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“Almost perfect”
Review of West Lily Hotel

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West Lily Hotel
Ranked #136 of 450 Yangshuo County B&B and Inns
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We stayed in a triple room for 5 nights in West Lily Hotel. We would highly recommend it to other travellers.

There's not much to complain about regarding the West Lily Hotel. It's cheap, the rooms are good, the staff is friendly and helpful, the location is good, their tours are reliable and well executed.

There's no elevator and with ground floor plus 4 more, there are many stairs to walk. The noise from the street can be disturbing for light sleepers. We stayed on the top floor but it didn't seem to help much. They also have no kitchen, but there are plenty of food options on the same street. The ground floor lounge wasn't too big, but we didn't feel a need to hang out there anyway.

Room Tip: Choose lower level floors if you don't want to walk the stairs.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Fredrik B
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Went there in late November 2011.
Stayed there for 3night. Wasn't exactly a hotel to me.. The place itself looks old and do not have much facilities but it was good enough. It was less than 10sgd per night if i remember correctly. Basic necessities are all provided.
I chose this place because of the review over here. it is located near the bus station and all the markets and entertainment areas.
What i like the most is the services provided there. The staffs are very friendly and will cater to you every needs. they even provided us a room and extra towels to bath after we checked out.
Do get tour packages from them. Is true you probably can find even cheaper deals out there, but why trouble yourselves when you can probably get everything done with a few more dollars. One recommendation is the water moon cave. you have to crawl in the cave to reach your destination - a mud bath... was pretty cool.

Do take note, there isn't any lift in the hotel. jus flight of stairs to climb. so take into consideration if you have elderly or kids with you.

Room Tip: Top Floor since less people will be walking around there but this means you have to climb up and dow...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank WeiQiangSee
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Reviewed 24 January 2013 via mobile

we stayed here for four nights before our train journey from guilin... we paid 70 yuen for a double room with private bathroom which was ok.

we was on the fourth floor with poor wifi connection, also i agree with the last comment about no lift. for anyone with difficulties climbing stairs this place is not advisable.

The owners were friendly with little english but other then that we felt that we have had better service in previous hostels let alone hotels.

for someone who wants a cheap no frills room for a night or two then this hotel would be ok.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank RCReview88
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Reviewed 9 December 2012

Stayed at room #401 for 6 nights from Oct 29 for 70 rmb/night. Booked through HostelBookers though really it was not necessary since it is the off season. This hotel is really a great deal when you compare this to a room in a popular hostel for 110/night. However it is located in a lane full of local hotels(budget) and not in the touristy river area. Having said this, the swanky New Century Hotel which is popular with foreign tour groups is just located facing the carpark.

What I liked about the place:
1. Room cleaned everyday, the cleaners do a good job.
2. strong in room wifi (a terminal is available in lobby)
3. Hot water and kettle for making your own drinks
4. Only 5 mins from bus station behind the swanky New Century hotel , 10 mins easy walk from river with plenty of restaurants, supermarkets very convenient
5. Bike rental from 10 rmb onwards
6. Not pushy with selling tours
7. Most luxurious toilet paper
8. either Stephen or Lily is always available to answer your questions

What I did not like (at this price, I am really nitpicking)
1. No elevator
2. you have to wake up staff if you want to leave the hotel before 7 am
3. Insufficient tourist information, you have to know what to ask for. However there is a tourist office located in the carpark where you can get good(free) maps
4. This is an interesting street, if you turn right leaving the hotel. However it should not bother you if you are not looking out for this.
5. It is not a hostel where you socialise in the reception area

Tips for Yangshuo:
1. You can get a Li river raft to Fuli for 100 rmb
2. Check out the popular claypot restaurant from 10 rmb (basic) to 16 rmb(choose 2 meat and 2 vegetables)
Top this with a fried egg(2 rmb) Delicious !
3. Outdoor clothing shopping on West St, check out the shop with no signboard opp the McDonalds and Goretex shoes (at Keen Shoes) Bargain hard, the male proprietors are reasonable
and prices are better than Beijing silk market and Shanghai.
4. Day trip to XingPing, take a bus ride for 7 rmb
5. Bicycle ride to Yulong River and Moon Hill

Room Tip: Choose a quiet room at the back, through the large window you can view the karsts which look great...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Thank hunter558
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

So at 70 yuan this budget hotel represents good value.
The double room we had for 6 nights was small but had tv and aircon .
We arrived by bus so was very easy to find the hotel from the bus station , just a 5 min walk, with West Street and all its bars and restaurants just a 10 minute walk away.

However............................we had to ask to have the room cleaned after 3 days and after 5 had to demand that they change the bedding!
On our last night we had to be up the next morning early (7 am) for a flight from Guilin so asked if it was possible for a wake up call, we were told by the "helpful" owner perhaps we should use a mobile phone with an alarm as the staff would probably be asleep!? Hence a bad nights sleep before a long day travelling across half of China.
We also used the laundry service after 2 days which wasnt worth paying for.

I was dissapointed after reading all the good reviews on TA but actually feel that because we like to do things independantly and not go on "tours" which the hotel tried to sell us, they more or less werent bothered , even though we booked in for 6 nights.

Looking around Yangshuo there is loads of accommodation easily available for the same price so would probably look elsewhere next time.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: No.49 Billian Lane, Yangshuo County 541900, China
Region: China > Guangxi > Yangshuo County
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Ranked #136 of 450 B&Bs / Inns in Yangshuo County
Price Range: €8 - €13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17

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