What are the 5 Best Hotels in Wulingyuan?
Welcome to Wulingyuan, home of the world-famous Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and the majestic Avatar Mountains. With its breathtaking scenery, Wulingyuan provides a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers. To ensure you make the most of your time in the area, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 hotels in Wulingyuan. From luxury resorts to budget-friendly hostels, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, this guide will ensure you find the perfect accommodation for your needs. Read on to discover our top picks!
- Banyan Tree Zhangjiajie
- Pullman Zhangjiajie
- Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon International Hotel
- Wulingyuan International Hotel
- Wulingyuan Huanglongshan Hotel
- Banyan Tree
The Banyan Tree Zhangjiajie is a luxurious 5-star hotel located in the heart of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in China. The hotel is renowned for its stunning views of the majestic sandstone pillars and lush green valleys of the park, making it an ideal destination for a tranquil getaway.
The Banyan Tree Zhangjiajie features a range of luxurious suites and villas to suit all tastes and budgets. Guests can choose from suites with a view of the breathtaking landscape or villas with private balconies that overlook the park. All rooms come with modern amenities such as air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi access.
Banyan Tree Hotel, Zhangjiajie Address:
Transformed from an old sugar refinery, the Yangshuo Sugar House (formerly Alila) has soon become one of the traveler’s favorite hotels due to its unique architecture style and amazing views.
The location of the Sugar House is convenient, it is about 15 minutes ride to the West Street (commercial area of Yangshuo), 10 minutes to the Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show Theater and 1.5 hours drive to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport. The outdoor swimming pool, garden, fitness center and many other facilities made this hotel a perfect getaway.
Best time to enjoy the Li River Cruise?
It is safer to enjoy the cruise from October to March and in May, July and August as it rains a little in Yangshuo.
How to get to the Li River Cruise?
There is no direct bus from Guilin city to the pier in Guilin. The only option is to rent a vehicle to the pier (the pier for the 3-star cruise is called Mopanshan Pier and the pier for the 4-star and 4.5-star cruises is Zhujiang Pier). For the private rafting, there are piers in Yangdi and Xingping.
Additional Li River Cruise Advice
- As at 4th October 2020, the return cruise from Yangshuo to Yangdi is available & operating. It typically operates between April to October. The same applies for the Yangshuo to Guilin return cruises.
- There are one or two vegetarian dish options on the 4-star and 4.5-star boats. If you are vegetarian, it is suggested that you have lunch at the very first beginning as some meat may drop into the vegetables when other passengers pick it.
- There is a security check at the pier just like that at the airport. It is recommended that you arrive at the pier 30 minutes at least in advance.
- All types of tickets on the 4-star and 4.5 star boats are capped with the same pricing due to the accounting reason. But the actual pricing is higher than that on the ticket.
- For the Private Li River Cruise Rafts, persons over 65 years of age and under 120 cms tall are not permitted on-board.
Opened in 2017, Amari Yangshuo is considered as one of the most convenient hotels in Yangshuo as it is located next to the West Street where guests can go shopping easily. You can also reach Yangshuo Park, Yangshuo TV Tower and Xilang Mountain quickly since these attractions are all in the hotels’ neighborhood.
All rooms in the hotel are well equipped with air conditioner, TV, Wi-Fi and other necessaries. There are also a gym, a spa treatment center, and a restaurant which offers good quality local and Thai food.
Building E, Yitian West Street, Yangshuo, Guilin Guangxi Zhuangzuzizhiqu, China, 541900
Opened in 2017, The Bamboo Leaf Yangshuo is located No. 48 Shibanqiao Village which is about 1.7 km from the West Street – you can reach the West Street in 30 minutes (by walking). This hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and roof bar, so it is a getaway during summer time. It is also popular around guests who traveling with children, as there is a children corner in the hotel.
For guests who’d like to explore the surrounding area, it is quite convenient too since it takes approx. 10 minutes ride to Yangshuo Park, 40 minutes to the Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show Theater. The Bamboo Leaf Yangshuo is a good option for those who’d take the Li River Cruise and want to relax in hotel in the afternoon as it is about 700 meters from the Yangshuo Longtoushan Pier.
48 Shi Ban Qiao Village, Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuangzuzizhiqu, China, 541900
Located in Yulong River area, Yangshuo Mountain Retreat is always one of most popular hotels in Yangshuo. Guests are amazed by the surrounding Karst mountain in the hotel’s neighborhood and enjoy walking/cycling around the area.
It takes approx. 1.5 x hourrs driveto Guilin Liangjiang International Airport or Guilin North/West Station, 60 minutes ride to Yangshuo Railway Station, and 20 minutes to the West Street. Please note, due to the local policy, private vehicles are not allowed to drive into the Yulong River restriction area, you’d need to take a local public shuttle bus for going to the hotel (the hotel can arrange).
Located at 212 Xiatang Village, Baisha Town of Yangshuo – the Yangshuo Tea Cozy offers a great environment to the guests. From the property, it takes approx. 10 minutes driving to the West Street, around 1.5 hrs ride to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport or Guilin West/North Station.
The hotel is decorated with traditional Chinese furniture, and all rooms are well equipped with fine bedding, guests can enjoy the great views of the Yulong River area from balcony. This is a great place if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday in the Yangshuo countryside.
212 Xiatang Village, Baisha Town, Yangshuo County, Guilin Guangxi Zhuangzuzizhiqu, China, 541901
Built in 2008, Green Lotus Hotel has really good location – you can simply reach the Li River, Green Lotus Peak and West Street by walking (5 to 10 minutes) and it is about 1.5 kilometer to the Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show Theater. From the hotel, it takes approx. 1.5 hrs ride to Guilin Airport or Guilin North/West Station, and it is around 60 minutes ride to Yangshuo Railway Station.
Green Lotus Hotel is the only officially rated 5 star hotel in Yangshuo Center (West Street), it is well equipped with an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, Chinese and western restaurants, and café and bar. You can also book the Multi function Hall or Conference Room (for large groups) if required.
Opened in 2015, Yangshuo Mountain Nest Boutique Hotel impresses guests with its great location and surrounding scenery. It takes approx. 20 minutes ride to the West Street (place for shopping and dining), 40 minutes to Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show Theater, 1.5 hrs driving to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport or Guilin North/West Station.
Guests can walk around the Yulong River Scenic Area and admire the charming views, enjoy the peaceful time in the countryside area. Please note, due to the local policy, private vehicles are not allowed to drive into the Yulong River restriction area, you’d need to take a local public shuttle bus for going to the hotel.
20 Longjiaoshan Road, Jima Village, Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuangzuzizhiqu, China, 541900
Yangshuo Moondance Hotel is recognized as one of the most popular boutique hotels in Yulong River area – it is located in Fenglou Village which is close to Ten Miles Gallery, Big Banyan Tree, Moon Hill and the Yulong River. The comfortable and cozy rooms as well as the seasonal outdoor swimming pool in the hotel amazed the guests. Yangshuo Moondance Hotel is in the countryside area but it just take approx. 10 minutes driving to West Street (from the main entrance).
For visitors to reach the hotel, it takes approx. 70 minutes ride from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport and 80 minutes ride from Guilin West/North Station, if traveling from Yangshuo Railway Station, it’d be around 60 minutes driving.
Built in 2015, XY Yun House is located in Yangjia Village, Xingping Town, Yangshuo which is far from the noisy/busy area of Yangshuo. It takes approx. 10 minutes driving to Yangshuo Railway Station, 50 minutes to the West Street, and 2.5 hrs to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport. The hotel is transformed from a local traditional-style bungalow, and guests can enjoy the mountain views from all rooms.
Unlike other hotels that equipped with modern facilities, XY Yun House doesn’t set TV in the rooms, in the evening, you can watch the movie in the open air ‘theater’ in the yard of hotel. This place is a perfect stop for family trip and those who’re looking for a quiet environment to get close with nature.
Yangjia Village, Xingping Town, Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuangzuzizhiqu, China, 541906
Reed Flute Cave
Would you like to know why several former US presidents had spoken highly of the Reed Flute Cave after visiting it? It features its own unique charm, which some consider to be distinct from any other attractions in the world!
Elephant Trunk Hill
Have you visited a hill standing in the middle of a river in the center of a city before? How about one shapred like an Elephant? In Guilin, there is such a hill – the 300 million year old Elephant Trunk Hill. It looks just like an elephant drinking water from the Li River!