I was in Guilin between 23-28 Dec with my family of 6 adults, 2 teenagers, and a 5yr old nephew. This apartment was the ideal choice as all 9 of us could stay under one roof. The apartment was very comfortable and fully equipped with everything we needed, except our own toiletries which we anyway carry with us when we travel.
The hospitality of the owner, Daisy, who was also our golden licensed tour guide, made our stay very comfortable. It was enlightening when she explained the history of the places we visited. The entire trip was memorable with amazing sceneries to take in, and always with loads of laughter during our journeys on the road ;D My son even made a new friend--with Daisy's son of the same age, with common interest in music :)
The only reason why I haven't rated 5 stars is the water heater, which didn't have consistent temperature. All of us experienced the water turning icy cold while in the midst of showering (it's winter time!). We also learned not to flush used toilet papers into the toilet bowl in Guilin. We didn't know at first and conveniently flushed it down like we did in Singapore, That choked 2 of the toilet bowls in the apartment...oops! We waited till the next morning till Daisy came and fortunately she was able to fix it.
Location wise is a little south. Some taxi drivers would negotiate for a fix price without using meter. But from the main town (ZhongShan road), we only paid between CNY 20-40 per trip, depending on which part of the road we were.
Nonetheless, all of us were (still are) very happy to have stayed in the cozy unit. No regrets!!!
If you are planning to be in China, any part of China, I highly recommend that you contact Daisy to help you organize your trip. She has been in the line for more than 10 yrs and you will be in good hands.
Thank you, Daisy.
All the best and stay fit.