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“Dirty, Dark, Damp, and Dismal” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shanshui Hotel Guilin

Shanshui Hotel Guilin
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Shanshui Hotel Guilin
Ranked #186 of 605 Hotels in Guilin
Guilin, China
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48 reviews
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“Dirty, Dark, Damp, and Dismal”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

If I had a choice, I wouldn't have picked this hotel to begin with. My school selected the hotel and paid the overpriced price. The bottom line is that you can find a much nicer hotel in/around Guilin for the same price. I would recommend A) getting out of the city and finding a hotel in a picturesque location or B) paying a bit more for a really nice hotel (like the Lijiang Waterfall Hotel).

The first thing I noticed about the Shanshui (Mountain+Water) Hotel was that it was dark. Even the lobby was dark and depressing. The halls felt damp and smelled of mildew. And the room was below average. The beds were hard, the carpet was dirty, and the hot water took 10 minutes to arrive at our 5th floor room.

Breakfast was buffett style, and just okay. If you don't like baozi, porrige, or sticky rice, find a more international hotel (though Shanshui claims to be an 'international' hotel).

After two nights of this, I was thankful to be leaving and returning to my happy home.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Shanshui Hotel Guilin
Address: No.48 Qixing Rd, Qixing District, Guilin 541004, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Guilin
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Ranked #186 of 605 Hotels in Guilin
Hotel Class:3 star — Shanshui Hotel Guilin 3*
Number of rooms: 156

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