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Sapphire Hotel
Ranked #24 of 612 Hotels in Guilin
Luzon, Philippines
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137 reviews
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“Best value!”
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

At RMB 154 a night, what can you ask for. You get an airport pick up, decent rooms and your right smack at the night market. This is a great 3 star hotel.

Staffs are helpful. Everything you need is just around the corner. You can never go wrong with this place. Maybe the carpets needs cleaning though.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Malaysia
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79 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014

This hotel located at a good location. Night market is just foot step from the hotel. No breakfast is provided, but it's fine for us. The room is nice, just the carpet with lots of stain. Others is good enough. Clean. The mineral water in the room is not complimentary, please take note. We accidentally drink it and need to pay like RMB8 for a bottle. That's superb expensive.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

We booked 1 night here before our Li River cruise to Yangshou and came back and stayed another 2 days after. The hotel is near the center of the city and not on the main street. The room is clean and spacious. Linens and towels are clean too. Bed is firm but not hard and is comfortable. Wi-Fi is available free in all rooms and have good reception. The rooms have desks and flat screen TVs. Early morning staff doesn't speak English but those from 10 am till 8 pm does understand and speak English.

Hotel does not have a restaurant but there are plenty around the hotel. Try the popular local Guilin Noodle (dry or with soup) and you'll be amazed how delicious it is. There are 3 KFC shops within 1 km of each other and walking distance from the hotel and are open 24 hours. There is a convenience store right across the hotel, so don't forget to NOT drink the very small bottled water in the room because it will cost you 8 RMB, when at the convenience store it is only 3.5 RMB for the large 1.5 liter bottled water. Night market starts at 7pm and is just outside the hotel occupying a 3 block radius. There are plenty of souvenirs to buy and you can haggle with them. There are also plenty of ATMs if you need cash.

Overall, we're happy with our stay at this hotel. The only thing that we didn't like is that air pollution is not just in Beijing and Shanghai, but also here in Guilin which clouded the beautiful mountain views which we came to see.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stayed one night at this hotel before taking a boat cruise to yangshuou, The hotel was generally clean, the lobby was well lighted with couches to seat on and the front desk person was pleasant although she didnt know how to speak english. The rooms were big enough and even though our room was located facing the street, it was not noisy (since most scooters in Guilin are electric). The room was clean and there was even a desk top PC with internet connection. There was a flat TV although there was no refrigerator. However, I found the bed too firm and there was only 1 thin pillow per bed which made our sleep less comfortable, but at $30 per night, who would complain? There were hotel slippers too but water is for sale at 8RMB per bottle. The toilet was clean and adequate in size, with hot water and there were tolietries provided. There were also other stuffs for sale in the restroom (condoms, towels, shaver and even male and female wash at 10RMB). The hotel has only 1 elevator that can be packed at times but generally adequate. It does not have a restaurant or cafe so there's no breakfast included nor room service but there are numerous restaurants around and a 24hour convenient store infront. The airport pick up was also included in the room rate which was very helpful especially if you dont speak Chinese. The best thing about this hotel is its location. The Guilin river is a few minutes walk and a night market springs up at 7pm right infront of the hotel. One more tip. Avoid coming in after 7pm since it would be difficult for a vehicle to get to the hotel because of the night market in front so you might have to walk a few meters with your luggage. Overall, this is a great place to stay in Guilin.

Room Tip: rooms facing the street provide a good view of the night market below.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Wife and i booked into this hotel as i picked it out from another website and rating was good.. the rooms was very clean and bright. service was good also.. We did not eat in hotel as we went out and walked the streets as vendors were set up on the streets with many things. we enjoyed our stay here and we hope to return soon in the future as it is a wonderful place with these strange looking mountains.. and the ride on the river was great both at night and during day time... Thank you guilin for your beautiful place

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bhubaneswar, India
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

it is a cute and small hotel in the heart of guillin. the room is good and clean.the bathroom is o.k.so the price is just fine.
the staff is adequate, considering Chinese lack of speaking much English.
the hotel is very well located, next to the main thoroughfare.

a night market springs up after 19.00 hours just in front of the hotel.it is a must see, fascinating market. remember to bargain hard.
the KFC is just around the corner. the food street is just around the corner,mainly for Chinese food.
most of the area around the hotel is for pedestrians only after 19.00 hours, so an easy and enjoyable night time.

for the price , it can be a highly recommended hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Mumbai
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122 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Positives -
Rooms are very good and clean and so is the overall hotel.

Airport pick-up is an excellent service, but you have to inform them 2 days in advance.

Negatives -
But the hotel does not have any restaurant.

Travel desk does not have its own email ID! So if you are overseas you have to call them or deal with other agencies.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Sapphire Hotel
Address: No.9 Xicheng Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541002, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #24 of 612 Hotels in Guilin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 91
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