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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't like to complain but this was at least as bad as some of the reviews had warned. Damp room, paper thin walls mean you hear everything in adjoining rooms, evening buffet was very disappointing with all 'hot' dishes barely warm.

Thank Phil A
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

after reading all the reviews i expected the worse, and found out that it wasn't so bad. the room was small and basic, including squashed mosquitoa on the walls. the staff at the front dask wasnt that nice and welcoming. everything in the hotel is overpriced so bring what you can with you. the only advantage is the great location...

Thank Nadav B
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I liked the photo prints that line the hotel lobby. It's a nice way to chill and bring in other possible sights of the mountain during other seasons, etc. Has wifi, warm showers, rooms are not too big but adequate for 2 pax. Cleanliness OK. Well-lit rooms that we stayed. There is a torch, warm jackets provided for guests who...

Thank Zinks
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Nothing to complain about this hotel (except that there is no air conditioning, but hardly a problem except on a very hot summer day). Good english speaking staff. Good a la carte dishes. Buffet quite OK too (especially compared with the terrible Baiyun). Great location, close to the northern beautiful loops. Would go again.

Thank Mikeworld
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I'm just going to repeat everything everybody has already said. Location good, everything else bad. The dinner buffet looked adequate but we found that Beihai hotel's buffet looked better so we ate there and it was ok. Breakfast was Chinese and it was..... ok maybe. Definitely not a 4 star hotel.

Thank tee s
Yingshang County, China
Reviewed 1 August 2016

hotel is located near peaks of HuangShan, easy to find it, close to see sunrise or sunset. rooms are smelly and not big, but big enough, bring your toothbrush. food is good, even breakfast buffet offers little of western taste (sausage, eggs, tomatoes, toast bread, tea - for 50rmb), dinner buffet (120rmb) is good, recommended. choose room with window and...

Thank Fran-Svk
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This hotel was booked for 3 people. 2 in a double bedded room and another person in a single room. The rooms were adequate and reasonably clean. The toilet and shower room was quite unique and small but again adequate and reasonably clean. The hotel being on the higher slopes was very Chinese and although the buffet style breakfast and...

Thank MrCliff
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Having read about the cut-throat prices and the terrible service of the Huangshan mountain-top hotels, I approached Shilin with some degree of caution/scepticism. The price for a night for a tiny 15sqm room was very high but unfortunately necessary if one wanted to spend the night on the mountain in order to catch the mountain's legendary sunrise/sunsets. The room was...

Thank chongbrood
Yangshuo County, China
Reviewed 23 November 2015

All the hotels in Huangshan mountains say they are a 4 star hotel. Well, you can discuss that. We have stayed in several hotels up there, but our stay in Shilin was the best. This hotel has a nice Photo-atmosphere. This year the staff spoke English. The location is perfect. And yes, you pay a lot of money but I...

1Thank YJB10
Reviewed 16 November 2015

The hotel is at the top of the mountain. The hotel and restaurant supplies are lugged up, 100 kg at a time, by porters, suspended from bamboo rods supported on their shoulders. So I am not going to complain at being charged 800 yuan for a 14 square meter room, or 200 yuan for a chicken, a plate of fried...

2Thank SingaporeMatt

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Additional Information about Shilin Hotel

Address: Beihai Scenic Area, Huangshan 245800, China
Region: China > Anhui > Huangshan
Price Range: £72 - £176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shilin Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 164
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Also Known As:
Shilin Hotel Huangshan
Hotel Style:
#29 Luxury Hotel in Huangshan
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“room with window and mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles Fran-Svk, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't expect a western style hotel room but do expect western style toilet!”
 of 5 bubbles MrCliff, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If hiking early or late in the season, make sure you have plenty of warm clothes - the heating in guest rooms is only just adequate.”
 of 5 bubbles Ricky_Brent, 31 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Beware of the double bed room! It's just slightly bigger than the bed it holds within. Get the twin bed room if you'd needed a little bit more space to move around.”
 of 5 bubbles BigMad, 25 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Get a room facing outwards and not the very noisy inner courtyard. Preferably on the top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles bojantercon, 7 Aug 2012 | Read review
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