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Pingyao Hongyuyuan Inn

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was a great little guest house. The Hostess could not have been any more helpful. The room was small and the bed typically hard. Breakfast was basic. There was a bottomless bottle of water. Overall this guest house met all our needs. Unfortunately Pingyao itself is a little like Disneyland.

Located on one of the main streets in the old city, you certainly don't have to go far for sightseeing, restaurants or shopping. The room itself is very small if not tiny. Bathroom has a CLEAR glass door. Wall separating bathroom & bed is also made of clear glass, there is however a semi sheer curtain for the barest of privacy. Floors are dirty although they do provide you with slippers!! Windows/walls separating the room & the pretty patio are very thin so any noise/conversation can be easily overheard from the room & vice versa. Breakfast was pretty basic- fried egg on toast, dumplings & fruit. Owner was friendly & quite helpful with information.

Staff was amazing. Food in restaurant was good. Very hard bed took up most of the room and was a wooden platform with a thin mattress. Had hot water for the first two days and then it wasn't hot again. I found out by trying to shave in the afternoon. Staff new of the problem since they entered the room and tried the shower. It was never mentioned to us. We never wear our shoes in the room and the floors are dirty. We used throw away slippers and the towel we put down from the bathroom to the bedroom was not clean. (see picture). A very good cleaning of the floors fixes the main problem with the room.

the owner of the place is an angel she took care of us the minute we enterd and the minute we left the room was nice and quiet and was really in center of the old city dont hesitate twice book her place she is also speaks english not bad at all and it is the most inportent thing in that city

The best place we stayed in China! The room was excelent, besides the hard matress (chinese traditional style). Everything new and hight quality materials. The owner is very kind, we was very welcome! She can provide everything for you (transfers and tours), she's always trying to help. Perfect location. The best restaurant in area, with cheap prices. Staff excelente! Nunca fomos tão bem recebidos e servidos. Pessoas amáveis, gentis e atenciosas, nos sentimos em casa! Localização perfeita and good wifi.

Negative: the matresses, the bedroom upstairs (because of the noise). Positive: the rest! Breakfast was good, and the lady (owner?) o the hotel did everything to make our stay more pleasant. Will come back here for sure.

Negatives; Firm mattress, but you have to respect that this is traditional in this area of China and is not specific to this guesthouse Positives; We felt welcome from the moment we walked into the restaurant where there was two cups of local tea waiting for us, The owner has a good level of English and she has a really friendly and approachable manner. She sat us down and provided us with a map of the walled city and walked us through were the ticket office was, banks that would accept foreign cards (the ATMs inside the wall only accept chinese cards) and where all the local museums and religious temples are (22 in total). The food in the restaurant has a very traditional home cooked feel to it and the pingyao beef noodle dish was absolutely delicious. Also with our room breakfast was included and it was by far the best breakfast we have had during out month stay in china, it was varied slightly everyday too so it didn’t feel like you were eating the same thing each morning, the chinese breakfast was very tasty and filling. Also surprisingly for a guesthouse our room was cleaned every day, fresh toiletries and fresh bedding on the bed every morning. And for Chinese standards the wifi was the best we have encountered in China (as a whole chinese internet speed is pretty poor compared to everywhere else in the world) Overall, if you come to Pingyao stay here, and you will not be disappointed, I would happily return for another stay.

This was one of our best experiences during a several weeks long travel in China. True enough, the accommodation is basic; our room was very small, with the shower literally next to the bed (separated by a glass panel). But everything was impeccable, very clean, with everything working well (wifi, air-conditioning, water pressure etc.). The guesthouse owners were very helpful in arranging transportation, both from the train station and, on our departure, a car to the Taiyuan airport. I also highly recommend eating in their restaurant, the atmosphere is very pleasant and the food was delicious, home-prepared and savory, definitely better than most of the places where we've eaten in China (Pingyao and elsewhere). All in all, a great experience

Probably the best service I have ever received from a hotel. Welcomed with local tea, a free map and overview of places to visit in the town, enjoyed a beautiful homemade breakfast of dumplings, the room was spotless and on departure we were given a free bottle of local fruit juice to take with us. We ate our evening meals her also and they were spectacular. A great experience at a bargain price and brilliant location.

For RMB 30, Lily (owner) arranged a driver to picked us up from the Pingyao ancient city railway train station. We love our tranditional twin room, is clean and huge. Bathroom is small but the water pressure is good. Location is excellent, in the middle of everything. Right opposite to a massage parlour, we have a foot massage every night. Lily and her staffs are friendly and helpful ... Just excellent !!! I will definitely stay at Lily's place again..

No.167 South Street Jinzhong Shanxi

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Pingyao within a 5-minute walk of Pingyao Confucian Temple, Pingyao Hongyuyuan Inn is within 2 miles (3 km) of Rishengchang Exchange Shop. This 9-room country house welcomes guests with in-room amenities like sitting areas, coffee makers, and TVs. Pingyao City Walls is also 1.5 mi (2.5 km) away.


Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. This country house has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.


All 9 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Pingyao Hongyuyuan Inn enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. Front-desk staff can help with luggage storage, and provide local restaurant recommendations.

Room options

Traditional Kang Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Kang Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Classic Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Romantic Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 49 reviews