There are five Blossom Hill locations in Lijiang, we stayed at Joyland which is inside the city walls and a pleasant, traffic-free 15 minute walk from the Old Town centre. Lijiang has streams running along some of the streets, including where this hotel is situated. This small, boutique hotel is built around a courtyard in traditional style.
We found the young reception staff extremely helpful and concerned for our happiness. They spoke reasonable English and helped us find good, nearby restaurants. Service was excellent and we were offered a choice of rooms.
We chose a large airy room with a 7m high ceiling and a big sitting area. The bed was a proper double bed with a double duvet (unlike other places we stayed where two single mattresses were pushed together) and very comfortable. The room had good heating and air conditioning. Everything was very clean and the shower had good pressure and temperature control. Wifi was a little faster than usual in Chinese hotels.
No cars are allowed in the city centre; this hotel is a 5 minute walk from the car park. Hotel staff came to the car park to meet our taxi and help us with bags.
We wandered round Lijiang each evening and felt very safe; however, it should however be noted that the main streets in the city centre get very crowded at night. The bars outside the hotel can be very noisy in the evening, but they shut at 2300 (including Friday and Saturday) and everything goes quiet. So this was not a problem for us, but might it be if you go to bed very early.
Breakfast was in another building 2 minutes walk away. The choices and quality - both Western and Chinese - were not as good as they should have been: a bit of a disappointment. We left Lijiang before breakfast was available on our last day; reception helpfully provided a packed breakfast that was better than the restaurant.
Overall, a good boutique hotel run by a young, helpful staff: we would happily stay here again.
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