Commune by the Great Wall Hotel
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7.4
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10
Very good service
7.5
Value for money6.6
Distance to city center75 km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportBeijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
Distance to airport54.7 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Sauna

  • Air conditioning

  • Blackout curtains

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Superior
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Deluxe
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Family Room (4 Adults)
Family Room (4 Adults)
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed and 1 king bed
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Standard
Standard
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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Bed in dormitory FEMALE ROOM
Bed in dormitory FEMALE ROOM
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    Double Or Twin Superior
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              Agoda Reviews (123)Booking.com Reviews (98)
              7.4
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              10
              Cleanliness7.4
              Facilities6.7
              Location8.4
              Room comfort and quality7.4
              Service7.5
              Value for money6.6
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              8.8
              Excellent
              Janet from Singapore
              Couple
              Superior
              Stayed 1 night in October 2018
              Stunning location. Quiet, nice tone away from the crowds. The wall is awesome. ”
              Service is not really international , we got by on limited English but a great experience, we would definitely do it again.
              Reviewed October 19, 2018
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Jackson
              Couple
              Superior
              Stayed 1 night in August 2018
              Exceptional”
              Excellent place to stay. Quiet, peaceful, relaxing and spacious. There is a lot of public space in each house type for guests to enjoy other than the large park-like space in the community. Plus the fact that there is a section of Great Wall that can b enjoyed by guests in private without crowded by hundreds of tourists.
              Reviewed August 23, 2018
              5.6
              Eddie from Canada
              Couple
              Deluxe
              Stayed 1 night in April 2017
              Way overpriced for a shared accomodation”
              As titled, it's way overpriced for a shared accommodation. We stayed at one of the Forest Houses with 3 rooms inside, one of which was taken by a family from the Mainland while we were given a room on the second floor. The interior of the room was clean but neither spacious nor luxurious, just like many modern bachelor apartments nowadays. I have nothing against the Mainlanders but many of them tend to be inconsiderate. The kitchen and living room are supposed to be a common area. Nah, it wasn't the case. The couches and dining table were completely filled with their stuff. What made things worse is that we were awaken early in the morning before 0700hrs by the yelling and loud conversations from downstairs. You can imagine there is barely any acoustics/noise isolation. Good that we only stayed there for one night. Location wise, it's not too far from the Beijing Capital Airport. We drove and it took us about 90 minutes with the traffic, but I heard from the people whom I talked to saying that it was virtually impossible to hire a taxi to get here from the airport. If you were to come here to see those architectural masterpieces which once were described as a "New Architectural Wonder of China", think twice. Many of these villas have not been maintained properly or I should say haven't been maintained at all. Spalled concrete, corroded structural steel members, shabby wooden features and signs of poor workmanship are everywhere. After all these years, they deserve to be renovated. Enough of the bad stuff. What's good about this hotel is their "private" Great Wall. After walking an approximately 2 km long rugged trail at the outskirt of the hotel, you can get onto the Great Wall. There was hardly anyone there and it was nice and quiet. Great for photo shooting which you can hardly do over at Badaling. My suggestion is that if you have been to this section of the Great Wall, you might as well forget about Badaling. We went to Badaling after we checked out and the
              Reviewed April 18, 2017
              4.3
              Laurie from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 1 night in November 2014
              In poor condition for such an expensive hotel”
              the location and the private path to the Great Wall
              A bit of a disaster. The room was shabby and in poor condition. The broken down blinds wouldn't close or open properly and looked like they were from a tenement, not an expensive hotel. I noted the problem on arrival and was told an engineer would come. Never happend. Late that night, the manager came to apologize, but at that point the damage was done. Too tired and too late to change rooms. To make it worse, in the morning there was no hot water in the bathroom.
              Reviewed November 14, 2014
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Clifford from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 2 nights in September 2014
              Stay at the Commune ”
              It's location to the Great Wall . It's layout and friendly staff
              Reviewed October 03, 2014
              4.7
              Lizhou from China
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2014
              can be better”
              forest,
              we booked two night, but run away after one night,
              Reviewed July 13, 2014
              5.7
              frank from Germany
              Couple
              Deluxe
              Stayed 2 nights in May 2014
              Design Museum worth to visit ”
              Unique designs, green sourroundings, fresh air and private Great Wall
              It's a place to go for design sight seeing. The buildings are more than 10 years old and deserve first renovation.
              Reviewed June 03, 2014
              4.0
              pei from China
              Solo traveler
              Superior
              Stayed 1 night in April 2014
              enjoy the design”
              the location, the design, the surroundings
              the park and design building is fantastic, but the service is not qualified, such as no conditioner in bath room, no desk or tea pot in the bed room, too noisy, sound can't be isolated, i can clear hear the people in the beside room, even both of us close the door
              Reviewed May 07, 2014
              7.0
              Very good
              Peter from United States
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in September 2013
              Good, but it could have been better!”
              Secluded but accessible
              First the good points. 1-After expressing disappointment with our room, we were quickly upgraded to a much nicer 2-room suite. In the suite, the bathroom was very nice, and the 2 rooms were big. But there were stains on some of the upholstery. 2-This is a nice enclave style property. You feel like you've gotten away from it all. 3-As an experiment in western architecture, it's fun to stroll around the very large property grounds...but after only 10 years, some of the property already looks a bit frayed, as do some of the staff uniforms. Now for some of the bad. 1-Dinner-time Room Service was delivered/served in plastic takeout containers instead of plates. (?!?!) 2-When it comes to complimentary tea service and other similar offers for guests, staff should "get it right the first time". 3-The pool is closed too early, at 7pm. Overall, it was a pleasant stay but there's a lot of room for improvement. It's all about attention to detail!
              Reviewed September 04, 2013
              2.0
              Yee from Singapore
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2013
              Worst hotel ever.”
              No great things, worst hotel ever.
              I can tell you this hotel is the worst I have ever stayed, and by a long shot. Upon arrival, thy tried to shuffle us into a decrepit room, my girlfriend found cobwebs in the toilet! We changed room immediately, gave us a damp and dark place. Accepted it. So we had ordered room service for dinner, it came in plastic boxes! For the amount we are paying, it is atrocious. Plastic boxes carried in a plastic bag. The staff broke the plates (porcelain plates) while unpacking first time, so he brought it all back to redo, came back, the food had hair in it...at this time, the floor had broken shards of porcelain, we were very hungry, so proceeded to had dinner. The cleaners came during dinner wanting to sweep it up, but we said we are having dinner, leave it alone, and sweep tomorrow during cleaning. Next day, went out, I put the plastic saying "change my sheets" on the bed as needed. Ordered the hotel to arrange car transport for us to visit badaling great wall, they charged us 500rmb for a round trip, saying its 20+minutes away, so we had to pay. Fine, I paid.
              Reviewed August 12, 2013
              8.3
              Excellent
              BETTY from Canada
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in July 2013
              RIP OFF!”
              COOL , SERVICE, NICE ROOMS
              NO PRIVATE TRAIL TO GREAT WALL. IT’S A SHUT DOWN BY GOVERNMENT AND THE HOTEL DOESN’T TELL PEOPLE UNTIL AT CHECK IN!!! TRANSPORTATION IN FROM BEIJING CITY CENTER COSTED $350 CNY ON A REGULAR TAXI AFTER BARGINING. ON THE WAY OUT TO BEIJING AIRPORT, BECAUSE THE HOTEL KNOWS WE ARE STUCK, OPTIONS ARE 1) HOTEL CAR $1000+ CNY 2) HOTEL CALL A REGULAR TAXI FOR US $600 CNY 3) TAKE THE PUBLIC BUS FROM THE VILLAGE $2 (not sure how to get there and how long it will take) The above are experiences from my trip. Other than that, it’s a nice & cool hotel
              Reviewed July 17, 2013
              8.3
              Excellent
              Maurice from Germany
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in June 2013
              Amazing location with outstanding surrounding ”
              Great location, perfect for hiking, huge and spacious rooms and house facilities
              Reviewed June 15, 2013
              10.0
              Exceptional
              victoria from Philippines
              Family with teens
              Stayed 1 night in May 2013
              fantastic”
              close to great wall, great food, great service
              Reviewed June 09, 2013
              8.7
              Excellent
              Pamela from United States
              Business traveler
              Stayed 1 night in May 2013
              Luxury resort tucked up against Great Wall”
              Easy access to private unrestored section of Great Wall, interesting contemporary architecture, attentive and English-speaking staff
              Had a great visit, enjoyed hiking on both the private section and nearby public sections of the great Wall, food was good, hotel staff were extremely friendly and responsive (and English-speaking)
              Reviewed May 27, 2013
              8.3
              Excellent
              Renee from United States
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 1 night in April 2013
              Supurb unrestored wall!”
              Unrestored great wall, great mountain views, unique architecture
              We spent one night at the Commune to make sure we had time to ee restored Badaling and the unrestored hotel section. The htel setion is unbelievabe! There is a short climb up to the wall and it was very doable, even though we aren't hikers. Hotel was nice, but not spectacular. Would be great for families as there is an abundance of space.
              Reviewed April 06, 2013
              9.0
              Exceptional
              David from New Zealand
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in September 2012
              It's all about the location”
              Private piece of wall can't be beaten
              For a while now I've wanted to stay here, drawn mostly by the appealing combination of distinctive, modernist villas with the exotic location by the Great Wall. What I didn't even know about was what turned out to be its best feature: private access to an unrestored section of the Great Wall. It's a steep scramble up the hill, but wow is it worth it: picturesquely overgrown with rambling plants and wildflowers, it's an intensely evocative experience - one everyone else can only dream of as they slum it with the teeming crowds, abrasive hawkers and shoving tourists on the regular section of wall nearby. Oh, and the rest of the resort-style hotel is lovely as well, in a very low-key way. We were in the 'bamboo', which was a particularly beautiful and spacious design. I was surprised to discover that we were sharing a living space and terrace with others in the same villa, but it would make for an amazing group accommodation option. The only odd thing was the outdoor swimming pool, which was nicely designed with a very attractive cafe next to it, but was ICY cold, despite it being hot early September weather. Even at the height of summer it's hard to imagine that being anything other than extremely bracing.
              Reviewed December 02, 2012
              8.0
              Excellent
              Joanne from Australia
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2012
              not just your everyday hotel!”
              Lots of space, beautiful views and scenery, great food and simple but modern design
              we loved the commune by the wall. it's on an enormous piece of land so all of the apartments are very seperate and private. it was a 5 min walk to the main 'hub' for meals but it was nice to get outside and enjoy the space - especially coming from hong kong! i tihnk it's the kind of place that would have something to offer all year round and we love the hike with glimpses off the wall from various points of the property.
              Reviewed November 01, 2012
              4.3
              Thomas from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in October 2012
              Not what we were expecting”
              Good access to the wall, and the food was ok in the Chinese restaurant
              Looking back on the holiday, I would have much rather spent the money on a nicer hotel in the city with a day trip to the wall. The accomadation was not worth what we paid, the room was in a large shared building, the room we stayed in was musty, insects in the bathroom, showerhead broken, generally not pleasent. Some of the reception staff were rude and had no interest in helping with our queries, simply passed on to the next person. We tried to arrange a car to see the wall at Badaling, after getting told this was not possible, a hotel car turned up, then a village car which we ended up getting in.
              Reviewed October 17, 2012
              6.0
              June from United Kingdom
              Group
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2012
              Stunning architecture in beautiful scenery”
              Surrounding countryside and access to Great Wall
              Welcome break from madness of Beijing in National Autumn holiday week. If you like modern architecture this is definitely worth a visit. The rooms are within houses with shared kitchen, dining areas. We stayed in bamboo house. The other rooms were occupied by families with small children so could be noisy in the morning. We did not use kitchen but ate in the restaurants. We enjoyed the food in the western restaurant. Maybe it was our choice of dishes but the Chines restaurant did not compare to our other dining experiences in China. For the price the service was not great but you could not beat the position of the hotel.
              Reviewed October 10, 2012
              7.7
              Very good
              MANHAY from China
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 1 night in September 2012
              exellence hotel with poor access”
              great environment and architecture
              Car is the essential element to this hotel, from from public transportation, no shuttle bus except private cars!!! before you plan to stay in this hotel, you better rent a car otherwise is hard to find this hotel, but it's really great hotel site and with very relaxing experience.
              Reviewed October 03, 2012
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