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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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Ranked #16 of 682 Hotels in Lijiang
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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 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Addresses in the old town are rather confusing and non-systematic, and thus I had my excuses spending a long time searching for the hotel. I asked a few locals and no one happened to know where the hotel or the address located. So if you wanna play hotel hunting in an old town, follow signs leading to Wenchang temple (文昌宮)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A lovely small hotel, on the hill overlooking the old town. Close enough to walk to town center. Good service and friendly staff speaking good english. A unique building. The town is busy and noisy at night but this is a good option to be able to see the sunset over the roofs, and walk to the old town easily.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We enjoyed our stay here in an hotel with a difference. Very friendly staff and situated in the middle of the Old town in an original building with excellent atmosphere. Lijang was one of the most enjoyable places we stayed on our 21 day trip. Kit & Lesley Spencer

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights. It took us a while to figure where the hotel is situated but once we called, they picked us up. If you arrive by taxi ask the driver to get you to the hill top, A few meters from the hotel. The service was above and beyond, we had many cookies and tea each time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

great location, very cooperative and helpful staff, the owner speaks English very well and is very helpfull and informative. The view over the city is superb Make sure someone from the hotel will meet you or direct you from the entance of the old city if you have a carry on staff with you The hotel is beautifully designed, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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