Hexi Hotel, Lijiang
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Getting to the hotel from the airport was easy, if you like bumping your way along a dirt road with potholes everywhere. When we arrived at Lijiang Old Town it took us quite a long time walking around asking people but that was because we were pronouncing the hotel, 'Hexy' when it should have been pronounced 'Hershey.' The ladies at the check- in counter were not very fluent in English so we had trouble communicating with them. Though two men who work for the hotel wanted to practice their English on us, their names were Michael and Ryan, they were very helpful. We got put in to a room but one of our party didn't like the surrounding ambient noise of live music late into the night nor the loud tourists in the street in the morning. He asked to change rooms and we got put in to a beautiful, secluded spot in the hotel complex. Until a huge group of loud Chinese tourists filled the whole courtyard up, not so peaceful. The whole room was quite clean, with cleaners coming in on random days. I would recommend the Hexi hotel because it was right in the middle of the old town.
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