Recommended Hotels in Guilin, Yangshuo and Longji

Recommended Hotels in Guilin, Yangshuo and Longji
By Lee Li
Travel Specialist

Guilin owns spectacular Karst mountains and rivers. Millions of visitors come to Guilin every year. There are over 300 hotels in Guilin City and the surrounding counties. Here we have listed some recommended hotels in Guilin, Yangshuo, and Longji Terraces Scenic Area, which are good for foreign visitors to stay at. Each hotel has its advantages and disadvantages. The hotel comments in this article are for reference only. Different people have different accommodation needs. Hopefully you can find your ideal hotel in Guilin, or feel free to contact us.

Hotels in Guilin

Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin

Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin, is considered as one of the best international standard luxury hotels in downtown Guilin. The hotel is located on the banks of Li River and includes fine service, food and facilities. It is not only a hotel, but also a mini amusement park, a mini zoo and a mini botanical garden. You can get to most of the downtown attractions from the hotel in 15-20mins by car.

  • Advantages: fine hardware facilities and service, good view and foods
  • Disadvantages: There is no shopping center, restaurant or pedestrian street nearby.
  • Hotel Class: Five-Star
  • Address: 111 Huan Cheng Bei Er Road, Guilin, China
Guilin Shangri-La Hotel
Guilin Shangri-La Hotel

Sheraton Guilin Hotel

Sheraton Guilin Hotel was opened in 2007. It is located right at the center of Guilin. There are lots of restaurants and shops around the area. Their service and location is better than the other local 5-star hotels. Most of the staff speak English and they are very professional. But due to the height of buildings having been limited by the city government, there are not too many views from most of the hotel rooms.

  • Advantages: centrally located
  • Disadvantages: obsolete facilities
  • Hotel Class: Five-Star
  • Address: 15 Bin Jiang Road, Guilin, China

Club Med Guilin

Club Med Guilin is about 30mins' drive to Guilin and 40mins' drive to Yangshuo. It is surrounded by mysterious Karst mountains. The grounds of the Guilin Resort are a fabulous open-air museum of contemporary sculptures. Escape the city, and it is a perfect place for families to enjoy nature, as well as Chinese culture, and art works. Embark on a family adventure all-year-round, get active in both indoors and outdoors fun: feel the sensations of the trampoline, rock climbing, Tai Chi, yoga, bike tour and more than 20 other unforgettable activities you can try.

  • Advantages: good facilities and service, variety of activities
  • Disadvantages: Maybe some people don't like the remote location of the hotel.
  • Hotel Class: Five-Star
  • Address: Yuzi Leyuan, Dayan Road, Guilin, China
Club Med Guilin
hotel room of Club Med Guilin

Guilin Bravo Hotel

Guilin Bravo Hotel was opened in 1987. It is considered as one of the first foreign affairs hotels in Guilin. The hotel was renovated in 2018, so the lobby and rooms are new. It is located beside Ronghu Lake. The location is good for a 15mins' walk to the central square or strolling around the lakes.

  • Advantages: good view from the room, centrally located
  • Disadvantages: There might be too many people staying in this hotel during the public holidays.
  • Hotel Class: Four-Star
  • Address: 14 Rong Hu Nan Road, Guilin, China

Holiday Inn Express Guilin City Center

The Hotel was opened in 2018, so most of the facilities are in good condition. The most impressive advantage is the location. It is situated right at the side of the central square in downtown Guilin. There are plenty of restaurants and shops near the hotel. And it is close to the riverside, lakeside and the other attractions as well.

  • Advantages: centrally located, new decoration and facilities, affordable price
  • Disadvantages: limited room space
  • Hotel Class: Three-Star
  • Address: 30 Yiren Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin, China

Boutique Hotels in Guilin

The White House Hotel

The White House Hotel is just next to the Former Residence of General Bai Chongxi (1893-1966) in the city center near Ronghu Lake. The hotel was opened in 2012, and it is decorated in a retro style. Entering the hotel is like traveling back to the 1930s in China, and all the old items have their stories. It is not only a local luxury boutique hotel, but also a historical museum.

  • Advantages: personalized service, spacious rooms, quiet location in the heart of the city
  • Disadvantages: Not everyone likes the special retro style decoration.
  • Hotel Class: Four-Star
  • Address: 16 Ronghu Bei Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin, China

Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel

This hotel is located right in front of the iconic attraction, the Elephant Trunk Hill. The location is just on the bank of Li River downtown. So if you book a river-view room, you may enjoy the view of Elephant Trunk Hill and Li River at the same time here. The design of the hotel combines Guilin local elements with modern style. It is about 5mins' walk from the hotel to the Twin Pagodas and the Zhengyang Pedestrian Street.

  • Advantages: good location, spacious rooms and nice view
  • Disadvantages: As a new hotel, the staff's service and English still need to be improved.
  • Hotel Class: Four-Star
  • Address: 8 Binjiang Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin, China

Guilin Inn Royal Palace

Hidden in Guilin Botanical Park, Guilin Inn Royal Palace has been designed like a royal garden of the Tang Dynasty. Step into the hotel area, and you can see the garden rockeries, pond, goldfish and lots of green in the area. It is a perfect place for a family stay. You can visit the Botanical Park for free, and a shopping center is right nearby. The hotel location is in downtown Guilin but not noisy at all.

  • Advantages: quiet, fresh air, traditional Chinese style decoration, near the shopping center
  • Disadvantages: Arriving at the entrance of Guilin Botanical Park, clients have to change to a golf-cart to get to the hotel.
  • Hotel Class: Four-Star
  • Address: 117 Huancheng West First Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin, China

Aroma Tea House

Aroma Tea House is a small but delicate boutique hotel located near the Ronghu Lake. Meanwhile, the hotel is the club of the Guilin Association of Collectors. You can find many private collections in the private museum on the second floor, in the corridor, and even in the rooms. Chinese traditional styled decoration coupled with the amazing lake view make it a popular boutique hotel in Guilin.

  • Advantages: centrally located, English-speaking staff, and fine service
  • Disadvantages: There are not too many lake-view rooms, so you need to book the rooms as earlier as possible.
  • Hotel Class: Three-Star
  • Address: 9 Ronghu Nan Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin, China
Aroma Tea House Guilin
hotel room of Aroma Tea House

Hotels in Yangshuo

Green Lotus Hotel

Green Lotus Hotel was one of the first local five-star hotels in downtown Yangshuo. The hotel faces the Li River and sits behind the Green Lotus Hill, hence the name. It is only 5mins' walk from the hotel to West Street. A river-view room with a balcony will be a great choice for your holiday in Yangshuo. You can spend your leisure time on the balcony or go for a swim in the outdoor swimming pool in summer.

  • Advantages: river-view rooms, quiet, central location
  • Disadvantages: old facilities, fully booked during the peak-season
  • Hotel Class: Four-Star
  • Address: 1 Guanlian Road, Yangshuo County, Guilin, China

Amari Yangshuo

Amari Yangshuo is located at the heart of Yangshuo County near the West Street shopping area. You may easily find different types of restaurants and shops near the hotel. The hotel was opened in 2017 and became the best international standard hotel in downtown Yangshuo. The decoration is clean and nice, and the night view of the town is impressive.

  • Advantages: modern design, central location
  • Disadvantages: It might be noisy at night, due to the hotel being right next to West Street.
  • Hotel Class: Five-Star
  • Address: Building E, Yitian West Street, Yangshuo County, Guilin, China
Amari Yangshuo
hotel room at Amari Yangshuo

Days Hotel Frontier Yangshuo

Close to the Green Lotus Hotel and across the street, it is the Days Hotel Frontier Yangshuo. The hotel is an economical hotel but it has a very good location. It is facing the Li River and is only 10mins' walk to West Street. There are also many restaurants nearby. If you don't need a luxury hotel in this small town, then this hotel is a good option for both value and location.

  • Advantages: good location
  • Disadvantages: ordinary decoration and facilities
  • Hotel Class: Three-Star
  • Address: 9 Guanlian Road, Yangshuo County, Guilin, China

Boutique Hotels in Yangshuo

Banyan Tree Yangshuo

Banyan Tree Yangshuo is one of the best luxury hotels in Yangshuo. This hotel has been designed as a village resort far from the hustle and bustle of the city, providing best-in-class facilities, service and breathtaking views of the impressive scenery. It is located near the ancient town of Fuli, which is about 30mins' drive from the hotel to downtown Yangshuo.

  • Advantages: fine facilities and professional hotel management
  • Disadvantages: far from the town
  • Hotel Class: Five-Star
  • Address: 168 Zhengdong Street, Fuli Town, Yangshuo County, Guilin, China
Banyan Tree Yangshuo
Banyan Tree Yangshuo hotel room

Alila Yangshuo

Alila Yangshuo has been designed in an industrial style. The place was a sugar mill in 1960s. They didn't break down the old sugar mill's buildings, but renovated and redecorated the inside into a restaurant, library, gallery and hotel lobby. The hotel has regular standard rooms and villas, which are modern style with luxury decorations. Alila Yangshuo is located in between Yangshuo County and Fuli Town (20mins drive to Yangshuo).

  • Advantages: breathtaking views, good hardware and artistic design
  • Disadvantages: Some of the rooms can be noisy, due to a main road which is near the hotel
  • Hotel Class: Five-Star
  • Address: 102 Dongling Road, Yangshuo County, Guilin, China
Alila Yangshuo
restaurant at Alila Yangshuo

Yangshuo Moondance Hotel & The Apsara Lodge

Yangshuo Moondance Hotel and its sister hotel the Apsara Lodgeare located at 8km outside of Yangshuo along the Jinbao River. They are next to each other. With the stunning views of the surrounding Karst mountains and comprehensive facilities, they are more like a home rather than a hotel. You don't have to stay in downtown Yangshuo, there is lots of fun in the countryside as well. You can go biking, hiking, swimming or learning Chinese culture with the staff there. These two hotels are quite good options for families.

  • Advantages: specially designed family rooms, personalized service, nice view, good food and comfortable environment
  • Disadvantages: not recommend to stay in June (monsoon season), due to the hotels being too close to the river.
  • Hotel Class: Three-Star
  • Address: 40-2 Fenglou Village, Yangshuo County, Guilin, China

Yangshuo Secret Garden Boutique Hotel

Secret Garden Boutique Hotel is located at the ancient village of Jiuxian, which is about 11km from Yangshuo and 60km away from Guilin City. The designer restored the original Qing Dynasty buildings and made each room different from the others. With modern facilities in the rooms (beds, bathrooms and air-conditioning), it will be more comfortable for clients to enjoy their holiday. It is about 10mins' walk from the hotel to Yulong River Valley. Secret Garden is also a great stopping point for the bikers or hikers. Their restaurant provides nice food and drinks.

  • Advantages: quiet, good for family, southern China's countryside life style, great service
  • Disadvantages: The hotel is a bit far from downtown Yangshuo and located at a remote village. It might not be a disadvantage, but you still need to know that it is not an international standard hotel at all.
  • Hotel Class: Three-Star
  • Address: Jiuxian Village, Yangshuo County, Guilin, China

Yangshuo Mountain Retreat

Yangshuo Mountain Retreat lies in the heart of the Yulong River Scenic Area, the area is also called the 10 Mile Gallery. It is about 20mins' drive from the hotel to downtown Yangshuo. Yangshuo Mountain Retreat was the first boutique hotel in this area about 20 years ago. The hotel sits on the banks of Yulong River. You may enjoy the stunning Karst mountains and crystal river from your room directly. There are lots of activities in the surrounding area, such as biking, hiking, Yulong River rafting, and caving, etc.

  • Advantages: dramatic river and mountain views, professional service and quiet
  • Disadvantages: There is a traffic control in the Yulong River Scenic Area, so please contact the hotel and know the policy before you get there.
  • Hotel Class: Three-Star
  • Address: Yulong River Scenic Area, Yangshuo County, Guilin, China
Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
hotel room at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat

Yangshuo River Lodge

The location of Yangshuo River Lodge is near the Li River and is only 10mins' drive to downtown Yangshuo. If you are tired of staying in cities, you may choose to stay in this hotel for 1 or 2 nights. The hotel has different types of rooms and they offer many activities for clients to do. You may also explore the countryside by bike.

  • Advantages: It is a peaceful place with amazing scenery and good service.
  • Disadvantages: The quality of facilities could be better.
  • Hotel Class: Three-Star
  • Address: 3 Mushan Village, Yangshuo County, Guilin, China

Hotels in LongjiTerraces Scenic Area

Li An Lodge

Li An Lodge is located in Ping'an Village in Longji Terraces Scenic Area of Longsheng County. It commands an enchanting view of rice terraces and offers 16 individually designed rooms that feature local Chinese arts and crafts. It is an entirely wooden structure without a single nail, yet providing all western amenities, a perfect combination of Chinese tradition and modern luxury. It is considered as the best hotel with the best location, service and amenities in Ping'an Village.

  • Advantages: the best location and the best terraces view
  • Disadvantages: It takes about 30mins to walk up-stairs to Li An Lodge and the space of the rooms are actually not that big.
  • Hotel Class: Four-Star
  • Address: Ping'an Village, Longsheng County, Guilin, China

Ping An Hotel

Ping An Hotel is located right at the center of Ping'an Village in Longji Terraces Scenic Area. There are 63 rooms in total, including 45 rooms with balconies. They have all kinds of basic amenities that you need for staying 1 or 2 nights in this deep mountain area. All of the staff are local villagers and they are very friendly. In order to make your stay more comfortable, they carried many amenities to the hotel, such as wooden furniture, refrigerators, TV, water heaters, and even Belgian beers. It became one of the most popular hotels in Ping'an Village.

  • Advantages: best amenities and service in the village, reasonable price
  • Disadvantages: Due to the good location, comprehensive amenities and fine service, the hotel could be fully booked during the peak season. And the sound insulation of the wooden buildings is always not good (most of the wooden hotels in the village have this problem).
  • Hotel Class: Three-Star
  • Address: Ping'an Village, Longsheng County, Guilin, China

Longji One Art Hotel

Longji One Art Hotel is also located in Ping'an Village in Longji Terraces Scenic Area. The hotel is a wooden building and it has been renovated in 2014. You can see many photography works in this hotel. They were shot by the owner of the hotel. The staff speak good English and their service is also good. They have free WiFi, AC and heating, western style bathrooms and restaurant. With good service and facilities, it has become a popular hotel in recent years.

  • Advantages: quiet, great view and friendly staff
  • Disadvantages: limited room space
  • Hotel Class: Three-Star
  • Address: Ping'an Village, Longsheng County, Guilin, China

Baike Boutique Hotel

Located in Ping'an Village, Baike Boutique Hotel is only 300 meters away from Ping'an Village Car Parking. If you don't want to walk too much on steps, this hotel is a good option to stay overnight in Ping'an Village. A local couple runs this hotel and they are very friendly. With the special local minority style decoration coupled with modern facilities, clients will be more comfortable while staying in the deep mountain area. There are many local restaurants nearby and the food in the hotel is also delicious. The mountain view from the room's balcony is very impressive.

  • Advantages: close to the car parking of Ping'an Village, nice mountain view and good English service
  • Disadvantages: It might be noisy on the daytime if you booked a room facing the main road of the village.
  • Hotel Class: Three-Star
  • Address: Ping'an Village, Longsheng County, Guilin, China

Panorama House Hotel

Panorama House Hotel is located at the mountain top of Dazhai Village area in Longji Terraces Scenic Area. It is the hotel with the best view and facilities in this area. There is even an elevator in the hotel and nobody knows how they made it. It is a concrete construction with wooden decorations, so it won't be noisy if there is someone walking above. The hotel is the best spot to take photos of the sunrise. Getting there from the entrance of the Dazhai Village will take 1.5-2 hours walking up the stairs, and it can be a challenge for some visitors. But if you pay more car fee and get to the nearest parking (the end of the car way), it is about 30mins walk to the hotel.

  • Advantages: high location, stunning panoramic view
  • Disadvantages: complex road conditions, cold and no view in winter
  • Hotel Class: Three-Star
  • Address: 200m to the view point of "Music from Paradise", Dazhai Village, Longsheng County, Guilin, China
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