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Commune by the Great Wall, Beijing

(3.3/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
The Commune by the Great Wall is a private collection of modern architecture and SOHO China managed boutique hotel, in Beijing, China.

It was exhibited at La Biennale di Venezia in 2002 and bestowed a special prize. Ms Zhang Xin, the mastermind and investor for the project, was recognized for her “bold personal initiative which emphasizes the role of 12 Asian architects in building privately owned houses in a definitively contemporary manner.” The Centre Pompidou, Paris now houses the exhibited model, made of wood and cardboard, as its first permanent collection from China.

The Commune by the Great Wall is near the Badaling section of the Great Wall. Badaling is one of Beijing's biggest tourist destinations. The Commune consists of private villas designed by 12 prominent Asian architects. This project's vision was to encourage creativity to influence a new generation of Asian architects, developers and consumers. At the Shuiguan section of the Great Wall- the Commune shares the tranquility of the mountains with a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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  • Finally a quiet and original place near the great wall. We spent Christmas there down and it was very nice. The rooms are spacious clean and well soundproofed which is of great assistance in China.
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  • This hotel is only a 貸shw切reru great wall of China! It is just that. Not only hotel guests, possesses great wall on the grounds of the hotel (quite steep hill up takes about 30 minutes.). In what kind of very hungry. And it's free. And occupy our family just 30 minutes, the views were photographed. Find great wall of steep, so athletic shoes to bring. Room was like a House, but so smell from drains, also dusty's also staff at this price so much service? I thought. English didn't go near. Never trouble, women speak English Manager reception the next day? Because of China's service industry, tsutaemashita and the room stunk, but innocence is as I thought. In the women's put phone in car comes also to stroll the grounds and want had gotten call forwarding without returning to the lobby and waited 30 minutes before driver. Meal is delicious stuff until there was not. For better service and hotel facilities, such as just the great wall slowly enjoying that. From Beijing International Airport can be reached in about an hour
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  • 靠近地面的房屋会有些潮,房间格局还是很不错。适合几家朋友一起合住,否则就可能遇到没有公共素质的人把客厅和公用餐厅搞得脏乱差的情况。中餐厅菜味道不错,但人多时非常吵闹,山顶咖啡也还好,就是所有消费加15%服务费让人觉得有些没道理。离长城很近,但能爬的也就一小段,就当是一个户外观景台吧。 
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  • With an almost rural feel the clean commune accommodation felt like a little world of its own away from the hustle and bustle of Beijing. The accommodation houses were nicely appointed, with shared spaces within the buildings being spacious and offering nice outlooks. Rooms themselves were small and basic but clean. The restaurant was lovely with a range of Eastern and Western foods available. A short hike takes you to a private section of the great wall of China which of worth a sunset and sunrise visit. Wear sturdy shoes as the path can be rocky in places.