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“Best views after an exhaustive hike”
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Halfway Guesthouse
Ranked #77 of 275 Shangri-La County B&B and Inns
Reviewed 31 August 2011

Halfway is a good place to stay if you're doing the Tiger Leaping Gorge. It has plenty of rooms, but still feels cosy. Our room had terrific views of the mountain and their "inspirational terrace" is the best place to drink that well-deserved ice cold Dali beer. Also nice to share stories with fellow hikers. The showers are good and the view from the toilet might be the best in the gorge. Recommended. From here it's a 1.5 to 2 hour hike to Tina's, from where you can catch a bus to Lijiang or Shangri-La, and while you're waiting take the spectacular hike down to the river (tiger leaping stone). Access just across the bridge from Tina's.

Room Tip: The private without bathroom has spectacular views and is much cheaper than ensuite (60 vs 150 yuan...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

Stunning views, lovely terrace/bar/restaurant overlooking the gorge!

Clean room with great view. Fab place to unwind after a long day trekking!

Only negative was the food, which was pretty average.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

I assume things here changed quite a bit compared to the previous reviews below. We stayed here the first night of our trek through the tiger leaping gorge and loved it. The views from the terrace are overwhelming and alone are reason enough to stay here. No other guesthouse offers these kind of views. The private rooms with bathroom are great: decent bathrooms, nice beds, clean. And it is cheap to stay here. We stayed in three guesthouses in the gorge, and this one is by far the best.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Schaapblater
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Reviewed 25 November 2009

Halfway Guesthouse is conveniently located exactly 6 to 8 hours of trekking from Qiaoto and take complete advantage of that. The staff is rude and unhelpful, they do not provide any advice nor information.

The views don't really matter as you can get the same in any other guesthouse in Tiger Leaping Gorge.

The shared bathrooms are located outside and therefore in colder months you are forced to take a private twin room with ensuite bathroom which is severly overpriced compared to other guesthouses in the area.

There is no heating in the rooms, nor electric blankets and the windows have no glass in some parts so the wind gets through your room the wohle night causing noise and your bones to freeze.

There is food available for breakfast and dinner. Unfortunately it always arrives cold. The eating area is not isolated either therefore you get very very cold in the morning and evenings.

If you trek slowly, please stay in the guesthouse before (Tea-horse Guesthouse.- beautiful) which is approximately 1.5 hours trek before.

If you walk faster - get to Tina's Guesthouse which is approximately 1.5hr of treeking after.

Just don't stay in Halfway as it will spoil your trip.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 February 2009

Stayed here for 1 night whilst walking Tiger Leaping gorge

+ Nice room
+ ok food
+ Helpful staff
+ Beautiful views

worth stopping at for food or a beer if not to stay for the views

3/5

Stayed: May 2008
Thank tf_81
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Additional Information about Halfway Guesthouse

Address: Bendi Wan Village, Yongsheng, Shangri-La County, China
Region: China > Yunnan > Shangri-La County
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Ranked #77 of 275 B&Bs / Inns in Shangri-La County
Number of rooms: 40
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Halfway Guesthouse Shangri-La County, China - Yunnan

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