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Zen Garden Hotel (Wuyi Yard)

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No.36 Xingren Alley, Wuyi Road, Dayan Town, Lijiang 674100, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is clean, comfortable, and beautiful - like many of the Inns in Lijiang - but what makes this place unique is the wonderful hospitality of its hosts. The hotel personnel is very knowledgeable about places to visit in and around Lijiang and went how of their way to facilitate transportation for us. They did all of this with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is lovely with a courtyard and balcony with a view of the mountains. We enjoyed our three days here immensely. The best part was the helpful, friendly staff. They provided tea and delicious sunflower seed cookies whenever we returned in the afternoon. On learning it was my birthday, Zhi Mei brought out a bottle of local liquor in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location was difficult to find but upon calling them from outside the old entrance they sent someone to pick us up and escort us back to this beautiful serene picturesque place. The staff were so helpful in assisting us with any travel or tour needs as we had no mandarin speaking skills. The language barrier in Yunnan is quite... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 6 nights and had a wonderful time. The hotel is located in the Old Town, just down a small alley to the main thoroughfare where the action was constant. While the Old Town was alive with excitement from the mostly Chinese tourist traffic, the hotel was a quiet oasis. The staff went above and beyond in every way.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Beautiful property with an open-air courtyard for some peaceful relaxation. Soft music played all day while fish swam and jumped in their small pond. Tea was offered at any time during the day or night while cookies and orange slices appeared in late afternoon. Breakfast was simple and adequate with fruit, porridge, muffins, boiled eggs and fried or scrambled eggs... More 

Thank MKM33
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for three nights while visiting Lijiang. The hotel is well placed in the old town and has a lovely quiet atmosphere. Staff speak English well and are very warm and friendly. And every afternoon they offer lovely tea with sunflower ses cakes and orange slices. Would definately stay here again! =)

Thank Emma B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Good location , an oasis far enough away from the noisy and crowded historical center. Pleasant traditional architecture. Views of mountains and a pagoda from second floor walkway. Nice staff. Incredible sunflower seed cookies. Rooms are very basic and dated. Bathrooms need attention.

Thank SuQue
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Nothing was a problem, from getting food for a sick child to supporting a family group as we moved around the small hotel. The staff work hard to overcome the dating infrastructure of the hotel. The setting in the middle of the old town is great and overall the facilities have all you need

Thank welriks
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Zen is in great location in old city. Small friendly hotel with lovely staff and breakfast. The bedroom has western style bathroom and free wifi. The rooms are small and cosy. On arrival you are given tea, biscuits and fruit.

Thank Karen E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Wuyi Yard described by some guests as a gem, an oasis or a shelter, is a cozy boutique style hotel hidden in an alley of the quaint old city, more or less in its center. Run by a very dedicated, gentle and accommodating staff who speaks very good English, it has a small patio (not quite a Zen garden as... More 

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ZENGARDENHOTELS LIJIANG Wuyi YardZengardenhotels Wuyi Yard in Lijiang China offers you two very beautiful Naxi-Style courtyard hotels, carefully originally designed as traditional timber construction and natural stone wall and pavements. All the rooms have a little balcony with seats which are orientated to the open green yard where you can enjoy the sunshine.The Zengardenhotels Wuyi Yard is very well situated in the center of the Old Town of Lijiang, next to the Si Fang square and the stone bridge. It is a little hidden gem with a wonderful view over the roofs of the Old Town Dayan to the Wang Gu Lou Pagoda on the Lion Hill. Especially in the night you have a very scenic view over the illuminated Old Town from the 2. level of Wuyi Yard.Entering the gate into the peaceful and relaxing teahouse of Zengardenhotels Wuyi Yard you are surrounded by lovely orchids, bonsai trees, Koi-fish-pond and cozy sunshine places. You can listen to the music from ancient Chinese Gujin instruments and sense the Chinese traditional atmosphere and culture while the bubble sound of the fishpond calm down the hectic rush of normal life. A very tasteful aesthetic atmosphere has been created from a collector of art and crafts who leads you into the fine art of ancient China with its skillful design works. Therefore the reception and the teahouse in Zengardenhotel Wuyi Yard are very well decorated with high class Chinese antiques furniture, vases, paintings and fine art wood carvings from the Ming and Qing Dynasty. You can drink the best blends of the famous and healthy PU-ER Tea while you can enjoy the privacy of the relaxing Zen Garden reading some books from the library or improve your calligraphy skills the owner can teach you how to use the brushes. Listening to the Chinese music you are also invited to burn some incense on our little private Buddhism altar. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the individual high class private atmosphere of our teahouse. If you like to book the complete house for your private company’s event we like to arrange all the things you need. The Zengardenhotel Wuyi Yard is a private owned Boutique Hotel with in total 16 rooms on two levels. We provide 14 x Standard Rooms and 2 x Special Rooms. • 14 x Deluxe Standard Double Rooms 20m2, with Twin beds 2.00 x1.0m luxury mattress (can be combined to one big bed), are comfortable and well equipped with modern toilet and separated shower, hair-dryer pp. sideboard with flat screen TV 24”, telephone international open line, ADSL Lan-cable, W-Lan.• 2 x Special Rooms 22m2, with Antique Chinese Wedding bed 2.00 x1.60m are comfortable and well equipped with modern toilet and separated shower, hair-dryer pp. sideboard with flat screen TV 24”, telephone international open line, ADSL Lan-cable, W-Lan.The Zengardenhotel Wuyi Yard offers a public business corner with two Desktop PC’s for surfing the web, free of charge. If you bring your own laptop or wifi mobile you can use our W-Lan for free. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zen Garden Hotel (Wuyi Yard)

Address: No.36 Xingren Alley, Wuyi Road, Dayan Town, Lijiang 674100, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
Price Range: $45 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Zen Garden Hotel (Wuyi Yard) 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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