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The Bruce Chalet

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Ronghua Village, Shuhe Town, Lijiang 674100, China
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beijing Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place was fantastic, simply put. My girlfriend and I had checked out of another hotel, (run by local Lijiang-ers, be careful) early after only one night due to thin walls, stingy service, and an owner who threatened to smash us with a garbage can when we refused to pay twice as much as was originally quoted to us when... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My friend and I came to Lijiang to trek at Leaping Tiger gorge and Meili Xue Shan. We stayed 2 nights before the trek and 2 nights after the trek. And we totally enjoyed our stayed at The Bruce Chalet because of its serenity and the excellent hospitality by Linda and Xiao Jun. The pics will speak for itself regarding... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed in The Bruce Chalet for five days. We had actually planned to go to Tiger Leaping Gorge but the weather wasn't good enough. The hotel is situated outside of Shuhe Old Town. You have to walk about 5 to 10 minutes to get there. If you want to go to Lijiang (but Shuhe is nicer!!!)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Very nice accommodations and an excellent value. Beware that taxi drivers may not know where to find it (we were dropped off several blocks away and, after a call, Julie came out and walked us back to Bruce Chalet!). Our room was well appointed and the grounds are so relaxing! The short (3 minute) walk to Shuhe Old Town was... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I and my wife stayed here for two nights in the early of April during our trips from Lijiang-Shangri-la and Kunming. It started with an impressive moment of the warmth welcome by Linda and her staffs as well as two lovely dogs. We had a very great memorable and wonderful life during our stayed at the Bruce Chalet. The private... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I stayed here for a night, and everything was perfect. It is outside of LiJiang Old Town, in Shuhe Old Town. An easy walk into town. THe service is best of the best. Rooms are big and clean. Big breakfast. THey even recommended a private guide who helped me customize a tour into Shangri-La, TIgers Leaping Gorge, and hiking around... More 

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Verona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed end of February 2015 @ the Bruce Chalet and I confirm the exceptional friendliness of Linda and her team. All is good from this point of view. If you chose this place in the colder months you most cope with chilly nights and mornings, heating is not sufficient. i think in warmer months, starting from April onwards, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We booked the Mountain View room that has an attached balcony. The room was on the second floor and there were several female staff who insisted on carrying the luggage up for us. I was impressed right from the beginning. The owner Bruce and his wife Bella were always available to take to the guests and giving them tourist information.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had an awesome (11 nights) stay at TBC! I am not talking about the room or facilities, it's the folks (Linda, Juli, Xiao Chen, Xiao Li & Linda's dad) who make TBC a wonderful place to stay! Linda took over the inn from Bruce (the original owner who is now back in Hong Kong as his wife will be... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Staying at the Bruce Chalet is a bit the same than being the host of a local family : you'll enjoy numerous conversations, tea breaks or lunches with the manager, his friends or relatives (as long as you can speak a little bit of chinese). It helps to better understand the yunnanese way of life, which is very different from... More 

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