I would prefer to keep this location a secret... but it's just too good to keep to myself.
Travelling a month through China, I could feel the western influence immediately through small details in the accommodation and general feel of the hostel. I didn't have a reservation but they booked me in right away and even arranged a pick-up at Guilin airport. I loved the location, walking distance from the city center, between greens hills and the local peasants. The food was excellent and I'm impressed that they managed to teach a Chinese cook how to make good western food (eating an apple pancake with ice cream and chocolate sauce after all those noodles and rice, was like stepping into 7th heaven).
The staff introduced themselves with their names and they were eager to practice their English and they were happy to correct my Mandarin pronunciation.
The length of hospitality surfaced when I lost my belongings on a bike trip through the rice fields. The management send some staff members with me to the police station and they guided me to an international phone so that I could inform my insurance. Without their spontaneous help, I would have been lost. In the days after, they all kept asking if I was alright and the management checked with me regularly. I really felt that they were taking care of me.
If you’re not looking for a place to stay, but a place to come home to: this is it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Trippers Carpe Diem, a Belgian - Chinese family run guesthouse, halfway up the valley in one of Yangshuo's most scenic villages along the banks of the Li-river, yet within walking distance from the town center. Beautiful hike, run and cycle trails with stunning views start right at our front gate. We are dedicated to make your holiday most relaxing and to be your informative link to the best China has on offer. ... more less
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