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“Traditional boutique hotel with helpful staff”
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Blossom Hill Inn
Ranked #22 of 928 Hotels in Lijiang
Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Traditional boutique hotel with helpful staff”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

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.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris C, Sales Coordinator at Blossom Hill Inn, responded to this review, 20 January 2015
Dear guests,greeting from Blossom Hill Inn and thank you for choosing us. We will try our best to do everything better. Looking forward to your next coming. Best wishes to you and your family.
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stayed 3 nights at the Blossom Hill Inn Joyland. We stayed in a room upstairs. The rooms are a good size, comfortable bed, nice linen. The breakfast is served at another inn around the corner but if you have an early start - like we did 2 mornings they arranged a packed breakfast for you - egg, apple, yoghurt, cake of some sorts and a porridge type pack. The female staff were all fantastic!!!! So friendly and helpful. 2 of the girls - who are all in their early 20's and smiling and delightful - speak pretty good english. Even though they claim it is a little - it was more than enough to help us book drivers, guide us toward places to visit and arrange massages for us. We had arranged for the hotel to pick us up from the airport - which they did and it is worth getting them to do this, because the old town is a very confusing place when you first arrive. The old town is quite a noisy place especially if you stay near any bars. We found Joyland to be relatively quiet - although their neighbours out the back are building, nothing Joyland can do about that. But we weren't kept awake at night by noisy singing - which there is a LOT of around Lijiang. Beautiful traditional wooden buildings do not make for great soundproofing. I would definitely recommend staying here! Thanks to the staff for making a memorable trip to a beautiful place even better.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Chris C, Sales Coordinator at Blossom Hill Inn, responded to this review, 20 January 2015
Dear guests,greeting from Blossom Hill Inn and thank you for choosing us. We will try our best to do everything better. Looking forward to your next coming. Best wishes to you and your family.
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We were a group of 10 people with 2 couples among us. We stayed there from 18-22 Mar 2014. The inn has 2 storey. The rooms upstairs were the bigger with themes. Some themes were nice and romantic but there was one with the head of the Yak hanging above the king bed. It was originally assigned to one of the couples. However, the head of a yak scared the hell out of the wife. They swapped with a single guy in the group. So, do check the room designs first to see if you are comfortable. The other "complaint" for those on 2nd floor was noise. They could hear very clearly people passing by the inn late at nights. I was lucky to stay in a standard room on the ground floor. It was quiet and my roommate and I had very good sleep for the 4 nights stay there.
Access to the inn was not that convenient. We have to walk about 10 minutes from the main road as most of the lanes in the old town are not accessible by car or bus. It was down-slop from the main road when we were getting in. However, we have to walk up-slop when we are coming out. So be prepared for some walking. We got the inn to engage 2 men to trolley our luggage.
Breakfast was okay but coffee was poor. For real coffee drinkers, you may need to BYO !
Overall, it was a pleasant stay for us as the staff were friendly and helpful.
The inn has cozy areas for tea/ coffee/ drinks. They sell wines but expensive. So it's better to drink the nearby bars.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Chris C, Sales Coordinator at Blossom Hill Inn, responded to this review, 20 January 2015
Dear guests,greeting from Blossom Hill Inn and thank you for choosing us. We will try our best to do everything better. Looking forward to your next coming. Best wishes to you and your family.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We arrived in Lijiang in the evening and started to look for the hotel. The cab driver did not know the address on the printout from Hotels.com but took us to the city centre where there is a tourist office near the location in the printout. In the tourist office they did not know the hotel. But hey!, we can use the map to navigate a little we thought - despite the rucksacks. The city is a labyrinth noone bothered making a proper map of (at least not in English, I checked numerous guides). After about 30 minutes of walking we found the street. The exact address was a closed door without a ringbell. We tried calling hotels.com but after a few minutes we asked in the restaurant next door and they told us we can enter through the restaurant. They spoke really basic English and could not read the printout from hotels.com. After quite a few odd minutes they made a call and we realised we there were more than one blossom hill in Lijiang. Like 5 or 6 actually. What on hotels.com appear to be different rooms are actually different hotels (joyland, neverland, lotusland etc, all over Lijiang). They tried to explain us the way but as they realised we did not understand them one of them volunteered to accompany us -thank god. We had to walk about three quarters of a mile with our heavy backpacks on. They spoke a little more English in this second hotel but they had a problem with 'here' and 'there' to explain us that the breakfast was serve somewhere else. All in all I don't recommend this otherwise good hotel because we spent two hours trying to find it. The address provided by hotels.com was wrong (it was from a different blossom hill) and their lack of English makes it harder. If you go in the morning with little luggage it may be ok, but if you arrive in the evening and don't speak Chinese simply avoid. Apart from that the rooms were really nicely decorated and roomy. Great shower. Breakfast was average.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Chris C, Sales Coordinator at Blossom Hill Inn, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Dear guests,greeting from Blossom Hill Inn and thank you for choosing us. We are very sorry for the inconvinience caused to you. We will try our best to do everything better. Looking forward to your next coming. Best wishes to you and your family.
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed for 5 nights at this boutique hotel and enjoyed it very much. There are blossoms at the entrance and the centre courtyard is also a nice place to have a meal or just sit and relax. Our room opened onto a small courtyard and the room was very comfortable and clean. The staff are all young and very helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chris C, Sales Coordinator at Blossom Hill Inn, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Dear guests,greeting from Blossom Hill Inn and thank you for choosing us. Thank you for your praise also. We will try our best to do everything better. Looking forward to your next coming. Best wishes to you and your family.
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Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We booked 5 rooms for 5 couples at Joyland. The staff were really helpful especially a lady staff named Snow. She was awesome, ever ready to assist in anyway she could. Her helpfullness and kindness were extended so sincerely that we stilll talked about her among ourselves even after we checked out. Thank you so much Snow for making our stay at Lijiang even more pleasant and memorable. Breakfast was fine but it would have been nicer if food were served hot enough e.g. noodles and porridge. We appreciated the afternoon tea served in the garden where we all sat around and relaxed after a busy day out. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. We had a great stay:). Thanks

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chris C, Sales Coordinator at Blossom Hill Inn, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Dear guests,greeting from Blossom Hill Inn and thank you for choosing us. Thank you for your praise also. We will try our best to do everything better. Looking forward to your next coming. Best wishes to you and your family.
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Malaysia
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We are a group of 8 taking up 4 rooms in the Weavingland , we had a wonderful time, because the staffs are very friendly,( partly because half of our group speaks Mandarin) The hotel ' representative' Miss Liu Pei even took the time to show us 6 of the other Blossom Inns.
The staffs walk extra miles to make sure that we are happy , preparing fruits for us in the late evening ,chit chat with us as and when they are free. We found they have a genuine attitude of making sure that the guests enjoy their stay in the Inn.
The Kitchen is like part of our home stay, as we are allow to utilize the utensils and plates anytime. We have nothing but good words for them. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Chris C, Sales Coordinator at Blossom Hill Inn, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Dear guests,greeting from Blossom Hill Inn and thank you for choosing us. Thank you for your praise also. We will try our best to do everything better. Looking forward to your next coming. Best wishes to you and your family.
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Property: Blossom Hill Inn
Address: Dayan Old Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang 674100, China
Region: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
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Ranked #22 of 928 Hotels in Lijiang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blossom Hill Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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