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Yipin Genglou Inn

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No.1, Shangshuiyu, Hongcun Scenic Area, Yi County 245531 China
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#8 of 100 hotels in Yi County
Located in Hongcun Village, Huangcun, Yicun Yipin is a boutique inn built from an old mansion. It is located at the source of the world-famous ancient water system in Hongcun. It is backed by Leigang Mountain. The environment is quiet and beautiful. It is a very spiritual feng shui. Baodi. This house has a history of more than 500 years. It is the former residence of Hongcun celebrity Wang Rizhang. It is also the oldest Ming Dynasty building in the west of Hongcun. It belongs to the national first-class key cultural relics. In 2007, it began to be modified and built for three and a half years. It has developed into a high-end luxury hotel with a total of 10 rooms. Each room has its own layout and theme. The decoration is more Hui style and stylish. The service is also different from other tourist and business hotels. The butler service is a feature of the more modern building, so that the guests living in the building enjoy both the pleasure of travel and the warmth and comfort of the
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No.1, Shangshuiyu, Hongcun Scenic Area, Yi County 245531 China
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Neil T wrote a review Aug 2017
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
The Inn was a surprise for me, something that I was not expecting, old style, hard bed (normal for the area). Staff very friendly and the locals were very pleasant. Had a few meals and all very very nice, I had others order for me so I took a few chances with what I ate, and enjoyed most of it.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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cynthiamonster wrote a review Jan 2016
Houston, Texas23 contributions7 helpful votes
My family stayed here for 2 nights to get away from Hefei for the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The actual hotel is over 400 years old. The house if one of the most exquisite in all of Hongcun. The patio is delightful. The rooms are small but very well appointed. The beds are firm Chinese beds and there are some worn aspects around the room but completely as to be expected in such a historical inn. All my family, aged 4 to 69 years old, were in love with this place. The owners were extremely welcoming and very helpful in finding food and transportation around the area. Highky recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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mharley86 wrote a review Oct 2015
London, UK6 contributions3 helpful votes
We were very disappointed with this hotel, having read positive reviews of it. The hotel itself was very difficult to reach and find; we were coming from Huangshan mountain and were told that there were no buses. We had read on Tripadvisor and in the Lonely Planet that the hotel’s owner, Iris, spoke good English and could assist with arranging travel. However, we rang the hotel several times for advice on how to reach it and no one spoke English, nor did anyone know of Iris. We finally reached the hotel late in the day and the receptionist then insisted that we pay for our room in full on arrival, and then announced that (1) the hotel could only accept a Chinese credit or debit card, so foreigners could only pay with cash; and (2) that the town did not have an ATM which would accept a foreign credit or debit card (which we subsequently tested and found that she was right). Our booking confirmation with C Trip did not indicate that the hotel could only accept cash from foreign guests. This left us in a bind: we could afford to pay in cash, but then would not have enough money to do any of the activities we had planned to do for the two days we were in Hongcun. The room itself was inadequate. The bathroom, despite being quite large, only had one working light (above the sink). The other 5 lights did not work. This meant we had to shower in the dark. The bathroom also did not have any soap. There were no electricity outlets in the bedroom. In the morning, we were unapologetically told that the hotel was not serving breakfast because of a Chinese public holiday. Again, the room rate specifically included the cost of breakfast. We also tried to get help to book onward travel (with the aid of a translation app), but could not find any staff who were able to help. In short, the service was terrible, the hotel was very over-priced and the experience ruined our 2 days in the area, as we could not afford to visit any of the surrounding villages or sights (or even afford to leave the village as we could not afford to pay the Y104 entrance fee again). We also spoke to two Chinese guests, who said they had had similar bad experiences at the hotel. It seems that the hotel has changed owners and the new management is self-evidently much worse. The only redeeming virtue of the hotel is the building and the garden, both of which are lovely. This was the worst hotel we stayed in during our trip in China; avoid it.
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Date of stay: October 2015
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beatnic wrote a review Apr 2015
boulogne-Billancourt, France23 contributions22 helpful votes
Probably one of the most beautiful place we've seen in China. But the room was not worth the price : hot water (for bathroom) was only available on demand, toilet seat was broken, bathroom was separated from bedroom by a single curtain, repairs were extremely cheap, etc.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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FamNomade wrote a review Nov 2014
Santiago, Chile398 contributions42 helpful votes
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This is a very simple, although charming chinese house, completely renovated with an exquisite taste, to host only a small number of guests. Don't imagine anything grand, but do think charming, delightful taste, old style in a modern version, classical but renewed. Iris is the person that manages all, coming from a Taiwan but having established in this historic village years ago: they bought and completely renovated the old castle, making it a lovely place to stay in. Very convenient location, just a few minutes from the Moon Pond, but in a very quiet location. Lady that helped Iris does not speak english, but is really sweet and helpful. There are different rooms with quite different prices, we stayed on two of the least expenses ones, which were perfect, but we were shown the most expensive rooms and they were exquisite!!! stay there if budget allows.
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Date of stay: October 2014
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Room Tip: All rooms are nice, it is more an option of prices. More expensive rooms were more spacious and...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yipin Genglou Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Yipin Genglou Inn?
Nearby attractions include Hongcun Ancient Village (0.2 km), Zilusi Reservations (0.2 km), and Lucun Village (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Yipin Genglou Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Yipin Genglou Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Yipin Genglou Inn?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
Does Yipin Genglou Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Yipin Genglou Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Yipin Genglou Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Yipin Genglou Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yipin Genglou Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Yipin Genglou Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hongcun Ancient Village (0.2 km), Lucun Village (1.2 km), and South Lake College (0.1 km).
Is Yipin Genglou Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.