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Lijiang Waterfall Hotel
Ranked #6 of 619 Hotels in Guilin
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Waterfall=window washer”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

I was looking forward of the Guinness record holder "waterfall" hotel and it was disappointing when I found out this so called man made waterfall nothing but everyday 15 minutes water coming down from the top off hotel to the bottom washing through the whole wall of the hotel.Really??
Other that this the hotel is in great location,nice staff and over priced breakfast . We arranged a river cruise through the hotel which was wonderfull if I don't mention the time was from 8:20- 6 or 7 pm until the other couples in the minivan desided to watch the evening show starting at 8pm.So how we'll get back? Or how they 'll get back? The tourguide told us we can take the public bus back to the hotel.This is not excactly what we paid for around 900yuen pp.Then we learned that there is a cormorant fishing show beside the theatre and for our happiness it was great and we have arrived back to hotel close to midnight.We ask the front desk to order a taxi to go to the Reed flute cave and they offered the hotel car can take us.What's the catch? Came with a tour guide.We were not trilled but the girl was a very nice happy,full of energy person so we didn't protest further.The area is great around the hotel.Nice lake,park,shopping,food etc.There were no nob on the window in the room so everyday we needed to call the staff to come and open the window for us.I would understand if this would be the waterfall side but it was not.Spoke to few people who preferred Sheraton over this place but generaly we had a great time.

Room Tip: River or lake view definetely
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Lijiang Waterfall Hotel is a very good hotel located on the LI River, across from the Elephant Trunk hill. In brief, it has an ideal location for Guilin with many restaurants and stores within easy walking distance. I had a room on the 11th floor with a great view of the two pagodas in the lake adjacent to the Li river. The beds were a bit firm, but the bathroom had everything you would want. The free WIFI was good, but I did not get a chance to try the fitness center. Buffet breakfast was also good but trended to Chinese cuisine, but the overwhelming majority of patrons are Chinese nationals. Most of the check-in staff have rudimentary English.

Room Tip: Ask for room on a higher floor facing the Pagodas
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Orange County
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

This hotel seems to have many Chinese guests, whereas another hotel nearby has the American tour groups. The top floors have fantastic views of the River Li and the corner room we were in had full glass windows on both sides. The room was fairly expensive and did not include breakfast. The staff do not speak much English, although the check-in person was competent. The Wi-fi did not work at the desk in the room but did work in another section of the room at the coffee table (their staff was helpful with this). The location is great with a nice walkway along the lake and river, shops, restaurants and hotels and the pagodas within walking distance. We were on a no-smoking floor. Our beds were very comfortable, not hard. I did not like the Li River tour service provided by someone working at the front desk...the pick up was poor (changed the time), I had to argue with the driver to get him to drop us at the boat entry instead of making us walk in the rain; and he had our seats in the boat assigned so were were facing backward and could not change seats....even though others were available. I mention this here because we booked at the hotel and because most people in Guilin are taking the boat tour. There was a person in traditional clothes in the lobby for photos and that was nice.

Room Tip: High floor, view of the lake and the river
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Guilin and the city walk are nice attractions by themselves. The room in this hotel was fine and no surprises, which is great for China. The beds are pretty firm, so be prepared - not entirely Chinese firm, but noticeable.

Breakfast was a bit disappointing - one egg fried at a time and no hot western alternative (no pre-made scrambled egg, pancake...), poor labeling of contents (buns, jams, meats...), cheese was plastic wrapped slices (odd). Chinese choices seemed more acceptable.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Israel
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Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

So there are some good things I can write about this hotel such as location,price and room was OK.
wifi didn't work on the 9th floor.called the front desk and the answer I got was "wifi is on first floor "....
Toilet in room didn't flush!
A/c in the room wasn't cold enough around 9 am.
Breakfast was so so. I've had better in China.
hotel is clean but old. The public toilets in the lobby smell like cigarettes and look like they're from 1975.

Probably won't return. I'd pay more and try shangrila maybe.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Kolkata
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

A fantastic hotel .Rooms are spacious with a fascinating view of the city from the window .The location of the hotel is just perfect ,walking distance from the lake and the beautiful pagodas which are beautifully lighted up at night .A stroll by the lakeside is a must .The lobby is impressive and luxurious.There are a plenty of great eateries around.The main attraction of the hotel is that it becomes a waterfall every night at 8.30....the10 minute waterfall show just out side the huge window screen of the hotel is splendid .the guilin city with its natural charm nd lovely weather is also a nice surprise .

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Sarnen
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

I would stay again in this centraly located hotel.
This hotel is a big hotel and can confuse elderly guests .. has several elevators..
However, would recomend to stay there. Next time, I will stay again at this Hotel.

Room Tip: I recomend to book high floors towards the lake.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel
Address: No.1 North Shanhu Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin 541001, China
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 Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Guilin
#5 Luxury Hotel in Guilin
#9 Best Value Hotel in Guilin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lijiang Waterfall Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 652
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