Lijiang Waterfall Hotel
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Ara som en un autocar que ens porta al port de Guilin per agafar un vaixell al Riu Li cap a Yangshou.
Abans d'ahir vàrem arribar a Guilin, Xina, a una hora i mitja de vol des de Hong Kong. Cap problema perquè m’acceptessin el visat en el passaport caducat. Tantes hores i tràmits i emails i cues i temps perdut a Sydney i a Barcelona i tanta mala lluna que ens va fer agafar tot això, total per res.
Late afternoon of the first, we flew from Guangzhou to Guilin, the town known for the Li River, and for the unusual round rock mountains. We arrived only in time to crash at the Guilin Park Hotel. The rooms were very nice, the nicest so far. As Lili noticed, the days seem to go forever in China-- this one particularly, was long, with breakfast, orphanage trip, lunch and then a two hour drive to the airport, flight to Guilin and an hour ride to our hotel. Needless to say, we were ...
... then woven into thread and then clothes, and then how it is further decorated with dying techniques and embroidery. It was pretty interesting. The tea museum was also pretty cool. First off it’s located within the tea villages which are lovely and then the museum itself has lovely landscaping. 70% of the tea produced here is green tea, 12% oblong tea, 5% black tea, and 7% a mix of white tea, yellow tea, dark tea, and flavored or scented tea. The ...
... us, half snapping its neck, shoving it in a bowl and then sticking it on to boil (still moving). I suppose at least this way, the meet is fresh! We tried to order but there was no English spoken and no English menu. We resorted to a game of animal pictionary and drew what we wanted. The owner was intrigued by this and seemed to want to create an English menu. He then started playing animal charades so that we could write down the English for a variety of animals. He was clucking ...
... walking. I'm looking for ANYPLACE I can sit and wait until it gets light enough for me to see. I wish it would stop raining. I see some activity up ahead so I go to check it out. It's a tour group just getting off a bus. I figure I'll just follow them and see where they go. They walk a couple of blocks and down a back street and all sit down at small covered ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lijiang Waterfall Hotel Guilin
A Lovely Hotel
I had read mixed reviews about this hotel, but since the hotel I initially wanted was full, I decided to stay here. I am not sure why it was panned by some, we both thought it was a very nice hotel, I'd say it's a 4 star on a par with a Marriott. The concierge was very helpful, pleasant, the location was quite good. The room was nicely furnished, bathroom quite pretty. The only downside was that I had booked a non-smoking and was put in a smoking and when I asked to change was told it was sold out so we couldn't switch. Overall, for the money I thought it was well priced and certainly would recommend to anyone to stay there.
A great place to stay!
A great place to stay in! We had a large room with fantastic river and lake view, and with the illuminated pagodas in the background. Its location is excellent - right in the city center, 3 minutes walk from the night market, the main commercial street and the pedestrian street. Breakfast buffet was very rich, with both Western and Chinese buffet.
It should be mentioned that this was the only hotel in our China tour in which all the front desk persons spoke good English!
This hotel was not even close to 3 star and claims to be 5 star and this is why:
The Lijiang Waterfall hotel is the stand-out hotel in Gulin. It has a fantastic location, is new / modern and the daily Waterfall show is not to be missed.
Does the hotel compare with the luxury 5 star hotels in the major cities - of course not. But it is nontheless comfortable, and is definitely the best place to stay whilst visiting Guilin.
The hotel was great. Staff were very nice, the room extremely pleasant (and far nicer than most other hotels I stayed at in China), and there were plenty of people who spoke enough English for me to get along. The location is terrific, and although I did not reserve a view room, I was on a high enough floor that I got views of the amazing scenery around Guilin (also somewhat slanty views of the pagodas, which were lovely). I had no complaints at all about this hotel and would recommend it.
Stayed for 1 night in June 2005 before departing on a boat trip down the Li River to YangShuo. Clean/modern hotel. Closest to a 5-star hotel Guilin has to offer but it doesn't compare to 5 stars in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai. A huge waterfall runs down the back of the hotel every evening for 10 minutes. It's quite an attraction (locals come to watch). The staff was very friendly and there are some good restuarants including a Western-style cafe. Rooms were okay. Damp feeling/smell throughout the hotel was the only drawback. If I returned to Guilin, I would probably stay at this hotel again. Noticed that alot of other Westerners were staying at the Sheraton as well.
This hotel is awfull. The staff does not speakone word of english and do not inform you about anything upon check -in. If you are in Guilin on business, i guess it would be an ok choice. It's a pretty cheap hotel - price wise.
But, do not buy any of the river tours from the hotel. They will send you off with a guide, that will try to sell you aditional tours along the way. My husband and i were even forced to enter a pearl museum, because our guide had to drag her "customers" to at least one additional site, before we were driven back to the hotel. So we ended up wasting at least two hours beacause of this detour.
Room was clean but tasteless. Definately for a business traveller. NOT a design/boutique hotel.
After an unbelievably long flight from the U.S., 6 days at the functional but spare YMCA in Hong Kong and another long flight from Guangzhao to Guilin - the Lijiang Waterfall hotel was a sight for tired eyes! Our group literally walked through the expansive lobby, discovered our enormous, divan-covered beds and whooped with joy. This was luxury! Our 3 day stay in Guilin was too short - this is one of the most peaceful and romantic cities I visitied in China. Many people in our group went out at night to the markets, which were located only a few minutes from the hotel.
Paradise in heaven
First, I must recomend Guilin and the cruise trip to Yangshuo. But the point of this review in to speak about hotels. The Lijiang (means River Li) Waterfall Hotel was a magnificent surprise: we had seen the looks in the official pictures, but I may say that, for the first time in many, many travels, we didn't got disappointed with the real thing. The service is flawless, the lobby has a remarkable atmosphere, and, being a new hotel, everything is brand new and fully working. The rooms are very spacious, the location is the best you could find in Guilin (in the centre of the town, facing the main square and the lake with the two pagodas) and the price is not so high, regarding what you get by the RMB you pay!