Having read reviews about hotels on the mountain I had very low expectations. At least there was no unpleasant odour coming from the bathroom! The room was poky and shabby with two very narrow twin beds. We were on a lower floor with a small window with a view of a wall below the footpath. We could hear people talking and laughing in the next room. We called housekeeping to bring toilet paper to our room. A positive is that the shower had hot water.
The only guest sitting area I am aware of is open to the foyer and has tables and seating overlooking an amazing view of the mountain. We sat here for a drink on our arrival. Later in the day I decided to wait for my husband here but there was a group sitting smoking despite the "No smoking" sign on the wall. I am allergic to cigarette smoke so had to wait outside. I asked the young man at reception if smoking was allowed. He was very embarrassed, his English was limited but he told me it was his "boss" entertaining "important friends". I asked if we were not important guests and added that it was not his fault.
In our room was one green teabag and no coffee or sugar. My husband went to the desk to ask for some coffee and "Bin" at reception explained there was no coffee but gave him some good green leaf tea. He said that his mother grows green tea in one of the villages nearby which was better and he would bring some for us. This was obviously his way of showing that we were important to him. The next morning he arrived just before we left with a large bag of his mother's tea which he explained was "last year's".
Yupinglou Hotel is also known as "Jade Screen Hotel". It is built in amongst the rocks almost at the top of the mountain. The views are nothing short of spectacular. Most of us would be happy to sleep in a tent just to experience this location!
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