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Guilin Riverside Resort
Ranked #142 of 644 Hotels in Guilin
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

First of all, and contrary to what it is claimed by the hostel, it is not 10 minutes away from the train station. So if it is a very hot day, this is something to bear in mind. This way you can decide whether or not you want to suffer the horrible sun and hot or you prefer to take a taxi (which by the way should not be very expensive since it is a very direct ride).

The rooms are quite nice, the ac works fine and everything is very clean. The bathroom is not very fancy but it has everything you need and it is clean.

The WiFi is horrible. The same applies for the computers. The internet connection is simply horrible. You cannot make anything.

The staff is very nice and helpful. However this is not true in the case of a young guy at reception. He seems to be angry all the time, and if you ask him anything he seems to be making you a big favour.

We had troubles to find the kitchen open in several occasions...so given that it is not that easy to find lunch or dinner at the hostel, location becomes more important. There are no good restaurants closeby and this was a big drawback for us. Moreover the commercial area and restaurants are located in the other part of the city, around 20/25 minutes walking.

I had a nice time there but there were some issues that would make me consider other options if I came back to Guilin.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

The location is a walk from the center of the city (20-25 min). Nearby there is only a KFC and chinese restaurants where you wont be able to eat unless you speak chinese. The staff is not nice at all except for one guy who seemed to be the owner. I had read reviews on their hospitality but did not find it. We wanted to have lunch and dinner on two different days. The cooker was sometimes on holidays and sometimes on a break. Nowhere to be found and staff did not care at all. Worst of all: internet speed connection. Do not expect to surf or even make a skype call since it is impossible.

On the good part the rooms and views are nice and it is very close to the train and bus stations.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank hesheret
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed here for 1 night, and found the place very reasonable. Given that its located at a very prime location, next to Li river, and some pricier hotels around - we found this place much more reasonably priced.

The food was fine, and being vegetarian - we just managed fine. Staff genuinely attempted to converse in English. Nearby shopping areas are an additional bonus.

We had nice morning and evening walk by the river, and found this a big factor in our satisfaction.
We found rooms fine given that it is China.

we would recommend this place to fellow travelers.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

I knew where I wanted to be in Guilin. This hotel was there. Great location. Next to river and parks. The walking street malls are right behind the hotel. The Sheridan is just next door at triple the price. Linjiand Waterfall also.
The hotel staff was very nice. I like Miss Chan. This is China, so do not expect everyone to speak English. I managed fine and had the best vacation I've ever had.

Room Tip: I think the river view rooms are bigger than the ones at the back. The washroom in my room had glass...
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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2  Thank Tabasko58
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Reviewed 28 August 2011

We booked this from Hongkong and the service war really very good.
Taxi was at the airport on time to fetch us, the rooms were clean and well maintained.
It is located in the city center and conveniently close to the lake, shopping, bus station and restaurants.
we would certainly stay there again if we ever returned to guilin.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank Marcus Andre L
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Reviewed 4 April 2010

Run by the same family that owns the #1 rated Lakeside Inn. Great location, just minutes away from downtown and located on the river. Nice porch for relaxing. Friendly, accommodating staff. Rooms are clean, spacious, plenty of hot water. I was able to have a Western style breakfast. Internet is available. I would stay here again. Very reasonable.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2015, travelled with friends
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Address: No.214 Anxinzhou, Guilin 541002, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Guilin
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Ranked #142 of 644 Hotels in Guilin
Number of rooms: 50

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