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Time Memory Inn
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Time Memory Inn
Ranked #103 of 941 Hotels in Lijiang
Pleasanton, California
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

The first room we were put in was outright dumpy; we complained and were moved the second night to a better room but charged more. We were there three nights and housekeeping did little, if anything but deliver new towels. Staff was very nice and helpful, though some (most?) spoke little English. They did do our laundry for free and gave me free beer (but provided no water in the room (only hotel on trip that didn't). Location was good; close to old town but in quite area. Overall ok but a bit pricy for what you get.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Castle Cove, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Based on positive reviews on Tripadvisor, and the description on Ctrip.com, we booked a "Suite" in this inn for 4 nights. We really wanted to like the place - the people were very friendly, the owner spoke perfect English and was helpful, but in the end we only stayed one night, because the room was small and poor value.

On Ctrip.com the "Suite" was described as being 30-40 square meters. In fact it was only about 20 sqm (including the bathroom - I paced it out), the double-bed was in a corner, meaning that one of us had to climb over the other to get into and out of bed, and though the bathroom had near-new fittings, the shower leaked over the bathroom floor.

For around 300 yuan per night, this was not good value - we found a much nicer, larger room in an inn a few blocks away for 220 yuan per night.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2011

My wife and I stayed at TMI in late August/early September of this year. The location was great (in our opinion) as it was close enough to the action but not enough where there were throngs of people to navigate through or close enough to hear the bass pumping from the nightclubs (who would have thought?)

Alex the owner is a great, laid back guy who speaks very good english and can help plan your itinerary. His staff are trustworthy, friendly and kind. They even did our laundry for free and always had a smile for us. The place itself is beautiful and we often spent mornings on the balcony drinking coffee and eating fruit. One night we had a great conversation with Alex and he even shared his bottle of wine with us.

Great time, can't go wrong at this place. With 3000 places to choose from in Lijiang we were glad to stay here!

Room Tip: the suite is good value for the money.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

Excellent value for your money. The room was very comfortable and big, excellent shower. But the most important thing is that the owner speaks really good English and is ready to assist you in any way he can: explain how the city works, help you get back to the hotel. In my case, the taxi to the airport that I had booked was late and he helped me arrange things. I really recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Bay Area
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Reviewed May 27, 2010

This inn really is something special. It is located away from all the noise of the center of the town which I personally like although it is not far from all that. The rooms are small but beautiful and they provide you with the things a large hotel would provide you with. The owner of the inn can speak Chinese as well as English so this is an ideal place for English speaking travelers. He also let me know that he could speak German too. The owner treated us as if we were guests in his home rather than a guest in a hotel. We would hang out with him late at night down stairs in his office area drinking tea and beer and watching table tennis with him. He gave us a map of Lijiang Old Town and point out some good places to go as well as gave us his phone number in case we got lost. (Easy to do in Lijiang) Each night the guests staying at the inn can come down and have dinner with him and the other employees of the inn. This inn is a calm and relaxing place to hang out at. All in all I not only would stay here again, I want to stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Time Memory Inn
Address: No.93 Xingwen Alley, Qiyi Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang 674100, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Lijiang > Taiyan , Gucheng District
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Ranked #103 of 941 Hotels in Lijiang
Hotel Class:4 star — Time Memory Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 13

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