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Review of Lakeside Inn

Lakeside Inn
Ranked #43 of 320 Restaurants in Guilin
Price range: US$1 - US$2
Cuisines: Fast food
Description: This is a Inn located in the very heart of the Guilin city and it is a part of the Lakeside Inn(look for it from accomodation).We have cold local beer, cocktails, whiskey which can give you a wonderful time after or during travel. We also provide western breakfast, coffee (Latte, Mocha, Cappuccino ect) and Chinese snacks. Being the owner, Jack is an outgoing world traveler. His nephew and assistant, John, is a college teacher in Guilin Tourism University. They speak English and know the city well. You might get some travel information while sitting in the pub. We can help you plan your stay in Guilin on your request, and take you to experience the city like a local. We would also be happy to arrange the excursions to places like Li River Cruise or Bamboo raft to Yangshuo, as well as one day trip of Longshen Rice Terraced Filed. We also could help you to book the train or plane tickets. We try our best to make your visit a unique and memorable experience of the Chinese culture.
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Description: This is a Inn located in the very heart of the Guilin city and it is a part of the Lakeside Inn(look for it from accomodation).We have cold local beer, cocktails, whiskey which can give you a wonderful time after or during travel. We also provide western breakfast, coffee (Latte, Mocha, Cappuccino ect) and Chinese snacks. Being the owner, Jack is an outgoing world traveler. His nephew and assistant, John, is a college teacher in Guilin Tourism University. They speak English and know the city well. You might get some travel information while sitting in the pub. We can help you plan your stay in Guilin on your request, and take you to experience the city like a local. We would also be happy to arrange the excursions to places like Li River Cruise or Bamboo raft to Yangshuo, as well as one day trip of Longshen Rice Terraced Filed. We also could help you to book the train or plane tickets. We try our best to make your visit a unique and memorable experience of the Chinese culture.
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great place for a serve of dumplings and drink of your choice. Owner/bartender does it all in no room at all and you just sit an chat with whoever. Awesome watering hole. In door outdoor too.

Thank johnm53376
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

We rely on Trip Advisor a lot to inform us about what's great when we travel...and this is one of the rare instances that it let us down! Feeling a bit tired of Chinese food, we voted for a Western option and chose the Lakeside Pub because it was close to us and had good reviews. We disagree. The service was poor (brought new dishes to the table without clearing empty plates, brought new drinks without clearing empty bottles). Just generally inattentive, especially considering we were the only people there (that should have been a warning in itself!) We ordered dumplings (seemed like they were pre-bough and microwaved...okay), fries (decent, but hard to mess up fries) and pizza. Having read reviews that the pizza was good, we ordered two. MISTAKE! The Chicken pizza arrived with mushrooms, purple onion, and cut up (chicken?) hotdog. The Hawaiian pizza had a tomoato base, banana, passionfruit and cheese. We were so hungry we ate it, but it was bizarre and...not real pizza. I guess that's what we get for ordering pizza in China. Contrary to other reviews, we did not find this place charming, or with good food offerings. Don't bother, unless you're just getting a beer. And in that case, expect to wait and then have to ask for a bottle opener.

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Thank jambster
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

I have been welcomed very friendly to the Lakeside in of which the reception is in a bar, which is great meeting place to connect with other travellers. I ordered the pizza and it was made fresh and tasted really nice. There is also live music on the background and great ambience. The owner decorated everything last year using input from his international travels.

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1  Thank Marjanne450
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

This is a quaint and friendly place to visit. It is located adjacent to Shanhu Lake and the Lijiang River. They have a great selection of beers and cocktails. They also have excellent pizza, which is not easy to find in Guilin. The staff is super friendly and are English speakers. I also met the owner and he was a very gracious host that truly cares for the comfort of his guests. They also have three guest rooms, however, we did not stay there. Some of the guests that I spoke to who were staying in the guest rooms seemed quite happy with their rooms. I recommend a visit or stay at the Lakeside Inn.

Thank Rick B
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

There are four interconnected lakes. The main lake has twin pagodas and a lovely walkway around the lake with many things to see

Thank WanderlustSeventy
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