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Wuer Inn
Ranked #23 of 955 Hotels in Lijiang
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Even though there is now a "bigger and better" Huifeng Inn ( No 2 ) - this remains the gem of Shuhe from the moment you walk through the entrance into the foyer which feels more like your lounge room and typifies what a true Inn should feel like to a weary traveller.
Jett will welcome you with a smile (and organize any trips / restaurants / bar suggestions required ). Artoo and Lily (Owners) make me feel like a long lost brother (4th visit), and don't be shy , sit down and enjoy the experience of the "Tea-Master" (Artoo) who not only designed the courtyards and rooms , but also all of the furniture in each room from local recycled timber. I will admit that Artoo and Lily have become good friends over the 4 stays in 3 years, but that has nothing to do with this review ( they are No 1 and don't need me to review actually), it is simply based on honest experiences and because the Huifeng has become my home away from home.
I will also admit I have not stayed at other Shuhe Inns to compare - why? - because as every traveller knows, when you find that rare gem - even with the odd draught coming through the cracks in the wood - you just keep wanting to go back.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Jon C
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, there was a traditional dance around a campfire, and the rooms are all unique. On the downside, the hotel is in Shuhe Old Town, which isn't the same as Lijiang Old Town, and the room was draughty because of all the cracks in the wood.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Meiguihua
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We booked this hotel based upon the tripadvisor rating (#1 of hotels in and around Lijiang), and our desire to stay in an "inn" type setting. I'm happy to report that the reviews are solid, and this place is a real gem. The hotel is located in Shuhe Old Town. There are two "old towns" in this area-- Lijiang and Shuhe. These "old towns" are basically mazes of beautiful streets filled with small canals and classical architecture. While aesthetically pleasing, the content of the old towns is dominated by souvenir shops (imagine hundreds of small shops all selling the same things). The Lijiang Old Town has been encroached by numerous western interests (Pizza Hut, anyone?) and is loaded with obnoxiously loud bars and clubs catering to the foreign crowd and the "affair in Lijiang" domestic crowd. Shuhe old town retains more of its natural charm-- no western chain stores, much fewer and quieter bars and clubs, and far better value in dining and lodging. Shu He also boasts more canals and water features, and tends to be far less crowded. Although the two "old towns" are only a few miles apart, the local taxi and minibus drivers have colluded to impose a flat fee of 40 rmb per trip to travel between the two sites. The local municipality has supported this by making it virtually impossible to travel between the Old Towns via bus, without requiring a good amount of walking plus a transfer-- tried it once and it wasn't fun. Basic advice-- stay in Shu he, and limit your time in Lijiang Old Town to at most one trip (which can include a visit to Black Dragon Pool, Lion Rock, etc).

Anyway, back to the review. This place is located in one of the quiet alleys in the Shu he old town. It's a gorgeous entry which opens to a yard dominated by a sparkling pool. There are two more yards within, where one can kick back and relax, read, eat, and just soak in the atmosphere. The rooms are unique, filled with local flavor but minus the kitsch. Our room had two double beds, a couple of nice wooden tables, an ancient-looking wooden bench, and, the coup de grace, an ancient-style wooden chinese bed. The bathroom was clean and tidy, and I believe even boasted heated flooring. All windows open out to courtyards or scenic alleys. My only compliant was that there was no fridge, but hey it's a remote place so what can I say?

We enjoyed our time at the hotel. Staff were helpful with advice on tours and such. There is a cook on staff who will prepare meals which seemed to be pretty tasty (from afar). While we generally found Lijiang to be a frustratingly over-priced and over-hyped destination, the hotel was definitely a bright spot, and comes highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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14  Thank tinadam
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Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

When we stepped in the first time to the hotel we did not realized how special it is. The entrance is quite simple but the room we got is amazing!
Very big room made of wood with unique design and beautiful porch, overlooking the hotel center.

Above all is Jeff (who speaks fluent English) with his endless efforts to help and make you feel at home.
I highly recommend staying in this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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13  Thank Ziv B
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

The hotel is beautiful and romantic. The staff is excellent and speak English. We are American and felt very comfortable staying here. They have a driver that picks you up at the airport and staff comes and gets your luggage as soon as you arrive. The rooms open up to wonderful common areas that allow the cool breeze to come in. The bathrooms have all the conveniences of what a good western 4-5 star hotel would have. There is free wifi and TV. There is one English speaking news channel. The beds are very comfortable. It is located in the heart of all the restaurants and shopping in the Old Town. There is also a cafe around the corner that is owned by a Chinese American where you can get an authentic American breakfast. We found it to be a popular meeting place for westerners. We highly recommend it.

We took the high speed cable car to the top of Snow Mountain. The oxygen tanks are not needed. If it is a clear day, it is a must see.

If you play golf, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club is a must as well. It is the longest course in the world. Every player gets a caddie and they are very knowledgable. They speak enough English to help you on the course.

Overall we found the hotel and Lijiang to be a very nice place to vacation. It's only a 3 hour flight from Hong Kong.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Excellent hospitality, cute room, transported our luggage to the inn. We loved this Inn and the town. Had we had to carry our luggage and navigate our way to the inn from the taxi with a toddler, I think that we would still be looking for it. It wasn't as bad as it sounds, it was just great to have the help. Our room had a free standing wooden bath as well as a separate shower and we had a balcony as well.....the bath was great the room very rustic and so charming! Our other family members had a bath in their room also, They used the pool after some hot days and walks. Jet the manager was much more than helpful, he went out of his way to please us! The only thing missing for us, was a little fridge to keep our drinks cold....but you cannot expect it to be 5 star....loved it!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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12  Thank MurrumbaJo
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Sent two nights here with my friends for a short trio . We stayed in the family suite which was great . The hotel is really clean comfortable and staff is great . The location is in not in the main which turned out to be great . The main town is lined with bars playing loud music and I'm sure it stays loud all night. We were so re dived to stay in this area as it was nice and quiet . This is a great hotel you can't go wrong with this choice

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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13  Thank Expatmommy
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Address: No.56 Jiewei Alley Shuhe Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China (Formerly Huifeng Inn Shuhe)
Region: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #23 of 955 Hotels in Lijiang
Price Range: £38 - £54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wuer Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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