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Sherbrooke, Canada
Reviewed April 4, 2012

I have traveled extensively all over China over the last several years and this is the most disappointed experience so far. While one should not expect mich from a room that cost less $40, it was certainly not as represented. If one googles the words "definition of a boutique hotel" a few definitions come up but none that correspond to...

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thetea, Management at Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

First of all, all our rooms / suites at our 3 locations we offer free, good quality loose leaf green tea in the room to all our guests, and we serve tea as our welcome drinks during reception as well. Western breakfasts come with either coffee or tea, even though most guests chose coffee, which may be taken by our...

Shanghai
Reviewed March 21, 2012

We stayed in this boutique hotel in a recent trip to Lijiang & other parts of Yunnan, and it had been a wonderful experience to us. The view from our private balcony was amazing, and we especially loved the 2 deck chairs on our balcony, which we enjoyed a great deal. What a wonderful view! The suite was nicely appointed,...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed February 27, 2012

It was a lovely stay at this small hotel on the peak of Lion Hill, which overlooks the Old Town and offers stunning view right from our balcony. We arrived after the Lunar New Year holiday peak season, and then tourist crowds got much less. It was really quiet during day time, when the view was also most beautiful. Lijiang...

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Lafayette, Louisiana
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We just got back from a long trip in China, and Lijiang was one of our highlights. The stay at The Tea Boutique had contributed to our very positive impression on Lijiang, even though many people thought it is getting a bit touristy for this remote part in China. As ethnic Chinese, we loved to see the traditional part of...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Located on a canal, hard to find, but well done. Rooms lovely. Breakfast the weak point.

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Shenzhen
Reviewed November 30, 2011

We recently stayed at The Tea Boutique during one of the low seasows in Lijiang, and the experiences had been simply wonderful. Having been in China long enough, we know we should try to avoid the peak travel seasons in Lijiang (esp. the so-called "Golden Weeks" in China) whenever possible, so we can spend some quiet, quality time in our...

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Boston
Reviewed November 30, 2011

My family and I stayed the tea boutique hotel in August - during peak tourist season. The thing you will find out about Lijiang is that how important it is to find a quiet sanctuary from the hurly burly, noise and chaos of the town. The Tea scored well in this regard - after an overstimulating adventure on the town,...

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Blueys Beach, Australia
Reviewed November 19, 2011

I booked a room with a bath tub for 1 night at The Tea Boutique after a cancellation for overnight between Dali and Shangri-la. We were offered a choice of two rooms with tubs in the Waterfront location at an off-season rate. They also agreed to organise a car to take us to Shangri-la the next day even though our...

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thetea, Management at Waterfront Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for HAPPYOZZIE's acknowledgement & appreciation of our staff's services as well as other positive comments on the room, which has been actually quite popular since we finished another round of renovation last year. Regarding the temporary water issue, actually our staff checked immediately and found Old Town Water Supply Company was fixing a sudden pipe problem in the neighborhood...

Water Mill, New York
Reviewed October 15, 2011

We chose this hotel from comments on trip advisor. We were very happy to choose Suite 203 overlooking the town. We arrived at airport at 1:00 am and driver was waiting for us! Lovely amenities but hard to find wandering the streets. Make sure you have map and landmarks to guide you. Staff helpful. We met Kevin, ,the owner, who...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 11, 2011

After previous stays here we once again returned because it really is the best place in Lijiang and we have always been more than happy. There are 2 locations - on Lion Hill or the Waterfront set on one of the Lijiang canals. We chose Lion Hill for the views but could just have easily chosen Waterfront as they are...

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Address: No.101 Chongren Alley, Qiyi Street, Dayan Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
Price Range: $33 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Rooms on the south side are quieter”
annit495, May 21, 2013 | Read review
“They all have a view of the old town I think but the upstairs ones have a slightly better view. I think all the rooms are good.”
jenell, Jul 1, 2012 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else.”
markandsueh_12, May 8, 2012 | Read review
“If you can choose one of the suites for the amazing views.”
bheh1314, Apr 23, 2012 | Read review
“Low season is great time to travel to Lijiang, and try to avoid summer when tourist traffic is high and more rains”
allen_kth, Nov 30, 2011 | Read review
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