I was planning our first family trip to China. It is not easy as I'm bringing along with me my parents, parent-in-laws and young children. Never been to Huangshan before, I have to rely on information from website to plan my trip.
I have chosen Pine Ridge Lodge based on the reviews in Tripadvisor. After making my reservation, I got the contact number of Pine Ridge Lodge, contacted the Lodge to get help on transport arrangement and got in contact with Mr. Tong - the owner of the Lodge. We exchanged email and started to communicate using gmail.
Mr. Tong is so efficient in English making the email communication very easy. To plan the trip for 11 people with old age parents, there are many things that I need to consider. I explored many options and Mr. Tong patiently guided me, provided me with suggestions and solutions. We exchanged more than 50 emails (thanks to gmail for tracking) to plan this trip. At some point, I was worried that Mr. Tong is going to get impatient with me and ignore my email. He didn't. He consistantly reply my email within less than 24 hrs.
I just returned from Huangshan. My trip was so well planned and everyone enjoyed ourselves so much.
Mr. Tong is truely someone you can trust if you are planning a trip to Huangshan. At the last minute, we changed our booking of bus from Huangshan to Hefei and it was done in less than 15 minutes without any penalty charges.
If you are not able to communicate in Chinese, I strongly recommend Pine Ridge Lodge as you can be sure that the owner, Mr. Tong, is trustworthy.
YB&LE from Singapore
- Also Known As:
- Pine Ridge Hotel
- Pine Ridge Hotel Huangshan
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arrive at Pine Ridge Lodge and find yourself surrounded by acres of wooded hillside, at the most secluded area adjacent to the South Entrance of HuangShan Scenic Area. Contemporary design where you are offered privacy, personalized service and quality—from international standard house keeping, interior design with the grace and ease of home, and gracious services. ... more less
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