1.Club Med, Guilin (5-star)
Club Med resorts are known internationally for their excellent locations and accommodations. They have just recently opened a resort in Guilin, and the site has been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The hotel itself is shaped like a pyramid with spacious and festively decorated rooms. What most people pay for when they are here, though, are the sports and wellness facilities, and the grand view of the rice fields. The Atelier (main restaurant) serves a variety of cuisines and even has a special line up of healthy and delicious baby food for families traveling with small children. The Guilin resort offers a variety of packages for different types of groups, and it’s easy to book online.
Address: Yuzi Paradise, Dabu Town, Yashan District, Guilin
Tel: 86-773-225-5000 / 886-773-225-5222
2. Shangri-la Hotel, Guilin (5-star)
The Shangri-la Hotel offers an unprecedented view of the Li River thanks to its location. It’s a 35-minute-drive from the Guilin Lianjiang International Airport, and a 10-minute drive to both the city center and Deicai Hill. The hotel is designed to look like an ancient Chinese Temple, and the service is warm. Guests can enjoy spacious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of either the Li River or the hotel’s lush gardens. There are outdoor tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, and a health club. WIFI is available only in public places.
Address: 111 Huan Cheng Bei Er Lu, Guilin, Guangxi, 541004, China
3. Guilinyi Royal Palace (4-star)
Located at the Central Park of Guilin, this hotel lets guests enjoy an unrivaled view of the city’s biggest botanical garden. Only a 30-minute-drive from the Guilin Lianjiang International Airport, it is also close to TOO Commercial Plaza and the 101 pleasure ground. Most guests stay in Guilinyi Royal Palace because they’re attracted by the marriage of Tang Dynasty architecture with today’s modern conveniences.
Address: No. 117 West Ring Road, Guilin China 541002
4.Li Jiang Waterfall Hotel (5-star)
This is a great hotel for guests who want modern amenities but would also like to be surrounded by nature. Only 25 km from the airport, this hotel which seems very rigid and straightforward from the outside, is fronted by glittering Shanhu Lake. To its east flows the Li Jiang River, and its south side faces the Elephant Trunk Hill. The Deicai Hill also offers guests accommodating its south-facing rooms a great view. The facilities of its somewhat Spartan rooms are standard to most five-star hotels, but what impresses guests the most are the hotel’s unrivaled Guilin views.
Address: No. 1 North Shanhu Road Guilin China 541001
Tel: 86-773-2822881 / 86-773-2823050
5.Sheraton Guilin Hotel (5-star)
This hotel has been in Guilin since 1988, but it was recently refurbished to keep up with its five-star standards. It sits along the western bank of the Li River and is one of the best hotels to stay in if you would like to invest in a good view. It is also close to tourist spots like the Elephant Trunk Hill, the Center Square, and the “Two Tower” Lake. It’s a fairly relaxing hotel with a charming coffee shop, a bar, and four in-house restaurants to satiate your cravings for Guilin, Cantonese, Sichuan and western cuisines. It has a beauty salon, conference halls, a business center, and swimming and massage pools.
Address: 15 Bin Jiang Nan Road, Guilin, China
6.Guilin Bravo Hotel(4-star)
This 4-star hotel gives you value for your money thanks to its location. It sits at the center of the city and is only 1.5 km away from the railway. This gives you easy access to Guilin’s primary attractions. Its suites and guests rooms also come with air conditioning, heating, broadband Internet connection, and a TV with a free movie channel. It has two in-house restaurants and a bar serving local drinks and dishes, a gym, a hair salon, a health spa, and a business center. This hotel is also accessible to the handicapped.
Address: 14 South Ronghu Road,Guilin, China,541001
7. Jing Guan Ming Lou Holiday Hotel
Located at the southern bank of the Ronghu Lake, this hotel is very close to the Xiangshan Park, the West Side Food Street and the city’s business center. Also called a museum hotel, it has a collection chamber which holds some of Guilin’s most precious historical remnants. The hotel is also lauded for its viewing deck which is the best vantage of the two rivers and the four lakes. The setting is intimate, and there are only 21 guest rooms, all facing the lake.
Address: No. 9 South Ronghu Road, Guilin China, 541001
8. Guilin Park Hotel (4-star)
This hotel is located between the Lake Guihu and the Mount Laoren at the heart of Guilin. The hotel’s prime location allows guests to enjoy some of the best views of the Diecai Hill, the Fubo Hill and the Duxiu peak. The interiors embody sophistication with modern amenities blending with just a tinge of Chinese culture. There are function rooms for banquets, venues for meetings, and in-house restaurants offering Class A local and western dishes.
Address: No. 1 Luosi Hill, Guilin, China
Designed mainly as a business hotel, the Sapphire Hotel sits right at the heart of Xicheng Pedestrian Street. This doesn’t mean that the hotel is all about business though. It still offers a great view of the Taohua River, Elephant Trunk Hill, and the Ronghu Lake. In fact, it’s a short walking distance to these three attractions. If guests would like to dodge the traffic in Guilin, the railroad is only 1.5 km away. There is an in-house Chinese restaurant serving the best of local cuisines, business amenities, a chess room, adequately-sized rooms with broadband Internet, and LED TVs.
Address: 9 Xicheng Street (Xicheng Lu) Southern Guilin, Guangxi China
10.Grand Link Hotel Guilin (4-star)
Grand Link Hotel shares the majestic view of Guilin with a host of other hotels in the area, but it is closest to the Elephant Trunk Hill. It is also very close to the Zizhou Park and Seven Star Park. There are in-house restaurants offering Japanese, Chinese and Western cuisines, and amenities for both business and leisure travelers. Their health and fitness facilities are excellent, and there are function rooms for banquets and other events. Free Internet is available in public places.
Address: No.42 Chuanshan Road, Guilin
11. Eva Inn (3-star)
The layout of this hotel is simple but comfortable. There are uniform room sizes with either two single beds or a king size bed. Accommodation doesn’t usually come with free breakfast, but this can be availed at a minimal price. The hotel has air conditioning and basic room amenities. There is no free Internet connection, though. If there is anything going for this hotel, it’s the location. It’s only a short walk to the town center.
Address: No.66 Binjiang Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin 541001, China
12. Starway Grand 0773 Hotel (3-star)
If you want a no-frills hotel which sits close to every location you want to reach while in Guilin, the Starway Grand 0773 Hotel is a good choice. All you have to do is walk for about two minutes and you can be at the Li Jiang River, the Elephant Trunk Hill, the Peach Blossom River, or any of its department stores. This opened in 2006 but was newly renovated and now sports a postmodern look. There is free Internet connection and TV en suite, and hot water is available 24/7.
Address: No.31 Wenming Road, Guilin 541002, China
13.Tai Lian Hotel (3-star)
If you’re a smoker, you will like staying in this hotel because they permit smoking inside the rooms. However, if you’re not a smoker, you might mind the slight tobacco smell. The rooms are a bit old fashioned but clean, and there is nothing fancy about this hotel. It’s marketed more as a business hotel than a tourist hot spot. It does enjoy a prime location at the center of the city, along the main road. It’s not that far from the airport and is within walking distance from the river and the shopping malls. Guests also say that the hotel turn off the air conditioning during the daytime.
Address: No.12 Middle Zhongshan Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin 541002, China