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“Superb location with views of the river”

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Universal Guilin Hotel
Ranked #39 of 657 Hotels in Guilin
Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

Excellent location! The room had a big bay window that looked out to the river, which was beautiful! It was near coffee shops, restaurants, and a club. A walking street with more Chinese restaurants was close by too! Unfortunately, the bed was very hard! The room was clean and the bathroom was updated!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

We had two rooms and particularly liked the one with a view over the river though the two rooms were equally comfortable. A standard good quality hotel with clean spacious rooms. The check out took a while but I think this is standard in Chinese hotels.

Room Tip: Ask for a view over the river. Ask for a non-smoking room if that is your preference.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Well located with short walking distance to the river and the shops.
Clean rooms with old TV sets and Chinese channels.
We stayed two nights with a group of tourists organised by Wendy Wu.
I don't know how would it fell if we had stayed longer.

Room Tip: River view otherwise you will be facing a wall.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Bathroom full of mould- this is easily eradicable and I can't think why this was left to fester. Not impressed by this hotel and a short stay is just about tolerable. Staff cannot speak English -I don't know whether this is really the case or whether they feel they can avoid being the butt of complaints if they display no knowledge of the language.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

It doesn't look like a top rate hotel from the photos but after having travelled all around China, this hotel has the BEST location! Facing a Li River and just 100m to the night market street where restaurants and shops are plentiful, this is the BEST LOCATED hotel ever. The rooms are quite spacious and we had fantastic view of the river and karst mountain. Breakfast is not so great but it was sufficient. We were very happy with this hotel. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with view on Li River. It is worth it. So peaceful and so authentic.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

My 2nd time there. Perfect location for views and going around. Get the river view room for just a bit more.

For the price you pay you could expect an old, rundown hotel, but instead you will find a perfectly nice place without spending too much. Best Value for money. International breakfast is good enough and rooms are clean and cozy.

The view is the best, you get the river just in front plus the picturesque Guilin mountains on the back. Also going around to find some local/international options to eat is very easy.

Room Tip: Just get the river view!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Stayed hear recently on a tour of China, great views of the Li River if you are lucky enough to get a river view room great watching the traffic from room you will get a good laugh and be amazed at the locals crossing the road. Lovely walk along the river and on the other side are to be had. Nice lightning at night makes it even more enjoyable, standard breakfast like most hotels in China.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Darren S
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Additional Information about Universal Guilin Hotel

Address: No.1 Jiefang East Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin 541001, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Guilin
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Guilin
#17 Luxury Hotel in Guilin
#22 Best Value Hotel in Guilin
Price Range: £21 - £36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Universal Guilin Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 221
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Also Known As:
Universal Hotel Guilin
Guilin Universal Hotel

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