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The Bruce Chalet
Ranked #14 of 962 Hotels in Lijiang
Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

We came to Lijiang few month again and we back again. We picked the same place that stay ed last time. Services doesn't change at all - Great! Juli did a good job and made ua feel warm, like back home but in China. Will suggest people and all my friend stay there if they are going to Lijiang.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

It was a 40 minute ride from the Lijiang train station to the chalet. The Bruce Chalet is located on the edge of Shuhe "old-town" – an easy walk. The room was spacious and nicely appointed - including a large wooden bathtub. Breakfast was served in the kitchen area and nice enough. Julie attended to all of our needs and cooked the breakfast.

The Chalet has its' own car/taxi, so when you want to go to a site in the area, they can easily arrange it. We visited the Baishu Ancient town, including the Governor's mansion dating from the 1600's. The entrance fee was low but you also had to buy a Lijiang Cultural Heritage tax document which allowed entry to this and other historical sites in the area. Since this was the only one we visited, the fee was high. And, while the buildings we saw were interesting, two of the main buildings were closed.

The Baishu "old-town" was a typical old-town with tourist shops galore. Nice batik table-cloths are made here, so we were happy to pick up some of those.

We returned to Shuhe "old town" and spent the rest of our day here. It is very extensive and easy to get lost in with many twisty streets. But it is very scenic with a river and streams flowing through it. While most of it is very commercial with shops selling the same tourist items, you can get away to the far reaches and enjoy the tranquil river and picturesque bridges.

At the chalet, Julie was very helpful with providing maps and information on all there was to see in the area. Definitely recommended!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Just leaving Bruce Chalet and thought I should leave my first review. The service was amazing. Every question we had about sites, transportation or food was answered with great recommendations. Don't go to Lijiang town, for example, without getting a recommendation on where to go and what to avoid. We left for a few nights to Tiger Leaping Gorge and Shangrila and when we came back on a cold night, our bags were in an upgraded room and the bed heaters were already on. The staff was thoughtful and not pushy. We had a great vacation because of the staff and their help.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We traveled around Yunnan last week, stayed 6 different hotels in between Dali, Lijiang, Kunming, and Shangrila. We found Bruce chalet has the best services, staff is nice, helpful, able to provide travel information and arrangment. We strongly suggest this one, and for sure will stay again if go to Lijiang next time.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Overall an enjoyable stay despite the poor location.
The service is great, staffs and resort owner are very helpful, making us really feeling at home.

Help plan and give suggestion to my trip as well as drivers.

Recommended!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights before making a overnight trip to Shangrila and Bruce was nice enough to allow us to leave our luggage in our rooms without any charges. When we came back to check into the same room for the 4th night, we were allowed a late check out at 8pm (without any charges) to catch the late train to Kunming. Never before that I have such an experience and when I have accidentally paid more for the Shangrila trip, Julie was honest enough to return the money to me. Bruce and team is operating this Chalet with lots of passion and integrity. Breakfast was plentiful and do not miss it. The location may be the only downside but it can easily be resolved by calling a taxi. Quite and clean accommodations and would strongly recommend to stay here.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We were a group of 14. First time to Lijiang. The Chalet located just outside (10 min walk) the Shuhe Old Town. Its a perfect place to relax. There are chairs and tea table out each room for you to enjoy the garden and mountain. The room are spacious and clean. Although the rooms are not air-conditioning, the weather was perfect, and the beds are very comfortable. The staff are forever cheerful and helpful. They arranged for our airport pick up (+/- RMB 100/car each way). Breakfast is RMB 30/pax (english). We bought wild mushroom from the Shuhe market and the staff gladly egg omelette+mushroom for us! Just outside the Chalet there is a clean and nice restaurant. (ask the staff for direction).
Some taxi driver may not know the place, so bring along a map or chalet tel no.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Bruce Chalet

Address: Ronghua Village, Shuhe Town, Lijiang 674100, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #14 of 962 Hotels in Lijiang
Price Range: $18 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bruce Chalet would be a great place for you who are already exhausted in trying to survive the throat cutting metropolitan life and looking for ways to recharge your batteries. The Chalet located in the Shuhe village underneath the Jade Dragon Mountain in Lijiang, Yunnan, China, the Chalet features picturesque scenery, genial sunlight, a large garden and great hospitality. The Bruce Chalet is built based on Naxi style structure combining with modern facilities. In total of 13 comfort rooms, including luxurious suites and Snow Mountain View rooms, all rooms with private bathroom, hairdryer, WIFI… ... more   less 
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