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Zen Garden Hotel (Wuyi Yard)

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.36 Xingren Alley, Wuyi Road, Dayan Town, Lijiang 674100, China
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zen garden provides friendly welcoming service with clean accommodation and tasty but simple breakfast. Highly recommended with great location but set back from the noise and lively lanes of old town .

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Zen Garden for 3 nights recently and agree with the positive comments. It's an artistic, clean, 16-room guest house in a great location (a secluded area very close to the old town's center). The staff are really friendly and speak enough English. The rather small rooms has comfortable beds, pillows and white linens. The small bathroom... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place and the staff were excellent, gave me ginger tea and an extra duvet when I got a touch of altitude sickness. setting is charming with great views from the balcony around the upper floors. we like the little cobbled streets leading up to the hotel but were grateful for the guide's help with bags. spend some... More

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Qingdao, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Lijiang was a bit touristy, loud and crowded for us, but the Zen Garden Hotel made our trip there worth the while. It has a beautiful little courtyard and a location convenient to the shops and bars of Old Town. The rooms are cozy and the beds are comfortable (for Chinese beds). My favorite part of every day was enjoying... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Zen Garden was a highlight amongst our recent 3-week tour allover China. Tucked away a few feet from the primary pedestrian street int he Old Town and near the area's squares and other attractions, this well run, visitor-friendly hotel was a great base for 4 days. Charming atmosphere,small but lovely room, pleasant daily breakfast and eager to please staff. If... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was part of a small group tour around China. Our leader and trip organizer had stayed at the Zen Garden and told us she thought it would be a highlight of the trip and it was. The property is owned by a Naxi woman who has taken great care to make the hotel peaceful, serene, warm, and accommodating. The... More

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Tahoe City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Found this hotel completely by accident. In center of Old Town Lijang, yet very peaceful setting. Charged 350 RMB for a room with two single beds including breakfast on a walk-in basis. There are lots of Botique hotels in old town Lijang and this one is competitive. Very courteous staff. Nice tea and cookie afternoon snacks. We stayed one night... More

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Spent a week at Zen Garden, and it felt like home. Staff is superb, especially in helping to arrange travel and drivers, which is very important for non-Chinese speaking visitors. The breakfasts were great. The "lobby" and courtyard are the best. The rooms are comfortable. There were many non-Chinese guests to talk with, which is good for foreigners. I agree... More

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We've spend four days in this hotel during our China trip and this hotel was one of the best we have stayed in: - Great service! The friendly staff welcomes you with kindness, tea and oranges. By far the best hotel service we have encountered. - A place of tranquility in the midst of Lijiang, relaxing Chinese (live) music in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Quiet and peaceful place in a crowded and noisy town. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Especially estinable was an introduction in chinese calligraphy, which lasted one hour and was as well included in the modest price for the room as the transport of our luggage and other special offers.

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Address: No.36 Xingren Alley, Wuyi Road, Dayan Town, Lijiang 674100, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
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Hotel Class:3 star — Zen Garden Hotel (Wuyi Yard) 3*
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ZENGARDENHOTELS LIJIANG Wuyi YardZengardenhotels Wuyi Yard in Lijiang China offers you two very beautiful Naxi-Style courtyard hotels, carefully originally designed as traditional timber construction and natural stone wall and pavements. All the rooms have a little balcony with seats which are orientated to the open green yard where you can enjoy the sunshine.The Zengardenhotels Wuyi Yard is very well situated in the center of the Old Town of Lijiang, next to the Si Fang square and the stone bridge. It is a little hidden gem with a wonderful view over the roofs of the Old Town Dayan to the Wang Gu Lou Pagoda on the Lion Hill. Especially in the night you have a very scenic view over the illuminated Old Town from the 2. level of Wuyi Yard.Entering the gate into the peaceful and relaxing teahouse of Zengardenhotels Wuyi Yard you are surrounded by lovely orchids, bonsai trees, Koi-fish-pond and cozy sunshine places. You can listen to the music from ancient Chinese Gujin instruments and sense the Chinese traditional atmosphere and culture while the bubble sound of the fishpond calm down the hectic rush of normal life. A very tasteful aesthetic atmosphere has been created from a collector of art and crafts who leads you into the fine art of ancient China with its skillful design works. Therefore the reception and the teahouse in Zengardenhotel Wuyi Yard are very well decorated with high class Chinese antiques furniture, vases, paintings and fine art wood carvings from the Ming and Qing Dynasty. You can drink the best blends of the famous and healthy PU-ER Tea while you can enjoy the privacy of the relaxing Zen Garden reading some books from the library or improve your calligraphy skills the owner can teach you how to use the brushes. Listening to the Chinese music you are also invited to burn some incense on our little private Buddhism altar. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the individual high class private atmosphere of our teahouse. If you like to book the complete house for your private company’s event we like to arrange all the things you need. The Zengardenhotel Wuyi Yard is a private owned Boutique Hotel with in total 16 rooms on two levels. We provide 14 x Standard Rooms and 2 x Special Rooms. • 14 x Deluxe Standard Double Rooms 20m2, with Twin beds 2.00 x1.0m luxury mattress (can be combined to one big bed), are comfortable and well equipped with modern toilet and separated shower, hair-dryer pp. sideboard with flat screen TV 24”, telephone international open line, ADSL Lan-cable, W-Lan.• 2 x Special Rooms 22m2, with Antique Chinese Wedding bed 2.00 x1.60m are comfortable and well equipped with modern toilet and separated shower, hair-dryer pp. sideboard with flat screen TV 24”, telephone international open line, ADSL Lan-cable, W-Lan.The Zengardenhotel Wuyi Yard offers a public business corner with two Desktop PC’s for surfing the web, free of charge. If you bring your own laptop or wifi mobile you can use our W-Lan for free. ... more   less 
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