Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin
What We Love
- Floor-to-ceiling windows with gorgeous views of the Li River
- Spacious, art-filled guestrooms
- Free WiFi
- Book a Horizon River View Room and receive breakfast daily
- Spa menu with traditional Chinese chi massages
What To Know
- Guilin is a remote and less cosmopolitan city than Shanghai or Beijing — so don’t expect the nightlife or food options you’d have elsewhere
- Approximately 35 minutes from the Guilin airport
- Some rooms allow smoking
- There's an onsite games rooms (including Xbox, Archery and Kids Room) which costs $22 per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin, you’ll be centrally located in Guilin, convenient to Seven-Star Park and Shan Hu. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Guilin University of Electronic Technology and Elephant Trunk Hill.
Make yourself at home in one of the 449 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and an arcade/game room.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. Extended parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
The SL is famed for service, quality and excellent restaurants and it lives up to this reputation in Guilin. Located overlooking the river with stunning views of the karst hills this hotel has great charm but extensive buildings works on the left hand side do now impede some views.
The service is exceptional and we enjoyed eating in all the restaurants though the U Bar needs to work on its service. This was an excellent hotel and great value for money.
Guilin is located in a beautiful landscape near the Li river and surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. The Shangri-La Hotel is modern, very spacious and welcoming and our Deluxe Rooms enjoyed delightful views towards the river and distant mountains.
Please note that there is some construction work nearby although we did not find it intrusive.
We stayed in different rooms on two separate nights because we returned to Guilin after a short stay in Yangshuo. Decorated in light neutral colours with a traditional Chinese painted scene on the bed head wall the rooms are comfortable, calm and relaxing. Good space, large comfortable bed, desk/chair, TV, mini bar, coffee/tea items, complimentary water, safe and secure main door. Good storage space and bathroom with single vanity unit, WC, bath and shower cubicle but not a rain shower. Entire room was clean and well maintained.
Enjoyed breakfast and an evening buffet in the large Shang Palace restaurant in a nice setting with very good Western and Asian food choices. One fault was the inadequacy of the only coffee machine which along with some meal offerings was not replenished very efficiently. The large thick coffee mugs were also unattractive.
On several nights a week a bamboo dance is performed in the main lobby and a Guangxi Cuengh show presented in the outside arena. Sadly our very short stays determined that we were only able to experience the essentials so missed out on the Pools, Health Club and Gym. The public areas are light, bright, spacious and nicely furnished.
We found the staff to be courteous, helpful and efficient and our time here was spent in considerable comfort. Would certainly return in the future.
As always, a stay at the shangri-la never disappoints ! The service is always top notch and the horizon club team brings the luxury to your stay! Extra caring and helpful! Huge thanks to the horizon club team! They always bring the hotel standard to the next level.
The health club offers a great choices of workout and even have a room for yoga, boxing and other stretching activity.
The location is great, around 10 mins drive by DiDi from the sun and moon tower.
The only think to improve would be the email response time. I have sent a few email prior my arrival asking for information but wasn’t able to receive an answer.
Other than that, the hotel is a great choice when staying in Guilin, if not the best in Guilin.