"Good base for a stay"
I liked the place -- nice location beside a canal in the Old Town -- the owner Nick speaks good English, he really cares about the hotel, and is always trying to improve things. It's a lovely setting, and while not luxurious, is perfectly comfortable. I arrived late, and had no hope of finding the hotel; after some cajoling, Nick came to the south gate […] and gave me a ride on his motor bike. No breakfast facilities, but I found a great local place just across the bridge... Overall, it works very well, it's part of the old town but away from the karaoke madness of Lijiang! Quiet at night, some lovely tables in the sun during the day... good value overall. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Lijiang Sina Hotel Thank you very much for your complementary .As a Hotelier, to provide a good service is part of our duty.
The most helpful and friendly staff we've met on our trip to China. Helped us with everything we needed, including our travel plans and many other errands.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and fantastic service"
Ideal location. On the edge of Old Town, away from the hustle and bustle yet within walking distance to everywhere. Small and cozy with nice grounds. A gazebo overlooking a river which runs along one side of the hotel is stocked with Chinese tea-making facilities for guests. We enjoyed having a cup of tea when we return from our day's activities. Service […] is superlative. Nick, the Manager, picked us up from the airport. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and some English and although we didn't understand each other totally, his warmth and enthusiasm more than made up for any lack. We were allowed to choose our own room as the hotel was not full. After a welcome pu-erh tea, Nick arranged for us to visit the various attractions for next 2 days, together with some other guests, in order to save on transport costs. We stayed here for 3 nights and moved over to another hotel in Shuhe. As driver was not available, Nick drove us there and refused to charge us any fare. He even arranged for our airport transfer 2 days later. The driver Mr Yang, was careful and caring and would drive us to as many places to visit as time permits. On our way to the airport, he took us on a longer and scenic route in order that we can see more of Lijiang. Mr CJ, the GM not only had tea with us but walked us to places we had enquired about. Staying at Sina Hotel was indeed an exceptional experience where the staff treat each guest like friends. We would definitely stay here again should we return. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Enjoyed my stay ,Hotel manager Nick is helpful,knowledgeable ,courteous ,friendly.Provided us with a personal driver for touring around Lijiang. As for hotel room,it's spacious but abit rundown,toilet is big but had drainage problem.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My 5 friends & I stayed for 5 nights , Manager Nick is very friendly,knowledgeable,helpful. Moment we arrived ,helped us arranged personal driver Yang to bring us to tour around Lijiang.Had a wonderful trip in Lijiang,managed to see alot of places,compared to my previous trip which I book thru tour agency.Hotel is okay ,walkable to tourist shopping […] street,around hotel have some Chinese eateries.Hotel room is abit worn off but big. Bring warm clothes,as weather changes very fast. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great location, highly recommend"
Nick, the manager, is friendly and a great host. He immediately upgraded us to the deluxe suite. Not on the stream, but quiet and very large. king bed was comfy but construction starts next door at 8am. Perfect distant from the bustle of downtown. Plenty of restaurants nearby. A good place to escape the crowds and still be within the Old Town walls […] . Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice garden"
Mr Nick speaks english and organise trips for you if you like!Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is located next to a peaceful stream which has walkways alongside, just a few minutes to the main cobbled tourist streetsGenuine Expedia guest review
Owner Nick and his driver careful Yang were great. Nick is a great help. The hotel just needs a little extra effort (our beds were a bit uncomfy, shower was not working well and the wifi was a bit crummy). I am sure Nick wil get there when the hotel is a bit longer in his ownership. (Impossible to change and improve everything instantly).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location and Staff"
I stayed at this hotel for only 2 nights but it was an amazing stay. I have been traveling in China for a while now and it was really nice to talk to someone who spoke great English. Nick was very friendly and helpful. He was able to arrange a side trip to Tiger Leaping Gorge for me with three other people so it saved me a lot of money. He has a lot […] of good ideas if your looking for things to do and can plan anything for you. the rest of the Staff was also great even if their english wasn't the greatest they did try to help the best they could. The hotel itself was amazing. It was not too expensive but its perfectly located in the old town. Its about a ten minute walk to where all the bars are but just far enough that you can get a quiet restful sleep. The room was big and the washroom was even bigger. Lots of room and very clean. It feels as though you are at a cottage. Overall it was a great experience, I just wish I could have stayed a bit longer. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient location in old town"
Staff excellent - Nick very helpful but a businessman. Older gentleman (Charlie ???) was extremely friendly and helpful. Both spoke English. Women very friendly but little English. Hotel nice, rooms and beds comfortable. In what should be a quiet part of the old town of Lijiang. Would say do not go there during a Chinese holiday. Lijiang very crowded […] and other guests in hotel from China have no worries coming back to their rooms at 11pm or 1am or even 2am and yelling to each other up stairs or to their friends several rooms away. Hotel itself would recommend. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very friendly and helpful staffs. Good location."
Our stay at Sina Hotel was a pleasant one. Nick has extensive local knowledge and so is the driver. It would be great to phone Nick to find out more about the airport transfer before arriving Kunming.Genuine Expedia guest review
"An oasis away from the madding crowds"
Really enjoyed my stay. Host, Nick very helpful with flights etc. Will come back for sure. Expedia needs to get better with it's maps. Very easy to find when you know howGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great scenery with natural environment yet with a"
I was in Lijiang last December with my family while walking along the stream, we found this hotel Sina right in front of this wide stream which we never found in old city (6 meter to 8 meter which normally only 1 meter to 2 meter). This time, this trip we stay in a room overlooking the stream so we can listen to the sound of water flow. We was so amaze […] by the room’s toilet, as it is as big as a room compare with other hotels in Lijiang, it is clean and beautiful. The garden is very big with two fountain and 2 fish pond. Furthermore, the connection of WI-FI is strong and is accessible within the hotel compound. The room charges is really value for money. Thank you Sina Hotel, your staffs are very helpful and friendly, we will come back soon. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
nice and clean environment, friendly staff. comfortable room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, great management and great driver"
We had a great time in Lijiang, in large part due to the great location of the hotel, and also Nick, who is the hotel manager at Sina Hotel, as well as the hotel's dedicated driver. Sina is one of the largest hotels in the ancient city, and is conveniently located just off of QiYi street which leads into the main square of the city. It is also a short […] walk from the South Gate and the new city. Nick was a very gracious host. He often enjoyed having chinese tea with guests, and also organized a bbq dinner for us while we were there. He had great recommendations on what to do around Lijiang (he helped arrange all of our day trips), as well as the best restaurants in the area. The hotel's dedicated driver was great - he took us everywhere we wanted to go and was always on time. If you're going to Lijiang, we highly recommend staying at this hotel! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
麗江古城内の比較的人の多すぎない地区の川沿いにあるこのホテル。川を眺めることの部屋も多くあり、ゆったりと素敵な時間をすごせます。私はツアー等申し込まずに行きましたが、現地での多くの怪しいツアー勧誘がある中、ホテルの社長（老板）が親身に相談に乗ってくれ、その都度妥当なツアーを組んでくれますので、行きたい日に行きたい場所へ自由気ままに行くことができました。当初2泊の予定でしたが、居心地のよさから、つい2泊延泊してしまいました。また行きたいホテルです。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"꽤 만족스러운 서비스"
무엇보다 리장고성내 어디든 도보로 이동할 수 있는 위치가 매력적인 곳이다 서비스중 가장 좋았던 점은 고성내 차량통행이 제한적이어서 짐을들고 이동해야하는 불편이 있을 수 있으나 프런터 또는 전화로 신청만하면 공항픽업을 택시보다 저렴하게 이용하였던 점이다Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"wonderful days in Lijiang"
We had a wonderful stay over the Christmas days in the Sina Hotel, located next to a river in a quiet area of the old town of Lijiang. Nick, the owner of the hotel, made us feel welcome and at home, like visiting a friend's place. He took us to dinner and tea, gave us many tips for visiting the local sights (easily reachable by foot), and helped bargaining […] for good prices in the local shops. Together with a great driver, he organized trips for us and the other guests to see the sights in the area by sharing a car, and its costs. Compared to other hotels on our round trip through China, the stay at Sina Hotel was s.th. really special for us. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel très agréable et bien situé (dans une rue calme de la vieille ville).Genuine Expedia guest review
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"Ideal location and excellent service"
03/07/14 Travelbug7522 Singapore, Singapore
Ideal location. On the edge of Old Town, away from the hustle and bustle yet within walking distance to everywhere. Small and cozy with nice grounds. A gazebo overlooking a river which runs along one side of the hotel is stocked with Chinese tea-making facilities for guests. We enjoyed having a cup of tea when we return from our day's activities. Service is superlative. Nick, the Manager, picked us up from the airport. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and some English and although we didn't understand each other totally, his warmth and enthusiasm more than made up for any lack. We were allowed to choose our own room as the hotel was not full. After a welcome pu-erh tea, Nick arranged for us to visit the various attractions for next 2 days, together with some other guests, in order to save on transport costs. We stayed here for 3 nights and moved over to another hotel in Shuhe. As driver was not available, Nick drove us there and refused to charge us any fare. He even arranged for our airport transfer 2 days later. The driver Mr Yang, was careful and caring and would drive us to as many places to visit as time permits. On our way to the airport, he took us on a longer and scenic route in order that we can see more of Lijiang. Mr CJ, the GM not only had tea with us but walked us to places we had enquired about. Staying at Sina Hotel was indeed an exceptional experience where the staff treat each guest like friends. We would definitely stay here again should we return.
03/06/14 Silke101065 Singapore, Singapore
This hotel is absolutely adorable. Not only does it boast a brilliant location, its architecture is marvellous, the rooms (don't go for the cheapest ones but rather book the ones upstairs!) are beautifully furnished and very individual - a nice treat from all those standardized rooms you find all over now. The staff is very friendly and helpful, not everybody speaks English but Nick, the owner, makes up for this. He is cheerful and knowledgeable and I regretted not having booked a longer stay as he also arranges sightseeing trips for his guests. When the driver didn't show up who was supposed to bring me to the airport, Nick even took me there himself! Do go and stay there!
01/06/14 James T
Excellent, excellent hotel. The hotel is beautiful. Staff hospitality and security was excellent. The room was top notch. Feels like just at home. Stayed here for four nights and the experience was wonderful. The owner Nick was so helpful that he kindly brought me to buy winter clothes as the one brought was too thin. I have never experience such hospitality even in other 5 stars hotel around the world. Since I was alone he even brought me and show me around old town and giving very good advise on avoiding tourist traps around town. Another best thing about this hotel is they have their own driver that provides tour around Lijiang and it's much more cheaper than going to tour operator around town. I love this hotel so much and I am bringing my family and friends to stay here. Thanks for everything Sina Hotel.
"A gem waiting for your visit!!!"
10/07/13 Jeffrey F San Francisco, California
The Sina Hotel is a great place to stay! We stayed for five days recently from 9/26 to 10/1 and everything is as good as we expected or better. Starting with pick up from airport which was done by the manager himself! The hotel staff is also very attentive and quick to explain necessary information on how to get around the city as well as what to watch out for. On top of that, the facility is well kept, clean, and spacious, not to mention the beautiful garden and pool they maintain for our enjoyment. In short, this hotel is THE PLACE TO STAY if you visit Lijiang!
"Great Place to Stay"
08/28/13 AZgolfer1127 Tucson, Arizona
The Sina Hotel was a great place to stay for a single traveler. The staff picked me up where the taxi left me off so I wasn't wandering around the alleys trying to find the hotel. The hotel was nice and clean with a peaceful outside area to sit in. It is a bit of a walk to the main square of Old Town but walking through Old Town is part of the experience. I got totally lost the first night that I was in Lijiang and stopped off at another hotel to get directions. Nick, the owner of Sina, picked me up on a motor scooter so I didn't have to walk in the dark. He was a great help during my entire stay.
"Great location, warm hospitality, terrific value"
07/03/13 Promboon Hong Kong, China
We just came back from a 4-night stay at Sina Hotel in late June. Here are pros and cons: Pros: 1. Great location just at the border of old town. We are not in the busy old town and away from loud speakers and yet you can simply walk across hotel back door across the stream and you are there! We stay in a Family Tatami room and the room size is just right for a family of 4 (with 2 mid-size kids). The room is next to the stream and it was nice to be able to hear the sound of the lazy creek. 2. Helpful staff: Nick (the hotel manager) made us feel at home and can arrange all the sightseeing and transportation. He speaks good English and very accessible via his mobile phone. We arrived late at night around 10:30PM but Nick was there to greet us. Our younger son was hungry so Nick quickly arranged a very nice meatball soup for all of us to welcome us. Now that is hospitality! Nick-recommended driver (Mr. Yang) is also great. He hired Mr. Yang for 2 days to tour around. He is a proud Naxi and take a pride of showing off his homeland to visitors. He took us to a few places off schedule like the US old airfield which affords one of the best views of our trip! 3. The price is very competitive and we saved more than 50% from what we would have paid to Crown Plaza. Cons: 1. There is actually NONE :) But just a few suggestions: The carpet is getting old and the bathroom arrangement is kinda funny as there is no partition between toilet bowl and shower so the toilet seat could be wet at times. Overall, we feel very comfortable at the hotel and would recommend this hotel to our friends. Bravo to Nick and Mr. Yang!
"A Friendly Stay"
06/19/13 AnnKong Shah Alam, Malaysia
I booked this hotel last minute. Called the hotel Manager Mr Nick who can speak English. This hotel was in Lijiang Old Town and yet not too crowded. The Manager Mr Nick pick us up from the entrance of Old Town. There are many hotels in this place and finding your hotel can be a problem. Mr Nick was kind enough to pick us up. The room was comfortable and clean and the bathroom was spacious. Mr Nick arrange the hotel driver for a day trip for us and he even instruct his driver to get a good rate for the horse riding around the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. He was very helpful and treat us like a friend. A short walk from hotel will lead to many foods and shops.
01/01/13 Katie2608 Shanghai, China
We were there over Christmas and the owner Nick happened to be there - he was amazing. When the taxi driver dumped up in the middle of nowhere he came to get up. He let us pick our room as it was quiet and set us up with another english speaking family to go on a trip and got us together for Christmas drinks. The wine in the rooms was a lovely touch and was really nice - the Chilian recommended. Washing was super cheap and quick, the room lovely and Nick was brilliant.
"Service and location"
12/31/12 Anan U Bangkok, Thailand
Anan, Joyce and YangYi, We have been staying in Sina hotel for 4 days, the hotel manager , Mr. Nick is a highly service mind individual with his great hospitality for all good advice and sincere recommendation urging our stay. My wife and my daughter felt as this was our second home far away. This hotel is in a superb location for anyone who want to stay in the old ton of Lijiang where we can actually being pickup by hotel driver straight to the hotel premise, this is a great service from hotel. We did really enjoy walking from the hotel straight to the scenic spot of the old town everyday. This hotel provides well maintenance of its properties second to none. We love a spacious room and beautiful garden. Though there is no restaurant or breakfast served, it is very convenient to find and you can walk around for food of your choice nearby with so many to choose. I would not hesitate to recommend anyone whom would like to come to Lijiang for a short stay, this hotel is really a home far away where we shall come back soon!
09/02/12 Jimmy W China Beijing
A fantastic & excellent hotel with great hospitality, and by itself, indeed an attraction too. The hotel do not have many rooms, separated into respective blocks offering spacious & lovely gardens for children to play. Always treated to a nice hot-pot of Pu-er tea by the manager when lazing around the hotel. Explore the old town and within walking distance to every part of the attraction with ease. Professionally managed by a couple able to communicate fluently in English and awesomely hospitable!
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