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Huangshan Baiyun Hotel
Tianhai Tourism Resort, Huangshan District, Huangshan 245800 , China   |  
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Ranked #34 of 402 Hotels in Huangshan
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“Fine mountain top hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Because of the low season, Baiyun was the only hotel on the mountain top that was still open, so the choice was predetermined. We intended to stay in dorm beds (100Y) in rooms for six, but changed our mind and got a private room (Y460). Dorm rooms were pretty nice: well-heated, with cozy wooden beds and fluffy bedding; tea kettles were available and bathrooms were clean. But boys and girls have to live separately, so I'm happy we upgraded to a private room. After a strenuous hike up the eastern slope, privacy and rest felt well-deserved.

The room's quality was that of a Y200-300 room in an average provincial hotel in China, but the high-season price is Y1080, so the low-season discount price felt fair by comparison. Everything in the room and bathroom was new; there was a kettle and a water purifier in the bathroom (which is important if you consider that a 1.5 liter bottle of water costs Y25 in the hotel shop). The heater was powerful, and the blankets were thick. The hotel is very close to Guangmingding (Bright Top Peak), so it's perfect for getting up to catch the sunrise; besides, the lobby has a display with weather forecast and times of sunrise and sunset.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

The room is small and very little storage space. There is no facial tissue or bottled water provided. The room and hotel looks clean, but there is a underlying sewage smell.
The restaurant is okay, but it is catered to tour group, so there is very little seating for small groups. We ended up ordering food to our room. To our surprise, there is not extra charge at all.

What is confusing is that it is called Huangshan Tianhai Hotel by some other sites. I believe that was the old name.

This is considered one of the better hotels on the mountain. It is about 2.5 KM to the fairy bridge and 3.0 KM to the Lotus Peak.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

I went to Huangshan with a tour group from Shanghai. Given how items are brought up the mountain, I wasn't expecting a luxurious hotel. This hotel surprised me. It is very clean. The room we got doesn't have a view. The room was cramped , similar to an internal cabinet on a cruise ship (about 140 sq ft). The food here is ok. Since we went in October, we didn't bring a coat. In our room there were two very clean down coats. The coats came in handy when we went to see the sunrise the following morning. I don't know the price we paid, since this was included in the tour package. But considering what we paid for the tour, this was well worth the price. FYI, our tour package cost about 1,100 yuan.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

We had stayed our first night at the Beihai Hotel and chose the Baiyun Hotel for our second night because of its location. We arrived at the Baiyun around lunch time and checked in. In the afternoon we walked the quiet and outstandingly beautiful Xiahi Grand Canyon to the Fairy Walking Bridge, returning before dinner. We were sorry the day had come to an end! Thunderstorms were closing in so there was no sunset watching. We didn’t see any tour groups on this section, so it was great to stay so close to it, allowing us to saunter along the path into the late afternoon. The next day we had the choice to descend either via the Western Steps on the Yuping cableway or via a relatively short walk back to the Yungu cableway. I would choose this hotel again because of the location.

After walking into our room, we asked for a room change. The bathroom was really dirty and toothpicks and papers were on the carpet in the room. The second room was cleaner, but the bathroom could benefit from some heavy duty cleaning. We appreciated the plastic slippers that were supplied which we wore when we showered.

For dinner, you order from a menu. This was better for us than the buffet at the Beihai Hotel the previous night. The food was adequate and plentiful and a bit better here than at the Beihai.

Room Tip: Arrive early enough that you can change your room if necessary
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

We had a good room facing the front. The amenities were modern and adequate with internet through the tv monitor. The staff were helpful. Unfortunately the weather was not favourable (rain predicted for the next 2 days) so we stayed for only one night. The pinewood furnishing/decor was cosy and roomy. We will be back in the future especially in the fall.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

After hiking up the long western steps and then dealing with less than wonderful signage to find anything once we reached the top, the sight of the Baiyun was very welcome. It's in a nice spot, just down the hill from a peak where you can see the sunrise (and probably sunset too, but we we missed that). And the lobby is really nice too. But the room was shabby and run down. We weren't expecting much, knowing that we were paying for the location and that the quality wouldn't be great, so we weren't really disappointed. . . plus we were so tired, we didn't really care!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

The standard double room is comfortable and clean. The bed is firm and the air-conditioning works well. Bathroom facilities are well-maintained and hot water supply is not a problem. The hotel provides winter jackets to guests, which come in handy when the temperature drops substantially in the early mornings and late evenings. The hotel staff is competent and helpful.

The hotel is ideally located to view both sunrise & sunset. Both are about a twenty minutes walk from the hotel. The location is the biggest draw of the hotel in my opinion and it is definitely money well-spent.

There is only one other food venue around the hotel so you are likely to have dinner at the hotel. The food is fine but it is more expensive than similar places you will visit in China.

The hotel is almost a hour walk from the cable-car station so for those of you travelling independently, you are well-advised to pack light and leave the rest of your luggage at the entry of the Huangshan Scenic Area (there is a luggage deposit area). You should bring along a torch as you will need one to make your way to the sunrise spot.

Room Tip: Book early in advance, especially in peak seasons.
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Tianhai Tourism Resort, Huangshan District, Huangshan 245800 , China
Location: China > Anhui > Huangshan
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Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa
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Ranked #34 of 402 Hotels in Huangshan
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Number of rooms: 200
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