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!
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- 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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