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“Awesome Tops Service! Absolutely Amazing team! Set in a lovely traditional setting.within 10mins walk to ShunHe Old Town.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Bruce Chalet
Ronghua Village, Shuhe Town, Lijiang 674100, China   |  
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Ranked #4 of 677 Hotels in Lijiang
4.5 of 5 stars 285 Reviews
Singapore, Singapore
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“Awesome Tops Service! Absolutely Amazing team! Set in a lovely traditional setting.within 10mins walk to ShunHe Old Town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I was looking for a different experience for this trip and all tops reviews pointed.to the Bruce Chalet. So I started to correspond with Bruce-owner of 'The Bruce Chalet'..his response was quick and recommendations were precise.
So we took the bite and booked 3 nights there taking the best available room. ( we are used to staying in 5* properties globally)
When the day arrived, we were picked up by the cutest little van and thanks to Bruce's arrangements and tip, we had a good dinner prior to arrival to the chalet.
When we arrived to destination, we were warmly welcomed by Julia who spoke perfect English and also Bruce himself and they had us settled in quickly and served us some lovely tea within their lovely garden, planted by themselves.
Immediately we felt so comfortable.
Our room was well designed with a local flavour. But what we really liked was the bath tub- so cool! - if only we could have one of these back home would be so awesome. Due to my poor planning ahead...I didnt book a tour before hand and thus seeked the help from Bruce and Julia and they both made the arrangements. All rates were paid direct to the guide and driver.
We enjoyed the hospitality so much that we extended by another 1 more night as we felt so happy every.morning meeting and chatting with Bruce, his wife Bella (who is the most heartwarming Chinese woman that I have ever come.across..she just has this amazing friendly and yet honest and likeable personality and just full of life! )& Julia.
Good people- real people, young but a heart of gold! When we checked out. Everything was well prepared for us including our shuttle to another property on the other end of town and each of them bade us farewell. Made us all so emotional....the stay with them was one that felt so personal and so enjoyable..will recommend it 101%- good value- clean, convenient and fantastic support.
We took Breakfast for the 1st morning which was chargeable at 30rmb/pax- 1/2 price for child.
And had my hand at frying my own omelletes. I like it:)

In summary, you will receive more than what you paid for!
Thumbs up!
You may write me for further enquiries at kiznicolenigel@hotmail.com

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Was for the first time in Lijiang. The great reviews made me choose this place.
I can confirm all the good opionions. This place is a nice difference to the usual traveller hotels.
The people there obviously have passion for what they are doing and provide great service in a very peaceful location.
If i will come back to Lijiang i will definitly stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights and was very impressed with the superior service given.
The Bruce Chalet bedrooms are comfortable and stylish. The garden is like a secret, fairy garden. Relaxing there is a calming enjoyable experience.
Bruce, his wife and staff are warm and friendly people who take the time to help with directions and suggestions. They know how to look after their guests very well.
After a visit to the Old Lijiang Town it is so nice and unexpected to be offered refreshing tea and fresh fruit as soon as you arrive back at the Chalet.
The Bruce Chalet is kind of tucked away in the countryside but is actually only a 10 minute walk to Shuhe Old Town which is definitely worth a visit.
Chopan is the name of the taxi driver at The Bruce Chalet. Thats definitely not the right spelling of his name but its how its said. Chopan doesnt speak English but he has a language conversion dictionary and he is 'cute'. He sometimes played can Italian Opera cd (not loudly)as we travelled along our way to Old Lijiang Town which trip cost Y20 and took approximately 20 minutes. You can easily make arrangements for him to pick you up and take you to Baisha or wherever else you want to visit.
If you are looking for a quiet, beautiful environment to stay where the owner and some staff speak English which place is also not far from the Old Town of Lijiang and Shuhe then I recommend The Bruce Chalet.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Homey, friendly, welcoming, and relaxing, we really enjoyed the hospitality of The Bruce Chalet. Bruce, Bella, and Juli are just naturally welcoming hosts. A personal wealth of local information is provided by Bruce himself. The place was a little tricky to find so do call Bruce or ask the taxi/driver to do so, or else request an airport transfer for RMB100 (or train station transfer for 50RMB). We stayed there in May 2013 and did not miss the lack of air conditioning. Sitting on the veranda, enjoying a complimentary tea, in the surrounds of a beautiful garden, and watching the misty clouds pass over the Jade Dragon Mountains directly in front of us was a highlight. Breakfast (30RMB) 8:30-9:30 each day was a good time to catch up with other travellers. Shuhe Old Town is nearby (10 minute walk) for a wide selection of food, and Lijang Old Town can be reached with a 20 minute walk to the bus stop for Bus 11, and then a 15 minute bus trip into Lijiang.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I was looking for somewhere peaceful and pleasant to stay near Lijiang with my two children - away from the bright lights and karaoke of Lijiang which filled me with horror! I came across Bruce Chalet and its good Trip Advisor reviews and booked the king room with the mountain view and a double next door. The place is amazing - on the edge of Shuhe which means there's no traffic noise at all - just the raucous call of roosters from very early on ;) and some rumbling farm machinery. Our rooms were lovely - very well-sized and equipped and the property had lots of lovely old features as well as 'modern vintage' touches which make it very homely. The owners were fantastically helpful with advice on trips and always smiley and pleasant. It was great to get back from a hot day's hiking and be brought fresh tea and fruit! Breakfast was lovely - and I really appreciated the way they catered to different cultures depending on who was staying. The 'resident' driver was also super-pleasant and jolly - a marked difference from other drivers we have encountered across China. The surroundings were beautiful, the people great - we'll being going back if we possibly can!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I stayed at the Bruce Chwith my family and had such a great time there. Ms. Zhao and her staff were really helpful and caring. She gave us a lot of useful advice and tips for our trip. She has also unconditionally upgraded our rooms without extra charges which have breathtaking view of the Jade Dragon snow montain! The driver, Mr. Li is very nice and knowledgable about Lijiang and Shangarila's history and geography and with good driving skills. To conclude, i undoubtedly recommend this place for all of you.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I was there in march for a short holiday trip... it's a clean and friendly place to stay.

For the price I paid, I have no complain at all.

The driver and staffs have been really helpful. Breakfast was nice!

Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Address: Ronghua Village, Shuhe Town, Lijiang 674100, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 677 Hotels in Lijiang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bruce Chalet would be a great place for you who are already exhausted in trying to survive the throat cutting metropolitan life and looking for ways to recharge your batteries. The Chalet located in the Shuhe village underneath the Jade Dragon Mountain in Lijiang, Yunnan, China, the Chalet features picturesque scenery, genial sunlight, a large garden and great hospitality. The Bruce Chalet is built based on Naxi style structure combining with modern facilities. In total of 13 comfort rooms, including luxurious suites and Snow Mountain View rooms, all rooms with private bathroom, hairdryer, WIFI… ... more   less 
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