“I spent a weekend here in this historical town. This accommodation is great value for the comfort and luxury it offers. It has a homely Chinese feel that is comfortable but not austere or hostile as the life around it appears. The bullet train from Beijing was interesting. Everything is in close walking proximity in this town. I recommend arranging a pickup from the train station arranged through the hotel. It began the weekend calmly and smoothly (not always the way in China)
Iman is a delightful staff member who leads a friendly team of hotel staff and the owner was a genuine delight and low key. They tend and anticipate to all your needs. It was truly impressive and not something you always receive in China.
The simple afternoon teas served upstairs in the cozy area with art, books and calligraphy on a freezing cold day was welcome.
The room and bed was warm and comfortable (not always the case in China) and a delightful gift added was a treat.
Honestly you could stay here and not leave to see anything else. There was a great sense of history in the architecture as well as the food. We were taken to see some really interesting historical buildings, an opportunity you would not get in the mainstream. There are activities offered and they were lovely. We did noodle and dumpling making.
The shopping and souvenirs were much cheaper here than in other places so worth purchasing. They love to barter so do your best to get a great deal! In this part of China this accommodation offers a genuine great time away without the corporate schmoozing. Families are catered quite well here without disturbing others.”

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