I really love the hostel and staffs here. Do not expect they will have everything you want even you have money but this is the real 5 stars hotel which the staffs provide all service by heart and friendship.
The local breakfast which is home-made is very tasty, you gotta try their home-made bread and spring roll! and you pay only 30 CNY for such tasty varieties of foods.
The room is lovely and very clean. 5-10 minutes from the Shuhe old town. The staffs will take you to the bike shop if you want to rent one, they will help you carry your bag and walk you to the public van to town-- never ask for money but always ask guests how your day is, would you like tea, coffee or anything-- I stayed when their boss was away and they still did a fantastic job. You gonna feel like you are staying at home at this hotel.
Tip: I traveled alone and experienced some ripping off since I do not know any word of Chinese. So I tried to avoid Taxi in China.
I took bus no .11 from Lijiang oldtown ( actually Shangrila intersection since the Fuhui street is under construction so I gotta walk down from the big water wheel infront of Lijinag old town along the constructed Fuhui road until reached the intersection then turn right to the bus station ( across the street is Lantian- Civil blue sky hotel airport shuttle station)
Took no.11 to the second roundabout ( Pullman resort and spa)- I am not sure how many bus stops I passed but it took around 15 minutes and then walk 20-30 min (I barely walk when I am not traveling but it was OK to walk this time with a nice view ) to the Shuhe oldtown. Actually you can take bus No. 6 to the Shuhe directly or take a shared van at the supermarket across the street form Lantian hotel.
There is no sign to direct you to the Bruce Chalet and yes, it has a name in Chines so please print it out.
At the gate of the Shuhe old town, there is an information center on the right side,
To reach the hotel from this gate you might walk through the gate , go inside the old town and straight forward until reach the end of the street and then turn left and the n right ,head to the village. Or you do not go inside the old town, but turn left first and walk straight until reach the police station.
*** when you see the police station with some signs of a hotel/museum ( but no Bruce chalet) walk follow that sign and turn right to the back door of the police station. You gonna see gardens , turn left and walk along that road, enjoy the veggie gardens and mountain. At the end of the road ( 500 m. I guess) is this lovely hotel.***
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- The Bruce Chalet would be a great place for you who are already exhausted in trying to survive the throat cutting metropolitan life and looking for ways to recharge your batteries. The Chalet located in the Shuhe village underneath the Jade Dragon Mountain in Lijiang, Yunnan, China, the Chalet features picturesque scenery, genial sunlight, a large garden and great hospitality. The Bruce Chalet is built based on Naxi style structure combining with modern facilities. In total of 13 comfort rooms, including luxurious suites and Snow Mountain View rooms, all rooms with private bathroom, hairdryer, WIFI… ... more less
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