7
          Excellent
          Sze from Hong Kong
          Couple
          Deluxe Twin Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

          Excellent Stay”

          Excellent Services and Staff, Proximity to Ming Sha Shan (tourist spot), Rooftop restaurant with excellent view

          We had a great stay in the hotel. The room is clean and the room size is good. It is within walking distance to Ming Sha Shan which is a main tourist spot. Breakfast is good, especially the handmade noodles. I am most impressed by the rooftop restaurant with excellent scenic view of Ming Sha Shan both in the morning and during sunset. It is an excellent place for stargazing as well.

          Reviewed April 05, 2013
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Michael from Australia
          Group
          Deluxe Twin Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

          Excellent hotel with a great location”

          Comfort, quiet location and friendly staff

          My three brothers and I stayed at this hotel on a Silk Road holiday we did independently. Of all the hotels we stayed at in China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan this was the best. The facilities and amenities are excellent and leave nothing to be desired. The staff are friendly and obliging (not something one can always expect in China), the food is good, but the great feature of the property is its location a short distance from the magnificent sand dunes. These are less than one kilometer from the hotel. As you climb to the balcony for breakfast or dinner these magnificent dunes greet your view. We hired bicycles to ride the short distance to the dunes and the slightly longer trip into the city proper. The town is a cheap taxi ride ($1-$2) away. Energetic persons could also ride to the famous Buddhist grottoes some distance away. The hotel should not be confused with another named Silk Road Hotel in the city proper, to which we were first taken.

          Reviewed October 15, 2012
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