Okay, let's get Guilin out of the way first. Not the best city in China to visit, but useful as a base for Yangshuo and beyond. If you do need to stay in the city, however, you really can't do better than the Shangri-La.
All the usual Shangri-La trimmings, but just a shame that occupancy appears to be so low.
The week we stayed here, the hotel was deserted. We got a special offer on a Horizon Room, which meant access to the Horizon Lounge. To be honest, without this option, it would have been a very quiet trip. No people in the hotel meant a very out of season atmosphere (and this was June). While this ensured a very personalised service from the great staff, and almost exclusive use if the outdoor pool for our family, at times it was verging on The Shining.
So, good points: the outdoor pool, the Chinese restaurant for dim sum, the Horizon Lounge and staff. Okay points: the atmosphere, the other food options (limited) and, sorry to say, Guilin itself.
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