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“Reasonably priced room”
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Hotel Explorer
Ranked #146 of 410 Yangshuo County B&B and Inns
Semporna, Malaysia
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“Reasonably priced room”
Reviewed July 1, 2009

After Li River one way tour from Guilin to Yangshuo (450 RMB per person with lunch), we walked up the port and saw Explorer Hotel about 200 meters away. We negotiated the price down to 120 RMB per night room only.

West Street is 7 meters on the right of the hotel. The 2 layer door to balcony helped block noises at night. The dancing music from West Street was heard if we opened the glassed windows. Houses at the back were being renovated so the balcony floor had dust. The air conditioner helped keep the room warm. It was quite cool in mid Feb so if you are from South East Asia, you may need a light jacket to go out at night. The hotel had sports bicycles for rent at 30 RMB per day. No minibar/ refrigerator in room. They provided tea, toiletries and towels. Warm water was not enough to fill the bathtub. We waited 3 times for water tank to boil. No elevator. Staff speak good English. I saw a guesthouse a few meters on the left of hotel with very low price.

When we checked out, we walked slowly about 15 minutes to the Bus Station and took a day bus to Guangzhou Train Station at 182 RMB per person.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed July 17, 2008

Well from the moment we drove into Yangshuo we knew it was different from the rest of china. The explorer was alnong a main drag of pubs with west street right at the end. The attached pub (MC Blues) did amazing cocktail and inexpensive meals all day long. The accom was very simple, I would say family run as it was the same girls from dusk till dawn. The only down fall was the size of room and noise you could hear from downstairs but this was curtailed early in the evening. The ammenities of the room were modern enough and the king bed was comfortable.
It's location was what sold it with 2 little convenience store right next door, and pubs/ food/shopping/just out your door. Facilities like laundry/internet were in the next street so not far at all.

Even the river was walking distance to watch the cormorants.

Loved this place and would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Liked — Location, friendlieness, price
  • Disliked — Noise in evening if you wanted early night
  • Stayed June 2008
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Property: Hotel Explorer
Address: No.30 Xianqian Street, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Location: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
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Ranked #146 of 410 B&Bs / Inns in Yangshuo County
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Number of rooms: 26

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