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The Castle (Yíbăo jiüdiàn)

At a Glance


  • in the heart of the Old City
  • excellent service
  • great value


  • you might have to wait for taxis in the evening

The Castle (Yíbăo jiüdiàn) Review

Sharing the same historic gardens as the German Governer's Residence, this lovely boutique hotel belies its mock-Bavarian exterior with artsy (sometimes over-designed) guest rooms. All boast huge beds, flat-screen TVs, and pretty views over the Old City. The service is unfailingly friendly; ask the reception staff for a walking map of the local area or discounted tickets to the neaarby sights. A well-equipped children's play area keeps the little ones distracted. Confusingly, it's also called the Clearsea Arts Hotel.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Longshan Lu, grounds of the German Governor's Residence Qingdao, 266001
  • Phone: 0532/8869–1111
  • Website:
  • Location: Qingdao

    Hotel Details

  • 50 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 05-28-2013

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