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Lijiang Emerald Boutique Hotel
Ranked #29 of 962 Hotels in Lijiang
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Four of us just spent four nights in this fantastic little hotel in April. We arrived Lijiang Airport on a late Thursday night. The hotel arranged free pickup for us at the airport. After arriving at the hotel, Catherine (the hotel manager) and her staff helped to transfer our heavy baggages into our rooms. The rooms are well laid out and quite modern. However, the shower and bathroom are equipped with see through glass doors. It did take me and my roommate some time to get used to this very "opened" concept. The bed and bedding were super comfortable. Although I had to share a bed with my friend, the king size bed was more than adequate in size for two adults.

Breakfasts were American style with toasts, eggs, ham, tea and coffee. Because Lijiang people are used to cooking with lots of oil, you might want to request Catherine and her staff to cut back on the oil. Catherine and her two young helpers were all very friendly and receptive to our comments. Whether we wanted slightly darker toasts, or pan fried versus poached eggs, they did their best to meet our needs.

The hotel itself is very conveniently located. It's not far from the main road and yet is only a few minutes away from the old Lijiang city. Catherine showed us some of the nicer rooms on higher grounds (within the hotel complex). Some of them, like the honey moon suite, are huge and very private. If one is not concerned about walking up extra stairs or higher elevations, then these rooms would be good options.

I am a frequent traveller who normally stays at chain hotels such as the Holiday Inn and Crown Plaza. But this little hotel really surprised me by the level of attentive service their manager, Catherine, and their staff were able to offer us. On our last day, Catherine walked us all the way to the wet market nearby because my friends wanted to check out what kind of fresh vegetables and fruits were sold there. I don't expect that any chain hotels would be able to offer this level of personal service to their guests. I would not hesitate to recommend the Lijiang Emerald Boutique Hotel to my friends, relatives and fellow travellers.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

There was no lobby, no dinnig area, no aircon and getting into your room is by climbing stairs. For us golfers, it was a nightmare trying to carry our golf bags along narrow roads and up the stairs. We will not recommend this hotel as we had to put up with a lot of inconveniences.
The photos put up are very decieving.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Everything in this small but lovely lovely hotel is great!!! What made it great was the staff named Catherine. We cannot communicate well since we do not know how to speak any chinese but with her perseverance and patience to help us ,it made our stay enjoyable.On the first day, she showed me the view of all lijiang old town in the roof top.Then she brought us to a famous "hotpot restaurant "inside the old town. She walked us there and communicated with the waitress in the restaurant for us. Breakfast is served in our room,anytime. since it was the lowest season of the hotel, it was only us who was staying in the hotel at that time. The Hotel is inside the Old town, a street away from the busy-ness of the "touristic old town. In the night ,it is quite.Not recommended to walk out as the streets are dark. The rooms were very modern and looks beautiful! The duvets was what I loved the best! However, since we visited this January, lijiang was at it's coldest,around 0 degrees celsius at night and the rooms in this hotel doesn't have a centralized heater, only a portable one and that did not helped heat up the room. My husband got sick because every time we arrived from our day trip,the room was freezing!We asked for another portable heater but Catherine refused..(I don't know if she understood my request anyways). That is the only thing that made our stay a bit inconvenient otherwise it was excellent. Will definitely stay here again but not during the winters. Oh, I didn't know this but, there is a free transportation from the Airport to the Hotel and back if you stay 4 days and more in their hotel. We didn't know about this as it was not advertized but Booking.com tried to contact me through e-mail unfortunately we were touring and didn't check our e-mails.so,please check on when you book and ask about transportation. Do not take airport taxis,they charged 100yuan, they don't use meters.Taxis are expensive in Lijiang.We were lucky to meet this local chinese couple who owns a blue van(legal in Lijiang) and drove us everyday for 200yuan.Catherine helped us with communicating with this couple (what time to be picked up,where to go etc..).made our stay easier...and convenient.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Great place, helpful staff, good location, nice layout, overall I would definitely would recommend this place. The staff even helped us get train tickets. The only drawback is its cold. Although there was an electric portable heater, it didn't really heat the room. The room with a view is limited at best.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed over the New Year holiday and must say it was one of the best experiences we've had at a hotel anywhere. The staff is extremely helpful and courteous, and really strive to ensure their guests have a great experience.

The rooms are quite luxurious given the price. The hotel is only 1 year old, so very modern and well designed, while maintaining the charm of the traditional buildings in Lijiang's Old Town. Our room had a great view of the mountains and the rooftops of Lijiang, and was completely quiet. Though fully booked during our stay, we never heard any of our neighbours.

The location is ideal - within a few minutes' walk to all the Old Town sites, but on a quiet street so very peaceful at night.

The hotel lacks a lot of reviews yet - which initially put us off since we like to stay at places with many strong reviews. However, they do have a great reputation based on reviews on another website, and we showed them TripAdvisor when we visited. We anticipate they will get many strong reviews on this site as well. We would not hesitate to stay at this hotel or recommend to others visiting Lijiang.

Room Tip: The hotel is built on 3 levels overlooking a courtyard. The best rooms are on the 2nd and 3rd level...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank MingkwanP
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Reviewed August 22, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 18, 2016
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Room Tip: Dê preferência para os andares de cima, que são bem mais silenciosos (nos de baixo, você escuta as p...
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  • Stayed: November 2015, traveled as a couple
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Address: No.44 Guangbi Lane, Guangyi Street, Lijiang Old City, Lijiang 674100, China
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Location: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 962 Hotels in Lijiang
Price Range: $38 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lijiang Emerald Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the lovely area of Lijiang City, Lijiang Emerald Boutique Hotel enjoys a commanding position in the shopping, culture, sightseeing hub of Lijiang. Only 25Km away, this 4-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.Lijiang Emerald Boutique Hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Lijiang. Top features of the hotel include 24-hour room service, express check-in/check-out, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service.Experience high quality room facilities, including hair dryer, internet access – wireless (complimentary), kitchenette, desk, non smoking rooms, to help you recharge after a long day. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as garden, games room to make your stay truly unforgettable. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Lijiang Emerald Boutique Hotel hits the spot in many ways. ... more   less 
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