We stayed here for 3 days as part of our honeymoon adventure, and we were not impressed either by this hotel or Guilin as a whole. We flew there from Beijing because we had heard that the Li River cruise was amazing and a chance to see 'real' China compared to the Westernised areas in Beijing. We were disappointed in Guilin the minute we got off the plane really. Got the airport shuttle, which drops you off at a random hotel in Guilin - you have to make your own way from there, but of course the taxis are really cheap so that wasn't really a problem. The hotel was very basic, but we didn't see much better in Guilin when we were there, so I'm thinking that the standard is similar across the board. The staff speak very very limited English, and there were always random dodgy looking blokes sitting smoking in the lobby - don't know what that was about! And there is only air conditioning in your rooms, so the lobby and corridor is absolutely sweltering. The air con is noisy, but effective. The room was surprisingly clean and modern considering the rest of the hotel. A bit bare though, but acceptable. One thing I would warn you about is the breakfast - it is Chinese only. You have to pay extra for a Western breakfast, which is actually just eggs on toast and some juice/tea/coffee. not great - you can get much better locally as the "strip" has lots of Western bars etc. Location is fine, although there just isn't anything to do in Guilin - it is pretty smelly and a bit dirtier than everywhere else we went - I would minimise the amount of time you have to spent there to be honest - it was the only low point in our entire honeymoon. Oh, and the bed actually hurt to sleep on it was so hard!
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