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.
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.…
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.
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.…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
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.