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Zen Garden Hotel (Lion Mountain Yard)

No.37 Shuangshi Section, Xinhua Street, Old City, Lijiang 674100, China
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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has a gorgeous set of tranquil courtyards and tea room, complete with goldfish and bonzai. Nice rooms with a great view. Pros: a great view, nice staff, free afternoon tea, larger rooms than Wuyi yard, heaters. Cons: night noise from bar street. Tips: impossible to find the first time so call when you hit the edge of the... More 

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Dungog, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried and failed to find this hotel due mainly to lack of signs, poor maps and confusing alleys. The staff sent out a rescue party, and smoothed out the frustrations with afternoon tea served with views out over old town. Now though at 10.30, Its out of the way location up the hill is not helping. The competing noise... More 

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Thank Carol S
Bern, Switzerland
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Stayed in what they call a "suite",dirty,cold, plastic bathroom covered with hairs,shower who doesn't work properly stained sheets,and the horrible karaoke sound of the bar nearby until late at night, on the top of that unfriendly staff and just a boiled egg and cold coffee for breakfast. It was was a real nightmare.

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Mannheim, Germany
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37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

the hotel is located in a side road in the historical center. even the main road is busy and noisy, you will find yourself in a quiet oasis. Furniture is traditional as the hotel itself. The staff is extremly friendly and helpfull to find your ways in and out the town center. Not to forget: you have a great view... More 

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Thank djoji
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Nice hotel with very friendly English speaking staff. Rooms are clean, breakfast good and location are great, right in the old town of Lijiang We had a great 5 nights stay. Great value and to recommended.

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

After ten days in Yunnan, I had just one night in Lijiang and was a little disappointed by this hotel. In terms of location - right at the top of the old town - it can't be faulted. Great views over the rooftops from the rooms on the second floor. The building is a treat with fishponds and views and... More 

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Thank janeyk419
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This lovely little hotel has nice beds, crisp linen, clean bathrooms, lots of hot gushing water and a great ambience. And the staff are exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble - they were happy to book onward travel and more accommodation and they were exceptionally attentive toward my elderly travelling companion. Every staff member was charming and made our stay... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed 3 nights. Upon arrival, you are greeted, served tea, and some light snacks in a well decorated room. The grounds is like a zen garden with fish ponds and multi-floors. The rooms were not large but clean and comfortable. The location over looks the old city and 5 min walk to the heart of town. The service all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Recently spent three nights here (4/4/15-4/6/15) with my wife, daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter (age 1) and had a wonderful time. Situated in the old city of Lijiang, ZGH is small, rustic, and comfortable. The old city is very tight quarters for all the businesses and resident and the narrow streets can be loud and clogged with visitors. The ZGH feels... More 

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Thank Chip U
Chengdu, China
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135 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights. Our entry into Lijiang was less than pleasant because we should have booked transport to this hotel from the train station, but the friendly owner and staff made up for that initial trauma. It's location on the hill gives a great view of the old town and is very close main areas of the... More 

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