We stayed in the Riverview Hotel for a few days in May. We found the hotel just by walking around and checking different places - this one looked the best. It is located in a superb position, just minutes from the action yet far enough away from West Street that you don't have to to contend with the noisy night clubs. In addition, it is located right on the river with great views of the surrounding karst from some balconies.
The room was of average size, bright, very clean and well maintained, AC, TV (Chinese) and bathroom with enclosed shower with great hot water! Unfortunately, no mini-fridge. Our 3rd storey room had a nice balcony with great river/karst views. The only thing we disliked about the room was that there was a lot of hallway noise - people talking, doors slamming, etc. - at times, but it wasn't too bad and we still managed to get good sleeps.
Downstairs the restaurant was very affordable, not a rip-off like some hotels, with a good variety of western cuisine. The breakfasts were great here. A big bonus was the 2 free internet computers in the lobby. Bike rentals just outside the door.
Staff were semi-attentive and generally friendly. Occasionally they had to be woken up or pried away from the free internet computers when we needed something.
Overall, the place was a great value riverside hotel for only 180RMB, and it would be the first place we'd go to if we went back. We would definitely recommend it to other travellers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This hotel has a prime location, only meters from the Li River. Some English speaking staff who could not have been more helpful. Superior service from all concerned.The usual tourist type shops are only 5 minutes away. This is the place seen on TV where cormorants dive for fish. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel River View
- River View Yangshuo County