Ideal location. On the edge of Old Town, away from the hustle and bustle yet within walking distance to everywhere. Small and cozy with nice grounds. A gazebo overlooking a river which runs along one side of the hotel is stocked with Chinese tea-making facilities for guests. We enjoyed having a cup of tea when we return from our day's activities.
Service is superlative. Nick, the Manager, picked us up from the airport. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and some English and although we didn't understand each other totally, his warmth and enthusiasm more than made up for any lack. We were allowed to choose our own room as the hotel was not full. After a welcome pu-erh tea, Nick arranged for us to visit the various attractions for next 2 days, together with some other guests, in order to save on transport costs. We stayed here for 3 nights and moved over to another hotel in Shuhe. As driver was not available, Nick drove us there and refused to charge us any fare. He even arranged for our airport transfer 2 days later.
The driver Mr Yang, was careful and caring and would drive us to as many places to visit as time permits. On our way to the airport, he took us on a longer and scenic route in order that we can see more of Lijiang.
Mr CJ, the GM not only had tea with us but walked us to places we had enquired about.
Staying at Sina Hotel was indeed an exceptional experience where the staff treat each guest like friends. We would definitely stay here again should we return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lijiang Sina Hotel is located in the famous “World Cultural Heritage” –inside the old town of Lijiang City. Accessing the hotel by the South Gate, its architectural structure is rich in art and also follows the traditional “Naxi” dwelling. Lijiang old town, a poetical name, literally means a beautiful river in Chinese and occupying a land area of 3.8 sq. km, has the combination of minority culture with modern and luxurious living ambience. Every room is equipped with Internet broadband and latest IPTV which offers wide selection of video movies. Business center and secretarial services are being offered to hotel guests. A gift shop within the hotel compound eased the conveniences for shopping of souvenirs and basic necessity. The restaurant is situated in an open courtyard alongside the streams, offers Chinese food and Naxi local dishes as well as international cuisines.A stroll down the memorable and authentic shophouses within the “old town of Lijiang” offers tourists wide varieties of Naxi souvenirs, etc. From the “old town”, one could also catch sight of the panoramic breathtaking view of the “Jade Dragon” snow mountain. Spring waters from the Jade Dragon snow mountain gather with the Black Dragon pool park flows down to the town forms many streams at the side of the street and the backyard of the houses. There are more than 300 bridges of various types in the old Lijiang town, which linked many part of the townhouses. Most of the streets in the old Lijiang town are paved with five color stones. ... more less
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