We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Modern Twist to Ancient Living”
Review of Pingyao Huiguan

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Pingyao Huiguan
Ranked #24 of 115 Hotels in Pingyao County
Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Modern Twist to Ancient Living”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Take the chance to imagine ourselves as characters in those Chinese period dramas by staying here for a night. This hotel was rebuilt to look like a 300 yr old ancient Chinese mansion. Facilities are clean and modern, with heated showers, free wifi, heated flooring, etc. The experience was indeed very unique. We were there during the winter, so generally it was very quiet with few tourists. Not much to do at night in winter. The only entertainment was the nightly traditional Chinese performances at the restaurant next door, where we had dinner. The performance was good though. Take note that there are no lifts to rooms on the 2nd floor, so be prepared to lug your bags up the narrow stairs.

Service wise, there's definitely room for improvement.

We were there on a very cold night (below -15C). The air in the room was freezing. We saw the air-conditioner in the room but no remote control for it. When we called the reception to ask, we were told that only the floor is heated, and not the bed. Remote control not given as it's winter and therefore we should have no need for it. We felt so dumb asking for the air-con control. We ended up just cuddling in bed as it was really cold otherwise. Thankfully the bed and blankets provided were very comfy and warm.

Next morning we found out from the tour guide that we should have turned on the air-con to regulate the temperature in the room. Now we felt even dumber :(

But overall, it was a very interesting experience worth trying.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank WWIlly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

20 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    3
    9
    5
    2
    1
See reviews for
3
4
3
2
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2013

This is a hotel converted from a number of Chinese quadrangles (四合院) with a very traditional Chinese setting (northern part of China). The hotel locates inside the Ping Yao old city, very convenient for visiting this ancient beautiful city. The room I got is in 9 series, so it is a tranquil and clean quadrangles. Facilities inside the room is rather simple and basic with a small table (including LED TV and free WiFi). So you may want to bring along your bathing provisions, tea and coffee, etc.

It is a pleasure to have a leisure walk within this hotel to enjoy the beautiful and photogenic environment in the morning and evening. The Chinese style breakfast was served in the "Opera House Restaurant" next to the hotel, acceptable but not impressive. You can also have a big meal and watch the show at night.

Staff are generally friendly, however, most of them do not speak English, so please be patient and accommodating.

It is a good accommodation option for a short stay in Ping Yao to experience something different from western style hotels.

Room Tip: Try to avoid those rooms along the big corridor for better privacy and quiet environment, especially...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Caveman_Lee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Beijing, China
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Hotel reception is unhelpful and cold throughout my three-day stay. We were asked to pay RMB 200 cash deposit even though we have paid in advance for our room. The cashier was reluctant to issue us a receipt for our room fees, claiming that they will 'remember' that we have paid.
There were three hotel employees at the lobby when we checked in but none were willing to help us carry our roller bags to our room. At our insistence, one employee finally put down her cell phone and picked the smaller one of our two roller bag and reluctantly brought us to our room.
The night before our departure and only at our request, the receptionist confirmed that they do provide free transport to the Pingyao train station. However, they were only willing and insistent to arrange for a 7:20am transport, which would too late to catch our 7:40am train. At our insistence, they finally knuckled under and called the transport company to arrange a pickup at our requested time.
Not recommended for those who are visiting Pingyao the first time and traveling on their own without a tour guide.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank satay_gal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers are raving about these Pingyao County hotels

Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2012

I stayed here for one night recently. Booked a room next door at Dongnanhai and was transferred over here because that place overbooked. My friends agreed that Pingyao Huiguan was much nicer in terms of the bedroom and facilities. Not sure how authentic or historic the place is though. Never mind, the location was great -- next to the Confucian temple and across from the City God Temple. There were few other guests there, so far as I could tell. The pitch black and quiet courtyard lit by red lanterns was very charming at night.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank comradetaitai
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Pingyao County hotels
0.6 mi away
City Wall Old House Ji's Residence
City Wall Old House Ji's Residen...
#3 of 115 in Pingyao County
12 reviews
0.4 mi away
Yunjincheng Mansion
Yunjincheng Mansion
#1 of 115 in Pingyao County
86 reviews
1.1 mi away
Pingyao Cheng Jia Hotel
Pingyao Cheng Jia Hotel
#2 of 115 in Pingyao County
134 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
Hong Hu Hotel
Hong Hu Hotel
#19 of 115 in Pingyao County
11 reviews
0.0 mi away
Water Hotel, Pingyao
Water Hotel, Pingyao
#4 of 115 in Pingyao County
15 reviews
1.2 mi away
Fengyan Jianguo Hotel
Fengyan Jianguo Hotel
#15 of 115 in Pingyao County
32 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Pingyao Huiguan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pingyao Huiguan

Property: Pingyao Huiguan
Address: No.120 Chenghuangmiao Street, Pingyao County 031199, China
Region: China > Shanxi > Pingyao County
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 115 Hotels in Pingyao County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Pingyao Huiguan 5*
Number of rooms: 230
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Agoda and Ctrip TA so you can book your Pingyao Huiguan reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing