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Yangshuo West Street Hotel
Ranked #127 of 479 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Reviewed January 6, 2010

I've traveled to many international cities and stayed at various hotels/motels... The hotel is by far the worst ever. Where do I even start? Bad service, the staff there was not helpful at all. They were non-responsive with any local recommendations.

The room was horrible. I was afraid to go into the bathroom. Dirty, disgusting toilet. You can clearly smell old urine. The shower curtain couldn't even cover the shower area which made the floor wet and unsafe to walk on. The mildew around the tub and sink area were disgusting. I've never felt so disgusted in my life. I couldn't even take off my shoes to walk around the room because it was so nasty.

The mattress was literally sleeping on box springs. I had to request extra thick blankets to put on top of the mattress to even go to sleep. Please don't consider staying here. Worst mistake ever for me.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2008

The location of this hotel is excellent, if you want to be in the middle of everything. The trouble with this is that some rooms pay the price for the location by being incredibly noisy. We stayed here with a group of people and we were lucky enough to have a room on the side of the building, but those over-looking the main street reported that getting any sleep was a real problem.

The hotel rooms are very basic, with rather antiquated fittings, but more importantly they are clean. I can deal with a bedside light not working as long as the bed linen is newly laundered. There was also hot water, but the shower was decidedly on the feeble side, only giving enough power as long as no one else in the building turned on a tap!

We enjoyed several meals at 7th Heaven, just across the footbridge from the restaurant (gorgeous banana pancakes!) and a decent meal at Cloud 9.

You can't stay in Yangshuo without seeing the Sanji Liu sound and light show - it's breathtaking and an absolute must. The other thing that has to be done is to rent a bicycle and get out of Yangshuo and in to the countryside - it really is beautiful, but during the summer you need to go early (i.e. 6am) or it will get too hot.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 28, 2008

We stayed here for a week with our daughter and were very happy with the location for the price we paid. There are so many different hotels in Yangshuo on West Street (foreigner's street) - this one was right at the end - entrance just around the corner from the popular street. It meant that the hotel was quieter as it didn't face right onto the street but it was right in the midst of all the action. The hotel staff were pleasant - sometimes their english wasn't the greatest - but we managed. Its a basic 3 star property. The rooms are spacious and basic but clean. Bathrooms have a shower only and the shower curtain flies around which means that the whole room gets wet when you have a shower but that didn't bother us as we have travelled extensively all over the world and were quite happy with the price. The breakfast that is included with the cost of the room was generous - eggs/toast/fruit and coffee or tea. Right outside the door and across a small footbridge is a place to rent bicycles for next to nothing a day, around the corner was our favourite restaurant upstairs- Cloud 9 which is also a cooking school - so food is top quality. You can book tickets to the famous light show at the front desk as well. It was a very relaxing week after a month of travelling in larger cities and we enjoyed staying here in a smaller place as a family.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 25, 2007

Yangshuo is a little village of 25,000 inhabitants that's about 2h from Guilin. Most tourists go there on a day trip by sailing down the Li River on a 4 hours leisurely trip, stayi for a few hours to catch the action on the commercial/tourist West street have lunch and do a little side attraction like the Bamboo rafts or maybe catch the spectacular sound and light Liu Sanjie Show in the evening before returning to Guilin.
Yangshuo is traditionally a backpacker destination with a multitude of guesthouses and hostels catering to them. Teenagers and wanderers actually stay here for a week or two and some tourists have been known to stay for a year or two or so our guide told us!
If you want to stay in a real hotel then the Yangshuo West Street hotel is the only game in town. The hotel which probably dates from the 80s but has been surprisingly well maintained and renovated. Its location can't be beat. Rooms are on the small size with antiquated equipment but everything worked fine. Best feature was the buffet service with exceptional service and a view to die for.
I would recommend staying here for a night or two to catch a few of the activities/attractions around the area especially the Liu Sanjie Show.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2011
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  • Stayed: October 2010
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Reviewed October 8, 2011
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Reviewed August 13, 2011
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Additional Information about Yangshuo West Street Hotel

Address: No.108 West Street, Yangshuo County 541900, China (Formerly West Street Hotel)
Location: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
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Ranked #127 of 479 Hotels in Yangshuo County
Price Range: $21 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Yangshuo West Street Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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