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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

This probably doesn't meet one's usual expectations of a five star hotel. Certainly not the usual western notion. But, that aside, it's a marvellously eccentric place to stay with wonderful rooms that have private balconies overhanging the lake. The hotel is stuffed with memorabilia and the rooms are lavishly decorated with antiques and pseudo-antiques. I found the staff extremely helpful... More 

Thank Susanne M
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

A gorgeous hotel and very relaxing lounge bar / dining terrace right on the river / lake. Very expensive, particularly given the rural area, but not really good value. We experienced some service issues, eg late laundry, and being told (at 5pm) that the hotel bar had run out of cocktails and wine but then we noticed wine was served... More 

Thank ThroughPassenger
Clifton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

This is nice place to stay. A bit pricey though. Only a 2 minute walk to the river which was great. The rooms are large with floor to ceiling cabinets. It had all the amenities you look for in a first class hotel. There were a few hiccups though. Our reservation didn't seem to matter, at check in we were... More 

Thank Lewis M
London, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

We were literally at the White House for 10 hours but thought it was a wonderful hotel. Felt like we had been transported back to the 1940s - yet lots of furniture and the grand piano in the lobby but better than being sparse and lacking in atmosphere. We had a superior lake view room - it was probably the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

A very comfortable stay at this hotel. We had looked it up on Trip Advisor prior to our visit and were a little concerned about the reports of a smell of mildew as I am allergic to mould. However although there was a very slight smell in the downstairs corridor, which could possibly have been mildew, there was no sign... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We thought this was great and had a colonial feel (not in a bad way). Huge room and full of interesting photos and artifacts. We arrived about 9pm and there was no bar facility, it was crying out for a cocktail bar. We had a beer and gin and orange from the mini bar having fritlessly walked around the lake... More 

Thank IanMinshall
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

It's in a great location, right by the lake. They have squeezed too much in an effort to be old-style. Stuff everywhere - barely a free surface/cupboard to put things on/in. May look interesting but it's not practical. The bathroom was really tight & poorly designed - you couldn't get out of the shower if your other half was brushing... More 

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Scarborough, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2015

Stayed here recently during a trip to China. This was our most expensive hotel, but all the others were actually better. Room was large and had pleasant outlook. Location is great - a 10min walk to the central district (restaurants, etc), but far enough away to not be too busy. Hotel has a certain "old world" charm and a very... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2015

Having attracted such wildly differing reviews, seeing the hotel was going to assuage one’s curiosity, if nothing else. We had selected this hotel in discussion with the agents through whom we constructed our trip some months before; on refreshing our memories after reaching China we were concerned to read the recent reviews, some of which were very critical. After a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were really looking forward to a genuine "5 star" experience after a slightly disappointing stay in Xi'an and, on first impressions, it appeared as if we would get it. The location is great, the lobby is stunning and our room was very impressive - when we walked in, we couldn't stop a "wow!" from escaping. However, as others have... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The White House hotel,Guilin is located at Banyan tree(Rong)Lake side where entitled as national AAAA scenic spot. It is located the very downtown area in Guilin 500 meters away from Zhong shan Middle road. Whole building blood into the water-shore between with municipal house, its west and east wing 4 stores high half concealed into greens the rest of all close to Lake Surface, furthermore take a deep survey from the terrace the hills stone made are rush into your eyes everywhere. It is the original residency for General Bai ChongXi who once upon time was the Defense Minister of China before 1949 rich in legend story as well. Now we renovated this house through great designer’s blue printing put into real, hope publics treat the mansion not only a guest house also a historical museum, because we collected many old style furniture and instruments such as phonograph/1859’s piano/cabinets.Our rooms’ equipped with 3.8 meters ceiling high and Jacuzzi bathtub for couple size, fully mixed with greens or lake shore, all are spacious and airy no less than 40㎡ most them are 60 above. The decoration style may let clients understand what “time machine” makes positive effects are truly occurred. We mansion also offer western restaurant and Chinese restaurant as well, all unique design and best location compare with other places. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The White House Hotel Guilin

Address: Building 4 NO. 16 Ronghu North Rd, Guilin 541001, China
Location: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Price Range: $124 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The White House Hotel Guilin 5*
Number of rooms: 37
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#18 Luxury Hotel in Guilin
#20 Best Value Hotel in Guilin
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