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Guilinyi Royal Palace
Ranked #5 of 613 Hotels in Guilin
Certificate of Excellence
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Delightful hotel”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

This was a truly delightful hotel in the most spectacular grounds and set in a park! The room was great (particular the space age toilet!), the breakfast was superb and being able to feed the fish after breakfast was a delight for our daughter. The tea house, set in the hotel, was lovely if a little pricey, and the pool was much used despite being a bit cold! The staff could not have been more helpful and we loved using the electric buggy to get to the park entrance when our legs were tired! We found Western food at the local shopping complex just outside the park so all in all a great place for a family.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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guilininn, Guest Relations Manager at Guilinyi Royal Palace, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Dear tripadvisor,warm greeting from Guilinyi Royal Palace and thank you for your review of us.It's our pleasure that you families had a good experience when stayed with us.Thank you for your recommend and wish you happiness.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Situated inside the Botanical Gardens, this hotel is a tranquil escape from the busy city of Guilin. The hotel grounds are charming, immaculate and beautifully decorated with fish ponds, streams, bridges and a small outdoor swimming pool. Children can enjoy feeding the fish. The hotel rooms are in several buildings and open directly onto the hotel grounds. The rooms are also beautifully decorated and clean. Our room had a small yard with a seat and a stream running through it connecting to the fish pond. The sounds of birds an crickets pleasantly lull you into a deep sleep. The staff were professional, helpful, friendly and spoke good English. The food was interesting and varied but was a bit short on vegetarian options. I recommend spending some time in the morning going around the botanical gardens to see the locals exercising, playing music and socializing. The main attraction is the nice garden and grounds away from the busy city.

Room Tip: The superior rooms have a yard whereas the Deluxe rooms have a balcony.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Chriodo
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guilininn, Guest Relations Manager at Guilinyi Royal Palace, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Dear tripadvisor,warm greeting from Guilinyi Royal Palace and thank you for your review of us.We look forward to welcoming you back for your next holiday.
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We stayed for a couple of nights only - found the garden location, and the views from our balcony really special - a very quiet spot to relax after a busy sightseeing day.

We got a great tip from another reviewer before we went - use the no. 10 bus to go into town and back - its only 1 yuan, and there is no change, so have some small notes handy. It leaves from near the front of the hotel.

Also - ask for a balcony room with a view.

Also - they can book trips for you (eg on the Li River) - so ask when you book in

Room Tip: See tips above One problem was the lack of a safe
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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guilininn, Public Relations Manager at Guilinyi Royal Palace, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Dear tripadvisor,warm greeting from Guilinyi Royal Palace and thank you for your review.It'll be so kind of you if you recommend us to your friends.Wish we have another opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel.
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Frankfurt, Germany
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Glad we picked the Guilin Royal Palace for our stay in Guilin. The property has wonderful surroundings and is situated in a park. Rooms have western standard and are of good size. The restaurant closes at 9 pm and there is no cozy bar for a drink. We also would have loved a spa, to unwind after a long day of sight seeing. The staff is trying very hard to please. They set us up with a wonderful guide, Jerry, who was well spoken, dynamic and very informative. He helped us make the best of 2 very rainy days and has the most pleasant personality.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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guilininn, Public Relations Manager at Guilinyi Royal Palace, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Dear tripadvisor,warm greeting from Guilinyi Royal Palace and thank you for your high praise of us.We are pleased to know you have a nice staying in our hotel.Best wishes!
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Munising, Michigan
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

The Yi Royal Palace Hotel sits in a beautiful park setting with traditional Chinese architecture. A tea room is a great compliment and you should try the local Osmanthus tea. A great spread for breakfast and well appointed rooms make this a great place to stay!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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guilininn, Public Relations Manager at Guilinyi Royal Palace, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Dear guest,warm greeting from Guilinyi Royal Palace and thanks for you review.We staff will do it better and hope serve you again next time you are in Guilin!
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Weston, Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013

A hotel in the middle of a botanical garden ! Great buffet breakfast , check to see if it is included in your rate. Service was excellent and the hotel and surrounding grounds are gorgeous. There is a quaint tea house in the middle of the hotel area. It was great to come back to this peaceful and beautiful environment after being out touring all day. Some rooms even have a wrap around balcony like ours did. I know some reviewers mentioned train noise but I only heard the train once each evening and never when I was trying to sleep. It is true that it is quite a distance to walk to the front gate to go to any stores or restaurants but we hired a private guide with a van and driver and they had no trouble coming through the front gardens gate and dropping or picking us up directly in front of the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank Carlanna
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guilininn, Public Relations Manager at Guilinyi Royal Palace, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Dear tripadvisor,thank you for your review of Guilinyi Royal Palace.It's our pleasure to make you feel good during your staying with us.We'll do it better and welcome back next time in Guilin.
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Southend On Sea
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186 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

This lovely hotel is located in the lush green Botanical gardens and is a few minutes walk from the entrance gates. The hotel runs complimentary shuttle service from and to the hotel. The hotel buildings are in the traditional Chinese style surrounded by water features. It has swimming pool, tea room with live music, bar and restaurant. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was nice and clean fitted with Toto special toilets. It had good choice of dishes in the breakfast buffet

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank globetrotter3114
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guilininn, Guest Relations Manager at Guilinyi Royal Palace, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Dear tripadvisor,thank you for your review of our hotel.We are pleased to service you again if you come back to Guilin.Best wishes!
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Additional Information about Guilinyi Royal Palace

Property: Guilinyi Royal Palace
Address: No.117 Huancheng West First Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541002, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 613 Hotels in Guilin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Guilinyi Royal Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guilinyi Royal Palace is located in Guilin central park---the botanical garden, which covering an area of 120,000 square meters. It is well provided with pleasant environment both inside and outside. The inn imitates the architectural style of the royal garden of Tang Dynasty. It has 52 different-style rooms in total, among which rooms on the first floor are provided with beautiful gardens and others are designed with independent scenic balconies. Besides, this hotel has complete facilities including a Chinese restaurant, a function room, Tasting Tea House, Pond Bank Cate, Sunshine Swimming Pool, etc. It’s really a good place to go for tourism, leisure and regimen. Furthermore, it is close to 101 Amusement Park and TOO Commercial Plaza, the biggest recreational and commercial district in Guilin, about 5-minute drive from the railway station and the bus station as well as 30 minutes from Guilin Liangjiang Airport. It’s pretty convenient for dining, shopping, sightseeing and traffic. Request Id 6558803 ... more   less 
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