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37 Lion HillLijiangYunnan674100China, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.2 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 9 reviews)

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Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.2
  • Service
    4.4
  • Comfort
    3.9
  • Condition
    3.9
  • Neighborhood
    4.7
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful "old' China hotel"
This is a great example of a beautiful traditional Chinese hotel with authentic furnishings. The inner courtyard sets the tone with it's pond and well groomed landscaping. It has a very calming, serene feel to it, a lovely place to sit and relax. The staff is very welcoming and their service is outstanding. While we only stayed one night, this hotel is a jewel and I will return for a longer stay next time I visit Lijiang, China.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 30, 2013
A Traveler
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotel guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
We stayed here for a week, lovely traditional, lots of stairs to the accomadation but away from the noise, the ladies were a great help even taking us to the bus stops which we would of never found, couldn't fault the place
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night trip Jul 13, 2014
Amanda
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location, lovely guest house"
Traditional guesthouse recently built on Lion Hill. Lovely antique furnishings throughout. Owner speaks excellent English and is very helpful. Rooms clean and comfortable but given wood build of house, the quiet depends on courtesy of other guests when they move around and talk in guesthouse. You can also hear the live music from the bar street below. We would not hesitate to stay here again given overall quality.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 2, 2014
Steven
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
A nice hotel overall
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 3, 2014
Gerald
SG
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Generally, a nice hotel just next to the old town."
It was a nice stay although the walk up to the hotel is quite a climb. luckily they do have porters who can assist you to manually carry the luggages up the hill.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 1, 2014
Gerald
SG

The following reviews were posted by hotel guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Un bon hôtel à Lijiang"
L'hôtel est bien situé sur la colline au-dessus de la vieille ville. Le personnel de l'hôtel sont très agréable.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 27, 2014
Roland
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice design interior, not easy to reach the hotel"
Due to road maintance, we hv to call the hotel staffs to help us pick the luggages n take ten mins to go to the hotel, after a very tough Stoney road. No good breakfast Nice hotel design Clean toilet with unstable water pressure, but hot water is available
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Feb 1, 2014
Leung
TW
4.0 / 5Excellent
"underbar utsikt"
Underbart läge med utsikt över Old town och Lion hill, mycket hårda sängar, svårt att hitta, taxichaufförerna kunde ingen Engelska, personalen mycket vänlig och hjälpsam trotts att deras engelskakunskaper är minst sagt skrala.men på det hela en angenäm upplevelse.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Nov 12, 2013
B-G
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Warm hotel with good service staff"
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 3, 2014
A Traveler
HK

TripAdvisor reviews for Zen Garden Hotel (Lion Mountain Yard)

Overall rating:Based on 123 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"a hotel with a very good atmospher and style"
04/14/16 Harald P Krefeld, Germany
very good service and the staff is very helpfull to make arrangements for their clients, the location is perfect and you can wlk to the old part of Lijiang. In the evening one can hear the musik from the bars, but it stopps at 11.30 evry night.
Overall Rating
"Learning aabout Lijiang"
04/10/16 WaveHogW Truckee, California
There is no better place to stay in Lijiang than at the Zen Garden Hotel. The owners provide access to information and knowledge that would be difficult to obtain elsewhere. The Lion Mountain Yard was designed by the architect husband and it is run by his intelligent and gracious wife. It is a wonderful place to stay for those who speak English, German and/or Chinese. Families with older children would be most welcome.
Overall Rating
"Amazingly tranquil till night hits"
01/19/16 Cat R Sydney, Australia
This hotel has a gorgeous set of tranquil courtyards and tea room, complete with goldfish and bonzai. Nice rooms with a great view. Pros: a great view, nice staff, free afternoon tea, larger rooms than Wuyi yard, heaters. Cons: night noise from bar street. Tips: impossible to find the first time so call when you hit the edge of the old city and they will pick you and your bags up, ring and book directly to get a much better price than through a booking service, bring ear plugs.
Overall Rating
"Lovely hotel if you can find it, but the nightclub noise is incredible"
01/13/16 Carol S Dungog, Australia
We tried and failed to find this hotel due mainly to lack of signs, poor maps and confusing alleys. The staff sent out a rescue party, and smoothed out the frustrations with afternoon tea served with views out over old town. Now though at 10.30, Its out of the way location up the hill is not helping. The competing noise from the night clubs below is incredibly annoying.
Overall Rating
"avoid"
11/28/15 Nicolas Z Bern, Switzerland
Stayed in what they call a "suite",dirty,cold, plastic bathroom covered with hairs,shower who doesn't work properly stained sheets,and the horrible karaoke sound of the bar nearby until late at night, on the top of that unfriendly staff and just a boiled egg and cold coffee for breakfast. It was was a real nightmare.
Overall Rating
"A surprising little hotel"
10/19/15 djoji Mannheim, Germany
the hotel is located in a side road in the historical center. even the main road is busy and noisy, you will find yourself in a quiet oasis. Furniture is traditional as the hotel itself. The staff is extremly friendly and helpfull to find your ways in and out the town center. Not to forget: you have a great view all over the historical center and the mountains. I enjoyed it very much and would return anytime again. Last thing to mention: simple but very good breakfast, the rooms are clean. the bathroom should be renovated soon.
Overall Rating
"Nice hotel with very friendly staff"
08/15/15 TCMP
Nice hotel with very friendly English speaking staff. Rooms are clean, breakfast good and location are great, right in the old town of Lijiang We had a great 5 nights stay. Great value and to recommended.
Overall Rating
"Great location and building, okay rooms..."
08/07/15 janeyk419 Midhurst, United Kingdom
After ten days in Yunnan, I had just one night in Lijiang and was a little disappointed by this hotel. In terms of location - right at the top of the old town - it can't be faulted. Great views over the rooftops from the rooms on the second floor. The building is a treat with fishponds and views and lots of seating. Service is okay, although it was difficult to get guidance or recommendations on the area immediately around the hotel. Perhaps I have been spoiled by the other hotels I visited in Yunnan but I thought the rooms were ordinary, motel style. Clean linen, decent bed but no drinking water, no tea or coffee (a kettle but nothing more) and most importantly, not much character. Breakfast was just about okay - hard boiled eggs, toast, rice porridge - but it was a bit disappointing not to have some cooked to order options. All of this is fine of course if the hotel is just somewhere to flop at the end of a hard day's exploring and fighting your way through the crowds in the old city; if that's all that you're after then there are probably cheaper options.
Overall Rating
"The staff take this lovely hotel to a whole new level"
04/30/15 Catherine W
This lovely little hotel has nice beds, crisp linen, clean bathrooms, lots of hot gushing water and a great ambience. And the staff are exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble - they were happy to book onward travel and more accommodation and they were exceptionally attentive toward my elderly travelling companion. Every staff member was charming and made our stay thoroughly enjoyable.
Overall Rating
"Best Service..."
04/19/15 bcsystems Ann Arbor, MI
We stayed 3 nights. Upon arrival, you are greeted, served tea, and some light snacks in a well decorated room. The grounds is like a zen garden with fish ponds and multi-floors. The rooms were not large but clean and comfortable. The location over looks the old city and 5 min walk to the heart of town. The service all around was just great and they seem to cater to westerners. A few of the staff speak light English. The two draw backs was being so close to old town bar street, the karaoke noise goes until 11:30pm. Also the breakfast options were a little light, wish they offered more variety.
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