The hotel is basic but comfortable and clean. We realized that there were two buildings, I think the second and more recent one is the one with the restaurant, the rooms are probably nicer there (pictures shown on the hotel website). But ours (a family room with balcony, river view) was ok and big enough for the three of us not to feel cramped. Like in a lot of hotels and buildings in China, there was a bad smell in the bathroom but we easily got rid of it by putting a towel on the evacuation hole underneath the sink : problem solved ! The receptionist spoke good English and was very helpful, and the other people were also very nice. We rented bikes to tour in the countryside (10 RMB / day for the basic bikes, 30 for the best ones, which is very reasonnable)
We found the location very convenient, close to the river and West Street, but quiet enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This hotel has a prime location, only meters from the Li River. Some English speaking staff who could not have been more helpful. Superior service from all concerned.The usual tourist type shops are only 5 minutes away. This is the place seen on TV where cormorants dive for fish. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel River View
- River View Yangshuo County