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Guilin Bravo Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.14 Ronghu South Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541002, China (Formerly Holiday Inn Guilin)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 457 hotels in Guilin
Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
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26 hotel reviews
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“Good hotel, nice location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We enjoyed this hotel very much. We got a voucher for welcome drink when we arrived.
A pianist was playing in the lobby/bar, which contributes to a nice atmosphere.
We had clean an non-smoking room and the bed was very comfortable.
You can easely go for a walk around the lake.
As soon as it is dark, the city is illuminated very attractive.
The breakfast offers a good variety of Western food.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Stayed at the Guilin Bravo Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Guilin) with a tour group and the location is handy for visiting the old town and busing to Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill and a scenic boat trip on the Li River. Unfortunately our obtuse tour company booked part of our China tour during National Day/Autumn Festival holidays when millions of Chinese are traveling/vacationing. The crowds were enormous. The hotel was fully booked. My room #1804 overlooking the interior pool area was standard plain accommodation and had a clean, modern bathroom, hair dryer and toiletries. Soundproofing could be better as I heard people walking and talking in the hallway and was awakened at 5:15 AM by somebody coughing up a lung in the next room. The buffet breakfast in the Patio Café was good with both Western and Chinese choices and a wide selection if you arrived right at the 7:00 AM opening time. The hotel provided two complimentary bottles of water per person per day for drinking and brushing teeth because the water, we were told, was not potable. Shops off the lobby sold jewelry, watches, souvenirs, clothing, postcards, artwork and day excursions. Prices are what you would expect in hotel retail establishments (high). There is a fitness center on the lower level with steam bath, gym, foot and body massage (legit). The exterior of the hotel is lighted at night as is the lake, park and paved pathway on the property Don’t know what other hotels are in Guilin but this one was fine even when fully booked.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hove
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The main benefit of this large and busy hotel is its location, a short walk from the night market and well lit paths which circle the bridges and lakes of Guilin. Perfect for an evening stroll. The hotel has a rather kitsch decor with lots of velvet, silver and gold but the rooms are a good size, the air-con quiet and the beds comfortable. There was a bath and a separate shower in our bathroom, excellent products and a good hairdryer. We had one dinner in the hotel which was very good. The Western style breakfast offers a reasonable choice and omelettes and fried eggs are made to order, but the coffee is poor. The staff are helpful but away from reception, their English is minimal.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

After saying at some terrible 4 star hotels in China we were a bit worrout staying 5 nights in a 4 star hotel in Guilin but were "over the moon" to find this hotel was an absolute gem!
The hotel has a beautiful lake setting, rooms are clean and comfortable and the buffet breakfast far exceeded anything else we had in China. Nice little drinks bar, lovely swimming pool and great staff. Thoroughly recommend.

Room Tip: Had a lake view room which was perfect.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Arrived at hotel late evening after delayed flight from Xi'an. Room was excellent, but the decor was over the top - chandeliers, and vivid colors. Excellent room based wifi and large bathroom. Room coffee and tea were pitiful, but just about drinkable. Breakfast in morning was at the Western dining room, with lots of tour parties. Food was varied and fine, but coffee and tea were truly dreadful. Saw there was a large outdoor swimming pool, (not being used), and a gym (also not used). Headed off after breakfast for rier boat trip, so no real time to view and assess Guilin and hotel environment. Seemed like a perfectly fine hotel for several nits, if we could find some better coffee and tea!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Stayed here as part of Virgin's Splendours of China tour. Agree with previous contributors that the location is great for walking around the town - situated over the road from the lake which makes wandering around easy and fun.
The hotel does everything you both want and need it to but it's position is the thing that sells it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This hotel is very well located by the lake. it is quiet and only 20 minutes from the centre of town. The room was clean and spacious with 2 large beds. Also there was separate bath and shower. Breakfast was good - eggs to order and lots of choice. Coffee unfortunately was awful.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.14 Ronghu South Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541002, China (Formerly Holiday Inn Guilin)
Location: China > Guangxi Zhuang > Guilin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Guilin
#19 Best Value Hotel in Guilin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Guilin Bravo Hotel 4*
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