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Spent 2 nights in the hotel
Such good service and welcoming team is rare
Room comfort is excellent and food (including breakfast!) absolutely delicious. Don't miss homemade dumplings...
Would love to come back there.
If your are planning to visit Lijiang I recomend you to stay in Shuhe, a small town, more authentic and peaceful. Everything about the hotel is exceptional, very clean, new, modern and stylish. The atmosphere is so special that it really feel like at home....More
This is our third visit to Bivou. I have to say it keeps getting better! The boutique is improved and the quality of stay upped over the years that continue to surprise. With the recent refurbishment you see more guest-friendly touches in the rooms (for...More
The Bivou is a boutique hotel that excellently balances location, decor, service and helpfulness.
It is located behind the main pedestrian road - so everything is easily accessible in Shuhe Old Town without having to dodge tourists to get into the front door.
Tastefully designed resort, very helpful staff. Definitely recommend the hotel.
The staff made special accommodation for vegeterians.
A Gem in Shuhe old town. Very attentive to kids and their needs.
Recommend the dinner by the chef.
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US$99 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
#1 Family Hotel in Lijiang
#2 Romantic Hotel in Lijiang
#8 Best Value Hotel in Lijiang
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Response from Robert2835 | Reviewed this property |
Hello-- The tour company I used was: Colorful-China Tours (please Google, since I can't post link). The person I worked with was Michael Stroj, and he was very accommodating in tailoring the tour to our specific interests... More
Hello-- The tour company I used was: Colorful-China Tours (please Google, since I can't post link). The person I worked with was Michael Stroj, and he was very accommodating in tailoring the tour to our specific interests. I had done a lot of research on the history and cultures of the area and we made small adjustments about the time spent in different locations. For example, we spent more time in the small Bai village of Shaxi (between Lijiang and Dali) and it was well worthwhile. Colorful China was very reasonably priced, but I am afraid they might save money on hiring guides that are not top-notch. All the companies hire free-lance tour guides. The fact that our guide was not completely well-versed in the history of the area (but very well-versed on the religion) did not bother us.
We did not fly into Lijiang. We flew into Kunming from Hong Kong and the service on the regional Chinese airlines was quite good. From Kunming, we took another flight to Zhongdian (Shangri-la), and then motored from there to Lijiang, Shaxi, and finally Dali. We then took a train from Dali to Kunming to fly out.
If you are just visiting the Lijiang area, I would urge you to visit the small nearby town of Baisha. Baisha was the capital of the Dali Kingdom until it was moved to Lijiang (Dayan), but even after that it remained the religious center, even into the early Ming period, and there is a cluster of well-preserved Buddhist temples there in Baisha. In one temple are the famous "Lijiang murals", but they are difficult to see because of the low light levels in the temple. Their reproductions are in the Mu Palace in Lijiang (totally recreated home of the ruling Mu family-- highly recommended). We especially enjoyed the Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute. They have beautiful silk embroidery and the proceeds go directly to the artists and the school's training program. Check it out. We did not go up the Yu Long Shan (Jade Dragon Snow Mountain), but got lovely photos from Lijiang's park (Black Dragon Pool park). Also, in this park is the Naxi Cultural museum-- highly recommended to learn about the Naxi culture and their written language. And also nearby, but a circuitous drive around, is the Leaping Tiger Gorge and that's very worth seeing.
On a down note: old town Lijiang is very commercialized and touristy, but is fun to see and shop for souvenirs.
Hope you have a great time. The natural beauty of the area is outstanding.
Response from wendy5508 | Reviewed this property |
We arranged for an airport pickup with the Bivou before our trip. We were very glad we had arranged for the pickup as our flight had been delayed several hours. It was after midnight when we arrived. We arranged the... More
We arranged for an airport pickup with the Bivou before our trip. We were very glad we had arranged for the pickup as our flight had been delayed several hours. It was after midnight when we arrived. We arranged the airport pickup by e-mail after booking the room.
We arranged for a driver and English speaking guide for a day trip to Tiger Leaping Gorge while we were at the Bivou. Our guide was excellent! We also took a free guided hike with one of the Bivou staff. That was great.
The Bivou front desk staff all spoke English and were all very friendly and helpful. We did some tours on our own. The staff provided maps, explained which buses or taxis to take, and provided written instructions that we could hand to drivers. That worked fine for nearby trips and exploring Lijiang Old Town.