We stayed at the Angelie Hotel for 2 nights at the end of October 2013 in an en suite twin room. The first room we were offered, near the front on the second floor, was very noisy due to loudspeaker music coming from next door. The owner's wife then offered us an alternative room right at the back of the hotel, no view but it was quiet- perfect! As other reviewers have noted, the rooms are cold and unfortunately our wall-mounted AC/heater unit only put out cold air. When we told the staff about this the owner soon appeared with a portable heater with which we were able to keep the room just about warm enough. As others have noted, the bathroom in our room also had a waste pipe from the sink stuck directly into a hole in the floor but we did not have any problems with smells etc. The bathroom and shower were adequate and clean.
We ate breakfast at the hotel both mornings that we visited the park (only 15 minutes walk to the entrance), the food was nothing special but was sufficient and quite quickly served which was the most important thing. Dinner at the Hotel was OK too, we ate here after our first day in the park when we were too exhausted to try anywhere else. On our second night we went to a nearby Tibetan restaurant (Abu Luzi) on the other side of the small river where the food was excellent. Each party of guests had one of the women from the restaurant sing to them at their table as a way of welcoming and thanking them for visiting the restaurant. It was a wonderful experience! Ask at reception for directions to the restaurant.
Although we did not need to take advantage of it, the Angelie Hotel is one of the few places we stayed at that will exchange foreign currency notes for RMB. Useful to know since we did have problems with the only 2 ATM machines we found which were both at the park entrance; one had no cash left in it and the other did not take our US or UK ATM cards.
Overall, this hotel was really great value; most hotels this close to the park are much more expensive.
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