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Guilin Bravo Hotel
Ranked #11 of 637 Hotels in Guilin
Espoo, Finland
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217 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Typical”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Typical old worn hotel, but clean with good breakfast buffet. Small gym and small swimming pool, enough just for some relaxation, not for hard work out. Location is nice, almost near to city center, and on lake side, which is nicely highlighted at night time. Free wi-fe is working only on lobby. Stuff is polite and trying to do all what they can, all the time, as everywhere in Chinese hotels.

Room Tip: No matter where your room is located, hotel is situated on quiet place on lake side.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Encinitas, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We experienced a very comfortable stay at the Guilin Bravo Hotel with its clean, non-smoking rooms and comfortable hard beds. Waking up after a refreshing sleep on a suitably hard bed is certainly one of the best measures of success that I am aware of and the Guilin Bravo hotel passed that critical criterion by a handsome margin.

A very fine hotel serving an excellent western style breakfast consisting of a large array of choices, sufficient to satisfy even the most fastidious of travelers. It is a fine quality hotel and we were pleased with all aspects of our stay there. Our time in China was strictly limited, but we could easily envision spending additional time at this unique hotel, had time permitted.

The location of the hotel was very good, with good transportation readily available. Just across from the hotel entrance is a beautiful park that winds majestically around the lake. It’s a beautiful place to spend walking in the early morning hours.

Services rendered by any of the large numbers of staff members is excellent. Most speak English well.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Very good experience with this hotel. I booked the Upper Level Floors for a rate compatible with Hampton Inn/Holiday Inn etc ($100 US per night). Rooms were bright, clean and very well appointed. Breakfast was extensive. Nice park across the street. Convenience stores close by.
Friendly and well polished staff. (Did not try the spa/gym..so no comments on that)

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Toronto
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We had some mixed experiences with this hotel in regards to comfort and customer service. We had booked a non-smoking room through a broker and were assured a non-smoking room between floors 2-8 specifically by the broker. When we checked in, the desk staff assured us that they were providing a non-smoking room and then showed us to a room on the 9th floor which not only was a smoking room but also had interconnecting doors to the rooms on either side of the room (i.e. two interleading doors), a non-smokers worst nightmare. We complained and they upgraded us to the new tower with a non-smoking room. Score one for resolving the issue but minus one for misrepresentation.

The new tower rooms are large, well-appointed and very clean. Our only issue with the remainder of the stay was that we would wake up some time between midnight and 2:30 a.m. drenched in perspiration to discover that they had turned off the air conditioning despite the fact that even with air conditioning, the room temperature rarely fell below 26 degrees centigrade.

This required us to call the desk each night, and essentially argue with them until they would (a) acknowledge that they had turned off the air conditioning (as they would initially insist that it was still on) or (b) offer to send someone up to the room to show us how to operate it, or (c) an engineer to see what the problem was. Essentially they were leaving the fan on, but turning off the actual air conditioner/chiller to save money at night.

One of the most annoying things about the situation aside from the sleep interruption was the condescending tone of some of the desk staff who would either play the "the air conditioning is working you are too stupid to know how to operate it" (intimidation ploy) to the "oh, you don't need air conditioning because its cold outside tonight", the logic of which escapes us as we don't sleep outside their idea of cold can be between 23 and 26 degrees (with high humidity).

All in all, a hotel with great potential but be advised of these air conditioning issues. If you encounter this, insist that they turn on the air conditioning as the fan only will not cool down the room.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2013

we had the double deluxe room, new wing
like the 'purple' color in everything...
room is spacious, toiletries complete, there is even a pretty comfortable lounge chair..
hotel is very centralised..within walking distance to the lake, shopping areas n many restaurants around
the breakfast spread is fantastic: from Chinese to Western to local..
with fruits, desserts, salads n all...
a must stay hotel if u are in Guilin

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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UK
Level 6 Contributor
68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2013

The hotel is well-located for a walk around the lakes, and is clean, but nothing special. The rooms are a little old-fashioned (dark wood throughout) and few Chinese were staying here when we went. Breakfast was fine - but you mightn't have expected to find a large white model of the Eiffel Tower in the room...(!!)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Good hotel in a good location. Nothing wrong with it, but not all is great. You might consider ordering room service breakfast to avoid the dreary buffet place. Best experience during this one night stay: the dinner at the Chinese restaurant. Very good and low priced food, and excellent servers.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Guilin Bravo Hotel

Property: Guilin Bravo Hotel
Address: No.14 Ronghu South Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541002, China (Formerly Holiday Inn Guilin)
Location: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Guilin
#9 Luxury Hotel in Guilin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Guilin Bravo Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 480
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