The apartment is outside the immediate city where tourists might normally stay. Speaking only English (no Chinese at all) we were at a minor disadvantage locally; however we had the owner’s telephone number and were welcome to call for any need, or to talk to a restaurant to assist us.
We could not locate a English language television news service; we stayed in various hotels in China also that did not offer this service. The main bedroom bed is too firm for Westerners, and this will be changed.
We utilised the services of the owner as a companion/guide, who, when the weather changed drastically, was able to offer acceptable alternative excursions; and was a great help with explaining health needs at a pharmacy.
The owner is a courteous and thoughtful guide; and made our breakfast each day for us. The apartment is a good change from usual hotel accommodation.
Travelling down the Li River .... in flood .... was a wonderful highlight of our time in GuilinMore