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LongJi Terraces Tian ranju Inn
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stayed here in late September when visiting the rice terraces. The rices terraces were amazing at that time of year.

We took a bus to the parking lot below Dazai Village and hiked up to Tiantou. It took us about 2 hours. The directions provided by the inn were very clear and helpful and we made it without any problems.

We only stayed one night and ate both supper and breakfast the next day at the hotel. You have to order your meals a few hours ahead of your planned dining time so the hotel has enough time to prepare your meals.

The meals were ok but not amazing (I'd rate them a 3 out of 5). There was a large group of Chinese tourists staying at the hotel as well so we were stuck on the top floor in the back corner. We booked 2 rooms so that we had enough sleeping space for our family of 4.

The rooms were ok. The beds were great. The private bathroom was small and had a squat toilet. The shower soaked the entire bathroom because it was so small. The wifi was workable but not great.

The floors of the old building are very creaky so moving around at night, even carefully, you make a lot of noise. The view out of the common area windows is amazing. Definitely worth considering a room on that side of the building.

The rooms cost us 328 RMB total for 2 rooms.

The staff were really nice and fairly helpful. They provided us with good directions for getting to the best viewpoints via WeChat.

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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Amazing view directly from the bed, it is worth everything once you arrive here! Very kind staff, our room was cosy with a super huge bed, really enjoyed our stay. I would recommend 2 nights minimum! And don't miss the locally made fresh rice wine (not sure exactly how it is called, the one for 12RMB on the menu)!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Wonderful views... so amazing to wake up and see the sunlit rice terraces from your bed! Familiar atmosphere and situated in a quiet cosy village, you have to walk about 40min from Dazhai but this is a real advantage as Tiantou Village has a much more relaxed feel. Definitely stay here to avoid the crowds in Dazhai and simply enjoy the view and quietness! The owners were very helpful before/during our stay, with good command of English - giving valuable advice on how to get there and the hikes in the area (we preferred the "Music of Paradise" lookout - best view and least crowded). Shower and wi-fi were of much better quality compared to other Chinese places. Tasty dinner and breakfast are offered as well. Overall highly recommended!

Room Tip: Make sure to ask for a room facing the rice terraces - the additional price of ~100 Yuan is absolute...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

My family of four (including kids aged 10 and 8 years old) stayed here for sadly only one night in May 2016. I was very pleasantly surprised with how nice and comfortable our room was for the price, how the receptionist spoke English and was quite helpful (sadly not always the case in China) and how utterly enchanting the area was. I wish we had stayed a week. The walk up to the inn added to the experience and the directions sent by wechat were pretty good. We were impressed by the extensive restaurant menu, too. I highly recommend this inn for anyone looking to do something a little different in China.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

We were a little uncertain about getting to the rice fields from Guilin, but the owner helped organise everything for us to make it a stress free and easy trip to get there. We were organised onto a private shuttle bus service (that was good and inexpensive) and provided with a video on how to find our way from the carpark to the inn - not complicated at all.

We knew what the conditions of the place would be like in terms of the lack of amenities and uphill walk to the inn. The room was indeed basic but it had all that was needed – a comfortable and clean bed (it wasn’t hard), shower and toilet. There is no heating or cooling system nor are there toiletries, but a thin cloth-like towel (will suffice) was provided, but you may wish to bring your own towel.

There is an on-site restaurant. Some of the meals we really enjoyed, others not so much. Some dishes we thought were on the slightly pricey side (by China standards) though it's not going to be much different at other nearby food places in the area.

Overall, in spite of some of the "negatives", it is a comfortable and cosy place to stay. Also, everyone that worked there really made every effort to provide guests with the best possible stay.

Note that all the accommodation places that are in villages that are set amongst the rice terraces will require that you make a trek to get there. There are accommodation places closer to the carpark but you aren't going to get the views though you will likely get more noise. Carry only what you need in a day pack and if possible leave your main luggage in Guilin (if you are returning there) or there is apparently a luggage storage facility at the car park.

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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about LongJi Terraces Tian ranju Inn

Address: Tian tou village,Dazhai village,Longji rice terraces scenic area, Longsheng County 541701, China (Formerly Tian ranju Inn)
Region: China > Guangxi > Longsheng County
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Longsheng County
Price Range: €18 - €30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — LongJi Terraces Tian ranju Inn 1*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tian ranju inn (hotel) is located in the hilltop village of TianTou Zhai (Tian tou village),perched above Dazhai Village (where the Chinese Minorities – Yao’s place of residence )in the most scenic region of Longji. When you arrive Tian tou village ,you can begin to have a panoramic view of the terraces,you can see very beautiful wide view of Rice Terraces from here as well as the Yao people still keep very primitive life style and unique customs.We are stay in the middle of three view point ,is the most covenient place in Dazhai you can access to three view point.Tian ran ju Inn have 16 rooms ,include 4 double room facing rice terraces field;2 big bed room facing rice terraces field;2 triple room facing rice terraces field;8 double room unfacing rice terrraces field.All our room have the independent path room 、24 hours hot shower 、free WI-FI 、TV.So far,Tian ran ju Inn have 2 years old,we supply enlish speaking servic、free WI-FI、 chinese and simple western food、coffee and tea、book exchange and so on.Both Jimmy Qin and Hannah Wuu like to make friends with you,you can stay here just like home.wellcome to Tian ranju Inn and hope everyone has a good trip in china.NOTE:Room facing terraces field is the western toliet;Room unfacing rice terraces field is the chinese toliets;Please prepare your Wash one-time items by youself; ... more   less 
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