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Lakeside Inn
Ranked #9 of 652 Hotels in Guilin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 12, 2013

The Guilin Lakeside Inn is a small boutique hotel right on the main lake in Guilin. A walkway runs in front of the hotel so there is little noise. The property only has about nine rooms and the location is wonderful. The staff are very helpful and the breakfast was good. The hotel is about a ten minute walk to the bus station for those wanting to go to Yangshou to view the karsts along the Li Jiang River. You can also take a boat from near Guilin which I had intended doing but a heavy rainfall made that impossible. There are many shops and restaurants a short walk from the inn and the inn itself does a fairly good job offering from their kitchen. Guilin is a very beautiful city and a must for those who love China. So is Yangshou which is about 83 km from Guilin.

Room Tip: My room had a view of the park and lake but I think all of their rooms are very good. No road runs...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

I liked the deco in my room which made it homely and bright. The room was clean and I do not need to wear slippers around the room. However, the bathroom looked tired and in need of renovation.

The location was good too, 2 bus stop to the main bus station and 3 bus stop to the train station. There are 2 lakes right outside the inn. Within walking distance to 2 pedestrian street was good food and shops. Ask the staff for directions.

The staff was help to book the Li river cruise. He noticed that I can speak chinese and asked if I would like to join the chinese tour which was alot cheaper and still as good. The boss was friendly and had a good chat one evening.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

We stayed in this hostel on two occasions. The rooms were slightly different, but both had a comfortable, quaint atmosphere with floral wallpaper, wood panelling extending halfway up the walls and shiny floors. The staff were extremely helpful in answering all our questions, providing information and welcoming us to the hostel in English. For a fee, they will do your laundry and return it to your room. With prior arrangement, a taxi was waiting for us at the airport for a late evening pickup which was very helpful. Very nice hostel and highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We only stayed here for two nights, but we liked this place a lot. Very convenient to most Guilin attractions. The staff is wonderful - they helped us arrange the boat tour to Yangshuo, the evening lakes and rivers tour (although I would give that a pass next time).

Plus, the feel is an upscale hostel. Very foreigner-friendly. Rooms are nice. Clean and comfortable. A great value for the price.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

We just stayed one night and thoroughly enjoy it. We loved the quaintness of the hotel. the girls up front were very helpful....they even gave us a 5:00 wake up call so we could get to our flight. The room was clean and quaint and spacious. My parents loved their room too. Loved walking along the waterfront watching people, listening to the musicians and enjoying the pagodas...especially after dark. Loved the location and that the street market was so close. Also had fun watching the Waterfall Hotel waterfall. Truly enjoyed walking through the strip of restaurants and enjoying the food and company with bands of locals. It was a treat to try a ton of new foods between all of us: gyro, shaved coconut and mango ice cream, potato bar, guilin noodles, and a pizza. Totally fun. Great location and great find. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Clean, comfortable, good location. I stayed there in March so Guilin didn't seem too busy.

I like to move around a little so I also stayed at the Eva Inn and Jing Guan Ming Lou Museum Hotel both of which were also good.

I was traveling solo so it was nice to have friendly staff and a casual atmosphere. All the staff members and the owner spoke adequate English.

In China I typically use eLong or cTrip but in this case I booked the Lakeside Inn through hostelworld.com.

There are some nice restaurants if you walk down the road along the water.

Guilin is definitely worth a visit.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We spent a night here, however did not enjoy the stay too much. The set up was perfect, it was a homely inn, however as soon as we reached, a crowd of approx 25 people came in and started drinking in the bar below, the music was too loud and it was really disturbing us in the room. We were tired after a long journey and needed some peaceful time however the party and the loud music continued well into the night. The staff was helpful, around 12AM we called them and requested them to turn the music down. They understood and did try to help but not to much satisfaction. Anyways the next day we thought we would spend some time in Guilin however given our experience in this place we left early morning to Yangshuo and a good thing we did. It is value for money and staff are helpful, unfortunately it was a bad experience for us.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lakeside Inn

Address: No.1-1-2 Sha lake Building Shan Lake North Road, Guilin City Center, Guilin 541002, China
Location: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Guilin
Price Range: $32 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a place located in the very heart of the Guilin city. All the entertainment is just within walking distance. The famous Sun and Moon Pagodas scenic spot which stand right in the Shahu Lake is only a walkway next to the compound. Within a circle of 500 meters around our inn you can have access to department store, supermarket, local restaurant, western style restaurant, Starbucks, massage and all the entertainment you would expect. Despite its central location it is quiet and free from disturbing traffic noise. It is a good place to stay or relax when you travel. The first floor of our inn is a nice Cafe & Bar. We provide western breakfast(toast,egg,coffee,tea),Pizza,Sandwiches, coffee (Latte, Mocha, Cappuccino ect) and Chinese dumplings. We have cold local beer, cocktails, whiskey which can give you a wonderful time after or during travel. Being the owner, Jack is an outgoing world traveler. His nephew and assistant, John, is a college teacher in Guilin Tourism University. We speak English and know the city well. We can help you plan your stay in Guilin on your request. We offer airport/train sation pick up service as well as sightseeing services, for example, Li River Cruise, Longji Terraces Trip and one day Guilin city trip ect. We have private car rental service(with English/non English speaking driver) to facilitate your tour(especially suitable for large family travel).We try our best to make your stay a unique and memorable experience of the Chinese culture. ... more   less 
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