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The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
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9.3

Exceptional

1,193 reviews

1,193 reviews

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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Dunhuang Leiyin Temple 390 m
Mingsha Shan (Echo Sand Mountain) Park| Dunhuang| China 1.6 km
DunHuang ShangYe BuXingJie 1.7 km
Crescent Moon Pool 2.4 km
Crescent Lake 2.5 km
Duhuang Ancient City Ruins 3.1 km
Dunhuang Old City 3.2 km
White Horse Pagoda of Dunhuang 3.3 km
Shazhou Market 3.5 km
Xiyun Taoist Temple 3.9 km
2021

The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel

Dunyuet Road, Dunhuang, Dunhuang, China, 736200 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Dunhuang part of Dunhuang, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Dunhuang Airport. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and steamroom on-site.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Front desk [24-hour]

Free airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Currency exchange

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
Important announcement -- "Due to COVID-19 circumstances, property unable accept itinerary code with asterisk guest to check in."

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Fitness center

Sauna

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Value for money8.8
Distance to city center3 Km
Location rating9.4

Rooms available at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.9

Twin Bed Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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King Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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Villa for 12 People
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  • Nature view
  • Non-smoking
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Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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Hao Hua Biao Zhun Fang
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Bathtub
  • 2 single beds
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Xin Chun Te Hui Hao Hua Fang
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Villa
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  • Mountain view
  • 7 bathrooms
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Si He Yuan
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  • Shower
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 5 queen beds and 1 single b...
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Biao Zhun Tao Fang
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 02:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel?

The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind -- it's free! Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a complimentary ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Dunhuang with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 108 CNY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What are my dining options at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel?

The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel features 5 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, kosher and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel?

The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest airport to The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel?

Travel by air is easy with Dunhuang Airport only 13.2 km away from The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel.

What popular shopping places are close to The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel?

The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel is located in Dunhuang area which features shopping places such as Shazhou Market.

What are popular attractions near The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel?

The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel’s location in the Dunhuang neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Dunhuang Leiyin Temple, Dunhuang Folk Museum and DunHuang ShangYe BuXingJie.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel?

The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel’s nearby natural sights include Mingsha Shan (Echo Sand Mountain) Park| Dunhuang| China, Crescent Moon Pool and West Lake Nature Reserve of Dunhuang located in the same Dunhuang area.

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What people love about The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel."

    David

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    July 2, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Nice stay and highly recommend!"

    Hui

    |

    August 1, 2019

  • 7.2

    Very good

    "Very good Chinese restaurant."

    Monika

    |

    July 14, 2019

Overall rating:

9.3

Exceptional
1,193 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
9.0
Location
9.4
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More about The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel

More about The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel

The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel

Enjoy Dunhuang day or night with a stay at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel. Not sure what you want to do in Dunhuang? Keep your choices easy and open and go with the flow when staying at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel, just 13.2 km from Dunhuang Airport.
The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the resort can arrange it before your check-in date. Taxi, car hire and shuttle services provided by the resort make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Dunhuang.
If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the resort's free parking, right on-site. The resort provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the resort will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Little things you forgot to pack aren't a big problem! Just stop by the convenience stores to get what you need. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the resort to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Feel right at home during your stay at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel. Some rooms at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms. The resort also offers a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the resort provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the resort. Regardless of any dietary restrictions you may have, you'll eat well at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel which has a selection of kosher and halal options. A night in at the resort's bar and nightclub can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
Guest can choose to have groceries delivered to their room at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel, for exceptional convenience and ease of dining. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
Never let a day go wasted when you're at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel with all the activities and facilities provided. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the salon, steam room and sauna. Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the resort's fitness facility. Have some easy fun without traveling far, while playing ping-pong table at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel.
Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library and shared lounge and TV area. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 95% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 95% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 95% of other accommodations in Dunhuang.

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Amenities and facilities

Exceptional
Facilities

9

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

14 mentions

Food & Dining

5 mentions

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Billiards
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Nightclub
  • Sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Table tennis
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurant [kosher]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access – LAN
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Asian

Location

Dunyuet Road, Dunhuang, Dunhuang, China, 736200
Exceptional
Location

9.4

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until14:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee0 CNY
  • Distance from city center3 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)108 CNY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of restaurants5
  • Number of rooms 255
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1995
  • Most recent renovation2012

Property announcements

Due to COVID-19 circumstances, property unable accept itinerary code with asterisk guest to check in.

Reviews of The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel from real guests

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9.0
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10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.2
Facilities9.0
Location9.4
Room comfort and quality8.9
Service9.2
Value for money8.8
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9+ Exceptional (89)
8-9 Excellent (42)
7-8 Very Good (16)
6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (7)
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Jun - Aug (62)
Sep - Nov (46)
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10.0
Exceptional
Vanessa
Group
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

Outstanding, truly made it a home away from home”

The staff are phenomenal. The hotel, yes, some of the hardware could do with some improvements (my shower not as hot as my friend's, some blockage in drains, sand getting in during the sandstorm even though everything was closed) but I totally get it given where this hotel is located. I could feel everything they could in this faraway place where you cannot get things as easily as in say Beijing/Shanghai. Yes the breakfast place was amazing, the food good, and the location super, but I really wanted to commend the staff. I came in from Beijing with some fruits, when the staff came to turn bed (I was out) they noticed it and got me a big plate, a fruit knife and a note telling me they saw I got fruits and thought I would be needing a knife. I spend about half the year living in hotels for work and travel and this is the FIRST TIME house staff brought me a proper knife and plate without me having to ask. It really was wonderful. Then there is the attentiveness of the front desk, the availability of water (super important since we are in desert area) and, washing powder for you to wash your sand ridden clothes in. I am not done with Dunhuang and am plotting my next adventure in another part of it already, will definitely try to make a stay here on the way out and on the way in. Thank you!

Reviewed June 08, 2019

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Thank you very much for your comment. It is glad that you enjoyed staying at our hotel. We do hope to be able to serve you again in the future. Wish you a nice day.

Responded May 04, 2022
The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Helen from Switzerland
Couple
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Highly recommended”

The hotel is as good as what I expected, really enjoy the stay, the style, design, bed comfort, shower, all good, the only small things is don't expect too much of the western food in hotel lol, such as dessert. But as a local hotel in Dunhuang, I think people is not coming for eating western food, their Chinese resturant is very good, so not a big deal:) In general, it's really a good hotel worth to stay

Reviewed July 27, 2019

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Responded May 04, 2022
The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
David from China
Family with teens
King Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2021

Excellent service”

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff went out of the way to make our stay pleasant and we’re all very helpful. The Valet captain, Michael was particularly helpful, he drove us to the caves and made sure that we got lined up with the right tickets at the right time so that we could have the English language tour.

Reviewed July 02, 2021

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Thank you very much for your comment. It is glad that you enjoyed staying at our hotel. We do hope to be able to serve you again in the future. Wish you a nice day.

Responded October 23, 2021
The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Tai
Couple
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Wonderful stay”

Helpdul and friensly staff

Reviewed May 07, 2019

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Thank you for staying at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel. It is glad that you enjoyed staying at our hotel.We hope to see you in Dunhuang again.

Responded May 04, 2022
The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Hui from Hong Kong SAR, China
Business traveler
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

Nice stay ”

Nice stay and highly recommend!

Reviewed August 01, 2019

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Responded May 04, 2022
The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
9.2
Exceptional
XiaoLing
Solo traveler
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

A GREAT HOTEL”

nice decoration. great location. easy to go to the places i want. you can travel in the hotel. the breakfast is not bad.

Reviewed March 25, 2019

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Thank you for staying at The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel. It is glad that you enjoyed staying at our hotel.We hope to see you in Dunhuang again.

Responded May 04, 2022
The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
7.2
Very good
Monika from Singapore
Family with teens
King Room
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

Very good”

Very close to the sand dunes, fantastic roof top terasse with view onto the sand dunes. Very good Chinese restaurant. Very helpful staff. Camp fire and camel ride with breakfast unfortunately only available for groups of 20.

Reviewed July 14, 2019

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9.3
Exceptional
Michael from Australia
Group
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

Excellent hotel with a great location”

Comfort, quiet location and friendly staff

My three brothers and I stayed at this hotel on a Silk Road holiday we did independently. Of all the hotels we stayed at in China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan this was the best. The facilities and amenities are excellent and leave nothing to be desired. The staff are friendly and obliging (not something one can always expect in China), the food is good, but the great feature of the property is its location a short distance from the magnificent sand dunes. These are less than one kilometer from the hotel. As you climb to the balcony for breakfast or dinner these magnificent dunes greet your view. We hired bicycles to ride the short distance to the dunes and the slightly longer trip into the city proper. The town is a cheap taxi ride ($1-$2) away. Energetic persons could also ride to the famous Buddhist grottoes some distance away. The hotel should not be confused with another named Silk Road Hotel in the city proper, to which we were first taken.

Reviewed October 15, 2012

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8.8
Excellent
Alex from United Kingdom
Couple
King Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Most popular hotel in dunhuang ”

This hotel is built to look like a desert castle and the decoration inside also reflects this. It's all designed to make you feel like your living on the Silk Road. The 4th floor has a small restaurant and bar that over looks the sand dunes and you can pre book a breakfast where you raise a camel out into the desert and eat breakfast in the desert. The food in the restaurant was priced ok but better quality is available at other restaurants . We also had a foot massage while sat outside on the sand in a Chinese style courtyard which was professional and not over priced. The hotel was recommended to us by our English speaking guide/driver called Richard( E-mail address dunhuang.richard@163.com Tel:+86 13993713080 ) I live in china and can say he is a very fair, patient , knowledge guide/driver, engkish soeaking but local prices, and no annoying shopping stops- unless you want them. If you need to do any day trips or tours, I can highly recommend him.

Reviewed July 05, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
John from United Kingdom
Couple
King Room
Stayed 6 nights in June 2017

Exceptional”

I would strongly recommend the Dunhuang Silk Road Hotel to anyone staying in Dunhuang. The staff are helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. The food and other services are good and the location is exceptional.

Reviewed June 30, 2017

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Thank you very much for your comment. It is glad that you enjoyed staying at our hotel. We do hope to be able to serve you again in the future. Wish you a nice day.

Responded May 04, 2022
The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
9.0
Exceptional
Francois from France
Solo traveler
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

An excellent choice in Dunhuang”

Great breakfast served on the terrace with a view on the sand dunes, located close to Crescent Lake

Silk Road Lodge is located a couple of miles from Dunhang City Centre, just about a mile from the entrance of Crescent Lake Scenic Area. It is designed in the shape of a large sand palace and faces the dunes. Reception is majestic –more so than the welcome provided by the receptionists who took several minutes before taking care of me despite the fact no other guests where checking in at the same time. I stayed in a standard twin-bedded room. Overall it had all the necessary fittings expected from a 4-star hotel. However, everything seemed to have been shrunk in size: each of the twin beds was children-size and very narrow (I almost fell on the floor on the first night!), there was little space to move around, and the bathroom was truly tiny. Despite this, the bedroom felt reasonably comfortable. Internet speed was satisfactory, though Wi-Fi didn’t work properly due to a poor signal, so I needed to resort to the Ethernet cable. Breakfast was served on an outdoor 4th floor terrace facing the dunes. Besides the awesome view, a very decent Western breakfast was offered, with some of the staff speaking English reasonably well and the cooks being able to prepare excellent one-side sunny eggs which for once were neither greasy nor overcooked. A nice surprise and an enchanting way to start the day!

Reviewed September 03, 2013

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9.6
Exceptional
Thomas from United States
Solo traveler
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Treat yourself to an incredible accommodation”

This is an architecturally beautiful hotel built to resemble a fortess. It blends in very well with the surrounding Gobi desert. Very impressive as one turns into the parking area in front of the hotel. You can start to imagine camels walking across. Their customer service is excellent. I arrived from an early train at around 8:45 am. They gave me a room immediately which I really appreciated. They also made accommodations at the time of check out. All staff were courteous and just really understanding and patient. The buffet breakfast is on the 4th floor rooftop with a wonderful view of the desert. The selection is good. The hotel provided complimentary transfer to and from train station and airport. It is also just a 15 minute walk to Mingsha Shan and Crescent Moon Lake. I am so thankful to DunHuang Travel Guide, the agency who arranged my itinerary, to recommend that I stay in this hotel during my visit. They are so in tune to what I wanted. www.DunHuangtravelguide.com. I just wished I had time to do their camel trekking and/or overnight desert camping. It sounded fantastic! If I ever come back, I will do that and stay in this hotel again.

Reviewed October 26, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Thomas from United States
Solo traveler
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Fantastic hotel”

I have to thank my local agent, Dunhuang Travel Guide, for recommending that I stay in this hotel during my visit. This is an architecturally beautiful hotel built to resemble a fortess. It blends in very well with the surrounding Gobi desert. Very impressive as one turns into the parking area in front of the hotel. You can start to imagine camels walking across. Their customer service is excellent. I arrived from an early train at around 8:45 am. They gave me a room immediately which I really appreciated. They also made accommodations at the time of check out. All staff were courteous and just really understanding and patient. The buffet breakfast is on the 4th floor rooftop with a wonderful view of the desert. The selection is good. The hotel provided complimentary transfer to and from train station and airport. It is also just a 15 minute walk to Mingsha Shan and Crescent Moon Lake. It also offers a shuttle to the night market.

Reviewed October 29, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
Silvia from Italy
Group
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

Amazing hotel with stunning view”

It looks like a huge fortress in the desert, it makes you dream about how traveling on the Silk Road must have been back in the past. Friendly and helpful staff, amazing view on Mingsha Shan dunes.

We were a group of three friends traveling low budget in Gansu, and we booked this hotel as a one-night-luxury- treatment for ourselves before and after riding long distances Chinese trains. The place is amazing, very close to the train station and airport, and to Dunhuang city, but even closer to Mingsha Shan sand dunes. Rooms are large and clean, very comfortable; staff is friendly and helpful, even though they barely speak English. We asked for a driver and he was a lovely local guy, he showed us around all day and bring us to eat la mian for a very fair price. The buffet breakfast is quite impressive, speaking about China, and the plus is that you eat on the terrace, in front of Mingsha Shan. I really couldn't ask more to this place, great value and highly recommended.

Reviewed June 11, 2014

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8.4
Excellent
catherine from Singapore
Group
King Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

amazing view”

Very good Hotel on the silk road . However only a few persons could speak english . Very good beds ,clean rooms, acceptable breakfast. Terrace and bar opened until 11 pm ! But very disappointing Spa . Spa rooms not well decorated, massages not exceptional, not even a glass of water after massage. no warm towels either on feet after foot massage . Need to be improved to reach hotel standard.

Reviewed May 17, 2018

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8.7
Excellent
Arjen from Netherlands
Couple
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2010

Beautiful location”

Splendid views, good service
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The hotel is beautifully located, a bit outside the town of Dunhuang, but with splendid views of the sand dunes, especially during sunset, from the terrace. We will not easily forget these views. The rooms are quite big and have a local touch. Staff are friendly, helpful and competent, with some who speak very good English. There is always a taxi waiting to bring you to town. The building is rather cool, which is good with the desert heat outside.

Reviewed August 03, 2010

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9.3
Exceptional
Sebastien from France
Family with young children
King Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2015

Perfect place in Dunhuang”

View, room style and the quietness

It was a great experience. Food (both breakfast with fantastic views and the lunch/dinner), the views and the style of the hotel are exceptional and, for sure, the best in Dunhuang.

Reviewed May 10, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
Ruisi from China
Group
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Impressive service and amazing view”

Definitely recommend staying here if you're going to Dunhuang for sight seeing or family trip. Close to the singing-sand mountain and the view is great. Cozy room and the staff are warm and helpful.

Reviewed January 03, 2017

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Thank you very much for your comment. It is glad that you enjoyed staying at our hotel. We do hope to be able to serve you again in the future. Wish you a nice day.

Responded May 04, 2022
The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
zheng from Canada
Family with teens
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Excellent Service”

The rooms, while appearing archaic at first, are in reality quite modern and clean. The service was also impeccable; they even provided a free ride to the hospital when one of our family became sick. The amenities provided by the Hotel, such as the Apples, Tea, and Bottled Water were well appreciated. They even gave us stuffed camel plushies (1 per person) as souvenirs. The food was also great, though I would avoid the Chinese restaurant due to personal antipathy towards overpowering flavors. The hotel itself could also be considered as a tourist destination due to its plethora of shows and gorgeous scenery. Overall, it is at a great value for the price.

Reviewed July 17, 2018

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Thank you very much for your comment. It is glad that you enjoyed staying at our hotel. We do hope to be able to serve you again in the future. Wish you a nice day.

Responded May 04, 2022
The Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Patrick from Ireland
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2010

magical experience in the desert”

fairytale villa
more time needed to enjoy hotel facilities

Just spent two nights at the Hotel and wish it could have been longer.Rooms, service and food were all satisfactory in my opinion and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly which to me is an important factor when staying away from home. The rooftop restaurant offers fantastic views of MingSha mountain and is a must for views of Sunrise and Sunset.The breakfast offers a massive variety of Western food with choices of fresh watermelon and peach juice as well as traditional Chinese cuisine. A taxi from the Hotel to the caves was 150yuan and about 10 yuan to the town centre which has a night market offering lots of tourist souvenirs. MingSha mountain and the crescent shaped lake in the midst of the desert are within walking distance about 15 minutes walk.. There are numerous stalls by the roadside selling souvenirs on this route. Truly wish I could have spent more time at this location to enjoy the facilities the Hotel had to offer but was on a tight schedule. Would love to return one day and spend more time not only at the hotel but also at the caves. Big thanks to Eric ( manager I believe) and also all the staff who made my stay a memorable experience.

Reviewed July 21, 2010

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