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“Not 5 star!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Green Lotus Hotel

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Green Lotus Hotel
Ranked #16 of 437 Hotels in Yangshuo County
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“Not 5 star!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

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.

  • Stayed September 2012
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

Not easy to find or walk to unless you speak Chinese
Views of River Li not as clear from most rooms
They gave us a twin bed for our honeymoon!
Excellent service, good location, food choices, most staff can understand some English, efficient concierge... overall a great hotel with good value for money!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised by the standard of this hotel. First impressions were very positive! The room was big, with a very comfortable bed, no noise and was very fresh and clean. The pool and location is a huge bonus! The buffet breakfast was not great by any means..a.very poor selection of food. Overall though, a lovely hotel!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rickmansworth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights and found it very comfortable. Staff spoke English and when we checked we were initially given a room near the lobby. As the lobby s can
Venous it s a bit noisy o we asked to be moved. No trouble at all we were quickly moved to a nice quiet room. Balcony was small but nice view down to river. Room was clean but there
Was some mould in the shower. Breakfast was good, less selection than some hotels but still fruit, an egg station with great fresh scrambled egg as well as cake and bread selection.
Location s very central so you can easily walk to the river and to bustling west street. If I am lucky enough to return to Yangshou I would stay here again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

We stayed one night after a River Li cruise but would have loved to stay a second night. We had a very good, clean and comfortable room with an excellent view of the river. My slight criticism is that the balcony wall meant that it was necessary to stand up in order to fully appreciate the view.
We did not have any problems such as smell of smoke or poor service some other reviewers have reported. Breakfast was good especially after many Chinese meals. The hotel is 5 minutes walk into the centre of the very pedestrian busy Yangshuo.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

Supposedly this is a 5* hotel but it is far from it. We stayed at several excellent hotels in china but this one clearly disappointed. Few staffers speak English. Rooms are small and old. Restaurant offers very mediocre breakfast. I would not recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2012
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israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

me and my wife stayed 4 nights at the green lotus. after read a lot at trip advisor we thought it will be the best western hotel and we didnt regret it. at reception they speak great english. spacius and modern room. location- 5 minutes walk to the main places. we liked it

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Green Lotus Hotel
Address: No.1 Guanlian Road, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Location: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #16 of 437 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Green Lotus Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 333
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