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Reviewed May 18, 2015

We arrived very late and left early the next morning so didn't spend a great deal of time here. Comfortable enough with clean bed linen but really dirty carpet and sofa covering.
Breakfast was adequate. Location was by the Li River - good for an early morning stroll to see the locals dancing, exercising, fishing etc.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Markate
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Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Universal Hotel in Guilin for 2 nights on a recent trip to China and would recommend this hotel if you're looking for somewhere convenient and central to stay in Guilin. The hotel is right near the Li River and has great views of the river and mountains from the dining room and some rooms. The room itself was a bit tired and dated, but comfortable and clean. They have in-room wifi and the included breakfast was ok - nothing spectacular but better than some we had in China. Overall the hotel is a solid 3 star experience and as long as you bear that in mind, it's fine.

Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank ShaneAndRobbie
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Reviewed April 28, 2015

Our room was fine with a comfy bed and modern bathroom. Reception was efficient and they accepted my credit card! (I later found this to be rare in China.)
Found enough to eat on the East/West breakfast buffet the next morning. Lovely view from restaurant window, overlooking Li River. For dinner, we tried the rice noodle shop next door, on the corner. Good, cheap, local specialty with sliced pork, noodles and good broth.
Only stayed one night but everything was fine. Conveniently located. Easy to get a taxi to the dock for the Li River cruise, which is why we were there.

Room Tip: Our room did not face the river. Ask for this when booking. Instead, we faced a local apt bldg which gave us a glimpse of "real life" in Guilin, which was interesting to us.
  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank nancytom2014
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Reviewed February 5, 2015

not impressed. the carpets in the bedroom were dirty. Reception staff were a bit off. when we went to breakfast we were separated from the Chinese diners and were only offered a cold buffet breakfast. We found our way round to the Chinese side and helped ourselves to their food. then we were sent a non English speaking waitress to try and sort out what we wanted. Luckily we only stayed one night

  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank dizzy57284
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Reviewed February 4, 2015

We stayed here one night with friends and family and considering we hadn't booked in advance we all had rooms, on an upper floor with stunning views. The rooms are large, simple and comfortable with great views over the Li River (in the morning it's fantastic to see the city come alive with all the traffic passing over the bridge just by your window). It is centrally located, just a short walk to the beautiful two Pagodas, the bustling night market and the very busy main restaurant/bar area.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank Martina R
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