What a wonderful place and truly a breath of fresh air in China, both literally (blue sky and crisp mountain air in Lijiang) and figuratively as the service, design, and comfort were out of the ordinary here. The whole complex is beautifully designed and the chalets (2 floors each) look pretty and in tune with the rest of the ancient town. The ancient town which the whole complex is right on the edge of, by the way, which is a huge advantage. Just walk out of the back gate and you're there. I would personally say that the walk to the central square is a bit faster than generally suggested here, perhaps 10 minutes maximum, but that depends on the person of course. Besides, the quieter parts of the ancient town are closer and perhaps nicer as well.
The service is excellent and staff are helpful and try to speak English where possible. Drinks at the bar and the food might come as a surprise in terms of how expensive it is, but this is Lijiang for you.
Overall this place comes highly recommended, especially as the price is not that crazy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amidst a sprawling 51,000 square meters of lush greenery, InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort is strategically located in World Cultural Heritage-listed Lijiang, Yunnan Province. It is the only international five star village resort hotel in Lijiang Ancient Town World Cultural Heritage Site. ... more less
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