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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had just a day to see the Great Wall of China and I stayed at the Brickyard Retreat. Fantastic location! The Brickyard provided me with transpiration to and from the cable car to the top. The food, accommodations and hospitality were outstanding. The room choices were very good and beautifully designed. Jim Spear has created a little gem at...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Brickyard retreat is fabulous accommodation, with great service and great food. It is such an antidote to the sound and fury of Beijing. Its stylish and friendly and a great place to visit the wall from. Strongly recommend at least two nights so you can really enjoy the whole experience. The staff were just great.

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear bradhooper20, Wow! Thank you for sharing your evaluation with the Trip Advisor community. We will continue to do our utmost to live up to the high expectations of our guests. We sometimes fall short, of course, but when we do we try to make amends and to learn from our mistakes. Hope that you have a safe and fun...

Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

A very relaxing two night stay at this well run, comfortable hotel within sight of the Great Wall. Breakfast buffets was good as was the Christmas Day lunch buffet. Rooms all have wonderful full height windows with views of the wall (smog/clouds permitting). Shower/wet room great but open toilet not necessarily for the faint hearted! 😉 Communal rooms are small,...

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Kathryn F, I'd like to thank you for sharing your experience and we truly welcome you to come again! You may not know that we also have rooms with separate bathrooms and one of those rooms might be more to your taste on your next visit. Also, we have loaner bikes available and biking is a great way to...

Beijing, China
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Large rooms.Friendly staff.Located 1 hour from Beijing ,Shunyi.The food was delicious especially the local bred trout with pesto sauce.The massage I received as part of the package was good but the massage bed was small and my head couldn't fit in the hole in the bed resulting in a stiff neck after receiving the massage.

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear jean1louw, We appreciate your feedback a lot and I'm very happy to know that you found our staff friendly. I am so sorry that the massage bed was not to your taste. Although you are the first guest to mention this I do realize that "one size doesn't fit all" and I will review with the spa manager. Happy...

Hong Kong
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We have now had the pleasure of staying at the Brickyard Retreat twice and cannot recommend it highly enough. Owners Jim and Liang create an incredibly welcoming environment and the staff are attentive in every way. The Brickyard provides a wonderfully local experience with world-class amenities. It's proximity to the Mutianyu entrance is just icing on the cake.

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear suefertal, What a lovely review! and I am so sorry that in the year end rush it took me so long to acknowledge, Liang and I truly appreciate your support and encouragement. At the same time, we know that we have to keep working with our whole team to stay on our toes and keep reinventing the experiences we...

Reviewed 28 November 2016

The hotel and grounds are just lovely but you can easily check that out for yourself online. We enjoyed hot tubs and massages and many a sun downer and, although my Mandarin is non-existent, never had the slightest trouble having our needs met. Mutianyu is still a great place to see the wall although, as it becomes more developed, it...

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Alex R, Thanks so much for letting Trip Advisor readers know how much fun that toboggan can be... and for sharing your experience at the Brickyard. I appreciate you letting us know about your feelings on the open clerestory windows that let the view (and the morning light) in. We are considering when we can convert at least some...

Mahomet, IL
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night while seeing the Great Wall. This is a wonderful hotel that gives back to the local community. The hotel is located where an old brickyard was. It is nicely decorated and has a small restaurant where we has both dinner and breakfast. You have to go a ways to eat somewhere else. For dinner...

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear gdstech, Thank you so much for your review letting us know how much you appreciated the experience staying in a Brickyard room. I'm the designer of our hotel and your comment made my day! I am concerned, though, that you found our food good but not outstanding as our aim is for the food we serve to be simply...

London
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We stayed at the Brickyard for just one night whilst visiting China this October, and we cannot recommend it highly enough! In particular we loved the restaurant with piano, excellent food, the 5 minute drive to the Great Wall and the beautiful log fire in the house, so cosy!! All the staff were so welcoming, helpful and knowledgable. We will...

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Annabel91, Our team is very happy to know that you had a lovely experience staying with us at the Brickyard. We appreciate your thoughtfulness in sharing with the Trip Advisor community. Now winter has set in with cold bright days and occasional snow with fewer visitors on the Wall so please let your friends know the Great Wall really...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Just finished an incredible lunch at The Brickyard near Mutianyu. Excellent wine list with an intercontinental menu. We had the pork dumplings, duck confit risotto, a lamb sandwich and a bottle of Crianza Rioja while seated by a lovely fire place in a cozy dining room with a view of the Great Wall. All the ingredients are local and the...

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear chpierce, I am just delighted that you enjoyed dining with us at the Brickyard. Many years ago my wife and I co-founded a wine distribution company in China and although the Brickyard is certainly not a wine destination we tried to put together a sweet little list -- thank you for mentioning it and enjoying a bottle. Our executive...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We spent a night at Brickyard retreat with our two young children. Having read the fantastic reviews on Tripadvisor we felt it was the perfect place to experience the Great Wall. We were not disappointed, the correspondence from the staff was prompt and informative and we organised a pick-up through them without difficulty. After two stressful days trying to see...

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear happywanderingHC, This morning I got up and turned to my computer to look at the latest reviews on Trip Advisor. Yours is the first one I read this American Thanksgiving morning under a blue sky at the Great Wall. Your review reminded me of just how much I have to be thankful for along with my family and all...

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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Brickyard is a lush and private eco-retreat that incorporates the kilns and other buildings of a traditional glazed tile factory in a design which is "green" from the ground up. The 16 queen rooms all have private terraces and story-and-a-half window walls with spectacular views of the Great Wall. Wireless internet but no TVs. Complimentary breakfast buffet and coffee, soft drinks, and homemade cookies all day the Lodge, where casual meals and bar service are also offered. The Activity Center is fully-equipped for conferences. The Brickyard Spa is set in our four-season garden with lotus pond and yoga platform. Enjoy complimentary use of the Exercise Room and the Outdoor Jacuzzi (available May). Try a Chinese massage or relax in the Spa's Gold Suite with Great Wall view sauna, private bath, treatment room, and courtyard with outdoor shower and cold plunge. ... more   less 

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Address: Yingbeigou Village, Beijing 101405, China
Region: China > Beijing
Price Range: €133 - €343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
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“Ask for one with a view of the wall.”
 of 5 bubbles bradhooper20, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We liked being walking distance to the restaurant. All the rooms have great views!”
 of 5 bubbles Annabel91, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have the same great view! And they also have a little ground balcony where you can be private outside :-)”
  • Not to easy to see, but the great wall is there - and this is the view from the balcony!
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“Great Views for a variety of budgets. We had the Premium Queen Room”
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