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
My husband and 2 daughters stayed here for three nights in early July. Overall it was an okay experience and the hotel is probably one of the best in town. The mini zoo, mini climbing wall, train, lounge singer cooing 70s hits, and costumed lobby/outdoor performances gave it a surreal vibe.
Pros: Spacious and clean rooms, comfortable beds, friendly and helpful staff (except in restaurants where you have to track down folks to get service), quiet at night, great breakfast buffet, 2 pools + decent fitness center (not highly air conditioned so prepare to sweat).
Cons: Deluxe river view room on 4th floor had no river view -- could see the bridge, road, and trees, hotel is under renovation and there is noisy construction during the day next to the hotel, 30+ minute walk/taxi ride to the city center, restaurant service could be much improved, hallways smelled of smoke.
We stayed here as part of a tour. We'd paid for an upgrade to a river view room, but the view was mostly of the adjoining building site, where they seemed to work every day late into the evening and the view of the river was pathetic.
On the plus side, the staff were very nice and the Chinese themed restaurant was very good, where we enjoyed a nice seafood meal. However, we dined in the other restaurant from the A la Carte and we seemed to be almost the last diners although it remained open, here the experience was disappointing. There were workmen drilling in the restaurant which destroyed any ambience and the food was not very good. I tried the lamb curry and it was very fatty and not enjoyable.
It should also be noted that the hotel is a taxi ride away from the centre, so if you want to look at other venues, be prepared to travel.
we tried cooking class and art class. Both classes' teachers(Susan,Megan) are so kind and kids loved to join the class.
Also the train driver(Pato)was also so nice.
I recommend the kids program in Shangril-A Guilin.