We stayed at the Osmanthus because it was booked by our tour company. The hotel's location is fine and the rooms are clean but it fails to impress in a number of small ways such as the free drinking water is just the local water boiled and put into a container in the mini bar. The toiletries are minimal and in individual sachets but there are free toothbrushes and toothpaste. The breakfast is spoilt because there is nothing to keep the cooked food warm but there is a good selection (albeit cold) and at least the eggs are freshly cooked.
While the lobby staff are friendly and have good English these qualities stop in the hotel's restaurant. We ate there for lunch and had a very good experience with a wide range of food including duck. My son and I enjoy Asian food and we were both impressed with the quantity and quality.
As other reviews have stated, the furnishings are old, worn and need refurbishing, an English language TV option would also be welcome especially since the majority of guests appear to be western. I don't know when the pool is available but it was closed when we stayed there. Free internet at least in the lobby would also go a long way to lifting the standard of the hotel in comparison with others.
We found the beds to be quite comfy but I like a firm bed.
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- Also Known As:
- Osmanthus Hotel Guilin