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No.73 Sideng Street, Shaxi Ancient Town, Jianchuan County 671300 China
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#1 of 11 hotels in Jianchuan County

Water Inn is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Jianchuan County, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a kitchenette, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service while staying at Water Inn. In addition, Water Inn offers a lounge, which will help make your Jianchuan County trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you like cafes, Water Inn is conveniently located near Corvus Corax Cafe.

During your visit, be sure to check out Xingjiao Temple, Shaxi (0.1 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Jianchuan County!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Room service
Bottled water
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese


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58Somewhat walkable
Grade: 58 out of 100
7Restaurantswithin 5 miles
3Attractionswithin 5 miles
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samlane4 wrote a review Aug 2018
Albufeira, Portugal1 contribution
I arrived at this guest house from XiZhou to find the village of Shaxi completely blocked off to cars - not to worry, the hotel owner arrived in a puff of smoke with a tuc-tuc to carry my luggage and me through the hotel front door and into the beautiful courtyard. They helped me work out how to hike up to the grotto on the hillside just outside the village (go past the gas station and turn left are all the instructions you need!) and then on the final day helped me continue my journey through beautiful Yunnan. Stay here and they'll keep you on the right path.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Pennylets wrote a review Apr 2018
West Yorks1125 contributions37 helpful votes
The double rooms were small but this wasn't a problem for me as a solo traveller. Very tastefully decorated (with electric blankets). Showers took a while to heat up as the water had a long way to travel. All the rooms overlooked the courtyard below. I never saw anyone eat there so not sure if they serve food but regardless, there are lots of eateries nearby. Two good markets to visit on Fridays; the animal one over the bridge and the local one. Stayed 3 nights in Shaxi - could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Fill up your water bottle from the cooler in the reception
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SuzieLee71 wrote a review Dec 2017
Brisbane, Australia3778 contributions626 helpful votes
This is an atmospheric period style guesthouse with a beautiful courtyard in an alley just a short walk away from the main square. We booked a suite because the double rooms were a little small. This gave us plenty of room as we had a spacious bedroom and sitting room as well as a nice bathroom. Note that there were no English speaking staff, no heating and no TV. There was an electric blanket - which we really needed!
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Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
manxaura wrote a review Oct 2017
Byron Bay, Australia164 contributions24 helpful votes
We stayed here in April 2017 and had the Double Room. I'm not convinced that the 25m2 size indicated on booking.com for this room is accurate though. We did go there knowing that the rooms would be smaller so we weren't surprised or disappointed. Located just around the corner from the main square and on a quiet street, the timber building is beautifully carved. It’s a boutique guest house that is single-handedly run by the owner. The rooms as mentioned, are on the petite side with just enough passage between the foot of the bed and the wall. There was just a bit more space between the bed and the window, but that didn’t really pose an issue - we weren't planning to spend all day in the room! It was comfortable, cosy and there was seating space both inside and on the balcony. The bed was soft and comfortable and the bathroom lovely. We liked our stay at Water Inn and felt that we made the right choice, though a night’s stay would probably be sufficient.
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Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Koen R wrote a review Sep 2017
Antwerp, Belgium11 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed two nights in this guesthouse, which is situated in an alley close to the market place of Shaxi. This beautiful courtyard houses a couple of rooms, but just after the Chinese holidays, we were the only guests. Our room was clean and comfortable. The bed was in good Chinese tradition hard as a rock and the friendly lady of the reception offered us to switch to a room with a softer mattress. We declined, because we don't mind a hard mattress but the offer was really appreciated. Overall a great stay!
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$25 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Water Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Water Inn?
Nearby attractions include Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town (0.06 miles), Adventure Shaxi (0.2 miles), and Xingjiao Temple, Shaxi (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Water Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Water Inn?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Water Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Water Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hungry Buddha, Corvus corax Cafe, and Orange Restaurant.
Does Water Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Water Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Water Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Water Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Water Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town (0.06 miles).