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“Beautiful resort with spectacular view of Dragon Mountain”

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Banyan Tree Lijiang
Ranked #5 of 928 Hotels in Lijiang
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Kuala Lumpur
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309 reviews
111 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful resort with spectacular view of Dragon Mountain”
Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

We spent 3 nights in Lijiang and decided to stay 2 nights at Crowne Plaza near the main ancient town and 1 night in Banyan Tree.

There are basically 3 ancient towns in Lijiang. The main Lijiang ancient town is about 15 minutes drive from Banyan tree and where most activity would be. Banyan tree is closer to the other 2 ancient towns which are smaller and quieter. Therefore, if you are after lively night life, this is not quite the hotel for you as you will need to get a cab and get into the main Lijiang ancient town. There is really not that much to do outside the Banyan tree area.

However, if you are after a nice resort with spectacular views and want to chill out, this hotel has a nice pagoda with the snow capped Dragon mountain as a backdrop. The hotel staff are generally friendly and helpful and courteous.

We took the tours to Dragon mountain and Tiger gorge from the hotel and it was really good. William who is the tour manager is extremely friendly and helpful. If you can somehow get him to lead your tour, you will have a really nice guide and nice excursion.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Michael T, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear Joecool,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor. We are also truly grateful that you stayed with us and that you took the tome to share your experiences at Banyan Tree Lijiang.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and also I will pass your commendations towards William who will be happy to hear your comment.

May we take this experience to wish you all the very best for 2014.

Kind regards,

Michael Thomas
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

everything was excellent! hotel staff were very genuine and helpful, fluent in english, and always serving with a smile. airport pickup and transfer was smooth and drivers were knowledgeable on the demographics of the city, and were able to answer our incessant questions during the journey!

we enjoyed the yoga in the morning as a family - the yogi was gentle and great! we had problems with our heating in the room but hotel was prompt in sending a portable one our way.

the 2 nights stay in BYLJ was the highlight of our trip to lijiang and kunming!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Michael T, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear Trip Advisor member,

We are truly delighted to see your comments and the fact that you had an excellent stay at Banyan Tree Lijiang.

We regret the fact that the heating was not to your expectation but also happy to learn that our associates took care of the situation promptly. This winter so far has been unusually colder and we are having some issues from time to time.

Thank you very much for staying with us and for the time taken to share your very positive experience.

May we take this opportunity to wish you a very happy 2014.

Michael Thomas .
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Banyan Tree Lijiang offers amazing view of snow capped mountain and its serenity makes bustling new town seems miles away.

The decoration is very well done and we really enjoyed heated outdoor pool. Our daughter really love it and it is a perfect fresh up after a day outing.

The room however can be quite cold and the heater doesn't seem to play out right. It's either too warm or too cold and we also end up feeling thirsty most night because of the dried air. The bed is another drawback. It is somehow not very comfy compared to other Banyan Tree properties.

Breakfast is pretty good but the restaurant is also a bit cold in the morning. Staff are mostly friendly although their English are quite limited.

Overall, it is really a nice getaway and Lijiang has many things to offer.

We stayed for 3 nights in Lijiang and keep going up for another 3 nights at Banyan Tree Ringha in Shangri la and it worked out perfectly.

Wonderful wonderful experience !!



Stayed December 2013
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Michael T, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
Dear Petch51,

Thank you very much for staying with us at Banyan Tree Lijiang as well as Banyan Tree Ringha. As much as we are very glad that you enjoyed your stays, we are also disappointed to learn about your valid and objective comments about the heating and English language. We do take these comments seriously and will be attending to them immediately.

Thank you again and may we wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a vey Happy New Year.

Michael
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Banyan Tree Lijiang on our way from Sichuan province to Kunming. OMG, what an amazing experience it was.

First of all, the arrival at the hotel was breathtaking as we could see the incredible snow mountain, right from when we stepped out the car. We are young people and have not travelled much but this must stay in our mind forever.

Then the warm welcome on that chilly but beautifully sunny afternoon was very impressive. We received hot ginger tea and perfumed towels.

We were escorted in a golf cart to our spellbounding villa which had its own outdoor jacuzzi.

The dinner which was included in our booking was alright but the restaurant was very nice, but slightly too cold for our comfort.

The following days we did some spectacular tours including the charming Dayan old town. The snow mountain was amazing but unfortunately we were charged for several entrances which eventually becomes expensive.

The Banyan Tree hotel staff are very friendly and caring and we felt they were doing their best to take care of the customers. Everyone had smiles for us.

We have wonderful memories and hopefully one day, we might go back for our honeymoon.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Michael T, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear Gaby,

Thank you and your partner for staying with us and for taking the time to post your great experiences on Trip Advisor.

We are truly happy of your delightful comments and when the time comes for your next visit, do get in touch with us and we will ensure that your expectations are met and that your have yet another happy time, especially that you mention that you might want to consider us for your Honeymoon.

May I take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Michael
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Tengchong
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

A very beautiful resort with very hospitable staff. Good service! Our 3 bedroom villa has a huge living room and garden. Amazing snow mountain view! My friends & I had a really memorable stay and we planned to have to return in the next summer.

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MThomas-AGM, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear Nadinemh,

We are delighted to read your wonderful comments and to know that you had a great time. Not only that, we cannot wait to see you return next summer.

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your experiences and we have shared these with our associates.

Please feel free to let me know ( michael.thomas@banyantree.com ) if you require any assistance with bookings in the future and I would be more than pleased to oblige.

We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas Season and a Happy New Year.

Michael
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

We spent a relaxing weekend in the resort last month. Everything was perfect starting from the minute we landed in the Lijiang airport. After about half an hour ride, we arrived the lovely and quiet resort. It was conveniently located near the historical town of Shuhe which was just few minutes on foot from the resort.

The accommodation was superb. We stayed in a Two Bedroom Deluxe Duplex which was a stunning two-storey residence with a private garden. The house was spacious and decorated with contemporary Chinese elements. I was really amazed by the design and enjoyed exploring every details of it. The balcony of the master bedroom offered breathtaking views of the surrounding Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. It was fantastic!

The service was truly impeccable. From the first minute till leave, we received smiles, warm care everywhere in Banyan Tree Lijiang. I want to thank Michael, the General Manger and his team for your dedication to excel in your profession. Your impressive service made us have a memorable vacation!

Looking forward to visiting Banyan Tree Lijiang again!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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MThomas-AGM, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Dear Steven,

We are delighted to learn of your very positive experience in Lijiang and at the Banyan Tree Lijiang.

At the moment we are experiencing beautiful weather, albeit cold nights. This certainly adds to the excellent natural environment of the resort and the surroundings.

I would certainly share your compliments with my associates and I am sure they will be equally happy to learn of your positive experiences.

We hope to see you again sometime when you are able to visit us once more.

Thank you very much for staying with us and for your wonderful comments.

Michael Thomas
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Kunming, China
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Banyan Tree Lijiang is very charming, really a good destination for relaxation.
Room desige very good and it's romantic atmosphere make it is perfect for couples' stay.
Besides resort itself, the location brings good enviroment which highlight our experience.
When we waching the blue sky and Jade Dragon Snow mountain in our private jet pool, I thought we are in dreams.
Food is tasty, staff is friendly and pantient.
Can't leave together with the toiletry bags which is different with other hotels makes me little sad

Room Tip: Garden Villa with warm jet pool is definitaly a best choise for couple stay while 3-bedroom jet pool...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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MThomas-AGM, General Manager at Banyan Tree Lijiang, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Micheljimagxin,

Thank you very much indeed for your very complimentary and positive comments. My team and I were delighted to know that you had a very good stay and that you took the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor.

Please let me know ( Michael.thomas@banyantree.com) when you plan to stay in any of our Banyan Tree or Angsana properties and I will personally ensure that your booking is taken care of by us and special attention provided.

Thank you very much again.

Michael Thomas
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Property: Banyan Tree Lijiang
Address: Yuerong Road, Shuhe, Gucheng District, Lijiang 67410, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Lijiang
#3 Spa Hotel in Lijiang
#4 Luxury Hotel in Lijiang
#6 Romantic Hotel in Lijiang
#25 Best Value Hotel in Lijiang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Banyan Tree Lijiang 5*
Number of rooms: 124
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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