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Pingyao Yide Hotel
Ranked #1 of 405 Pingyao County B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

I booked the small single room up on the rooftop and it was charming. The bed is above the bathroom and it is really VERY small, but fine for one person. Decor was lovely. Hotel staff were great, couldn't have been more helpful. The breakfasts are a little restricted, but you are in China and I don't think I have ever had a great breakfast in China outside of big five star hotels in large cities. Evening meal was good quality - all in all I highly recommend this place for anyone staying in Pingyao.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

The Yide offered free transport to and from the railway station. In fact, the railway station is only a few hundred meters away.
Staff and cleaning ladies were very friendly.
We got an upgrade, a bigger room apparently.
The room was spacious and clean, the kang bed is the sitting area in the daytime.
The bathroom was clean, hot water 24 hrs.
We only had breakfast and dinner once.
For breakfast you had to order everything separately, if you wanted the full English, tea and coffee were not included. Dinner was a bit simple.
The location is excellent.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

The Yide Hotel makes a very welcome change from some of the other hotels we have stayed in in China. The rooms are arranged around a series of peaceful courtyards, in the style typical for Pingyao. We had a deluxe triple room (number 21). This shares a small indoor sitting area with room 22, and both rooms can be booked together as a suite. Our room had a four poster double bed and one single. The room is full of character, with antique furniture and a bathroom accessed via a wardrobe door. It caused us a few giggles to see someone emerging from the wardrobe fresh from the shower and dressed in a towel! There are lots of friendly, helpful staff, who speak good English. Everything is spotlessly clean, with the windows and courtyards cleaned daily. The western breakfast was good, as was the Chinese food in the evening. We booked a day trip via the hotel to visit Wang Family Courtyard and Zhangbi Underground Castle, which were very interesting and enjoyable. We paid 450 RMB to the hotel for the car and driver. We can highly recommend both Pingyao and the Yide Hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

we recommend this hotel for those who are looking for a real experience of old China.
very well situated in the center of Pingyao. very nice and helpful staff and speaking English!
the decoration is very charming. only the bath room is too Chinese. the restaurant is very good and also very charming. one day in Pyngyao is enough and the hotel completes the all experience.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

We recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to visit and experience this ancient walled city. We enjoyed the food although more limited than the larger city hotels. Shower worked and rest of room fine. Lots of character. It would have been wrong for us to stay outside ancient city walls as we would not have experienced the ancient city properly.The ancient City has major issues in balancing the needs of the people who live there with the desire to conserve. Major matter is sewage and sanitation generally.Other issues include lack of schools or hospital or transport. Difficult to get the balance right but much more work and thought needed. Anna is boss of YiDe and organised a charming lady to be our guide around the City. I should have preferred Anna to have played more of a "Mine Host" role as she was clearly intelligent and experienced and it would have been interesting to hear her story and thoughts on the future for Pingyao.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed for three nights with our two children (10 and 6) in April. The hotel is a wonderful, peaceful sanctuary in the heart of the old city, which is a medieval gem. We found the staff incredibly helpful and friendly, and the food was some of the best we have had in China - Highly recommended.

Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Yide Hotel (or B&B) is located very close to all the major sites in Pingyao. A beautiful old courtyard hotel, it gives a true feeling of history. Excellent food (good Western breakfast) and the girls at reception were helpful, friendly and efficient.

If there is one thing I found a bit uncomfortable, it is the location of the shower in the center of the bathroom.

Loved the place and would go back any time. We spent 3 nights, and there is enough to do in Pingyao and surroundings. Hotel personnel helped us organize trips to the sights 1 hour away, and transportation to the airport. Pingyao is absolutely worth going, and Yide Hotel the place to stay.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Pingyao Yide Hotel

Address: No.16 Shangxiang Street, Pingyao County 031100, China
Region: China > Shanxi > Pingyao County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 405 B&Bs / Inns in Pingyao County
Price Range: £57 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pingyao Yide Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is a beautifully renovated courtyard house built in 1736 by a wealthy merchant in Qing dynasty.Traditional,very elegant, clean rooms with a full range of amenities.Stay here,that could be the unique experience. ... more   less 
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