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Zen Garden Hotel (Lion Mountain Yard)

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.37 Shuangshi Section, Xinhua Street, Old City, Lijiang 674100, China
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Ranked #12 of 518 hotels in Lijiang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic hotel in the middle of the old city. Super!! beds. Sympathic and friendly people. Lijiang itself is very crowdy (mostly Chinese tourists). The Park at the end of the old city with a view on Dragon Snow Mountain is very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed here for a week, lovely traditional rooms, the ladies spoke a little English but very helpful in many ways, even walked us to bus stops that we wouldn't of ever found. There is a sister hotel the zen garden wuyi yard, the lady here speaks very good English and was very helpful in organizing a car ect. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Zen Garden Hotel is located on the hillside above Lijiang, which makes it a much better place to stay than down in town. Lijiang is very touristy, busy and loud at night until midnight so it was nice to stay somewhere quiet to get away from the crowds. The view is great, especially at night! And the garden and common... More

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The hotel is located at the top most part of the old town, hence offering a great vantage view of the town, There are many other hotels/ inns along the climb up, but Zen Garden offers the best view. The staff are always friendly and quick to offer tea whenever I sat at the reception area. It is built in... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This might be the most beautiful hotel we have ever stayed in ! If I were to live in China I would search for a house looking like the Zen garden Lion Mountain Yard. It is a beautifully restored ancient building with lovely antique furniture and charming little courtyards and fishponds. It rises above the noisy center of Lijiang and... More

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Guilin, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Lijiang is a colorful lively tourist centre but after the first half day the tackiness and above all strident and overamplified music in every restaurant drove us mad! To retreat to the peace of the Zen Garden was bliss! The tasteful natural simplicity of the place was a refreshing contrast to commercial hotels yet we had all we needed plus... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The Zen Garden (Lion Mountain Yard) is one of the most beautiful hotels we've ever stayed in. Staff carry your cases up the many stone steps to the hotel, which is on Lion Hill overlooking the rebuilt Old Town of Lijiang. Rooms and guest areas are in exquisite taste with traditional Chinese furnishings, the staff - mostly local Naxi women... More

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights at the Zen Garden Hotel, it has such character and charm with a balcony where we sat every evening playing cards and drinking tea overlooking the old town. The staff were absolutely wonderful, able to organise trips for us and recommend places to visit. Super breakfast with a range of fruit, yogurts and toast. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We stayed five nights at the Zen Garden Lion Hill in October/November and are so glad we did. Old Town Lijiang is undergoing astronomically rapid change, and the town is now mostly a giant boisterous bazaar. The hotel – located on a hill overlooking the rooftops of Old Town -- was a welcome relief from the thumping bar scene, market... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This hotel was probably the cutest we stayed during our trip. Its location grants the best views of Lijiang. The decor and the design are typically Chinese and absolutely lovely. The room size was good, with a separate tea room. Breakfast was good as well, with nice seeds biscuits we could not find anywhere else. Our room had what we... More

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Address: No.37 Shuangshi Section, Xinhua Street, Old City, Lijiang 674100, China
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Location: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
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Hotel Class:3 star — Zen Garden Hotel (Lion Mountain Yard) 3*
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The Zengardenhotel Lion Hill Yard is very well situated in the center of the Old Town of Lijiang, next to the main entrance of the Weng Chan temple, with an unrivaled, riveting panoramic view over the roofs of the Old Town Dayan. The Zengardenhotel Lion Hill Yard is a private owned Boutique Hotel with in total 16 rooms on two levels. We provide 12 x Deluxe Standard Rooms, 2 x Chinese Antique Suites on the top with excellent views and 2 x Special Rooms. ... more   less 
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