The literal translation of Guilin is 'Forest of Sweet Osmanthus', and the streets of the city are still lined with these fragrant trees today. Traversing Guilin, visitors are constantly aware of the breathtaking hills and surreal rock formations, a unique backdrop to city life. To appreciate the vibrancy of modern Guilin, the city's pedestrianised tourist area is easily accessible. Artisanal specialities include silk scrolls, crystals and jade, while nearby Yangshuo can be visited to explore historic thoroughfares and buy local handicrafts and clothes.
Lakes & Mountains
Guilin is a magical collection of mountains and rivers, its limestone peaks forming a beautiful landscape evocative of Chinese art and cinema. In the shadow of the karsts are fascinating villages where locals still live off the river, despite the advent of tourism. The famous Diecai Mountain is just a short distance from the hotel, while other attractions include Elephant Trunk Hill, a stunning, ancient limestone formation at the confluence of the Li and Peach Blossom Rivers, and the other-worldy Reed Flute Cave.
Spa & Wellness
Befitting the scenic splendours of its Guilin location, the spa offers an authentic Asian retreat. Situated in a peaceful alcove of the hotel, there is a range of western treatments and facials to enjoy, along with restorative eastern massages and aromatherapy. Guests seeking complete relaxation can book a Half Day Spa Journey, while beauty treatments are available to prepare for special occasions. In the health club, a workout in the spacious, contemporary gym can be followed by time in the Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
Babysitting and childcare can be arranged. There is also a swimming pool area for children.