We stayed at the Banyan Tree in Lijiang to really pamper ourselves during a much needed vacation. It was a combination of cultural experience and relaxation. The hotel is architecture and layout reflects the local culure/architecture which was beautiful. The staff and service, by and large were excellent. What keeps me from rating this place excellent is the food service - (1) room service was painfully slow for a property of this caliber, (2) service at the restaurants also too slow, and (3) the food was not great. Again, I would have expected really good food for a Banyan Tree. However, food quality/taste and food service speed aside, I highly recommend this property. It is very close by the Shuhe old village which is much more charming than Lijiang Old Town, which is a big plus because you can just walk there. We went with the entire family even though there's no pool - which was fine because we were exploring the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the historic charm, rich culture and sweeping landscapes of Lijiang, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Located in the highlands of Yunnan province, the resort is adjacent to the Na'xi minority old town of Shuhe and only a 10 minute drive from the ancient Silk Road town of Baisha. Situated close to the base of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, it is surrounded by high peaks and hidden valleys, making it a photographers dream. Many unique experiences are ready to be enjoyed as you explore the back streets of the ancient towns, traverse the mountainous landscape to Tiger Leaping Gorge, Wen Hai lake, or take a cycle trek through the foothills to remote Yi villages. For a more leisurely experience, indulge in one of the many luxurious treatments available at the world renowned Banyan Tree Spa. With clear blue skies for nine months of the year, enjoy a breath of fresh air and escape to the tranquility of Banyan Tree Lijiang. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Banyan Tree Lijiang Hotel Lijiang
- Banyan Tree Hotel Lijiang
- Lijiang Banyan Tree Hotel