We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Come to Lijiang for its beauty, but stay at Sanhe without high expectations & you should be happy”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Lijiang Sanhe Hotel
Ranked #121 of 928 Hotels in Lijiang
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
118 reviews
116 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
“Come to Lijiang for its beauty, but stay at Sanhe without high expectations & you should be happy”
Reviewed December 19, 2010

I came to Lijiang as part of a tour package, but had lots of free time to explore the city on my own. I must say Lijiang is a very pretty city indeed, although somewhat too manicured to lose some of its rustic feel. This hotel in the centre of the old town amplified the joy I had in Lijiang, but it's not an outfit worth rave reviews either.

The design of the hotel is along the style of the local architecture, so your room will very likely in a traditional-looking courtyard in design in line with those found in local houses. But inside the room, it's actually as modern as any 3 or 4-star hotel in China, with Western-style toilet and a shower stall, and a queen-sized bed with TV and all. It's comfortable enough, and basically you get to enjoy modern amenities in faux local culture.

Service was almost non-existent -- porters expect a huge tip and if you don't want to pay, you will have to lug your own luggage to the room itself. I don't think there's a restaurant at this hotel, as breakfast is at a small, Tibetan-owned cafe-like outlet opposite its main entrance. Housewkeeping was adequate and really, there is nothing too much to shout about for this hotel, except that the location gives you the option of dropping your shopping bags in the middle of your shopping, and then continue to shop after that.

One thing to note is that cars are not allowed inside the old town of Lijiang, so you'd have to pull your luggage all the way down the cobble-stoned alleys to the hotel. Lijiang is also known for its bars and nightlife, so in the middle of the night, don't be surprised if you're awoken by the banging of drums and the rock music not too far away.

That said, I still like this hotel and for the low price they charge, I think it's worth its penny. Try it but don't expect too much and you should be happy, like me, in Lijiang.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Sal the Fat Fish
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

65 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    18
    32
    12
    3
    0
See reviews for
8
26
4
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Kamloops, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2010

We stayed at the Sanhe for 4 nights during National Holiday Week. The staff, some of whom spoke quite reasonable English, were welcoming and helpful. Our room was very clean and nicely furnished. We liked the ambiance of the wood furnishings and floor. The courtyards and outside sitting areas were quiet and a great place to relax at the end of the day with a bottle of wine! The mattress took a bit of "getting used to" as it was rather hard; however, in no time, we didn't even notice it. The location was great.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Dianne0113
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Townsville, Australia
Level Contributor
51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2010

Basic rooms, good heating, Location good. Breakfast not included but close to restaurants and street food

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank LorraineHongKong
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 22, 2009

Stayed here in Early November 2009.
Location is excellent - in the heart of the old town lijiang.
Character also excellent : Naxi courtyard style homes
The room we had itself was also excellent with internet access and all the required amenities. The only complaint for our room in particular was that the hot water would randomly turn on and off while having a shower which led to a frustrating experience in there!

Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
Helpful?
1 Thank deetoh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shanghai
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2009

A great place to stay. In the old town, 3 min walk from a street where you can easily find a taxi. Clean and comfortable rooms, beautiful courtyard, great breackfast included ( that you take in a lovely tibetan restaurant just in front of the hotel). Stayed 2 nights and received free airport pickup at 23:00 pm. You can book bus tickets directly at the reception. Great choice (I stayed in other 4 hotel-g.h in lijiang; this was the best).

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank robbybo_9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
75 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2009

Sanhe hotel is conveniently located in the ancient town of Lijiang. The hotel is a two-storied structure with a traditional layout and two beautiful courtyards. My room is not large but well designed. Even the bathroom sink takes the form of a large Chinese ceramic bowl. Any request for services is promptly met. My room is very clean. I would recommend this hotel..

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Puzzled02
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 17, 2009

Our family of 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3.5 and 2) stayed at the Sanhe for 4 nights in March 2009. We were disappointed and the main reason was the noise at night - the hotel is located next to a nightclub with booming music until 11:30pm each night. A problem with small children and tired parents who need to sleep. Even after the hotel moved us to a 'quiet' room we still found it disturbing. Beds were very hard, no hot water before 7am and while the bedrooms were heated, the bathroom was freezing. Positive sides were the location in the old town, staff who helped us book some day trips and good breakfasts. But we would not stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank MamaKangarooChina
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Lijiang hotels
0.2 mi away
Zen Garden Hotel (Wuyi Yard)
2.8 mi away
Grand Hyatt Lijiang
Grand Hyatt Lijiang
#2 of 928 in Lijiang
237 reviews
3.8 mi away
The Bivou
The Bivou
#1 of 928 in Lijiang
288 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Lvye An Jia
Lvye An Jia
#1 of 2,532 in Lijiang
563 reviews
3.7 mi away
Banyan Tree Lijiang
Banyan Tree Lijiang
#5 of 928 in Lijiang
887 reviews
0.7 mi away
InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Lijiang Sanhe Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lijiang Sanhe Hotel

Property: Lijiang Sanhe Hotel
Address: No.4 Jishan Lane, Xinyi Street, Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
Hotel Style:
Ranked #121 of 928 Hotels in Lijiang
Hotel Class:3 star — Lijiang Sanhe Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Cancelon and TripOnline SA so you can book your Lijiang Sanhe Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing