Few things are more quintessentially Chinese than the Great Wall. Seeing it is a must for visitors to the Middle Kingdom, and the Dhawa Jinshanling hotel is an excellent choice when the time comes. Accommodations feature classically designed exteriors in keeping with regional aesthetics paired with wholly modern, yet undeniably Chinese, interiors. Even entry-class rooms are appointed with king-size beds, and many have private courtyards for guests to enjoy. There are also a number of rooms that offer direct views of the Great Wall. The main restaurant serves cuisine ranging from Northern Chinese dishes to contemporary Cantonese entrees, and there is also an indulgent bar. Unwind at the end of the day with an on-site massage, or relax at the recreation center where you can enjoy a game of mah-jong or participate in a weight-bearing exercise.
The hotel’s accommodations have a distinctly traditional aesthetic to their exterior that is somewhat reminiscent of Beijing’s famed hutongs. Many rooms feature intimate courtyards with comfortable seating beneath the shade of trees, and some even offer views of the Great Wall. Despite the traditional exteriors, the interiors are anything but, including colors and designs that are vibrant and modern, albeit still inspired by classic Chinese sensibilities of architecture and décor. All rooms can be appointed with either two twin beds or one king-size bed, and the largest suite is also fitted with its own sitting area and tub-fitted bathroom. All floors are heated, and walk-in showers come standard. Modern amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi and widescreen TVs with cable are available.
These rooms are inspired by the region’s traditional courtyard architecture but also have modern touches. Striking shades of white, red, and black come together to create a cozy interior feel, and rooms can be appointed with either two twins or one king-size bed. There is also a comfortable lounge chair, heated floor, and walk-in shower. These rooms cover 320 square feet.
Spanning 320 to 540 square feet, these rooms are set around a large communal courtyard with outdoor seating. Their exteriors are inspired by traditional Beijing architecture, while their interiors present a modern take on traditional Chinese décor. They can be appointed with two twins or one king-size bed and have well-stocked bathrooms.
Contemporary in design, these rooms cover 320 to 485 square feet and have their own private courtyards attached where guests can relax in lounge chairs beneath shady trees. The rooms are appointed with either two twins or one comfortable king-size bed.
In well-preserved, classically styled buildings with semi-private ground floor courtyards, these 320 to 540 square foot accommodations offer stunning, unobstructed views of the Great Wall through their large windows. Guests with courtyards also have access to tranquil outdoor seating, and all of these rooms are available with either a king-size or two twin beds.
These cozy suites combine contemporary flair with modern amenities and stunning views of the Great Wall scenery. Covering a spacious 484 square feet, these accommodations have separate living rooms, projector televisions, king-size beds, and luxurious bathtubs. There is also a walk-in shower and all necessary toiletries are provided.
While the resort is focused on being a base for getting out and seeing the Great Wall or enjoying the comforts of one’s own private courtyard, there still are a number of lounge facilities to enjoy on-site. For one, there is a spa with a number of treatments for unwinding at the end of the day —or at any hour of it, for that matter —a modern lounge where guests can savor snacks and refreshments from a comfortable lounge seat while enjoying views of the wall, and recreational facilities that range from mah-jong tables to a state-of-the-art fitness center.
The on-site spa features a variety of massages and treatments aimed at helping guests unwind after a day of hiking along the Great Wall.
This ultra-modern lounge is a communal space where guests can enjoy a variety of refreshments and snacks while lounging in plush seats. Nest is perfect for chatting with friends or making new ones.
In the section of the hotel, a number of activities like mah-jong and a photo gallery can be found; there is also a cutting-edge fitness center that is an excellent place to exercise while gazing out across the forest-clad landscape.
The hotel’s main eatery is Nook, which has a Continental breakfast buffet and serves a blend of Northern Chinese and Cantonese cuisine throughout the rest of the day. There is also a stylish lobby lounge for enjoying drinks in a comfortable setting that fabulously frames the Great Wall through massive glass windows.
Open all day long, Nook serves a number of dishes that range from authentic farmhouse-style Northern Chinese dishes to contemporary Cantonese cuisine. There is also a buffet-style breakfast with Continental breakfast options available in the morning. Bright and spacious, the restaurant has a large seating area, and there are also private dining rooms available.
The stylish lobby lounge is a perfect place for cocktails and features a comfortable setting. Situated in a chic, modern room, the large windows wonderfully frame the Great Wall and surrounding mountains, making for an excellent atmosphere in which to unwind after days spent exploring.