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Datong Great Palace Hotel

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No.452 Weidu Avenue, Datong 037005 China
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#8 of 193 in Datong
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See why so many travellers make Datong Great Palace Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Datong. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a luxury setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Close to some of Datong's most popular landmarks, such as Heng Mountain Zhuangguan Monument (1.3 mi) and Huayan Temple of Datong (1.3 mi), Datong Great Palace Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Datong Great Palace Hotel features 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a fitness center and free breakfast. If you are driving to Datong Great Palace Hotel, parking is available.

While visiting Datong, you may want to try some crab at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Fenglin Ge Restaurant.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Datong City Walls (1.0 mi), Shanhua Monastery (1.1 mi), and Nine Dragon Screen (1.0 mi), which are some popular Datong attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

At Datong Great Palace Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Datong.

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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
Doorperson
Infirmary
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Minibar
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
VIP room facilities
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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English, Chinese
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khimteo wrote a review Jul 2019
Singapore, Singapore27 contributions6 helpful votes
Location wise, nothing much around it except a minimart just beside it & walk a bit further, there's a bigger supermarket. Opposite the hotel across the road is a local open air market selling mainly vegetables & fruits. After returning from a walk, was startled to find a small packet, containing 2 chrysanthemum flower & a few rock sugar, left on my room's bar counter. Was later advised by other group members (who stayed in their rooms) that it was given by the hotel staff. Apparently, knowing that no-one is in the room, the staff let himself/herself in & left it behind. A nice gesture but I don't think it's appropriate entering the room for any other reasons besides housekeeping. The strange part is my family members didn't receive the packet. Was told aircon is centralized thus unable to set own temperature, can get a bit stuffy at night, Breakfast is local Chinese style. It seems like the hotel has different breakfast area for those with tour groups & those FIT. As I was with tour group, the one I had is local Chinese style, unsure if there's any difference if you're an independent traveller.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Chen F wrote a review Jun 2019
63 contributions43 helpful votes
Stay in Great palace hotel for 2 nights. There's a street selling fruits and veg opposite the hotel. The bed is clean and firmed. Room is pretty spacious. Tolietries are in placed. Other than its breakfast,it a good hotel to stay in.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Tedstravelblogs wrote a review Oct 2017
Vancouver, Canada373 contributions913 helpful votes
Datong has been bitten by the tourist bug and is pulling all stops out to shake off its gritty coal mining legacy and rebuild (literally) its historical heritage. Unfortunately, the accommodation scene is yet to catch up. There is not a wide choice above the bottom of the spectrum and whilst the Grand Palace has evident pretensions the outcome falls short of expectations. It’s not an altogether poor place to stay but neither is it very good so that marks it out as average. But only average for where it is, elsewhere it would be poor. The good: our suite was spacious, reasonably clean and adequately comfortable. The king bed was firm but otherwise comfortable. The sheets were crisp and clean and there were enough pillows for each of us to find a favourite. All the expected amenities were there and some of them worked as expected. Read on for those that didn’t. The bathroom was well supplied with toiletries and the water supply was hot, strong and reliable. There were plenty of well-located power outlets around the suite to service our needs. The included wifi worked fine on all of our devices. The included breakfast served in a wedding-banquet style hall that almost requires a map and compass to find (otherwise follow the bus tours groups) is a good quality buffet of Chinese-only choices. Cutlery is limited to chopsticks & spoons which means that the soft poached eggs can be challenging to eat with any dignity. The bad: there is precisely no English at reception or elsewhere among the staff. For a suite the bathroom was miniscule and would be very small even in a standard hotel room - and the shower cubicle followed suit. Same shower cubicle had water leaks before either of us had taken a shower and they just got worse after we had. The rest of the bathroom was the worse for wear and took its design cues from the remainder of the suite. The style of the guest room corridors is dark and sombre and that theme is carried into the guest rooms. The room décor and furnishings hail from some unloved era in the last century and the carpets and soft furnishings were marred by stains and damage. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine any part of the guest rooms surviving any sort of makeover. The sound of water rushing through pipes thrummed through the walls of the entire suite during our stay. The refrigerator is locked and if you want a key then you need to pay an extra deposit to cover the cost of all the minibar contents which – along with the rest of the room/suite – will be diligently audited on checkout before custody of your deposit is released. The door of the refrigerator cabinet appeared to be dangling precariously from one hinge but on investigation this proved to be an ad hoc remedy to prevent the machine cooking in its own self-created sauna. The ugly: other Tripadvisor contributors have complained about the heat in their rooms. Well the outside temperature during our October stay was hovering between 0 to 5 degrees C whilst the room temperature was 26 degrees C and nothing we could do to the AC would reduce it. In the end we turned the AC off and opened the window to render the suite habitable. Even then the room temperature never subsided to a comfortable level. The in-room safe is of the portable variety which means you can take out it with you – as can anybody else.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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ivanoew wrote a review Jul 2016
Hong Kong, China46 contributions29 helpful votes
Spent 2 nights here and was so glad to find a spacious room, clean comfy bed and a good shower. I was a little miffed they didn't provide complimentary bottled water...but they more than made up for it with the very thoughtful housekeeping...to the extent of washing the pair of socks I had left beside my sneakers. Impressed.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled
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PablosXanderpants wrote a review Jul 2015
Victoria, Canada252 contributions27 helpful votes
One thing we liked is the breakfast. It's more on the Chinese side but the taste was very delicious and authentic. Datong's food is well known and our breakfast confirmed it. Recommend the daoxiaomian, among many others. The room was nice and the price was very affordable with breakfast included.
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled
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Ania P wrote a review Apr 2015
Lomianki, Poland100 contributions41 helpful votes
Good price for nice familly room with breakfast included but no one at the reception speaks english! So you won't get any help here. We gave our reservation all was there (2 room for 2 nights, dates) first night was OK just to hot in the rooms - there was no way to lower temperature. Next day after we came back to hotel rooms were locked. Hotel checked us in only for one night... We hade to go down, try to explain for next 15 minutes, pay extra deposit for the next night. It's not easy whe you are with children.
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Date of stay: March 2015
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Room Tip: In Deluxe Family Suit one room has no windows. Bathroom is small.
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PatriciaTasca wrote a review Mar 2015
Waterloo, Canada26 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 nights and most of the staff doesn't speak english. We tried to order food but the room service attendant didn't speak english. Until we found the customer relationship manager Victor, we had a hard time trying to communicate at the hotel. But Victor was very helpful in every little thing. We need to go to a supermarket, he got the cab, told him to take us there an wait for us. From that day on, everything we needed Victor was there to help. So if you go to Datong, look for him. He was very pleased to have an opportunity to practice.
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Date of stay: March 2015
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Room Tip: Hotel looks like a business hotel for local ones. Not many tourists, specially westerns.
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EddieSoh wrote a review Dec 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions1 helpful vote
We visited Datong from 21st- 23rd December 2014. On the 1st night of our stay at this hotel, we were complaining about how hot the hotel room is and the svs staff heard it and brought us barley drinks that she brewed to help cool us. The next day I left my torned trousers on the desk in the morning, wanting to sew it in the evening after we come back from our trip to yungang and the hanging monastery. We were amazed that my pants were already sown by their svs staff when we were back and she left the note so as we were not surprised that some mysterious person has done the job. Amazing service and kudos to the mgt of this hotel. Eddie n pin (Malaysian)
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Date of stay: December 2014Trip type: Travelled
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Nancy957 wrote a review Nov 2014
Stratford, Canada26 contributions6 helpful votes
As travel agents travelling on a FAM we were moving fast so accommodations were late arriving usually after dark. For this reason I can't say what the location was like . The hotel itself felt new and beside the fact that we arrived around 9:30, hungry and their restaurant/bar and room service were not open, it was a beautiful hotel. Breakfast was good! Important when you are too late to find food 😄 We boarded our bus after breakfast and headed to the Hanging Temple. Not to far to travel, so all in all. Perfect
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Date of stay: November 2014
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J-Lo8888 wrote a review Oct 2014
Singapore, Singapore71 contributions78 helpful votes
This is the best hotel throughout our tour to Shanxi. It is spacious and new. There is not much next to the hotel. Wifi was stable, there was toiletries and heater in the room. We enjoyed the sitting area.
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Date of stay: September 2014
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US$23 - US$25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ChinaShanxiDatong
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Datong Great Palace Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Datong Great Palace Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Huayan Temple of Datong (2.1 km), Datong City Walls (1.6 km), and Nine Dragon Screen (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Datong Great Palace Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Datong Great Palace Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Datong Great Palace Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Datong Great Palace Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Datong Great Palace Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fenglin Ge Restaurant, Sun Ji BaoZiPu (CaoChang Cheng), and DongFang XueMian (YingZe Jie).
Are there opportunities to exercise at Datong Great Palace Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Datong Great Palace Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Datong.
Are any cleaning services offered at Datong Great Palace Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Datong Great Palace Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Datong Great Palace Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.