The lobby is impressive, but that's where it ends. Despite requesting a non-smoking room, I was given a room that stank of stale smoke. I went to lie-down on the king bed and could have easily destroyed my back falling down the 'divot' between the two single beds pushed together to form a king. Recovering from this, I closed my eyes for some much needed rest. That's when the hammering in the next door room began. Three calls to the manager on duty, Mark, later and still no quiet, so I asked to change rooms. The room I was moved to had a nicer view, but was smaller and featured two single beds, rather than the king I'd requested. I moved back to the original room the next day.
Some hotel rooms feature a small balcony, which is a nice touch. Shame there's no seating provided.
Don't go to the Green Lotus expecting to get online in your room through Wifi. The rooms have broadband, but that's pretty useless if you have a tablet or smartphone. The lobby has WiFi, but it's slower than a tortoise on Valium and it's easy to waste hours trying to connect. The lobby is always packed with hotel guests trying to get online, which begs the question, why not offer it in rooms for a fee, as well as the lobby??
If you want to watch TV during your stay, remember to brush up on your Chinese before leaving home, as there is only one regular English station, occasionally a second depending on the time of day.
The breakfast which was included in the price could be called at best 'very average'. Get there early, as once food is eaten, platters are not replenished, so by 9am the offerings are pretty scrappy!
Give this hotel a big miss and stay a bit further from Yangshuo, a short car drive to the township has to be better than enduring this Fawlty Towers copy-cat.
Five stars? I can only wonder how much the bribe was to receive such a rating.
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