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Imperial City Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.9 Binjiang Road, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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Ranked #154 of 312 hotels in Yangshuo County
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Monica, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This dump is in a convenient location. Handy for the water front and shopping. But it is still a dump. The decor is straight out of the 1930s and this is not meant as a compliment. The rooms smell and the entire hotel is an unpleasant place to spend any time. Intrepid should speedily eliminate this as one of their... More

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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Stayed here as part of the Intrepid Travel China tour. This was a dingy poorly lit hotel with old stairways carpet and a strong odour on entering the bedroom each time. Toilet blocked on 2 occasions. The location is however fantastic, with terrace views of the river and Karst mountains. Shopping streets and bars within 1 minute walk from the... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This hotel is in a marvellous location if you enjoy the hustle and bustle of Yangshou being played out in the street below. The traders pack up late and are back early in the morning, so if you are after peace and quiet it would be best to look elsewhere. The biggest problem with this hotel is the attitude of... More

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Salisbury East, South Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
19 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Of all the hotels I have stayed in and of all the hotels that were used in China, the Imperial City hotel would have to be the worst. The hotel is located on the river and the whole establishment had a damp smell and feel. The front foyer is shared with over a dozen fish tanks set up for aquatic... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We stayed at the Imperial City Hotel as part of a G Adventure Tour Aug 2013. First impressions were not great, we were given rooms that was like a backpackers, the room was not finished the sliding door to the outside was hard to lock, the bathroom was so small you could not sit on the toilet properly as there... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I don't know where to begin... the room smelled, it was not clean, it was depressing in any possible way.... to make things even worse there was a store selling flutes under our window so we had the most annoying music all night. Just don't stay here...

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29 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Great location close to everything but far away from the main tourist street. This hotel needs a complete renovation but like many places in China, they just aren't bothered. Rooms are damp & mouldy from humidity, but I guess that can't be helped, and the bathrooms seem dirty & mildewy too. It's fine if you're on a budget but don't... More

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Keswick, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

Had problems with damp and mould, a few people changed rooms. Ha issues with doors jamming shut due to damp and when asked at front desk the maintenance man seemed more interested in playing his computer game than he did in helping. Overall found the staff rude and the hotel very disappointing.

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Austin, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

I hate to complain about a trip to Beautiful Yangshuo, but I was "had". My wife and I booked the best room in the hotel, based on the official website. Room 1201, the corner room with the best view of the Li River. I know this because #1, my wife stayed up until 3 AM making sure she got the... More

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Austin, TX
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

the hotel manager and his assistant are not honest people. I've spent so much time to talk to them through phone and email. I mentioned I like their website pic view, so I want to book that room. The river is next the hotel. http://www.ysdidu.com/room.asp?id=82 But the reality is the picture on their website is very old. They have built... More

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Address: No.9 Binjiang Road, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Yangshuo County
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Hotel Class:3 star — Imperial City Hotel 3*
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