Yide Hotel is a beautifully renovated courtyard house built in 1736 by a wealthy merchant during the reign of Emperor Qianlong. The courtyard reflects the height of the Qing dynasty architectural achievement. The uppper house, the lower house, study room, inner garden, altar of ancestor and the stable for horse make up the intricate interior layout.
The Guesthouse is situated deep in a quiet alleyway just a few minutes' walk from the main street Nan Dajie where you can do most of your shopping, checking out local eateries, and enjoy carefree walks in the afternoon.
Our accommodations are mainly doubles, twins and triple rooms. All rooms have air-conditioning and hot water, private bath and large kang-style bed that are heated in winter which makes reading, and resting comfortable.
The Qiao Family Courtyard House was the home of a powerful trading family with significant commercial influence even beyond Shanxi. It was in this mansion that Zhang Yimou's famous film 'Raise the Red Lantern' was filmed. Located some 40km north of Pingyao, the compound is fortified behind a 10m high wall. It is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Pingyao. Another popular site is the Wang Family Courtyard House. This was the Wang clan's private residence and is four times larger than Qiao's, with 54 courtyards and 1,052 rooms. The mansion took over half a century to build and is located on a hilly area.
The Yide Guesthouse property would be delighted to help you plan your Pingyao vacation by giving you information on how to most conveniently and cheaply experience the best that Pingyao has to offer. If you prefer to have a tour guide, we would be glad to provide you with one. On the other hand, if you prefer to travel independently, then we can advise you of the cheapest and most convenient ways to get to where you want to go.
Pingyao is a very small, ancient town. Because of this, it is impossible to book hard or soft sleeper train tickets at the Pingyao Railway Station less than 10 days in advanced if you plan to book yourself. Train tickets from Pingyao to other cities such as Xi'an, Beijing, and Shanghai must be booked from the nearest large city, Taiyuan. The Yide Guesthouse Property can assist you in booking your train tickets from Pingyao to the destination of your choice.
You are more than welcome to visit my family-style guesthouse and have a good time in Pingyao!
Pingyao is a small town, and there are no banks here. Remember to bring enough money with you. Also please note we do not accept credit cards.
Tickets for trains from Pingyao to other cities are not easy to book. We can offer the service of booking tickets for you. Please let us know where and when you want to go 10 days in advance.
Please tell us the number of your train before you come to Pingyao and we can arrange a car to take you to our hotel from the train station.
If you want to experience living in a more than 270 year old styled house, please come to Yide hotel. Everything you touch is history. We welcome you !
This is a Trusted Review. Why?
We arrived in Pingyao on the early train and were met at the train station by a very friendly man and taken to the hotel.
The location was perfect - a little off the main street, which meant it was really quiet at night, but a two minute walk from where everything was happening.
The service was fantastic and so was the food. Especially the coffees!!
All in all a great stay. I would highly recommend this hotel.
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