Finding an ideal family-friendly hotel in Datong does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Yungang International Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.
Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Pingcheng Site (1.5 mi) and Fahua Pagoda (1.7 mi), guests of Yungang International Hotel can easily experience some of Datong's most well known attractions.
Yungang International Hotel features 24 hour front desk and room service. Plus, guests can enjoy a fitness center and an on-site restaurant, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Datong. For guests with a vehicle, there is paid public parking available nearby.
When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Fenglin Ge Restaurant, Lao Ye Miao Feng Wei Mei Shi Fu, and WuZhou Restaurant, which are some Chinese restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.
Datong is also known for some great monuments and statues, including Heng Mountain Zhuangguan Monument and Tan Mei Kee Nuns Statues, which are not too far from Yungang International Hotel.
Yungang International Hotel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Datong.
My daughter and I stayed at the hotel at the hotel for two nights at May 2018. No one at the reception desk spoke English- they had to call someone on the phone just so we could check in even though we has an early reservation. There wasn't a working AC in the room even though we ordered one and our attempts to switch to a room with AC were completely unsuccessful. There isn't a western breakfast option although we were led to believe otherwise while making the reservation. Also, the beds at the room were very hard and uncomfortable and the hotel is right next to a construction sight that kept working throughout the entire night making our stay horrible.
This hotel has been my home away from home in 2004 for almost a year. Back then it was a 4-5 star hotel and indeed catered for the international traveller. Twelve years later, it remains a good hotel to stay, with obvious ageing signs throughout though and no international character. The entire hotel looks a bit tired, though still clean and comfortable. It was meant to close as it was listed for demolition during the recent city replanning. Plans changed though and the hotel reopened its doors. This time I stayed with the family and enjoyed the stay. Cost per night approximately £20. Mattresses a bit too firm, took some time to get used to. No choice of western breakfast at all. Language barrier an issue, as there seems to be only a single person with some command of English language. The once upon a time bright lobby is now a dark and dull place, not the one you would like to linger about for too long; they seem to illuminate the communal areas when the hotel is fully booked. The restaurants still serve delicious dishes but no AC and dim lighting do not enhance the experience. Again, language a big issue at the restaurants; luckily we had relatives and friends to translate for us. Internet available free of charge but very weak signal in our room. Ok in communal areas, but most uk sites and Google inaccessible (restricted). Summarising the above, 3 stars awarded to this old friend, not more, not less.…
Hotel was very accommodating, Room was clean comfortable, food was excellent and staff were outstanding, You will need to know some basic Chinese, If it is summer, ask for a room away from the sun as the central air is a bit weak., You won't beat the price for this type hotel. We had 6 americans in our party, A local couple (English teachers) helped us through our entire visit. If you go be sure to visit the Yungang Grottos, well worth the short trip.
Keep in mind that we paid VERY little for two nights at this hotel, so my review is more awareness about the hotel in terms of expectations. Pros: the location was good for what we were looking for. Inside the Datong city walls, directly across from the Monastery. We did a day tour to the grottoes and the hanging monastery and it was a great location for being picked up by our guide. Staff were friendly (but zero English, which I'll talk about in a bit). Rooms were totally fine and clean. Cons: While the location was good, it was touch because there were not a lot of options within walking distance for food. Since it was December, a lot of the street food was no longer on the street after around 6pm, so something worth keeping in mind. It might be a very different scene in warmer weather! When planning this trip, we purposely looked at hotels that gave the impression someone might be able to speak some English, at least to check in and out. That wasn't the case, so just to keep in mind if you have no Chinese, staff had absolutely zero English and it was quite the adventure checking in and out! Also, it seems like this was once a much nicer hotel that is now in a bit of disrepair. For example, we went to find the spa/hot tub (there are signs in English), but then found the whole area being used as storage. Technically had wifi for couldn't connect to it for the majority of the stay. Having said that, we had a great trip and would highly recommend Datong itself for a visit. Back to the title though, great value for what you're paying.…
Stayed for a night. Breakfast is okay. Location is good. Staff said that there's no free wi-fi? Furniture is a bit old, but service and cleanliness are great. Mom experienced some supernatural stuff but I managed to slept well.
The hotel is situated in the inner city and apparently due to be demolished as it is too high for the new re-development of the inner city. As a result we got a 75% discount for a Chinese 5 star hotel. The rooms are large, clean, well equipped, and a decent internet connection. It is located within a few minutes walk to the city re-development area which is huge. It is also near most of the attractions in the city. The breakfast buffet is also quite good.
I stayed at the YunGang recently and was very impressed with the hotel, especially for the low price (RMB200 total for the basic room). The room was clean and comfortable; the bathroom had a nice tub & shower. The breakfast buffet was good, but nowhere near as good as the Garden Hotel's. The service was ok, but I wouldn't say exceptional. All in all, it's a great room for the money.
I spent 2 nights at this very nice, comfortable, and very well located hotel. It looked and felt like a much more expensive hotel than it was. In fact, it was surprisingly inexpensive. My double for single use was nicely appointed and very comfortable. The hotel staff were extremely helpful, making sure I had everything I needed to enjoy my time and and around Datong. I particularly appreciated that they made a sandwich for me one evening when I waited too long to have dinner and couldn't find an open restaurant.
Be careful when you check out. Hotel charged us extra for dirtying the towels -- isn't that what housekeeping is for? The front desk told us with a straight face that the dirt stains were unable to be cleaned. Give me a break
We stayed one night and booked it via C-trip. When I called to ask about transport arrangements, I was directed to a bell boy, Yu, who was really helpful, he helped me arrange a driver, met me with the driver at the train station and helped me book my return train ticket via the business center. Food is so-so, but at 28Y for a buffet breakfast you can't complain either. Hotel is typical 5-star Chinese hotel, so its clean, big but staff (other than Yu) are just ok.