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“Romantic weekend within 90 mins of Beijing”

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Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall
Ranked #1 of 1,421 Beijing B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 August 2010

If you want to get away from Beijing for a relaxing and romantic weekend, with spectacular views of the Great Wall from your bed, then make your way to The Brickyard in Mutianyu. It has a quite romantic charm that is rare to find so close to a larger city of 20 million. Hikes to the great wall are to a more remote area, if you want some adventure. The grounds are immaculate and there is a spa under construction, which will make it a more regular destination for us. Weekend including return trip with private driver to Beijing is under 3,000 RMB, about the same price as dinner for 4 in a 5 star hotel in Beijing.... you cannot go wrong with this weekend escape. I have lived here for 5 years and it is by far the best escape for a weekend. I would really like to just keep it secret. Gerald Page Beijing

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Reviewed 30 August 2010

My husband and I heard about this place from our friends. We booked a room at the Brickyard for 2 nights, taking advantage of the package deal. We loved everything about it. It is eco-friendly with great thought given to architecture, gardens and hardscapes. Everything is up to western standards (and beyond!) but it is not "fussy." It is in a great village - so quiet (no car horns, just crickets chirping!!) in what used to be an old tlle factory. The staff is so friendly, the food at local places is great as well as at the Schoolyard. We did some great hiking on the wall under a beautiful blue sky and later ate a wonderful meal at the Schoolyard. We may visit again in the spring when the pool and spa are done!!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2010

The Brickyard was an excellent weekend getaway from busy Beijing. I'm on temporary assignment and live & work in downtown Beijing so this was a perfect spot to relax, read, walk, hike the wall, and unwind. I also had lunch at the Schoolhouse and dinner at one of the local restaurants close by where the staff was kind enough to translate the menu and make suggestions. The staff and accomodations were the best and a great value. I've passed my recommendation onto to others in our office.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 July 2010

We recently returned from a six day trip to the Beijing area, and the three days we spent at the Brickyard exploring the Great Wall and the surrounding villages were by far the highlight. The hotel is lovely- the rooms are beautifully designed with natural materials, comfortable beds, rain showers and full wall windows with views of the Great Wall. It is not possible to darken the room, but the hotel provides eyemasks. There is a beautiful hike that leads from the village directly to Tower 21 of the great wall and countryside, and other smaller hikes through the surrounding countryside.
Gregory, who hosted us during our stay, was helpful and attentive.
The owner is building a pool and plans to run Tai Chi workshops in the near future.
This is the ideal place to get a bit of nature one hour from the bustle of Beijing. There is no better place to stay if you want to stay overnight and explore the Great Wall and small countryside villages. Highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2010

Finally, there is now a nice place to stay overnight while experiencing the spectacular Great Wall of China. This place is a renovated kiln factory, and rooms 1-1 to 1-4 have special balconies, but all rooms have huge windows directly overlooking the Great Wall in the distance. It's an unforgettable scene, and this boutique hotel is by far the best option for anyone traveling to Mutianyu for an overnight stay.

The room is first rate and nicely designed, and the lobby is also nice and quiet in this boutique hotel. Service is very personal and competent. The nearby Schoolhouse restaurant has a nice, Western-style menu.

The only small problem was the lack of adequate curtains to block all light, as the floor-to-ceiling windows are not yet fully covered. And one thing they have no control over is the daily 7am loudspeaker that plays all over every village in China, every day for the last 60 years.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: Yingbeigou Village, Beijing 101405, China
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Region: China > Beijing
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1,421 B&Bs / Inns in Beijing
Price Range: €141 - €245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
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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