October 28, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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Commune by The Great Wall in Beijing, China
When it comes to the world's wonders, the Great Wall of China is a testament to man's ingenuity. Now this extraordinary monument is paired with a remarkable wonder of the architectural world, Commune By The Great Wall. Set on the steep slopes of a tranquil valley, just 40 minutes outside of Beijing, this private collection of contemporary architecture dramatically showcases Chinese and Asian design, boasting sleek, sexy villas looking onto a sinuous stretch of the Great Wall. Indulge at the property's renowned Anantara Spa, where exhilarating treatments merge East and West. Dine at a choice of restaurants, featuring food series of classic Beijing, Sichuan and Cantonese cuisines. Refined, modern surroundings embellish this fantastic location in every respect.
This icon of new China is a place for escaping from the cares of daily life. Take a private path from the property through a verdant natural setting right to the wall and then return to the clubhouse for cocktails and gourmet dinner. During a day trip to Beijing, you might explore the Forbidden City, test your skills at Panjiayuan Jiuhuo Shichang weekend market or see the exhibits at the Museum of Ancient Architecture.
Location of Commune by The Great Wall
Nearest Airport: BJS
Amenities for Commune by The Great Wall
- General Information
- 236 Guest Rooms
- 4 Restaurants
- Afternoon Tea
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- Art Collection
- Outdoor Pool
- In-Room Amenities
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Tai Chi
- Business Center/Services
- Meeting Rooms
- Conference Facilities
- Kids Club
- Historic Sites
- Culture & Arts
- Spa & Wellness
- Private Estate
Reviews for Commune by The Great Wall
We were drawn to The Commune for its tranquil location and private access to a section of The Great Wall. This is certainly a prized location and we loved having that part of The Great Wall to ourselves. However for the 5-6 star level in the room tariff, the food, service and overall management of the hotel was poor. The staff at the reception and restaurant seemed inexperienced and confused (lack of English made things more difficult) - we were initially overcharged when we checked out (that is, charging our security deposit rather than refunding it). Our simple dinner was pricey and my husband waited for 30 mins for his main meal (after I'd received mine). I did feel sorry for the young staff as they were lovely and tried to be helpful but obviously required more training and support from experienced hotel management professionals with international expertise. This property is marketed as a premium luxe international property and it really needs the staff to deliver this. A disappointing experience.
Hotel village cinsisting of an important number of pavillions designed by 12 different Chinese architects. Good architecture but lousy building finishes. Water infiltration through the walls, poor power sockets, dangerous sharp concrete edges in bathroom, loose water taps etc. An empty fridge, tea making facilities but no coffee. Uncomfortable sofa, just one foreign tv channel, CNN but without sound (?) Very comfortable bed and bed linnen. Clean. Staff was very friendly and most helpful where ever they could but sometimes they were taken short because of poor management, for instance at the restaurant. At breakfast, coffee machine not working, a friendly girl ran upstairs to get us a cup of coffee from another machine somewhere. Eggs made to order but they had forgotten to bring the eggs into the restaurant. When the eggs arrived, the camping type gas stoves had run out of gas so they had to get new gas bottles etc etc. By the time we got the cooked eggs, our coffees were cold (!) all together a most amateuristic set up. 5 to 6 star tariffs but 3 to 4 star quality. They should hire some real hotel management professionnals to run this place.
Karel V - Christchurch, New Zealand
After the heat of the city it was lovely to spend an afternoon out hear in the peaceful countryside. I have mixed views on this hotel. Good + Interesting landscape and architecture of the buildings + Our 2 bed was spacious and comfortable + Car service comes quickly to collect you from your room + Pool was nice and not busy although we were fortunate it was very close to our room + The private section of the wall is an easy short walk and lovely and quiet. We have some nice photo's up there at sunset. Probably the highlight of our stay there but the reason I give it 4*. + Food in the restaurant is ok. Bad - The section of wall at Badaling is just not a great experience given the huge numbers of people. I think there are better sections to visit. - Most irritatingly, given that many people staying here are probably hoping to visit Badaling, we were surprised that breakfast only starts at 7am when most guide books recommend that you visit as early as possible. Anywhere as busy at breakfast at 7am as they are should probably figure out that people want to get up and go early. They should start breakfast at 6am if they consider themselves a base for the visiting the wall. - They are obsessive that you have to take their cars to the room. Therefore you have to take all your luggage out of the car you arrive in, move it into one of their cars and then go to your room. This is even more irritating when leaving, especially in the pouring rain which just meant we got wet twice. - Staff quality is mixed. Not exactly bubbling with enthusiasm and questions like when would it be best to visit the wall draw a blank.
TimBNY - New York City, New York
Stayed in Cantilever House 4. The actual rooms were like any standard four star hotel. However, there's not much going on in the hotel. Customer service is lacking. The only real selling point for this hotel is the unique architecture of its "houses" and private access to a portion of the Great Wall. Would recommend, but keep expectations to a minimum (in regards to customer service and actual rooms).
redskins2971 - Virginia
Our tour group enjoyed a lavish multi-course Chinese lunch here after our walk on the Great Wall. This is a famous stopover for VIP visitors. The lobby of the hotel is taken over by an extensive shopping area. Be sure to bargain.
RebelVirginia - Virginia